• virtues

    Living from Your Virtues Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by life that you shut down and have a hard time making decisions? Or maybe you find yourself in circumstances that drain your energy and put you in a prolonged poor mood? The truth is, life isn’t always perfect and sometimes we aren’t the best …

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    Truth and Order Have you ever heard a biblical concept and thought, “Well that doesn’t make sense when I put it next to this other piece of biblical truth I already know…”? For example, we are saved by grace, not as a result of works (Ephesians 2:8), BUT If we have no works our faith …

  • kv-podcast

    All of us long for a life filled with depth and meaning, and it starts with belonging–when we find our people, we have also found our purpose. In this continuation of last weeks teaching, Kris teaches on the 6 key aspects of belonging in community and encourages us in how to live our lives deeply …

  • misdiagnose

    Who are you called to lead? And who are you leading in this season? The answers to those questions might be pretty different, but the important thing is to make sure you know the makeup of the group that’s been entrusted to you in the season you’re currently in. Often times when I counsel people …

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    Not My Tribe I was saved in the Jesus Movement. The Jesus People were a countercultural group who lived communally, grew gardens, and ate off the land. Their motto was, “Come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.” (2 Corinthians …

  • truth-blog

    The Living Truth I had a dream a few years ago that I’ve shared about before on the blog, but wanted to touch on it again today. That dream changed a lot for me. For those of you who haven’t heard it before, in this dream I saw written words flow on something like a …

  • bj-was-my-people

    One of the most pivotal moments in my life was when I realized that I would be connected to Bill Johnson for the rest of my days. Before I met Bill I was a successful businessman, but I found much more fulfillment, destiny and purpose for my life when I partnered with the people I …

  • whos-your-daddy

    When We Met Bill and Beni My father passed away when I was three years old, so when I met Bill Derryberry and Bill Johnson they filled a huge void in my life. When Kathy and I met Bill and Beni Johnson, we found that we clicked really well with them. Some people don’t know …

  • 13-signs-humble

    Thankfulness and Humility Thankfulness is the door to happiness, the gate of heaven, the cure of arrogance, and a force against the spirit of entitlement. Wow! What a powerful force that is! Thankfulness is a field that must be cultivated, weeded and seeded. But humility is the soil that makes up a field of a …

  • kv-podcast

    God has more than just a plan for your life–He has a divine purpose. In His grace, He can rewrite our history and use the mistakes of our past to accelerate us into a prosperous future. Though our culture often focuses on sin, God values the condition of our hearts, and He longs for us …

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    I find that many people who are in search of their destiny are missing one key factor. Check out this video to hear more. You may be surprised that your destiny is easier to find than you think!

  • failure-or-flawed

    No PhD for Me A few years ago a friend of mine, the chancellor of a Christian university in the United States, called and offered me an earned doctorate from his university. I have no formal education beyond high school, so I was very interested. I think he offered me the degree mainly because his …

  • is-joy-always-fun

    My Wife, Our Lighthouse In the early ’80s Kathy and I owned an auto parts store, and we (let’s be real, mostly I) decided to expand our business. My decision had a negative effect on our cash flow to the point that we barely had money to feed our family. Our three children were young …

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    Think back to the last time someone gave you a compliment. What was your response? Was it easy for you to say “thank you,” or did you try and deflect the praise that was coming your way? Take a look at this video as I share about the importance being able to accept compliments, and …

  • wifi-world

    I don’t know about you guys, but I am a major night dreamer. I also often wake up in the early hours of the morning and God speaks to me. One of these times as I was making my way through our dark bedroom so as to not wake up Kathy, God spoke to me. …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris teaches at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry on having a multi-generational vision.

  • who-your-daddy

    My Spiritual Father Kathy and I were saved when I was 18 and she was 15 years old. A few years later we moved up to the Trinity Alps in northern California. We lived there a year without the benefit of having a spiritual father and mother living alongside us. I was starving to be …

  • forgiveness-pain-edited

    Have you ever forgiven someone and then felt pain when you were around them? I used to get so confused by this and even questioned if I had really forgiven them in the first place. I’m sure that some of you have been in that same position before. In my new book Destined to Win, I …

  • wealth

    Batman and the Pope In July of 2016 I was invited to meet Pope Francis with a small group of pastors at the Vatican in Rome. I was rocked by the invitation; come on…how many people in the world get to have a sit down meeting with the Pope of the Catholic Church? I was …

  • road-success

    What We Can Learn from Our Forefathers When America’s forefathers drafted our Constitution, they were interested in creating a very different governmental structure than the British monarchy that once ruled them. In response, they created a constitutional republic to limit our president’s authority and balance the decision-making power among three branches of government and the …

  • assess-destiny

    Do you feel like you have a grasp on what your destiny is? Or are you still working to figure this out? Maybe you have a cloudy picture of what your destiny might entail, but you’re having a hard time seeing the clear steps ahead of you? One thing to consider as you process through …

  • poppy

    Tall Poppy Syndrome I was in Australia one warm afternoon preaching at a gathering of about two hundred leaders. The subject? How we, as humans, can be great. I’m not very familiar with Australia’s past so I asked the crowd, “Who are the heroes in your nation?” Nobody responded. I pressed in, “You know, the …

  • end-of-the-world

    Have you ever been confused by the book of Revelation? Beasts. Scorpions. Dragons. Angels with swords. What the heck?! It sounds like a crazy horror movie. One of the most mysterious subjects in the Bible is eschatology—the study of the end times. The book of Revelation is filled with mystical prophetic language of apocalyptic predictions. …

  • kv-podcast

    What would happen if our children were raised in a house of dreamers who anticipate the voice of God in every facet of life? In this sermon, Kris shares five practical ways to inspire children in the prophetic and create a strong spiritual atmosphere in your home. There is no such thing as a junior …

  • prophetic-change

    I recently preached at the School of Worship at Bethel, and as I was getting my things together to walk up to the podium God stopped me and began to speak. He told me to prophesy over the students before preaching. When I asked Him what the word was, He responded, The epoch season has …

  • ugly-election

    This was the most intense election and consequently charged spiritual environment that I’ve experienced in my life. I’ve observed some behavior in society as we exit this election year. Not good behavior, might I add. I want to speak into the kinds of attitudes and spirits that are trying to affect us so that you …

  • structures

    “What are some of your strengths?” — the classic interview question that you know will be followed up with, “And what are some of your weaknesses?” We’ve probably all thought through this at some point or another, but how often do we take our actions beyond simply thinking and intentionally build on our strengths? I …

  • thanksgiving

      I don’t know about you, but I am coming out of a season of intense challenge and transition. I have been buffeted from all sides in my life. Getting up from bed and remaining hopeful has been a purposeful choice, and not an automatic feeling. And, I have a sense that I am not …

  • surrounded

    My Giant Blindspot I had a giant blind spot in my life called entitlement. The problem is I didn’t know it was there until a trusted friend pointed it out to me. If you’ve ever come to visit us in Redding, you know that the Bethel parking lot can fill up quicker than a mall …

  • human

    Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you try to find purpose in your career or work, that you’re still left feeling empty? I’ve noticed that our whole society is struggling with a major identity crisis. Most people don’t know what they’re supposed to be doing with their lives. It’s hard when we …

  • remembering

    I went through a really hard season a few years ago after having an emotional breakdown. In that time, I had to break my negative thinking so that I could move forward. As you can imagine, that can be easier said than done, but I found one practical tool really got me through that season. …

  • kv-podcast

    How could we raise our children in a spiritual vortex? Kris shares how to cultivate prophetic families. Weaving the life of Joseph with Peter in prison and the story of Hannah and Samuel, Kris teaches how to cultivate families who make the supernatural natural and create a prophetic culture. Kris gives five very practical tips …

  • walking-out-of-pain

    In 2008 my family and I went through one of the hardest, darkest seasons of our lives. After ten years of marriage, my son Jason found himself in a divorce. The pain seemed to swallow him up as every beautiful memory of his wife crumbled into disappointment. He was living in a nightmare, and as …

  • responsibility

    I recently preached a message called The Responsibility of Royalty. In case you missed the podcast, I wanted to share some of my thoughts here on the blog. To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required Have you ever wondered why Moses had to be raised in the palace? Why could he not be raised …

  • dtw-launch

    Today is such a happy day for me! I’ve been dreaming of the release of my new book, Destined to Win, for over a year now and I can’t wait to share it with you. This book is special to me because I long to see people fully actualized in a way that causes them …

  • belonging

    Do you feel like you belong to a community? We all have a common desire to belong, and fulfill that need in various ways. It’s important that we get connected to other people because we are designed for relationship. Check out this video clip from a message I preached about the importance of finding your …

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    I recently shared why I’m voting this election and my thoughts about the current political climate in our nation. I’d like to continue sharing my thoughts and draw some wisdom from the book of Nehemiah. In chapter 2:17-18 it says says: “Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in …

  • kv-podcast

    As sons and daughters of the King, we have inherited a royal identity. Part of our new identity means living as imitators of God, especially when it comes to the injustice around us. In this timely teaching, Kris shares the believers immense responsibility in protecting and fighting for the unborn. We have been given abundant …

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    Silencing The Political Spirit Have the options set before you this election made you feel stuck as you attempt to figure out who the “least unrighteous” candidate is? I’ve heard many people say that they so badly wanted to believe in a candidate this year, but they feel unsure of who to get behind. They …

  • Friend of God

    - October 26, 2016

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    I have never been able to read these verses without tears: “The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart..But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.” Gen. 6:6,8 Favor with God saved the world, and it can save a city near you. I …

  • new-be-you

    Chapter 8 “Secret Agent Man” from Heavy Rain. Be You – Kris Vallotton, Bethel Church Individually, we are members of one another. You get to be you. Come and be you. You don’t need to be like someone else. Be “you”. Bring “you”. You belong. For more on this subject, check out the Revised and Updated …

  • kv-podcast

    Before we can effectively lead our families and others, we need to know how to lead ourselves in emotional health so that the life we are leading is sustainable. Being individually well is key to thriving inside of community! In this teaching, Jason Vallotton shares how we can get our needs met in body, soul, …

  • banning-liebscher

    As human beings, we reach our highest potential when we harness the power of our imagination to birth the realities and purposes of God for us and for the world. When we dream with God, as Mary did, we co-create masterpieces of His imagination. Check out my friend Banning Liebscher’s blog on Chapter 14, Casting …

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    If you don’t manage your life, others will. If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. If you don’t set boundaries for yourself, the crowd will get what they think they need from you, but soon there will be nothing left to get. Then they will discard you like an old pair …

  • 10-24-sustainability

    Chapter 6 “Ecosystems” from Heavy Rain. Sustainability – Kris Vallotton, Bethel Church God is a god of sustainability. If you don’t understand the ecosystem, then you might kill something necessary for entire ecosystem. It can be like that in our lives: You might think it’s no big deal to take out a small piece in your life, …

  • kv-podcast

    God created sex, and He intends for us to enjoy it. So why is there so much shame attached to it our culture, and how can we approach it with His perspective? How can we raise up powerful children who fight for purity? In this teaching, Kris offers steps to developing a healthy sexual culture …

  • stacey-campbell

    There is a threat in the world today that demands our attention. I do mean demands our attention! I don’t think you can talk about cultural transformation without addressing the huge elephant in the room, called ISIS or ISIL. And then there is also al-Qaeda. These Muslim radicals are raping our women, beheading our children, …

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    Isaiah said that there were people who were “captives.” Captives are people who have been captured in battle and held as prisoners of war. These people do not have unforgiveness in their hearts, but instead are bound by the lies they have believed. Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make …

  • 10-17-kingdom-wealth

    Chapter 6 “Ecosystems” from Heavy Rain. Kingdom Wealth – Kris Vallotton, Bethel Church The Parable of the Minas vs The Parable of the Talents. One said “I have made you…” and worked for money. The other said “Your mina has made…”, and had money work for them. God rewarded with more authority for the latter. …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris spoke to students of Bethel School of Supernatural Discipleship about knowing who you belong to. You can learn more about BSSD at: http://www.bssdhumboldt.com/

  • havilah-cunnington

    Many people believe the world is getting worse over time, but I believe it is actually improving! Sure, we definitely have incredible challenges and difficult issues to overcome, but there are so many aspects of life that have improved. My friend Havilah Cunnington wrote a blog on Chapter 16 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain …

  • 9-23 Communicating with God

    God’s Still Small Voice At times, the Lord speaks to us in a still small voice from within our spirit. This is not a booming, audible voice. This can be heard as a passing thought, sudden impression, or internal “sense” of something that God is saying. This still small voice is illustrated in the Book …

  • 10-3-apostolic-transformation

    Chapter 5 “The Emerging Apostolic Age” from Heavy Rain. Apostolic Transformation You are Seated in Heavenly places. The word Apostle means: To be sent to a place to reproduce what we you were sent from in the new place, a Cultural Transformer.  The goal is To make Earth like Heaven. For more on this subject, check out the …

  • johnny-enlow

    What would happen if we honestly just loved people without an agenda? What would life be like if we had an authentic interest in someone else as a person? This is my new strategy: Love people from the heart and do everything I can to bring out the best in them. It is a pretty …

  • 9-16 Taking Care of Yourself

    Guest Post by Danny Silk. YOUR LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD TO YOU. IT HAS INFINITE VALUE TO HIM, WHICH HE COMMUNICATES TO YOU IN ALL THE MANY WAYS HE LOVES YOU. Powerlessness, irresponsibility, and lack of boundaries in relationships are all rooted in failing to value your life as He does. Conversely, honoring …

  • 9-26-trusting-others-more-than-yourself

    Chapter 4 “Apostle Covering and Angel Help” from Heavy Rain. Trusting Others More Than Yourself – Kris Vallotton, Bethel Church We need good friends we can trust for faithful counsel in tough times. If you don’t trust someone else more than you trust yourself, then you can’t get out of deception. Because the nature of deception is …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Lauren Vallotton. Lauren Vallotton shares the wisdom of knowing our  “Why.” May you feel purpose, vision and direction today!

