Cover your heads!
God designed the helmet of salvation for the head. Christ is our Head. He covers your in the day of battle against Satan, the enemy of our souls.
The helmet forms the first line of defence of the head against false doctrines. It protects the understanding from being darkened, and the judgment from being confused by any subtle arguments of Satan.
“Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mat 26:41)
The crest and other parts of the warrior’s helmets used to be adorned with a great variety of emblematical figures, carrying various prophetic blessings. Likewise, the helmet of salvation carries amongst others, the words “Salvation” and “Hope”. The person who wears it will be prosperous in all his engagements, and always escape safely from battle.
“He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated.” (Psa 62:6)
“Praise the LORD, my protector! He trains me for battle and prepares me for war.” (Psa 144:1)
Put on the helmet of salvation!
A physical helmet protects your head against the cleaving blow of a battle-axe. Similarly, the helmet of salvation speaks of the blood of the Lamb that acts as an impenetrable helmet for our spirits. It gives us the hope of conquering every adversary and surmounting every difficulty.
“For it was by hope that we were saved.” (Rom 8:24)
“Because we have this hope, we are very bold.” (2Co 3:12)
Hope is always the result of a promise.
The helmet of salvation is our promise of the deliverance and protection from the past, the presence and the future.
“When the true message, the Good News, first came to you, you heard about the hope it offers. So your faith and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in heaven.” (Col 1:5)
“I am telling you the truth: he who believes has eternal life.” (Joh 6:47)
This hope of continual safety and protection is built on the promises of God, to which the upright follower of Christ has a Divine right.
“I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people.” (Eph 1:18)
“Happy are those who remain faithful under trials, because when they succeed in passing such a test, they will receive as their reward the life which God has promised to those who love him.” (Jam 1:12)
If you carry Christ in your heart, you cannot be cheated out of the hope of heaven.
“The secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God.” (Col 1:27)
“… because the Spirit who is in you is more powerful than the spirit in those who belong to the world.” (1Jo 4:4)
The helmet of salvation, just like the rest of the armour of God, is Christ himself, our Savior.