"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2
In his book, A Time To Advance, Robert Heidler notes that the Bible divides the human race into three different mindsets; Barbarian, Greek, and Hebrew. The basic operating principle of the Barbarian mindset is fear. A Barbarian seeks to control another by fear and intimidation. The Barbarian mindset is Satan's chief tool of operation. He is an oppressor who comes "but to steal, kill, and destroy" and he holds most of mankind, including many Christians, in such fear that they are afraid to resist him. That answers why so many Christians are afraid to enter into intercession and spiritual warfare. They are terrified of the consequences because they are totally convinced that terrible things will happen to them if they resist the devil. If your life is dominated by fear, then you are being held captive by a barbarian warlord named Satan. It is impossible to walk both in fear and faith at the same time because they are polar opposites. Know that there is hope - you don't have to stay this way. You can repent and be set free from this debilitating mindset. I will continue next week on the Greek mindset. So tune in.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." Romans 8:14,15
Pastor Frank Dodson