“The Prosperity Priestess and the pied piper of IHOP” by Marsha West

Joyce Meyer is scheduled to speak at IHOP-KC’s Onething Conference in December. Marsha West examines this Mike Bickle/Joyce Meyer “team-up” and the implications thereof.

You can read the entire Marsha West article by linking HERE

Beth Moore, contemplative prayer, and Rome

Contemplative prayer, which is essentially Eastern/New Age meditation wrapped in Christian terminology, has done much damage. Alcoholics Anonymous, God Calling, and Jesus Calling by Sarah Young all have contemplative prayer as a spiritual root. Read

Has contemplative prayer has affected (infected) Beth Moore? It seems that so many have wandered from biblical understanding, and some of these are influential, such as Mike Bickle, Bill Johnson, and yes, Beth Moore. Much of their doctrinal confusion must be attributed to contemplative prayer.

Lighthouse Trails has an article dealing with Beth Moore and her “Spiritual Awakening” … if you are unfamiliar with this, or are a fan of Beth Moore’s, please read this. You can go to the article by clicking right HERE

Mike Bickle acknowledges Catholic, contemplative influence on IHOP-KC

From the Office of Public Relations, Franciscan University of Steubenville:

“The International House of Prayer (IHOP) was founded in 1999 by Mike Bickle, who says that many IHOP teachings draw upon the works of St. John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, as well as contemporary Catholics including Father Henri Nouwen and Father Thomas Dubay, SM. The IHOP 24 hour prayer room, he says, was inspired by the spiritual practices of Catholic European monks, such as St. Bernard of Clairvaux. ‘I’ve always had a passion for Catholic-Christian unity, and enthusiastically welcome this years Catholic track,’ says Bickle. ‘We may have different religious traditions, but we focus on fellowship, and unity and Jesus being glorified in prayer, worship, and teaching.’” [1]

Endnotes:
1. (11/9/12) http://www.franciscan.edu/NEWS/2012/Catholic-Track-at-Onething-2012/

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Joyce Meyer speaking at IHOP-KC “Onething” Conference, December 2014

Last year it was Francis Chan who spoke at the International House of Prayer’s “Onething” Conference. Chan’s participation was, at least initially, a public relations bonanza for Mike Bickle and IHOP-KC. Video

In 2012 Mike Bickle had a Catholic track scheduled for “Onething,” although this was never announced on the IHOP website. While this event/track was canceled, the very fact that Bickle would have allowed it is indicative of an ecumenical outlook. This is not surprising due to the heavy Catholic, contemplative influence that Mike Bickle and IHOP-KC are immersed in. Read

Scheduled for December 2014 “Onething” conference are Joyce Meyer, Phil Wickham, and Keri Job. Link

Joyce Meyer?

We will continue to cover this as it unfolds.

(If you want to research Mike Bickle and IHOP-KC, click Here)

BONUS: Mike Bickle acknowledges Catholic, contemplative influence on IHOP-KC

Protestants who don’t unite with Catholics are guilty of “Spiritual Racism”

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1)

What are the strands that will be woven together to form the false church?

Tony Palmer states he receives financial support from Kenneth Copeland and claims he has been “consecrated” by Pope Francis to be a bridge for further unity among Protestants and Catholics. You may have seen the message from the Pope that Tony Palmer played at Kenneth Copeland’s convention. It is included in the above video.

According to Palmer, “…the protest of Luther is over. And therefore now we are all living in a post-Protestant era…” (8:00 in video)

The Protestants who disagree are suffering from “spiritual racism.” (8:40)

But…is unity with the Catholic Church even possible?

Palmer says, “It’s the glory that glues us together, not the doctrines. If you accept that Christ is living in me and the presence of God is in me and the presence of God is in you that’s all we need. Because God will sort out all the doctrines when we get upstairs.” (13:48)

Really? The Lord will sort out all the doctrines in heaven? Christ is very concerned with doctrine (teaching) and deception cannot take place without departure from His doctrine.

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. (1 Timothy 4:16)

Palmer, from the Anglican tradition, has served three popes. He uses a 1999 document between Catholics and Lutherans (?) as indication that the Catholic Church now lines up with Protestant (biblical) understanding of justification.

