Here we get our first bible fragment, referring to Acts 10:34 but Kris completely mangles the purpose of the text. It is not to say that because Johnny is rich you should be too! That is simply prostituting the Word of God. Now God COULD make you as rich as Johnny or as poor as the poorest vagrant in this world. THAT is what it means that he is no respecter of person. Just like He could take Johnny and make him destitute or require his life that very night. THAT is how He is no respecter of person. Alexander the Great had conquered the known world by age 30 but was dead at 33. This is the problem Kris always has. His teaching so far has made Johnny Rich the story. He is the one you want and desire to be like. He is what you ought to covet. Jesus? Eh, not so much.
"Oftentimes God sends an answer in the picture of something He wants to do in our lives, but if we have a poverty mindset we respond by being jealous of it instead of embracing it.
You were made like Jesus, in God's image ... However, it isn't until you see Him that you become like Him (1 John 3:2). The same thing is true in other aspects of life. You can't become something you haven't seen!" -- Kris Vallotton
I know I have asked a couple times to seriously consider what is being taught here but this requires some serious consideration beloved. The Bible is God's Word to us. It is not meant to be sliced and diced to extract portions that fit an unbiblical narrative we are pimping. What Kris does here is simply abhorrent and disqualifies him from dividing the Word of Truth. 1John 3:2 was written by God through the Apostle John for a reason. Kris has been trying to prostitute the idea that in order to become something you must first see it. He has no biblical text to support such an egregiously stupid statement so he resorts to trying to find a text he can pretend supports this notion. This is the text in question:
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. -- 1John 3: 2 (ESV)
This verse is speaking about the second coming of Jesus Christ not some universal principle about not being able to become something until we see it! Here is what Gill's Exposition has to say about the "we shall be like Him" portion:
we shall be like him; in body, fashioned like to his glorious body, in immortality and incorruption, in power, in glory, and spirituality, in a freedom from all imperfections, sorrows, afflictions, and death; and in soul, which likeness will lie in perfect knowledge of divine things, and in complete holiness; - Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Yes! The glorious body that awaits us! Immortality! Incorruption! Freedom from all imperfections, sorrows, afflictions, and death itself! Our likeness to Christ is found in the perfect knowledge of divine things and in complete holiness! Or you can go for Kris Vallotton's interpretation and finally get Johnny Rich's car. I do hope we are seeing the problem with such an utterly carnal theology.