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————–the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line

The Armor of God (Part V)

Written By: Karline Fischer - May• 17•19

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-” Ephesians 6:14-18

Paul tells us that part of our spiritual armor is having our feet covered with peace. One of the visible areas of life that speaks loudly to people in the world, is the peace of the believer. A believer who enjoys the rest of God and is not anxious is powerful!

If we walk bare feet, we would feel every pebble, splinter, hole, hot ground, etc.  The feet would be subject to anything that is on the ground, and they can get dirty and possibly injured.  The peace of God covers our feet in a world that is full of offenses, cuts, and messes. In addition, our feet are used for advancement. We cannot advance the Kingdom of God without His peace! We take territory when we move forward with the peace of God, and He protects us with His peace in challenging situations.

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. John 14:27

Jesus knew that we cannot represent Him well if we are not living in His peace! Peace is an important protection in times of pressure. When fear tries to invade the life of a believer, one of the first things that is lost, is peace. That’s is when bad decisions are made and a believer becomes vulnerable to the enemy. The peace of God keeps us steady and clear-minded. Peace is the inheritance of the believer, and Jesus promised His own peace to us.

In addition, as we step into life, we bring the peace of God with us. We become the influencers of our environment by changing the tone. We become the thermostat that determines the temperature. Instead of hatred, we bring the peace of God. Peace causes strife, division, and animosity to dissolve. The peace of God brings comfort and security. We cannot afford to fight any battle without the peace of God! 

Do you have a tendency to lose your peace easily? Do you know how to access God’s peace in times of pressure? Are you aware that the level of your peace impacts those around you? Ask and receive His peace today, and do not let anything or anyone to make you lose your peace!