It is interesting that Vallotton seems to understand that not all dreams are from God but he fails to teach that regularly. All dreams are deemed God speaking to us. All have interpretive value to Vallotton. The reality is that some dreams are the result of bad pizza the night before. If you teach your six year old that their dreams are God talking to them what do you tell them when they have a nightmare? Teach a child how to interpret their own dreams? That level of subjectivity is bad enough when adults do it let alone unleashing it with the imagination of a child. What planet is Vallotton living on? You are going to explain imagery, allegory and substitutionary meaning to a seven year old? All this will be preparing them for is a lifetime of believing their wicked heart is God speaking to them. Teach them instead that God speaks to us through His Word. Teach them that the Word can always be believed.
"2. Expect them to hear from God. If we want our kids to experience the reality of a relationship with Jesus for themselves, teaching them to recognize the voice of God is a great start! Begin with small questions like, "If Jesus walked in the room right now, what would He say to that person?" By asking questions like this, you will teach them to not only hear from God but also feel what God feels for His beloved kids. Let's teach our children and grandchildren to encourage one another! Then, in time, ask them, "And what else would He say?" so that you can impart a hunger for more of God and model how to press in deeper." -- Kris Vallotton
Yes, our eight year olds really need to press in deeper. How else can they get that shift in the atmosphere? Ugh. Once again if you want to teach them to read the bible and instruct them on listening for what God is saying through His written word that would be great. Teaching them these esoteric practices of the flesh is inherently dangerous. Realize this is all selective hearing. If God walked into Kris Vallotton's room and told him to stop being a false teacher he would assume it was a clever disguise of the devil. When the enemy disguises himself as an angel of light and whispers in Kris Vallotton's ear that confirms his warped theology it is automatically considered confirmation. Let your children be children beloved. Bring them up in the admonition of the Lord and the instruction of His Word but leave this subjective garbage out of it.
"3. Include them in ministry. I love watching families minister together! We have a saying around here at Bethel that there's no such thing as a junior Holy Spirit. What we mean by that is children carry the power of Holy Spirit just as much as an adult would! Kids minister in our Healing Rooms every Saturday-- praying over people who travel here from all over the world to be touched by the healing power of God! Teach your kids how to pray for the sick and prophesy. I know you'll be amazed at the way the Lord uses them." -- Kris Vallotton
That is right Kris. There is no such thing as a junior holy spirit but there also are no scriptures supporting the notion that the adult Holy Spirit is indwelt and active in the lives of four year olds! What the bible does teach us is:
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were made to drink of one Spirit. -- 1Corinthians 12:13 (ESV)
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. -- Ephesians 1:13-14 (ESV)