"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. - Matthew 7:15 (ESV)
As discussed many times before, a staple of the apostate church today is the network of false prophets who have developed an intricate industrial complex by replicating the same design over and over again and selling it to the church. They do not engage in prophecy mind you because God is not actually speaking to them. They have been raised and taught however that all random thoughts and feelings generated by their wickedly deceitful hearts is actually the voice of the Lord. All dreams, including daydreams, are directly credited to God. As such these people speak as if God has them on His speed dial and they chit chat all the time with the creator of the entire universe. Do not underestimate the true god they follow, Mammon. This is a very lucrative business from the itinerant "prophet" taking love offerings to the upper echelon fraudsters like Kris Vallotton. Kris is so adept at fleecing the flock he has written books about his greed and has even started a faux "school of the supernatural" at Bethel Church. Besides the thousands of dollars per person in tuition, Vallotton also offers a once per year, weeklong version of the school of the prophets, for a mere 400 bucks per person. Since this week is rapidly approaching we have seen a noticeable uptick on Kris' blog regarding "the prophetic." This is by design of course so he can then hype the upcoming event and squeeze every nickel he can out of the flock. This week's offering is an interview with Havilah Cunnington, a "female pastor" at Bethel who doubles as a prophetess. What can possibly go wrong?
"Have you ever questioned your ability to hear God's voice? Maybe you've even canceled yourself out and deemed hearing from God as something that is only for certain people. But, have you ever considered the specific and unique way the Lord speaks to you? I can't even begin to count how many times I've been asked the question, "Why can't I hear God's voice?" The truth is, God is always speaking and God wants to talk with everyone. Jesus did not just die on the cross to forgive our sins, but ultimately to bring us into a relationship with Him." - Kris Vallotton
Ahh, the old relationship over religion heresy. Bethel made it famous. Let me be perfectly clear up front. If your "relationship" with Jesus does not start with Master and servant then it is not Jesus you are in relationship with. Just in case you are confused by the way - He is the Master in that relationship. He is not your wing man. He is not your buddy. I can hear the Bethelites crying already about the verses where Jesus calls the disciples friends. First of all, you were not one of the disciples. More importantly, if you read the context of those verses, Jesus says very plainly that we are His friends if we do as He says! Now, does God talk to us all the time? Sure if you count things like His creation and His word. That is not what Vallotton and Cunnington are schmoozing about here. They are speaking about the audible voice of God and of course translating their feelings and random thoughts into direct words from the Lord. So we must understand that the majority of the time people question if they can hear from the Lord is because they have been taught so poorly within Charismania. They see their favorite preachers and false prophets speak about talking to God as if the two of them went out for a latte. They hear fanciful garbage like the testimony of Kim Walker-Smith from Jesus Culture who says Jesus visited her during a waking visitation and whisked her away to the throne room of God where she met the Father face to face. They are taught by Vallotton and Bethel to minimize the bible. Sure, it is important but not as important as our own personal experience! Our hearts are wickedly deceitful beloved. That is why God gave us His final revealed will in His word. Do not buy the whisperings of the enemy from the mouths of Kris Vallotton and Havilah Cunnington.
"One of the greatest keys to any relationship is communication. John 10:27 says, "My sheep hear my voice"." The challenge can be knowing the ways He speaks and the unique ways you hear His voice. This past week I had the privilege of sitting down with one of my spiritual daughters and friends Havilah Cunnington a prophetess, teacher, mom, and wife. Havilah is the founder of Truth to Table, an organization that empowers female believers and equips influencers. Havilah is an expert at teaching on the different "prophetic personalities"; in other words, the different ways you might personally hear God's voice. In this week's vlog, you can hear the whole conversation on the different ways the Lord uniquely speaks to His people, the call of a prophet, and how the prophetic affects family and parenting." - Kris Vallotton
It is true that communication is the key to earthly relationships but Vallotton has taken the carnality of earthly relationships and applied it to a supernatural God. That will not work. Remember the foundation of this Master-servant relationship and then you will know what to expect from your communication. The Master has told us how we need to behave in this world as His followers. How we are to treat others. How we are to reverence God. How we are not to fall for false teachers and prophets. Do you see this reference to "prophetic personalities? Havilah Cunnington just made it up. It is found nowhere in Scripture. It sounds super-spiritual though doesn't it? As we will see, she sets this teaching up to expand the number of those she can convince they are prophetic.