Put on the helmet of deliverance to guard your thoughts. Ephesians 6:10-18
Father I stretch my hands to You for no other help I know. Thanking You for mercy and grace and for a life of service to You. You have called us to fight the good fight of faith, and this morning we stand in Your presence seeking directions. Thank You for St. Paul and this glorious message of hope and deliverance. Amen. My brothers and sisters in the Lord let us come boldly before the throne of grace and walk in our vocation and obtain the promise of deliverance.
The Lord’s Word says to “put on the helmet of salvation.” Salvation, when studied, means deliverance; therefore look at this Scripture as to put on the helmet of deliverance.
Why does His Word tell us to put on deliverance, and above all, on our head, over our mind? Our Father knew our struggles would be in our mind. Lies, deception and demonic attacks are rooted in a seducing, mind-binding spirit. It gets your thoughts focused in the wrong direction—in fact, an unhealthy and unproductive thought pattern. Our Father created us and knows us intricately. He is also familiar with the devil and his schemes and tactics.
You see, we have an action. We have something to do. We have to put on our helmet of deliverance. He has already given us the helmet of deliverance, but we have to put it on to guard our minds and thoughts to be focused on Christ Jesus. We need to put on our helmet of deliverance so that we have the mind of Christ and His way of thinking since we have the Spirit of God within us.
We need to pause and think as Christ would think, not as our flesh would want to rise up and make us think, or as the enemy would trap us into thinking. We need to walk throughout life knowing that strong helmet is over our mind, covered and secured. In our world of Internet communication we need the best and more advance antivirus software to protect our system. This is no joke since the same people we communicate with daily are trying to hack into your system. Just like the enemy through your mind and many times use your brothers and sisters to break into your defense and corrupt your minds. I am telling you this morning to filter every form of communication comes to you.
The enemy can only penetrate our thoughts as far as we allow him to. We need to get strong like that armor. Picture the fiery darts attacking our shield of faith and our breastplate of righteousness. The first place those darts come in is our minds. How we sit at home or on the job idly and allow the evil of the enemy to filtrate our minds about our brothers and sisters. How do we come up with some of the things we say or plan? Are we our brothers and sisters keepers? We analyse every word spoken by another and twisted it to give the wrong impression. Then we start a rumour to like minded persons. While you are supposed to be guarding your minds you let the enemy figure a way to mess it up with some form of evil.
It is then that what is released in our minds affects our shield of faith and breastplate of righteousness. We need to remove the obstacles and hindrances of our minds through prayer by taking each thought captive and by reading the Word of God. I am telling you this morning, if your mind is so full of My Scriptures, there will be no room for the negative, fearful thoughts.”
God has given us the plan of action. It is in His Word. Get in His word, the Bible, and fill yourself with good thoughts, with the thoughts and promises of God. Get so full in His word there isn’t room for anything else. As servants to the people we are to advance the best that God has promised in the word. You have to know what the word of God says and then engage the mind before there is actions.
Look at the helmet of salvation differently. It is not just a helmet of salvation, of reassurance you will enter the pearly gates one day, it is the helmet of your deliverance. He already paid the price. Put your helmet on tight. Guard your thoughts. Receive what He has done and receive your deliverance supernaturally today!
May Almighty God bless and keep you until He calls you home.
Sir Godfrey Gregg OHPM, ROMC