February 15, 2018
Kris Vallotton's God Laughingly Covers Up for His False Prophecies
By Anthony Wade
Kris Vallotton's theology continues to show that he worships himself, money and everything that is not God Almighty.
And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. -- 1Samuel 3: 19 (ESV)
Two Things to do When You Don't Understand What God is Doing is the title linked above from mega-heretic Kris Vallotton. I had started the day expecting to review the first chapter of his new book prostituting God about riches and wealth on this earth (he is letting you read the first chapter for free). Surprisingly, the link was not on his website but that was when this latest blog entry caught my eye. I was going to pass it by because it seems every other devotional I write these days is dealing with Vallotton but then I got to the part about a conversation he claims to have had with God that just blew me away. So let us reason again beloved through the murky theology and wickedly deceitful heart of Kris Vallotton.
"How God taught me about friendship with Him. Years ago on I had one of those Sunday nights that was just really good; the message went well and I was prophesying over people and they were crying (which was a general sign that it was going well, ha!) I went home on a high and that night lay in bed and heard God laughing and say, "That was a good word YOU gave that lady at the end." I started to get worried, and apologized to God for getting so caught up in the moment. I went from a high to a quick low. He laughed and said, "Oh that's okay, I'll take care of it." I said, "How are you going to take care of it?!" and He replied, "What kind of a friend would I be if I only ever did what I wanted?" Ten years later I found a verse that made more sense of this in 1 Samuel 3:19; "Thus Samuel grew and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fail." I'm not saying you can prophesy whatever you want. I'm simply saying that God wants us to move into a place of friendship, where we abide in Him and His words abide in us, so that we can ask whatever we wish and it will be done." -- Kris Vallotton
Wow. Let's unpack the absolute mind blowing arrogance of this statement. I have long said that Vallotton has simply created his own false god that he bows down to and worships. This false god does whatever Kris wants and is essentially beholden to him. In short, the god Kris follows is himself. This statement brilliantly displays that for us to see. First of all we should notice the utterly frivolous way he claims to have had this conversation with the creator of the entire universe. God laughed at him, joked around with him, and eventually covered for him. This is the silly buddy jesus that we see so many false teachers promote. That wingman jesus who is only there to cover our mistakes and dispense our blessings. When Saul first saw Christ he was blinded. When Peter realized who He was he said away from me out of shame! Isaiah said he was a man of unclean lips! The Apostle John fell down in awe. Kris Vallotton? Apparently had a latte with Him and shared some good natured ribbing. Please.
Secondly, let's examine the theology being presented. I know Kris doesn't care about theology and this "experience" trumps the surety of Scripture but we still disagree. According to this story Kris Vallotton gave a false prophesy. He told a woman a prophecy that came from his zeal and not from the Lord. We know from the Bible that in the Old Testament days this would result in stoning the false prophet to death. New Testament instructions include marking them so to not associate anymore with them and resting in the knowledge that their destruction was decided long ago. God apparently goes against His own Word in Kris Vallotton's story and instead laughs it off and says He will take care of it. Here is the absolute kicker beloved. When asked what that means we are supposed to believe that God changed His will for this woman because Kris falsely prophesied over her. Did you get that? Kris looking bad is more important to God than His sovereignty and will; wow. Just think about what kind of delusion you are under if you believe that the Great I am said "what kind of friend would I be if I only ever did what I wanted." Are you serious Kris? The more important question is what kind of god are you if you allow individual people to change your will because they were so wrapped up in themselves that they lied on your behalf?
Then Kris tries to throw a bible fragment into the air to give this nonsense some whiff of piety but he fails miserably in this as well. The key verse today is from 1Samuel and is from the initial calling of the final judge of Israel. The Lord was with Samuel and let none of his words fall to the ground. Why beloved? Whose words were they? The words were the Lords. Samuel was a prophet. The Lord was also drawing a distinction between Samuel and the prior judge, Eli, who ignored the word of the Lord by allowing his sons to continually violate the law when it came to sacrificial meat and sexual immorality. To claim that this verse is actually God promising to cover up for Samuel should he ever falsely prophesy is outright stupid. As we will soon see, the first requirement of friendship is obedience yet according to Kris Vallotton the first response of God to disobedience is to laugh it off because after all; we are friends! Ugh.
