Satan is out to try to steal, kill and destroy every person on earth whether they are Christian or non- Christian. Everyone on the face of the earth is in this spiritual warfare. It is dangerous to not know your enemy when he is playing for keeps. John 10:10
The unfortunate thing about spiritual warfare is that even many Christians don’t understand it and don’t know how to defend themselves and to be victorious over satan, so there are needless ravages from satan.
These ravages include, broken homes, sickness and disease, depression, low self-esteem, fear, anxiety, stress, alcoholism, gambling, drugs, sexual problems, anger and rage, I could go on but you can see that sometimes what we think are just peoples lot in life can be fueled by satan.
Just because you may not believe in spiritual warfare and the armour of God does not make it go away.
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I have been ministering on the ARMOUR OF GOD found in Ephesians 6:10-17.
Up to this point I have covered these pieces of spiritual armour: 1. Loins girt about with truth 2. The breastplate of righteousness 3. Your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace 4. The shield of faith.
We can look at the sports world and see different types of sports where a helmet is an absolute must. Of course right away you will probably think of football. It is imperative that a helmet is worn playing such a hard contact sport as football.
The reason for the ultimate need for a helmet in football is that it protects a players head and to be more technical, his central computer that is under that helmet called his brain along with his eyes and face).
Taking this same analogy I want to go over to the spiritual realm. The ultimate need for a helmet to a Christian is that satan attacks every human on earth through his thought process or brain. In the spiritual realm we are more exact to call it his mind, will, intellect and emotions.
Satan has been watching you since the day you were born and he knows your character, your weaknesses and your strengths. Satan and his demonic beings know you extremely well. He knows what will trigger you to do or say something that is not of the Lord and against His Word.
That mind of yours is a wonderful ultimate prize for satan.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Let me give you an overview of that scripture.
The Apostle Paul starts out saying though we live in this flesh, our real enemy is not made of flesh because he is satan and his demonic beings. Just to get that revelation will help bring victory to your life. Yes people do bad things but many times it is fueled by demonic beings. (You have to learn how to take authority over satan using other people to get to you, you must learn to know what your spiritual armour that God gave you is and how to use it).
Then the Apostle Paul talks about our weapons are not guns and physical things but much more powerful being spiritual armour and with them we can pull down satanic strongholds in our lives and also taking authority over satan in trying to bring others down.
Then we come to a gigantic point. Casting down imaginations is referring to how satan is a thought dropper and will plant seeds of unforgiveness, hartred, bitterness, strife, stealing, adultery, fornication, murder, you name it. His M. O. is to drop a thought in your head and see if you will act upon it.
Satan drops the thought but he cannot make you do anything, you are the one that has to activate that thought. If you act on that thought then comes the devastation. That’s why you must cast that thought down, ie you tell satan in the name of Jesus I cast down that thought (and tell him what the thought was out loud) You say I refuse to allow you to use my mind as a garbage can. (Don’t tip toe through the tulips with satan speak with authority and get mad at him). (satan knows when you mean business or not).
Pick a scripture in the Word of God and use that against the old boy, he will flee. (Proof=”submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
I have taught brand new baby Christians how to resist the devil with the Word of God and satan has fled from them. It works. They quoted the appropriate scripture that covered that area and satan fled for that time. (He does not stay gone permanently until the end of the tribulation and then satan will be thrown into the lake of fire forever and forever. (Satan, his demons, the anti-christ and the false prophet along with Christ rejectors.)
Then the last part of 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 states, “…and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” You do that by reading the Word of God on a daily basis, that way you start thinking the way the Word of God tells us to think. Amen?
Now that I have laid some foundation you will be better able to understand the importance of the HELMET OF SALVATION.
We just looked at the way satan and demonic beings attack every single person on the face of the earth is through the mind. Satan is a thought dropper.
The helmet of salvation is to protect your mind, will and intellect from the thoughts that satan dumps into your mind so that you don’t act upon them.
First of all you need to know that the word SALVATION means to be made into a new species of man. (please see 2 Corinthians 5:17). You are now born of God. (There is a huge difference between being created by God, as is every person on earth and by being born of God through the new birth) Jesus through His death on the cross and His resurrection made salvation available to every person on earth. All we have to do is to receive that salvation by being born again, ie born from on high. (It is a spiritual birth through asking Jesus Christ to come into your life).
The scripture that gives us the way to salvation is found in Romans 10:9-10. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto (WHAT?) SALVATION.” Romans 10:9-10.
What does that verse bring you when you pray that prayer and mean it? SALVATION. THE NEW BIRTH.
Your helmet of salvation brings you a realization that you are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) that you now belong to the living God and that your mind belongs to the Lord and you need to protect it through a knowledge of what salvation is and what is brings.
A knowledge of:
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
You also protect your mind through renewing your mind by reading and meditating on the Word of God:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2
If there are 2 messages I would like to be able to minister in every church it would be first of all salvation and then spiritual warfare. (We as Christians need to take this earth for the Lord).
Thank you for being with us today. We pray that this teaching has been a blessing to your life. We would appreciate your testimonies that you have from applying this Word of God on the ARMOUR OF GOD and the victory it has brought in your life. You can contact us through our g mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nita and I have been called to this ministry of the Word of God and more than anything else we want to see Christians being victorious and having a powerful testimony about what God and His Word has done in your life.
Next week we will look at another piece of spiritual armour that once you get a revelation of it from the Holy Spirit and apply it to your life, your joy will be full.
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FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE NEVER ASKED THE PRECIOUS LORD JESUS IN YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR, THE BIBLE SAYS IF THOU SHALL CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND SHALL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD (EASTER), YOU SHALL BE SAVED. FOR WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVES UNTO RIGHTEOUNESS (RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD) AND WITH YOUR MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION. ROMANS 10:9-10
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