  • darren-wilson

    My friend Darren Wilson wrote an amazing blog on chapter 2 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book. Darren is the Founder of Wanderlust Productions and producer of five films: Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Holy Ghost, and Holy Ghost Reborn. While reading Kris Vallotton’s take on the kingdom of God being …

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    Here are 5 tests of a true prophet: 1. Does the prophet believe in the redemptive work of the Son of God? One thing to note is that false prophets are antichrist in nature. They are not anti-Jesus. The word Christ is the Greek word Christos and it means “the anointed one.” The anointing is …

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    Chapter 3 “From Hierarchy to Heir-Archy” from Heavy Rain. Born to Win – Kris Vallotton, Bethel Church Born to win. Did you know you’re created for greatness? Chosen. It’s one thing to be asked, it’s another to be chosen. God wants us to be comissioned: a co-mission, a mission with God, commissioned and empowered by …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Abi Stumvoll. When Abi was 12 years old she prayed, If you can teach me how to love myself, I will change the world.” This simple prayer ignited an incredible adventure of uncovering the power of love. Throughout her journey she has seen love conquer the …

  • carrie-lloyd

    I believe that courage is one of the most needed virtues in this day and age. Courage to stand for what’s right in the face of persecution is vital to overcoming evil. There’s a chapter in my book, Heavy Rain, called “Unreasonable Courage,” and Carrie Lloyd wrote this guest blog about it. ‘God does not …

  • 7-13 New Operating System

    Many years ago, I had a powerful and vivid dream that will help clarify how to correctly apply core values to Biblical truth. In this dream I saw written words begin to flow in front of my eyes on something like a ticker tape running across a television screen. Words like holy, true, powerful, peaceful, …

  • 7-11 Calling all angels

    When Moses raised his arms on the top of the mountain, Joshua routed the enemy army. But what actually made Joshua successful that day? What really happen to the enemy’s army that caused them suddenly to go from victory to defeat? That is the multimillion-dollar question, because if we could bottle success, we could change …

  • kv-podcast

    Isaiah prophesied that there would be no end to the increase of Christ’s government or of peace. But what does it look like for His government of peace to increase, and how can we use our Kingdom influence to make it happen? In this teaching, Kris addresses ten things we need to remember about God’s …

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    In this video, I talk about how covenant relationships should create an unbreakable bond between two people that can endure the hardest of times and any kind of stress. True covenant is not rooted in a common struggle, but in mutual love. Covenant needs no enemy, for it lays down its life for its friend. …

  • covering

    There is a difference between covering and accountability. Real accountability is only present in our lives when we have a personal relationship with people who can and do speak into our hearts, our circumstances, and our relationships. Everyone needs these deep covenant connections—not primarily because they keep us from failing, but because they inspire us …

  • Homelessness

    - September 5, 2016

    9-5 Homelessness

    Homelessness is one of the most challenging issues we face in society, but ignoring it is not an option. Here are some thoughts to consider when grappling with this concern. Homelessness is the symptom of a greater reality. Although these people may be homeless, they are not lesser citizens of our city. In the broadest …

  • kv-podcast

    All authority on heaven and earth has been given to Jesus. He took the keys of dominion on earth from the devil so we could partner with him to rule the world, discipling cities and nations. In this timely message, Kris shares the nature of God’s government and Kingdom and how we as sons and …

  • 6-29 God's most beautiful creation

    Have you ever wondered why God put us on the same planet as the devil himself, when there are billion other planets He could have placed us on? There are a couple of dimensions to our coexistence on this earth. First of all, we’re here to do damage to the devil by worshiping God while …

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    For a long time, I have watched organizations build around their leaders governmental structures that hamstring their God-given abilities. Then later, the leaders are blamed for not performing well. It is crucial that we understand the three main factors great governments must consider if they are going to be successful. First, who is leading? Second, …

  • 8-29 Agreement

    Guest Post by Danny Silk. SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT TALKING IS COMMUNICATING. BUT TALKING IS NOT COMMUNICATING UNLESS IT HAS A GOAL, A PURPOSE. Most often in communication, the goal is agreement. But if our goal is agreement, then what happens when we disagree? I must persuade you to agree with me, or vice versa. …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Joaquin Evans. In this message, Joaquin talks about the joy and the breakthrough that comes in partnering with God’s goodness. You’ll hear great testimonies and learn about what brings pleasure to our Father. Living a life of faith is easier than we think. For more information …

  • 8-26 Revival and Generosity

    It’s impossible to separate generosity from revival. When we believe God is our provider, we will simply act like it. Look at the early church’s approach to giving. Luke records in the book of Acts that “There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold …

  • 8-24 4 Signs of a False Prophet

    According to Matthew, false prophets have certain characteristics. (Matthew 7:15-27) “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but …

  • Bullsnake {Pituophis catenifer sayi} ready to strike, Colorado, USA

    Jealousy and Suspicion The Apostle James wrote; “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.” I have struggled with jealousy most of my life. Jealousy wears many masks. Sometimes it calls itself discernment as it searches the heart of its victim looking for reasons to discredit them. But the …

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    At times we may feel that the Lord has spoken to us about our lives. In other words, we have prophesied over ourselves. As with any other prophetic word, this word should be judged. It is vitally important that we submit this word to those who have authority over us; just as we would if …

  • 8-17 Unity of the Spirit

    The “unity of the Spirit” is a great example of a powerful truth that has been reduced to mean “we should all agree on everything so the world will believe there really is a God.” Viewing the Bible through the lens of denominationalism redefines the unity of the Spirit to mean “the unity of understanding …

  • 8-14 9 Keys to Successful Living

    Leading people can be challenging at times, but if you do it well it will help you fulfill your destiny. Here are 9 keys to successful leading to help you on your way: 1. The depth of your success is determined by the quality of the people with you. Success is a team sport; no …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris shares more about a wealth mindset, and how to have an identity-based perspective on money.

  • 8-11 Mantles and Missions

    When God commissions leaders, as He did with Joshua, He releases mantles over them. These mantles give them the supernatural ability to complete their mission. Unlike the gifts and calls of God that remain on a person for life, a mantle stays with the mission, not with the man or woman. For example, anyone who …

  • 8-9 Processing Conflict

    Belief systems are like accents. All of us speak with an accent, though we often don’t realize it until we are in the presence of someone who speaks with an accent different from ours (and of course, we all tend to think it is the other person who has the accent). What most of us …

  • Dream Again

    - August 5, 2016

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    Heavy Rain Blog Series: Casting Vision and Capturing Hearts. Check out my friend Banning Liebscher’s blog on Chapter 14 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book. Years ago I had a dream in the night that would be a defining moment of my life. In the dream I was preaching. As I spoke, I …

  • ISIS

    - August 3, 2016

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    Heavy Rain Blog Series: ISIS. Check out my friend Stacey Campbell’s blog on Chapter 9 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book. I wish we didn’t need this book but, sadly, we do.  There is much confusion these days about how a Christian should engage in warfare. Should all Christians be pacifists? Are our …

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    Heavy Rain Blog Series: It’s a Wonderful Life. This is Havilah Cunnington’s blog on Chapter 16 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book. I found myself uttering under my breath “Hallelujah” when I read Kris’s words: “The world has satisfied its appetite for bad news by developing tracking systems that report what is wrong …

  • Heavy Rain 4

    Heavy Rain Blog Series: Mr.Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall. Check out Johnny Enlow’s blog on chapter 7 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book. In Kris Vallotton’s book, Heavy Rain, I was drawn to his as-usual unique and astute observations in Chapter 7, “Mr.Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall.” While covering several related topics the over-riding observation …

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    Heavy Rain Blog Series: The Kingdom is a Family Affair. Check out Darren Wilson’s blog on chapter 2 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book. Darren is the Founder of Wanderlust Productions and producer of five films: Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Holy Ghost, and Holy Ghost Reborn. While reading Kris Vallotton’s …

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    Heavy Rain Blog Series: Re-Forming the Church, chapter 1 of the revised and expanded Heavy Rain book, written by Marajean Edquist. I first encountered the book Heavy Rain on the desk of a close friend. I’d picked it up out of a stack of other books and was absentmindedly fanning through the pages when my friend …

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    We are doing a special promotion where we have asked people from different walks of life to write their views on several of the chapters of Heavy Rain. I will be releasing them on my blog throughout the next week leading up to the launch on August 2nd. Next week, watch for more guest blogs on …

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    Kris talks to 2nd year students in Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry about deployment and being “sent.” He also answers questions from students around this topic.

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    Has God ever told you to do something? In this video, I address a common issue that happens among believers when they feel that God has given them direction. For more on this subject, check out my book Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry. What do you think? Tell me about it in the comments below.  

  • 7-20 15 Things I Learned from Bill

    The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 4:16, “I urge you, then, be imitators of me.” Bill Johnson has been my leader for almost 40 years. It’s sort of the pauper meets the prince story. Bill, a 5th generation pastor from a healthy home meets Kris, a broken young man who recently met Christ. Here …

  • 7-18 Grandfathers and Knuckleheads

    My grandfather loved me in spite of my continual stupid mistakes. He always called me “Knucklehead.” I think it was his way of showing me affection, and also a way to remind himself not to go ballistic on me. In 8 years, I managed to tear the door completely off of his flatbed truck, bend …

  • kv-podcast

    When Jesus left the earth, He gave us His authority. We have been called to rule over darkness as powerful children of God, and all creation groans for to live boldly in this Gospel victory. Kris summons us to walk fully in the dominion Jesus died to give us so we can activate our identity …

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    Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between a false prophet and a bad prophet? Check out this video where I talk about what a false prophet really is. This year the School of the Prophets will be meeting August 15-19 at Bethel Church in Redding, California. If you are called as a …

  • 7-13 School of the Prophets

    I have been training people in prophetic ministry for 25 years. I love teaching everyday Believers how to hear God and walk in power. Kingdom Values for Prophetic Communities But about 12 years ago, I began to be stirred in my spirit to see prophets and prophetesses discovered, developed, and deployed into every realm of …

  • 7-11 An Open Letter

    Rioting in the Streets As I write this blog, many of our cities are in chaos and turmoil. Rioting is filling our streets as people protest injustice and the prejudice of our society. Several police officers have been shot this week, along with many young black men. Hundreds have been arrested as riot police try …

  • kv-podcast

    So many of us want our lives to change, but working from the outside in will never catalyze the changes we are searching for. In Romans 12:2, God tells us our lives are transformed when we change from the inside out, starting with our minds. Kris provides practical ways to gain control over our minds …

  • 7-8 12 things i learned

    Dark Night of the Soul Some call it “The Dark Night of the Soul,” while others refer to it as “The Valley of the Shadow of Death,” but whatever it’s called, I found myself there seven years ago. It was the worst experience I have ever been through – hell on earth! I had 20-30 …

  • 7-6 We are not sinners

    Have you ever asked yourself, If we really are new creations and no longer battle with the flesh, then how is it that Believers still sin? Doesn’t this mean we still have a sin nature? Let me ask you this: Did Adam and Eve have a sin nature when they fell? The answer is no. …

  • 7-4 Soul Food

    Guest Post by Havilah Cunnington. Originally posted on Moral Revolution.com. I have four boys, and they love physical contact. My days are full of wrestling matches, sword fights, and lego man battles. In the midst of all the playing and running and jumping on each other, sometimes one gets hurt. Oftentimes they’ll brush it off and keep …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris shares at the Kingdom Culture conference the importance of managing your thoughts, which create mindsets. What you don’t manage will manage you, so it’s important to watch over your mind.

