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Sermon

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39

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He lt.vtth

ro God. There is our

Jimt!ttude

of His

refurreflto'!:

ourf~conda•-

>In livin

,,.

com

tmuli be, Compryourfelves

lwmg tmto God.

Now,howrhatls, hcharhalrea-

G 0 D. I

die~old

us (in rhe fourth

verfe)

even,

towalkez~>rmrmejfeof

life. Towalke,isro

move.

movmg

is a

.,

1

taf!M1ton,

and arguerh

life.

Bur, It muft nor be any

life;

our

old

will nor ferve; it muft be

anew life;

we.mu~norrerurnebackeroourfonner

r,

bur paffc over ro anorhernewconverfanon. Andmawatd(asbefore)to

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God

(with

Sat~r

Paul

here) is·tO hve

ficuwdt~m

Deum, arcording to

God,mth~:

Spirtt

(wtth

Saincfeter,

I

Peter

4.6.)

And, then hvewe

acrordt~g

toHtm,

when Hts

{!

·s our

law

HIS

Word

our

r~~le,

Hts

Sons life

our

example,HtsSpmt,

rarherthan

~~r ~wne

Jo

11

!e:.thegutdeo[

our actions. Thus !hall we be

grafte~tnto

thefimtlttrdo

of

ll

iJ

Rejitrreflton.

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Now, this

Jimilitttde of the Rtjitrree1ton,cal!eth

t~

my mmde,.aMther

Jimtlttu'do

ofthe

Jlifitrreffion,

inthis lifetoo, whtch I finde mScnprurc menr.10ncd; 1t fitteth us.

well:

it

will not bcamiffe, to remember you of lt,by the way,Jt will make us the

...

beiter willing, to enter into this accomp:·

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.

At rhe rime that

I{aac

!hould have bm

offered

by hts Father,

Ifaac

was nor flame:

Gcn.u.r:

very neere it he was;

ther~

was

jire,an~

there was a

kni[e,and

he

w~s

appointed ready

tobe a

Sacrifice.

Of whtchcafeof hts, the

<.Apojlle,

mthe me9t10nof hts Father

vfGrahams faith ( Heb.

u.)

<:Abraham

(fatth hee) by Fatth

>•J<Ci,.B,;®-,

madefl•llac•

l!ct.r.u.s 9 ;

compt,

if

I(aac

had beene flame, G o o

w,u

able to raife hnpfrom the dead:

And even

- ....

ft.om the dead,

G o o

raifed

him, and his

Father

received

him,<.."':'~·~~~

in a certaine

Jimilitridt, or after .afort.

Marke that well :

Railing Ifltac,from

1mmtnenrdanger of

prefentdeath is(wlththe<.Aplljlle) akmde

o(Rc(t.rreflton.

Andtftt beefo, and

jfthe Ho

L

y

G

H

o

s

T

warrant usto call that, a kmde of

Re{terreflion.

how call

we but on this

Day,

the

Day of the Ji.efrmeflion,

call to inlride, and witl;all render

tmt~

Goo our unfained thankes and praife,for our

lateRe{tm·eflion

''~'''~-,for

o11r

kiwde sfrefurrellim;

Hee not long lincevouchafedus. Our cafe, waslfa.c'scafe,

without doubt: there was

fire;

and in Head of a

knife,

there was

powder

enou_gh, and

we weredeligned all of us, and even ready to be

facrijiced,

even

Abraham,

IJ

aac,

and

all. Certainely

if

I(

aac's

were,ours was a

kinde

ofre(t~rreflion:

and we fo to acknow–

ledgeit.

vVe

were as necre as he; we were not only within the

Dominion,

but with-_

in the

rerge,

nay evenwithin the very

gates of death.

From thence hath Go o raifed

us, andgiven us,this yeare,rhis

Jimilitride

of

there(urreaion,that

wemight,thisday

of

theRefumaion

of His

S~n,prefenr

him,with this (in the Text) of

rijingto anew

courfe

~f

life.

·

,

And now (to returne to our fa!hioning our

[elves,liketo Him,in

thefe: )As,there

is a

death natural!,

and a death

Civil/;

fo is there a·death·morall, both in

Philofopbie,

and in

Divinitie :

and, if a

death,

then confequently,

arifi<rrefliontoo.

Every

great and notable change, of our courfe oflife,whereby we are not now any longer,

the fame men, that before we were, bceitfromworfeto better, or from better to

worfe,is a

moral! death : A moral!death,

to

that,we change from; and

a

rnorallrefar.

rellton, to

that we

c!J~ogeto.

If

w~

change to thebetter.'that is

fins.dtatb:

if we a.l–

tertothewOife,rhat

tsjins refrmeelton :

when we

commtt fin,

we dte, we are dead xn

~n;

when we repent, we

revive

~gaine: ~vhen

we repent our felvcs of our repen-

ting, and

r<lapfe

backe, then.finne nfeth agame, from the

dead:

and fo

toties qHoties.

!'ndeven upon thefetwo,as rwo hmges,rurneth our whole life. All our life is [pent

tnoneof them.

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Now then, that we be nor,all our life long,thus offand on,faft or loofe,in

/:locfce

rAnd '""

out nettle, and in nettle o11t docke :

itwillbehoveusoncemoreyet tolookebacke

'""[ot.U,

upon our

fimiliter

&

vos;

even upon

thewordip.;,.~,

feme!,

once. That is, that wee

n~t. on~l.Y d~e

tofin,

and

live to

Go o ; bur

tlye

and

liv:,

as He did,(rhar is)

once for

~a~tw

1

{;~

1

s a~

utter abandoning,

~n•e,

of

Jinnes dominion:

and a continual! con.

times

~er

1

mg, xn agood

courf~

once begun.

Sinncs dominion,

it languifi1eth fome•.

Grace

1

l.~s,

1

and

falleth hapl)' mto a

fwouve

,

but it dyeth not quire,

once

for all.

' Ittet 1

U[>

the eye, and looketh up

a

lirtle,

aria

giveth fome !igne of life; but

never.

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