It’s easy to sit back and complain about life’s circumstances. It’s easy to whine and bitch and moan about the things we don’t like or of which we don’t approve. The hard part is putting those words into action. The uncomfortable part is rising from your seat of complaint and publically taking a stand either for or against something. The scary part is coming face-to-face with the opposition and being torn down, ostracized or labeled “trouble-maker.”
As of today, the last day of August 2012, I have received countless personal notes from people all over the country and from other countries who have escaped the IHOP movement. Many are secretive about their identity for fear they will be labeled or targeted negatively; but they are eager to share their experiences while inside this cult group. It isn’t surprising that their stories are the same and that the information they give is the same. Demonic encounters. Contemplative meditation involving the use of repetitive mantras. Praying TO the Holy Spirit and asking for prophetic visions. Mandatory fasting invoked by the physical removal of all food from the premises. Denial of the right or ability to leave the campus or phone their family members. These people have been through hell and back and are now reaching toward others to warn them not to get involved with IHOP and to free the ones that are still trapped.
This International House of Prayer is not a safe haven for believers to assemble and pray together. It is an underground sect of leaders who falisfy prophetic visions, twist Scripture and manipulate the very Word of God to suck young people in. It is a cult of warped Christianity built upon a foundation of lies.
Throughout history change has come because people have stood against the wrong and the dangerous. People deserve the truth.
“And the truth shall set them free.” John 8:32