Kris Vallotton, senior associate leader of the charismatic 11,000-member Bethel Church in Redding, California, is having a moment with his prophesying.
Nearly a year ago, while preaching a message he called “Sovereign Providence,” Vallotton, who is also co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and Moral Revolution declared: “I believe the Lord’s gonna give him [President Trump] another term. I believe it because … the Lord wants it. Cause the Lord wants it.”
In the message, Vallotton appears to compare President Donald Trump to the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar from the Bible who even though he destroyed Jerusalem and killed thousands of believers, and worshiped idols, God still called him his servant.
“He’s killed thousands of believers. And God goes, I like him. He’s my friend. Then in the fourth chapter of Daniel, he has an encounter with God. Seven years, he becomes mentally ill for seven years and at the end of seven years God heals his mind and he recants following all those other Gods and he decrees, the God of Daniel shall be served or you will be killed,” Vallotton said.
“My point is this, God chooses Nebuchadnezzar and says he’s my friend, he’s my servant before he’s born. God looks at people differently than we do. The church thinks that God’s for Republicans or Democrats, or independents or socialists, capitalists. I’d like to suggest that it’s time for us to step up and have our loyalty be to the kingdom. I’d like to suggest that if you have a political spirit that you’re gonna miss this Kairos moment because it will not be defined by the aisle,” Vallotton said. “The Lord gave me a prophetic word for President Trump. Isaiah 54:11 [-17] — ‘O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires … No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, Says the Lord.’”
After former Vice President Joe Biden, was projected as the winner of the U.S. presidency on Saturday and is now set to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, Vallotton admitted his prophesy was wrong in a video circulating on social media.
“I was wrong. I take full responsibility for being wrong. There’s no excuse for it. I think it doesn’t make me a false prophet, but it does actually create a credibility gap. And a lot of people trust me, trust my ministry and I want to say I’m very sorry for everyone who put their trust in me,” he Vallotton said in the apology video first posted on his Instagram account kvministries.
The Bethel Church leader has since removed the apology video from his Instagram account to wait for “the official vote count” to be completed and he’s “praying and believing for the will of the Lord to be done” leaving open the possibility that his prophesy could still be correct.
“Many have people asked me why I took my apology video down. After doing a lot more research, I decided to wait until the official vote count is complete as it appears that there is a significant amount of discrepancy in the process. In the meantime I will be praying and believing for the will of the Lord to be done. If the outcome remains the same, I will repost my apology video,” he wrote on Instagram. “If my prophetic word turns out to be right, I will do the chicken dance in my spandex. God’s speed-humility is still the way forward!”