Thursday, 17 October 2013

Ghosts and ghouls that stalk the night! (salvation)

Ephesians 6:13-18

A little poem to start the blog this week
There's a tale told by brothers Grimm, of a woman who's supplies were thin.
 Who would oft' travel in rain or sleet, to the place "lost waters" for acorns to eat.
 One night she went for lack of bread, she saw a horseman who lacked his head.
 He turned around and somehow asked, "Was it long since you were here last?"
"I come for food for it is free, the lord my god has been good to me."
"For me" he said "It should be worse, The lord is kind to give this curse"
"I rebelled throughout my living day, now in death is when I pay"

For most horsemen the best solution to avoid being headless is to wear a proper helmet, In this poor souls case however perhaps putting on the Helmet of Salvation would be better

Ephesians 6 
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
...17 And take the helmet of salvation.....

The helmet was one of the most important pieces of the armour worn by soldiers in those days. It's possible for a soldier to lose an arm or a leg and still keep fighting however if you lost/damaged your head that was it for you, you were dead. At the same time however if you put too much protection onto the head and especially the eyes it can become difficult to see and you become blind to oncoming attacks. 

I personally feel this is why Salvation is compared to the Helmet. 
The horseman above had no thought for his salvation in the life to come, so he lead life however he felt at the time and he payed the consequences for that afterwards. 

However there are also those that focus so much on salvation in the future that they forget that there is a very real battle to fight right now 
I know you're out there somewhere

Matthew 10:22 (

"And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved."

Satan is very real and is constantly seeking to injure us spiritually, Do we have enough spiritual armor to deflect the blows he will throw at us? or are we lulling ourselves into a false sense of security by how much armor we think we already have?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post!! I have thought to study the Armour of God recently myself and loved the insights you brought! It is interesting to think about what it means to have a helmet of salvation.