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This Sunday, July 31st, 2016, our guest speaker, Dr. Graham Catto, unpacked an amazing message continuing our series, Armor Up, at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.

Armor Up: The Helmet Of Salvation

In this week’s message, our guest speaker, Dr. Graham Catto from Navah Church in Kansas City, continued our series by sharing about the Helmet of Salvation.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” (Ephesians 6:10-17)

We are at war, and Lucifer is our opponent. God set the war in place and has made us victorious by providing us with the Armor of God. All we need to do is stand against Lucifer and declare that he has no hold on us any longer.

God provides us with the helmet to protect us. We must have the confidence and assurance that we are saved. God has fixed everything we’ve broken by allowing Jesus to die for our sins. Jesus died for the damage that has been done to us.

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, that is the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9).

There are many questions to ask when it comes to accusing others:

  • Did you do wrong? Yes.
  • Do you accept responsibility? Stop pointing fingers at others and blaming them.
  • Do I deserve to die for this? Yes.
  • Am I sorry enough to change how I live? In other words, true repentance.
  • Can I fix the damage I have caused? No, only Jesus can.
  • Will I accept that Jesus did it for me?

There are also many lies that the devil will try to throw at you when you choose not to wear the helmet of salvation:

  • I am not loved and enjoyed.
  • I am worthless.
  • I do not deserve anything.
  • I must prove that I am worth something.
  • Nobody cares.
  • My situation is hopeless.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16)

God provided us with the helmet of salvation to protect us from the lies that the devil whispers into our ears. When we choose to put on the helmet and wear what The Lord has provided us with, we are given God’s strength and provision to conquer and defeat anything the devil may throw our way.

 

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