Have you ever thought about what it would have been like to have walked the dusty roads with Jesus? Jesus knew where He was going and who He would come In contact with as He traveled. He told Peter to watch out and be careful, He told him that the devil desired to sift him as wheat.
Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat:
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. You would think that Peter would have been grateful and said thank you Lord for warning me of the danger that I’m headed for. That’s not what happened at all; Peter told the Lord how he was prepared to go to prison and if need be he would die.
Luke 22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. The Lord said, “No Peter, that’s not the way it will be; this is what you will do.
Luke 22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. And that is exactly what happened. Peter, instead of going to prison says I don’t even know who Jesus is. You and I were not living back in those days and we didn’t walk side by side with Jesus like Peter did. If you have asked the Lord Jesus to forgive you of your sins then the Holy Spirit is living within your heart. His job is to tell us, guide us and teach us of things to avoid as we go through life.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Sure it’s easy to look back at Peter and say “if that had been me and I had seen all that Peter had seen I would have avoided all that he did.” It’s always easy to look back, know the truth and then tell what we would have done. What about the here and now? The Holy Spirit living within the Child of God and we still act and do as Peter did. Have you ever said this “I’ll never _____!” and then you did what you said you would never do. That’s what happened that day when Peter voiced his thoughts. He never intended do or say what he did and he meant what he said at the time. There just wasn’t any pressure on him at the time. Be careful because Satan wants you too.
Joh 10: 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: