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Precious Remedies 15 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 15 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Our midweek study is a book by Thomas Brooks called "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices". Brooks was an English Puritan, born in 1608. He wrote to expose Satan's clever ways and to help us overcome them by grace. At the moment, we're in Part III of the Book--"The devices Satan has to keep souls in a sad, doubting, and questioning condition". In other words, how he keeps us from the assurance of salvation. The "device" we'll take up tonight is "Satan suggests to the soul that it is not [saved] because it cannot rejoice in Christ as it once did". What does he mean by this? He tells us: "Satan says--`You knew a time when your heart rejoiced in Christ; it was full of joy and comfort. But now, how you are fallen in joy and comfort! Therefore, you are not saved; you deceived yourself when you thought you were, for if you were, your joy and comfort would have continued'" You have to give the devil his due! Much of what he says is true. The early Christian life is often marked by stirring of great joy. Every believer knows a time when he joyed in Christ; when he "danced before the Lord with all his might". But many of us no longer feel the joys and comforts we once had. We deplore ... More >>>

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