Think Like A Hebrew
Have you ever considered how being
able to think like God thinks could
change your life?
Scriptures are God’s inspired Word so it
gives us a picture of who God is, how He
thinks, and what His plans and purposes
are for His people.
Remember that the original Scriptures
were written in Hebrew, which is God’s
language given to His people to
communicate with Him.
Thus, we can conclude that God has a
Hebrew mindset, which is a biblical way of
thinking. As we grasp the concept of
learning to think like God thinks, our life
will begin to prosper and move forward as
we align with His Kingdom purposes.
One of the most powerful spheres of
warfare today is the battle for your mind.
Our mind is a gift from God.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3: 5, 13
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding.
Understanding is a function of the mind.
We should not lean on our own
understanding but discern the Lord’s
wisdom and walk in His truth.
God wants us to submit our mind to the
Holy Spirit and renew our mind so that
we think the way He thinks. When we
were born – again, we were born onto a
battlefield. The enemy uses oppression
to hinder God’s work in us and in the
earth. We are all in a battle that is fought
in many spheres. Our emotions are also
Chuck Pierce, The Mind War:
This is a war for peace….victory in this
war stems from the Lord having full
control over our minds. If we hope to
move forward in complete victory, we
must transform our minds to think the
way God thinks. For every process of
moving into a new dimension, change is
necessary. Mindsets have to be altered.
Old patterns must make way for new
ones. Ultimately, we must think
Mindsets – A fixed frame of reference; A
habitual mental attitude that determines
how you will interpret and respond to
A set of assumptions and methods which
is so firmly established that it creates a
powerful incentive to behave in a certain
We have a mindset that controls
and directs the way we think and
act. How we react to the world is
determined by our mindset, which
functions unconsciously, and yet
drives our actions determining
subsequent results in our life.
How our life evolves, the level of
success and prosperity we achieve,
or whether we attain our destiny;
will be determined by our mindset.
The Bible divides the human race into
These represents three different mindsets
anyone of us can have.
THE BARBARIAN MINDSET
Most of the Old Testament world had a
Barbarian mindset. The basic operating
principle of this mindset is FEAR.
Example: to a barbarian the strength of
a government is measured by the
Ability to hold people in fear. Under a
Barbarian mindset, the form of
government is tyranny, which manifests
as a ruthless dictatorship whose success
is measured by absolute control over the
people. Terrorism is birthed from such a
mindset, because people who are filled
with fear can be easily dominated.
The Barbarian mindset is Satan’s favorite
way of operating, because he is an
oppressor that comes to steal, kill, and
destroy. He holds mankind, even
believers, in such fear that they will not
resist him. Why are so many believers
afraid to learn intercession and warfare?
They are terrified of the consequences,
because a lot of believers have been
convinced by the enemy that terrible
things will happen if they resist him.
As long as you allow the enemy to
intimidate you with fear, you will be under
his control; but if you turn and resist the
enemy, he will flee. We cannot walk in
fear and faith at the same time, they are
opposites. God does not want you to live
in fear. He is a loving and Almighty
Father who cares for you.
THE GREEK MINDSET
The ancient Greeks gave us a whole new
way of looking at the world. They
worshipped MAN. By the time of the New
Testament, most did not believe in the
Greek gods any longer. Instead, they
created gods in the form of man. Those
with a Greek mindset said, “We have the
power in ourselves. We are our own
gods. We can make the world perfect if
we all work together.”
The Greeks invented a new form of
government known as democracy. They
believed that utopia comes when people
rule themselves. Many people in the
political realm today have unfounded faith
The operating principle of a Greek
mindset is PRIDE that filters through a
humanistic intellect. The Greeks believe
Knowledge is power. If you can
understand how something occurs, then
you can control and manipulate outcomes.
Those with a Greek mindset always want
to make sure everything lines up
intellectually and “by – the – book.”
The Greek mindset is Satan’s Plan B.
Satan would rather oppress you because
he is a barbarian at heart, but he will use
a Greek mindset to make you think you
are okay while
Keeping you from God’s best. Much of
the Church today is operating in a Greek
mindset. The Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts,
speaking in tongues, and the prophetic
signs and wonders are not taught. Many
believers do not believe any of that
because they do not understand the way
God thinks. To a Greek mindset, human
reason is supreme and won’t accept what
If we are going to walk with God, we have
to accept some things we don’t
understand because God will confound
the mind to test the heart. That means He
will do things you do not understand just
to see if you will love Him and trust Him
The Hebrew Mindset
The Hebrew mindset is the bibical
mindset. You do not have to be Jewish to
have a Hebrew mindset.
A Hebrew mindset is the mind of one
who has been transformed by the truth of
Where did the Hebrew mindset came
God took the offspring of Abraham and
for 2000 years He shaped their
understanding and culture to bring them
in line with His truth. He revealed
Himself to them, gave them a prophetic
view of history, gave the Torah to shape
their daily lives and taught them about
Holy days, Holy places and Holy people.
God taught them righteousness and
repentance. He divided their world into
clean and unclean to teach them about
the defilement of sin and what being set
apart to God really means. He introduced
them to covenant and instilled into them a
biblical cycle of life. Sabbath and rests
formed a rich tapestry against which life
was played out, teaching and reminding
them each year of the principles of life.
God gave them practical wisdom for
success and illustrated how to prosper
and demonstrate to the world the blessing
of being God’s people.
