The helmet of salvation is the part of the armor a Christian should never take off. As long as there is question or doubt of one’s salvation, the mind is left vulnerable to the schemes of the enemy or simply the pull of this world.
Ephesians 6:17-18 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
The helmet of salvation is a part of the armor a Christian should never take off. Although a Roman soldier would take his helmet off when leaving a battle and on his way back home or in celebrating a victory, we can never let go of our knowledge of salvation. Paul is relating the Roman soldier’s helmet which protects his head, the most vital part of the body, to our knowledge of the word of God. In Romans 8:7 Paul tells us that the carnal mind is enmity to God and can never be subject to the law. In Romans 12:2 Paul tells us not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of the mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Remember that for a Christian, to follow the world’s ways of religion verses developing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ is no different than living the world’s way of life and trying to be Godly. Both are flesh driven.
The sword of the spirit is without a doubt the Word of God. This verse says it and yet we tend to forget its true meaning. The Devil is a legalist. He understands the power and bondage of the law. He also understands the power of the blood of Jesus and its ability to set us free from the bondage of the law that we might be able to have a relationship with God.
Christians often forget that we are in a war, yes we have the victory, but we still must take the fight to the enemy. We must take our land. The moment we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become another adversary to Satan. He never forgets he is in a war and we often forget there is not a demilitarized Zone. The battle is consistent; you are either in God’s army or you are in the Devil’s camp. In Matthew 11:12 Jesus tells us of the war we are entering, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”. We are called to take our land, but we must get past the fiery darts of the enemy to even get into the battle. How many of God’s children get wounded and even die or give up because of one of these fiery darts. Matthew 19:26, Mark 9:23 & 10:27, Jesus tells us that if we believe with God all things are possible. So what are these fiery darts and how does faith quench them?
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