Luke 22:31 says’ Jesus said Simon, Simon, “Satan desires to sift you like wheat, but I the Lord have prayed that your faith fails you not!
Don’t you know that God has tried you like fire to see you come forth as gold?
What do you do when you know the truth but you find yourself doubting in your faith? Is your faith strong enough to keep you? Did you know a goldsmith when he is working with metal the only way he knew that is was done is when he could see his reflection from the metal. That is what Jesus does to us when we go through the fire He is seeing if He can see His reflection in us and when He can than the product is done..
Has Satan started to sift you as wheat? Is your faith in God going to bring you forth as gold when you are tired? Join me as I share with you that God has tried you and He is waiting to see if you can say “Thank YOU!
I don’t know about you family but I’ve found myself in a situation where Satan used a person to quote scripture to me but they left out one word that Jesus quoted. Just like serpent went to Eve and spoke to her so the serpent came to me and did the same thing. Let me tell you family don’t ever get to the point that you know everything in scripture because the day will come where you will find yourself being shifted like wheat.
Talk about a very heavy blow to me, the first thing I did was going to the word I knew in my mind what I’ve read about this scripture but I had to go to the word so I can re-read it in it’s entirety. Once I done that I had peace but my flesh kept doubting and became worried. Understand family it’s not a bad thing if you find yourself in this state of a storm.
But just like Simon Jesus knew that Simon was going to go through it and that is why God said his name twice he wanted Simon to pay attention to what Jesus was saying. Don’t you know that when the enemy wants to test you don’t you know that he has to ask GOD first. And don’t’ you know God says I have prayed that your faith fail you not!
Satan wanted to test the disciples, hoping to bring them to spiritual ruins. Another example of Satan wanting to shift someone as wheat was Job, my God Job lost everything he lost his health, his wife was against him, his friends hated him everyone wanted him to curse God and die but yet in all of this Job said NO! I will not curse God I will stand to my belief and when it was over God blessed him a hundred fold for his trouble. See what most of us miss is that while Job was being tested Job continue to Thank God while he was in the darkness. See that is why God blessed HIM! Job could have waited until the darkness was over but he did not do that he thanked God while he was sifted as wheat.