And the Lord said, Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren. (Luke 22:31-32)
I wanted to start with the above scripture because it is very significant. Here Jesus is letting Peter know that he is about to go through some big time testing of his faith by the enemy.
He also told Peter that his faith would falter during that testing, but, in the end, he would return to his faith in Jesus stronger than ever. And that then he should use his newfound strength to strengthen his brothers in Christ.
Today, you look around at a messed up nation and a church under attack from all angles. It is easy to see that the enemy is sifting the body of Christ in the world as wheat🌾
Satan has sifted us by separating it into denominations and false doctrines like faith and prosperity that have caused many to compromise their beliefs while others have completely fallen away, caught up in the mudslide of political correctness that is inundating the Church.
Let’s be clear, the political correctness of the world cannot work in the body of Christ. Christians should note be afraid to call sin, sin for fear of offending somebody. We are not elected officials running for office. We are Christians called to a life of holiness and elected by God. So if the whole world decides that certain sins are acceptable, like lies, fornication, homosexuality, Christians then must stand alone proclaiming what the word of God says about it, popular or not.
The good news 🎉is that Jesus has prayed for us (check the verse above) So, no matter how dark things get or what the enemy throws at us, if we endure to the end and not go wary, by faith we will come back stronger than ever. And with our experience we will be able to help bare the infirmities of weaker ones.
So, don’t get caught up in the tsunami the enemy is unleashing in these final days, hold on. Don’t hesitate when the enemy tests your faith in God.
Remember, Jesus has prayed for His Church, and you can’t do any better than that.
God bless you all🙏🏽