We must prepare ourselves for battle daily by taking hold of God’s truth and putting on the protective armor of God. There are six pieces of His armor as listed in Ephesians Chapter 6 Verses 13 thru 18.
One of the pieces, that those who are part of God's army on earth are called to put on, is the Helmet of Salvation. How do we do that? We do that by taking hold, within our spirit, the mind of Christ in order to renew our mind. This helmet saves us from our own selfish manner of thinking.
As believers we open ourselves to receive the mind of Christ by His mercy when we surrender to Him and walk in His will. (1 Corinthians 2:16) We have the mind of Christ. Through surrender to Christ our mind and thoughts are guarded from evil thinking.
As Paul said “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that, good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2).
Living life by the mind of Christ enables us to perceive, comprehend, and discern the will of God in the circumstances of our daily life. It enables us to understand, learn, and apply the Word of God. It renews us so that the voice of the Holy Spirit is clearer so that we can walk in agreement with Him. As written in Psalms chapter 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path".
When we study the Bible, learning and practicing the principles of Scripture we will not be deceived nor detoured from God's purpose and plan for our lives.
The devil casts evil thoughts into our minds in order to stimulate fleshly or worldly thoughts and capture our mind with his lies. If we accept his ideas and priorities, we can find ourselves sidetracked and moving in the wrong direction. The believer that walks in daily submission to the will of God, guards his thoughts by taking them captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Our mind needs divine protection so that we don’t doubt the salvation that we freely receive by the grace of God is real and eternal (Romans 8:35-39). Satan casts doubts so that we question our salvation. We cannot walk in faith and doubt at the same time. Faith is our victory over this world. We must remember that we are not saved because we deserve it. We are saved because we have faith in Jesus Christ and what He did for us. Salvation is a gift from God not a reward for our works.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
Put on the Helmet of Salvation in Christ Jesus by believing His Word. Protect and sanctify your mind by reading, studying, meditating and memorizing scriptures in the Bible. What you learn you must apply to your daily life and the peace that pass all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus, our Lord (Philippians 4:6-9).
Do you have on your Helmet of Salvation today? If not, get into the Word and get understanding by asking God for His wisdom so that you too can have access to the Helmet of Salvation.