Monday, September 28, 2009

Armour of God - Helmet of Salvation

Armour of God Series - Part 1, Part 2a, Part 2b, Part 2c, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

“And take the helmet of salvation..” (Ephesians 6:17a)

An actual helmet would protect our heads, but a spiritual helmet protects our minds and its thoughts.

Much of the spiritual battle takes place in our minds. It is there that we can choose to give place to temptation and to the lies of the enemy, which will, if we let them, take us down into sin. And it is also the place where we can choose to take those thoughts to Christ in prayer and receive the strength to be obedient to Him.

“For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ; and having readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

When you are attacked with thoughts of temptation to sin, or to believe a lie, or simply to give up the fight, what will you do? Will you allow those thoughts to penetrate your mind as you did before you were saved, and determine the course of your life, or will you live and believe according to the salvation that you’ve been granted?

“For you ought to put off the old man (according to your way of living before) who is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And you should put on the new man, who according to God was created in righteousness and true holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-32)

Remember who you are now in Christ. You are saved through Him and are now a new creation with a new life. When ungodly thoughts try to enter your mind, remember your helmet of salvation, and go to your Savior. He alone has the strength and power to fight against the enemy’s ways.

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