Let’s start at the very beginning…. A very good place to start. When you read you begin with A,B,C… and when we talk about IHOP it’s false prophecy…
The International House of Prayer (IHOP) movement was birthed on May 7, 1999 by Mike Bickle. It began as a 24/7 prayer movement but quickly grew into something much greater and more dangerous.
Before you jump into any organization, you should take a moment to research how it originated, thereby understanding the foundation upon which it is built. IHOP is built upon a foundational document called The Blueprint Prophecy, which Mike Bickle allegedly received by a mystery prophet. It was later supposedly confirmed through a supernatural encounter, Mike Bickle claims to have had, which included an angel and a demon.
According to Mike Bickle, the original Blueprint Prophecy was received on March 26, 1984. I wonder why it was not released to the public until 2002, AND why at that point portions of it were still withheld. Even today portions of the document have not been made public. Strangely enough, another version of the Blueprint Prophesy was released in 2006 and yet another revised version in 2009. If you read all three versions (and I have) you will find that each new release has been altered from its previous version.
I find this disturbing for many reasons. First, when God gives a prophetic word it is true, factual and comes to pass exactly as He said it would. It is not somewhere between 10% and 65% accurate, as are the so-called prophesies coming out of IHOP; but that’s a topic for another day. Nowhere in the Bible does a prophet change the information given him by God because he “doesn’t understand it,” as was Bickle’s excuse. When asked to define his prophetic movement, Bickle stated, “our movement is about standing boldly in faith for what the Spirit is saying.” Evidentially, where Mike Bickle is concerned, the Spirit is fickle and keeps changing his mind. OR Bickle’s arrogance has reached such proportions that he now believes he has the right to change the very words of our Lord. OR, could it be that Mike Bickle knows the Blueprint Prophesy didn’t come from God, thereby he has no fear in altering it? What do you believe…. is God a liar or is Mike Bickle the liar?
Second, and of deepest concern, is the type of information that has been altered and/or removed from the Blueprint Prophecy. I’ll give you an example:
In the 2006 version, it reads: “The Out-Pouring of the Latter Rain shall be released in this area and upon this city.”
The 2009 version reads: “The outpouring shall be released in this area and upon this city.”
Now, I ask you, did God change His mind about the Latter Rain movement? Or, perhaps, did Mike Bickle decide to remove the mention of the Latter Rain from the Blueprint Prophecy because, by this time, the Latter Rain theory had already been proven a ridiculous doctrinal aberration by the entire apostolic movement? Again I ponder, is God a liar or is Bickle trying to cover his own ass?
This is one tiny example in a sea of frightening findings…findings I will be sharing on this blog over the next few months.
Since Mike Bickle calls the Blueprint Prophecy the “foundational document of IHOP”…. I have to ask myself, how solid is that foundation? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t stand on it until I researched it further.
If you don’t want to wait for my posts, look deeper into IHOP for yourself, and start with these topics: Latter Day Rain, Joel’s Army, Manifest Sons of God, Bob Jones, Paul Cain, The Ernie Gruen Document…. There’s a whole lot more, but these are the foundational building blocks that will get you started.
Matthew 24:24 “For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.”