We are in a war. Not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers of the air. It seems to me that one of the devil’s ploys in this war is to mess with our heads. If he can deceive us or get us off track, he can take a break because we then are off in the wrong direction. NOT actively fighting the current battle.
Think about that. When’s the last time you started chasing the proverbial rabbit only to “snap” out of it later and realize you missed some valuable time with those you love or doing something specific God had called you to do?
Therefore, we MUST put on the helmet of salvation! We need the whole suit of armor if we are going to be able to withstand the wiles of the devil. The helmet is used to protect one’s head. That is a very important part of the body, wouldn’t you say?
You are not totally suited up without the helmet. The helmet of salvation protects our brain. When you are wearing that helmet, you feel the weight of it. You know it’s there. And you are consciously guarding what comes at your head.
The helmet of salvation is there to guard:
- What the eyes see
- What the ears hear
- What thoughts we meditate on
- What comes out of our mouths
With that helmet on we begin to take notice of:
- What we watch and/or read
- What / who we let speak into us
- What we are dwelling on in our thought life
- What we say to ourselves and to others
I once heard an evangelist preach on the battleground of the Christian life. He said it is most often fought between one’s ears. It’s the battle for our minds. WOW! If we are so “open-minded” that we believe anything and everything we are not being true followers of Jesus.
Jesus taught very specifically that He is THE Way, THE Truth and THE Life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through HIM, Jesus.
Put on your helmet of salvation as you suit up for this war we are in. Suit up every day, being careful of what and who you choose to listen to and follow. Our marching orders are to follow our KING JESUS.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, Ephesians 6:10-18