See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; - Hebrew 12:15
From the files of you gotta be kidding me, IHOPKC decided recently that the best course of action amidst the Bicklegate scandal, was to have his sister preach. Yes, you read that correct. Tracey Bickle, sister of the predator Mike, was allowed to speak to the IHOPKC congregation recently where she proceeded to do her best to throw the attention off of her brother and blame the congregation. While I listened to the entire mess, I will only discuss the lowest lowlights here for the sake of time because we also have to address the Lathrop Report that was just released. This is the fake independent investigation that was again, designed to deflect as much as they could from Bickle, while trying to ensure IHOP itself survives this debacle. First however, let us deal with Tracey Bickle.
The fact that leadership would allow this reveals how much they hold the sheep in utter contempt. It is simply mind blowing that they thought this was even vaguely appropriate. I hardly blame Tracey as I would expect her to at least subconsciously defend her brother. I do not know why I would expect anything less from such a compromised leadership at IHOP. Tracey opens up by declaring proudly that she trusts Eric Volz and General Fuller, the two current people in charge of this unholy situation. Volz is nothing more than a PR flack and Fuller, who has been in charge less than a month, has already smeared the victims and refused to bring in truly impartial investigative resources. They are not merely participating in the cover up - they are the cover-up. Tracey however says she trusts them to navigate us through this season because the season is complicated and challenging. Allow me to uncomplicate it for you Tracey. Your brother is a sexual predator who has lied to everyone for decades while abusing the sheep of the Lord. It is not very complicated at all. When your brother was 42, he lied about a prophecy he claimed God gave him to lure a 19-year-old sheep into his bed. This was the daughter of a friend mind you, and the prophesy lie he told her was that God told him his wife would die so they could one day marry. This disgusting prophecy lie has been confirmed by other people as something Bickle routinely told other people as well. He did all of this, while building IHOP based on the prophecy lies of Bob Jones and Paul Cain, both of whom had their own sexual predator problems, Cain with children. Hope this uncomplicates things for you.
The point of her saying this of course is she wants things to appear to people as complicated as they can be. The muddier the waters the more folks will have doubt and they are hoping for as much doubt as possible. It's the same reason why the next words out of her mouth were, "are they going to make mistakes, eh probably but I trust them and that matters." Except it does not matter. She is saying it matters so she can readily dismiss planned and orchestrated schemes by IHOP leadership to protect the status quo as mere mistakes. No big deal, nothing to see here, move along. Except the heresy-Jedi mind trick does not work when one properly understands the bible. Here is the next nugget from Tracey Bickle's false sermon:
"This season is going to end and God will help us see where everything lands. I'm not looking for a positive or negative end, I am just looking to navigate my heart either way. We are talking about navigating our heart. I am not asking for your opinion of how the other sides are doing it. You know there is about 15 sides, amen. I'm asking you about you. How are you handling you. Not how are you handling the person next to you. Tracey has to do Tracey." - Tracey Bickle
Ok, so the sister of Mike Bickle is not looking for a positive or negative end to this, right. Once again, trying to make murky what is clear, she declares there are 15 sides. No there isn't Tracey. There are two. Right and wrong. Truth and lies. Your brother and his victims. We know what side you are on, which is why you should have never been allowed to speak here. It is not surprising that she does not want your opinions. Here is the start of the thrust of her false sermon. It is not about her brother. It is not about his abuses. It's about you. How are you handling the news that her brother is a predator? Let's watch this unfold in a spectacularly unbiblical manner.
"How to navigate disappointment. We see that in Cain. All we know sometimes is that Cain killed his brother but the story line is about disappointment. Cain was disappointed because he didn't get what he felt he deserved. Anyone feeling like you're not getting what you think you deserved? The beauty of the story is God said, I'm ok with that. I'm ok that you're mad at me. Come talk to me. What we see for the first time in human history is the first counseling session. We see God say to Cain, what are you angry at. I am asking you - what are you angry at. What are you actually mad at. Then God says why has your face fallen which means he was oppressed and depressed. I have found myself many times in these last months actually not wanting to get out of bed." - Tracey Bickle