Armour of God 4 (Wear Your Helmet)

By Pastor Juliana T Akinbami

How to use the helmet of salvation as a defensive weapon

The main thing is to understand that the battlefield is in the mind. Your helmet of salvation anchors you and keeps you from falling. Whatever battle you face, you have to win first in your mind.

Mark 11: 22 so Jesus answered and said to them, “have faith in God. 23 for assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 

I have highlighted the major ways we can use the helmet of salvation as a defensive weapon.

1. Know who you are.

Knowing your identity as a child of God is the first place to start.
Jesus demonstrated the use of the helmet of salvation throughout his life and ministry, relying on his identity as the Son of God to resist the temptations of the devil and to overcome the trials and hardships he faced. He wore the helmet of salvation as a symbol of his trust in God’s power and promises and as a means of defending himself against the attacks of the enemy.
Jesus knew that God will not disappoint him.

To put on the helmet of salvation, we need to first put our faith in Jesus Christ as our Saviour, believing in his death and resurrection as the payment for our sins. Then, continually renew our minds with the truth of God’s word, meditating on His promises and letting His truth guide our thoughts and actions.

The helmet of salvation is our assurance of salvation. Knowing that our sins have been forgiven that we have eternal life. Daily we must renew our minds with the Word of God so that we know God’s mind on any matter.

Be secure in who you are in Christ. Even the devil tried to plant doubt in the mind of Jesus when he said, “if you are the son of God” Matthew 4:6.

There are challenges we may face that could cause us to query our salvation. If we fail to securely put on our helmet of salvation, we could lose heart and begin to take the wrong actions.

Jesus wore his helmet well.

Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness: in Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus resists the devil’s temptations by quoting scripture and affirming his identity as the Son of God. This demonstrates his reliance on his identity as the Son of God to resist the temptations of the devil.


Announce “I am a child of God” I became a child of God when I gave my life to Christ. I remember the day – on this day (if you remember it quote it). I became a new creation. I received every blessing of Jesus’ crucifixion and death. On this day, old things passed away, and everything became new. On this day sickness and diseases were rendered powerless over my life.

In Matthew 26:36-46, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed to God the Father, expressing His trust in God’s will and plan for His life despite the looming challenges ahead.


Affirm your trust in God’s plan for your life and family.
Father, I trust You. I know that You will come through for me and my family because of Your plans for us. I am confident that psalm 37:37 is my word from You that I have a wonderful future with a happy ending. I am persuaded that your thoughts for me are good and not evil. I am persuaded that because Jesus prayed for me and is still praying, Your plans and purposes shall stand.

In Luke 23:46, Jesus declares, “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit,” demonstrating His trust in God to preserve Him through death and to bring Him into eternal life.
When Jesus committed His Spirit to the Father, He knew that it was not the end. You might be facing a situation right now that looks like it is over, but under the auspices of this anointing I declare to you that it is not over. The same God who brought Jesus back to life with power will do the same for you in any situation.


I am secure in the promises of God. I am secure in the plans of God for me. I commit my spirit, soul and body into Your hands. I am hidden in Christ in God. I have been saved by grace through faith and not of works. I have been saved from the arrows of the wicked. God will always come through for me. I am protected, right under the shadow of His wings.
My family is protected in nothing shall we be ashamed.

1 Thessalonians 5: 8 but let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. NKJV

Paul frequently wrote about the importance of the helmet of salvation as a means of protecting oneself against the attacks of the devil.


Declare – I am saved. I have been saved from every imagination of the kingdom of darkness.
My salvation is my helmet of protection. My hope (mention what you hope for) will not disappoint me.

2. The enemies of the helmet of salvation 

James 1: 5 if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. but let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. for let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.

Luke 24: 37 but they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 and He said to them, “why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?


There are many portions of scripture where Jesus addressed doubts in the hearts of believers. He does not want us to doubt but to believe. Doubt is a common enemy in the spiritual warfare that every Christian faces. It is a weapon that the devil uses to weaken our faith, distort our perception of God, and hinder our progress in the journey of salvation. Doubt can creep into our minds in different forms and at different times, but the ultimate goal is to make us question God’s goodness, love, and faithfulness.

Doubt can come in different shapes and sizes. It can be a nagging feeling in our hearts that God is distant or unresponsive to our prayers. It can be a rational argument that challenges our beliefs or contradicts the bible. It can be an emotional reaction to a painful experience that makes us doubt God’s care or concern for us. It can be unbelief in the Word or promises of God. Whatever the form, doubt is a dangerous weapon that can lead us astray if we don’t handle it properly.

The way to overcome doubt is to put on the helmet of salvation. When we put on the helmet of salvation, we are declaring to the devil that we are secure in Christ, that our salvation is not based on our feelings or circumstances but on God’s unchanging word and faithfulness. We are also affirming our identity as children of God who are loved, accepted and forgiven by Him. We are reminding ourselves of the hope that we have in Christ, that no matter what happens in this world, we have a future and a destiny that are secure in Him.


I put on my helmet of salvation as I declare:
I am secure in Christ, my salvation is not based on my feelings or circumstances but on God’s unchanging Word and faithfulness.
I affirm my identity as a child of God, I am loved, accepted, and forgiven by him.
My hope in Christ is unwavering no matter what happens in this world, I know that I have a wonderful future and a destiny that are secure in Him.
Now, take authority over the doubts that plague your mind. Bind the spirit of doubt and command it to get out of your life in Jesus’ name.


