We receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of conversion. That is when we are sealed by Him. Salvation is not a birthright beloved. You as parent cannot guarantee the salvation of your children. This is a treacherous teaching from Vallotton. How did these children receive the Holy Spirit in his paradigm? Because their parents are in his church. Wow. The reason the bible says to discipline and instruct them in the Lord is so that when older they can return to these teachings and experience their own conversion. What Vallotton is teaching Bethel kids to do is "play saved." What he is advocating for here is pure evil. To teach little kids to assume whatever pops into their imagination is God speaking and then have them speak it prophetically over random people. Lord have mercy.
"4. Expose them to miracles. Sometimes we protect our kids from the challenges of life because we want to shelter them from pain. I know it's the heart of any parent to want to shield our children from the woes of the world. However, if we protect our children from pain, then they won't realize when a miracle happens. We can't expect them to understand the reality of the mountain that had to move for the miracle to occur if they don't know that a mountain was there in the first place. In our family, we teach our children that not only is God faithful to us adults, but He is also faithful to them exactly where they are in life. When God breaks through in a miracle for our family, it's for all of us to celebrate and be thankful for." -- Kris Vallotton
Yes, the average child has so many mountains to move. You lose your favorite binky. Someone pushed you in the sandbox. You wonder why your parents keep making you watch that horrible purple dinosaur. Seriously, some kids may face a terrible illness or unexpected death in the family but even then they do not reason as an adult. All of the teachings here require elevating children to the same level of authority as adults and therein lies the problem and the danger. They do not belong there. They cannot thrive there. Kris Vallotton already handles the gifts of the spirit like a five year old. The last thing he should be doing is teaching them to other five year olds.
"5. Invite angels into their lives. I often pray for the angelic to be active in my children and grandchildren's lives while also teaching them to ask angels into their own lives. In Matthew 18:10 it says, "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven." I'd like to propose that God has assigned angelic protection over children! Why is this important? Whether we like it or not, our children will probably be exposed to spiritual warfare in some way or another as they grow up. We should equip them with what they need to understand and overcome their battles." -- Kris Vallotton
This is more of the poor theology the NAR believes regarding angels. For someone so concerned about spiritual warfare he doesn't see at all worried that opening up children to the angelic realm -- which includes fallen angels such as demons. Kris can believe that angelic protection is assigned but he does not know that. Since we know Satan's emissaries disguise themselves as angels of light, and Vallotton cannot discern, how terrifying it is to think he wants to teach this to children.
"We need to learn to know our children by the spirit, and not just by the flesh! In 2 Corinthians 5:16 it says, "From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer." The truth is that your child is not simply your child, but someone profound with a great destiny that God has entrusted to be raised in your home. They should be able to use the gift of distinguishing of spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10) to identify who to trust, who the noble people are around them, and how to distinguish the angelic (not just negative spirits). It is a great honor to raise up God's powerful little people into the destinies He has over their lives. I want to encourage you today to start looking at your kids with a supernatural lens--in the light of their spirits, not just their flesh. Ask the Lord to show you how He sees your children and the power He's placed inside of them. Write it down and encourage them into it! Do you include your children in ministry? How do you teach them about the supernatural? Tell me about it in the comments!" -- Kris Vallotton
The cited verse is in regard to being ambassadors for Christ once saved. Thus we no longer regard anyone according to our flesh. Beloved, your child is simply your child. They are not profound nor are they promised a great destiny. Could they grow up to have a profound life? Sure but more often than not we are called to be salt and light right where we are. The purpose driven theology has poisoned the body of Christ to believe that everyone is going to be the next great and hallowed Christian celebrity. Try being a profound husband. Be a profound wife. Be a profound parent because what God has entrusted for you to do is discipline and instruct your children. Here is the deep theology we need to realize. They are not saved through osmosis. They do not have the indwelt Holy Spirit in them and for heaven's sake do not think they are going to start discerning spirits. This is utter lunacy. Do not allow your child to start determining who they can trust! That is YOUR job as a parent as well as keeping them away from lunatics like Kris Vallotton.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- March 21, 2019