The helmet protects the head; it could also be referred to us the most vital parts of the body it is the seat of thoughts and the mind and mostly the target area of the devil. When we have a sure knowledge on our salvation, we will not be moved by Satan’s deceptions. When we are certain that we are in Christ with our sins forgiven, we will have a peace that nothing can disturb. Can you be sure of your salvation until Christ appears? The adage that says “One saved, forever saved” should not be accepted by a Pentecostal youth. As much as accepting Christ as our Saviour is a onetime decision, it also requires a daily conscious commitment to walk worthy of the new life we have received.
The sword of the spirit is another weapon and in fact it is the only offensive weapon listed in the armor of God. All other parts are defensive in nature. God’s word (the Bible) is described as “living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). Jesus used this weapon when He was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. To each of Satan’s attempts to lead Him into sin, Jesus replied, “It is written…” and proceeded to quote the Scripture to destroy his temptations. It is important that a Christian youth studies the word of God and lives by it because it is truth (John 17:17) and contains God’s own words, experiences, lessons and great examples to follow. Its power cannot be underestimated.
In every kingdom there are rules and regulations that governs it. We belong to God’s kingdom and therefore we must not let this book of the law (the Bible) depart from us… (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2). The word of God should not only be read but must be studied and meditated upon. our Christian walk is a continual process which has to be checked and renewed daily.