“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.” But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.” Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.””
-Peter the rock; an apostle of Jesus Christ, gradually backslide and denied Jesus. His faith was tested by the devil, and he exhibited self confidence to accompany Jesus during His trial and death. The Bible reminds us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Jesus knew that the temptation was not easy and He prayed for Peter. Matthew 26:41 reminds us to pray that we may not fall into temptations, for the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Peter followed his canal mind and openly denied Jesus. These are some of the regressive steps of a backsliding soul. Most times is happens so fast that one does not realize until the rooster crows, three times.
Lord Jesus You are our Sure Foundation, our Savior, our Almighty Father. You deserve all the glory, You deserve all the honor, You deserve all the praise and thanksgiving. We are calling You to intervene in every situation in our lives. May You cover us with Your precious blood that speaks better things than that of Abel. We deny satan and follow You Jesus. May You intercede for us our loving Advocate from every accusation against us. May You fight all our battles dear Jesus. No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper and no tongue that have been raised against us in judgement shall prevail. May You vindicate us from all our trials and tribulations. May You pray for us dear Jesus that we may not fall into temptations and that we may not loose faith. We agree that we have victory in You here in earth which shall be established in heaven. Thank You Jehovah for loving us and for choosing us to serve You. May You bless us and all our family members. May You bless all the orphans, widows and street families. May You bless our nation and all nations of the world, and give us peace. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives and we shall dwell in Your house Lord forever. Amen
Further reading: Matthew 10:33
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