Yet, the Council of Trent’s ruling of hundreds of years ago has never been overturned by the Catholic Church. That historic ruling makes clear the division in belief. http://carm.org/council-trent-canons-justification

What about the Pope’s “infallibility”? http://www.reachingcatholics.org/eternal.html

And what about praying to Mary and the saints?
I am the Lord, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8)

What about seeking forgiveness of sins through a priest?
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus… (1 Timothy 5:6)

And what about the Eucharist? http://www.gotquestions.org/Holy-Eucharist.html

What about purgatory? Where in the Bible is there a temporary version of afterlife suffering? http://home.earthlink.net/~ronrhodes/Purgatory.html

Pope Francis is clearly a kind man, and a humble man. But that is not the issue. I am grateful for the stand Catholics take on abortion. I am very grateful for my Catholic education and my Catholic friends. But that is not the issue.

Catholicism is not biblical Christianity.

Mike Bickle of International House of Prayer tried to bring the Catholics into his One Thing conference several years ago. Fortunately, this did not happen. Link

There will be other efforts, as we can see by this Kenneth Copeland supported gentleman, Tony Palmer. Are we watching the beginnings of the charismatic movement (Copeland, Bickle etc.) aligning with Catholicism?

Pay particular attention to the last six minutes of this video.

And do not be deceived.

Bonus: Pope offers different versions of salvation?

Want information on Mike Bickle and International House of Prayer?

Many, many people are interested in what is happening at Bethel Redding and International House of Prayer. Here is a link to Apostasy Watch, where information has been gathered about Mike Bickle and IHOP-KC. You will find contemplative and Catholic influence, an incorrect view of endtimes, and much more. LINK:
Apostasy Watch

Also, for extremely thorough analysis of what IHOP-KC teaches, go to Herescope and Herescope

Explaining contemplative prayer

Why is IHOP-KC’s obsession with contemplative prayer so dangerous? Of course, it is not just Mike Bickle’s organization that is so involved with this deceptive practice. Not by a long shot.

Lighthouse Trails has just released a booklet/tract, So You Want to Practice “Good” Contemplative Prayer…What’s Wrong With That?

Written by Lynn Lusby Pratt, this offers a clear and concise definition and explanation. If you have friends in the International House of Prayer, or in A.A. and practicing Step 11, or in a mainstream church–or anywhere else where this anti-biblical meditation can be found–this is a valuable resource.

This booklet/tract is sold individually, or in multiples.

If you want to read it, here is the Link.

Francis Chan as IHOP-KC’s public relations agent?

How often will IHOP-KC use Francis Chan’s words from the Onething Conference 2013 for recruitment or public relation purposes?

In this video, The Deception of the International House of Prayer, we are given a good look at IHOP’s disturbing associations and practices.

Send this to someone.

(Video by Psalm86 Youtube Channel)

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Francis Chan endorses IHOP’s Mike Bickle

Francis Chan preached at IHOP-KC’s Onething Conference, and he preached up a storm. At the beginning he said, “There’s people who told me not to hang out with [Mike Bickle]. Words like ‘creepy’ came up. … I love his heart. I just want to publicly say I love Mike Bickle.”

Recognizing a great public relations opportunity, IHOP turned this into a short video: Watch video (Give it a few seconds to come on)…

I often wonder about decisions made by Pastor Chan and author Joel Rosenberg, two men who seem truly committed to Christ, yet lack…discernment. I know this statement is going to get me in trouble with some.

Pastor Chan’s sermon dealt with the wrath of God as well as the love of God. It was powerful. He prayed before he began, and he prayed hard. You can watch the whole thing here: Watch video

Should Pastor Chan have endorsed Mike Bickle? No. But, go ahead, you make the call: Read

Jesus Calling is Amazon’s 5th best selling book for 2013

Slate Magazine wryly notes that the successful sales of Jesus Calling means, “We’re desperate for guidance from Jesus, even if it’s just an author named Sarah Young pretending to be Jesus.” [1]

An author pretending to be Jesus would be bad enough, but Jesus Calling seems a product of spirit dictation, much like its predecessor, God Calling.

There is no denying the impact this book is having upon church and culture. It is one more step toward the contemplative “christ.”

This imposter (or imposters**) has been helped along by Rick Warren, Mike Bickle, and many others. Warren’s Daniel Plan brought Eastern/New Age meditation advocates before unsuspecting Christians.  Read

Contemplative prayer is foundational to Mike Bickle’s International House of Prayer. Read

This is going to get much worse, because so many are now trusting and relying on their leaders rather than the Word of God.

Related: Fake “jesus” flatters in Jesus Calling Read

Related: Alcoholics Anonymous and Jesus Calling have God Calling in common Read

**And Jesus said to them, “See that no one misleads you. For many shall come in My name saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.” (Matthew 24:4-5)

HT: http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/

Endnotes:

1.  Slate article

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