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    What’s the difference between jealousy and discernment? Jealousy says at its core, ‘You’re getting favor, and you got it from me! You stole it from me!” It says there is not enough to go around. Check out my video for more. If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter, sign up here: http://krisvallotton.com/  

  • 6-29 20 Things Husbands Wishes their wives

    Here are twenty things husbands wish their wives understood about them: We don’t know how we “feel” about things, we only know what we “think” about things. When you ask us how we “feel,” our processor gets stuck and we have to shut down the system and reboot so we can speak again. That’s what …

  • 6-27 Guide to Living in Peace

    Many people live in fear and anxiety much of their lives, but it is possible to break free from this bondage and live an abundant life. Here is a practical guide to living in peace: Fear has an eco-system. Fear distorts the facts and retells the story towards a negative outcome. The anticipation of a …

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    This week’s podcast is from our friends at Uncommon Legacy. They interviewed Kris’ son, Jason, and talked about how he processed pain through divorce & heartbreak. Jason’s personal journey is a powerful illustration of God’s grace, healing and redemption. In this podcast, you will hear about the true power of forgiveness, and how to use your …

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    In this video, I share some common misconceptions about prophecy and prophetic ministry. Not everything that edifies, exhorts and comforts is a prophecy. We can’t bend the truth to mean that every time we say an encouraging word, that’s a prophecy. For more on this subject, check out my book Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry. …

  • 6-22 13 Things I love About Social Media

    Everyone is talking about smart phone addiction, how it’s ruining people’s ability to truly connect and have real relationships…yada, yada, yada. I agree with this on some level, but is it possible that our lives have also been enriched by this technology in some way? I personally love social networking, smart phones, and most of …

  • Kris-Writing1

    1. Winning covers a multitude of sins, but losing tests the souls of men. The way you behave when you lose determines whether you just got outscored or you are truly a loser. Winning covers up weaknesses, flaws, and frailties. But broken organizations, relationships, and even poor attitudes won’t ever be fixed by the scoreboard. …

  • kv-podcast

    When Kris first started at Bethel nearly 20 years ago, God gave Him a word that as a generation, we were moving away from denominationalism and into apostleship. In this teaching, he shares about his visit with the Pope and encourages believers to celebrate diversity in the Church while remaining steadfast in following Jesus. It …

  • 6-17 Being faithful with little

    In this video, Kris exhorts us to steward things that God has taught us or given us. He talks about how we must be faithful in the small things to produce fruitful lives. For more on this subject, check out my book Developing a Supernatural Lifestyle. If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter, sign …

  • 6-15 Do we own things or dothey own us

    The Older Brother Unfortunately, most of us in the church are still thinking like the older brother in the parable of the Prodigal Son. We have lost sight of the fact that we don’t just work on the farm. We are sons and daughters of the Owner, and our Dad has plenty! I believe this …

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    This week I had the privilege of meeting with Pope Francis. It was probably one of the highlights of my life. He was funny, warm and very spiritual. I was invited, along with several other pastors, to a small connect forum with Pope Francis because he has a deep passion for unity among Believers – …

  • waterfall

    Who Can Live a Supernatural Lifestyle? There seems to be a lot of confusion over who should or can live a supernatural lifestyle. Here are a few things Jesus said about living supernaturally, which would include the gifts of the Spirit like prophesy. Mark 16:16-18 says, “He who has believed and has been baptized shall …

  • hummingbird

    The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 14:3, “The one who prophesies speaks to men for edification, and exhortation, and consolation.” We understand from this passage that the main purpose of the gift of prophecy is for edification, exhortation, and consolation. Edification means “to build up,” exhortation means “to call near,” and consolation means “to …

  • path to promotion

    As I have gotten older,  I have a growing revelation of an overall lack of value for the elderly in our culture, which has resulted in an obsession with everyone trying to look young. There is a secret yet deep-seated fear among the aged of being terminated from the life-blood of our communities by being …

  • kv-podcast

    Wealth doesn’t always reflect our relationship with God, but sometimes, it’s a fruit of how we view Him and ourselves. When we live from our identity as sons and daughters of the king, postured in hope and faith for what God can do, our lives attract God’s Kingdom. Kris speaks on the correlation between wealth …

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    You are no longer a sinner! Your triune being (spirit, soul and body) is now inherently good. Your old nature is dead! Check out this video for more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUTkNTZRh1s If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter, sign up here: http://krisvallotton.com/ Do you know your old nature is dead? Tell me about it in the comments …

  • beach

    If you recognize any of these 7 signs in your life, you may have a poverty mentality: 1. You require your close friends to have an exclusive relationship with you. You get jealous when they have a relationship with anyone else. Why? Because you fear that they will like them instead of you. 2. You …

  • write

    Writing to Leave a Legacy Writing leaves a legacy for the generations that will follow you. If you have ever wanted to write, here are five points to inspire you to go for it! 1. Inform, encourage, equip and train people. Teach people what you have learned so they can stand on your shoulders and …

  • identity

    Most believers have no idea who they are called to be. We are called to be sons of God and we ought to behave as such! Check out this video on your identity as sons and daughters of God. For more on this subject, check out my book Supernatural Ways of Royalty. If you would …

  • cell

    Are you searching for your calling in life? If so, check your heart for the prisons of unforgiveness, jealousy, envy, and fear, which can lead us out of our destiny and into the dungeon. The story of Saul and David returning home from their great victory over Goliath and his army is a perfect example …

  • Brick Wall

     The Worth of Work I was never a very good student in school. In fact, I wasn’t great at anything my peers valued. I was strong and fast, but I couldn’t see well enough (and I refused to wear glasses) to become a standout athlete. I didn’t learn to read until I was 19 so …

  • kv-podcast

    So many of us want our lives to change, but working from the outside in will never catalyze the changes we are searching for. In Romans 12:2, God tells us our lives are transformed when we change from the inside out, starting with our minds. Kris provides practical ways to gain control over our minds …

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    We have a new nature in Christ. It is no longer our nature to sin, nor are we prone to sin. Our old man is dead, but a large part of the church is necromancing and raising the wrong dead people! Check out my video for more. If you would like to subscribe to my …

  • Cabin

    Nestled in the tall pine trees on a narrow road that winds its way through the mountains is an aged log cabin. A steep cliff overshadows this old miner’s bungalow, causing it rarely to see the light of day. An eerie sensation comes over you as you approach the well-worn front porch, straddle the rotten …

  • gender

    The recent President’s administration’s directive that every public school provide transgender restroom access – or face the loss of federal funds – drew swift and strong condemnation from conservatives. But before we talk about the transgender restroom issue, let’s review the situation that we have already. We already have men that are sexually attracted to …

  • kv-podcast

    In this light-hearted but insightful conversation, Kris and Kathy encourage moms on Mother’s Day, sharing wisdom they’ve gleaned together in their parenting journey. God has entrusted us with children to raise up into Him, and it’s our privilege to partner with Him to bring Heaven to Earth through our parenting!

  • Eagle

    We need to develop a culture where it is okay to judge someone’s prophetic word without it reflecting on that person’s integrity or their relationship with God. Check out my video on Judging Prophetic Words for more on this topic. For more on this subject, check out my book Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry. …

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    Guest post by Bill Johnson, Senior Leader of Bethel Church. Divine Assignment The reason God didn’t take you to be with Him when you were born again is because you have the divine assignment to invade the impossible. The reality of the Christian life is measured by the impact on the impossible. God or the …

  • cross

    Unfortunately, there are many believers who are prophesying as if they are still under the Old Testament system. (Matthew 5:43-45) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you …

  • kv-podcast

    God is merciful–but He’s also righteous. Before He can extend mercy, He must release justice. Jesus carried the weight of our guilt and led us into a restored relationship with the Father. Now, we have authority and a mandate to offer the same forgiveness to the world around us. Kris teaches on the importance of …

  • runner

    What do you do when you pray, and nothing seems to happen? I feel strongly that this is a season to persevere for your breakthrough!  Many of us believe that if we don’t get our answer instantly, that it can’t be God. Luke 11:9 says to KEEP asking, KEEP seeking, KEEP knocking, and the door …

  • courage

    Your destiny lies on the other side of your fear. I’m convinced that the devil knows your destiny better than you do! I believe that God is calling us to courage, but we can’t conquer what we refuse to confront. Christopher Columbus said, “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose …

  • feet

    I’ve been writing a series on some of the controversial subjects that come up over and over with people who are opposed to Bethel or that misunderstand our position on certain issues. Check out my previous articles Here, Here and Here. Today we will talk about how Bethel deals with fallen leadership. We have had …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris talks about perseverance. Our forefathers understood that perseverance is the way of Kingdom. Keep knocking, keep asking, and don’t give up!

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    Do you struggle to hear God speak? Have you ever wondered why Jesus often spoke in hard-to-understand parables? Check out my video to find out! Let me know what you think in the comments below. For more on this subject, check out my book Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry. If you would like to …

  • sunset

    I’ve been writing a series on some of the controversial subjects that come up over and over with people who are opposed to Bethel or that misunderstand our position on certain issues. Check out my previous articles Here, Here and Here. This blog will discuss doctors, medicine and restoring broken people. Doctors and Medicine There …

  • Crowd

    I’ve been writing a series on some of the controversial subjects that come up over and over with people who are opposed to Bethel or that misunderstand our position on certain issues. Check out my previous articles Here, Here and Here. Today we will talk about falling down and holy laughter. Slain in the Spirit …

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    I had the opportunity to interview Brian Johnson on the topic of anxiety. Brian shares how he overcame anxiety and fear. To see the extended version of this video, subscribe to our mailing list here:  http://krisvallotton.com/subscribe/ We will include the extended video in our weekly newsletter that will be sent on Saturday, April 23. Did …

  • Feather

    On Monday’s blog we talked about signs, wonders and miracles. Today we will discuss raising the dead, gold dust and feathers.  I am not writing an exhaustive theological dissertation on each point to try and convince our detractors that we are right. I am simply trying to make it clear, in simple terms, what we …

  • church

    There are a few subjects that come up over and over with people who are opposed to Bethel or that misunderstand our position on certain issues. I thought I would try to clarify some of these issues for the people who truly care about our perspectives. I am not writing an exhaustive theological dissertation on …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Bob Hazlett. Personal and cultural transformation comes from a change in thinking. As a man thinks in his heart, so he will be. Transformation does not come from changing behavior or laws; it comes from changing hearts and minds. The ancient prophet Isaiah revealed that God’s …

  • building legs

    There have been many things written about Bethel Church and the movement that we have had the privilege of being a part of for more than three decades. Most of what has been said about us is positive. But a small, yet influential coalition of people has shared negative reports about us. These reports often …

  • water

    Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Have you ever said “I believe every word of the Bible?” Okay, you better buckle your seatbelt for this! Did you know that the book of Ecclesiastes was never written to be true, but to demonstrate what happens when Solomon, the wisest man on earth lost relationship with his God? That’s right! …

  • desk

    I am learning a lot about leadership in this season. I understand more clearly now that with authority comes much responsibility. The more influence I have in the world, the more wisdom I need to navigate life redemptively so that the purposes of God are fulfilled in my time. Favor amplifies the influence of my …

  • court

    Jesus said, “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, …

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    Do you suffer from depression? Check out my video blog for some tips and advice for those dealing with depression and anxiety. To see the extended version of this video, subscribe to our mailing list below. We will include the extended video in our weekly newsletter. Want to receive updates from Kris Vallotton? Join our …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Bob Hazlett. Personal and cultural transformation comes from a change in thinking. As a man thinks in his heart, so he will be. Transformation does not come from changing behavior or laws; it comes from changing hearts and minds. The ancient prophet Isaiah revealed that God’s …

  • crater

    If you missed part 1 of this series, check it out here: http://krisvallotton.com/jesus-did-not-come-to-judge-the-world-part-1/ Now let me recap what we have learned so far about the New versus the Old Covenant and begin to apply it to the ministry of the prophet and prophetess. Jesus died to free us from sin, fulfill the Old Covenant (agreement), and …

  • crater

    It probably sounds bold to say to prophetic people that we get to live in a realm of life in which we don’t experience judgment, especially since that is a subject that looms large throughout both the Old and New Testaments. I want to clarify what I mean. You may have looked at judgment through …

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    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Candace Johnson. Candace Johnson talks about Jesus as the Prince of Peace. Fear comes, but it’s what we do with it that matters. Being in His presence allows us to stay in peace. For more information about Candace, go to: http://www.ibethel.org/leadership/eric-candace-johnson-2/

  • kid bible

    All of us love the rags to riches stories; the poor gal who made it big, or the underdog who defeated the great champion. We admire people like young David, who killed the huge giant, or Esther, who became a beautiful princess and altered the course of history in a foreign land. These folks shook …

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    Guest Post by Lisa Bevere. Who You Are in the Fire is Who You Are I don’t really like this truth, but here it is: Who you are in the fire is who you are. I want to imagine that who I am on television is the true representation of who I am. I like …

  • Building

    If you missed Part 1 of this series, you can find it here: Do You Have the Guts to Be a Great Leader? Part 1. Building Teams If you have a vision you can fulfill by yourself, you don’t have God’s vision! The Lord’s vision will require God’s help and a team of talented people …

  • Building

    There are many people who call themselves “leaders,” but who are no more than puppets of the people! They are so concerned about being liked that they relinquish their authority to the crowd and spend their days worrying about their approval rating. If you fear the people you are not leading them, they are leading …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris speaks to 2nd Year BSSM students about God’s purposes and plans. He shares stories about his ideas that he had for his life, and how God used them to route him to his destiny.

