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Helmet of Salvation- Ephesians 6:17
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

Imagine a beautiful helmet and picture yourself slipping it over your head saying

"Lord I choose to put on the helmet of salvation today in order to protect my mind.  I want to think only Your thoughts, Lord, I want to thank You that when Satan sends one of his thoughts my way, this helmet of salvation will protect my thinking:"

We can take this a few steps further by examining John MacArthur's commentary on Philippians 4:8:

Believers must discipline their spiritually sensitive minds to think about right spiritual realities. In this brief list, Paul catalogues eight godly virtues to concentrate on.

The Word of God is the repository of what is true. In His High Priestly Prayer Jesus said to the Father, "Your word is truth" (John 17:17). In Psalm 19:9 David wrote, "The judgments of the Lord are true," while Psalm 119:151 adds, "All Your commandments are truth." The Bible is true because the "God of truth" (Ps. 31:5; Isa. 65:16; cf. Eph. 4:21) inspired it. Thinking on whatever is true means reading, analyzing, and meditating on the Word of God. The remaining seven virtuous categories of thought are all based on the truth of God's Word. All of them are ways to view the truths of Scripture.

Second, believers are to think on whatever is honorable, whatever is noble, dignified, and worthy of respect. Semnos (honorable) comes from a word meaning "to revere," or "to worship." In its other New Testament uses, it describes the dignified lifestyle required of deacons (1 Tim. 3:8), deaconesses (1 Tim. 3:11), and older men (Titus 2:2). Believers must not think on what is trivial, temporal, mundane, common, and earthly, but rather on what is heavenly, and so worthy of awe, adoration, and praise. All that is true in God's Word is honorable.

Third, believers are to think on whatever is right. Dikaios (right) is an adjective, and should be translated "righteous." It describes whatever is in perfect harmony with God's eternal, unchanging standards, again as revealed in Scripture. Believers are to think on matters that are consistent with the law of God.

Fourth, believers are to think on whatever is pure. Hagnos (pure) describes what God in Scripture defines as holy, morally clean, and undefiled. In 1 Timothy 5:22 it is translated "free from sin." Believers are to purify themselves because Jesus Christ is pure (1 John 3:3).

Fifth, believers are to think on whatever is lovely. Prosphilēs (lovely) appears only here in the New Testament. It could be translated "sweet," "gracious," "generous," or "patient." Believers must focus their thoughts on what the Bible says is pleasing, attractive, and amiable before God.

Sixth, believers are to think on whatever is of good repute. Euphēmos also appears only here in the New Testament. It describes what is highly regarded or well thought of. Believers' thoughts are elevated by Scripture to fix on the loftiest themes.

In summary, Paul exhorts, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The key to godly living is godly thinking, as Solomon wisely observed: "Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life" (Prov. 4:23).MacArthur New Testament Commentary, The - MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Philippians. 

Also note that this helmet covers our mouths.  

We can pray daily for this helmet to help us with the difficult task of controlling our mouths.  

"Dear God, please allow this helmet to help me control my tongue.  To help me think "SPEAK" before I speak"

S= Supports God's will


E-Edify or Educate, Entertain,

A- Avoid HATE words (see below), idle words and lying.  


(Hate Words=angry, fault finding, judgmental, gossipy, slandering, & complaining words). 


"Please God, remind me to think "Shut Up", before I sin with my mouth"


H-Hate Words, angry, judgmental, fault-finding, gossip

U-U should think "speak" before you SPEAK!

T-Tail bearing (lies) or talk 2 much

U-Useless words.

P-Protesting & Complaining.





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We are at war!  It is a fight for our lives-not our physical lives, but our spiritual lives. The only way for us to survive this conflict is to prepare for a fight.  


Please Note: that some of the prayers on this page are from Dr. Charles Stanley's Monthly Resource Magazine, October 2009 Dressed for Battle.  For additional information on the ministry of Dr. Stanley go to our resource page and follow the link to In Touch Ministries.

Ephesians 6:11 (AMP)
Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies],
that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.


John 16:33 (AMP)
33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have
conquered it for you.]



1. Remain peaceful in the storm.

2. Spend time with God.

3. Watch your Mouth.

4. Submit yourself to God.

5. Walk in Love (no Faith without Love).

6. Know the difference between who you are & what you do.

7. Think about what you are thinking about.

8. Pray all the time.


2 Corinthians 10:4 (AMP)
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,


Breastplate of Righteousness-Isaiah 59:17
17 For [the Lord] put on righteousness as a breastplate or coat of mail, and salvation as a helmet upon His head;

To guard emotions.  "Lord I choose to put on the breastplate of righteousness to guard my emotions.  I want to feel only what You feel.  Don't let me react out of my emotions.  Rather, let me respond based on the truth I know in my mind".  Help me walk in integrity and upright, as a good witness to Jesus Christ.


 The Key to Victorious Christian Living. Let the best preacher of our time, Dr. John MacArthur tell us how to have victory over Satan.

1. Realize that Christ has already defeated Satan 

the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1 John 3:8-9 (NASB) 

2. Recognize that the Power that dealt that blow is dwelling in you.  
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (NASB)

3. Resist Satan and he will flee from you.

Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NASB) 


1. By not being ignorant to his (Satan's) devices. 

What are his devices? (1 John) the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

2. When his devices are present, FLEE from them. 

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.  2 Corinthians 10:2-6 (NASB)  

Belt of Truth-"Lord, I choose to fasten on truth so I can stay centered on Your Word.  I want to live the truth, walk in the truth, and testify to the truth". 


We will add this note.  This truth belt has three aspects to it, an inside and an outside and a middle.  Truth on the inside  means that you will remember who you really are, not who you believe you are or who you pretend to be (self-deception), but the humble truth of who you are in Christ. 

The outside of this truth belt represents that we are to walk in truth,  as representatives of Jesus Christ.  We should stand up and be proud of the Gospel Truth that we live by, we should be consecrated as God's people. 

The middle of this truth belt goes can represent yet another element, it can offer us discerning truth as we encounter people and situations daily we can pray for this belt to give us a "gut feeling" that we know which paths are the ones God would have us take and which ones to avoid.  Additionally, we can pray for this belt to provide us with the ability to discern people and know which ones are sincere and which ones are not.   

God, please help me remember who I really am, not who I pretend to be.  Please help me avoid self-deception.  Help me walk upright and proud as a representative of the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please give me godly discernment when it comes to others, that I might be aware of impure motives and avoid insincerity in my dealings with other people today."

Sandals of Peace-"Lord, I choose to put on the sandals of peace.  Wherever I go today, I want my footprints to be evidence of tranquility I carry in the Holy Spirit."


Romans 16:20 (AMP)
20 And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.

Peace releases God’s Power, stay at peace to crush Satan under your sandals.  

"God, as I walk today please help me remember to trust you and acknowledge you in all my ways (Proverbs 3:5-6) so that you will make my paths straight.  Help me stay balanced in all that I do so that I will not neglect areas of my life that need my attention, nor fall into the trap of excess in things and behavior. "



Shield of Faith-"Lord, I choose to take up the shield of faith.  I want to thank You that, no matter how many fiery arrows the Enemy hurls at me today, no matter how many trials or temptations may come, I can stand safely behind the massive protection of faith".


Sword of the Spirit (The Word)-Lord, I choose to lift high the sword of the spirit, Your Holy Word.  Father, thank You for this spiritual weapon that cuts so deeply to bring about conviction and repentance". 

Additionally, we can pray that we have a growing desire to sharpen this Sword daily as we study and read God's Word, that by doing so we will be able to avoid the deception that permeates our world.  As well as any future deception that we may be subjected to.


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