The title says it all, but to some it’s not, why?
Here is an example of Peter. Peter was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He followed Jesus everywhere until the day He got arrested.
Luke 22:32-34 (NIV)
32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”
34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”
Jesus wanted Peter to be strong, but Jesus knew he wouldn’t be. Even though Peter replied he would to prison and to death. Lets see what happens.
Peter’s 1st denial:
John 18:17 (NIV)
17 “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter.
He replied, “I am not.”
Peter’s 2nd & 3rd denial:
John 18:25-27 (NIV)
25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”
He denied it, saying, “I am not.”
26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.
Peter did exactly what Jesus said he was going to do. Why would he deny Jesus after following him?
Now in today’s world, sure we say we are followers of Christ, just like Peter, but are we going to be strong enough to stand up against the Anti-Christ when it comes down to it?
The Strong Christians will know the wolves in sheep clothing. Let’s have faith that we will all know the truth when it comes down to it.