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Let’s continue our discussion of the armor we need for spiritual warfare.
Today we’re talking about the helmet of salvation.
In Ephesians 6:17, Paul writes, “Take the helmet of salvation.”
Paul based his writing of this passage on Roman armor.
Of course, the helmet was very important. A soldier is not likely to win a battle if he gets a head injury.
The Roman helmet protected a soldier’s mind and the spiritual helmet of salvation protects a Christian’s mind from attack.
I don’t know about you but my mind is constantly under attack. It obsesses about everything. I can take any dilemma or problem and run it up and down and back and forth in a hot minute.
I have a depressive mindset that can see every obstacle around the corner. I face doubts every day.
I even doubt my salvation at times.
Thankfully the helmet of salvation envelopes the whole scope of salvation – past, present, and future.
When we put on the helmet of salvation, we are putting on the mind of Christ.
When Christ’s plans, concepts, and truth fill our minds we are able to stand victorious against the enemy.
The primary battlefield for spiritual warfare is the mind where thoughts compete for our attention. Our minds must be filled with the Biblical defenses of FAITH.
This is not easy. As someone who deals with OCD, I can tell you that my mind has a mind of its own.
That’s why I need to wear God’s helmet and use God’s wisdom. Wisdom comes from reading God’s word.
I have memorized dozens of verses that speak to my specific problems.
When the battle gets rough and my mind is failing I am able to fall back on these verses. I play them in my mind and if I’m alone I say them out loud. I’ve even been known to shout them when the battle gets rough!
I also find Christian music to be helpful and inspiring. I love the old hymns and the new stuff they play on KLOVE.
Songs are also weapons in the battle for the mind.
In a battle, a helmet is not optional. It is vital.
Only born-again Christians can wear the helmet of salvation.
If you haven’t given your heart to Jesus and made Him your Lord and Savior, you can’t wear the helmet. Pray and ask Jesus into your life today if you haven’t already done so. Confess your sins and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.
Salvation is the first step but then we will always have the helmet of salvation on our heads. It’s not removable. It doesn’t matter if we’re good one day and bad the next – we are still covered by salvation.
Thanks to Jesus for this marvelous gift!