Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you!
In Ephesians 6:10-20 says...
My Brethren, be strong in the LORD and in the power of HIS might. Put on the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 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 supplication in the SPIRIT, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The next armor piece is "THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE". The beginning of this verse says that we should shod (shoe) our feet with" The Preparation of the GOSPEL of PEACE." This means that after shedding our old, dirty shoes from walking the unrighteous path, we should put on our new shoes (shod our feet) to walk down the path of righteousness, and take the GOSPEL OF PEACE to who will listen. What is the Gospel of Peace? Gospel means Good News, and we are to take the "Good news" to those who will hear. Why do we need good news? Why do we need others to listen? Let me share the bad news or the good news will not make sense.
In the beginning GOD had created the world, sun, moon, stars, all water life, all winged life, land animals, and ultimately man and women. When HE had looked upon HIS creation, HE said it was very good. It was good because it was perfect. No pain, suffering, hunger or death. That was until Adam and Eve disobeyed GOD. They sinned against GOD, infecting the flesh of all mankind with sin nature separating mankind from GOD HIMSELF, bringing death into existence.
Adam and Eve walked in the garden with GOD. They spoke to HIM face to face. Can you imagine such a scene? I know those of us who love HIM would love to do that, but sin has separated us from the FATHER, physically and spiritually, leaving us to follow after our sin nature that is led by satan, and leading us to the wrath to come, in the lake of fire for all eternity.
GOD, being the merciful GOD HE is, made a way to reconcile mankind back to HIMSELF. HE came to HIS own creation as the person of JESUS CHRIST to show us the way. Then after being beaten and tortured so badly, HE was unrecognizable as a man. HE was nailed to the cross, and after nine hours of suffering, HE died, but HE rose from the dead three days later, conquering death for all who trust in what HE did. You see, what took place on the cross was a legal transaction. We sin (crimes against GOD) and JESUS paid our fine in HIS life's blood, so that the law has no more hold on us and GOD can legally set us free. That indeed is GOOD NEWS!!
We are to take the good news message to all who will hear and tell them that whoever believes and puts on JESUS as their LORD and SAVIOR will be saved from the wrath to come. I say "put on JESUS" because as we have faith in putting on a parachute to save our lives from a falling airplane, we need to have faith in putting on JESUS to save us from the lake of fire. When we put on JESUS, we ultimately will have peace. Peace in our eternal life, peace in our daily lives, and ultimately peace in our relationship with GOD because through HIS SON's death, GOD IS AT PEACE WITH US!
Do not go another day without asking GOD to help you put your armor on.
GOD Bless you!