“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”
-Ephesians 6:17

“Get your head covered, it is cold outside!” How many remember your mom or dad saying that to you? Well, it is the same here. We need to get our heads covered. The enemy is always looking to get a thought-bomb into our mind. He wants to bring doubt and unbelief. He knows that if he can get us to doubt God’s Word, he can defeat us.
In this verse, it tells us to take the “helmet of salvation.” Our salvation is the most powerful of all gifts that God has given to us. We are saved because of what Jesus did on the cross. When Jesus’ disciples came back from preaching the Gospel, they were all excited because of all the miracles that they had witnessed, yet Jesus gets them right on track again. He said in Luke 10:20, “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Salvation is a gift from God, and it comes to us by believing that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Salvation does not come through works or being good. It is freely given to anyone that will receive it. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

As you get spiritually dressed today, look to Jesus and thank Him for this great salvation that He has given to you. Thank Him that you are heaven-bound, and that you will never go to hell because of all that He did on the cross. As you do this, remember the work of Calvary, and His resurrection, and let the helmet of salvation get on your head and protect you from the thought bombs of the enemy. When they do come, cast them down in Jesus’ name, and receive the victory through Him.


The work of the cross is a great work, and I believe it with all of my heart and mind. Today, I put on the helmet of salvation, I CAST DOWN EVERY thought and make it OBEY the Word of God. My mind is RENEWED daily with The TRUTH, The WORD OF GOD!