Emanna for 05/25/2019
Standing on a Firm Foundation of Peace
Ephesians 6:15 And having shod your feet with the firm
foundation of the gospel of peace;
2:16 And might reconcile both
[Jews and Gentiles]
in one Body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity by it. (17) And coming, He announced peace as the gospel ...
Words of Ministry
... on the cross Christ accomplished peace so that the Gentiles can contact the Jewish believers and so that we all can contact God. This peace is glad tidings, good news. In other words, it is the gospel. Christ preached the gospel of peace. We also must preach this peace as the gospel. The gospel of peace is the peace accomplished by Christ on the cross for us to be one with God and for the Gentile believers to be one with the Jewish believers. This peace is our gospel. With this peace there is preparation, readiness. The Greek word actually means a firm foundation. This firm foundation is a secure footing for our standing. Therefore, the peace accomplished by Christ on the cross is a firm footing, a firm foundation. As we fight against the evil powers, the peace Christ has accomplished is a firm foundation for our feet. Usually peace is the opposite of warfare. When we have peace, we do not fight, and when we fight, we do not have peace. But here we fight with peace and in peace. We fight by standing in peace. If we lose the peace between us and God or between us and other believers, we lose the standing. Christ is the peace for us to be one with God and to be one with the saints. This peace is the firm foundation that enables us to stand fast against the enemy.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 540-542. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/28/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.