Monday, February 23, 2015

The Armor of God - GOSPEL | Ephesians Study

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

Shod - NT:5265  hupodeo (hoop-od-eh'-o); from NT:5259 and NT:1210; to bind under one's feet, i.e. put on shoes or sandals:

Preparation - NT:2091  hetoimasia (het-oy-mas-ee'-ah); from NT:2090; preparation:

Gospel - NT:2098  euaggelion (yoo-ang-ghel'-ee-on); from the same as NT:2097; a good message, i.e. the gospel:

Peace - NT:1515 eirene (i-ray'-nay); probably from a primary verb eiro (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity:

The preparation of the Gospel of peace is to be bound under our feet. It gives the image of directing our steps - going places where we can share this Gospel.

This peace is the same peace that Jesus uses in John 14:26, "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." It is by this peace that Jesus sends us, "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." (John 20:21)

Other verses that came to mind are:
"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!" (Isaiah 52:7)
"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!" (Romans 10:15)

Taking these verses into consideration, as believers, we are responsible to prepare ourselves with the Gospel of peace. We are to have it on, like shoes, ready to go when God may send us.

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