CHRIST, THE ARMOR OF GOD (Continued)
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation...
Again let us refer to Isaiah 59:17-18 which reads, "For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. According to [their] deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence." Hopefully, a picture is beginning to emerge of Christ and His redemptive work.
The helmet protects the head. The loss of the head means loss of life, of course. Christ is the Head of the body. Without Him, people may exist, but they are not alive spiritually. Like the other portions of the armor, the helmet is not an ordinary helmet. It is one of salvation or deliverance, preservation, and safety. The enemy is not free to molest the believer when Christ is the Head or Helmet of our salvation.
In First Samuel Chapter 17, Saul attempted to equip David with his own helmet of brass and coat of mail. David stated that he had not tried them and instead opted to go in what he had tried and proven true, which was the Power of God. Instead of the king’s helmet, David put on the King of kings and went to battle in the attire of a Shepherd. His victory was so great that Saul did not recognize David as he fought valiantly in God’s strength. Saul referred to David as a "stripling" the root thereof meaning hidden or concealed. This is how we are equipped to face the enemy when we are in Christ. Our lives are hidden in Him and the enemy has to deal with Him instead of us. Oh he knows your name, but he cannot get access to you! Glory to God!