Through all these, God established a
new mindset in the earth. He taught a
people to think in a way that no one else
on earth had thought like. Still today,
most Jews, even if they are in unbelief,
have a mindset different than other
people in the world. The result of a
Hebrew mindset is SUCCESS.
American Jews Statistics:
Only 2% of the U.S. population is Jewish.
20% of professors of leading universities
25% of American Nobel Prize winners are
1/3 of American multi-millionaires are
40% of the partners of leading law firms
That tells us there is something different
about the Jews. Jews generally have
In any society around the world, where
they have not been persecuted or limited,
Jews tend to rise to positions of wealth and
influence in numbers far exceeding their
percentage of population. How do we
account for this?
“JEWS HAVE LEARNED TO THINK LIKE
WHEN YOU LEARN TO THINK LIKE GOD,
The Hebrew mindset operating principle is trust
in God. When you understand that God has
chosen you and is watching over you; you are
led into a totally different way of thinking and
living, which may seem foolish to the world.
Comparisons of the three mindsets:
Basic Approach to Life:
Barbarian: Believes that force is supreme.
Power comes by creating fear.
Greek: Believes the mind is supreme.
Power comes through knowledge.
Hebrew: Believes that God is supreme.
Power comes from knowing Him.
How do you get ahead in Life?
Barbarian: Oppresses others and “wins by
Greek: Seek more education because
knowledge is power.
Hebrew: Learns to walk in God’s favor, which
is the true key to success.
How do you deal with a thief?
Barbarians: Chop the thief’s hand off. This
creates fear and cuts down on repeat offenses.
Greek: Will try to re-educate the thief and
teach him new job skills so he won’t have to
Hebrew: Requires the thief to make restitution
for what has been stolen and tries to get him
Today we hear about the clash of
cultures between those in the Islamic
world and the Western world, but that
clash of cultures is really a clash of
Europe and America embrace a
thoroughly Greek mindset. But Islamic
groups, like the Taliban are ancient
cultures built on a Barbarian mindset.
They look at things from a totally different
Even the Church operates in mindsets.
During the Dark Ages it embraced the
Barbarian mindset that was operating in
the society. Fear of the inquisition kept
the people in line with leaders.
At the time of Reformation, it embraced
the Greek mindset. Good things came
about like the Bible was put in the hands
of the people and great emphasis was
placed on knowing the Bible. But the
Greek mindset overemphasized on logic
Reason ensnared the church in endless
theological debates as they attempted to
logically “figure out” God! A Greek
mindset cuts us off from the power of
God. If we can only flow in what we
understand, there will be no miracles.
The early Christian church, raised up by
the apostles, followed the pattern of
Jesus. It grew and flourished with great
signs and wonders and power operating.
God is restoring a Hebrew mindset to the
Church today. That means our minds must be
transformed. God does not want us to walk in
PRIDE or FEAR but to TRUST Him. We must
break off our faith in human intellect, so we can
draw close to Him and learn to hear His voice
and walk in His ways.
Two Keys to Developing a Hebrew
1. Meditate on God’s Word – Meditate means
“to chew on.” You take something in and just
chew on it over and over again.
To meditate on the Word means you think about,
ponder, and saturate your mind with that Word
over the course of the day. Consider how God’s
Word applies to your situation or how His Word
shows you to respond to that issue.
Meditating on the Word fills your mind with the
thoughts of God. The result is that your mind is
Psalm 1 and Joshua 1 tell us that if we meditate
on the Word day and night, continually delight in
the truths and promises, are strong and
courageous, and do what the Word says to do;
we will prosper and be successful in everything
2. Take every thought captive – It means when
a thought comes floating across your mind,
you grab onto the thought and ask yourself:
WHAT IS THIS THOUGHT AND WHERE DID IT
WHAT IS THIS THOUGHT TELLING
You stop and consider what you are
If you think you have to dominate and
intimidate someone else to get ahead,
that’s a Barbarian mindset. If you view
God as a harsh tyrant to be afraid of and
live in legalism or if you live under
Guilt and condemnation, that’s a
If you are controlled by fear, dreading the
future, and let your fear limit you; you
have a Barbarian mindset.
Repent, trust and do not be afraid. You do not
have to stay the way you are. Walk in freedom
If you think you are smart enough to get where
you need to be, or that your intellect is strong
enough to overcome any obstacle to bring you
into your destiny; you have a Greek mindset. If
you think you must figure out God and get every
doctrine right, you are deceived.
No matter what you believe or what your
system of theology is, there are some areas
where you are wrong. We are all wrong in
Am I leaning on my own understanding, or am I
willing to follow God even if I don’t understand
what He is doing? Can I receive what God is
doing even if my mind is confounded? God will
confound your mind to test your spirit.
Repent and change, learn to walk in the Spirit,
and have the mind of Christ if you have been
walking in a Greek mindset.
God is raising up a prophetic people who know
His voice and walk in His ways! He is seeking a
people who will not be pressed into the mold of
the world but rather who walk by the Spirit and
who do the works of Yeshua in the world. So,
learn to think like a Hebrew, meditate on the
Word, take your thoughts captive, and when
you need to repent, JUST DO IT. Let God give
you His mindset.
We must become rightly aligned with the Lord’s
strategy. The only way we can do this is to
CHANGE OUIR MINDSET and LEARN TO
THINK LIKE GOD THINKS, EMBRACING A
HEBRAIC ATTITUDE TOWARD GOD, THE
SCRIPTURES, THE BIBLICAL CYCLE OF
LIFE, AND COVENANT BLESSINGS.