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Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Sifting

But Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore, He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.  (Hebrews 7:24-25)

Just before the mob arrested Jesus and subsequently crucified Him, Jesus said to Peter: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail. (Luke 22:31-32)

Peter is not the only person Satan has ever picked on. The Serpent’s plan has always been – since the Garden of Eden – to destroy as many of God’s children as he can.

Don’t think you’re alone in your wilderness. Satan may have demanded permission sift you like wheat, but your High Priest Jesus is praying for you. Even now as you read this.

Be encouraged. The omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent Lord of Creation not only knows your struggle, He is there with you in your struggle, guiding you, protecting you, interceding for you that your faith not fail – but rather be strengthened.

As hard as it might seem at the moment, keep drawing near to Him, even if it is inches at a time. Trust your Savior. He has not deserted you.

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