And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: Luke 22:31
Jesus warned Peter that Satan was looking to destroy him. Now lets think about who Peter is, he is a disciple of Christ who is in the inner circle of Jesus. Peter is the one Jesus calls to lead the assembly of his “Church” However this is not stopping Satan from going after Peter!
So examine yourself now, don’t think or believe that Satan cant get to you also. If you’re a Christian and walking with The Lord, Satan wants to destroy you! If your unsaved your probably already destroying yourself with sin. God tells us Satan is like a roaring lion looking to devour us (1 Peter 5:8)
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22:32
Jesus prayed for Peter that he would overcome the temptations of Satan, he also prayed that Peters faith would strengthen the rest of the disciples. Are you praying for your family? Praying for your neighbors? Praying for your Church and Pastor? Even praying for your enemies as Jesus instructed us?
We need to be praying for one another because we are in a spiritual battle not a physical one. You cant win this war weapons or might, you can only win this war with the blood of Jesus Christ
And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. Luke 22:33-34
Peter had good intentions, he believed his faith was strong and he would never fail The Lord. But we know the story, Peters fear may him deny Christ three times. Satan struck Peters heart with fear and self-preservation.
However we also know Jesus didn’t give up on Peter, even when he failed him, Jesus greeted Peter with open arms. This is a war where many souls will be lost, the good news is we have a Savior who loves us and give us victory Amen!