“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” Romans 16:20 (ESV)
I think it is interesting that God through Paul says that we will soon crush Satan underneath our feet. It does not say, His feet! It’s our feet that does the crushing!!! It is the feet of those in alignment with the Head, the Prince of Peace! These feet that do the crushing are not the organized church, or even those who proclaim they are believers. It is those who know and walk in the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, who choose peace over anxiety (Philippians 4:6-7). It is those feet who wear the shoes of the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15). These Satan crushing feet belong to those who trust God. Isaiah said, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3 ESV). Paul promises that the God of peace will be with those who fix their attention upon things that are good, noble, true and pure, … whose eyes are upon Him (Philippians 4:8-9).
As we choose to walk in peace in a day of chaos, in a day of wars and rumors of wars, in a day of inflation, pestilence and plague, in a day of corrupt demonized leaders blatantly destroying our nation… we are in the process of crushing Satan’s head. When we choose peace over anxiety, over fear, over worry, we are in the crushing process. When we choose trust instead of leaning on our own understanding, or interpretation (Proverbs 3:5), we fire up the crushing mechanism. A remnant of peace-filled warriors are rising up who will soon crush Satan underneath their feet.
Ask God to show you any place in your life where you are not standing in peace, places where there is anxiety, fear, worries, places you are not trusting Him completely. Ask Him to allow His grace to abound over these areas. Repent and quickly cast these before Him. Ask Him to do the same in your pastor, to expose and remove all fear of man. Ask God to raise up peace-filled warriors in your church and in the churches across our city. Thank the Lord that He will soon crush Satan underneath our feet!