Mike Bickle and International House of Prayer The Latter Rain Redivivus
By Bob DeWaay
Earlier this year the International House of Prayer (IHOP) sponsored a conference in Kansas City entitled Passion for Jesus that was heavily promoted toward young people. The purpose of the conference was to “cultivate intimacy with Jesus.” In the conference’s second session, IHOP president and director Mike Bickle preached a message based on an allegorical interpretation of a Matthew 25 parable in which he explained his end times theology and “revelation of the bridal paradigm.” Bickle claims that Jesus cannot return until something drastically changes in the church: “He is not coming any day. He is not coming until the people of God globally are crying out in intercession with a bridal identity under the anointing of the Spirit.1”
In light of the recent joining between IHOP and other ministries also involving kids, I thought it would be good to link this article from Critical Issues Commentary.
Please, if you have children be ever so careful in jumping the gun in this “missions” quest. Pray and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Lord would never want one of His to become so entangled in the false practices going on with IHOP and the rest. The links provided will take you to the rest of the article.
Mike Bickle’s Romantic Jesus
IHOP’s Bridal Paradigm
ISSUE 107 – July / August 2008
Recently I was given a CD of Mike Bickle speaking to a youth group at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) Passion for Jesus Conference in Kansas City. Bickle is full of zeal and passion as he speaks of the “Bridegroom Jesus” he has found in the Song of Solomon through “spiritual interpretation.” The message is central to his ministry as IHOP sees this new revelation of the “Bridal Paradigm” being extremely important for individual Christians to grow in God …