2020 – SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER
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.
YOU ARE CALLED SIMON
One of the common meanings of the name Simon – is a reed.
Easily blown around by every influence and circumstance.
SATAN HAS ASKED FOR YOU
Satan knew Simon’s destiny and wanted to stop it.
Satan needed God’s permission to attempt to destroy Peter’s future. Permission granted.
THE SIFTING HAS BEGUN
Sifting seasons reveal the reeds growing in God’s garden.
They are allowed by God to sift and strengthen us, to do His will.
YOUR FAITH WILL NOT FAIL
God has great faith in you.
Stand in your faith in God.
Don’t let failure destroy you.
WHEN YOU RETURN
Failure is simply the refusal to return to the love of your God.
Return to the Lord by humbling yourself.
Get forgiven and cleansed and listen to His voice.
YOUR NEW NAME IS PETER
God wants to speak your new name over you.
FROM REED TO ROCK
You are now Peter – the rock.
FROM SELF TO SERVING
Now go and serve your brethren.
SIFTING SORTS THE MEN FROM THE BOYS