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Putting On The Shoes Of Peace…

Shoes For The Preparation Of Peace…

“And your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace”  Ephesians 6:15

When we put the armor on we know we are getting ready to fight, so when I think of shoes that are associated with this preparation I chose to use the term “Battle Shoes” to identify the “readiness” that comes from the gospel of peace…

It’s important to understand exactly what Paul was talking about, so we can fully engage our faith when putting the battle shoes on…

The Amplified translation of Ephesians 6:15 is helpful…

“And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace”

There are different kinds of shoes that we use…going to work, play, exercise or relax we usually put something on our feet that is appropriate…

Each type of shoe provides a unique combination of benefits for the activity we’re intending to do…

•Protection

•Support

•Traction

•Performance

•Comfort

The spiritual footwear that comes from the “Gospel of Peace” gives us the firm-footed stability, promptness and readiness we’ll need to face our  adversaries every move… The term “Gospel of Peace” refers to the peace we have with God through Jesus…

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God”  Romans 5:1-2

Since we have gained access to God through this peace, we can use His resources to fight the spiritual battles we face.  Therefore, the gospel of peace extends our “battlefield endurance” by connecting us with God’s protection, support, guidance and comfort at all times through the Holy Spirit…

The peace of Christ which comes from believing the gospel, gives us that firm footing to stand our “gospel ground”…The gospel of peace prevents us from sliding around and being weak and ineffective in our faith…then the enemy won’t be able to push us back and we can move forward…

Putting On The Battle Shoes…

Speak It…

Even though our faith in Jesus secures our peace with God, we often don’t

feel that peace.  It may even seem like God is not with us.  In such times it is

helpful to remember that we put the whole armor of God on by faith.  Faith

is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…Hebrews 11:1

We can’t see our peace with God, but we believe we have it because

God’s word says we have it.  When we confess that we are putting on

the battle shoes (and the rest of the armor), we are speaking them on in faith…

Learn God’s word…  

The Bible is the reference book for the Gospel of Peace.

By studying the Bible and even memorizing key scripture passages, you

will establish a foundation in the Gospel of Peace.  You will be less likely to

slip off God’s path of truth.  You will be firmly standing in good shoes! The

psalmist declared in Psalm 119:165  “Great peace have those who love Your

law, and nothing causes them to stumble.”

Be Anxious For Nothing But Take All To God In Prayer… 

The devil will try to steal our peace, using the cares of the

world, desires for things, fear and any other ways to get our minds off of

God.  If we give in and begin to worry and get anxious about things, we’ll

lose the protection that comes with God’s peace…When we find peace with God through Christ it is such a wonderful thing…Knowing that our sins are forgiven we have peace with God through Jesus Christ…This is the greatest knowledge we can have…

Paul wrote:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in  everything, by prayer and peti-

tion, with thanksgiving, present your  requests to God. And the peace of

God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your

minds in Christ Jesus”  Philippians 4:6-7 

When we put our trust in Jesus we find peace knowing that our sins are for

given we have peace with God through Jesus Christ…This is the greatest

knowledge we can have…God is the God of peace…He gives us His peace…

John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you.”

Amen and Amen!!!