Pleased to meet you

         Hope you guess my name

         But what’s puzzling you

         Is the nature of my game

                                    Rolling Stones


         The secret to the devil’s success is keeping people dumb and deceived by lying his sorry head off, beguiling, distorting, and misinforming constantly and incessantly in an ongoing attempt to create a false narrative and a bizarro world of opposites in place of each other, through willing dupes who see and appreciate the sham rather than the truth.

         (Sound familiar?)

         And once such people have been brainwashed they will fight to their last breathe and final drop of blood for the idea that their perceived version of events and conceptual understandings are the correct version, and that it’s not a mere “version,” but absolute truth from which they will never retreat.

         But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron… [1 Timothy 4:1-2]

         You gotta love Paul’s to-the-point ultra-descriptive exposé of liars. They lie because they’re convinced by the lie and believe in the lie and live by the lie and honor without question the original wearer of the flaming hot pants who was himself torched in mind by rebelling against God and all truth, and was thereby forced to embrace FICTION as a belief system.

         And every person who rejects The Truth does exactly the same. Their life and everything about their life is a spiritual fabrication and a complete fiction, though it appears otherwise in the here and now. “Success” in the world of man has absolutely no bearing on success in the afterlife. Those who only live by what their senses tell them have no chance.

         This is the true nature of real deception: The deceived do not know they’re deceived.

         Thus, the devil’s curriculum is nothing more than a pack of lies encased in a faux intellectual construct that gives arrogant narcissists, high minded nitwits, fighters for self whether or not self is completely stupid and asinine, and the willingly deceived exactly what they want to make them feel superior and seemingly in charge of what they think is a good fate.

          “Indeed, HAS God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” [Genesis 3:1]    

         This is deception of the highest order and whoever plays the devil’s game will be totally outclassed. And the devil knows this, of course, and continues to nurture the giant pus pockets of pride inherent within any and all who refuse to honor the Lord and thus be set free and healed.

         In other words, all those who will be thrown in the lake would never repent anyway, never in a million years, because they love the devil and his deception rather than the Lord Jesus who is the Truth. And they love the fact that they can indulge their flesh to the nth degree with the devil’s hearty approval without any trace of guilt or second guessing.

         “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

         “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.” [John 8:43-45]

         Well, here’s an interesting conundrum: They cannot understand the Lord’s teachings, cannot receive His Word, and thus do not believe Him or believe in Him.


         Because they bought into a false paradigm. They programmed their computers with a counterfeit operating system they thought was the real thing, and believe is the real thing, and thus, the truth is perceived as nonsense and a fable. And because their hard drive is full, there is no room for the truth in their thinking.

         But some are more susceptible to this than others. The devil knows very well those who are easily deceived. They are most often lovers of themselves, the self-appreciators of the world who use either their brains or good looks to get by and excel. They have no focus whatsoever on the fact that such things were gifts that they had absolutely nothing to do with but claim full credit for anyway and consequently rate themselves superior—especially when the big money comes flowing in, that is, the payoff for selling their eternal soul for a bowl of nano-second rot soon gone with the wind.

         As they say, rich guys don’t have a Brink’s truck following their hearse on the way to the sweet by-and-by and beautiful movie stars that make it to their elderly years usually fail to keep their babe status intact though some give it the old nip and tuck Hollywood try.

         Clothes make the man! And possessions convey status. But the dead body of a rich jerk lying on cold steel with a toe tag looks curiously the same as that of a poor righteous man.

         The story of the rich man and Lazarus is also the story of a sell-out Satan appreciator and a poor man who wanted nothing to do with Beelzebul, even though this “Lord of the High Place” made the life of Lazarus a living hell.

         However, his resultant suffering did not stop Lazarus from answering his call and fulfilling his mission to be a light to the purple-wearing pinhead who could only see as far as his mirror and bank account. Had he shown any concern for the sores-ridden starving man laid at his gate his frozen evil heart might have melted and God would have been able to save his soul. But no! He wouldn’t give Lazarus squat and thus he deserved to spend time with his idol in the hot place and suffer his sorry backside off.

         He could have hired a doctor to help Lazarus get healed and healthy.

         He could have fed Lazarus so he would no longer be so hungry day after day.

         He could have given Lazarus some spare clothes.

         He could have built Lazarus a little shelter so he wouldn’t be laying in the street scorched by the sun and freezing at night and in the winter.

         He could have at least given Lazarus some water “to cool off his tongue.”

         But no. He was a self-worshipper which made him a devil worshipper and he considered Lazarus a lowly piece of trash not worth his time or the least investment.

         This is what “looking good” and having big money does to a lot of people. Such things cause them to fall headlong into the devil’s trap.

         Many years ago there were big billboards all over the place advertising a certain brand of cigarettes. The only thing the ads contained was a picture of some physically attractive unsmiling woman or man staring straight ahead at the viewer. A friend of mine said, “You know? That’s the devil. People think he’s some ugly little guy but he’s actually the opposite…”

         For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. [2 Corinthians 11:13-15]

         Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. [Galatians 6:7-8]

         Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. [Proverbs 16:18]

         The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name. And He said to them,

         “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.

         “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” [Luke 10:17-20] [1]

         But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” [Revelation 21:8]

         But I’m getting ahead of current events. Before the day the liars are thrown away, their phony colossal construct must be revealed so people can see what’s really going on in the event they want to break out of their deception penitentiaries, especially religious ones.

