Uhm, ok. Seriously, this is what happens when you try to pretend everything is supernatural. The experiential, false signs and lying wonders church theology dumbs down the supernatural into a Jerry Springer show. Everything suddenly has "prophetic" meaning. There was a car in front of me with Pennsylvania license plates, I think God is confirming That He wants me to move there. Huh? This is a true story and that person did move! I tried to speak sense into the situation by pointing out that we lived in New York. Perhaps if you felt a draw to Nepal and suddenly there was a car in front of you with Nepalese plates -- THAT might be something! How in the world does a roadrunner with a lizard mean you need to go out to the highways and byways? Couldn't it have also meant that you had a lizard infestation problem? Or that the roadrunner would always be the best cartoon? Or how about it was pure happenstance? Therein lies the rub beloved because nothing is happenstance to false prophetic folks. Everything is a message from God that has to be figured out.
"5. Scriptures - The Lord can speak to us in our daily reading of the Bible by highlighting a verse or story that speaks to us about our present circumstances. Have you ever had a single word or specific verse jump off of the page at you or beckon for it to be read over and over again? The words come to life as you reflect, and suddenly, you have clarity, revelation or comfort for your life. Sometimes, it may even seem as if God is taking a Scripture verse out of context. It is vital for us to have a basic knowledge of the context of the Scriptures so we understand the full counsel of God. God will never violate His Word, but He will often violate our understanding of His Word. The Holy Spirit may grant us fresh insight or application as we are reading through the Bible. If God gives us fresh insight or a new understanding of a verse or portion of Scripture, it is important that it fits within the rest of the context of the Scriptures. It also cannot be in disagreement with the foundation of God's revealed nature and character (2 Timothy 3:16-17)." -- Kris Vallotton
Number five? Seriously? This is all you need to know about Kris Vallotton and Bethel. They have no respect for or use for the bible. The bible is actually the enemy of experiential Christianity. Sure, Johnson and Vallotton pay lip service to the word but ultimately they only abuse it to fit their own wicked narratives. The reality is that scripture is the PRIMARY way God communicates with us. The bible says that the Holy Spirit with lead us into all truth and that is referring to the scriptures; not some projection TV screen in our head. Then note the shade Kris throws at the bible. If it seems that God is taking a verse out of context you can be assured that is not God doing it. Kris however takes verses and violently tears them out of context, which is why he is trying to pretend he is merely imitating god. a fresh insight or application does not change to one correct interpretation or the surrounding context. What Kris is advocating for is what he did earlier with the notions of angels. He sees biblical stories about angelic encounters and wants them for himself. So he thinks he is merely applying them to his life but the reality is that he is ignoring the individual context that the angelic scriptures might occur in. We see his established criteria for ripping a verse out of context contains three qualifications. First of all your new usage must align with the generality of the entire canon of scripture. Secondly it cannot be in disagreement with God's revealed nature and thirdly -- His character. That sounds so piously right but remember it starts with mangling the verse out of the original context God placed it in!
"6. Impressions - Many prophetic people experience discernment through impressions without even realizing it. Oftentimes, we can sense an evil spirit on someone just by sitting down next to a troubled person. The evil spirit that is harassing them will begin to trouble us in the same manner. For instance, if a spirit of fear troubles a person in a close geographic area, we can begin to feel fearful as well. If we do not realize our prophetic ability and discernment in this area, it's easy to feel very confused or think we are crazy (1 Corinthians 12:10). It's imperative to treat these impressions as information that the Lord is sharing with us instead of a burden we have to constantly live under the weight of. It's entirely possible, and I'd propose, healthy, to say in your spirit, "Message received" and then move on unless the Lord gives you further instruction on how to pray or act." -- Kris Vallotton
This is just nonsense. Discernment is being able to tell what is from God and what is from Satan. For example, when I hear someone teach that the primary way to hear from God is through visions while the word of God comes in fifth? Yeah I know that is from Satan. I discern that. Discernment is not prophetic. Developing proper discernment comes through spiritual disciplines. The more we read His word, the more likely we are to develop good discernment. So if we know the person sitting next to us on the train is demonic that is not a prophetic word from God but rather gleaned because we are so aligned with His written will.
'7. Circumstances - God can speak to us and direct us through the circumstances of our lives. This dynamic occurs as God opens and closes the doors of opportunity. It is easy to misunderstand this principle and think that any time we come up against an obstacle in our lives that we are out of the will of God. However, keep in mind that oftentimes when we are doing something for God, the enemy will oppose us! Even in times of intense opposition, we must remember that Revelation 3:8 says, "I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name."' -- Kris Vallotton
This is what Kris Vallotton and most false teachers do to scripture. They do not merely take things out of context. They violate the scripture. In Revelation Jesus is asking John to write down seven separate messages for seven different churches that were in operation that day. Now it is true that we can find comparisons to the church today but we do not pretend that John was writing these verses about us! These verses were written to the Church at Philadelphia, not Kris Vallotton. He has not kept His word and has denied His name. Now, God can speak to us through our circumstances. I knew someone once who was having an affair on his wife and eventually lost his job and had his utilities shut off. I told him I was not saying God did these things but perhaps He was trying to get his attention through them. ust be careful in over spiritualizing what should be common knowledge. The bible says thou shall not commit adultery so if you are and find your life falling apart in other areas that is merely God's word being true, not a direct download, per se.
"8. Spiritual Happenings - -These are supernatural incidents that correlate with natural events. Notice that in the Book of Numbers, Aaron's rod came alive after being dead, and bore blossoms and ripe almonds as a sign from God that he was anointed to be a leader of Israel (Numbers 17:2-8). Some time ago, every time I entered a worship service, I noticed that my watch gained an hour. After purchasing three different watches, all of which gained an hour during worship, I finally asked the Lord what this could mean. He said, "It's later than you think." Today I want to encourage you to think back on your life and take stock of times when God has spoken to you in these ways. Often times, we miss the profound power of His voice because we're unconsciously ignorant of the manner in which He speaks. So how do you hear God's voice? In what ways would you like to grow in learning to hear from the Lord? I'd love to hear from you in the comments! If you're hungry to grow in hearing God's voice for your life, I want to invite you to join me at the Bethel Prophetic Conference this February 19-21 in Redding, California! The conference is almost sold out, but we still have availability in our overflow room"" -- Kris Vallotton