For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the
ungodly. Rom. 5,6
The helmet of salvation
Take the helmet of salvation. Eph. 6:17
The salvation is like a protecting helmet, it can
take the sword blows against the head that otherwise would have cut you
Just consider - with what should you have met the flaming arrows of
the evil one, your own hearts condemnation and the accusations from the
Law of God, if you did not had the helmet of salvation?
No, the Word of God speaks this way: «Take up the shield of faith
with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the
evil one.» (Eph. 6:16).
Take up the shield of faith? But what else do we Christians
believe in, than just the salvation in Jesus Christ!
About our own hearts condemnation - which is not without reason -
the Word says: «We will assure our heart before Him in whatever our
heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all
things.» (1 John 3:20). - And what the condemnation from the Law of God
concerns - which also have its reason - the Word says: «Through Him
everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not
be freed through the Law of Moses.» (Acts 13:39).
You see, in each individual case you are called to reckon on
something outside yourself, something you own in another!
Now, take this blessed helmet of salvation which is handed to you,
and do not think for a moment more, that you shall be able to stand by
anything else! It protects you against all the attacks from the enemy. -
Also the one you bear in your own chest - because he who receives Gods
salvation is at the same moment dressed in the full armor of God! - And
then you know what lays ahead of you now, right up to the day you get in
to heaven itself - you are allowed to count on His salvation the whole
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