The helmet of salvation

Posted: November 29, 2018 in The helmet of Salvation

 

Helmet of salvation:Ephesians 6

1 Thessalonians 5:8-11NIV   “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvationas a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Isaiah 59:17NIV     “He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head;he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.”

***The helmet of salvation is a part of the armour of God that protects the head. Not just the physical head, but the mind that is contained within it. Our minds are so important. We need to guard our mindsvery carefully and protect ourselves from the sin and slavery that is all around us. Be careful what you put into it… Our minds should be filled with all that is good, holy and pure…

Salvation is the saving hopeof the human person. Salvation is the remedy for our sinand will secure us a place in the heavenly kingdom. If we have no salvation, we have no heaven, no protection for the evil in this world, or the evil in our own souls. We are defenceless without this helmet.

Without this helmet we are not Christians at all..!

What is it?

It is a hope. A sure and certain hope that we belong to God and our future is safe and secure in Him. This knowledge will protect us from evil.

It is not just a mental assent to the truth of this salvation, but a real and living faithin the saviour who has bought this salvation for us.

What is this salvation?

  • We are lost without God. Our souls are dead in sin.
  • God loves us and has provided a way for us to be forgiven for our sins and to get the righteousness of Jesus for ourselves.
  • Jesus paid the price for us on the cross.
  • We can come to Him and ask for forgiveness and a new life that knows God.
  • We are given the faith to believe by God.
  • Jesus forgives us, makes us new people, gives LIFE to our dead souls, and brings us into His family and kingdom. Such priviledges…
  • We are now alive to God.
  • We have righteousness that God has given to us.
  • We have spiritual gifts to help us to follow Jesus and to obey Him.

The Christian has everything he or she needs to follow and grow in Christ. The FAITH we have beengiven protects us from evil, temptation and false teachers.

This FAITH comes to us through the working of God’s amazing salvation. This salvation and faith is our protection. Protection from these things…

  • Because we walk by faith, we don’t listen to teaching about dead works. We know we have been delivered from sin by the grace of God.
  • We don’t listen to people who follow faithless ways and worldly-minded ideas. Getting lots of things for this life and making ourselves important.
  • Walking with God and worshipping God in very outward ways that actually distract us from loving God. We worship and serve God in Spirit and in truth not for show.
  • Always looking for something for ourselves.

The Christian is covered from falling into sin and temptation by constantly reminding themselves of what God has done for them and saved them from. We never forget that we were once sinners and in need of God’s forgiveness. We now enjoy this peace with God, because He has saved us. This is keeping the helmet of salvation in place and protecting our minds from foolish ideas.

 

 

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