Religion vs. The Truth
We need to wake up, our society is yearning for a drastic change; it is longing for liberty and a reformation that tests our beliefs much greater than that one of the XVI century. People are tired of hypocracy, political correctness, and sermons that preach a “light” gospel. Who will rise up? Who will hear this cry?
What are the differences or similarities between Greek and Hebrew religion?
A religion is every form, structure, or system that does not allow you to develop your spirit, faith, and ultimately, your whole being to the fullness of what it is meant to be. In other words, it does not permit you to go higher than “tradition” and thus, there is no progress. Religion does not impact society to bring real change.
For so much time has mankind exalted, religion, the soul, the mind, intellect, reason, formalities, education, etc. For so much time have we ignored the Spirit. Religion finds pleasure in visible and temporal things, but the spirit delights in invisible and eternal things. We need to undertand that we are a spiritual being with a soul that resides inside a body. Once humanity “unlocks” this reality that is hard for the mind to comprehend, great mysteries will come to light.
Therefore, God (the real and true God: YHWH, not Budah, Mohamed, the Virgin Mary, Zeus, G.A.O.T.U, or whatever) is not a religion. Because YHWH is not temporal, a tradition, a system, a structure, or a form, He is the unmeasurable, almighty, sovereign, and omnipotent Maker of the Universe, whom gave susbtsance to all things with the power of His Light and makes all things new (Isaiah 48:6), including you ( Corinthians 5:17). A being that no understanding can ever come to fully grasp. If the heavens cannot sustain Him (1 Kings 8:27), then how can we expect Him to fit in a religion, call it Christianity or whatever?
Do you feel that “crash” in your mind while reading these words? We have become accustomed into believing in something with form but without substance! (2 Timothy 3:5) Our beliefs have no real foundation, which is the substance of the Light of YHWH. The revelation of Jesus Christ, in other words (Matthew 16:15-19, 1 Corinthians 3: 11, and Ephesians 2:20).
Darkness is form without substance, but once you “turn on” the light, darkness disappears, and your eyes always have to become used to the light after being in the dark. This act in the physical realm is uncomfortable at first, but when you adjust to the light, you realize that you prefer the light than the darkness. The same is true for the spiritual realm. The Light of Jesus, which is the truth, makes all you are and your traditions or religions shake. Hence, He has been utterly rejected by many.
For the same reason, the Pharisees did not understand or “like” Jesus. They wanted to see a visible Kingdom, and their mind could not assimilate an invisible Kingdom. ( Luke 17:20-22) They wanted to keep their culture and tradition, something Jesus just would not do. This is why Jesus was able to impact and change the world.
Today we say it so easily, “Yes, Jesus is the savior, how pretty is the Kingdom of God, let’s all be happy in church…” Let me ask you something, do you know Jesus is the Savior because someone else told you He is, or because you experienced the power of His glory? Many people today, declare that no one can prove the existence of God, but the Bible says you clearly can. “That your faith wouldn’t stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:5
How can you have a faith cemented in the power of God, if you are not going to feel or even know His power? Today, religion just has a bunch of theory based in the wisdom and reason of men. You see, Paul here is talking by the Spirit to Corinthians who are Greeks.
If we (Western Civilization) truly believed in a God that is almighty, then we would seek Him for healing, deliverance, salvation, wisdom, etc., not yoga, medicine, alternative medicine, psicology, many books, mortal men, etcetera and etcetera (I’m not saying this to thwart your freedom; you can live according to your individual will). It is widely believed, that God is someone out their in the universe who maybe hears your prayers, but it is uncertain if He will truly answer them.
Ancient Hebrews believed in the Son of the living God, but they never lived to see Him manifested. Nevertheless, the Israel of today is, what many would call, “messed up”. They do not believe in the Savior of humaity and through this, they reject Him. Therefore, this does not make them God’s people. Then, those who call themselves the people of God practically mock God and cause great unbelief in many, like atheists, because they do not manifest the power of God. People want to feel something that has substance, power, and reality, not religion.
What is it going to be then? Jesus prayed in John 17:21 “That they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me.” This unity is acquired through the unity of our spirit with the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17), as it says in the book of Romans chapter one, “who was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Therefore, if we do not have the power of God, then that means we do not have the Spirit of Holiness, and if we do not have the Holy Spirit, then we do not have a kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. If we do not have a kingdom of God, then the world will not believe that Jesus Christ was sent and that we are sons of God. This is the condition of the “people” of God today.
That is the difference between the Greek religion and the true Hebrews. Greeks believed in darkness, and Hebrews believe in the powerful Light of men.