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EQUIPPED FOR BATTLE

    And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

    Have you ever heard those voices in your head whisper, "You're not saved, God doesn't love you, or if you were saved you wouldn't do the things you do?" I would bet you have, everyone has heard the accusations and condemnation of the devil at one time or another. Even Jesus!

    This is why we have a helmet of salvation, to protect us from the condemning thoughts sent by the devil. First of all you have a testimony if you are born again, that time you gave your life to Jesus, the most important decision you ever made. As a new creation you have a new mind, the mind of Christ, old things, thoughts and old ways pass away and all things become new!

    In Zechariah 3:1-7 there is an illustration of our divine attire and our helmet of salvation. Joshua the high priest was clothed with filthy garments, a type and shadow of our lost state before Christ. The enemy was standing at his right hand to accuse him but the Lord rebuked him and said, "Put a clean turban on his head (the helmet of salvation) and clean clothes on him." Laundered by the blood of Jesus!

    "And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death." Revelation 12:11

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