In the book of Ephesians chapter six, verse number 17, the first part of the verse says this. And take the helmet of salvation. Just a simple statement. But when we consider the subject of spiritual warfare, we must remember the importance of the helmet of salvation.
Now, why the helmet? I believe that helmet protects the head, the brain. And the one thing that we need to have, in our minds, clearly protected so that nothing can take it away, is the assurance of our salvation.
Our salvation is not based on our performance, or our ability to hold on or to hang in. Our salvation is based upon the promise of God. Our salvation is rooted in the fact that Jesus already paid for our sins.
Sometimes we think, well, I know he paid for my sins that I did in the past. But what about the ones I’m doing now? Or what about the ones I’ll do in the future? We’ll remember, when Jesus died on that cross for your sins, all of them were in your future, but not his. He was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ died for all the sins of all mankind of all time.
John wrote a letter and in his letter, he emphasized the importance of knowing you have eternal life.
So what is it that will keep you standing firm? It is that assurance, that conviction, that belief that God has saved you, not because you deserve it, not because you’ve earned it, but because Jesus Christ paid the price for your sins, and he has delivered you. When you remember that, it gives you confidence, it gives you boldness, because you can share the message with others because you’re focused on what he’s already done for you. You’re enjoying your salvation, and that enables you to share that joy with others.
And so put on that helmet of salvation. If you’re not sure of your salvation. Go to the Lord. call out to Him for His gift of eternal life, and he will hear your prayer. And if you’ve made that decision, don’t let Satan bring any doubts. Put on that helmet and know for sure that you are a child of the king.