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Sifted Wheat

  • The Lord said, 'Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have all of you, that he might sift you as wheat, but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn't fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers.' Luke 22:31 WEB

    Peter told Jesus that he was ready to go to prison and to die for Him if needed, which was a very bold statement. Then Jesus told Peter that satan had asked to test him, to sift him like wheat, to reveal what was inside of him. When they ground wheat to make flour, they would sift it to leave all the impurities behind.

    This is what satan wanted to reveal in Peter, the impurities, and one of the big ones was fear. Peter was soon going to deny that he even knew Jesus three times because he was afraid. Peter was not there when Jesus was crucified or entombed, because he was afraid.

    Jesus had told Peter, 'when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.' So Jesus knew that Peter was going to be tested for a season, and that Peter was going to fail the test. He wanted Peter to get back up, to continue on, and to strengthen the others, even though he had failed the test. Sometimes we are tested to reveal what is inside of us to ourselves. Peter did not know that much fear was inside of him, until after the test. Sifting strains out the bad, and brings the hidden things into plain view.

    Maybe in the past you have made a bold statement that you would serve God no matter what, then the what happened, and you failed. Get back up, keep going, continue on God's path. Jesus knew that it would happen before He called you, and while you were telling Him about it, but He called you just the same. He is not mad at you when you fail a test. We are all sifted like wheat.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for You know best and I choose to trust You with my life. Please strengthen me and make me stedfast. Draw my heart to You and light a fire within me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, fear is one of my biggies!
Sep 1
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckaredited: Sep 1

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, your such a blessing! Thanks for helping us along this path that can be so tough at times. May God bless you richly! ❤️

Sep 1
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Sep 1
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia.....God Bless.

Sep 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Sep 1
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 1
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen. Thank you Lord!!

Sep 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Fear is my biggest enemy but God is bigger than everything, Thank You Father! Amen.

Sep 1
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lynn!

Sep 1
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Sep 1
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

These words meant more to me than you will ever know...I really needed this reminder today. Like Peter, I've failed miserably.

Sep 1
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for Your peace and comfort today, Kathy!

Sep 1
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

God still loves you Kathy,....

Sep 1
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

We all have Kathy! Your in good company! Good news God Still Loves Us! He Loves You!

Sep 1
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

Sep 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

Sep 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You know me well, I humbly ask You to take away my fears and give me the peace and comfort I need. Be closer to us when we are tempted in Jesus name I pray. Amen. We wait on You oh Lord. 

Excellent reminder Pastor, God bless you. 

Sep 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 1
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you

Sep 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God give me endurance Amen

Sep 1
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Very nice Pastor....

Thanks and God Bless!

Sep 2
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!  Lord, please give me endurance, strength and patience, in Jesus name, Amen!

Sep 2
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Sep 6