“There’s no biblical definition of contemplative prayer.” – Mike Bickle, IHOP-KC 
So, what if there was a way to go deeper with God? What if this was something the monks did centuries ago, but was still available today? There are wonderful spiritual experiences reported through this practice–and some say we can’t really know the fullness of God without it.
What if you went to a place that prayed and worshiped all the time, and this technique was approved and advocated by leadership? A place, for instance, like International House of Prayer.
Would you do it? If your leaders encouraged it? Would you go “deeper”?
This practice is called contemplative prayer. It is really the same thing as Eastern or new age meditation, and it offers the same gateway to spiritual deception. Contemplative prayer is foundational to International House of Prayer teaching. When Mike Bickle or other IHOP leaders speak about Catholic mystics like Teresa of Avila, or John of the Cross, they are speaking about contemplative prayer.
The following list of IHOP-KC VALUES has been removed from the web, a not uncommon response from IHOP-KC when a controversial teaching or statement is scrutinized:
V. IHOP-KC CORE VALUES
A. Values that are not implemented are not values. We need to ensure that we have a values conversion. We must help all IHOP-KC staff implement the IHOP-KC values.
B. Passion for Jesus via the Knowledge of God
1. Bridal paradigm of the Kingdom – Jesus as Bridegroom, King and Judge
2. Contemplative Prayer in intimacy with God – sitting at the feet of Jesus is not a waste. We emphasize “being” (who we are in God) more than “doing” (accomplishing tasks for God). Emphasizing being a lover of God before being a worker for God. Deep communion with the Holy Spirit. Absorbed in the contemplation of God. Inspire people to love Jesus passionately as extravagant lovers – Matt. 22:37; John 17:26; SoS 8:6.  (Bold mine)
Note that the Core Values list states, “We need to ensure that we have a values conversion. We must help all IHOP-KC staff implement the IHOP-KC values.”
If you are an IHOP person, I ask that you research contemplative prayer. Because, whether it is called “communing prayer” or something else, it is this practice that will usher in many of the false “christs” that our Lord warns us about.
And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.” (Matthew 24:4-5)
Contemplative prayer can change or determine a person’s theology. If you are reading this, pray for the IHOP leadership. Mike Bickle, Dana Candler (Read), Corey Russell, and many others have been deceived.
Deep in this meditative trance-state, people receive delightful falsehoods, for who can spew sweeter lies than the enemy of our Lord? Yet so many now believe they are at the feet of Jesus during this experience.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
If you are an IHOP person, or love an IHOP person, it is time to investigate. Please watch this video. It comes right to the point. Maybe you can share this with other IHOP people, particularly staff members. Watch video
2.(IHOP has removed this from the web.) http://forerunnermessengers.org/mike-bickle/house-of-prayer-by-mike-bickle/
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