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Shoes Of Peace (3 of 6)
Series: The Believer And Spiritual Warfare
Introduction: We have journeyed into Ephesians 6:10-17 and the apostle Paul's teaching on warfare. We saw that to defeat our enemy, we have to understand who he is and put on the armor of God. Now we are examining each piece of the armor of God. Today we move to the third piece of armor that we as believers who are engaged in a fierce battle must put on-the shoes of peace. We must ask ourselves these questions continually: Am I sincere about this spiritual warfare? Am I living the kind of life that enables me to engage in spiritual conflict? Am I personally able to defend myself against all the attacks of the enemy? Am I putting on the full armor of God every day? Have you gone lately to a mall to look at shoes? Any kind of shoes: dress shoes, casual shoes, sports shoes? There are literally 1,000 specialty shoes for any and every event in your life. If you were shopping for a pair of shoes to go run with, which Nike shoes would you choose? Or Adidas or Reebok? The apostle Paul introduces the shoes you need when the battle really gets hot, when the enemy is ready to throw at you everything he has. These shoes are the difference between victory and defeat, giving up ground or holding your ground. It seems odd that he would use peace as the boot material for a soldier in warfare.
Ephesians 6:15 (AMP) 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.
Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hears and minds through Christ Jesus.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
I. THE IMPO ...
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