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PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES: Device 4. By presenting to the soul the best men's sins, and by hiding from the soul their virtues

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By Thomas Brooks, (1608 - 1680) SATAN'S DEVICES TO DRAW THE SOUL TO SIN [12 devices and their remedies] DEVICE 4. By presenting to the soul the best men's sins, and by hiding from the soul their virtues; by showing the soul their sins, and by hiding from the soul their sorrows and repentance: as by setting before the soul the adultery of David, the pride of Hezekiah, the impatience of Job, the drunkenness of Noah, the blasphemy of Peter, etc., and by hiding from the soul the tears, the sighs, the groans, the meltings, the humblings, and repentings of these precious souls. Remedy (1). The first remedy against this device of Satan is, seriously to consider, That the Spirit of the Lord has been as careful to note the saints' rising by repentance out of sin, as he has to note their falling into sins. David falls fearfully—but by repentance he rises sweetly. 'Blot out my transgressions, wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, cleanse me from my sin; for I acknowledge m

PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES: DEVICE 3. BY EXTENUATING AND LESSENING OF SIN

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Source:  Truth for Life - Little Sins By Thomas Brooks, (1608 - 1680) SATAN'S DEVICES TO DRAW THE SOUL TO SIN [12 devices and their remedies] DEVICE 3. BY EXTENUATING AND LESSENING OF SIN Ah! says Satan, it is but a little pride, a little worldliness, a little uncleanness, a little drunkenness, etc. As Lot said of Zoar, "It is but a little one, and my soul shall live" (Gen. 19:20). Alas! says Satan, it is but a very little sin that you stick so at. You may commit it without any danger to your soul. It is but a little one; you may commit it, and yet your soul shall live. Remedy (1). First, Solemnly consider, that those sins which we are apt to account small, have brought upon men the greatest wrath of God, as the eating of an apple, gathering a few sticks on the Sabbath day, and touching of the ark. Oh! the dreadful wrath that these sins brought down upon the heads and hearts of men! The least sin is contrary to the law of God, the nature of God, the being

PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES: DEVICE 2. BY PAINTING SIN WITH VIRTUE'S COLORS

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Wikipedia By Thomas Brooks, (1608 - 1680) SATAN'S DEVICES TO DRAW THE SOUL TO SIN [12 devices and their remedies] DEVICE 2. BY PAINTING SIN WITH VIRTUE'S COLORS. Satan knows that if he would present sin in its own nature and dress, the soul would rather fly from it than yield to it; and therefore he presents it unto us, not in its own proper colors—but painted and gilded over with the name and show of virtue, that we may the more easily be overcome by it, and take the more pleasure in committing of it. PRIDE, he presents to the soul under the name and notion of neatness and cleanliness; and COVETOUSNESS (which the apostle condemns for idolatry) to be but good business; and DRUNKENNESS to be good fellowship, and RIOTOUSNESS under the name and notion of liberality, and WANTONNESS as a trick of youth. Remedy (1). Consider that sin is never a whit the less filthy, vile, and abominable—by its being colored and painted with virtue's colors. A poisonous pill is nev

PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES: DEVICE 1. TO PRESENT THE BAIT AND HIDE THE HOOK

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By Thomas Brooks, (1608 - 1680) SATAN'S DEVICES TO DRAW THE SOUL TO SIN [12 devices and their remedies] DEVICE 1. TO PRESENT THE BAIT AND HIDE THE HOOK Satan's first device to draw the soul into sin is, to present the bait—and hide the hook; to present the golden cup—and hide the poison; to present the sweet, the pleasure, and the profit that may flow in upon the soul by yielding to sin—and to hide from the soul the wrath and misery that will certainly follow the committing of sin. By this device he deceived our first parents, "And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die—for God does know, that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened; and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Gen. 3:4-5). Your eyes shall he opened, and you shall be as gods! Here is the bait, the sweet, the pleasure, the profit. Oh—but he hides the hook—the shame, the wrath, and the loss that would certainly follow! There is an opening of the e

PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES: The Proof of the Point

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Vipera berus -  Wikipedia By Thomas Brooks, (1608 - 1680) "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us--for we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11 THE PROOF OF THE POINT For the proof of the point, take these few Scriptures: (Eph. 6:11), "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." The Greek word that is here rendered "wiles," is a notable emphatic word. (1) It signifies such snares as are laid behind one, such treacheries as come upon one's back by surprise, it notes the methods or waylayings of that old subtle serpent, who, like Dan's adder "in the path," bites the heels of passengers, and thereby transfuses his venom to the head and heart (Gen. 49:17). The word signifies an ambush or stratagem of war, whereby the enemy sets upon a man at unawares. (2) It signifies such snares as are set to catch one in one's road. A man walks in his road, and thinks no

PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES: Introduction

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By Thomas Brooks, (1608 - 1680) "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us--for we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11 INTRODUCTION ( Scripture Text: 2 Corinthians, Chapter 2 , verses 5-11 ) In the fifth verse, the apostle shows, that the incestuous person had by his incest saddened those precious souls who God would not have saddened. Souls who walk sinfully are Hazaels to the godly (2 Kings 8:12-15), and draw many sighs and tears from them. Jeremiah weeps in secret for Judah's sins (Jer. 9:1); and Paul cannot speak of the belly-gods with dry eyes (Phil. 3:18, 19). And Lot's righteous soul was burdened, vexed and racked by the filthy Sodomites (2 Peter 2:7, 8). Every sinful Sodomite was a Hazael to his eyes, a Hadadrimmon to his heart (Zech. 12:11). Gracious souls use to mourn for other men's sins as well as their own, and for their souls and sins who make a mock of sin, and a jest of damning their own souls. Guilt or grief is all that

Recommended Sermon: God's View of Women Preachers

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By Rev. G.I. Williamson - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 14:33-40 (KJV) 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians - The Solemn Conclusion

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By Rev. G.I. Williamson - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 16:21-24 (KJV) 21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. Psalm 69 - Wikipedia

1 Corinthians - Dealing With Practical Matters

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By Rev. G.I. Williamson - Posted at Sermon Audio: Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 16:5-20 (KJV) 5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. 7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. 12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have conveni

1 Corinthians - Now About The Collection

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By Rev. G.I. Williamson - Posted at Sermon Audio: Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (KJV) 16 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

1 Corinthians - The Bodily Resurrection

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By Rev. G.I. Williamson - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 15 Wikipedia

1 Corinthians - Charismatic Gifts

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By Rev. G.I. Williamson - Posted at Sermon Audio: The Primary Thing The One and the Many The Analogy Drawing Out the Implications Understanding the Difference Working It Out in Practice Confidence While in Distress

Recommended Sermon: Destruction Must Precede Reformation

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By Rev. Andrew Quigley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Judges 6 (KJV) 6 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds. 3 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; 4 And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. 5 For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it. 6 And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the chil