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Sermon

I.

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the third is yet beyond both thefe:moreworrh

thekno..ing,

more worthy

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1

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H.

Wh ·

b"

r

b<>tctfDrb

ourat~ompt:

deal

at 111mOreaomtntonover

tm.

ete,aswe_ e1ore

1

ayd,one

dwbbatbno

thin

it was to

ri{eagaine,

anorherro

dy_e '!omore :

fo fay we now; 1t1s one thing

n

1

t

more

domini~

dg. another

not tobeunderthedo!IJtmonof death _: FordeAth,anddeathsdominim

'""b'"''

to

~~

0

differe~t

rhin"S·

Death

it

felfe is nothing

elfe,

butthe verie fepara-

a:e

f the life from"rhe body

:

deaths dominion,

a thing of farre larger exrenr.

~o~vhich

word (of

dominion)

the

v!pojlle

would have us to conceive of_

death,

as of

ry

reatLoll

D

havingfomelargeStgmorte: Even as three feverall times (in the

v

.- -.

,omeg

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h

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1

'fJ

h

r

"·'4-•

Chapter

before, hee faith)

Regnavit

m~rs,ueAt ret~neu;asl

ueat .

were 10memighty

,

7 ,

t.Monar~h

having fome great

dommtons

underh1m. Andfo1t 1s: For looke how

!!,

·many

dJ11gm,

how many

difeafes!forrower, &alamities, miferies

there be

~f

this mor·

tall life; how many

patnes,

pm~s,

{nares

of

death;

fo m_any

feverallprovmc~s

are

there of this

dominion.

In all wh1ch, or fomeof them,wh1le_we hve we lhll are un.

der the jurifdicHon and arreft of

death,

all the dayes of our hfe. And fay that wee:

fcape them all, and

non~

of themhappen to us, yet live we fiill

und~r

feare of them;

_ _

and that is

deaths dommion

too.

For bee

IS

(as

lob

calleth htm)

Rex pavom,

lob

•'· '-tl

King offeare.

And, when wee are out ofthislife too; unlelfe wee percaine to

c

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1

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T

and HisRefurreflion,weearenotout of his

dominion

neither. For

He'O

-

it felfe is

(mmd4

mors

(fo _termed, by

St.Ioh~J)

the

[e&onddwh,

or fecond part

of

Apo<.•:~~t

deaths dom1111011.

- -·-

Now, who

1!

therethatwoulddeliretqrifeagainetothislife, "yea, though it

·wereimmortall

,eo

bellillunder this

dominion ofdeath

here; ftill fubjeet,llillliab!eto

the

aches

and

paynes,

to

thegriefes

and

gripings, to

the manifold

miferieiof

this

v11le

£Jf

the/lwlow

of

death?

llutthen, the other, thefccond region of

death,

the fecond

part ofhis

domi11ion,

who can endure once to be

there~

There they feeke and wilh for

deAth,and deathflyeth from them,

,

·

·

·

Verily, rijingtisnotenough; rifing,

nottodye.tgaineisnotenough,

except wee

may bee quit of this

dominion,

andrid of that, which we_either feele or feare,all our

life long.

Therefore doth thevfpojl/eadde(and fo lt was

needfull,heet!~ould)

d11th hath no dominion over Him.

~

dominion over Him?

No; for Hee,

domini~

fn

over it. For, left anymightfurmife, HemightbreakethroughfomcWal!,or

get

out at fome window, and fo lleale a

refMrellion,

or cifually.come

to

it ; He tells

Apoc:t• 181

them, no: it is not fo.

E~ce"clavesmortis&inferni:

feehere,thel:eyesbothof

- ·

the

jrft

a.,d [econd

d~th,

Which is a plaine proofe, He bath mafiered, and got the

tlominion

over both

death and him that hath power of death, that is thedwi/1,

Both ,

Cor.tr.rt.'

are

[wallowedrtp in vi{/ory

,and neither

dwh

any more

fling,

nor

hell

any more

domi-

-

'

nion. Sedad DomimemDeum nof/rumJPeflant exitm mortis

:but now unro GoD

OIIT

Loll Dbelong

the

ij{t~esof

death:

thekeyesareatHisgirdle;_Hecanktoutasma-

l'lll-

68 :••;

ny as He lift.

·

·

. This ellate is it,which

~e call~t~,

Coron4m vit:l;

not

_life

alone,bu\ the

Crow~e

of

A '••·•·

i'Si

!ife,

~r

ahfe crowned With 1mmunme of feare of any eV1ll,everto befall us. Th1s

i>

f,

. -

1twh1ch(m the

nextverfe)

hecalleth living

unto

Go

n,

the ellateofthe

childre11of

Vcr.!!,

the

refurreflion,

to be the

Sons of

Go D, equall

to

the

A11gels;

fubjeel to no

part

of

deaths dominion,

butliving in fecurity,joy and blilfe for ever.

·

. And now is our particular full.

'Rijing

to

life

firfi ; • and life

freedfrom de.:tb,and

fo

tmmorta/1;

l

and then

exemp_t from the dominiun of death,

and every part of it ; and

fa

h_appY_andb~ejfed.

Rife agame;

fo may

Lazar~,

or any morcall man doe; that

is

not

:r.

Rife

a~ame

!o

life tmmorta/1 : [o

lhall all doe, in the end, as well the unjult,

as

the

)uft; thaus not1t. But,

rife

againeto

life immortal!,

with

freedome from

all

mife·

c'llto

lrve

to, and

with

G 0

D

in

~!I

joy and glorie evermore, that is it; thatis

a

I • T

s

refit~r~flton,

Et

111

(faith·St.

A11g11jltne)

JPeratalemrefi~rref1101mn,

&

propter hoc ePo Chrifltantu,

Live in

hope

of fuch a

refurreflion,

and for this hopes fake,

~arn~~hy

felfe as a

Chrif/ian.

Thus have we our particular-of that we are

to

know:

oucA~

CH

a

I

s:r

rifen.

·

'

~

dnowwe know

a!~

thefe,yetdoe we not

accompt

ouri'elves to

know

them per-.

·

~

n

t

·

~

fectly