Test your faith in God – Prayer for July 24. Praise the Lord, everybody. It doesn’t matter who you are in Christ; the devil will want to see what you’re made of. So test your faith in God.
Bible Verse for Today
“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.” (Luke 22:31-32)
The above scripture is very significant. Here Jesus is letting Peter know that he is about to go through some major league testing of his faith by the enemy.
He also told Peter that his faith would falter during that testing, but, in the end, he would return to his faith in Jesus stronger than ever. And that then he should use his newfound strength to strengthen his brothers in Christ.
Today, you look around at a falling nation and a church under attack. It is easy to see that the enemy is sifting the body of Christ in the world as wheat.
Satan has sifted us by separating it into denominations and false doctrines like faith and prosperity that have caused many to compromise their beliefs while others have completely fallen away, caught up in the mudslide of political correctness that is inundating the Church.
The political correctness of the world cannot work in the body of Christ. Christians cannot be afraid to call sin, sin for fear of offending somebody. They are not elected officials running for office. They are Christians called to a life of holiness and elected by God. So if the whole world decides that homosexuality is acceptable, Christians then must stand alone proclaiming what the word of God says about it, popular or not.
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The good news is that Jesus has prayed for us. So, no matter how dark things get or what the enemy throws at us, those who endure to the end and faint not will come back stronger than ever. And they will be able to help bare the infirmities of weaker ones.
So, don’t get caught up in the tsunami the enemy unleashed in these final days, and hold on. Don’t hesitate when the enemy tests your faith in God.
Remember, Jesus has prayed for His Church, and you can’t do any better than that. God bless you all.
Test your Faith in God Prayer for Today
Father God, I pray that we will stand on your word when the enemy is “sifting” us. I pray that our faith also will not fail us and that every trial and every tribulation will make us stronger in our faith. We may be a blessing to our brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Also read: Prayer for July 23