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Overview -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Bickle has known both the exhilaration and the confusion caused by prophetic ministry. As a young pastor not personally inclined toward prophecy, he was taken by surprise by the upsurge of the gift in his own church. Feeling almost ambushed by God, he looked for help and advice, but with little success. Thus began an often painful journey away from "prophetic chaos" toward a clearer understanding of God's order. It is out of this experience he now writes for all those who are interested in seeing prophetic ministry developed in the church today.
Community Description Mike Bickle has know both the exhilaration and the confusion caused by prophetic ministry. As a young pastor not personally inclined toward prophecy, he was taken by surprise by the upsurge of the gift in his own church. Feeling almost ambushed by God, he looked for help and advice, but with little success.
Thus began an often painful journey away from "prophetic chaos" toward a clearer understanding of God's order. It is out of this experience he now writes for all those who are interested in seeing prophetic ministry developed in the church today.
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Studio: Creation House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884194264 ISBN13 9780884194262
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More About Mike Bickle
Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer Missions Base of Kansas City, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship that is engaged in many evangelistic and inner city outreaches along with multiple justice initiatives, planting houses of prayer, and training missionaries.
The International House of Prayer has continued in non-stop prayer led by worship teams since September 19,1999, and is committed to combining 24/7 prayers for justice with 24/7 works of justice. Around 1,500 people (staff members, students, interns) serve full-time on the missions base, investing fifty hours per week in the prayer room, classroom, and ministry outreaches. Mike is also the founder of the International House of Prayer University which includes a full-time Bible school, music school, and media school.
Mike is the author of several books including Passion for Jesus, Growing in the Prophetic, The Pleasures of Loving God, After God’s Own Heart, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night and day prayer, and the end times.
Mike Bickle currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri.
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Growing in the Pathetic Jan 12, 2007
Unfortunately, Mr Bickle's book is little more than unauthoritative ideas taught with authority. Many of his statements of truth begin with, "I belive that" and "I am convinced that" followed by teachings that cannot be proven in the Bible.
He lifts up Paul Cain as a prophet equal to Old Testament prophets. Hmm. Cain has claimed that Jesus rode in the car with him one day and in order to discourage his upcoming marriage, placed his hand on him and removed all sexual temptation from him for life. Of course, Cain would later fall into sexual sin. Old Testament prophets aren't what they used to be.
Bickle is the prophetic movement's damage control arm. He is there to do the PR when things go wrong. For example, in this book he relates that one time a prophecy happened where a man told another man he was to have a music ministry. Bickle says that guy blew the prophecy because what he really saw was musical notes surrounding the guy. He interpreted the prophecy wrong. Oh, if only God would stop being so unclear!
I could go on, but I don't want to take the time. If you are a believer, pick read ALMOST ANY book on Bible interpretation and learn to discern truth from falsehood. If only Bickle had done so as a young man, we wouldn't be subjected to such nonsense.
Kansas City Metro Dec 8, 2005
Mike Bickle is not just a great author...but he has sheparded a move of God. He is a great man of God with tremendous incite. He is also balanced and not overly emotional nor drawn to extremes.
I would recomend not only this book...but anything by him.
Insightful Feb 17, 2005
The author tells of his own journey away from "prophetic chaos" toward a clearer understanding of God's order. Out of this experience he conveys insights beneficial for the development of prophetic ministry in the church today.
Helpful and Important Sep 6, 2000
This book is enormously helpful. At first I sort of cringed and considered Mike Bickle to be hyper-analytical about the whole "prophecy thing." But after completing the book and coming to understand the extraordinary outpouring of the gift of prophecy at his church, I found his viewpoint and "hyper-analytical" approach to be a great gift and a crucial tool for keeping the proper focus (on the Creator) at his Kansas City church. What a blessing it is for others to have this very practical guidebook. For those who are "new" to the prophecy gift, I recommend Jack Deere's "Surprised by the Voice of God" for a more "passionate" picture. Then Bickle's book makes for a very nice and helpful "follow up" guide.
Steering the prophetic the right way ..! Jun 9, 2000
This is a prophetic package when unfold reveals the heart of Mike Bickle who longs to see the powerhouse of the prophetic movement balance between sound teaching and action application. For someone who does not profess to be prophetic, Mike owes a lot of his experiences to the surrounding osmosis from his prophetic company.
This book is basically an oasis of Mike's experience. The substance of the content is exceptionally rare as understanding the prophetic requires us to move beyond the corral of theology knowledge. It takes a good drill of application experiences to appreciate the positive effects and avoid the abuse of the prophetic. Through a host of honest trials and overt errors, the making of "Growing in the prophetic" is realized for our benefit.
By reading this book, you will find out that when teachings steep to the taste of high flying individuals, prophetic ministry will turn volatile and can potentially burst into a host of damaging effects. Mike Bickle is here to firm up the prophetic application based on truthful and biblical teaching.
One of the immediate requisition of the prophetic is the admission of strong kinship relationship and constant accountability. Such requirement is foundational and creates boundary of peace, joy and covering for those who operate in this calling. However when individuals choose to walk out of such privileged dimension, the light of God dims slowly, susceptibility to all kinds of weird and strange acts are bound to manifest and latch on them.
You will discover moving into the prophetic is actually a maturation process which can be measured by different levels of gifting. I appreciated the way Mike punctuated each teaching with life examples. Paul Cain, Bob Jones and others powerful prophetic figures are included as additives to his examples because of their reputed ministries and global recognitions.
I thank Mike for his honesty. It's people like him we can steer the prophetic ministry into great usage and reap powerful results that God intended it to be. I am sure Mike Bickle has more to say about the prophetic since this book was first released ...