Helmet - Notes
PART 6 - Put on the helmet of salvation
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
What's a helmet for?
Our thoughts are under constant spiritual attack. The mind IS the battleground. Thoughts like ...
- You’re worthless
- You’re unlovable
- You’re unforgivable
- You’re hopeless
- You’re insignificant
- You’re all alone
- Try this
- Do that
- Hate him
- Kill her
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
- Saved FROM What?
- Our Sin (Matthew 1:21)
- Satan's Control (2 Corinthians 4:4)
- God's Anger (Romans 1:18)
- Saved BY What?
We are saved FROM God’s anger BY God’s love! The One we ultimately need to be saved from is the One who ultimately saves us!
Jesus is our RESCUER! (John 3:16) On the cross God’s wrath and God’s grace came together in Jesus
- Saved THROUGH What?
- Saved FOR What?
We are saved FROM our sin, Satan’s control and God’s anger BY God’s grace THROUGH in faith in Jesus FOR good works
HOW DO YOU PUT ON YOUR HELMET?
- Believe in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31)
- Capture Your Thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
Does this thought line up with my salvation?
Soul Revolution App - 60:60 Challenge
- Act on Your Salvation (Philippians 4:8-9)
Jesus, what would you have me BE, DO or SAY right now?
Do you have your helmet on?
You don’t want to go through this life or into the next life helmet-less
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
J. Oswald Sanders
Jesus drank a cup of wrath without mercy, that we might drink a cup of mercy without wrath.