For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. - Habakkuk: 2:14 (ESV)
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. - Daniel 12:3 (ESV)
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah - 60:1-3 (ESV)
Did you get that? Those that have insight will shine brighter of the stars! I just get a sense that we are going to change nations and we are going to do it through revelation. I think it is time for us to move from slavery to friendship and as we do we can change nations. I will give you the nations for your inheritance. To have a new relationship with God we have to move past merely doing what we are told. This is a place beyond obedience." -- Kris Vallotton
Can anyone spot what he did? He Google searched for verses that are about knowledge and simply cherry picked the ones he liked that he felt propped up his points but because his points were unbiblical to begin with -- scripture always supports scripture and in this case it invalidates his teaching. Let us not lose sight of that teaching here. That revelation need not come from the bible but rather is a fruit of a friendship with God. Never mind that he glossed over the key part of the key verses he started with -- if you are my friend you will do what I command you and where are the commands of God found? In His word. The Hosea verse is hysterical because it blows away his premise right from the start. The "lack of knowledge" he is speaking about here is specifically lack of the knowledge of the word of God! Did you get that beloved? The people of God perish without the knowledge of the word of God! This is what happens when you use the bible to proof text your false teaching. God and His word will not be mocked!
The Habakkuk verse has dual meanings, neither of which support the Vallotton teaching. The first is a local meaning, the glory refers to what God will do to the Babylonians for taking His people captive. The higher-level prophecy here is portending to the coming of the Messiah. Jesus is the glory of the Lord and He will cover the whole earth as the waters cover the sea! Hallelujah! So sorry Kris but this usage of the word "Knowledge" also has nothing to do with God letting us in on His secrets or the fruit of a friendship with God.
He then ties the final two verse sets together. Now stay with me here. Kris thinks that because it says, those who have insight will shine brighter than the stars that this refers to the knowledge he claims God will share with us if we would just move from slavery to friendship. That is not what these verses mean and the truth is rather embarrassing again for Kris. The insight or wisdom spoken about in the Daniel verse refers to wisdom and insight into the word of God! The shining brightly is the impartation or teaching of that word. The result of teaching the known word? Many will turn to righteousness. This is a picture of salvation beloved not some gnostic code for friendship fruit and once again it completely hinges upon the one thing Kris says does not matter -- God's word.
It is only fitting that the final verses chosen by Kris Vallotton are an actual prophecy about the first coming of Jesus Christ. The thick darkness that covers earth and her peoples is sin beloved. The glory of Israel's Messiah would be seen by the nations and people would come to be grafted into Israel. What a glorious prophecy of the coming salvation! Yet to Kris Vallotton it is nothing more than another set of verses to mangle pursuing his desires to "move past obedience." Have you ever heard anyone in the bible teach moving past obedience? This is a vile teaching from hell beloved. Moving past merely doing what we have been told? All of Israel could not do what they were told but Kris Vallotton makes it sound like checking off a box. He is so steeped in sin he cannot see that he is not dealing with the actual Christ. He never has. If he ever did, He would be told to stop falsely teaching and prophesying.