EXPOSING THE POSERS: Why Prophets and Truth-Bearers are Subject to Such Intense Hate and Hostility
One of the great things about the Lord Jesus, found in no other, is His ability to simultaneously reveal truth and expose deception. He shines an incredibly BRIGHT, quasar-pulsing LIGHT on the false construct of fallen, sinful mankind upon this planet—in New Testament terms, the world—and destroys the con, the fraud, the sham, and the ruse.
This is why the forces of darkness hate Him so much. They can’t hide. They successfully conceal themselves and their underground, off-the-radar, highly deceptive machinations from everybody else, but not from Him.
This is especially true for religious fraudsters, and most especially true for unreal Christians and fake Christian “leaders,” probably the most self-deceived people on the planet. They act like they know it all but regarding the Lord’s real curriculum and compared to the Acts model, most don’t know squat. Their religious pride and smugness is off the charts.
The Lord’s demand for honesty is also why the Lord Jesus will never allow His own children—real Christians—to construct false images about themselves or be mere posers, as are so many unreal Christians, who must do such to pass themselves off as authentic.
Such faux bros are not authentic but only pretend to be. It is why they do not like close inspection. They are very easily offended by the Lord’s pure light and are greatly convicted by the pure Word of God. They much prefer hobnobbing with other shallow-minded, largely Biblically illiterate (by choice), and appearance-oriented folk due to the obvious comfort factor. Most churches are composed of such pretenders and posers—those who prefer to hide—and is why such places always run off the bright lights who innocently expose their silly shenanigans.
THE PLAGUE OF PHARISEES
Of course, the first-century Pharisees were the masters of the false image medium, and their present-day descendants have maintained this mastery, successfully taking full advantage of modern media. The original Pharisees, however, were not Biblically illiterate, but the very opposite. Neither were they shallow-minded. It is curious then, that they missed the mark so badly. And that’s how the Word of God defines sin, as “missing the mark.”
The Pharisees misfired so badly they not only missed the broad side of every barn known to mankind, but entire galaxies. And yet they considered themselves, among themselves (there was little or no dissenting opinion within their own group regarding their superiority and high standing), as brilliant and as close to God as is humanly possible. (Sound familiar?) And yet the Lord characterized the Jewish non-believers, including the Pharisees mentioned in John 8:13, as thus:
“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.” [John 8:44]
Keep in mind that this narrative in John 8 is a purely intra-Jewish dispute—everyone in the chapter was a Jew—which includes the author of the fourth Gospel, traditionally named as John. The Lord Jesus is obviously Jewish, especially since He is from the tribe of Judah. Jews are listed in the chapter as believers in the Lord and also as non-believers by implication. The point, though, is that the Lord was drawing a very distinct contrast between the real and the unreal, and was exposing the false-image fakers for what they really were.
This construction of false outer images to deceive an unsuspecting public is one of the principle components of the Lord’s commandment against graven images, which proves the non-believing Jews and Pharisees listed in John 8 were actually grossly violating the Torah, though they did not know it and refused to believe it. They were deceived and even self-deceived by their false interpretation of the Word and their departure from the truth:
“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.” [Exodus 20:4]
“You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.” [Leviticus 26:1]
“So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, so that you do not act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female…” [Deuteronomy 4:15-16] 
THE WIZARD OF OZ PHENOMENON
The Lord’s children must be real, and that is not easy. Unreal Christians, conversely, must build false images of themselves as a way to pass religious inspection. Unreal Christian leaders also do it to take control and command authority over others, and as a way to enrich themselves.
As I have written in Real Christianity, the most fully formed graven image (or idol) is a LIVING HUMAN BEING.
The man-made, exalted “Christian” clergy class invented itself for this very reason. The members thereof hide behind a curtain of false piety and holiness, and demand undeserved honor and respect, which never matches their actual deeds. The great majority of their clueless followers give them exactly what they want, which means the few who see them as they actually are and attempt to expose them end up receiving what the evil perpetrators should receive. This is in part why the Lord Jesus was crucified. The evil religionist followers, inspired, deceived, and led by evil religious leaders, turned their wrath upon the innocent party to protect the very guilty false-image party.
The same thing happens to real Christian innocent parties at present in so many false Christian venues, as attested to by so many real Christians who have been made to pay for the sins of others.
It has been said, of course, that the devil goes to church. In reality, the devil owns many churches. They are his enterprises and not the Lord’s. In these places he has complete control and does not appreciate the Lord’s shining lights and truth-bearers bringing their witness.
DISCIPLESHIP DEFINES DISTINCTION
How do we know the difference between the real and the unreal? This is what real discipleship is about. The closer we get to the Lord Jesus, the more mature we become in Him. The more knowledgeable we are about His written Word, the more we will get to know and understand the Living Word. The more our relationship with Him matures, the more we will be able to see what He sees, and the more He will reveal to us.
Putting the Lord Jesus first sorts things out, removes deception, exposes false reality, and sets us free.
PREPARING FOR PERSECUTION
Of course, the enemy doesn’t like being exposed, so any attempt to reveal his false environment for what it is will not be appreciated and will be met with strong hate and extreme prejudice.
This is why innocent and good-hearted real Christians, the only real spiritual children of the Lord, are viciously slammed beyond all reason and out of all proportion. The attacks come from an unseen evil enemy whose only recourse is to engage in wanton character assassination, slander, libel, and even murder.
