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Phii.,·.s·

Gal.f·7·

o.Tim+7·

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1

o

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Sermon

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to-us-ward, but this low of His, being

beteewd,

will make it

credible.

.

Now,our

faith

is made perfeCl: by

work.es,or T/Jell-doing

(faith

S.Iames)

it will therefore let us in a courfe of them. Of which, every venue is

a

ftadium,

and every

aB,

a

(hp

toward the end of our

race. !J3egimzing

atl,u.

militie,the

vertue ofthe firfl: letting ou.t :

Let tbefame mind be inyore,that11!

115

in

CHRIST

lEsus,

"ft!bohumbled Himfeife

:

And fo proceeding from

liertue

to

)lertue,

till we come to

patience.

and

perje11erance,that

keep

thegoleend.

Sofaith

S.Peter,ModicumpajJosperficiet,[ulfering

fomewhar,more or lelfe.

fome

cro(Sing,

if not

theCrojfe;

fome evil! report, though not

jhame.

fo:

and no otherwifewelball

come

to

our

raceend, uurfinall perfeEtion.

'

·

And,astherellmoveus,ifweA:andfl:ill,

tormme:

So, if

werrmne

already, thefe two

(Patience

and

Perfewrance) Patience

will make

us,for

all our

encounters~"';'""~-'""

(faith the

Apojlle

in the next verfe)

not

to

be

11 ed

ry .

Not in our

minds,

though in our

bodies

we be : And

Perjewrauce

IVili

rn~ke us~"'

,...

~,.:;.4,

not

to

faint

or

tire,

though the time feeme long and ne.

ver fo tedious : (Both thefe, in the Verfe following:) Bur, hold onour

courfe till we finilb it, even till we come to Him, who was not only

.,1

11

;

thor

but

Finifoer;

who held out, till Hee came to

[onfummatum eft.

And

·fo muftwefinilb,

notfladium, butdolich1em:

notlike thofe, of whom it

was faid,

Currebatir bene,

ye did well for a flare; but like our

Apofll~

that

faid (and [aid truly) of himfelfe,

Curfum conjimrma)li, Iha11efinifh;dmJ

courfe, I ha11e h-eld out to the rvery end.

3 Thatwc

And in this,

isthePraxir

of

ourfirfl:tl;eorieorjightof ourlolie.

But

faint not.

ourlo11ewithouthopeis but faint : That then, with better heart

wee

may

thus doe, and bellirre our felves,it will not be amilfe, once more to lift

up

our

eyes,

and the

fecond time

to

look.e on Htm.

We have not yet feene the

end:

the

Croffe

is not the

end

:

There is a

better end

than fo,

And

u

fit dow11e

in t/;e throne.

As the

Prophet

faw Him,we have feene Him : in fuch

cafe,

as wee were ready to

hide our faces,

at

Him,

and His

fight.

Hereisa

.Yob.

~- -

1

~;

mw fight:

astheE11angeiijtfawHim, fowenow may : even His

glory

as

b

Ioh.t9·S·

the

a

glory of

t~e

only begotten Sonne of

Go o.

b

Ecce homo, Pil.Jte'sfight

we

, 1oh.zMS.

have feene:

c

Ecce 'DominM

&

Desu nzezu,S.

17;omM's

fight,w~

now lhall.

The former, in

HishangingontheCrojfe,thebeginningofour f aith.

This

latter,

fitting on the throne,

the

confummation of it.

·

Wherein, there is an ample matter

ofhope,as

before of

lo)le;

all being

turned in and out.

He.fits

now at eafe, that before

lmng inpaine.

Now,

M

at/;rone,that

before

011

the [rojfe.

Now,at

God'sright

b?tnd,that beforeatS<·

Zach-3-t•

tan's left.

(So

Zaclwy

Et

whim :

Satan on

Hu

rightband,andthen

mull:~e

be on

Sa4ans left.)

All changed :

Hu Crojfe,into eafe;

His

fhame)nto

glone.

Glorie

and

rest, rest andglorie,

are two things that meet not herem

our world. The

glorioM

life harh not the

moft quiet;

and the

quiet

life

IS

(for the mollpart)

inglorio1u.

Hee that will

haveglorie

mufimake ac·

.

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