"What if you could know Him more? How would you like to have a relationship with God where prayer is an interchange with Him, and the outcomes are a homogenization of His will with your will? How would you like a friendship with the Lord where He lets you in on His secrets and tells you the "why" behind things?" -- Kris Vallotton
What if you tried to write the most heretical near blasphemous paragraph imaginable? Could it be any worse than this? The first point is that prayer is not supposed to be the interchange that Kris is promoting. Yes we speak to God and we hear from Him but He is the Lord, not us. Through Kris' friend lens however they are peers. Dear God, who wants a homogenization of their will and the will of the Almighty God who sees all time??? Why in the world would you want a sliver of your own carnal and uniformed will in that mix at all? Beloved we must realize that Kris Vallotton is not only false but he is dangerous with theologies such as this. Faith understands that we are on a need to know basis and sometimes He decides we do not need to know the why or the secrets. Faith understands that His will is always better than what we think we want. Kris now summarizes a video teaching on this:
'John 15:14-15 says, "You are My friends if you do what I command you. 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." If Jesus says that no longer does He call us slaves, it means that at one time He did. How do you know if you're a slave? You just do what you're told. Slaves love to be told what to do because this is their M.O. Slaves only know what to do, they don't know why they're doing it. The highest level of a life as a slave is just to obey. You can stay a slave, or you can let God prune you. Verse 14 says, "You are My friends if you do what I command you."' -- Kris Vallotton
Sometimes I am genuinely concerned that there is a serious reading comprehension problem with Vallotton as he often does this. He includes portions of Scripture that eviscerate the argument he is trying to make! The prerequisite for friendship with God is slave-ship. Not slavery as we think of it carnally. The way we think of it clouds what God is trying to say. Do you know that the word slave appeared over 1100 times in the Old Testament yet when it was translated it only was translated as such one time? Over 150 times in the New Testament? Slavery had such a negative connotation that the translators chose to instead use words like servant, hired-hand, and helper. It is amazing Vallotton cannot see the disconnect in his point here. He marginalizes the slave because they only obey yet obedience is the very underpinning of the friendship Jesus is speaking about. Kris has already told us here that God covers for him when he is disobedient yet that is directly contraindicated by these verses!
"Revelation is not the child of laborious effort and searching the Scriptures. I'd like to propose to you that revelation is the child of friendship. People wonder how Bill Johnson gets all of his revelation and how many hours he studies the Bible. Well I know Bill studies well, but I believe He has access to that revelation because He has become a friend of God. Revelation can't be studied it can only be revealed." -- Kris Vallotton
Here is the typical Bethel mockery of the sufficiency of Scripture. Johnson and Vallotton both preach experiential Christianity where what we feel trumps what we know and where experience trumps doctrine. You must understand how dangerous Kris is here. He is teaching that there is greater revelation beyond the final revealed will of God in the Bible. Beloved God can reveal an infinite amount of new revelation to us through His Word. Have you ever read a verse and realized that God spoke something to you through that verse you had never realized before? That is revelation! Bill Johnson is not a friend of God. He is a tool of Satan, as is Vallotton. The Bible says we are either gathering people to Christ or scattering them away. Two choices; no third option. It is unbelievably arrogant and biblically moronic to say that revelation is not the child of laborious searching in the Scriptures! Were the Bereans of more noble character because they sought fresh revelation and deepening of their friendship with God or because they searched the Scriptures to ensure what Paul was preaching was accurate? I want us to consider for a moment a biblical answer to what is really going on at Bethel and with Kris Vallotton but it starts with this Scripture:
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. -- 2Corinthians 11: 14-15 (ESV)
Assuming he is not willfully lying, which may very well be the case, the only biblical explanation is that Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson cannot discern between the demonic angels of light and the Spirit of God. This is not surprising since they usurp the spirit's powers through pretending to be able to teach the gifts. They simply are outmatched and outwitted by demonic forces they do not understand. They have been convinced by the devil to downplay the importance of Scripture in place of experience and then the idol god they created cozies up to them and tells them he is their friend. You prophesied falsely Kris? Ha-ha, don't you worry buddy! What kind of friend would I be if I only wanted my will be done?
