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Kris Vallotton and Bethel -- Sheep Beating and Poverty Shaming

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"" God's the one who gives people the power to make wealth, which is the magnetic attraction to prosperity.

" God intends wealth to be a sign that His people have made a covenant with Him." -- Kris Vallotton

Talk about a switcheroo. He admits in the opening that not all rich people know God (most do not). Yet now he is stating as fact that God gives people the power to make wealth based on one cherry picked verse when He was speaking to Israel and warning them at the same time. Then he leap frogs to quite a telling conclusion. For Kris Vallotton, wealth is the magnetic attraction to prosperity. To be prosperous is to have money. I expected no more from a shameless shill but to see him admit it still remarkable. Prosperity is not about family, love, God, salvation, or helping people. Nope. It's all about the Benjamins. He then takes this unbiblical absurdity further into the gutter by proclaiming that God intends wealth to be a sign of covenant with His people. Except that is nowhere in the Bible Kris. What about all of those rich people who do not know God? Is God confused? What about the underground Chinese church, the martyrs in the Middle East or the people in the picture above? I guess they are just not in covenant with God. This is a despicable teaching from the pit of hell.

"" The word wealth in this verse is the word "chayil" which means strength, efficiency, wealth and an army.

" "Chayil" is used in Deuteronomy 3:18 where it says, ""Then I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The Lord your God has given you this land to possess it; all you valiant men shall cross over armed before your brothers, the sons of Israel."

" The word "valiant" here is also the word "power" in Deuteronomy 8:18.

" When God says I'm going to give you the power to make wealth, it's the same word as valiant men. When God anointed them with power it was like valiant men were going out to bring prosperity to them. It wasn't just attracting prosperity to them, it was a valiant strength that pulled prosperity into their life!" -- Kris Vallotton

Ahh, this is a logical fallacy known as the Illegitimate Totality Transfer, which means to illegitimately (wrongly) transfer a word's total possible meanings, with all its variations and nuances, and forcing them all into a particular context. So yes, Chayil can mean army, wealth, strength, valiant and power. It just cannot mean them all at the same time! His conclusion thus is asinine.

"I want to be clear that I'm not saying that all you have to do is believe God for His provision and it's like a magic trick where all of a sudden it's raining dollars from heaven (if that happens to you please share your story, because wow!) However, I am saying that your internal world dictates your external reality. What you believe about God and yourself will manifest in the realities around you. So, if we are going to be the kind of people who demonstrate God's abundance on earth as it is in heaven, it starts with believing it for ourselves." -- Kris Vallotton

The sheep beating and poverty shaming continues. So I guess those indigent children in South America are allowing their internal world dictate their external reality? Seriously Kris? This is what Bethel and Kris often refer to as having a "poverty mindset." That people are poor essentially by choice of how they think. While this is the rudest part of this trash, the saddest is that Kris Vallotton believes that demonstrating God's abundance on earth as it is in heaven only means money. No abundance of grace, mercy or love. No abundance of humility, forgiveness, or compassion. That's all for suckers. Show me the money. Thankfully, he concludes:

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