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Sermon

andfAsTI

N G.

when the

trees

will flU in

trAv•ile,

andtheyandthee•rth (both)makcprofferto-

/.

ward, and give

pledges

inthm

bttds

and

bi~J!~mes,

of

fi'utt

that IS commmg, and will

follow in due time.

.

.

.

.

We are made thefe

ojfm

,chocYfe wh1ch we wlll; Ifwe w1ll keepe nme with the

h a ens

Now the

heavens

returne againe ro their

firll

degree: lt is

turning time in he

4•

:en~

If'with the

follies

of

hea_ven

(and them CHRIsT bidds us

!~~keto)

they know

Chlp.6••

~,

theii·

times

jufr and ju(lat tlus

mm

make thetr returne; the poore

(wallowes

and all:

And fo let

us~

that the

PropGet Icremie

upbr.1yd us not with them.

So,

whether wee

Icr.8.7.

willgocby

~eaven

and

thefowles

~f

heAven.;

or, by

eMtha~d

thefr:ms

of the

earth,

they all invite us to

t~edtfpcnfmon

of this

fea(on.

Yea, tf we w1ll giVe

ourf~uler

leave to keer;>e timew1th our

b1dzes, thetJmewe

take

phyjidu

for one, may be(tf we

will) allowed in like fort for the other : The

opemng

of the

yme

for both. Equall

· need is ofboth: if any

odd~,

on the

Joules

fide.

Nay it hath fo fallen out,that

Repentance, FA.fting,

and the

vay

feafon of the

yeare

(f~r

the moll: part) hit together. That of z:vnw,nhe mofif.1mous: by_rhe

fpringing up of

Ionb gourd,

wemayghdfe, what time lt :vas : v:re know

wh~t

nme

it is,

whengot~rds

fpnng. And, for our

Savtour

~H~

1

sT,Ifwewlll take up

Htsttme,

it is Cuppofed, He byd His al[o much about th1snme.

For~ whenthe,peopl~were

b

4

pti:ud,

then was CH

ll 1

s

~

al[owtththem,

as St.

Luke[alth

:

And1mm~d1ately L•~·P'·

of.,;

after His

Bapti(me,He

was

carrtedawAy :nto the

wtldmuf!e,~nd

therebegan Hts

fourty

dayes fajl.

Ex

emplum dedi vobr!,

A paternefor us; both for our

jAjf,

and for our

time

of it.

Itis true,

the~le//Jnt

faft

in the

Law,was

in Ti(ri,which anfwers our

September:

But then, take this withal!; when it was fo in

Tifri, Tifri

was with them theirjir:ft

'mo~~tth.

So they alfobegan their

repentance

with the

beginning

of the

ye.re.

·

And,take this bdides,that,in that

jirfl

moneth,

the

trttmpets

firft blafi of all, was

to affemble them to

th~ir

Kipher,

theirgreat

Repentance-day,

That

1

was theirfirft

woJke of all.

··

; Now

I

lhall tell you, how it was. Betweenethe

Faft

and the

Sahhoth,

it

is

well

"nowen, there was neere allyance,infomuch as the

F

4l

is called a

Sabhoth,

and both

are faid to be

fanEiijied. S•nelijie afaft

,as well as

Sanelijie the S•hhoth,

Their

Sahboth

lqd.•.r

t;

was the

(evcnth dAJ;

their

FaH

was the

feventh month.

And it may well be thought,

by

whom and when the

'Sa6both

was

removed

from the

feventh day

to the

ftrft;

by the

(ameperfons,

and at the fame

time,

was the

Faft

removed from the

(<venthmonthto

thefirft,

from

Tifri

to

Ni(•n

the

Jirft meneth

ofall. Now

Nifan

is allocalled

A

bib

of

the

firll

bringing forth fruits

init.

Now, inN

i(an,

was thetime whentheir

Pafcha/t Lambe

was

flaine

and

eat

m.

The

fame

u

•lfo

the time

ofthe

killing ofours

;

ofSt.

Iohn Baptifts L•mbe,the Lambe

DJ

God;

Ioh.

z..:;;

when CH

R I.sT

et<r Pajfeo'!lerwas

offered;

offeredfor

111

in

Sacrifice; offeredto

m

in

Sa.

r Coq,

r:

er~ment;

towhom St.

Iohn Baptift

will point us to takefpeciall notice of

Him,and

of

Huttmeboth.

. And

we,

now_ at this time,to Cet thofe

fowre herbes

and fee them come up,where•

llsod. u.t;

Wtth

thePajfeover

IS to be

wen;

which are nothing elfe but thefe

fruits

of

Repentance.

Now,to fet them; thar,then,wemay

gath~r

them

to

ferveus for

(awfe

to the

Pafchali

.cor.6.>!

L•mbe.

Thus every way, we may fay (with the

Apojlte)

Em, &c.

Beholdthil il the

due

fea~n,

Behold,now is the

convement time.

Now then,

Bring them forth.

.

th And,now all that hath beene fpoken would

~oo,

it might bringfonh but this;

. at,feemg the

11me

ferveth fo well, we can no way except to it we would not lltppe

lt.

If

we did but truly apprehend the words

zra ventura,

our

eye;

would not

jleepe,

nor

Pf 1

,

~~d <Jt-l~ds

flt•mber,nor

the

temples of our heads take

Any

reft,

till we had

t~ken

firaight

'

·•3•· 1:"'

f:

·t

With our felves, for the

when, when

it l11ould be; At what

ttme

we lhould not

t

{but todoeit; and nothing lhould lee us, but performeit once to purpofe, and

ea

e~

out felvesthisfmit; that, yet oncewelllily affure ourfclves, we are

m

good

earne ,and thatdone it is,and Cuch and fuch were the

fmits,

we had of it.

Y 4

Atime;