Definition of False Teacher: One
who presumes to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent
Nita Johnson – Haughty Humility
Gary Amirault took particular offense when we confronted him on his
hypocritical condemnation of the Lord and lack of knowledge of His ways,
concluded he was a false teacher, and posted him as such. He judged us
to be proud and arrogant. Not having his own oil, he sent us several
writings of others, the latest one by Nita LaFond Johnson on humility.
Judging by her article, the problem is that Nita Johnson
herself knows very little about godly humility. She only knows man’s
version, which is anything but true humility. In essence, her preaching
subject says, “See how humble I am! I’m telling you how
great a relationship I have with God and how you can have it as well,
provided you’re as saintly and humble as I am.”
many of Ms. Johnson’s statements on humility demonstrate
a proud spirit. Here are some of those statements:
allows you to draw close to Jesus....”
close to Jesus because I’m
Johnson: “If you
want to draw near to Christ you must learn to humble yourself
and you must learn
to humble yourself
more in these
days than you have ever done it before.”
have learned to humble myself.”
What she also doesn’t
seem to understand is that humility is something always
needful with God, no more
now than ever, no less before
than now. In declaring there is a more urgent need today
than ever for humility, Nita isn’t acknowledging
the constant need
for humility before God. It also suggests she is particularly
discerning of the present spiritual state of affairs because
she thinks to
be so humble. And how much greater is her feat of humility,
considering the world has grown so proud!
Church has no idea what an awesome privilege prayer is,
there is no greater
privilege in the whole
earth than the privilege
The entire Church has no idea,
she says, yet she presumes she has an idea. Isn’t
she “the Church”?
And just who IS “the
Church”? Is she speaking of the true Church, the
Body of Christ - that unrecognized, obscure entity on earth
that by its very nature
has humility and appreciation of communing with God, and
which is consequently hated by the world? Or is she talking
about the brazen harlot “in
the streets, lying in wait at every corner” (Proverbs
7:12), whom the Lord will destroy with the Spirit of His
mouth and the brightness
of His coming (2 Thessalonians 2:8)?
From all Johnson’s
writings I have perused, she speaks of the harlot church.
If speaking of it here, it’s
only because she is a member of it, not of the true Church.
Of course, she’s right
about the harlot having no idea about prayer or humility,
which means she doesn’t have a clue about true prayer
and humility – and
more humble you walk, the faster you are going to fill
that cup with prayer
begets authority; if
you want to hear the voice of God then humble yourself.”
walk a fast pace of humility, and of course, I have authority
because of it. I fill my cup
with prayer and hear
God’s voice because I have humbled myself.”
wonder what she would say about Moses who, without a “prayer
closet” or any record of humbling himself prior to
confronting him at the burning bush, was given great authority.
I wonder what she would say about Saul of Tarsus, who heard
voice and was called to a high calling of power and authority.
Where was his humility and prayer
life while in the very process of slaughtering Christians,
to blaspheme against God (Acts 9)?
The point is, who should
get the glory for humility, man or God? If man, that’s
not true humility, is it? Nita would like all to think
she deserves the glory. Be
warned of these false concepts, which
subtly lead away from the truth.
I wonder what Ms. Johnson
would have to say about Jonah, who fled from his duty of
warning Nineveh, was compelled
was angry with God for saving the entire city. Did Jonah
have authority in Nineveh? Without doubt, he did, but it
was God’s authority,
not his own, and we certainly see no indication that he
received that authority through humility.
You see, Nita
LaFond Johnson’s problem is one of
walking in self-righteousness, because she lacks humility.
Her spirit and words tell us she is far
from the Kingdom of God. She has failed to make it in because
humbled harlots and drunkards elbow their way ahead of
Johnson: “Humility begets
Translation: “I have authority
humble, and if you act like I do, you can have it, too.”
Saul have humility to receive authority? How humble was
Saul when he was converted, breathing slaughter against
Body? If Saul was finally humbled, was it his work, or
was it something God did with him, in spite of himself?
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace which was
toward me has not been without fruit, but I labored more abundantly
than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1
Corinthians 15:10 MKJV).
Describing a time with God in prayer wherein He was teaching
her humility, Johnson writes, “The
pride continued to grow until I became filled with hatred
toward God because He was in
my way. I would think of the
Bible and all I would want to do was rip it up because
it was His Word and He was in my way which grew and grew
until I was in so much pain
I was weeping and pleading to God to break that in me.”