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    I love to post statements on Facebook and see how people respond. There are always those that feel like it’s their job to police the cloud. They scour the Internet, diligently searching for those they deem as violators of Truth whom they view as false teachers or false prophets. Like secret agents, they hide their …

  • Just Do It

    - March 14, 2016


    Guest Post by Kevin Dedmon. In two recent blogs, I discussed the benefits of dreaming, and dreaming big. In this blog, I want to discuss the journey from a dream to a destiny. Most of us are familiar with the infamous 1988 Nike ad campaign encouraging people to “JUST DO IT.” Research of buyer demographics …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris continues his series on wealth and developing a wealth mentality. It’s time to honor the people around us and move out of the land of just enough into the land of more than enough!

  • money

    I grew up American poor (not African poor), so I understand how poor people think. Our people despised wealthy folks; we voted democrat, railed against big business, and blamed Uncle Sam for our condition. We were little, powerless people, lost in the sea of humanity; paddling hard, but getting nowhere. The winds of financial adversity …

  • Bible

    Documentary or Commentary For many people, it’s hard to understand that not only are there hundreds of contrasting scriptures in the Bible, but also much of the Bible is God’s documentary on man and not God’s commentary on how to live life. Therefore when people say, “I live by every word in the Bible,” it’s …

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    Kris & Kathy speak to 2nd Year BSSM students about dating, love, sex, relationships & marriage.

  • globe

    Praying for our leaders leads to a quiet life, which creates an atmosphere for people to come to know God. 1 Peter 2:17 says, “Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, and honor the king.” The Heart of Nations I believe that Nations have a heart. Social justice happens when the heart of the people of …

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    It’s a presidential election year in the United States, and the honor, privilege, and responsibility of a free people is to vote. Women couldn’t vote in our country until 1920. They struggled in an intense battle for equal rights for 78 years before they could even go to the polls. Under the threat of death, …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris speaks to 2nd Year Students at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry about kingdom wealth, finances, and prosperity.

  • sunrise

    What we want and what we will are often completely different things. For example, I want a great body but this “desire” has not activated my will. In order to achieve my desire I need to “will” a diet change, a schedule change, and a workout transition. Our “wants” influence our “will,” but our desires …

  • What If?

    - February 24, 2016


    Guest post by Kevin Dedmon. In my last blog, I discussed the benefits of daydreaming our way into our destiny. The degree to which our destiny is fulfilled, however, will be determined by our willingness to dream beyond what we initially imagine, ask, or think. God has called us to do the impossible, which means …

  • castle

    The Process I can’t count the number of times people have talked to me about their leaders not acknowledging their office as a prophet or prophetess. Typically they have some sort of prophetic word or personal experience in which “God” commissions them as a prophet. They take this as a license to operate in the …

  • Kingdom Wealth

    - February 20, 2016


    This is the second part of Kris’ message titled, “Poverty, Riches, And Wealth.” The Lord would love to release an ecosystem on us that wherever we go prospers!

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    Strength in Weakness It is important to point out that the devil left Jesus alone until “an opportune time.” Satan is an opportunist. He often strategically waits to attack until we are hungry, weak or tired. Although the devil is insane, he is not stupid. But the Holy Spirit is the most brilliant strategist. He …

  • man walking

    Eager Beavers One challenge I see in the church is what I call “Eager Beavers.” It’s the pressure that many leaders feel to be “vogue” with their peers. Let me explain: the awareness that the apostles and prophets are such an important part of the government of the church has caused many spiritual leaders to promote …

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    Today is the day we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He is one of my heroes! In spite of the fact that he fought for freedom and equality for African Americans, my soul is vexed over the fact that we are still allowing one person’s freedom to come at the demise of another human being’s life! …

  • Be a Valentine

    - February 13, 2016


    Each year, on February 14th, we celebrate Valentines Day. It is a day that primarily focuses on romantic love — more chocolate, cards, and flowers, especially roses, are sold on Valentines Day than any other day of the year. 110 million roses 1 billion cards 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate 3% of pet owners …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris talks about the ways that spirituality and wealth are connected. He also teaches the difference between being rich and being wealthy.

  • water

    Temptation and Sin A misunderstanding of the difference between temptation and sin has caused many people to believe they are losing when they are actually winning their wilderness battles. The writer of Hebrews said that Christ was “tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). It is important for us to understand …

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    Originally posted on Moral Revolution It’s not always easy being single: third wheeling it at the movies, persevering through some awkward dates, and scrambling for a good answer when well-meaning friends and family members ask if you’ve met anyone “special” yet. Although it has its fair share of uncomfortable situations and weekend nights sitting on the …

  • land

    Wealth isn’t a sign of God’s blessing on your life, unless of course, your name is Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Joseph, Esther, David, and Solomon. Oh, maybe wealth isn’t a sign of blessing, unless of course, it is! Wealth vs. Blessing The Bible warns us about seeking wealth, but encourages us to pursue blessing.  Blessings come …

  • mountain

    Forgiveness Restores the Standard I learned this lesson years ago when my kids were teen­agers. I became angry with Kathy in front of them and treated her disrespectfully. An hour later, I apologized, and she forgave me. But when I went to bed that night, I sud­denly realized that I had disrespected Kathy in front of my teenage kids. So I needed to apologize to them for being a bad example of a husband, or they would grow up believ­ing that …

  • bed

    Guest post by Kevin Dedmon. New Years tends to be the one holiday Americans have selected in which we are reminded to dream — to hope outside of the box of our current reality. Studies have shown that approximately 45% of the American adult population makes New Year’s resolutions — dreaming about improving their life …

  • couple

    Soul Ties Sex is a tridimensional experience: spirit, soul, and body. Anytime you have sex with a person you bond with them. Dr. Daniel Amen writes in his book, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,” “Whenever a person is sexually involved with another person, neurochemical changes occur in both their brains that encourage limbic, emotional …

  • woman

    Wells of Compassion I have to admit that before I wrote my book “Fashioned to Reign” I never understood the radical message of gender equality that the Gospel writers were trying to convey through the life of Jesus. Yes, I knew that Jesus hated religion. I was very aware that He was a counterculture radical …

  • storm

    If you missed Part 1 of Prophets and the End of the World, find it here: http://krisvallotton.com/prophets-and-the-end-of-the-world-part-1/ From this point the Lord began to open up a world of revelation to me. He told me that many of these intercessors have been neutralized because they have believed the lie that disaster breeds humility and humility gives …

  • kv-podcast

    Olivia Shupe interviews Kris at the Bethel Women’s Night. They discuss the topic of leadership, and how to lead yourself.

  • storm

    Interest over the new millennium during the last several years has brought the “doomsday” prophets out of prophetical hibernation. They seemingly hear God saying, “Let me show you 50 ways that I’m going to kill you”. As a native of California I am somewhat qualified as an expert on the subject of prophetic cataclysmic utterances. …

  • sad

    One night, exhausted from a long, hard week of work as an automotive technician managing a repair shop in the Bay Area, I got in the bathtub to relax my tired body while my wife Kathy lay sick in her eighth month of pregnancy on the sofa. An hour or so later, I started to …

  • rain

    Paupers have a poverty mentality. They always feel like their resources are limited. They believe that when someone else receives something, it takes away some of the provision that could be theirs. They surmise that someone else’s blessing costs them. The story of the prodigal son from Luke 15 illustrates this point clearly. Having squandered …

  • man beach

    Yesterday we looked at Steps 1 and 2 to overcoming powerlessness: Do the Work of Repentance and Start the Messy Cleanup.  In case you missed it, read it here: http://krisvallotton.com/4-steps-to-overcoming-powerlessness-part-1/ Today we’ll take a look at Steps 3 and 4. Third Step: Think Differently There are a lot of situations in life that seem hard to …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris talks about moving into friendship with God. God wants us to move from slavery into friendship with Him. Let’s not only be led by the Spirit, but be friends with the Spirit.

  • Beach

    Today, we will look at the first two steps to becoming powerful people and putting God back in control. Putting God Back in Control We were never created to be a powerless people, subject to the happiness or depression of the environment around us. Rather, our source of wholeness is derived from the author Himself. God …

  • Sunrise

    A Culture Of Reward Worldly societies are based on punishment. For example, the police are not charged with identifying good drivers and rewarding them. On the contrary, they give tickets out to people who speed or break the law. The kingdom of God has a completely different core value system. God rewards people who work …

  • Tiger

    Do you want to know what your purpose is in life? Then tell me who your enemies are. A person with no enemies is a person with no destiny! Your enemies fear you at the place of your destiny.  Do you want to know where your destiny meets your opportunity? Listen to your enemies; they …

  • house

    Part 1 I was a youth pastor for 13 years. Back then I knew a lot about raising kids, especially teenagers. I gave parents a lot of great advice about raising their teens, but that was a long time ago…long before we raised four teenagers…long before we had six teenage grandchildren. Life was simpler then …

  • column

    Anyone who attended Sunday school as a child has most likely heard the story of Solomon and his request for wisdom. The Lord told Solomon he could ask for anything and it would be given to him. Solomon famously asked for wisdom, and the Lord responded that he would—as promised—give him wisdom and, because he …

  • woman

    In a recent interview with America Magazine, the Pope spoke of his concern for women to find their proper role in the Church. He said, “Women are asking deep questions that must be addressed. The Church cannot be herself without the woman and her role.” I agree with the Pope. I have an amazing wife, …

  • castle

    I have often been in the presence of really important and/or influential people whom I’ve longed to meet, only to find myself tongue-tied by the sheer anxiety of my honor for them. I have usually walked away having asked some stupid questions or making some ridiculous comments. Of course, an hour later I regret my …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Shawn Bolz. This message is from the last session at Bethel’s Open Heavens Conference in 2015. For more information about Shawn, go to: translatinggod.com

  • church 1

    Can you imagine someone 200 years ago telling you that they could write the entire Bible on something the size of your fingernail and anyone could read it?  You would probably think, “No way! No one could write that tiny. That’s impossible.” Of course, your paradigm would not include the microchip because the technology hadn’t …

  • cliff

    American culture is fixated on always moving onto to the next big thing. If you’re single it’s, “when are you getting married?” If you’re married it’s, “when are you going to have kids?” If it’s your career it’s, “what is your five-year plan?”  All of this can feel like a ton of pressure to have …

  • space

    America I saw America’s condition emerge out of the Book of 1 Samuel in that we were like the Israelites of those days. Samuel described their condition and situation like this: “They were in a strait, (for the people were hard-pressed), and the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and …

  • Chuch

    When people don’t trust someone, they make up stories about them in their minds. They judge everything they do through the lens of suspicion, and they even read bad motives into their good actions. Dog Eat Dog World I grew up in the business world. I started my first business at 23 years old, and …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris answers questions from students in 2nd Year at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

