Reblog.

Jesus said to Peter, “Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat.” –Luke 22:31

After you get over the shocking idea that Satan can demand this kind of thing of the Lord, something I really don’t understand, you are left with the idea that he was allowed to “sift Peter like wheat.”
What does that mean?

There is a great lesson here, in the process of sifting. I wanted to ask a farmer, but as I don’t have one handy, I consulted google. 🙂 I found that there are two steps to the process…

Threshing
The first step in process of sifting wheat is to loosen the chaff from the edible grain, which is called threshing. The old fashioned way to do this is to spread the wheat onto a floor made from stone, concrete or tamped earth and to beat it with a flail. This is no…

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