It is why the Lord was so savagely and hatefully beaten, tortured, and killed, though He never sinned or did anything wrong. It is why Stephen only lasted a few seconds after one of the greatest, anointed, honest, and exposing speeches in Christian history (See Acts 6-7). The enemy was so enraged by the truth pouring forth from Stephen that they even gnashed their teeth at him!
Therefore, if one wonders why the people who are externally friendly, loving, and supportive are suddenly transformed into hating, rejecting, and slandering crazies—something that would otherwise make no sense whatsoever—it most likely reveals the fact that one has exposed a nerve, an ultra-sensitive nerve, and are innocently and often unknowingly exposing a false image—a human front—perhaps created over many years, and also quite possibly a very evil religious spirit.
Such deceiving poser proponents cannot allow anyone to know what they really are, as their entire life is built upon a false foundation. Once exposed, their house of cards will come crashing down very quickly. They will have no leg to stand on. They will explode in a heap. This is why they must attack so viciously against such harmless innocent witnesses. It is also why they must surround and align themselves with birds of a feather—fellow posers—believers in the lie—those who are blind to truth and real morality. The crowd, the congregation, the family, the group—these allow them to hide and access strength they don’t have individually.
Once their attack commences, and once they successfully survive (temporarily) by throwing the honorable party under the bus (or a pile of rocks) and seemingly get away with a huge injustice, the Lord instructed us to leave them alone.
THEY ARE BLIND LEADERS GUIDING THE BLIND AND BOTH WILL EVENTUALLY FALL INTO A VERY DEEP PIT. IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.
Perhaps from within said pit they will at last see the truth and find salvation.
But as long as they are playing the faker game on the surface they will most likely never repent and find real salvation, since they have already appropriated for themselves a false salvation through a false gospel or counterfeit belief system of their own rendering.
The devil is a liar.
© 2016 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.
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Posted on April 3, 2016, in Current Events and tagged Book of Acts, Christian Persecution, Christian Pharisees, Discipleship, False Conformity, Hidden Agenda, Lord Jesus, Spiritual Warfare, Truth, Unreal Christianity. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
Have you ever read the book, The End of the American Gospel Enterprise? It was written back in the 80s.
No, I haven’t. Must look it up. Thanks Tony.
There’s a part in this book that talks about a convention of the National Religious Broadcasters. The hotel where they were staying reported that a huge number were watching pay-per-view porn.
Oh yeah. I remember that story. Puts things in perspective. Why was there never any warning from within the group? I’m reviewing the book on Amazon… The End of the American Gospel Enterprise
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This was a good truthful post. I wish church goers could get this through their heads and into their spirits and let God be God and not the “church”. It took me awhile to undo the traditions and doctrines of men, but it was a real eye opener and life changer when I did. Of course I got lambasted for being a big time back slider for not “assembling together” in the steeple house anymore, but such is the price to pay for bailing out of the bird cage.
Thank you Scarlett. Great comment. It remains a sad fact that churches in general have their own distinctive agendas that make proper, constructive, and truth-finding dialogue, discussion, and communication all but impossible. This is what happens when the Lord’s paid for (by His death) and sanctioned freedom of conscience and liberty in the Spirit within His real community is attempted in faux communities. One finds out post haste that the Lord Jesus is NOT in charge, because if He was, the people there would be open to Scriptural truth and supportive of it. Instead, they support something else entirely and the lack of evidence regarding the Lord’s control is right there, staring everyone in the face, and nobody cares. Facts simply do not matter. The people in such places care more about the success of their establishments and enterprises, and having no love for the real truth, are blinded by their religious preferences and traditional outlooks. There is obviously no general commandment that says we must “assemble together” with compromisers. We must, however, obey the Lord and His real curriculum.
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Excellent post. I reblogged this on my blog The Road.
Thank you Tim. I appreciate it. The hate index is rising, which means the Sons of Light are growing stronger and more effective every day. Praise the Lord Jesus for the anointing He grants to stand and win. May the Lord bless you richly.
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Were you aware that the clergy as we have come to know it today is a creation of the emperor Constantine? Up until his time the ekklesia met in private homes and it wasn’t until Constantine banned all such gatherings in favor of temple worship where a priest ran the show. Fast forward to 1500 and the protestant reformation, and instead of priest you now have a pastor who runs the show.
Thanks Tony. Yes, very well aware. Please refer to my book in which I go into all of this in much detail.
Christian history completely obfuscates these facts and has long since gotten lost on the trail back to the 1st century. The Catholic Church itself still claims to go back three centuries further than its actual history, which began with Constantine, THREE CENTURIES after the Lord’s resurrection and Pentecost.
The CC even claims the absolutely ridiculous notion that Peter was the first pope. So much of what the CC claims about the first three centuries, officially, is made-up nonsense. It had to revise history in order to bridge a three century gap and connect with the ACTUAL creation of the REAL Church, the community of the Lord Jesus, which began in Jerusalem. The real community of the Lord Jesus is a completely separate entity than the Catholic Church.
The Protestants in general have copied the Catholics in this regard and have historically rejected Pentecost, which effectively makes them closer to the Catholics than to the Lord’s real community. Both parties, in general terms, continue to insist on their own officially-pronounced false history of the first three centuries.
The clergy-laity divide in Christianity—class division—is a man-made creation and is, at its core, nothing but a pure power grab by a miniscule few who demand lordship and control of the great, clueless “Christian” masses, whether it be through non-Biblical hierarchies, denominational control, or a single “pastor.”
I found that the writings of Eusebius to be a wealth of information concerning Constantine.
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