IHOP (the restaurant) files new lawsuit against IHOP (the ministry) - KansasCity.com
I'm wondering how this will turn out, considering Mike Bickle teaches the acronym IHOP came from God Himself. To quote a source:
God spoke to me about four heart standards necessary for my future life and ministry. They are not the only values necessary in a New Testament church, but are the most neglected ones. In 1996, God corrected us as a local church, calling us back to these by using the acronym "IHOP."As the previously cited article explains, International House of Pancakes started using the IHOP acronym in 1973, some 23 years before Mike Bickle supposedly received his revelation. I have doubts that the argument "God gave it to me" would do well in a court case, but nonetheless it will be interesting to see how this develops.
1. Intercession: night and day prayer and worship affects our time
2. Holiness: the Sermon on the Mount lifestyle (Mt. 5-7) affects our thoughts and attitudes
3. Offerings: extravagant giving by living simply to give more to the harvest affects our money
4. Prophetic: confidence in God’s intervention (provision, protection, direction) and standing boldly in faith for what the Spirit is saying affects our security and identity (most difficult) [source; all emphasis in original]