Accept “the Helmet of Salvation”

But as for us who belong to the day, let us keep our senses and put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

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How can we protect ourselves from Satan’s propaganda? The apostle Paul wrote: “Go on acquiring power in the Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. Put on the complete suit of armor from God that you may be able to stand firm against the machinations of the Devil.” One piece of that spiritual armor is “the helmet of salvation.”  With regard to satanic propaganda, we should make sure that we accept that helmet and keep it on. A soldier’s helmet protects his head. Our “hope of salvation” our confidence in the fulfillment of God’s promises about his glorious new world will protect our minds from Satan’s lies.  We need to keep that hope bright and strong by diligent personal study of the Scriptures.

Job endured vicious and hateful attacks from Satan. So strong was Job’s faith in the resurrection that even the threat of death did not dissuade him. Instead, he said to Jehovah: “You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.”  Even if Job were to die because of maintaining his integrity, he trusted that God’s love for His faithful servants would move Him to call them back from the dead.

May we have that same confidence in the true God. Jehovah can counter anything that Satan and his agents may bring against us. Remember, too, that Paul assures us: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for you to be able to endure it.”

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~ by DJ Camstar on 11/03/2017.

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