         For the most part, the world of mankind is a Grand Illusion.

         It’s a Fake World.

         And the majority can no longer perceive the difference between the Real and the Unreal.

         Sinful, unregenerate, rebellious humanity working in close consort with the devil himself and obeying his lead has built a worldwide illusory “city” and “tower” permeating the entire planet, extending even into houses of worship (reaching into heaven), on the backs of the unsuspecting deceived.

         It’s all around you. You’re surrounded.

         And it is absolutely no different than your standard movie set or false backdrop. Except for the fact that it appears to be incredibly real, and one still bleeds real blood, and real souls are lost every day.

         Kind of puts a whole new spin on this place we’re living in, huh?

         Beware the fake and steer clear of liars.

         You might catch on fire.

         © 2013 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Posted on August 22, 2013, in Current Events and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I love this. So very, very well said. People can’t see truth because it is blocked by the lies they think are truth. I know you join me in hoping that people will indeed be able to finally see the truth that sets them spiritually free. Amen.


  2. Reblogged this on The Christian Gazette and commented:
    Amen and amen, RJ Dawson nails it here! Read and open your eyes! God bless you!


  3. Wonderful post RJ, straight to the heart, God bless you!


  4. The father of lies has stepped up his game because he knows his time is short. Sadly, it is unbelievable how many are listening and accepting those lies. In a vision of end times, the prophet Daniel saw a time when “truth was thrown to the ground”. That time is now. Welcome to Daniel’s vision!


    • Thank you, Marianne. Yes, the process has become accelerated, in part from fear, because the Lord’s people are coming together and rising up. In the early days, the powerful Roman Empire that hated the Lord and His people so much, and tried repeatedly to stop them and wipe them out, was eventually crushed and came to nothing, while millions joined the Kingdom of the Lord.

      Daniel also spoke about a “revived” Roman Empire in the last days. It’s Déjà vu all over again…


  5. I was really blessed by this post… aside from the relevance and timeliness of the presentation, it prompted an extra amount of personal study, and I was led to 2 Thes. 2; Gal. 6:7-8; and Proverbs 4:12.

    Love for the truth is the best way to safe-guard against error. It is not enough to believe and assent to the truth; we must exhibit and radiate our LOVE for the TRUTH as a part of who we are as His chosen.

    You are so right-on in your post:

    “This is the true nature of real deception: The deceived do not know they’re deceived.”

    They themselves, having accepted the diluted, become masters of delusion and have lost their love for receiving and experiencing the real truth given by the Holy Spirit. The “power” they exhibit in their quest for sowing self-ordained “truth” is an opposing force with which all true believers must recon; it is the energizing work of Satan.

    We must ask ourselves; will we be energized by the deceptive, evil spirit of Satan or by the Holy Spirit of God Almighty? God sees us as freewill agents; we can and do make choices. For those who choose to believe in the Power of His Truth, it’s a no-brainer: We will serve the Lord Jesus, not the beast; we will choose forgiveness and healing over disease; our climax will end in victory over “the sin that so easily entangles us.”

    I also, I really found enlightening and almost humorous (were it not for the seriousness of the situation) your analogy:

    “Because they bought into a false paradigm. They programmed their computers with a counterfeit operating system they thought was the real thing, and believe is the real thing, and thus, the truth is perceived as nonsense and a fable. And because their hard drive is full, there is no room for the truth in their thinking.”

    Visualize if you will… humans going to and fro with over flowing, corrupted hard drives… whatever they have received is corrupted by a strangely implanted Trojan virus spewing forth seemingly harmless spam. “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” [Proverbs 14:12 (NASB)]

    “7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” [Galatians 6:7-9 (NASB)]

    Lord, lead us through the “fiery flames” that surround us; test us, judge us, and discipline us with your love. Help us through the power of your Holy Spirit, armed with the truth of Your Word, to recognize and nullify the deceptive, fiery darts of destruction “that so easily entangle.”

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    • Thank you, Don, for a really excellent comment.

      These times require a true application of spiritual weapons as revealed in God’s Word and much extra effort that most are not used to applying. We no longer have the luxury of cruising along with the culture, even if it is thought of as a “Christian culture.” The times demand ultra diligence and full action, as our brothers and sisters from the first century discovered. Living for God and doing His work is life and death in many parts of the world now, and such has arrived on our shores. It is a time of great spiritual war and during these times we must all learn to love each other, work together, and jettison the stuff we don’t need that only slows us down and incapacitates our effort.


  6. Jacquie A. Bradford

    Thank you R.J., I Timothy 4:1-2, and your articulation of this issue actually brought peace to me as this brought recognition of what I have been experiencing. The deceived do “fight to the death” with words that can be overwhelming. Whoever said words will never hurt us? Thankfully we know His voice, and His Words bring life! Counting it All joy.


  7. Excellent article… I love the title as well. God Bless 🙂


    • Thank you, Cindy. The Lord is doing great things these days and one of them is exposing the enemy in a way that’s never been done before, and on a large scale. The enemy can run be he can’t hide.

      Blessings to you as well. Keep shining your light.


  8. We should all pray for the revealing of lies that we are believing as truth-especially in our Christian walk. We may be deceived but let it be unintentional and with a desperate desire not to be! Amen to Don’s prayer above~


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