|Gospel Battle Boots|
Our Gospel Battle Boots of Peace means we are firmly grounded in the Word of God. It means further that we are to take the Gospel Message that our Commander in Chief Jesus Christ Gave us and spread it out into the enemies territory, which is this whole world we live in now. As Guardians of Gospel it is important that our Battle Boots (Gospel of Peace Shoes) be fit for battle and ready for the Cause of Christ.
Roman Soldiers: had a version of battle boots that were sandals called Caligae. These sandals were often fitted with nails or armed with spikes to enable the Roman soldier to hold their feet firmly to the ground in battle. These Caligae sandals are considered to be the first time in history that footwear was issued to soldiers as part of their military uniform.
U.S Army: Their Modern Combat boots are made for all seasons. Using boots like Cortex boots with special insulation for the winter cold, and Jungle boots with breathable material for the Summer months. They make sure there footwear is ready in all seasons and in all occasions....just like a Christian soldier should do. So you are not tripped up when faced with your enemy.
Christian Soldier's Battle Boots are to be just like the Roman and U.S. Army soldier's boots. Stitched well and steady firm. Ephesians 6:15 says our boots will need to be form-fitted and fortified-strong from the Gospel of Peace. Here is how you strengthen your Gospel Battle Boots:
(1) Jesus Christ = who is the Truth-John 1:17,and the Gospel,-John 17:17, and the Word John 1:1 -it is from Jesus that we get the materials for strong battle boots. It is from his Gospel Teachings we learn to tell the good news with Gentleness (grace), L.O.V.E (heart)., and Confidence(faith). Your Heart must be filled with these 3 things.
(2) The Bible= this is the Word of God 2 Timothy 3:16 .Our Sword (the bible) can't swing against the enemy if our Boots are not firmly planted on the ground. This is done by reading the Word (sharpening your sword) daily, and Praying nightly with Jesus for your fellow soldiers,and your enemy. WE MUST KNOW THE SALVATION STORY in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.
(3) Mission- Mobile= We are to move! Most unbelievers do not have the care or courage to find Christians. Mark 16:15 says: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Use the battle boots God gave you, and go tell people the Gospel Message...The Good News of Jesus & Salvation....In other words...tell them why you are so happy that Jesus saved you from the eternal hell that awaits far too many unbelievers. Don't go alone, the enemy travels with company, so you travel with another Christian soldier.
The god (satan) of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of god. 2 Corinthians 4:4
Unbelievers: are blind....in the spiritual sense. Satan has managed to distort just about everything that is/was good in this world. He has helped create false religions that appear to be like Christianity, like the Mormon and Jehovah Witness churches...there are many more,but these are well known, and i don't want to get off the beaten path here. Unbelievers are also learning from Ideologies like save a tree, before we save the life that is growing in the womb. Telling us to believe in things like Yoga, and Political Correctness which is why the Gospel message is being cut away at in church. So the many will not be offended. It also means not many will come to Christ. At the end of the day the unbeliever's believe that nothing on earth results in absolute truth. They end of making up there own truth Romans 1:25. In other words its the blind leading the blind. Satan has done an effective job at this. As i have stated before---> Satan is an equal-opportunity destroyer.
Our enemy, Satan run this entire world in this present age which means our Armor of God needs to be prepped and ready for any enemy attack. We are commissioned by God to spread the Gospel. As you can see our Gospel Battle Boots lead us on our Marching orders for Messiah. 2 Corinthians 4:4 tells us unbelievers are spiritually blind, and need someone to go behind enemy lines and show them the truth, and help guide them home. We are the unbelievers only hope to lead them to the Blessed Hope found in Jesus Christ. Please read Ephesians 6:13-18 and better prepare yourselves a Christian Soldiers for the Cause of Christ. If your not a Christian Soldier with Jesus in your heart, and you want to sign up for these type of missions then click here: Step2BSaved . Jesus takes the worst of the worse, and makes them the best of the best. So when you hear Satan whisper "You are not good enough" it's just another lie, then its time to Get Saved, and Armor Up!
Lord willing for next time......for the Saints and for THE LAMB!
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