(Jesus speaking) “Peter, my dear friend, listen to what I’m about to tell you. Satan has obtained permission to come and sift you all like wheat and test your faith.
“But I have prayed for you …that you would stay faithful to me no matter what comes...” (Luke 22:31-32 TPT)
Read it again, “… Satan has obtained permission to come and sift you ALL like wheat and test your faith!”
FYI, ‘all‘ isn’t just the 12 Apostles, or the 72, or even the 500. All is all. All is US! And just like he did for Peter, Jesus has prayed for US too, “So with deep love, I pray for my disciples. I’m not asking on behalf of the unbelieving world, but for those who belong to you, those you have given me. For all who belong to me now belong to you. And all who belong to you now belong to me as well, and my glory is revealed through their surrendered lives.” (John 17:9-10 TPT)
Bottom line: In order to test our faith in GOD, we are being (constantly) sifted to see whether we will surrender to GOD’s will or choose our own. And if we do surrender to GOD and do what He wants, ’then’ the glory of Jesus will be revealed to a sick and dying world!
No pressure … Lord, HELP! ❤️🙏🏻❤️