Spiritual warfare is part of the normal Christian life. Because we live in a fallen world and still dwell in a body that is corrupted by the influence of sin, the battle for what we think is the key to living a life of victory as a Christian.
When Paul described the armor of God in Ephesians 6, one of the components is the helmet of salvation. The helmet was something that was worn by the soldiers to protect them from the attempts of their enemy to inflict a lethal blow that would either disable them or kill them.
It is not a pleasant thing for us to think about, but according to God’s Word, we have an adversary who hates us, and his agenda toward us is to steal, kill, or destroy us. And where does the battle begin? It begins in the mind. Just like in the Garden of Eden when the devil overthrew Adam and Eve by posing the question, “Did God say that?”
Thus, we are told in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Beloved, thinking God’s thoughts and living for the glory of God go hand in hand. Selah