"In other words, as long as you're a slave God's going to make sure you don't know everything. Why? Because the lesson of slavery is testing if you can obey (and trust) God when you don't know WHY He's doing what He's doing. Once you move into friendship, then you know all things. Jesus said EVERYTHING the Father taught Him, He wants to make known to you. God wants us to move from slavery into friendship. But you can't go from saved to friend. You can only go from saved, to slave to friend. You move from slavery to friendship by abiding in a word that prunes you, and letting it take off the things that aren't fruitful in your life. When you submit to that process then you become a friend to God." -- Kris Vallotton
Says no biblical text anywhere. Beloved, because Kris Vallotton is so in love with this world he cannot see beyond it. He cannot see that Jesus is talking about more than new cars and fancy homes. Kris thinks now that he is best buds with Jesus He will reveal all of the deeper secrets of this earth like why he is only allowed two sports cars. The true reality Jesus is speaking to here is eternal. It pertains to the Gospel and eternal life. He already has told us everything in His Word. Before these verses the disciples thought He was there to deliver them from Roman oppression. Over the course of their time together He revealed the true cause of the Gospel and their deliverance from the oppression of sin. That is how you go from saved to friend. When you see sin as God sees it and you strive to keep the very law that would seek to condemn you. Knowing that while failure is inevitable within this mortal frame, our salvation is secure in the lordship of Jesus not carnal views of friendship. Knowing that in order to be His friend we must embrace obedience; being slaves.
"Learn from your season. If you're reading this and thinking that you're living in a slave camp then I want to encourage you with two practical keys today. Be present.Although it's easy to jump ahead and want to know everything about your life, all the answers to the world's problems and your questions for God, it's important that you remember to stay present in your season. If you see yourself as a slave then you likely won't move out of that place until you learn the lessons of obedience and trust, without knowing all of the details. So don't get ahead of yourself. Be present and know that there's purpose in the now. Let go of the need to control and understand everything. Lean into the process.I know pruning isn't the most fun process to go through but I promise it's worth it. You see, there's a big destiny on your life, and unhealthiness can get in the way of you fully walking in that" whether it's fears, a perfectionist mentality, control issues, or maybe immaturity" we all have things to work through and it's important that you lean into the pruning God is doing in this season. There are things you need to learn now that will set you up for success in the next season. Learn to trust Him when you don't know the WHY behind things, so that He can trust you with even greater revelation. Friendship is reciprocated trust after all." -- Kris Vallotton
Ahh the ole dream destiny thingy. The lie of the purpose driven and seeker friendly heresies that exponentially poison the church today. Realize that for every Peter in the New Testament or Paul there were a hundred people you never heard of. They were asked by God to lead quiet, normal, and yes even boring lives. They represented Christ in their families and their jobs. They strived to grow in His Word and in obedience. They had no big destiny beloved. Today for every "big destiny" in the church there are probably a thousand such ordinary, God fearing, Jesus glorifying lives. They are the Christian mom who raises her kids right. They are the Christian businessman who refuses to cut corners or cheat. They are serving you in church, the community and places where they do not ask for any recognition or spotlight because they understand their reward is in heaven. The big destiny lie always denigrates these people. It cheapens them. If you want to consider yourself a friend of God start with being a slave. Learn to be obedient. Let God be God and work from there. Do not listen to the hucksters that want to sell you a buddy jesus you can laugh around with about violating His Word or lying on his behalf.
"So what is God telling you to do in this season? How do you see yourself becoming a greater friend to Him?" -- Kris Vallotton
Hmm, good questions. God is telling me through Jude 1:9 to rebuke you as the false teacher you are and to mark you according to Romans 16:17. This season and the next He is telling me to continue to hold up your heretical and ridiculous teachings to the sword of the Spirit and let God expose them so that some might avoid the slaughter you are leading them to. Thanks for asking.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- February 15, 2018
Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.