We can see that Apostle Peter, wanted to follow Jesus, that’s why he asked where He was going!…However for his surprise, he heard something that was unexpected!… “You can’t follow me!..”
Many are those who want to follow Jesus, obey and please Him. They even say with their mouths:My Lord, my Father, my life is yours…Peter said the same:”I’lay down my life for you!”
When Peter said that, was he lying? I don’t believe so. The truth is that in the “H” moment, meaning, where he had to stand for his faith and for the Lord, he couldn’t!…He wasn’t that strong after all. His faith was emotional, and fear kicked in, so that he denied Jesus three times!..
He lacked the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, makes us strong, bold, courageous, unemotional, with a supernatural faith!...Perhaps you are sincere in your faith, you want to please God, but when the temptation comes, your flesh prevails and you end up giving in to your own desires and cravings.
That’s why we are in this Fast of 40 days, to be renewed by the Holy Spirit ( Those who have it already), to have an encounter with God and to be baptised in the Holy Spirit (Those who still don’t have it).
Many have been denying Jesus with their actions, behaviour and character, even though they say the opposite.
Make no mistake!…Without the Holy Spirit, the rooster will crow for you!.
36 Simon Peter asked, “Master, just where are you going?”
Jesus answered, “You can’t now follow me where I’m going. You will follow later.”
37 “Master,” said Peter, “why can’t I follow now? I’ll lay down my life for you!”
38 “Really? You’ll lay down your life for me? The truth is that before the rooster crows, you’ll deny me three times.”