International House of Prayer

IHOP portrays itself as Christ-centered and as a testimony to the power of God working in lives.

On May 7, 1999, the International House of Prayer Missions Base (IHOP–KC) was founded by Mike Bickle and twenty full-time “intercessory missionaries” who cried out to God in prayer with worship for thirteen hours each day. Four months later, on September 19, 1999, our prayer and worship expanded to the full 24/7 schedule. IHOP–KC is an evangelical missions organization that is committed to praying for the release of the fullness of God’s power and purpose as we actively win the lost, heal the sick, feed the poor, make disciples, and impact the seven spheres of society (family, education, government, economy, arts, media, and religion). Our vision is to work in relationship with the larger Body of Christ to serve the Great Commission, as we seek to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people.(source)

The truth is IHOP is just another man-centered movement based upon a system of false teachings which have been peddled for decades.

The Use of Prophecy

We Affirm that the Bible is the inerrant and sole objective source of direction and wisdom for the life of a believer. We believe in the operation of the prophetic ministry as a source of edification, exhortation, and comfort from the Lord (1 Cor. 14:3). We believe that the subjectivity of the prophetic ministry must be vigorously tested against the inspired and infallible Scriptures that God gave for doctrine, reproof, correction, and for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16).

We Deny that subjective prophetic experiences are equal to the inspired Word of God. In other words, all personal prophecy must uphold and honor the Scripture.

Explanation: Simple prophecy is limited to edification, exhortation, and comfort (1 Cor. 14:3). It is to enrich our spiritual life, rather than give direction in the domestic areas of our life. Edification speaks of spiritually building or edifying someone’s spirit by confirming their destiny or God’s purpose for their life. The most common way to edify through simple prophecy is to give a Scripture that has been previously important to them. Exhortation includes calling people to persevere and not give up on their promises to God in hard times, and not give in to sin. Comfort speaks of making known God’s perspective in a great disappointment or setback in a person’s life by giving God’s perspective in telling them that God has a plan in their time of pressure.

We urge people to avoid giving others prophetic direction in the domestic areas of their life. This includes issues related to spousal designation, bearing children, changing jobs, moving, buying or selling (i.e. house), or leaving one church for another, etc. We may give godly counsel to one another in domestic areas without presenting it as a prophecy. Personal prophecies should be given with others as witnesses (we request that prophecies be recorded when possible). Some people have an over-reliance on dreams for direction in their domestic lives. God never intended to direct people mostly by dreams. Yes, God does use dreams to give some direction; however, dreams are not to be a substitute for gaining wisdom from Scripture. Some people rely on dreams for decisions because it absolves them from responsibility and lacking wisdom if the decision turns out to be wrong (Eccl. 5:3, 7).(source)

It’s evident when you research IHOP and it’s leaders that they do not obey their own statement of faith and beliefs.

False prophetess Julie Meyer’s piano prophecy!

1 Timothy 4:1-8 (NIV)
1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

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  1. jr says:

    This is going on in the IHOP in North Atlanta.

    Looks a lot like what happened in Toronto Vineyard

    This will hurt so many people!!!

  2. Angela says:

    I use to be a part of IHOP for about 4-5 years or so. I always felt that there was something wrong with the whole “setup”, but The Lord led my Dad away from the Apostate church and into seeking God through His word. And not too long later The Lord finally got a hold of me, and I turned to His word and stopped going on the high from the “next prophetic word”, as IHOP does teach weather they admit it or not. My sister went down to Kansas City, MO IHOP school and it messed her up. She disagreed with what they were teaching and when she had a meeting with the higher ups, my I guess they couldn’t take my sister showing them what the Word of God says, opposed to what they were teaching, and so they told my sister they would send her to Toronto- to where the blessing is. But, they also told her not to tell her parents. Not too long later she came home. Now she doesn’t agree with IHOP, but deceiving spirits have been lying to her and I believe they came in through IHOP! While down at IHOP the higher ups prophecied to her that she was going to marry a certain guy. Needless to say that was FALSE! Now she believes everyone is going to hell except her and a few more in the world and she doesn’t believe that John, 1John, 2John, 3John, or Revelation is the inspired word of God. She believes that The Church died with the Apostles ans you can only imagine what kinds of other things. She is hurting, but very much deceived. She truly wants the truth, but is being lied to and believing the lies.

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