How is it that one can be filled with hatred for God, yet be in
much repentant pain because of it and plead with the One she
intensely hates to break it in her? Frankly, I don’t believe
she had an encounter with the Lord at all. It’s confusion, which
comes through deception, which comes from a heart that doesn’t
love the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 MKJV
(8) And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness
of His coming,
(9) whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power
and signs and lying wonders,
(10) and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because
they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
(11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie,
(12) so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness,
might be condemned.
Nita claims she heard these words from God: “Seek
all of your life to walk in the humility of My son.”
is the Son Who speaks to the believer. He is the Mediator, the Shepherd,
the Way, the Door, the Word, and He is God. “My sheep hear My
says (John 10:27). He speaks, even as He spoke to Saul of Tarsus, to
Peter, and to John. Where does one find any reference of God speaking
to believers concerning His Resurrected Son? Nita worships and hears
from “another Jesus.”
She vouches, “You
know that your prayers can change situations, people’s hearts,
even nations if you walk in a place of great enough humility.”
can change situations, people’s hearts,
and nations because I walk in a place of great enough humility.”
it through much prayer and humility that Moses delivered Israel?
Why couldn’t he pray and change the hearts of the sons of
Korah, who suddenly perished with their wives, children, and all
Why, by his humility and prayers, couldn’t Moses save those
thousands who were bitten by serpents and died, or those who fell
to revelry and
idolatry when he was deep in prayer on Mount Sinai?
Why couldn’t he change his own brother, the High Priest,
who gave the people the golden calf? Why couldn’t he prevail
with God concerning his sister, Miriam, whom God struck with
leprosy and shut out of the
camp for seven days?
Do we become God ourselves when in deep prayer and
humility? This seems to be what Nita is implying, albeit unwittingly,
James declares that the fervent prayer of a righteous
man avails much, pointing out that Elijah was a man of like
we, and he prevailed
in prayer. So if Elijah was like us and we like Elijah, was it
his virtue, or was it God’s appointment and sovereign work with
Elijah? The humble would say it was God’s work of grace, but
the proud would say it was Elijah’s accomplishment, attributing
virtue to man. God declares man to be in a wretched state. Isn’t
that why He provided a Savior (Himself) to meet the desperate need
“And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there
was no intercessor. Therefore His own arm brought salvation to
Him; and His
sustained Him” (Isaiah 59:16 MKJV).
Nita presumes that we
can take upon ourselves the privilege and power of God by our
own will and strength (though I expect she
otherwise). What a burden on the conscience! “If I don’t
pray hard enough or humble myself enough, I won’t save
the world!” But
even Nita doesn’t feel that burden. Here’s why:
(3) Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe
and do. But do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not
(4) For they bind heavy and hard-to-carry burdens and lay them on men's
shoulders. But they will not move them with one of their fingers.
(5) But they do all their works in order to be seen of men.
They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders
(6) And they love the first couch at feasts, and the chief
seats in the synagogues,
(7) and greetings in the market-places, and to be called, “Rabbi!
Rabbi!” by men.
It’s all about Nita LaFond Johnson.
She writes, “If
you want authority to affect the world, you have to be broken
of pride. You have to
walk in humility, meekness
and you can only do that if you are a person of prayer.
Meekness comes through a prayer life; the knowledge of
God comes through prayer life.
Yes, you must read and study the Word but it comes through
your prayer life. Couple a true prayer life with obeying
the Word and God will
carry you to the highest place to do work for Him. Without
brokenness, contrition, prayer life, and humility, what
can God do except go find
Himself a man like Moses or Elijah?”
am broken and emptied of pride. I walk in humility and
meekness because I am a person of
prayer. God has carried me to
the highest place to do work for Him because I have brokenness,
contrition, prayer life, and humility. In my case, God
needn’t go searching
for a man like Moses or Elijah because here I am! Look
at me, everyone! I’m holy! I have it all together,
a humble and holy prayer warrior.”
Only God can make a man like Moses or Elijah, and He can choose to do
that with anyone or anything, for that matter. Meanwhile, secretly, perhaps
even admitting it to herself, Nita’s thinking, “I’m
pretending to be exhorting the saints to live righteous lives, but the
truth is that I’m taking every opportunity to proclaim my righteousness
“So what do you say humility is?” you may ask.
humility of heart isn’t at all what the world perceives
it to be. The flesh’s concept of humility is a perverse one,
indeed. The world’s idea of humility, as with its imagination
of all the virtues of God, is a serpentine one, born of the Tree
of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The information may be true, but the
and application are wrong and deceptive; they are self-righteous.
