4 Ephesians 6:10-1810 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
5 WHY we need to put on the Footware of The Gospel of Peace Don’t go BarefootWHY we need to put on theFootware ofThe Gospel of Peace
6 Positional PEACE Romans 5:1 Don’t go BarefootPositional PEACERomans 5:1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
7 2. Experiential PEACE Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t go Barefoot2. Experiential PEACEPhilippians 4:6-7Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, 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.
8 3. Relational PEACE Ephesians 2:14,15b,17 Don’t go Barefoot3. Relational PEACEEphesians 2:14,15b,17For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, …His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,…He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.Ephesians 4:3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
9 How beautiful on the mountains Don’t go Barefoot4. The Message of PEACEIsaiah 52:7How beautiful on the mountainsare the feet of those who bring good news,who proclaim peace,who bring good tidings,who proclaim salvation,who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
11 shall walk in them this day. Amen. Don’t go BarefootPrayer for appropriating PeaceLoving heavenly Father, by faith and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I put on the shoes of peace. I accept Your declaration that I am justified and that I have peace with You. May my mind grasp that wondrous truth with ever increasing awareness. I thank You, Lord, that I need not carry any anxiety or suffer from inner torment or turmoil. Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ, that You have invited me to make all of my needs known to You through prayer. Teach me to wait in Your presence until the inner peace of God, which transcends human understanding, replaces my anxiety. I desire to know the strong presence of Your peace. May You walk with me and say to me, “Don’t be afraid; I will help you.”With all of my heart I want to be obedient to Your will at all times. May the fullness of Christ who is my peace enable me to so walk in Him that the fullness of His peace may glorify God through me. I take the shoes of peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by faith Ishall walk in them this day. Amen.