11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV)
The helmet is our assurance of salvation. It guards our minds from any attacks of any forms of the enemy. But when we lose focus of who we are in Christ, we are taking out the helmet of salvation because we are not assured of our salvation.
Unknowingly, some of us have been holding the helmet of salvation in our hands without wearing it. When we feel condemnation because of a sin we have committed - which doesn't come from God at all, we begin to feel unworthy. We feel that it's not right for us to step into God's presence because we have done something wrong.
But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.Romans 4:5 (NLT)
However, we are not righteous because of the works that we do; we are righteous through our faith in Jesus Christ. God wants us to come before his throne of grace, confessing our sins, for He is just and willing to forgive us.
The helmet of salvation is not there for you to hold it in your hands; it is meant for you to wear it. Wear this helmet and be assured of your salvation through the finished work of Christ today!
Jesus, let me never lose focus of who I am in You. Thankful for Your finished work on the cross. Let me draw closer even more than before.