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Kris Vallotton -- Prostituting a False Gospel and His Imagined Poverty Mindset

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"When you pray for a change then He'll send you a picture of a change. He'll send you people who have what you want, not so you can take it from them but so you can get it from Him." -- Kris Vallotton

Ugh. I am going to need a shower after this. Yet this is what Kris Vallotton's religion boils down to beloved. What can you get from God? Let me also push back finally on this made up theology that God sends you a picture of the change He wants to bring into your life. No He does not. Did God give Abram a picture of being a father of many nations or the promised child? No. Did He show him that killing Isaac would end up ok? No He did not. Did He show David a picture of the palace when he was anointed King? No He did not. God does send people into your life so you can covet what they have. The entire premise is ludicrous and unbiblical. Once again though we see the relationship Kris has with the god he created. He is somebody to get something from. Think about the theological construct Kris has created here. Anytime something or someone crosses your path that represents or possesses something your greedy little heart desires it was brought into your line of sight by God so you can visualize it and get it from god. Who is God in this scenario? You are! Does the Bible present a God that is our errand boy? Most certainly not. Mercifully, he concludes:

"If you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking. If you want to change your thinking, then you have to hang around people who are thinking right. So this week I want to challenge you to take a hard look at your life with this question: what answers has God already put in your life that you've looked at with jealousy instead of gratitude? There's no shame in admitting it, and in fact you can't actually conquer what you will not confront. Our response determines whether we are postured for increase or relegated to lack." -- Kris Vallotton

Increase and lack for Kris Vallotton has everything to do with the trinkets and baubles of this earth. Never a mention of spiritual disciplines and giftings. To him the poor person is poor because of their mindset. Never a thought to the sovereignty of God. He has no answer or thought for the millions of Christians living in impoverished countries. Guess they all must have that dreaded "poverty mindset." What utter garbage does Kris Vallotton offer the body of Christ. He is right about one thing beloved. If we want to change our thinking we need to change who we keep hanging around our life. This is especially true with what teachers we allow ourselves to have access to. If we allow Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, or Mike Murdock then we will begin to think we are little gods who can create with our words and that God wants us rich beyond our greedy dreams. If we allow Jennifer Leclaire, Bill Johnson, and Mike Bickle then we will begin to think we have to prepare the earth for Jesus's second coming and that any demonic shift in the supernatural must be God. If we allow ourselves to listen to Kris Vallotton then we will begin to think that everything in the Bible is about us and how rich God wants us to be if we would just quit our poverty mindset. We will start to look at God for what we can get from Him instead of what He has already done for us. You can keep your prostituted false gospel Kris. I guess I would rather have an imaginary poverty mindset than a very real heretical theology. It seems as if the key verse was written for people like Kris Vallotton. It is Peter talking about false teachers in our time. In their greed they will exploit you with false words such as "poverty mindset." Thankfully their condemnation is from long ago and their destruction is not asleep. Beloved, we should look to God for all He has already done for us and not as some cosmic ATM to dispense what the devil tells us we are lacking. We are spiritually wealthy beyond measure. That ought to be our mindset.

Reverend Anthony Wade -- February 12, 2018

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