1 John 4: 18 there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Romans 8: 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

As believers, we know that we have an enemy who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. Satan is constantly looking for ways to attack us and keep us from fulfilling our calling. But we don’t have to live in fear. We have been given the helmet of salvation, which is a powerful piece of spiritual armour that can protect us from the enemy’s attacks.

One of the ways that fear can creep into our lives is through negative thoughts and lies that the enemy tries to plant in our minds. We may find ourselves doubting our abilities or questioning whether God really has a plan for our lives. But when we put on the helmet of salvation, we are able to take captive every thought and bring it into obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).


I annihilate every negative thinking projected against my mind.
I pull down every stronghold in my mind that is contrary to the will of God.
I tear down every lie of the enemy, the light of Christ shines and illuminates my mind. I am liberated by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I pull down every belief system causing me to be fearful.
Let the light of God shine on the areas of my ignorance so that I can be free of fearful thoughts and fulfil my purpose.
I destroy every way my flesh is holding on to a non-productive belief system in Jesus’ name

Now take authority over the spirit of fear
Fear I am no longer your slave.
I resist you by the power in the name of Jesus
Your hold on me is broken. I refuse to fear.
I uproot you in Jesus’ name, get out of my life now in Jesus’ name
Fear, get out of the life of my spouse and children right now
I have put on my helmet of salvation.
Jesus told me, “Fear not, little flock” why should I fear
Though my enemy comes against me to eat up my flesh, I will fear no evil, for they will stumble and fall.
The enemy that comes against my peace will stumble and fall
The enemy who comes against the well-being of my children will stumble and fall.


Another way that fear can manifest in our lives is through physical symptoms such as anxiety or panic attacks. These can be incredibly debilitating and can make it difficult to function in our daily lives. But when we put on the helmet of salvation, we are reminded that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 timothy 1:7)


I put on my helmet of salvation. Christ has redeemed me from the curse of anxiety and panic disorder.
I destroy every symptom manifesting as anxiety by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I speak peace to my mind and entire being. Every feeling of anxiety manifesting as emotional eating, unpredictable behaviour, and panic attack be destroyed now in Jesus’ name.
I reject every spirit of anxiety. I receive the supernatural peace that Christ gave to me freely.


Matthew 6: 13 and do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Romans 8: 32 he who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Disobedience is often associated with rebellion or going against the will of God. It is a temptation that can come in many forms, whether through worldly desires, peer pressure, or simply a lack of faith. However, disobedience can have dire consequences, both in our physical and spiritual lives. Scriptures have shown us many examples of the consequence of disobedience, most notably is the disobedience of Adam and eve.

As Christians, we are called to obey God’s will and live according to his word. This is not always an easy task because we are often faced with temptations and distractions. However, we have been given the helmet of salvation, which is our key to victory in spiritual warfare.

When we are tempted, we can turn to the helmet of salvation for strength and guidance. It reminds us of the price that was paid for our salvation and the love that God has for us. It also gives us the courage to stand firm in our faith and resist the temptations of the enemy.
My prayer for you is that you would not give in to that temptation, whatever the situation.


I take up my helmet of salvation to stand firm against the wiles of the devil.
If Christ died for me, then surely God will come through for me
If God did not spear His Son but delivered him up for me, how will He not with Him also freely give me all things?
No temptation has overtaken me except such as is common to man; any temptation I am facing today is common.
But God is faithful who will not allow me to be tempted beyond what I am able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that I may be able to bear it.
This is the confidence I have in Jesus’ name.

Give thanks to God for today’s watch as you make the following declaration.

1. Lord, I put on the helmet of salvation to protect my mind from the attacks of the enemy. Let Your salvation be a shield and a fortress around me.
2. I declare that the helmet of salvation will guard my thoughts and emotions. I will not be moved by the lies and deception of the enemy.
3. Father, I thank you for the salvation that You have given me. I pray that the knowledge of Your love and grace will fill my heart and mind.
4. I declare that I am saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. I stand firm in my salvation and reject all doubts and fears that the enemy tries to bring into my mind.
5. Lord, I pray that You will give me wisdom and discernment to recognize the attacks of the enemy. Help me to put on the helmet of salvation every day and be prepared for battle.
6. I declare that the helmet of salvation is a symbol of my identity in Christ. I am a child of God, and I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
7. Lord, I pray that You will strengthen my faith and help me to trust in Your salvation. Let Your peace and joy fill my heart and mind and help me to overcome every obstacle that comes my way.


The journey of spiritual warfare is not an easy one, but it is one that we must all undertake as Christians. God has equipped us with spiritual armour to help us in this battle, and the helmet of salvation is a key piece of that armour.
The helmet of salvation is not just a piece of metal to cover our heads, but it is a spiritual weapon that protects our minds from the attacks of the enemy. Satan wants nothing more than to fill our minds with doubt, fear, and confusion. But when we put on the helmet of salvation, we are reminded of the truth of God’s word and the hope that we have in Christ.
I want to encourage you to continue to put on the helmet of salvation every day and to use it as a weapon in your spiritual warfare. Remember that you are not alone in this battle. God is with you, and He has given you the power to overcome through His Son, Jesus Christ.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.