"6. You are seated in heavenly places with Christ. Think about it like this; Jesus said to the Apostle John "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things." (See Revelation 4:1) In other words, our heavenly seat gives us insight into the future. There are so many ramifications to our raptured status that it makes my brain explode with possibility! Maybe it's easier to illustrate by thinking of what it would be like if we lived in 1850 and we got invited to "Come up here" for a look at the world in 2019. In this exalted position we would see televisions, computers, cars and planes etc."a world much different than our own current condition. What an amazing advantage this would give us as business people or inventors! Or how about if we were invited to view the future of medicine from 1810. We would see polio, smallpox, tuberculosis, leprosy, (to name just a few), that plagued our generation completely eradicated in the future! This is isn't a pipe dream or science fiction, this is our reality"our advantage"our right of passage." -- Kris Vallotton
This is just vile and disgusting. First of all, Vallotton tries leveraging what belongs to the Apostle John in Revelation and pretends it was meant for everyone! It was not. The entire book was a Revelation given to John to warn the church of the end times. It was not meant again as some new super power we have access to in order to see the future and make a killing at business! It is not our right of passage as that is an obscene mangling of Revelation. It is true that Ephesians also says we are seated in heavenly places but that is in relation to overcoming sin and so that in the coming ages He might show us the immeasurable riches of His grace and kindness toward us in Christ -- you know -- like when we stand in judgment! Kris Vallotton cannot help himself in turning every eternal blessing we have and make it carnal and to the relevance of this world only.
"7. Friendship with God is your game-changer advantage. Jesus put it like this: "No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15) When we transition from slavery to friendship with God, (by keeping His commandments), we are suddenly introduced into a realm of revelation that only Jesus walked in. We have access to "all things" that were revealed to Jesus." -- Kris Vallotton
Ugh, a game changer advantage. Yes that was why Jesus died on the cross beloved. So we could have all of these carnal advantages in this world. Except that is not remotely biblical. Where does Kris get the idea that we are introduced into a realm of revelation that only Jesus walked in? What verse did he see that we would have the same access as Jesus to all things? I can think of two similar scripture references to such falseness:
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' -- Isaiah 14:12-14 (ESV)
But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." -- Genesis 3:4-5 (ESV)
I will make myself like the Most High. You will be like God. We have access to "all things" that were revealed to Jesus. Are you sensing a pattern? Well, in case you missed it, Kris sums up his glorious view of himself and humanity:
"When the first-century Corinthian church was struggling with jealousy and strife the apostle Paul rebuked them by reminding them that they were behaving like "mere men." (See 1 Corinthians 3:3.) We are not just humans! We are alive in the Spirit, sons and daughters of the God of the universe, endowed with wisdom, commissioned with power, and given authority to make a profound difference in the world. It's past time that we rise to our high call in Christ Jesus and start thinking like royalty! As children of God, we should be some of the most original thinkers and culture transformers on the earth. We believe in the impossible, therefore we can count on miracles to happen to us and through us. We live by faith (Romans 1:17), not by facts, which means that the truths we choose to believe sometimes override the facts that we face in life. Faith says there is nothing impossible with God (Luke 1:37). In other words, everything is possible with God! What would happen if we really lived with an "anything is possible" attitude? The world could call us crazy and they may vilify us, but they won't be able to ignore us. How do you think in a way that brings heaven to earth? How do you see the Church stepping up to think outside of the box and bring clarity and wisdom to the world's greatest challenges?" -- Kris Vallotton