  • glass building

    Thank God for the science and the medical community. Jesus himself said “Those who are sick need a physician.” I believe in healing and miracles. I also believe in eating healthy, exercise, and all the natural and organic medicine that is emerging in this 21st-century. I think it’s healthy, and that it’s progressive and right. …

  • crowd

    Morality has become relative in our time. It’s not that people were inherently more righteous a century ago, it’s just that people acted immorally against society’s social standards. I mean, if you were having sex with your girlfriend you knew it was wrong, and you certainly didn’t tell your mother. But now days it’s common …

  • man

    I can look back on my crash from many years ago now and understand that although my depression affected me emotionally and spiritually, it actually was rooted in the physical dimension of my mind and body. I ignored several warning signs my mind was sending me months before I completely crashed and burned. I was …

  • christmas

    I love Christmas and I am so thankful for the birth of Christ. But Christmas is painful for many people for lots of different reasons. Here are 5 of the most common struggles: 1. Christmas is culturally a time when families gather. But it is an in-your-face reminder for people who have no family or …

  • trees

    Are you a thermostat or a thermometer? Are you the person that’s affected by the culture, or are you the person helping to create the culture? Many people go through life feeling like powerless victims of their environment. They reflect their culture because the culture happens to them, but they are unaware or unwilling to …

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    Humility is not only compatible with greatness; it is the process of significance. We see this clearly in Jesus’ statement: “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:12). According to Christ, the act of humility is the pathway to promotion. Jesus was not criticizing the desire for greatness; …

  • dream

    It takes courage to break ranks with religious clones and think for ourselves. But we must realize that creativity, imagination and real learning are never cultivated in crowds. We also have to recognize that there are no permanent “arrivals” or plateaus in this life. Either we are growing, expanding and developing, or we are declining, …

  • How to Succeed

    - December 18, 2015


    Kris shares with 3rd Year BSSM students several keys to succeeding in life including perseverance, hard work, & humility.  

  • History Makers

    - December 18, 2015


    Every so often in the course of history there are individuals born who defy common reason and statistical explanation. These are the great ones, who break the tether of their generation’s expectations and rise to the high call that seems to echo from somewhere beyond the grave. The prophets of old peered into the future …

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    I’d like to introduce you to the bravest person I know. It all began one summer day nearly thirty years ago, when I heard a motorcycle pull up outside our little country church in Weaverville, California. I bridged the threshold of the church door just in time to see a young, skinny tomboy awkwardly hopping …

  • resources

    Below you can download Kris’ notes on “Walking out of Pain.”

  • justice

    This is part 2 of a series on The Context for Justice. The rights of the innocent are terminated in the silent screams of children who protest against their own death in horrible pain. For what began as a warm, safe haven suddenly turns into a chamber of death. It is here, in the dark …

  • justice

    Dream At 6 o’clock in the morning on December 20th, 2006, I had a shocking dream. In this dream, I was sitting next to God on His throne. From the throne we could hear screaming coming from the Earth. It was the kind of blood curdling screaming I had heard only once in my life …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Banning Liebscher. Taken from our 2010 Encounter conference, this sermon from Banning Liebscher talks about how you need to be aware of what time it is right now – and it is absolutely vital to recognize that it is time for you to seek the Lord. …

  • birds

    The three parts of prophecy are Revelation, Interpretation, and Application.  In order to be effective when we have a word for someone else, or we receive a prophetic word, we need to understand these three aspects of prophecy. 1. Revelation What is God saying? The person who delivers the prophetic word is responsible for the …

  • bricks

    The Demon with Glowing Eyes Many years ago, I learned firsthand how to apply Philippians 1:28 when terrible dreams began to torment me. I would often wake up in a panic at seeing two large, glowing red eyes watching me from the foot of my bed. (I know this sounds like a scene from a horror …

  • ocean

    When Jesus said we must eat His flesh and drink his blood, he wasn’t talking about cannibalism, but he was referring to ingestion that leads to incarnation. Christ was the Word that became flesh. It is important that we ingest the Word of God in a way that causes us to digest His life until …

  • Winter trees

    In the midst of the darkest time of my life, I went to see a professional counselor who is a friend of mine. Of course, the first question he asked was, “Why have you come to see me?” I told him the story of my son Jason’s divorce, how his wife had run off with …

  • Sustainability

    - December 5, 2015


    Kris talks about creating sustainability. God is a God of sustainability, and it’s important that we cultivate a healthy spiritual ecosystem in our lives. Let’s go after sustainability in every area of life!

  • prayer

    A Violent Act Of Grace It never seems to dawn on some Believers that we didn’t get into the Kingdom through our works but through His (Christ’s). Sinners who discipline themselves into good behavior are still sinners who are in need of a savior. No one can behave their way into Heaven! Trying to get …

  • prayer

    Devilish Deception It’s been said that God does nothing in the affairs of men except they pray. Prayer is the catalyst for worldwide transformation. Prayer incites the angels, restrains darkness, and releases nations into their destiny. Prayer is the key to revival; building bridges between what should be and what will be. The devil also …

  • Cliff

    Everyone is going to die someday, but not everyone really lives! You can’t add days to your life, but you can add life to your days. Here are the top 5 things that rob us of life: 1. The Fear of Failure. Ask yourself the question: if I was ten times bolder what would I …

  • Chess

    No Picnic for Daniel It is common in our environment to refer to raising up “Daniels” to go out and influence influencers in the world. Having the ear of the king and a position of authority in his kingdom is a high honor and should not be taken lightly. In modern times, the “king” can …

  • city

    Manipulation is the ability to use unrelated comparisons to motivate people to carry out a predetermined goal. Manipulation works best when you can tie someone’s belief system or behavior to a title that has strong negative connotations. For example, if a person micromanages their environment, you can call them a Nazi. Of course, micromanaging, or …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Danny Silk. The work of the cross of Jesus Christ is either a complete work or a complete fraud. Fortunately, we know it to be the former. Therefore, the punishment of God towards sin must be completely satisfied. That being the case, all of our mistakes …

  • Thank you

    Guest post by Steve Backlund. Recently, I sensed the Lord say to me, “Steve, the two most important words in the world are THANK YOU.” What do you think about that? Did I hear right? Let me try to make my case. The Bible says, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving” (Psalm 100:4). A gate …

  • resources

    Below you can download Kris’ Leadership Training notes from 2nd Year BSSM.

  • wedding

    Marriage means to merge – the two become one flesh. It’s a mystery that begins with a blood covenant. It’s the reason why God gave women a hymen, so the covenant could be ratified before the children were conceived. Some people marry, but never merge. Independence, fear, mistrust, selfishness, and unforgiveness become impregnable walls of …

  • heart

    I love Paul’s revelation of the love of God in Ephesians. He wrote, “…being rooted and grounded in love, (that you) may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge…” (Ephesians 3:17-19). The love of …

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    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Banning Liebscher. As leaders, it’s impossible to follow God unless we know what He is saying. Getting the word of God for your life, your family and your city is an essential part of leadership. In this message, Banning dives into what it looks like spiritually …

  • holding hands

    The Problem Our society seems to dictate that men pursue women and not the other way around. This can create a pretty powerless culture for the girls. Furthermore, if the girl wants to be a virtuous woman, then she must refuse to use sensuality to seduce a man. This theoretically reduces her chances of “catching …

  • couple

    In 1999 Kathy and I experienced a terrible financial crisis. We lost our four businesses, the home we built, and most of our worldly possessions. To make matters worse, we were left with a $1.8 million debt! That same year a man we didn’t know gave us $30,000. We found out who the mystery man …

  • resources

    Below you can download Kris’ teaching notes on “Prophecy & Prophets.”

  • worplace

    I have a confession: I like being in charge. Before I started working for Bill Johnson, our senior leader at Bethel, I ran my own businesses for over 20 years and was used to calling all the shots myself. Transitioning from that role to serving Bill was one of the most challenging and painful things …

  • Paris

    People kill, steal, and destroy, ultimately because they are under the power of the evil one. It’s true that LOVE protects, and that governments have the right and the responsibility to protect their citizens with force if necessary. For example, I don’t know many people who would advocate getting rid of their police department because …

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    Less than 24 hours before the attack on Paris, I posted this on Facebook: “I believe that violence against ISIS should be the last resort. But it’s the last resort man! The only reason some people don’t agree is because ISIS hasn’t been to your children’s bedroom yet! Passive restraint does not work with these …

  • man ledge

    Guest Post by Jason Vallotton Recently, while wandering my way through the day, I caught myself in the middle of a thought, “I wish I had more willpower!” I sat on my couch as the seconds ticked by a bit taken back by my desire. I’ve always seen myself as a champion of willpower, someone …

  • kv-podcast

    This session is from the Fall 2015 Leaders Advance. Kris talks about keeping your heart pure in the midst of transition and changes.

  • Sundial Bridge 2

    My close friend, Julie Winter, is running for Redding City Council. I have worked with her for more than a decade. Julie is one of the most intelligent and forward thinking leaders I have ever met. This is only the 2nd time I have ever endorsed a candidate for an office in my life, but I …

  • wood

    Our view of the end times can be a deciding factor in how we live our lives. Here are my eight eschatological core values. 1. I will not embrace an end-time worldview that re-empowers a disempowered devil. 2. I will not accept an eschatology that takes away my children’s future, and creates mindsets that undermine the …

  • couple wallking

    When Jesus walked the earth, He had a few advantages over us. Minor things like He never sinned, for instance, so He never had to worry about hypocritically pointing out faults in others while neglecting His own. He was also God and knew the hearts of men; therefore, His assessments of people’s motives were always …

  • Forest

    Humility, the Attitude of Nobility Humility is so important in our lives. Even under the New Covenant, God says that He is “opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Greatness is planted in the seedbed of humility, it’s watered by the deeds of servanthood, and then it’s cultivated by the hands of …

  • Living in Peace

    - November 6, 2015


    Kris teaches on living in peace during tough seasons. If we want to live in peace, we have to proactively go after it. It’s the kingdom in you that becomes the kingdom around you!

  • Friends

    Community is a big deal to God—so much so that He breathed it into the heart of man when He created him. In Genesis, when God created everything on the earth before that, He is referred to in the singular. It is not until he creates man that He is referred to in the plural: …

  • man water

    Most people try to avoid making mistakes. We are taught from an early age that mistakes are unacceptable, intolerable, unprofitable, detrimental, and even fatal to our success and wellbeing. We are taught from an early age that only the perfect performances are acceptable. Movie directors spend hours cutting out the bloopers of their shows. Music …

  • woman-tree

    Guest Post by Nathan Edwardson, reposted from moralrevolution.com. In the book Song of Songs, the woman says to her lover, “Your name is like purified oil.” In the Hebrew language, the word for name is best translated to be etched. In this day, a name was much more than what people would call you. A name was your character, your virtue; your hidden life …

  • prince

    Take the test below to find out if you are perceived as a Pauper or a Prince. Following the test will be a description, and keys to becoming more royal!  

