Peace is Part of the Armor

Thursday, December 22, 2011 Posted by Angie

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Eph. 6:11 tells us to "put on the whole armor of God so we can stand against the wiles of the devil." In verses 14-18 it describes the pieces of armor:
Eph. 6:14-17 - "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
This heavenly wardrobe is specifically designed to help us fight off and stand against all the attacks of the devil.
  • The helmet of salvation - protects our mind
  • The breastplate of righteousness guards our heart
  • The belt buckle of truth holds everything together - standing on the truth of God's Word
  • The Sword of the Spirit (which is the Word of God) cuts through those lies of the enemy and destroys the works of darkness
  • The Shield of Faith fights every fiery dart (lies and accusations) sent by the enemy
But too often I forget the put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. So how do these shoes work?

I think it means simply that everywhere we go, we should be walking in the Spirit and remembering to be about our Father's business - spreading the good news of the Gospel - and telling people that Jesus is the Prince of Peace!
Isaiah 52:7 - "How beautiful on the mountains are 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!'"
So let's put on the full armor of God - especially this time of year, let us remember those shoes of the gospel of peace...and proclaim the Good News!

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