Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10-18

Lesson 4

Having Your Feet Shod!!

Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 

First letís find out what the word peace means in this scripture.

1) a state of national tranquility
1a) exemption from the rage and havoc of war
2) peace between individuals, i.e. harmony, concord
3) security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and
harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous)
4) of the Messiah's peace
4a) the way that leads to peace (salvation)
5) of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its
salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and
content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is
6) the blessed state of devout and upright men after death

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 

We are Godís peacemakers. We carry the gospel of peace. Our shoes are made for walking!

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

It is all part of the message of the gospel. We are to turn people from their sins. If someone has peace in their heart, they will not go looking for it in all the wrong places. 

Luke 1:17 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

We are to help those in darkness to find peace in their hearts. In this world of violence and war and unrest...we all need peace of mind. And only God can give it. And we are his messengers

Luke 7:20 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. 

Luke 8:48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. 

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 

Faith in God will bring peace. When I am well, Spirit, Soul, and Body, I have peace. Jesus came to give peace. When we have his peace, our heart will not be troubled and we will not be afraid

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

Allot of people in this world walk in fear. Fear of what will happen next. Fear of losing their job, health, family, wealth. When you put your trust and faith in God, He is your source and not the world. You can have confidence that He will bring you through. You can put your job, health, family and wealth in His capable hands and rest in that. He will not disappoint you. He will prosper you in every area of your life! That brings peace!

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 

Jesus has overcome all the worries and problems of this life. He has given us peace. How does he get this message of peace to the world? Through us! Wherever our feet carry us, we take the gospel of peace! We bring hope to this world of despair. Jesus is that Hope!

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 

There are false teachers in this world that would profess to teach peace. How can we tell if they are false or of God?

I Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 

Philipians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ 

Only if they preach Jesus Christ and him crucified and raised from the dead are they true teachers of peace. Because peace only comes through the knowledge of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice.

II Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 

II Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 

We can preach, but they must respond and accept our words. They must turn their back on this world. Only when they follow righteousness, faith, love and peace and holiness, will they get Godís peace. It comes no other way.

Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace

II Timothy 2;22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 

So we must be a walking testimony in front of them. The fruits must be evident in our lives for use to share this peace with others. 

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. 

We are Godís peacemakers. Our feet must be shod with the gospel of peace. 

The world is looking for peace. They want it instant. They think money will do it...If they only had enough...they would be happy...they would have peace. But it is not the answer. It is a temporal thing and will fade away. Godís Word will never fade away! It is forever!

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 

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By Judy Warren

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