  • night sky

    WARNING!  This is a long and highly controversial post! Let me begin this dialog by saying that I hate #violence. I think it is an ineffective way to resolve problems. War is terrible – there’s just no two ways about it. BUT that being said, there seems to be a lot of confusion over whether …

  • Press

    The media make their living on “breaking news.” The news is no longer in business to inform the public; it’s in business for the sake of business—to turn a profit. Now, there’s nothing wrong with making a profit and being a successful business, but when it comes to the news we need to keep in …

  • man-working

    Grace is not the absence of work! In fact, grace gives us the strength, energy, and ability to work at a superior level. The apostle Paul wrote, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) Jesus said work …

  • Subway

    If you don’t manage your life,  others will. If don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. If you don’t set boundaries for yourself;  the crowd will get what they think they need from you, but soon there will be nothing left to get. Then they will discard you like an old pair of …

  • prison1

    Here is an entry from my journal dated January 18, 2015. Today was life changing: we went in to the Huntsville prison to minister to 65 believers. A man named Charlie started a Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry a couple of years ago that is rocking this maximum security prison. We arrived at the unwelcome …

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    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Danny Silk. Too often, the practice of honor in our modern culture is a lost art. Restoring a culture of honor to our communities and nation will come as the Church embraces the two pillars of empowering and confronting people. This message is an updated version …

  • night-sky

    It is so funny to me how believers pick and choose what things they think are “New Age” and what things are “Christian”. For example, are trances “New Age” or Christian? Well, the Apostle Peter fell into a trance. Here is the reference: “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance …

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    I often write short notes in my journal that are thought provoking, but aren’t completely fleshed out. I decided to post a few of them and see if they are helpful. I call them RANDOM THOUGHTS for obvious reason. Let me know what you think. 5 principles to live by: If you want people to …

  • flowers

    What would our lives be like if we could not sense what was going on around us, or happening to us — if we were unaware of the world in which we live? Would we really even exist? The reality is that our existence is realized through our senses. Imagine a car that didn’t have …

  • woman-window

    When people counsel women (or men for that matter) to stay in dangerous situations in the name of “submission” they need to have their heads checked. A wife was never called to be a zookeeper, a lion tamer, or a punching bag. She was born to be protected, adored, cherished, and empowered. Submission must be …

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    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Steve & Wendy Backlund. An increased perspective of joy and hope is one strong evidence that the renewing of the mind is working. Our joy-level is a key component of our spiritual load bearing capacity, and our hope-level is the indicator of whether we are believing …

  • Man-street

    Insecurity relegates you to a small, insignificant place with other scared people. But confidence in your identity will help you to draw other champions around you so that you can together, collaboratively, conquer the promised lands. Insecure people: 1. Spend a lot of their time comparing themselves to others. 2. Fear strong, gifted people. 3. …

  • Red-shoes1

    Countless people are imprisoned by life-controlling sin and mind-numbing fear. Here are nine strategies on how to escape the grasp of the enemy and win the battle against hopelessness. If you are held hostage by the fear of failure, despair and depression, these steps will help you break free from the chains that hold you …

  • fall leaves

    Lazarus emerged from his tomb at the voice of the Master, alive yet bound. Jesus turned to the people near him and said, “Unbind him, and let him go.” Too many of us are spiritual mummies; we’ve had a true conversion experience, but we live a life encumbered by the same things that entombed us …

  • woman lake

    I went to high school in the early ’70s in the midst of the so-called Sexual Revolution. The motto of our times was, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.”1 Of course, this song had nothing to do with love. It really meant, “Screw whoever you can; don’t …

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    Kris teaches on developing a healthy sexual culture. We can’t confront the immorality of our age without teaching people the right way. Let’s live in a kingdom culture that embraces sex as a beautiful gift from God in the right context.

  • mountain

    Here are 10 principles for leadership that I’ve learned from years of owning businesses and serving in leadership at Bethel. 1. Reward what you want and confront what is unhealthy. If you give ice cream to a screaming child to shut them up, you just rewarded the behavior you don’t want. If you extend mercy when …

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    Guest blog by Chris Cruz. On a random and uneventful evening, Heaven was eager. The Holy Spirit rushed into my life and took me straight into His heart. Death and resurrection were my portion that night. I was a new person: the Holy Spirit buried an unsatisfied, hurt life, and raised me into something out …

  • man city

    Tough Times Build Character In the early 1980’s, Kathy and I owned one auto parts store and we (mostly I) decided to expand our business into two other cities. My decision turned out to have a treacherous effect on our cash flow to the point that we barely had money to feed our family. Our …

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    I am saddened by another school shooting. My heart goes out to the families that suffered loss this week. I understand that justice and peace for these terrible losses can only be found in Jesus. We mourn with those mourn and continue to pray for those that are wounded. As our president rightly pointed out, …

  • kv-podcast

    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Havilah Cunnington. In this session, Havilah Cunnington, the Director of Moral Revolution, teaches on the power of our sexuality and what we can learn from David and Bathsheba’s story. For more information about Havilah & Moral Revolution, go to: moralrevolution.com havilahcunnington.com

  • man on deck

    As discussed in previous blogs (Silencing Shame, Disconnecting Shame, and Subduing the Strongholds of Shame), shame is feeling unworthy. Guilt says, “I did a bad thing,” while shame says, “I am bad.” There is a huge difference between a saint repenting of sin, and always feeling like a sinner. Shame erodes the core of our …

  • blood moon

    We just experienced another event that was precipitated by many prophecies of doom and gloom, much like Y2K.  My concern is that when these prophecies did not come to pass, the Blood Moon prophets didn’t apologize. My guess is that they will either spiritualize their bad predictions, or find some event that justifies it. Some are …

  • wolf

    Winston Churchill said, “When I look back at all my worries, I remember the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.” Mr. Fear is a fantastic script writer. He can intrigue you with his storytelling ability, and convince you to suffer …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris talks about global prophetic words. There’s a judgment day coming, but we won’t be the judge, God will be. We should judge prophecy, but not judge people. Prophecies should bring edification, exhortation and comfort.

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    Here are 11 things I have learned about women from  40 years of marriage: (Posted in fun!) 1. When a woman asks how something looks on her, there is only one right answer! There are times to be honest, and there are other times to think prophetically…calling things that are not as though they are.  …

  • man on dock

    One of the schemes evil spirits employ is to deceive people into believing that mistreating themselves is somehow spiritual. Many of these baffled believers are convinced that they please God when they think of themselves as losers, lowlifes or sinners. These believers have lost sight of Paul’s words in Ephesians 5:29: “No one ever hated his …

  • The Journey Out of Pauperhood

    - September 21, 2015


    Pauperhood is relegated to the children of a lesser god. It is the condition of slaves who have yet to discover their freedom on the other side of the river of baptism and find themselves still captured by the dark prince of torture and torment. He is the one who assigns them to a life …

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    Kris talks about walking with the wise. When we walk with the wise, we become like them. We must find a counsel of leaders who will lovingly speak into our lives – people who love us too much to leave us the same!

  • Color pencils

    Guest post from Carrie Lloyd of www.herglassslipper.co.uk. Whatever you’ve done, whatever interesting decisions you made in the past, you might be like me: so far removed from the old you, so unfamiliar to your ‘old ways’ that when you recite stories of how you used to be, you talk in third person. You’re clean from self-sabotage activities, you …

  • woman on edge

    As discussed in previous blogs (Silencing Shame and Disconnecting Shame), shame is feeling unworthy. Guilt says, “I did a bad thing,” while shame says, “I am bad.” Shame has many faces, conveying varying messages of ill being, coaxing its victims into secrecy, silence, and blame – condemning them to eek out a seemingly inescapable existence …

  • man jumping

    Serious Joy Christians should be the happiest people on the planet! Think about it—Jesus prayed, “I come to You [Father]; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves” (John 17:13). Jesus wants us to be full of His joy! Hebrews 1:9 says that Jesus was anointed …

  • Airport

    A few years ago I had a situation that reminded me so much of the “Scripture Police” mentality when we flew out of a tiny airport in Modesto California. Kathy and I arrived at the airport two hours early, quite relaxed and in a good mood. As we entered the airport, I surveyed the inside …

  • couple holding hands

    Sadly, divorce is ravaging our families and our society. Among the top reasons for divorce are poor communication, arguing, infidelity, and stagnation: Disconnection – Shame. Divorce is a reality in our culture because shame is a reality of our culture. Shame is at the root of many of the relational issues that prevent us from having …

  • Man on Ledge

    Every so often in the course of history there are individuals born who defy common reason and statistical explanation. These are the great ones who break the tether of their generation’s expectations and rise to the high call that seems to echo from somewhere beyond the grave. The prophets of old peered into the future …

  • Man leaping

    One night, exhausted from a long, hard week of work, I got in the bathtub to relax my tired body while Kathy lay sick on the sofa with morning sickness. An hour or so later, I started to get out of the tub to dry off. But as I stood up, an intense thought hit …

  • How To Mentor

    - September 4, 2015


    Kris teaches us that in order for us to find our destiny, we have to find our people. We’re not supposed to be with everyone, but we’re supposed to be with someone. We aren’t supposed to be everywhere, but we’re supposed to be somewhere. Kris tells us how to discover, develop and deploy others.

  • Silencing Shame

    - September 4, 2015

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    Have you ever heard that little voice in your head say…? “You don’t fit in” “Nobody likes you” “You’re stupid” “You’re the only one who has made this mistake” “How could God love you? I mean He really knows everything about you” “You’re not lovable” “You will never fulfill your destiny” Have you ever felt …

  • Cross

    Lying agendas that keep people in denial and deception have been common throughout the ages. In the early 1600s, a scientist named Galileo, through the invention of the telescope, observed that the earth revolved around the sun and not the sun around the earth. The Church was the political force of that day, and Galileo’s …

  • pregnant

    Kathy and I lived in the Trinity Alps of California for nearly 20 years. One of the things that we observed while living in the forest is that normally passive animals like deer, squirrels, or even birds become vicious when their offspring are in danger. Just put your hand in a squirrel’s hole where her …

  • 105

    Hanging Around With Fools God promised the children of Israel a land flowing with milk and honey, but the people refused to believe God. Consequently all, except for two of them, died in the wilderness. What’s the moral of the story? Simple. If you hang around idiots and you let them influence you, your promises …

  • 129

    Kathy and I have raised four children in our 40 years of marriage. We have had our share of tough seasons. We know what it’s like to pace the floor at night in dread, crying out to God for a fever to break in our tiny baby. We understand the grief of disappointment, and the …

  • sad woman

    In an interview with America Magazine, the Pope spoke of his concern for women to find their proper role in the Church. He said, “Women are asking deep questions that must be addressed. The Church cannot be herself without the woman and her role.” The Church Is Leading The Oppression I agree with the Pope. …

  • Desert

    When Ezekiel entered the valley of dry bones, the outlook was bleak; death hung over the battlefield like a thick dark cloud of gloom. Then suddenly God rocked Ezekiel’s world when He asked the prophet a ridiculous question: “Can these bones live?” The great prophet staggered to comprehend the possible outcome of God’s incredible inquiry. …

  • 108

    Fear is not your friend Fear is not your friend. Fear probably steals more people’s destinies than anything else. Ask yourself what you would do if you were ten times bolder. If you answered anything other than what you are doing, then fear is already reducing your destiny! Courageous people are not fearless, they are …

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    Kris shares how we are moving from “going” to church to “being” the church. One of the first keys to changing the world is teaching people how to think!

  • 123

    The kingdom you believe you have within you will be the kingdom you reproduce around you. Therefore, what you believe about yourself will determine how you behave. Condemnation or Conviction Condemnation is from the devil, and it says, “You lied, therefore you must be a liar.” Or “You got drunk, so you must be an …

  • Iphone

    I’m concerned that many people are living a virtual life. They go to the gym to work out on a treadmill where they run their butts off and go nowhere. The treadmill has a screen where they watch themselves run on a virtual trail. Then they go home and watch virtual Bethel TV and think …

  • divorce image

    In some circles of the Church, divorce is equal to the unpardonable sin. People who’ve been divorced are treated as if they have the plague. They can’t serve in their church and they’re not trusted. Having suffered through a divorce in my own family, I have a very different perspective. Let me begin to process …

  • 48

    I am not sure why so many “prophets” want to judge America. I mean, why America? Why not India, a Hindu nation that worships thousands of gods? Or how about China, a nation whose official religion is atheism and whose government FORCE their women to have abortions? And why do the Muslim nations escape these …

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    We’re here at the School of the Prophets this week in Vacaville, California, training and equipping prophets and prophetesses to impact the world with the goodness of God. Are Prophets The Problem? Malachi prophesied about a last day’s move of God when he said, “I will send you Elijah the prophet…he will restore the hearts …

  • 7O9A3656

    Let me introduce myself: my name is Kris Vallotton. I’m a husband, a dad and a follower of Jesus. To the dismay of some, I have a tendency to say what I am actually thinking. I just have this thing about being authentic. In a way, it feels like I am lying when I am …

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    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Dan McCollam. Discover the principles of living powerfully and practically in the present while possessing a prophetic vision of a more desirable future. For more information about Dan, go to: soundsofthenations.com

  • kv-podcast

    We respond to our environment according to the way we see ourselves. Words spoken to us become names that we carry in our hearts. It is so important that we live by our God-given names and not by names that tie us to bondage. We must break free of all aliases that we have been …

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    We hope that you enjoy this guest podcast from Steve & Wendy Backlund. The renewing of the mind does not necessarily happen through Bible reading or church attendance, but it will occur when we decide to believe specific truths. This message reveals four powerful truths to believe for radical transformation and increased influence. Get ready …

  • kv-podcast

    We’ve been called to be fathers and mothers of nations! We all carry a supernatural hope, which empowers us to bring Kingdom influence to our cities and nations. (This message is from the Kingdom Culture Conference in June 2015.)

