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Sermon,. ,

{

OfthePAssiON.

185

P

t eo

beedelhiffa

oft, and broken ofhis

reft

:

and hee thatloveth his

com

Jr~·

.

h

d" .

f:

a

f

cafe

better, mu!'c be content Wit a meane_ con

m

on arre 1ort o

glory.

Fleere

then thefe meet nor

i

there

(our

bope

ts) they

fhall :

even both meet

·

ether ;nd

ulor•andrefl kij]eeac/,tl>eotber:

SotheProphetcallethita

E&.ll.to~

cog

,

o

-'

glo~~

:te·

right

lwzd

addeth yet

a

~egree

further.

Fl.lr,

Jexteraeft

f4YS

potior.

So that, ifthere be any

refl

more

eafte,

or any

glory

mo~~~l~nous~

than other there;it is on that

·hand,

on that

fide;

and He placed m tt,m the

belt, in

ch;chie(ejl,th;

fulneffe ofrhein both. At Go

o'~ rig/1~ ba~d

is not

onely

power; power;

whil_e

we~

bee he_re to protett us

w~th

Hts

mzg1Jt

ou~ward,and

to fupport usWtth Hts

grace

m

"""Ward :

but at

Hu

ngh~ l1an~

alfo

u-

tllt[ulne!Je ofjoy,for e'rier

(faith the

'Pfalme:)

Ioy;and the

fulneffi

offoy,and

Pfal.

16.

H~

the

fi4lneffe

ofit

for

e~ermore.

. .

.

.

.

This is meant

by

lm

Se4t at tne ng/,t l1and on t!Je Thro11e.

And the Came

IS

our

blejfed bope

alfo, that it is not His

pia'!! only,

and none but His; but e–

ven

ours

in

expeElation

alfo. The

lol!e

ofhis

Crofle,

is tops a

pledge

ofthe

1

1

ope of!Jis tbroue,

or whatfoever elfe,He hath or is worth, J:or,ifGo.o have

given

US CHRIST;

and

CH

R

IS

T

thus

gi"l>en himfelft,

What bath

GoD,

er

CH R1

sr,they will

deny

m!

It

is

the.A"poftie's

oWnededuCl:ion.

Rom.

8 •

32

~

To put it out ofall doubt: heare wee His owne promife, that never

brake his word.

To!Jimtbat oliercommetb, willl.gi'lleto}it--witT,meeinmy

Apoc-3-•r:

Throne.

Where to fie, is the fulneffe of our defire, the end ofour race

·

omniainomnlbtu:

and further we cannot goe.

Of

a

joy

fet

before

Him,w~

fpoke yer-while : here is now a

joyJet before

m;

another manner

joy

than

was before

Him :

The

1JJorft

was

Jet before Him;

the

better;before

m:

and

~~~ro~~

.

Thus

doe

thefe two

t!Jeorles

(

o~

figiJts)

eh;one worke to

lo'lle

,th'other to

hope;

both to thewell performing of our

courje,

that in this

17Jeater,

be–

tween the

Saints

joyfully beholding us in our race, and

C

H K 1

sTat our

end ready to receive us, wee may fulfil! our

courfe witb ioy,

and

be

parta~

kers ofthe

bleffid refl

ofHis

mofl:glorioiUThoile_.

Let

tis

nowmrne to

Him,

!lnd be!eech

Him

by

the

fig

M:

of

tMr day, by

Hunfelfe

(firfl:) and by hts

[rojJe

and

'fllrone

b8th (both which he hath fee

before us, th'one to

a-wake

our

lo'lle,

the otherco

quicken

our

hope)

that we

may this day and

eve~,

lift up our

eyes

and hearts;thatWee may, this

-day

and ever,

carry

them

m

our

eyes

and

heart1looke

up

to

them both: fo

look.e

that

wee

may

lo'lle

the "one, and

wait

and

hope

for the other :

[o lo"Ve

and .

fo

hope,

that by :hem

both

we

may

mo"Ve,

and

thacJwijtly,

even

~unne

to

Him;

and

r~nnmg

not

faint,

but fo confl:antly

runne,

that vvee faile not

li-

' naHy to

attame

the happy fruition of

Him(elfo,

and ofthe

joy

and

Olory

of

Htoblejfed tl>rone:

thacfo

we may find and feeleHim as this day here, the

¥1Luthdou:,i.

fo,

i~

that day, there, the

Finijher ofonr Faitb,

bj

the fame

out

- or

-'':/us_

~hrlft

.

Mnen.

.

.

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