KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”
The next part of the armour to consider is to shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
The Christian is a messenger of peace. The Lord Jesus bore the punishment for our peace. Isaiah 53:5 put it this way, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed”. One major need and the heart cry of most men is peace in their hearts. Through the gospel our Lord Jesus has borne the punishment that has brought peace to all men. Men must hear it. They ought not to be in the dark and continue to be tormented in their minds and their hearts.
According to the word of God the man who sets forth to go with this gospel, of peace has shod his feet with proper sandals. This implies those who do not carry the gospel for the salvation and peace of others have no shoes on their feet. How dangerous to travel this world with all the dangerous snakes without proper shoes. It is not surprising that those Christians who are not involved in evangelizing the world or societies are not swift spiritually. You find a lot of spiritual dullness with them. They have no shoes on their feet.
Please just listen to the prophet Isaiah as he revealed concerning those who send the gospel of peace; Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings that publishes peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publishes salvation that says unto Zion thy God reigns”. The prophet says such people who publish the gospel of peace have beautiful feet. They have proper shoes on their feet.
To put on this armour, you must commit your life to preaching the gospel of peace and salvation of men. The gospel is about bringing men unto a peaceful relationship with God and also experiencing the peace of God. Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”.
Dear child of God the terrain in which we are treading is infested with all sorts of evil powers. The Bible calls them snakes and scorpions (Luke 10:19). You need your shoes to tread upon them, and not be bitten or stung by them.
I am a carrier of the glad tidings of peace. I have shod my feet with proper shoes that protects me against any demonic attacks on my feet. My life is also swift making me achieve a lot for God.
Luke 10:19 ” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.
Isaiah 52:7 ” How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”