Men have taken it upon themselves to be their own god, making God
own image, the very opposite of His plan and ways.
Godly humility isn’t a set of feelings, an emotional disposition,
a product man can concoct. It isn’t a set of downcast eyes, slouched
shoulders, clasped praying or steepled hands, subdued voice, or meekness
of disposition, as one was accustomed to seeing with “Mother Teresa” and “Pope
John Paul II.”
So just what IS humility?
It is the willingness to believe and obey God. It is to see things
His way and to agree with
Him. It is to recognize
that any piety on our part isn’t our doing, but His. We have
nothing of which to boast or preach in our own selves. Humility is
the recognition that we are unprofitable servants, unworthy of any
credit or thanks, no matter what the Lord may do with or by us. This
is the true faith of Christ.
Certainly the Bible talks about our
“And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, ‘So
says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, “How long will you
refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go,
so that they may serve Me”’” (Exodus 10:3 MKJV).
“If My people, who are called by My Name, shall humble
themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from
their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive
sin and will heal their land” (2
Chronicles 7:14 MKJV).
“Then I called a fast there at the river Ahava, so that we
might humble ourselves before our God, in order to
seek from Him a right way for
us and for our little ones, and for all our goods” (Ezra 8:21
“Therefore whoever shall humble himself like
this little child, this one is the greater in the Kingdom of
Heaven” (Matthew 18:4
“And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he
who shall humble himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:12 MKJV).
“Likewise, younger ones, be subject to older ones, and
all being subject to one another. Put on humility. For
God resists proud ones, but He
gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5 MKJV).
the Bible also speaks of God humbling
“And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led
you these forty years in the wilderness in order to humble you,
to prove you, to know what is in your heart, whether you
would keep His commandments
or not” (Deuteronomy 8:2 MKJV).
“Who fed you in the wilderness with manna which your fathers
did not know, so that He might humble you and
so that He might prove you, to
do you good in your latter end” (Deuteronomy 8:16
We can’t make ourselves humble in our own
power - we aren’t
our own saviors - but we can, by His grace and gift of
faith, submit to His will and chastening. He gives us to
be humble, and we can trust
Him to do what must be done in us to His satisfaction.
When humbled, we will realize that we love Him because
He first loved us. There’s the common, unspoken
notion in nominal Christendom that God loves us because
we first loved Him. That’s backwards,
man-centric, like Nita Johnson’s presentation of
Humility is a life lived that knows it’s
about God, not about us. Humility recognizes our great
privilege that we
are made partakers of His glory through His love for
To cap her glorification of man while robbing God of
His glory as the Author of all good, Johnson says, “Today
His eyes are searching to and fro across the earth, He
is looking for one thing; humility.
To those who are humble He will give Himself, His authority
and power. As He looks to and fro across the earth let
His eyes find you bent
low like Elijah, broken in the glory of God. If He finds
you there, He will lift you up in due season.”
Nita thus suggests she has humbled herself, thereby making
herself known to God, “bent
low like Elijah, broken in the glory of God.” How
else could she presume to urge others to do likewise?
But true humility originates with God, not man, even
as He chose Moses from before his
mother’s womb; even as He chose Jeremiah, Samuel,
and all the saints and prophets to be what He intended
and formed them to be long
before they ever knew it.
Did Jacob have power and authority
with God? The Bible answers:
“And He said, ‘Your name shall no longer be called
Jacob, but Israel; for like a prince you have power with God
and with men, and
have prevailed’” (Genesis 32:28 MKJV).
Jacob muster up some humility, thereby receiving authority
with God? Let’s see what God has to say
Romans 9:10-13 MKJV
(10) And not only this, but when Rebekah also had conceived
by one, by our father Isaac
(11) (for the children had not yet been born, neither had done
any good or evil; but that the purpose of
God according to election might stand, not of works but
of Him Who called),
(12) it was said to her, “The elder shall serve the younger.”
(13) As it is written, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau
have I hated.”
Let’s conclude this matter of
the origin of humility, according to the Scriptures:
“For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not
of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone
should boast. For
we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to
good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk
in them” (Ephesians
No, Nita LaFond Johnson, you preach “another
gospel” and “another
savior” – yourself, no less, not the Lord
Jesus Christ. And you, Gary Amirault, are her partner
in this iniquity, members of
the same harlot, anti-Christ church.
“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, ‘This
people draws near to Me with their mouth, and honors Me with
their lips, but
their heart is far from Me. But in vain they worship
Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments [precepts] of