And take up the helmet of salvation. (Eph 6:17a)
When we accept salvation by faith, not only do we have assurance of our eternal destiny, but we also get a full, overflowing, enormous package of benefits.
The helmet of salvation is the spiritual armor that protects our mind. Negative thoughts and destructive imaginations can hold us back from functioning in the way God has planned for us. They can cloud our ability to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit.
But by prayer and faith, we can “take up the helmet” and recognize and resist the enemy’s lies which distort our ability to hear the loving, uplifting voice of the Father.