DEMON HIJACKED MINDS

DEMON HIJACKED MINDS

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Spiritual Dangers of Not Wearing Our Helmet: Just as physical trauma to an unprotected head always causes damage: some permanent, some passing, but always dangerous. So spiritual trauma to an unprotected mind is even more deadly. Much anguish & many fears would be gone if more believers put on their helmets. Nearly everything to do with spiritual life is tied o the mind: faith is an operation of the mind, so is worship, and so is spiritual warfare. Our mind is the primary vehicle for spiritual life. That is why Paul goes on to instruct all of us that we need to be personally taking up and putting on our helmet of salvation. Just as everyone seemed to be checking us out to see if we had on our helmets, so we should become sensitive to the preparation of our own protective gear, and as Hebrews 10:24-25 says, of the believers around us. We should be peddling through life always aware of those on the spiritual trail around us. We are called to stir up our brothers and sisters in Christ’s Body around us to not just carry around the helmet issued to us at the instant of salvation, but to all wear it.

Wearing the Assuring Helmet of Salvation (Eph. 6:17a) The backdrop for Paul’s lessons on war gear comes from the soldiers that were always around him, both as a prisoner, as well as from his Empire-wide travels. The legionnaires were always prepared for battle. That is what defined Rome’s greatness. Soldiers couldn’t survive long in the dangers of war without that helmet. The waves of enemy missiles flying, and the long battle swords swinging, would soon wound or kill them. Roman helmets were made of metal to protect and leather to cushion. Often the sides extended down for face protection. A head wound took a Roman soldier out of battle. The same is true for us as believers. (SWS-27)