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Sermonz..

a_nd

FAsT

1

Nu.

vedthis.

Fafly;may

(ometimes: and

thenf4Ji'in$,

lookeyou fall not into

bypo-

iji

And as in that fo mrh1s: Goeyemay,fomwmes : Only, Whenyegoe fee

~~;~aine

fromftnne,

;nd then

~oe

and fpare nor.

0

ut ofwhich match ofrhefe r;,.,o,

F

aft.;

and warrc, we

may

uf~J1•g_her.

,

.

.

' It

is

no telfe ufuall with the

Prophets

,to fay

Sanc7ijicatepnel1um(

a~

Joe{

3.

)thln to

fa

Sanc1ijicabo jejuniutn. (Ioel_z:)Sanc1tfie

a

rvar

,as well as a

faft.And

m

another

,c~

...

ro

1I 1.9 : :

r,

Y'

te

mamt•

veftrtU hodie Do111mo,

confecrate your hands,tlus day unto the

L

o a n: Illatld'·' r.

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4

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rr.

xa

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9•

·

W~ieh

fl

1

eweth,

war

IS not

10

lccu ar a matter, ut t aF it at 1 ot 1 ·

!S

aw; u

ne/J e

·

d

hisbolinejfe:

and that the very

hands.may

be

famdor hallowed, by

fighnng f01ne ,

,; ,.

~n

ttels And therefOt'e,in

theca/enderofsaints,

we

have ngrninated, not

Abel,En•ch,

i.

,

a~d ~ea!

one, men of peace and devotion, who fpent theirrime in prayer·and fer-

~,{.~~;.

1

;

.

viceofG

0

o:

Bu.t

Gtdeon, Iepbe, Samfon,

wonhies and

m~n.ofw~r,

wJ1o(fairh the

,j{po.ftle) thr011ghfaith were

valia~ti~

battel{,

4ndthrough f,aitb put toflight the armies-

Vcric

p.34:

~r

Aliens. wam

therefore harh h1s t1meand

commijlrm

from Go

o.

Secondly,

I

adde that this kind ofwar; Not only

~e(enftve

war,but uffenjive

too;

bath his

wpen.

And that, out ofthis very

Text:whteh

IS (If

wemarke well)not when

they

c~me

forth

~airi!l:

thce

1

but

wbenthoNgoeftforthagainfl tbem;nwi<f!a•:?·m([:;.y

the

i

seventy)

to

invadt,or anmy

them. Both rhefe .have their time: fhefouiler to

main<

taine8urright:

thelatrer,

toavengeo!'r wrong.

Byboththefewaycs, doth GoD

fend His people forth: Both have warrant.

·, Before

Mofes: AbrahA..m:s

warre; to

G<n r 4

r

4 :

·

refcueLot his ally, was

De(e'!five

and

Lawful!: Iacob's

w.a(re, to win from

~he

Amo-

Gen 48 ..,,

rite

by

hisfword

and

bow, Of{erift"!e

and

Law[l'll

too.. Vnder

Mo(is

.,

Theiwar agaib.!l:

E d

8

Arnalek,who

cameOI.tt again(t them:

and

tht:warre agairi!l:'<.Madian, agfin!l: who'm'

N'u:,.;~

.•."

they

wentfort b,

to

wreaketbemfelvesfBr tbejin11e of Peor;

both la\vfitll. After

Mo-

fes;

King

DAvid,

in the

ba~tell

of

Pa{-dawtmm

kee.pmg

~heenem1~

from.

t~en

gqtes; ,

Ch•a. "·' !·

In the battell of

G

tth,

feekmg the enem1e at h1s owne

!i'at~s,

and glVIng.lum battell· •

Chtan.•a.•.

in

his

owneterritory.

And thiS; as good

,Lpw: Co Jigredere,& eompelle eoitntrare;

Luke , 4 'l·

Gge forth, and eompe!lthem to come in,

is

good

Gojpc!Jroo.

So thaq warre, and this

kinde ofwarre bath hiscommillion.

, ..

<

Thirdly :And to frrengthen the hands ofour men ofwariYet funher.As

war,

and

Togoeforth to war;

Again.fr our enemies,any enemies, whether forren foes, or rebel.

Jious

Cub

jeers:

So;ofall enemies,again!l: the lanerfolgain!l:-them

togaforth,hath

ever

beene counted mofi jufiand lawfull.Many

Commifions

are upon record in the law,of

journeyes in this kind. Again!l:the tribe of

Rwbe,.

,

for erecting them

an Altar

,bdide.

Iaf.>•.,

i:

that

ofMo(ts:

And,rhar haveth1:fe ofours done too. Again!l: the tribe of

Benjamin,

Iud~

.. io .•:

for a barbarous,andbruti01 outrage committed at

Gibea:

And, that,have thefe too;

And not one,bur many.Againll:

Seba,for

blowing

:i

rn,unpet and crying,f\'

opart have

sam.>o. '· ;

wem

David,no inheritance in thefon of Ifai :

And, fo far hath tl-ieir madneile procee-

ded. And the

GofPell

is nor behind neither. Againll: them that fend word,N

olt~mm

bunt

Luke

•9·•4·•1,

regnare[uper nos,producite

&

occldite

(faith our

Savio11r

CH

R

r s

T

Himfelfe.) In ef-

~eCl:,thefe

fay

a~

much as

NolumH<

:andas much may be faid and done to them. Nay,

1fonce he fay,no

part inDavid;ifhe

were

Abfalom,or Adoniah

(ofthebloud royall)he

1

King.•·•i,; ·

hatbjjokentbat wordagainft bu owne life;

Much m<>re,tfbut fuch

a

one as

Seba

the,fon

of

Btchn.And

yer,even he was nothing fo deepe

as

this. For,neither had King

David

vouchfafed him'any favour,any time b:fore;neither offered him peace, or ro receive

h•m to grace,after he had

lift up hi; heele

again!t him. But here,here have been divers

Pr!~cely

favours vouchfafed,and moll: unkindly rejected: meanes of Clcmencie ma-

ny

~lmes

moll: gracioufiy offered, and moll: ung1'acioufiy refufed: yea, faith fallified,

~nU

expectation deluded;

con~empt ~pon

comem_pr heaped up, th:ir th.e meafure_ is

u • Thefe then are the enern1es agamll:, and, Th1s the time

when.

When; not only

~~tay,

but mull:, and that, not with Go

o's

leave only . but with

His

liking and

u ficom,.m•ffion,

Goe forth

in this caufe. Sothar· warre

is

l~wfull:

and this kiride;

to

ghoe

/'

1

:

a_ndagain!l: thcfe enemies, mollJ'uil

a~d

rrtofi lawful!, At this time againll:

t e.eenem

· ·

·

ii

.

j-

•es,1t

~~a

warre fanctified, they

ih~ll i:onfecr.at~

their hands,

they lball

pu.

an

pr.e

14

D01n1m,

that fight againftthctn. So much for the

Commifion.

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