KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:17a. And take the helmet of salvation,
Our next part of the armour to put on is the helmet of salvation. What is the helmet of salvation?
This is referring to the final salvation of the Christian. It concerns the appearing of the Lord to finally take home His people. Romans 13:11 put it this way: “And that knowing the time that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed”. The final redemption of all believers is called SALVATION. We would be taken into the presence of the Father where all the many problems of this life shall be no more. Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away”.
These things are in the future, and so we hope or we expect them to come to pass in some time to come. It is called a helmet because it protects your head from the worries of this present moment. This helmet gives protection to your head, that, no matter the difficulties, persecutions or the adversities we are assured that everything would one day come to an end. 1st Thessalonians 5:8 present this thought very clearly to us, as follows “But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
Every Christian must put on this helmet of salvation so that the challenges of this life will not wear you down. Every Christian who lives godly for Christ shall suffer persecutions. In some cases the persecutions are so grave that, we are tempted to give up.
Dear child of God no matter what you are facing, never give up, but put on this armour: that is the helmet of the hope of salvation. Keep hope alive. The entry of our Lord into the heavens gives us a very sure hope of His coming for us as well as a glorious life after we have left this place.
I have a glorious hope, because my Lord Jesus did not remain in the grave. He passed into the heavens and He would also come back for us. This is my hope and assurance even as the enemy raises his persecutions to any level.
Hebrews 6:19-20. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Romans 5:4-5 ” And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us”.