The Armor of God- Helmet of Salvation & Sword of the Spirit

Ephesians 6:17- 18, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

The HELMET OF SALVATION assures our minds that we will spend eternity with our Savior, where there will be no more suffering and no more tears. Furthermore, Colossians 3:2 provides effective instructions on how to gain this assurance: “Set your affections (attachments; sway of our minds) on things above, not on things on the earth.” We need not fear death because we are most assuredly on our way to our eternal heavenly destination!

As scripture says, the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT is the word of God. It is the piece of armor that enables us to go on the attack, rather than staying in a defensive position. Matthew 4:1-11 provides the most powerful example of how to wield this sword:

Jesus was lead into the wilderness where Satan would tempt Him for 40 days. Jesus countered every temptation with complete success by reciting scripture that was relevant to the situation. Over and over He spoke the scriptures against each attempt to defeat Him until He reached the time of victory when He made Satan flee——————————->

“Thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Corinthians 15:57). You see, we fight from a place of victory that Jesus has already won; but there will be skirmishes—Satan and his cohorts do not want to admit defeat. Let’s never forget that it is by God’s strength through His Armor of Light that we battle; and therefore, we need not fear that we will be defeated. God’s children—by putting on His armor and “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18)—are well equipped to stand firm and remain faithful to the end.