The terms for fear in today’s society are Stress and Anxiety, so we don’t recognize it as fear. The world tries to find other words to mask the Biblical perspective because the world wants to deal with things psychologically.
The activity of a spirit of fear has been masked as a psychological defect, and the big word that hides our true enemy can be found in one term called negative emotions. But Paul said in Ephesians 6 that our war, our battle, is not with flesh and blood.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV
Are we flesh and blood? Yes, we are, but my battle is not with myself. If it were a negative emotion, that would be an aspect of my psychology. My psychology is “me”.
Paul said in Romans 7 that I want to do good; I want to NOT take thought for tomorrow, but I find myself doing it anyway.
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Romans 7:15 KJV
So the day I take thought for tomorrow and begin to worry and take these cares on, it is no longer I that am doing it, but sin that dwells within me.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Romans 7:17 KJV
This opens a new dimension. No wonder we haven’t had much success in psychological and biological problems, even in Christianity, in healing because we don’t recognize our enemy. We don’t even see that kingdom that’s working in us and teaching us how to think opposite of our God, and when we see the effects of it in our lives, we just call it a psychological defect.
Even in Christian psychiatry, with all due respect, when we see the imbalances of body chemistry that are caused by fear and anxiety, rather than getting them out of our life and having our mind renewed (mind of Christ), we try to balance the imbalance of chemistry and through psychiatric drugs. That does not deliver us; that does not heal us. It binds us to the problem without the true enemy being defeated.
In fact, it’s an attempt to bypass the penalty of disobedience artificially without taking responsibility for the participation with sin that causes the disease. This is key to the equation of the pathways to disease and healing.
Original Source: Be In Health Global, Henry W. Wright, Donna Wright. It’s a New Day Interview with Henry W. Wright and Donna Wright: 2004.
DVD Course Material. Pleasant Valley Church, GA, 2006. Print.