The Helmet of Salvation
The helmet protects the Head and Mind, the place where revelation is given. Without the protection of the head you are vulnerable mentally and spiritually.
Defensive armor - protects the head - usually made of metal and used in combat and certain sports. The helmet is worn by horsemen to defend the head against the broad sword. The part of a coat of arms that bears the crest.
“For an helmet, the hope of salvation for God hath appointed us to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”. (1Thes. 5:8-9)
Helm - the steering of a ship, God is at the helm - front,
The uppermost part of the human body.
Sins of the Head:
The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness.
The communication of truth to men by God himself, or by his authorized agents, the prophets and apostles. (1828 Dictionary)
Divine revelation is one of the grandest concepts and principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for without it man could not know the things of God and could not be saved with any degree of salvation in the eternities. Continuous revelation from God to his saints, through the Holy Ghost or by other means, such as vision, dreams, or visitations, makes possible daily guidance along true paths and leads the faithful soul to complete and eternal salvation in the celestial kingdom. The principle of gaining knowledge by revelation is the principle of salvation. It is the making known of divine truth by communication with the heavens. It also consists of individual guidance for every person who seeks for it and follows the prescribed course of faith, repentance, and obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ. … Without revelation, all would be guesswork, darkness, and confusion. (Bible Dictionary)
To destroy your enemies you destroy their communication system. The devil is trying to destroy our communication system (revelation). So we have to protect our communication and never rely on one way of communicating. Pray Always! The spirit reveals to us spiritual things. All men know human things, but only a spiritual man can know things of the spirit. (Jacob 7:2-5(flattery) & 1 Cor. 2:9-16).
Who are You Listening to?