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Debunking Kris Vallotton and Bethel's Prophetic Protocol Guidebook

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3. Love must be at the center of all we do in Christ. When we are ministering in the gifts of the Spirit, our motive must always be to bring out the best in people. "What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification." -1 Corinthians 14:26

4. In a church service, the appropriate way to deliver a prophetic word is to submit it to the person or persons in charge of the service. At our church, prophecies are submitted to "gatekeepers" who are aware of what the Holy Spirit is doing with worship and what direction the sermon will take. These people are able to determine if a prophetic word will be fitting for a particular service. Remember, the goal of all prophecy is to present an accurate word in the right circumstance.

5. Phrases such as, "I the Lord say to you tonight," or "Thus saith the Lord," are seldom necessary. What makes a prophetic word the voice of God? God is the one who initiated it--not a person. When the prophecy is judged, it will be evident whether it was the Lord speaking or not." - Kris Vallotton

Where do we begin? The first two clearly indicate that Kris realizes that this type of false prophecy lends itself to theatrics. While it is true that speaking old English or raising one's voice is simply an exercise on trying to sound more pious than you are we have all seen these play out in the prophetic words given at most Charismaniacal churches. The Lord says thou shall not look to the left or the right! Kris however confuses sugar coating a word with edification. Edification does not always denote a lovey-dovey delivery. Jesus' principle message was repent for the kingdom is at hand! Kris however was trained at Bethel which adores the sloppy agape teaching of love that places man's carnal definitions of love onto God. The fourth recommendation reveals that these words are not from God. Why do you need to clear a word from God with some human gatekeeper? Why does a direct word from the Lord have to fit with your plans for the church service? If the word truly is from God then it will be accurate and may not make everyone feel warm and cozy. What Kris reveals here is that all of those prophetic "ah-hah" moments where a word aligns with the theme of the service that night were completely choreographed because the gatekeeper knew where the service was heading and allowed the word. Pathetic.

"I want to give you an example of how NOT to give a prophetic word: many years ago when we first started attending a charismatic church, there was a woman who would abruptly stand up in the middle of the pastor's sermon. She would shake, tremble, and then scream out a message in tongues nearly every Sunday. This was followed by an interpretation of equal volume, spoken in dramatic King James English. Her response to any attempt to bring order to her message was met with "you are trying to quench the spirit." After many attempts to reason with her, she was finally ushered out of the church. She "shook off the dust from her feet" and never returned." - Kris Vallotton

That is hysterical. Kris cannot even see that this demonic woman's defense is the exact same thing he and his ilk use when someone tries to bring biblical order to their nonsense. The claim is that discernment is trying to quench the Holy Spirit. Or they say that we need a deeper revelation of the spirit. Now he is right that this woman was clearly out of order but that thing happens regularly in Charismaniacal churches and the fact that Kris cannot see his own hypocrisy here is staggering. Now he tries to teach on negative or judgment words. He literally claims that a good rule to follow is to avoid giving negative of judgmental prophetic words, seriously. Here is his rationale:

"The Bible is clear that life and death are in our words. When we give people negative words, we often release death over them. Our goal is to be a part of a ministry that releases life and calls out the best in people. Remember also that just because the word ends positively does not mean that it is an encouraging word. If you would not want to receive the word yourself, you should not give it to someone else." - Kris Vallotton

Wait a minute Kris. I thought the words came from God? You are not giving them negative words - God is, right? Do you think God is releasing death over them? What if He is? Do you know better now? Sometimes the object is not to call out the best in someone but to make them see their worst so they can repent. Are you honestly teaching here that if you do not like the word God has given you then you shouldn't obey Him and give it to the intended target? Does Jonah ring a bell? How about that story you quoted from King Saul? Openly teaching defiance of God. Yeah, that's prophetic.

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