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    Kris sheds light on how believers are to relate to the Word of God. It’s important that we hold each truth in tension, live on the proceeding word of God, and build precept upon precept. The point of reading the Bible is to come into a relationship with the Author and join His ministry of …

  • kv-podcast

    Kris preaches on the gospel of power. In the book of Acts, we see that the early church needed the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to be witnesses of Jesus throughout the world. Jesus always intended for us to do greater works than Him! In order to do that, let’s believe and step …

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    Kris had the privilege of being a guest on The Human Podcast. The topic was sex, love, relationships, and everything in between. More info about The Human Podcast is at: http://www.thehumanpodcast.com

  • By Faith

    - April 30, 2015


    When the disciples called on Jesus to calm the storm, He rebuked them for their lack of faith. It wasn’t the size of their faith, but rather the brevity their faith they were rebuked for. By faith we have everything we need to resist temptation, walk in our destinies, and stand in the presence of …

  • kv-podcast

    Many times in life when storms come, our faith is challenged. Its important in those times to believe in God, and in the work He has done in you. God gives you faith to get through to the other side of the storm, so remember who you are in Him, and who He is in …

  • resources

    Below you can download Kris’ teaching notes on “Paupers to Princes.”

  • kv-podcast

    Esther – Extending The Royal Scepter: Part 2

  • resources

    Below you can download Kris’ teaching notes on “Generosity: The Truth About Truth.”

  • kv-podcast

    Kris was a guest on The Inside View radio show, hosted by Salvador SeBasco. In this interview, Kris & Salvador discuss Kris’ new book, School of the Prophets.

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    Kris shares a prophetic word for 2015. This is the year of the book of Esther, where we will be in a season of preparation as God heals us and makes us whole. We will learn how to walk as royalty so that we may influence the influential.

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    Kris teaches on how to encourage the people around us who are walking through dark times. Sometimes we have to go into warfare with others in order to build them up. We are in a season of encouraging the weak and exhausted, and strengthening the feeble.

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    Kris shares several keys to having peace in your life, overcoming discouragement, and not letting fear tell you what to do.

  • Healthy Families

    - December 4, 2014


    Kris shares 4 foundational core values to building a healthy family.

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    Kris teaches on attributes of courage. We are called to be courageous, and it takes courage to follow Jesus. Beyond that, it takes courage to be in covenant with others and stand together in difficult seasons. God is calling us to be people of covenant who refuse to give up!

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    Below you can download Kris’ teaching notes on “Generosity: The Pathway to Revival.”

  • Soul Food

    - October 14, 2014


    Kris shares wisdom on managing your soul. Throughout the Bible, God tells us that our souls long for Him. Therefore we must learn to take good care of our souls, living from a place of pleasing God instead of pleasing people. You will experience freedom as you live from God’s expectations of you, and strengthen …

  • Does God Know You?

    - September 30, 2014


    Kris challenges us to open up to God and let Him speak into our hearts. It’s important to know God, but does God know you? The Lord wants to know where your heart is, and He needs you to give Him access and invite Him in. God wants to know us intimately so be encouraged …

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    Kris continues teaching on keys to successful living in the Kingdom by highlighting the importance of being thankful. Thankfulness is the door to happiness and the gate to Heaven. It is like a field that must be cultivated, weeded and seeded, and humility is like the soil that cultivates a thankful heart. When the Lord …

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    Kris shares steps to successful living in the Kingdom. Be present and live in the “now,” so that you can receive the fullness of what God has planned for you in each moment. Keep thankfulness in the forefront of your mind, remembering that it was by grace, while we were yet sinners, that God chose …

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    Kris continues his series on giving authority to women in and out of the church. Kris sheds light and brings understanding to Paul’s verses in 1 Corinthians regarding women. If you look at the Bible as a whole, women are empowered throughout. Jesus doesn’t just love women, He empowers them, and it’s time that we …

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    Kris teaches on the roles of women in and outside of the church, and encourages women to go after their dreams. He shows us the importance of context and unpacks Paul’s letter to the Corinthians with an emphasis on women, demonstrating that they are free, equal and powerful.

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    Kris continues his series on prophets by concluding his message about false prophets.

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    Kris Vallotton continues his series on prophets by defining what a false prophet is. He explains how people can become false prophets, and outlines the signs that could indicate that someone is a false prophet. Kris also encourages us to follow Holy Spirits leading on this topic, because He guides us into all truth.

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    Kris continues his series on prophets by explaining how they comfort and protect nations. Some of the core fruits of prophecy are that people would be edified, exhorted and consoled. In difficult seasons of life it is important to remember the prophetic words of comfort and encouragement that have been spoken over us as we …

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    Kris teaches on the days of Daniel, as he continues his series on Prophecy & Prophets.

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    Kris casts vision for living by the spirit and being compelled by love.  It is important to be lead by the spirit, just as Jesus was. Ultimately our goal in releasing the Kingdom should simply be to love people, as we trust that our heavenly Father will bring them to the place he wants them …

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    Kris talks about how covenant relationships should create an unbreakable bond between two people that can endure the hardest of times and any kind of stress.

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    Until you find something to die for, you don’t really live!

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    Kris explains how the new covenant transforms the office of a prophet and the gift of prophecy.

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    This is Part 2 of a series about prophetic ministry and prophets. In this message, Kris shares how to know you are a prophet.

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    Kris shares the difference between the gift of prophecy and the office of the prophet. This message also includes a tribute to Bob Jones.

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    Kris & Kathy discuss covenant relationships, with BSSM students. It is only covenantal love that will sustain you through hard times.

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    Anointing comes from experience not articulation. Articulation without impartation results in people knowing but not being. You must be first and do second!

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    We were made to live as a whole person in spirit, soul, and body. When Jesus healed people, He healed in a way so that the person would become a whole person. In this message, Kris shares how to live a lifestyle of wholeness.

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    Kris shares insights through this webinar on Prophetic Preaching. The webinar was between Kris and Mark Labberton, President of Fuller Theological Seminary, and hosted by Tim Dearborn, Director of the Ogilvie Institute of Preaching.

  • How Revival Ends

    - November 22, 2013


    Kris shares how to protect revival by having healthy relationships and guarding our hearts against offense.

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    We are called to be carriers of light. We have the privilege of telling the world what Jesus thinks. We are revelation and preservation to the world.

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    A relationship with God is essential to living a prophetic lifestyle. We must always be looking to God to see what He is saying about our circumstances. Instead of complaining about our circumstances, we should be prophesying into them.

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    While mourning is a necessary process that we need to go through in times of loss, we do not want to stay indefinitely in that place of sadness. Often our emotional pain is a sign of something deeper that we need to deal with.

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    Kris inspires us to not be afraid of pain. Pain has a purpose, so it is important to go through it, and not around it.

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    The world perverts sex but the kingdom celebrates it! Is it possible that there is so much sexual perversion in the world because the church has largely kept silent about what God thinks about it? The truth is that we have something positive to say about sex and the world is desperate to hear it!

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    Kris shares what it means to truly be followers of Jesus. Instead of just winning converts to Christianity, we need to foster followers of Jesus.

  • Purity

    - July 12, 2013


    Kris discusses sexual purity with School of Worship students. The value of your virginity is in the blood, sweat, and tears that it takes to get from the battlefield to the bedroom.

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    We are called to transform cities and nations. The Lord wants us to not only restore cities but give cities identities. Some cities are just one encounter away from an identity change.

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    Kris shares the power of writing. When we write down the things that God reveals to us, those revelations can be passed from generation to generation.

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    Jesus loved, taught and empowered women throughout his ministry on earth. He encouraged them to demonstrate the feminine side of God: passion! When Jesus died, the curse over women was broken, and women are now free.

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    Kris shares a prophetic teaching about understanding the season we are in, and having hope to believe what God has promised.

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    Once you have forgiven someone, you cannot bring up a past situation to justify a present offense. Forgiveness restores the standard.

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    Kris shares the importance of our testimonies. As we age, our testimonies should become greater and greater, as we move from glory to glory.

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    The goal of the Bible is not to know the Bible – the goal is to know the author. The Bible is written in such a way that you need the Spirit of God to know how to apply the Word of God.

  • Tomb Robber

    - April 4, 2013


    Kris shares 10 signs that you have been raised from the dead with Christ and are now living a resurrected life.

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    Kris shares with school of ministry students the importance of submitting to authority and working under an apostolic mantle. When we move from denominationalism to apostleships, we will have access to the angelic realm.

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    God’s original intention was to have a whole kingdom of people that were invited in to worship Him. Worship is a lifestyle; it is a part of who we are.

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    God wants to transform the world, and there’s more than 1 way to do it. Kris shares the 6 different types of prophets, and how God uses different people to accomplish different things. God has called prophets to make friends with the world.

  • Love Never Fails

    - February 20, 2013


    Love restores a standard, and re-writes your history.

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    Kris shares with school of ministry students the importance of giving, and how it opens the door to revelation and revival.

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    Faith sees; hope feels; and love never fails. There is actually no such thing as blind faith, because faith sees what is not yet visible, hopes for what is not yet viable, and trusts long before someone is reliable.

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    We were created to worship. Worship isn’t something you do; it is something you are. The Father isn’t looking for worship; He is looking for worshippers.

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    This is part 1 of a series about King David, and what we can learn from his life and the lives of his men. In this part, Kris shares about covenant. Jonathan and David are a healthy example of a covenant relationship.

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    Kris shares the process of healing the heart, after a crisis or tragedy. He shares the importance of taking time to grieve, while not being afraid to feel pain.

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    How do we see the walls of our lives being restored? Often times when we are in the midst of restoration, we will encounter troubles and trials. During those trials, we must remember that God is with us and He has already given us the victory. It is only when we win our personal victories …

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    Kris explains what it means to have an apostolic view of the end times. The world is getting better and better, and the promises of God are for our generation.

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    Religion starts wars, but the kingdom stops them. Wherever the kingdom is present, there is peace because the leader of the Kingdom is the Prince of Peace. It’s the kindness of God that leads to revival, and it’s the tranquil life that actually allows people to see the goodness of God.

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    Kris and Kathy discuss with school of ministry students the importance of managing your soul, and learning how to get your needs met.

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    He who gives the most hope has the greatest influence! Our hope is rooted in Jesus who can do anything, and who has given us power, authority and dominion. God has called us to mold culture and create supernatural eco-systems.

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    We used to be paupers but now we have become kings. God created us to rule and reign with Christ, in the here and now.

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    The Lord wants us to steward the things that He gives us. The difference between someone with many gifts and someone with a few is faithfulness with the seed that God gave them. Faithfulness is a quality that God wants to instill in our lives.

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    We must learn how to manage our strengths and steward the favor in our lives. Sometimes when we live in a season of prosperity, we get complacent and stop sowing into the next season. We must remember how we got here and why we are here so that we can continue experiencing greater measures of …

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    Thankfulness is of utmost importance. By maintaining our eyes on what we’ve been given, we can continually enjoy gratitude that keeps us humble and reminds us of where we came from.

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    The level to which you love yourself is the level at which you will love others.

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    Revelation is God’s intellectual property. Progressive revelation means you honor the past, live in the present, and look to the future.

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    It is time for us to dream again. When we have vision, it gives purpose to our sacrifice.

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    We were created to live tridimensionally. God has given us the mind of Christ, and he wants to communicate with us beyond the ways that our 5 senses understand.

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    God made us as triune beings. He loves your whole self, and he isn’t trying to divide your soul from your spirit. Wholeness involves passion and affection. Culture without affection is a culture that leads people to look for it in unhealthy places.

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    The Bible warns us that in the last days there will be false prophets, and in this teaching, Kris equips us to recognize the difference between a bad prophet and a false prophet. He also clarifies the purpose of prophecy in the New Testament as the ministry of reconciliation, a glorious ministry to which we …

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    A false prophet is someone who has a bad heart, not bad doctrine or a bad word.

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    The church was born in a covenant, not a convention.  People are meant to be “born again” into a family.  The goal isn’t just to get a lot of people to “make a decision,” but to have a covenant community.  Weddings are wonderful, but the goal is to have a great marriage.

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    In the church, the most powerful weapons have gone undeployed.  The devil is afraid of women.  That’s why she’s still oppressed over 2,000 years after Jesus set humanity free.  This is largely due to misunderstanding of a few Scriptures in the New Testament.  What will happen when billions of women take their rightful place on …

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    Character matters.  Whenever you emphasize grace to the place where you take away personal responsibility, you have a different gospel.  There’s no question that God gave you the grace to do what you do.  The question is, what do you do with the grace God gave you?

