It is amazing to watch how people live behind facades of make-belief, not knowing that freedom lies in the new life in Christ, where everything is in the light of truth because we are already accepted by God in the Beloved with no need to pretend or to hide.
If you find yourself hiding behind the mask of pretense or putting up a show of godliness to be acceptable, esteemed, approved of, etc. you are actually living a lie, with the mask of a religious spirit which is soaked in pride, called hypocrisy.
In the light of God’s countenance nothing can be hidden. His brilliant light exposes everything to the core and we suddenly find that we have nothing and are nothing apart from Him. Then, having discarded the filthy rags of self-righteousness, we are offered His robe of righteousness – to be clothed in Him in transparent light, which is the outshining of truth – simple and unpretentious like a child. That’s how we inherit the Kingdom. And that is true freedom in the spirit – letting Him live His life through us. Hallelujah!