“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil 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 firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the GOSPEL OF PEACE” (Ephesians 6:10-15).

The Gospel. The good news of salvation. A message of forgiveness. Redemption. Peace with God. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God to save any and all who believe and obey.

When I believe and obey the gospel I am saved. I then am to live by the gospel. Follow God’s instructions for my life. Be the kind of person He wants me to be. Godly. Holy. Loving. Serving. I am at peace with God because my sins are forgiven. I no longer have guilt. Fear is gone. I am abiding in God and He in me.

As Christians saved by the Gospel of peace we need to be ready to defend our faith in the gospel and share that faith with others. We have to be ready to stand strong against the forces of evil that seek to challenge us or put us down. Stand strong in the Lord. Stand strong in the gospel. Be ready to share the gospel with souls still lost in sin. We are the messengers of the gospel. We have to go out and spread the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Are you walking with the gospel every day? Am I? Let’s do it. Be strong. Be ready.


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