You are MORE than a Conqueror

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37  Paul who wrote this in his letter to the Romans was a Roman himself and knew Roman conquerors and their history.  The Roman empire did not achieve world dominance by being nice. They took it by force.  

Standing on the Word of God

When Paul used the analogy of the Roman soldier to the believers in how that should cloth themselves in God, he stressed the importance of armoring our feet with the 'gospel of peace.' "and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." Ephesi- ans 6:10-17 NIV The shoes or sandals of Roman soldiers would have been strategically prepared for optimum warfare. In order to have better footing in battle, they would place nails or spikes in the bottom of their shoes. The common day sports cleat would have nothing on these ancient armor practices.