In the past four days, I have experienced two events that have forever marked me…
one miraculous; one devastating.
My grandson was born…healthy and beautiful and wondrous…
8 pounds and 11 ounces of promise and life…
a gracious friend and business partner of twenty five years died.
A miracle…sublime perfection and joy in flesh.
death…an enemy still triumphant.
See…here’s the thing. God speaks to me in certain ways. Sometimes I don’t like it. Honestly. Last year, I heard Him say that it was the year of betrayal. I knew the POTUS would betray Israel towards the end of the year. I told my close friend and wife. That’s it. I also knew that many in the Church would betray the foundation and embrace a “new” or “another” gospel. I just never expected betrayal in my own life. My point? I can’t separate myself from what I “hear”. Prophecy. Prophets. The “prophetic”. Blah…blah…blah. Another word for the year? Another 2017 prediction? Yah…I am sick of it. I don’t understand how they can do it. What are they doing to themselves…let alone their followers? It seems to be more about the messenger than the message…that special day or event where the prophet releases his word. Hah. I want to give you two examples. Please stick with me through this…maybe this “word” for 2017 will be different than the usual yearly “prophetic word”
In 2016, Kris Vallotton predicted…
“a Russian “reformation”…
a “spiritual awakening that is unprecedented in modern history”…
every city(in Russia) filled with joy and prosperity…
medical breakthroughs, inventions and innovations…
an historic economic boom as Russia exports their medical cures, automobiles (two new brands of cars even) and inventions to the nations of the world
great collaborations between government, commerce and business
corporations moving to the land (Russia) to be celebrated and empowered
great incentives given by the government to those that created wealth…lessons taken right out of the parables of the Talents and the Minas that Jesus told.
the righteous reigned in the land and a Jesus movement that will touch the entire world will be birthed in the universities, beginning in Moscow…
Russia becomes another big brother to Israel and makes a tridimensional covenant with her…
a cord of three strands which is not quickly torn apart
this partnership released a new era of forgiveness, security, and prosperity in both countries…
End of Kris Vallotton’s 2016 prophecy.
Now…he can cover his “prophetic butt” and say that we didn’t pray or intercede enough…
or he might say that he was seeing something future and the seeds were planted in 2016
or who knows what he could say or would say.
But, I will say this…
The exact opposite happened. Again…the exact opposite happened.
Russia grew…expanded its influence…erased the boundaries in the Middle East fought for during the “cold war”…manipulated and influenced the world in ways not seen in decades…and along with China, Venezuala, and Obama…betrayed/attacked Israel by using the U.N. Security Council.
In other words…nothing has changed. No reformation has started. No revival. No medical discoveries. No new automobiles…and definitely no new brotherhood and protection or defense of Israel by Russia and Putin.
Kris Vallotton prophecied out of his own narrative/filter and soul.
It was false. Wrong. Some would say…an abomination.
He won’t be held to account
He is too big to fail.
He is too popular and charismatic…
People will give him a pass…ah New Testament prophets get it wrong once in a while.
He perpetuated a man-centered, cross-less, narrative that is being pushed by many in the “signs and wonders”, “heaven to earth”, NAR hype-machine.
The charismatic (and I am a charismatic) ritualistic, “spiritual” service of worship and prophecy and experience is a denial of the true power of the Gospel….THE CROSS. (For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.)
Now…let me give you an example of a “word” for 2017
Johnny Enlow says concerning 2017…
“For clarity’s sake, what I am saying is that God is going to so bless America that for the next 30 years, at least, she will become progressively more beautiful in every way. This Reformation Glory Train is going to ride back and forth and up and down our whole nation and will be accompanied by millions of reformation angels as it travels. If Revival Glory produces “gold dust” as a sign and wonder, then Reformation Glory is going to produce “gold bars” equivalents as a sign and wonder.
In my old notebook, I wrote that 2017-2019 would be 3 years of great glory. I didn’t at that time even have 7 mountain language or a real understanding of Reformation, and so I lacked those descriptives back in 2004. However, I did write that in these years “healing will be the children’s bread”- meaning it would become very common and easy to obtain. I wrote, “the supernatural will be commonplace…angels will be easily visible…and translations and transportations in the spirit would be increasingly common,” as would new “amazing signs and wonders.”
What is an old narrative or wineskin? One that sees judgment, rapture, the antichrist, or the beast right around every corner. These are the early days of the kingdom age. A new era of renaissance is now firmly upon us. If you will plan and set your life around that reality you blue hairs (those over 50) can be the Joshua and Caleb’s of today. Joshua and Caleb were both over 80 when Israel crossed into the Promised Land. They were the two oldest men in Israel. If you will begin to think like them your bodies will begin to take the cues and your strength and health will be renewed.
For those from other nations, know that America becoming beautiful is only a piece of the puzzle. If you can rise high enough in the spirit and see the coming years you will note that the whole earth is becoming a beautiful garden… get on the Reformation Glory Train and ride prosperously. This is the age of restoration and the era of renaissance in the advanced knowledge of God.”
False…wrong…not true…same old same old.
Gold bricks? Angels easily visible?
New amazing signs and wonders?
If you can rise high enough (?) you will see that the whole earth is becoming a beautiful garden?
A “prophet” expanding his narrative…his filter…NOT from the heart of God.
This stuff is popular. Guess what ?
It is no different than the “fake news” that is spread in various media outlets.
It is no different than the “reporting” of the media during the election cycle.
It is the same spirit.
Sensationalism. Distortions. Magnifications. Lies.
The same root…money…popularity…and selling a narrative. Forcing a filter to produce excitement in the readers/listeners and grooming followers.
I will say it…the spirit in the “prophetic” is the same spirit that is in the world.
Do I think Kris Vallotton or Johnny Enlow are purposeful liars ?
No. I really don’t. But…
I do think that they partake of the same delusional liberal/progressive spirit that drives the media machine. Spin a tale large enough…and people will believe it. That is the way of man.
In 2017, let’s reject the foolish prognostications and inflated expectations of man-centered, cross-less prophets.
Don’t listen to the voices that use the death of a “superstar” (whether it’s Prince, David Bowie, or George Michael) to illustrate their prophetic word.
Or someone who uses the Super Bowl half time show or score to explain what God is doing.
Or numbers 5777 or 777 or whatever.
Stop the insanity. It is not God. It is man. Man. MAN.
After all of that…I have a word for you. Two words actually…
Simplicity and supremacy…
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor 11:3
“And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”Col 1:18
The simplicity that is in Christ. The supremacy of Christ.
Jesus Christ…firstborn from among the dead…without pretence or hypocrisy…the only answer for deception..the only answer for man.
We need to return to those two messages (and they are one message).
We need to reject any message that inflates man and reduces Jesus Christ.
We need to speak out and question men and ministries that continually push a narrative and not Jesus Christ.
The simplicity that is in Christ and the supremacy of Christ meet at the Cross.
Out of that is birthed the answer to deception and beguilement and the answer to and for man.
That has never changed. It never will.
Let’s get back to the simple Gospel…getting people saved and healed…lets drop the (man-centered) foolish cries to takeover Hollywood or rule nations or …
Let’s return to making Jesus Christ supreme. His will. His ways. His Person.
Give birth to a new vision of His majesty and supremacy and through that…let man and his messages and ways and lies…simply…die.
I will end with a word for the “prophets” of today. Kris and Johnny ? It’s from the Apostle Paul.
It starts like this…
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus..”