The Helmet of Salvation

  • Ephesians 6:11-12, 17 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms…Take the helmet of salvation…
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

There is something you have to know as a born-again Christian and that is salvation means so much more than to spending eternity with God. It also provides deliverance and protection. The reason the helmet of salvation needs to be in place is so your mind can stay secure on what has been purchased for you and on God’s love and kindness. Satan will do everything he can so you will question God’s love, your assurance of salvation, your worthiness of salvation, and bring doubt and discouragement regarding past failures, sins, problems, etc. He is a master deceiver and you need to understand how he works. The mind is the place that Satan attacks and it is usually where the enemy wins a battle against you. He’ll make you doubt God’s goodness, God’s Word, His promises, etc. Whatever the battle, how you see it and how you position yourself towards it will determine the outcome. Protecting your mind against the schemes of the enemy will ensure you’ll be in a position to stand against him.

How to protect yourself with the helmet of salvation:
  1. Understand that the word salvation includes deliverance, protection and being made whole. If required, redefine in your mind what it entitles you to as a Christian. Review Isaiah 53:5 to understand what the price of Jesus’ blood paid for.
  2. If you’ve confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior in faith, settle in your heart, once and for all, that salvation is yours. God will never take it away from you. You are the only one who can walk away from your salvation (Hebrews 6:4-6, 2 Peter 2:19-22).
  3. Don’t let the enemy deceive you and get you to question God’s love for you, His wonderful plan for your life, and His goodness. Let the Word be your final authority as to what belongs to you and crush those seeds of doubt.
  4. When a thought comes into your mind that does not line up with the Bible, take it captive right away. Do not let it linger. Meditate on what rightfully belongs to you.
  5. Renew your mind as to who you are in Christ, what you have in Christ, and what you can do in Christ. (See topics You Are Who the Word Says You Are, You Have What the Word Says You Have, You Can Do What the Word Says You Can Do.)

Call to action:
Be aware of the enemy’s schemes in your life and how he sows seeds of doubt about God’s love and goodness, your salvation, forgiveness of past sins, etc. Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).