Open Letter of Rebuke to Mike Bickle - Doug Perry, 2008

An Open Letter to Mike Bickle, the International House of Prayer, Forunner School of Ministry and other associated ministries - from Doug Perry, August 2008.

Dear Brother,

Mike, you don't know me. I doubt you ever even heard of me. I'm just a guy, but I'm a guy that was called by God to pick up the pieces in Kansas City and bring revival. I'm not the only one that was called, but there are only a few people that are in this unique position to speak to you and to write this letter. First, I take my authority for doing this publicly from 1 Timothy 5:19-20, “Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.” There are lots of witnesses that have been watching and stand with me in this, Brother. I'm asking you to repent.

Two and a half years ago God [November 2004] showed me a vision of how bad and dark things are and how angry God is at the church. I've been weeping and groaning and mourning ever since. He has totally turned my life upside down. I told him that I would do whatever it takes to turn this around. He said to restore the city churches. He said to start in Liberty, Missouri. He said that He would fulfill His promise to Kansas City and that it would start in Liberty. He said that many had tried but the time was running out and this was it. He began to show me some of the people that had tried before and how they went wrong. The Lord showed me that if He entrusts you with great responsibility and resources and you screw it up, He'll take it all away and give it to another - and He'll turn you over to the desires of your heart and your own depraved mind.

Some of the people called to bring revival to Kansas City are in jail, some are dead, some are languishing in painful physical or emotional diseases. Some were turned into successful ministries that look like they're prospering, but they're all full of dead bodies and don't even know it. God Himself will send a strong delusion on you if you don't carefully obey Him.

Read Deuteronomy 28. Please, Brother, I don't know if it's even possible for you to hear me, but please listen. You missed it. You're off the reservation. The Lord has turned IHOP and your other ministries over to a strong delusion and they're full of every kind of imaginable oppression and delusion. This was never what God wanted.

You didn't do the four things that God commanded you to do. He has been raising up people to replace you for years. Andrew Strom was one of the men sent to Kansas City [from New Zealand] to bring revival, but he couldn't keep it together either and now he's gone. There are many to whom God has promised the same role and calling and mantle that He promised you. I've met or heard of many of them. I pray that you will hear me, Brother. You've done massive damage to the Body of Christ. The thing you have built is not after His heart and it's full of pride and self and performance and delusion and love of money.

You were supposed to bring revival to the city. I'm from here. This is my city, too. I want revival and it should have come twenty years ago, but you made it too much about you. God said He would send false prophets from the very beginning and you would have to discern them. You tried to identify them and weed them out, but you didn't understand that He was speaking about the false prophets inside of YOU that needed to be guarded against the most. Satan isn't God's worst enemy – WE ARE. We are the ones that invite him in and listen to his lies. It's the Antichrist in our own nature that will get us.

I want you to know that God has fulfilled his promise to Kansas City. The Kansas City revival started - and it started on October 31st, 2005, when a fire began to burn in Liberty, Missouri. God restored the lampstand of Liberty, Missouri and a cloud began to rise and it's spreading. In August of 2006 God lit the lampstand of Kansas City, Missouri. Others around the country are being lit. God is restoring the city churches. it doesn't look at all like you or anyone else - including me - thought it would.

But it DID start - and it's snowballing and growing every day. “Where the Spirit of God is there is Liberty. The Kansas City revival will start in Liberty.” I'm told those were the words of Mahesh Chavda at your own conference. On October 31st, 2005 the Lord spoke to me that His eye had moved north of the Missouri River. I asked what that meant and He said that you had used up your last chance and His eye was seeking those who would obey. Later that night, on the darkest night of the year [Halloween], God lit a fire in Liberty that can't be put out and it's spreading.

There is no hope but repentance. When God turns you over to a strong delusion you cannot rebuke it off in the name of Jesus. You cannot get free until He releases you. You may not even be able to hear my words. But I've seen it over your buildings. I've seen it on your family. The curses of Deuteronomy 28 are afflicting you. I've seen it over everything you touch. It is real and it is horrifying and it is devastating the people of God.

I've held my tongue for a long time, but the Lord says it's time to speak. No more warnings. Now he's going to lift the skirts of all the priests that led the people to the worship of idols and God is going to show them for what they are. But Brother ... Brother, I do this with great fear because I know that if I make this about me, if I do this for any motive other than love, He might just turn ME over to something that will destroy me and I might not even know it.

You're welcome to contact me. I'm glad to meet with you. I'll tell you what's happened. I'll tell you what God has shown me about revival in Kansas City and all the people that have come before and the mistakes that were made and the City Church and what God really wants and what it's going to take to get Him to pour His spirit out on all flesh. He's given me the keys and now is the time. All that's left is whether you're going to repent and help or if He's going to steamroll over you. But He is going to fulfill His promises to Kansas City. Nobody, not me or you or Andrew or anybody is going to get in His way this time. I'm calling everyone that has been a part of this mess and participated in your ministries to repent so that we can go forward together and turn Kansas City around.

Please, Brother, I'm going to have to warn the people and keep warning them until you repent and bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance. I'm just a guy, I'm nobody really. It's just that I said I was willing to do anything and give up anything - and then God told me to do what He told YOU to do and you hadn't done yet.

Please hear me, Brother, please repent loudly and publicly and help bring revival to Kansas City. Please don't get in His way any more, please.

Doug Perry, Fellowship Of The Martyrs
(Mailed to leadership at IHOP in July 2008, then released on YouTube after no response.)


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