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the

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suR RE c

T

1 o N.

Ser

.

~

~L

never perfectly

reteiveth,

0, chat once,wemightcometothis;

nom~

more

refurreEfions,

~ut

one

!

that>1'-!emight

once;m~ke

an end of our daily

comin~~ll

rmdtv4tlons!wwhtch

we

are

fof~b)ect:

and,once,getpaftthefe

pangs

and

qualmes

of

godlmejfe,thts rtghteor<[nejfe,hke

the

mormng

c!Ot<d,whtch ts all we performe: that •

might grow habtruate, in grace;

radica:i

&

frmd.ri,

rooted and founded

in:~~

Eph.p7. 1

•'pp'tl;~'"'"'

Jleddie,

and

i"'P'""

never robe removed! chat fo we might enter into and

~

cor.•

5 •

u'' pade.;t good accompt, of this our

Similiter

&

vos.

'

1.

The

Dif·

• .

Aod rhus,

a~e

we'cometo the

foot of Otlr accom,t,

which

is

our

omu~or

Chargl;.

::::~~::~1

it.

Now we_mull tblilk ofour

dtf~l1arge,to

goe abom

1t :

whtch maketh the lafl: words

zniE 5

vs

no leffe neceffaiy for us to confider, thanall the refl:. For

what~

is it mus,or can we

c

HRrS T

by ou( owne power and vertue;make up this

accumpt?

We catinot(fairh tbet.Apo:

~·~o~.~

5

~

D.

file: )

nay we cannot(faith

~e)

'':l'iCM•t,

make

accompt

of any rhing,n<;> not fo much

-

as of

agoodtholl![,ht

toward u,as of our fdves. If any thmke otherwtle, let him but

·prove his

ownejlrength alittle,what

he can doe,he ihall be fo confounded in it,as he

fuall change his minde (faith Saint

vfugujline)

and fee plainly, the

Apojl!e

had rea–

fon, to ihut up all, wirh

In Chriflo

left•

Domino noftrg :

orherw!fe, our

accompt

will

fiicke in our hands. Verily,to

raifea[Ottle

from the

death of

fin,tsharder, fdrre bar.

der,than to

rai{e adead body,

out of the

d"fl of_death.

Saint

Augry1ine

haihlong

fince

defined it : that

M

ary

M

agdalens refurreltzon, mfortle,

from her lollg

lymg dead

iN

j

8

was a greater miracle, than her brother

Lazar/# reftlrrec?ion,

char had

!yen

fomtrfaJ~

in hi> grave.

If

La::.arm

lay

ded

before us, we would nevec affay to

rai{ehimour

felves; we know, we cannot doe ir. If.we cannot

rai[eLazarm

(thatistbeeafietof

the twaine) we fuall'never

,M

ary

M

agdalen(

which is the harder,by farre)out

ofHim

or

without

Him, char raifed them b,oth.

1

But,asoutofCn" r s

T,

orwithontC

n.R

r s

1',

weecandoenorhingtowatd

this

accompt:

Not,a~compliih o~

bring to perfection; but nor doe: not any great or

!~h-•1·1,

notable fumme of It; bur nothmg at all; (as fatth Sr.

Auguftme,upon Sine me nihil

poteft# facere.)

So,

in Him,

and with Him, enabliQg ustoit, wecanthinkegood

thoughts, fpeake good words, and doe good workes,and

dye to

fin,and

liveto

Go n,

and all:

Omniapo/[tem

(faith

thevfpof/le.)

And enable us He will, and can,as not on.

ly havmgp.ff'ed the

refurreflio;,,

bur

being

the

refrimc1ion

itfelfe ; nor onely hadthe

J~•!·•f,

ejfefl

of ir

in Himfelft;

bur, bdng

rhecar~[t'of

ir;

to

su.

So he faith Himfelfe:

I

am

the refurreltion, andtht life :

the

refurreltion,

to them that are

deadin

fiwne,

ro

raife

them from it; and the

life,

tQ them

thatlive rmto

Go n, to

prefervethem,init.

Where; befides the two former (• the

Artideofthe

refr~rreltion,

which we are to

/mow:

and the

Examp!eofthe re{urreflion,

which we are to be

like:)

wecomero

the notice, of a third r&ing ; even a

vert11e

or power flowing from

chriffs reflmeE/i.

on,

whereby we are made able to expreffe our

Similiter

&

vot,

and to paffc rhis·our

llCCompt,

ef

dyingtojinne,

and

living to

G o o.· It is, in plaine words, called (b¥the

~~·J·!o·

ApDflle himfelfe)-virtmrefurreltionis; thevertueofC

n

RI

s

T

srif'urreEfion,iOaing

from it, to us: and he praierh that as he had a

faith

of the former, fo he may have

a

feeling

ofthis: and as, ofthem he had a

contemplative

;

fo he may of this havean

experimental!knowledge.

This enabling vercue proceederh from

Chriffs refltrreilten.

t~·!·t~·

For; never let us rhinke, ifin the dayes of His fleth, rhere

went vert/le out,

from

wm

the very

edge ofHt4 g4rment,

to doe great cures (as in the cafe of the

woman wrth the

hlondy

ijftte,we

reade: )but th<!t,from His owne felfe, and from thofetwo moll:

pnn·

cipall :llld powerful! actions ofHis owne felfe (His '

death

ancl

~

fejimeelion)

rhere

iffueth adivine power : from His

death,

a power working on the

old

rnan(or

jlejh)

to

mortijieit

;

from

Hisre{urreltion,

a power working on the

new man (theSpirtt)

ro

qr1ickmir.

A power, able to roltbacke any

jlo1u

of

an_evi!lcuffome,

lye it never fo

heavy on us: a power,ableto

dry

~p

any

ijft~e,

though

lt

have

r.unn~

upon us

trvtlve

yeare

long.

·

;.c~'·~·!!

And

tl11S

power is nothing elfe, but that divine quality of

grace,'

whieh

weere·

ceivefmm Him. Reoeivdtfro!llHim we doe cmainely; (onely let us pray, and

en·

devour