The Slave Mentality = Security Rather Than Freedom


They had to be stabilized in their mentality or else some of them would have turned back to the Egyptians "begging to be slaves"!


You will live like a slave unless you learn to become stabilized under pressure.


When you're in a hopeless situation that's when you need to think doctrinally.


1SA 17:47  "And that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord's and He will give you into our hands."


In the Church-age, it's the same thing, ROM 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?


When you are afraid of a thing, you give that thing power over you.


When you're afraid of a person, you give that person power over you.


GEN 3:10  "I heard the sound of Thee in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."

Fear causes you to become totally preoccupied with yourself.


PSA 53:5  "There they were in great fear where no fear had been;"


The combination of fear and arrogance causes many people to become mentally ill, psychotic and neurotic and motivates them to enter into the blame game.


The greater your mindset as a loser-believer while living, the greater the intensification of your fear when dying.


Emotions cannot think!


Emotion has no true courage -- it has a pseudo courage.


Because people live in fear they will do things that they would not normally do if they did  not have fear which causes them to react because of self-preservation.


In Rev 21:8, God is so gracious still, even to the unbeliever, that the first category of individuals mentioned who will be cast into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death," are those who are still living in fear even in the eternal state.

Notice that the first category mentioned are not the murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, but those who have lived in fear all of their lifetime.


God loves the unbeliever still, even then, and therefore He will cast them first into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."


As they lived and as they died is how they will also remain forever and ever, but even worse.


They do get better in the eternal state because they know the truth, they get worse.


We know that because of what the original language of the Greek says which is found in EPH 4:22  that the old sin nature keeps on  being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit.


Arrogance and emotional domination of the soul produce cowardice and fear is irrational and irresponsible.


GEN 26:7  When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," {thinking,} "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."


Fear not only removes Bible doctrine from number one priority in the life, but fear fragments and destroys the function of your spiritual life and moves you into the eight stages of reversionism.


The last three stages are:

  1. Blackout of the soul.
  2. Scar tissue of the soul.
  3. Reverse process reversionism.


When the congregation that Moses taught was tested with regard to fear, they also entered into self-absorption.


It is when you are totally absorbed with yourself and your problems and you want the world to center around you.


You want everyone to stop what they're doing and help you and meanwhile you are filled with fears and very emotional.


To make emotion the criterion for the spiritual life is a wedding between the arrogance skills and the emotional revolt of the soul.


Normal emotional activity in the soul functions in subordination to the absolutes of Bible doctrine circulating in the soul.


Regardless of what it is, emotion is never a tool of cognition.


You do not learn by emotion.


God gave us emotion as a enjoyer of what is truth.


Sinful emotional activity such as fear, worry, anxiety, hatred, anger, revenge, guilt are reactions and totally rejected by the absolutes of Bible doctrine.


You cannot be afraid without putting an abnormal emphasis on yourself.


To the extent that you become frightened by anything, to that extent you set up a new circuit in your life which is slavery and arrogance.



When you have the correct point of doctrine, you can say as David did when facing Goliath, "The battle is the Lord's."


Fear and the function of your spiritual life are mutually exclusive.


For the believer who lives in a state of fear, the fear increases like a disease - as the cancer of fear increases, that individual becomes intimidated by life.


Fear eliminates a personal sense of destiny, so that the loser believer cannot overcome emotional sins like fear, worry, anxiety, guilt, denial, projection.


This fear is designed to destroy what you have learned so that the rate of learning gives way to the rate of forgetting.



Deu 31:6 Be strong and of courageous, do not be afraid because of them, for the Lord your God or literally Jehovah your Elohim is the one who goes with you, He will not fail you nor forsake you.



They were believers who completely failed even though they were exposed to magnificent doctrine and promises from the Word of God, as well as having one of the greatest Bible teachers of all time, a man called Moses.


******* SAM shield----can you make the fonts a different color that can be seen better? TU *******


Because they refused to operate in the faith-rest drill, this generation of Jews,  with a few exceptions, were excluded from ever setting foot into the promise land.


It wasn't a matter of their salvation but the fact that they could not handle stress, they could not handle pressure.


2TI 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.


Plague 1 — Water turning into blood resulting all the fish dying;

Plague 2 — frogs.

Plagues 3 and 4 — Then they were overwhelmed by flies, gnats, and                                  biting insects and wild animals.


Plagues 5 and 6 — Diseased livestock and boils.

Plague 7 — Thunder Storms - fiery hail.

Plague 8 — Locusts.


Plague 9 — Darkness for three days.

Plague 10 --- Death of Firstborn


PSA 103:2  Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;


ISA 5:4 "What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it?


What really was a shock to them was the suddenness that came upon them.


Adversity is in evitable, stress is optional.


Adversity is what someone or something does to you, stress is what you do to yourself.


There are two kinds of pressures in life;

  1. Overt pressure--which in this study will be classified as adversity.
  2. Inner pressure of the soul--which is classified as stress.


  1. Adversity is an outside pressure in life; stress is an inside pressure of the soul.
  2. Stress is what you do to yourself; adversity is what the circumstances of life do to you.


Adversity is inevitable; stress is optional.


And so for the Jews, it was the sudden stress that got to them.


The reason is that so many believers are just not in the spiritual condition to pick up and use the shield of faith.


Psa 56:3  "When I am afraid I will trust in you.


And the word trust is batach which is the word for body slamming or casting all your worries upon the Lord.


True faith always selects something that is stronger than the problems that one faces.


The faith itself is nothing except for the fact that faith itself reaches out and selects a promise from God or better yet, a doctrine to handle the stress.


Doctrine resident in the soul is the faith that you have which has been stored up in your human spirit.


Prin - The suddenness of adversity and even from prosperity, or what appears to be prosperity, causes many believers stress.


The Jews have just been freed from slavery and therefore their big problem is gone.


As they moved out from Egypt and they are rejoicing and filled with all kinds of happiness,  then "all of a sudden" a situation of adversity comes to you, and then you become filled with a lot of stress.


They wanted to return to slavery, even though they had just been delivered by Jehovah Elohim and they also had one of the greatest leaders in all of human history, Moses, leading them.


The slave mentality is that the individual would rather have security rather than freedom.


They would rather be slaves to Egypt (world) then to be free in the desert (or really the spiritual life).


Israel is often a perfect picture of our own soul.


The solution is the divine solution and it is found in the faith-rest drill as a problem solving device.


***** Sam --- use the chart you made on Friday with the mountains, etc.*****


From the human viewpoint - notice:

  1. A sudden disaster, sudden stress.
  2. Hopeless situation.


This is the first time since the Jews were delivered from the slavery that they needed to use the shield of faith which Moses had been teaching them.


Did they believe or pay attention to their teacher and leader---Moses or did they reject his doctrinal teaching.


But now the suddenness of this thing puts them right into panic palace.


Because the suddenness of the situation has caused them to become emotional and forget all those hours and hours in Bible class.


One of the main problems the Jews faced in this dispensation of the Law is that they forgot what God had done for them.


Their rate of forgetting exceeded their rate of learning.


We have at least three exceptions at this time.

Moses, Joshua, and Caleb.

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