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    We need to love and care for our entire being, not just our spirits.  We are meant to be lead by the spirit, but that doesn’t mean the soul and body are bad– it means our spirit is to lead them.  If we are new creations in Christ, our entire being is good, and we …

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    Kris reviews some elementary principles of the Kingdom and focuses on the foundation of honor, supporting leaders, knowing your identity as a son/daughter of the King and remaining humble before the Lord. Jesus never said “Go out and make Christians” He said “Go out and make disciples”. There is an element of discipline that comes …

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    I have a sense that our country is improving. I had this vision of God blowing or breathing on this continent as Jesus breathed on His disciples and said,”receive the Holy Spirit.” It wasn’t a suggestion but a command. I saw the nation turning blood red from the east coast to the west coast. It …

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    Apostles are fathers and they are like master builders who receive a mission (blueprint) from heaven.  When we are in submission to the mission, we get authority through being commissioned.

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    What did the devil use in the wilderness to try and destroy the Christ?  The Scriptures!  The most powerful weapon used against Christians is religion, and religion is the Bible without the Spirit.  The Bible isn’t always true.  The Bible handled by the Spirit is true.  The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

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    Kris discusses how grace is transferred within the kingdom, bringing understanding of mantles, missions, and anointing, as well as discussing the importance of covenant within the church family.

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    The world is on the verse of massive change, and even though it looks very dark in some ways, God has a plan!  We are in the birth pangs of a new world.  2012 is the year of shifting governments, as the church rises to take her place on the world stage, bringing the kingdom …

  • Uncommon Love

    - December 16, 2011


    From a conference in 2007.  We must first learn to obey before we can be friends with God.  Passion looks like sacrifice to those who aren’t in love.  Love transforms lives and re-writes our history.  We need to learn to let God love us, and to love ourselves.

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    The goal of the Bible is to take you into an encounter with the Author. God is complex and as believers we need to learn that there are aspects of our Creator that we don’t understand at this time. To comfort ourselves, we create intellectual theories to questions which God has not yet revealed. This …

  • The X Factor

    - October 16, 2011


    We won’t be discouraged by the darkness if we remember the X Factor – signs and wonders! This is a timely word, releasing hope for global reformation. Impossible is nothing.

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    The church has become a great slave to Christ, but God is looking for friends.  In this cosmic dance with God, the Bridegroom has made a lot of moves on us.  What if the next move is ours?

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    Spiritual quotient (SQ), which is defined by Kris as the ability to discern, perceive and judge the spiritual dimensions that are at work in and around you, and manage this realm towards a positive outcome. We are a spirit, that has a soul, that has a body. The most powerful part of our being is …

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    “I fear we have exchanged the wisdom of God for the wisdom of men.” The world has many problems, the Lord has the answers. It is through relationship and deep intimacy with God that the answers we are searching for will be found.

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    <p>In this revelatory teaching, Kris Vallotton clarifies the difference between living for eternity and living from eternity. Every Believer knows that God wants all of us to live in Heaven with Him when we die. But many Christians haven’t recognized that we are called to live from the celestial realm now because we are seated …

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    When you are in battle, remind yourself of the words, promises, and prophetic words that God has spoken over your life. The prophetic declarations that are spoken over your life will become one of the greatest weapons when going through spiritual battles. The battles we go through in life is to develop strength.

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    Kris discusses core issues such as virtue, righteousness, and integrity, and how making right choices in hard times and learning how to sacrifice is very important for our development. Sometimes doing the right thing doesn’t appear to turn out well, but that is only from our limited perspective. God sees and remembers.

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    Kris discusses transitions going on at Bethel and in the Kingdom.  There is now a movement with a church, and a calling to disciple nations.

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    Kris continues his message on Creation’s <strong>Redemption</strong>. The second command from the Lord was for man to care for the earth. Creation is groaning for the day when the children of God realize that they are glorious sons and daughters of the King and begin to co-reign with God. When Adam and Eve sinned they …

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    It is an insult to the cross to live in an Old Testament mindset. Jesus died so He could seat us in heavenly places with Him. The New Testament covenant is full of grace, love, and forgiveness. We were born for heaven, created for glory, it was never God’s choice to create hell. The goal …

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    This is part 2 of Kris’ series “The Attributes of Royalty.” In this powerful 6- part series, Kris unearths the mysteries of our noble lineage. He reminds us that as the people of God, we are called to be a Royal Priesthood. Kris takes us on a journey through the King’s palace for prince and …

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    Kris Vallotton speaking at HRock Church in Pasadena, CA for the When Heaven Initiates Conference. Session 2.

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    Kris Vallotton speaking at HRock Church in Pasadena, CA for the When Heaven Initiates Conference. Session 1.

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    Kris and Kathy discuss men and women, marriage, and walking out relationship in covenant, for better or worse.

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    This series is a directive to the Church of Jesus Christ to restore our ruined cities and re-establish the fundamental strength of the nations. The Bible says, “Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars.” Herein lie the secrets of society and the commissioning of the Holy Nation of God.

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    This series is a directive to the Church of Jesus Christ to restore our ruined cities and re-establish the fundamental strength of the nations. The Bible says, “Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars.” Herein lie the secrets of society and the commissioning of the Holy Nation of God.

  • The Marrying Kind

    - December 30, 2010


    Kris & Kathy discuss marriage and how to walk out relationship in healthy ways.

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    <p>Kris discusses the controversial topic of women and leadership.&nbsp;</p>

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    Kris discusses what is going on when God is silent in our lives. If God is silent, it doesn’t mean that we’ve done something wrong. He is always at work in us.

  • Supernatural Love

    - November 16, 2010

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    Kris talks about how God is releasing a supernatural love that goes beyond disagreements, political affiliations, and stances on social issues. If we don’t learn to love people who we don’t agree with, we keep ourselves from influencing the influential.

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    Kris discusses what a culture of greatness is, how it works, and what are its implications as well as potential problems.

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    Kris unpacks the nature, definition, function, and purpose of a New Testament prophet.

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    Kris shares about the need to move from slavery to friendship. The only way to enter into friendship with the Bridegroom is to live a lifestyle of obedience to His commands, and when we can be trusted with His commands, He will entrust us with His secrets.

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    Kris discusses apostleships and related shifts that are taking place in the kingdom.  Exciting message!

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    Kris shares a powerful word about persisting and pressing on until we see the breakthrough we are looking for.

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    Kris discusses root causes of abortion, including cultural mindset shifts in the last century about the value of children, as well as the eschatology the church embraced.

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    Kris shares some common misconceptions about prophecy and/or prophetic ministry.

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    Kris discusses how the church can grow and mature in love in order to bring more lasting transformation to the world.

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    There is a process to receiving the promises of God.  Between the promise and the palace, there is the process.  There is a fight for the promised land.  Being aware of the enemy’s tactics equips us to fight effectively.

  • Spirit Wars

    - September 10, 2010

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    In this message, Kris Vallotton explores the spiritual conflicts that most often occur when we advance into new “occupied” territory. This message is a fresh perspective on the most ancient battle, and will help equip you for victory!

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    We are to write with a long-term perspective in mind.  We are to write for a legacy, with at least three generations in mind.

  • False Prophets

    - September 7, 2010

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    Kris explains how to discern a false prophet from a true prophet.

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    Kris discusses various dynamics related to writing as a believer.  He gives advise and perspective.  We are writing to make an impact and change the world.

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    All truth is not created equal.  Not every truth has the same weight.  Faith, hope, and love are all weighty truths, but the greatest of these is love. The Bible isn’t always true.  The devil knows and uses the Bible.  The Bible in the hands of the Spirit is true. We need discernment to walk …

  • Prophecy 101

    - August 23, 2010

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    Kris shares with the BSSM students about the two main aspects of prophetic ministry which involves foretelling and forth-telling. Foretelling is seeing the future and Forthtelling is speaking prophetically into the future.

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    The Church is in transition, moving from Denominationalism to Apostleships.

  • Jealousy

    - July 29, 2010

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    Kris shares on jealousy, and how to overcome it.

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    We are in a new covenant, with new ways.  Old testament prophets had a different job description than new testament prophets– a huge difference.  One was a ministry of death, while the other is a ministry of life.  We need to make sure that our mindsets and ministries stay on the right side of the …

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    God said that His Spirit would be poured out on all flesh.  What will it look like when this happens?  We might be very surprised.

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    Kris discusses shifts that are taking place in the church and kingdom.

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    Champions are developed in a culture where people are believed in before they deserve it.  An expectation of greatness creates an atmosphere for greatness to manifest.  We are meant to make disciples and leave a legacy.

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    The goal is to move from slavery, to friendship, to matrimony with God.  When we learn to obey and be good slaves, we can become God’s friends.  The slave doesn’t know what the master is doing, but friends know things.

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    The goal is to move from slavery, to friendship, to matrimony with God.  When we learn to obey and be good slaves, we can become God’s friends.  The slave doesn’t know what the master is doing, but friends know things.

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    The cross broke the curse.  Women are free.

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    The goal of the five fold ministry is to equip the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, for the building up of itself in love. Unity isn’t conformity, but the celebration of diversity.

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    World leaders are looking for answers.  We are called to serve and honor those in authority.

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    The reward of humility is that you get exalted. Scripture References: Luke 14:11, Peter 5:6, & James 4:10

  • Impacting Culture

    - September 24, 2009


    The church is meant to impact culture with the kingdom and transform society.  Apostles and prophets are the foundation of the church, and together they create a vortex in which people become who they are supposed to be.  We must become wise as serpents (not just innocent as doves).  It is the season of the …

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    Revival and generosity are directly related.  We reap what we sow.  Sowing in a famine can be hard, but pays well in the end.  Those who sow in tears will reap with joyful shouting.  Those who are faithful in little, are faithful in much.  Give, and it will be given unto you in increased measure.

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    Does history define men, or do men define history?  There is a movement coming that is going to redefine the church.  We are moving into new territory.  We are being sent into the darkness to be like leaven and advance the kingdom.

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    There is a new move of God, with new mindsets, leading to cultural transformation.  Our eschatology is working against our ecology.  What we believe about the end effects the way we treat the planet.  Cities and nations are being restored, as it becomes “on earth as it is in heaven.”

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    There are hordes of believers that are convinced that the “old man” who has died in their house has come back to haunt them!  Some folks spend their entire life kicking a dead corpse, wrestling a carcass and wasting their energy on an enemy that is already dead.  Meanwhile, the real foe laughs sarcastically through …

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    <p>Kris discusses different epoch seasons, and the one we find ourselves in currently, and how to live in it. &nbsp;</p>

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    <p>Kris discusses how to make a true and lasting impact on culture, leading to reformation and transformation. &nbsp;We must not only be innocent as doves, which the church has been pretty good at, but we must also be wise as serpents, which we have not been very good at.</p>

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    God is looking for a city.

  • Who Will Stand?

    - November 6, 2008


    God just needs one person. Individuals, not crowds, create tipping points.

  • Nothing Hidden

    - August 20, 2008


    God sees past outward appearance into the heart.  The heart is what He is most interested in.  In the Bible, the word “truth” means “nothing hidden.”  God wants a people who have nothing hidden.

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    Kris discusses what its like being led by the Spirit.

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    Kris discusses what its like being led by the Spirit.

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    Trials don’t test your character, they test your faith.

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    We are in the greatest transition in the Kingdom since the time of the Cross. New seasons require new skill sets and mindsets. We are meant to live from the third heaven. The saints have been given the earth.

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    Kris discusses church, covenant, and family.  Much revelation in this message.

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    “In this powerful message, Kris Vallotton explores the spiritual conflicts that most often occur when we advance into new “”occupied”” territory. Much like Joshua’s Promise-Land experience, the enemy defends his territory when we are pushing forward into new land. Most Christians are completely unaware that these are real spirit-wars and retreat at the first sign …

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    The “saints of the highest One,” not sinners, receive a kingdom.  That’s why the devil wants to give you a different alias (i.e. “sinner”).

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    We are meant to live from heaven towards earth.

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    We need revelation.  Friends get revelation– slaves don’t.  You become a friend by first being a good slave.  A negative eschatology stops people from looking for solutions, as well as stopping thinking, creativity, and dreaming.  We must seek revelation and think in order to solve the worlds problems.

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    Kris discusses culture and how to create a powerful, synergistic environment through encouragement and believing in each other and yourself.

  • Life And Love

    - October 24, 2007


    Kris discusses life issues.  Relationships– causes of problems.  We need to love ourselves and others.

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    Kris discusses what it means to live in fellowship.