Helmet of Salvation


Do you have a helmet? The Armor of God has been our topic for the last few weeks and we have talked about each piece. So far, we have learned about the Belt of TruthBreastplate of RighteousnessProtective Foot Gear (Gospel of Peace), and the Shield of Faith. The next piece of armor is for our heads, The Helmet of Salvation.

To get the helmet you need to accept salvation from the Lord. God sent His only Son to the world to pay the payment for our sin. We, all of us, were born sinners. The Bible says, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Roman 3:23. What does it mean to fall short of God’s glory? Part of His being, who He is, is glory. Glory is the beauty and splendor of His Spirit. 

God is Holy and because of who He is, He cannot be around sin. That means, we cannot be around God. But wait, I and I’m sure you want to live in heaven with God someday. Well if God cannot be around sin and we are sinners, what can be done?
There needs to be a forgiveness or a substitute for sin. Someone who is perfect and without sin has to pay for sin with his life. That Someone is God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus being God is Holy and without sin. Jesus willingly left His throne in heaven, came to earth as a baby, grew up, and became a man. He took yours and my place and your and my sin by dying on the cross. He paid for your sin making it like your sin never happened. His blood covered it. We should have to pay and died for our sin. Jesus paid for sin with His life instead. This is a free gift Jesus gave to us. We  only need to do one thing. To get to heaven, we have to trust Jesus and what He did as the only payment for our sin. As soon as we trust Jesus, the heavenly Father sees us as sinless. In this way, and this is the only way, we can be in God’s presence in heaven someday.

I trusted Jesus as my Savior when I was a child. From that moment God declared me “not guilty.” Also, I was given the Helmet of Salvation along with other parts of my armor. The Helmet of Salvation protects my head from wounds Satan wants to inflict upon me.

Any soldier knows a helmet is a vital piece of protection. There are all different kinds of helmets to protect your head. You may wear a helmet riding your bike. Rock climbers were helmets. Most people who ride motorcycles wear helmets. Any sport or were your head could be damaged, requires people to wear helmets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In ancient times, soldiers wore helmets.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Remember, I said the Bible says our fight is against the Devil, or Satan. Our invisible helmet protects us against Satan’s attacks. We need to mentally, emotionally, and spiritually put our helmet on along with the other parts of our invisible armor. God can see it. Satan can see it. Reading God’s word and praying prepare us for the fight against Satan. The first step is making sure you have the helmet of Salvation. Have you received Jesus as your Savior? If not, pray or talk to God now. Tell Him you are sorry and ask Jesus to be your Savior. At that moment, Jesus will come and live in your life. He will walk with you and help you. All you have to do is trust in Him.

I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or question in the box below. I will answer as soon as I can. I send you my love and hugs.

 

Keep working on our memory work: Ephesians 6:13-18 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 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—

 

Verses in NKJV unless otherwise stated

 

 

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