When Mike Bickle of IHOP speaks saints-don't listen.
Just happened to catch a snippet from an e-mail I got from "God TV" (that's a joke-it should be called God-less TV). These same people were the ones who broadcast Todd Bentley world wide to deceive thousands. http://www.god.tv/node/519
Photo shows Rory& Wendy Alec of God-less TV, with Mike Bickle at IHOP (International House of Prayer.)
He was telling all his large audience "Jesus will not come back until the church has shaken off the spirit of slumber, operates in the anointing of prayer and has a bridal identity"...now just where in scripture does he find that? While these things sound good, they are not truth, and we know a little leavens the whole lump. These teachings are so subtle, that the young and unlearned cannot distinguish truth from a lie.
He also states in this same video, "The center piece of what is on God's mind is to bring Heaven and Earth together." Oh really and just where do you get that from Mike Bickle?Where in the Word of God, does Jesus say that He will not return until the "church" has made herself ready? Show us in the Word of God Mike Bickle where you find these two statements -you can't because they are not there.
Jesus said, "Behold I come as a thief"
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.Jesus said "Be ye ready for in an hour that ye think not the son of man cometh"
Matthew 24:43-44, 48-51
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus speaks of the wise and the foolish virgins...Hello Mike Bickle!Matthew 25:1-13
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Many will say in that day "But Lord I did this in your name, and I taught that in your name "and He will say-I know you not, so beware Mike Bickle and all those who teach from your own hearts that which God has not spoken, and is not written, God will not hold him guiltless who teaches false hood to His people.
And saints beware who you listen to and follow, if it is not written, it is not of God. If what your taught cannot be found within the Word of God-trash it and fast, because a false Word will be burnt up, but the truth of the Word of God will stand for all eternity.