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OJR

E PENT .AN

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&,

Sermon

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flrongefl

of

allifrael,and

leafl:likely

to

die. Here

is occlderet.

Now, did this m;;;

4

·3Cumc..eJt..

ftttiS:

No: (Sec the X X X I

I.

Verfe:)

for, at this they

finned yet more,

and went about

rhmfeekmg

neverthe fooner. It m.ull: be

mm occtderet eoJ, themfelveJ,

their ownc

[elves,

orit will not doe it.

Come then to themfelves,·and

(mite

themwith the

edge,

not with the

point,.

with the

edge,

to wound; aot witli the

point,

to difpatch out-right: will that lerve

~

Ct<m ca!deret eos,

when He·wormdedthem, wirh fome mortall fickndfe the mclfengcr

of death,_would they

feeke

Him. then

~

No : not then, not for all that, would they

>Chro.x~,u.

frametott. For,

f!.!!,.erebant med1Ct1m,

then.

I

f<1y, as

<..A

fa

fought

rmdrcos,

&

non

Deum :

Not, Go

o

and them; but them firlt, and let Go

o

fray till they be gone.

And, ti11 they give us over, and tell us plaindy,

occ£dmt

is now come indeed: no

fmiting

or

JVottnding

will fend us to

Jeeke.

So that, it is not either '

Cttm

Ser"-·•reteos,

or •

Crtm Serviret et!,

His

faving, orfervingus:

Nay it is nor,

l

C11m

occlderet alios,

or

4

Cttm c,.deret,

His

ki/lingot!Jcrs,

or

worending

111

with :my but our

deaths.tvoHnd,

will doe it.

,,,,

c~::aotcl..

Tandtm

then; when we are come to the very bll: calt, our fireJwth is crone our·

a'ml,wlJtclw

~

• '

I

fi

r

{i

11 d

d h

'

f

r

I "

"b

'

•Nefiat,

·

'i'ltltC cane pent, our •Cn esappa e ,an t epowerso ounou casnum

cas

our

fenfes : when

a

generall prolhation ofall our powers,and rhelhadow of death upon

our eyes :Then,fomerhmgwewould filyordoe,wluchlhouldlhnd for

ourfceking:

but

(I

doubt)itwill not ferve. This, is rhctime,

w~allow

GoD,

rofeeke

Him in.

Isrhisit

~

would we then

(eeke Him,

when we ate not incafe, rofeeke <my

thin~

elfe ~

Wouldweetrtrneto Him then, when wee are nor able

to

nunc

ourfclvcsi~

our

bed~

Or,

rife

early

to

{<eke Hi'!',

when wee are not ableio rife at all: Or

en.

tjilirl:

after Him, when our breath faileth us, and wee are nOt able to fpcake three

words

together~

Neither before, nor with, bur even at the e11d of

occideut?

No

houre, but the houre of

death~

No rime, bur when

He

taketh time from us, and us

!lr"•·

10 ·7:.

from it,

&

temptu nonerit arnplitM ?

What

fhall I

f.1y

~Shall

I

commend

thisfeeking,

tttrning, rifing, enq11iring

~

No :

I

cannot COillmcnd it, either in it fclfe,ol'to any.

I

commend it not.

.

.

Jhat that may be faid

is

this,and iris nothing.True: fome one or two ofathou-'

fand and ten thoufand, that have. How

then~

Shall we not therefore follow our in-

~c,y ~~

·

!i

firuction and

{eeke

Him

before~

Nay thcn,Somc

hAvejo11ndandneverfought:

Let us

not

feeke Him

at

all,

ifthat will hold. Thus it is: Some,going a journey,have found

a

purfe by the way:

It

were mad counfcll, to'advife us to leave oul' money behinde,

upon hope oflike hap in ours. No: this is fafe and good: Though fome one or two

have

found

and

nbt fought;

yet let us fccke for all that. Though fome one or two

have, then, fought, and found, yet let us

feeke

before. Though fome have found a

~f'Y

Jo.ir:

purfe in theirway,let us nottrull:ro like hap,but carry money with us. This is

apri.

<viedoore,

onfpeciall favour open rofome few. There lieth no way

by

them.

Thi>·

is

the ivay,

(yotl have heard)

Walke in

it,

and

yw

fba/1finderefl toyo11rJoules.

!As

nor

To fpeake thenoff.1fe[eeking, andfure finding,

I

f.1y (asAfaphfaith) tttsa

cHR/c.STs

'J(Jjiant.

Thistimeisnotrhe time CH"

Is

T

givethus :He allignethus an.

~;;;~.

0

'''

other.

Yea,

wee condemne ourfdves, in that we would feeke

tO

allow it our fdves.

If wee were put toir, to f.1y plainely;

Not, tul flee kill mec:

it would choake us.

We neither have hearrnor face, we would nor dare to anfwer fo; we dare nor avow

Manl1. 6 ·l3·

it. AndifitbeaNedic•nt,

itisaNef!ant.

The time of Go

os

q11~rite

is

Primum

qu~~~rite.

ThisCttmisthelafl:ofallourC~tl!/s;

allotherbeforcir.

FirH,

and

laft

ard!at

adoppifttum.

This is not it.

.

.

. _

·,

Nottbcac-

The rime

offeeking

Go

o

mufibCJMG-, fuch asts meet to be

remved.

Tlus, ts

crpcahlttimt.

not: Therefore(I hope) we willnotoffer it Go u. If we doe.; takeheed Hefcorne

Z3Ch.s

'·'~·

not this rime, as He cloth their

price,

in

Zachary: AgMdly time, that

I

J1ave afigned

l.hl.,.a,

me.

Take heed He fl:and notuponHis reputation (as in

M•lachi)

and bid us

olferolfr

fervice,

at this houre,

to anygreat man and[C,,_,.hether he will beconte"t with

it,and not

teject both us and our

fee

king,

then. Tlus,

IS

not ; cannot be bur

a

great

Ne jia;Jt;

'rooffer Go

o

that, no man is fo meanc,but would

take

in

evil! parr.

.

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