The problem for Kris is the writer of Hebrews is referencing an Old Testament verse! Deuteronomy 31:6 is where God actually made this glorious promise. Sad teaching to open up his "guidebook." The rest of this opening is downright ignorant and scary. Saul wanted to hear from the Lord because He had already left him and would not answer in him in great peril. Nonetheless, the notion Kris puts forth that God has given us "authority" to operate in the spirit realm but that is also not supported in scripture. The truth is there is a spirit realm and Kris has no authority to operate in it. Despite this he tries, much like the seven sons of Sceva and with similar results. Kris is surrounded by and submitted to demonic forces that permeate Bethel. Just the notion of this guidebook is straight up demonic. That we can teach people gifts that only God can distribute. Once again, wow.
"Some ask, "isn't God in control of everything?" He is in charge, but He is not in control. Think about it; if God was in absolute control of the planet, there would be no sin, no death, no sickness, no child abuse, no murder, no hatred, etc. God is in charge of everything, but He has left us in control. In Psalm 115:16, we read, "The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men." The earthly realm is under the dominion and control of humankind. Therefore we must operate responsibly in the supernatural realm and establish guidelines for the prophetic ministry." - Kris Vallotton
:::Banging my head on my desk::: - no Kris. How blasphemous to declare God is not in control of everything. He gets this teaching from Bill Johnson. What Kris doesn't understand, and not surprisingly, is the will of God. The fact that God allows within His permissive will death and sickness and crime does not mean He authored it. Sinful man authors it and God allows it. Psalm 115:16 speaks nothing about God ceding control. That is absurd blasphemy. It does reveal the true danger of the teachings of Bethel and the NAR because this is core to their beliefs. That they are god and as god, they decide the guidelines for prophetic ministry even though the real God already has. Disgusting. Next Kris gives two times you should not give a prophetic word:
"When we are angry or have strong, negative emotional feelings toward the person or people for whom we have a prophetic word.
When we use prophecy as a "platform" to validate our personal doctrines or belief system." - Kris Vallotton
Once again, when you are God it all revolves around you. So if you are validating your personal beliefs or you have strong negative feelings - don't prophesy!! What is missing from this equation is God of course. If you are truly hearing from God and He really chose you as the vehicle then what does it matter if you hate the recipient? Kris is acting like Jonah did initially. God told him to bring a word of repentance to the Ninevites and because he hated them so much he disobeyed and went the other way. As long as you are truly hearing from God what does it matter if you are using it for a platform. More to the point, why should we even believe any word you have is from God if you are only using it to validate yourself? Essentially, Kris is admitting here that the word he receives is not from God. We agree. Now Kris gives five recommendations for delivery of prophetic words:
"1. It is not necessary or recommended to use King James English when prophesying. King James English will not validate that what we are saying is from God. It simply means that we read the King James Version of the Bible. Incidentally, Jesus didn't speak King James English, nor did He sound like Shakespeare.
2. It is important that our demeanor matches that of the Holy Spirit's. In other words, it is just as important for us to correctly present the tone in which the Holy Spirit communicated the word to us as it is what He said. It is seldom necessary for us to yell--increasing the volume of our voice does not improve the prophecy. The tone of voice in which we say something to a person communicates just as much as the words themselves.