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The Feet of Peace

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John 13:8b-10a

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“Unless I (Jesus) wash you, you have no part with (in) Me. You have no share in companionship with Me.”  Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, wash not only my feet, but my hands and my head too! Jesus said to him, “Anyone who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is clean all over.”

If our hands imply works,
If our heads imply mind/thoughts,
Why the need to wash the feet?

To rinse off the residue left by the world. Like a cleansing prayer? “Shake the dust from your feet and move on.”

Feet are interesting appendages, and we don’t think much about them — unless they get hurt. They go where we will them to go. They take us places. Are my feet shod in the gospel of peace? And what does that say about peace?

Peace is mobile, active, sturdy,
aggressive against the unseen enemy.
Peace gets trampled.
Peace goes against the ways of the world.
Peace is a gift. It’s not something I can work up in my mind;
Yet unhealthy thoughts and anxiousness block peace.

The gospel is a message of peace between God and fallen man.
“And having shod your feet in preparation—to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news—of the Gospel of peace.”

Walking in what I know to be true keeps peace in my heart;
I KNOW the enemy has lost and I belong to the King of heaven and no one can snatch me from His hands. No one.

Walking in the light requires feet.
Mary anointed Jesus’s feet
God put the enemy under His feet.
His word is a lamp to my feet.
God places our feet upon a rock while other feet run to evil.
Next to my tongue, my feet can get me into a lot of trouble.
But my feet can also run me back to the Father.

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Abba, as Your ambassador, I am not greater than my Lord Jesus Who sends me to represent You. Help me to wash the feet of others wherever I go and to keep my own clean.

The Way of the Embattled Spirit

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