When we have put on our breastplate of righteousness we have the ability to deflect all of the lies of the devil that is working through many sources and ways to infiltrate our heart. If he can get into our heart he is able to plant seeds of doubt and confusion that will war against our faith and eventually wear down our confidence and trust in Jesus. Guarding our heart is vital to walking in joy and walking in strength, so now we stand ready, we have learned a little of our enemies tactics where he might try to attack, we have covered our loins, and now our heart, but we ought not to think that we are now not vulnerable. There are yet other areas that are exposed. So what next?
“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;” Ephesians 6:15
Scarcely will someone be brave enough to walk upon a bed of nails or upon coals of hot fire! Never mind the idea that they would do this barefoot! Nails, Hot coals, rocks, broken glass, and more. All of these will definitely hurt if we should walk on them without protection, but if we should have shoes that are made to cushion our feet while we walked through these tough things in life, then we would press forward towards the mark of His high calling (Philippians 3:14) without interruption. Our wise, all knowing God has realized that our enemy would lay before us strips of sharp things in life that would slow us down, fires to heat the pavement beneath our feet in the effort to burn them, or discourage us in our walk, and fears that would turn us back from pressing forward. Therefore God has instructed us to prepare our feet with the gospel of peace. God knowing that peace is the greatest cushion and protection, He himself is the Prince of Peace, He brings peace to us that we may wear this beneath our feet. This peace is that peace of God which surpasses all understanding, as we read, “And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Now here’s the thing, when we received this pair of shoes they came with more. They came with a package that no other pair of shoes in your life has ever had. These shoes were specially designed by God to place us in authority anywhere that we walked! These shoes are supernatural! Listen closely, in Christ as a Christian with our feet shod with this preparation of the gospel of peace, all things are now under our feet! These shoes come with authority!