Top of the Week: Mike Bickle Releases Statement Amid Investigation

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Mike Bickle Releases Statement Amid Investigation

In recent months, the Christian community has followed the ongoing investigation into allegations against Mike Bickle, the founder of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). As a prominent figure in the evangelical world, Bickle has been a source of inspiration and spiritual guidance for many. However, recent events have brought his leadership and character into question.

Now, Mike Bickle has released a personal statement amid the allegations made against him and the corresponding investigation:

To my Family and Friends, December 12, 2023:

With a very heavy heart I want to express how deeply grieved I am that my past sins have led to so much pain, confusion,
and division in the body of Christ in this hour. I sadly admit that 20+ years ago, I sinned by engaging in inappropriate
behavior—my moral failures were real. (I am not admitting to the more intense sexual activities that some are suggesting).
I hate my sin and I see it as serious and grievous before a holy God. I take all sin seriously, so on those occasions
I quickly and sincerely repented in a way that resulted in receiving assurance from God followed by a daily resolve to live
holy in all of my ways. God graciously helped me to respond in those times with a broken and contrite heart that was
filled with godly sorrow. To this day, I remain sorrowful about those past failures.

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Tony and Carla Evans Married in Private Ceremony

Pastor Tony Evans, the renowned leader of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, has recently entered into a new chapter of his life as he exchanged vows with Carla Crummie in a private ceremony surrounded by family and close friends. The joyous news was shared by the church on social media, accompanied by a heartwarming photo of the couple.

Pastor Evans, 74, had previously lost his beloved wife, Lois Evans, to biliary cancer in 2019. The couple had been married for 49 years and shared four children, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Anthony Evans Jr. and Crystal Evans Hurst. Lois was an integral part of Pastor Evans’ ministry and played a significant role in the founding of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and The Urban Alternative, a media ministry that reaches millions of listeners across 130 countries.

A Divine Union

In September 2023, during a celebration service for his birthday at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Pastor Evans revealed that he was engaged to Carla Crummie. He shared that both he and Carla had experienced the loss of their spouses and that God had brought them together in a beautiful way.

Jonathan Cahn Reveals the End Times Hanukkah Mystery

In a recent video, Jonathan Cahn revealed the end times mystery of apostasy as it relates to Hanukkah.

“People have a picture that it’s going to be suddenly evil comes on the world as if the Antichrist just flew in from another world, turns everything upside down, takes over some evil government, comes into power. That’s not the way Hanukkah happened; it’s not the way it’s going to happen in the end times either. First, there will come an apostasy.” Cahn said.

Cahn first explained that what makes the Hanukkah menorah different than others is that it has nine lights instead of seven, including one in the middle which is meant to be the light assisting all the others by lighting them up, just as the Messiah is the light of the world.

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Prophetic Accuracy: When the Insignificant Becomes Significant

When I was a young man searching for truth, I spent untold hours comparing different belief systems. I had been raised in Judaism, but as I compared what I read in Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) with what I was seeing and experiencing in my synagogue community, I became a questioner. I sincerely wanted to believe in Judaism and the G-D of the Bible. In my search, I studied many of the religions, but my search for truth kept bringing me back to Judaism. 

Judaism and the Hebrew Bible were a unique combination because the Hebrew Bible is the only book on which a faith was established that contains both prophecies and fulfilled prophecies. Many of these prophetic words were seemingly impossible when they were first spoken or written and then were fulfilled hundreds of years later. 

My coming to believe in Yeshua as Messiah was largely influenced by the hundreds of prophecies that were given concerning the Messiah that were fulfilled by Yeshua, including His place of birth and the vivid description of His death. If you haven’t studied the more than 300 prophecies about Messiah completed in Yeshua’s life, I encourage you to take the time to do so, it will increase your faith in Him and the accuracy of the Bible. 

2024: A Year of Reformation and Revival

As the world continues to face a multitude of challenges, it is more important than ever to hold onto our faith and trust in Jesus Christ. In the midst of these trials, a prophetic word from Joseph Z, as shared in an exclusive interview with Charisma News, sheds light on the future and provides hope for believers.

The Prophetic Word: A Time of Revival and Reformation

During the interview, Joseph Z shared a prophetic word that he received from the Lord, which included a timeline of events and a vision of a giant tornado. Despite the seemingly negative nature of these events, the Lord revealed that there would be a time of Revival and Reformation in the midst of the storm.

This message is a powerful reminder that even in the darkest moments, God is still at work. He is calling His people to run towards the battle, not away from it, and to stand firm in their faith. As we navigate the end times, we can take comfort in the knowledge that God is with us and that He has a plan for our lives.

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