Yes. When you confuse biblical truth for your feelings it can lead you to think you are crazy. It can lead you to believe that you somehow absorb the spirit of fear through some sort of spiritual osmosis. Look, discernment is being able to distinguish between what is from God and what is not. Can we sense an "evil spirit?" Sure but what Vallotton is doing is trying to connect spiritual discernment to this overall false notion of "prophetic people." Prophecy is the Lord speaking to His people through an appointed vessel. Not some hocus pocus mumbo jumbo about prophetic people being able to tell the evil spirits floating around people. Again, it is to create this false overall supernatural realm that Kris think he lives in and can teach you to live in. But it is all subjective, experiential and listening to our deceptive hearts. It is all about our feelings and now apparently our impressions?
"Circumstances - God can speak to us and direct us through the circumstances of our lives. This dynamic occurs as God opens and closes the doors of opportunity. It is easy to misunderstand this principle and think that any time we come up against an obstacle in our lives that we are out of the will of God. However, keep in mind that often times when we are doing something for God, the enemy will oppose us! Even in times of opposition we must remember that in Revelation 3:8 it says, "I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name." -- Kris Vallotton
Do you know what is not in the Bible? God opening and closing spiritual doors of opportunity. This is yet another example of a spiritual sounding sentence that means absolutely nothing. It is this superstitious Christianity that is bred at places like Bethel by men like Kris Vallotton. The church as a whole falls for this too. Anything positive or even things we deem as positive are automatically credited to God. Remember my friends who moved to another state? They convinced themselves it was God. When the circumstances arose they assigned the ones they wanted to God and the ones they didn't want to Satan. This is what happens when you rely on your feelings, impressions and circumstances to inform your faith instead of the objective Word of God. Then to try and make his argument appear biblical, Vallotton again scours the Bible to find a verse fragment that appears to support him and wrests it painfully out of context. Revelation 3:8 is a very specific letter written by Jesus Himself to the Church at Philadelphia. We can learn lessons from it regarding how the church should behave but to pretend it has something to do with doors God opens and closes in our life is an exercise in missing the entire point.
"Spiritual Happenings - Spiritual happenings are another way God speaks to us. These are supernatural incidents that correlate with natural events. Some time ago, every time I entered a worship service, I noticed that my watch gained an hour. After purchasing three different watches, all of which gained an hour during worship, I finally asked the Lord what this could mean. He said, "It's later than you think." -- Kris Vallotton
It is only fitting that such an absurd article ends on such a moronic note. In the world of Kris Vallotton, God gets our attention by making the watches we buy defective. The truly sad thing that Kris cannot see is that he did not need this false supernatural story to get the point across that the hour is later than we might think. Do you know why beloved? Because the Bible already tells us this! Christ will return like a thief in the night. One need only glance at the love of most growing cold, the increase in the birth pains and all of the prophetic signs coming to pass to realize that the time is short. Even Revelation says the devil is stepping up his game because he knows the time is short. So keep your silly stories about broken watches and dead roadrunners. God does speak to us beloved but not in the eight ways Kris Vallotton distorted in this article and the primary way that remains unsullied by our lying deceitful hearts is His Word. It does not change. It does not compromise. It does not lie. Unlike Kris Vallotton and Bethel Church.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- April 22, 2017