John says of Jesus:

Mat 3:12  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

While Jesus says of Satan:

Luk 22:31  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

Did Jesus and Satan do the same work of God by sifting the saints?

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    Not sure why there's a downvote - it's a valid question. Is Satan always at cross-purposes with God or does God in His sovereignty use Satan as He uses other creatures, despite their own evil intent? Paul also tells the Corinthians to "hand this [incestuous] man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord" (1 Cor. 5:5). Sounds like topic worth discussing. That said, since the answer probably involves a theological decision between determinism and free will, it might be better asked on Christianity SE. May 23 '18 at 14:37
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    Christ seems to be sifting evildoers (by separating them from the faithful). Satan's seems to be sifting the faithful (by seeking to destroy them).
    – Lucian
    May 24 '18 at 1:26

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