Posts Tagged ‘Sifted by Satan’

Luke 22:31-34 Jesus Prays for Peter

With Jesus praying for HIm, how could Peter not return?

Jesus has a promise specifically for Peter.  Jesus started out this message to everyone but Peter got a pointed portion of it. Jesus took all His disciples to Mount Olive for one final discussion time together. They don’t know it is the final time but He does and He has something important to say before everything breaks loose.

Luke goes straight for the heart of this conversation while Matthew and Mark share a little more of the backstory. Jesus’ first words would make my hair stand on end if He said them about me; “Simon, Simon, behold Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat” (verse 31). ‘YIKE! Why would Satan want me? What did I do to him?’

On the other hand this statement could be ego building too. ‘I must have done something right to get his attention. Why else would he want to stop me?’ There is a short saying that talks about this kind of believer. This is the kind of person that when their feet hit the ground in the morning, Satan says “OH NO! He’s/She’s awake!” Read more »