Greco-Roman Religion vs The Kingdom of God

Greek Religious culture was all about articulation, art, oratory and vocal performance. That’s why when Herod gave a great speech they worshipped him and said “it’s the voice of a god, not a man.”Acts 1221 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.But in the midst of this God built a faith that was about reality, with real people instead of performers, who walked in real obedience, real truth, and real love.Paul made sure he showed the difference in the kingdom of God and the Greek mentality:1 Corinthians 21 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.Unfortunately when Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome thru the Roman Catholic church, many of the worldly philosophies and mentalities began to destroy the Church of God from within. Many of these things are stuck within the way we try to serve God today.Today God is looking for a people who will worship Him in Spirit and Truth and leave the Greco- Roman mentality behind. Those who will embrace the cross, and walk in the reality of the Spirit of God and obedienceo instead of the eyes and praise of men.Those are the people who will have the power to obey God when deception is passed on as truth.

Can You Receive God in his Lowest State?

The Greeks stumbled at the Cross because they were Worshippers of excellence, beauty, talent, and art instead of God.

The Romans stumbled at the Cross because they were Worshippers of power, dominance, competition, and victory instead of God.

The Jews stumbled at the Cross because they were Worshippers of Hypocrisy, fake righteousness, and the outside appearance of religious perfection instead of God.

The Jews wanted a Messiah that would forcefully take political power from the Romans, not get on a cross.

So none of them could grasp what was happening when the Son of God was at His lowest state.

Only Worshippers of God in Spirit and Truth are able to read and believe what was written on the Cross in Greek, Latin, and in Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

While He was despised: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

While He was a punished criminal: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

While He was broke: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

While He was marred and ugly: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

While He was weak and dominated: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

Luke 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is The King Of The Jews.

And if you can’t see it while He’s on the Cross you don’t get it when He’s resurrected.

1 Corinthians 1
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

That no earthly power should glory in His presence.
That no talent should glory in His presence.
That no brand or image should glory in His presence.
That no money or excellence should glory in His presence.
That no beauty, strength or vocal ability should glory in His presence.

God Himself makes sure that those who reject Him in His weakness receive none of His strength, because the weakness of God starts off stronger than men’s strength.