By Tammy Phillips
April 29, 2020
Take the helmet of salvation, -Ephesians 6:17
The fifth piece of the armor of God is the most beautiful. It is the helmet of salvation. Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:8: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God.” Our salvation is a gift of God. It is a gift we must take. Our salvation comes with a manual that we must read to learn all the benefits of the gift.
We receive gifts that come with directions: for instance, cars, televisions, computers, phones, Instapots and I could go on. Each of these items have benefits that we do not know about because we have not read the manual on it.
Let’s look at our Bible, our manual, Paul compares our helmet to the Roman helmet in Ephesians 6:17. What does that look like? The Romans soldiers’ helmet was made of heavy brass and beautifully engraved. It was made to fit snuggly and cover most of the head like a football helmet today. It was made so nothing could pierce it. The soldiers wore his helmet in battle to save his head. The same reason we wear helmets today. We wear helmets to protect us from severe forms of traumatic brain injury. The purpose of a helmet is to reduce the risk of serious head/brain injuries by reducing the impact of a force to the head when we put ourselves in dangerous situations.
Where are we in danger? Where does the enemy of our soul attack us? Where is our battlefield? Our battlefield is approximately 22” in circumference and lies between our ears. It is our mind; thus, the need for the helmet of salvation. If the enemy can get into our mind, he can throw us off balance and knock us down. Ultimately, he can destroy us through wrong thinking. (If you have never read Joyce Meyers, “Battlefield of the Mind,” order it today. It was a game changer for me.) See, 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Our opposition, Satan, tries to bombard our mind. He attempts to deliver fatal blows of fear, hate, offense and weakness, daily. However, if we have our helmet of salvation securely on, defending our mind , and, if we have our Jesus and all he said and did for us bound so tightly on, the blows of the enemy cannot hurt us.
Have you read God’s Life manual about the helmet of salvation? Do you know all its benefits? I believe you do but here is a reminder. When we put on the Helmet of Salvation, this is not just for eternal salvation. It is salvation, here and now, for every trial, temptation, tribulation, sickness, disease, difficulty, marriage problem, or financial need. Jesus is our Savior in all things. When we put on the helmet of salvation, we are also donning the:
Helmet of Safety
Helmet of Deliverance
Helmet of Protection
Helmet of Prosperity
Helmet of Rescue
Helmet of Healing
Hemet of Restoration to Health
Helmet of Wholeness
Helmet of Completeness
Helmet of a Sound Mind
Helmet of Eternal Salvation from Hell
Helmet of Victory
Helmet of Jesus
I enCOURAGE you to take the helmet of salvation. I encourage you to invite Jesus into every area of your life where you need saving. We all have areas in our life where we battle. We just need to surrender and allow Jesus to come in and save us in that area. He already has. We have the victory in Jesus. We must stop the enemies attack in that area by taking our salvation from our Savior