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Serlllon

Ojthe

NA

TIVITIE.

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·u

BlorvaTmmpetinSion,

if any goodcomero us. But, whi!l:,let

it not be heardin Gdfh,

•Sam. '–

:~~~Afcalon,

ifanyevill fall upon us. Not fo much as

Naomi

(we fee,) but when fhe was

Ruth.~:;

fallen into poverty, fhe could not endure to be called by that mme: No, hername was

<.Mara;

as ifa1ehadbeene fame orher party: Soloth 01envas, to have her mifene made

·f,

!1:

g

11

militte mtrmfecall

IS not fo much: lt Is the

manifeflmg

our

lmmtltty

that pofcth

man~~

;Davidfhould

havebeeneh~tmbtein

heart

before Go

o,

and

hisArke;

that

Mi-

~.tt co~ld

have borne well enough: This was the griefe ; thjt

David

mu!l: make it mani- ,

Sam.~.

fe!l:

1

mcuver himfelfe, wearc an Ephod,

and thereby (as 01e thought)

m1~hul

y d1fgrace, and

-

0

ke

himfelfevileintheeyes oflmfervants.

Th:lt was1t, 01c tookefo tll: Not,

to~,,

fo

mach· as to

bemanifi!}l:

That fame

manifeffingmarrcd

all. And, why would

NicodmJtu

John '9·

~~c ~

0

CH

R 1

s

T, but not by

Candle.light,

but that to be{cene manife!l:ly

to

come,was

l9·

(with him) afarrcgreater matter, than ro come. By

all

which Ir appeareth,

tlm,

mcafe of

abafement,

tofeeme,

is more than

to

be; dtCI

de,than

q{em:

And fo

(here)no{~t,

more than

114

Jci.

And I make no qudhon, but we may reckon thcfetwo, as two di!l:mcr

a~grees:

1

He

abhorred not to bec_omejiejb :

'

He abhorred,ot to have it manifi!}lly knorvne.

It was not done

All<

6

,

6

(this)inAcorner,

man out-corner of

Galtlee;

but, m the

CttteofDavtd, H1spooreclotttes

Luk": ••

manifi!}led,

by

asw:

Hisjhameft~H

dMth

pubhfhed, by a great

Ec!tpfe:

Yea,thatlt might

be

manifdf

indeed, (as it followeth after

m

the

Verfe)

He would have It

preached over allthe

world.

But, when wee have doneand faid all that ever we can, if we had all

Myjleries,

and no

love, The<..ApoJI!e

tds us, it is nothing. We can have no

Myfterie,

except

Love

be

mani-

1

Cor.r

Jejl.

So is it. Two feverall times doth the

<..Apoftte

tell us.

'

(Tit.!I.) apparuit Gra-

Tiu

:;.

tia:

(Tit.III.) apparutt Amor erga hommes.-

At theopemng ofth!smy.flme, thereappea-

3 , 4 .

red the

1

Graceof

Go

o,

and the

'Love of

Go

o

toward

mankinde. vclatio Deitatis,

N•

velatio charitatiJ :

As

manife.ft

as Go

o

was

in tbe jlejb, [o manifi!}l

was His

love

un-

to

jlejb.

And then, becaufegreat

lave,

a

great c..Myflerie, Dilexit

goeth never alone, but with

Sic·

(fo,

CH a

rsT:)

Eccequantam charttatem;

(fo, Sa1nt

John.)

Sure, how

great

and

IohnJ.t6.

app~rent

Humilitie,

fo

great

and

apparent Love.

And

His

Humilitie

wa~

too apparent. So,

'lob.,.'·

we

have Go

o

manifefled m the (lejh, Dem <harttas:

for, Ifever He were·

Love,

or fhew-

•!oh -t.S._

ed it; in this, He was it, and fhewed_it both. Go

o,

(that is

J1ove,)

was

manife.fledinthe

jlejb.

To makean end, one que!l:ion more. To what

end~ Ct~ibo11o?

who is the betterfor all

The

End

this~

GoD,

thatismanife.fted; ortheflejb,

wherein He is

manifdfed?

Not GoD: To

of this

Him, there groweth nothing out ofthis

ma,ifeJ!ation.

It is forthe good

ofthejlejb,

that

m•mfo–

G o D was

rRanifi!}lediMheflejb.

I.

Forthegoodprefent :

for, welet goerhat ofthe

P(al-ft•m•.

mi(f,

now,[

Th01: that heari!}l theprayer, to thee}hallallj!efh come;]

and much better and more

p(

1 .

6p.

properly fay; Thou that

art ma,ifeftedin the fle}h, to Thee [hall allJlefh come: With boldnejfe

Heb.ro

,

9

entrileg into the holy place, by the new and living way preparedfor m, through the vei!e, that

it,

•o

HiJflejb.

2.

And,

forthegood to come;

For wee are put in hope, that the end ofthis

mani.

fefting

Go

o

in thejlejb,

will be the

manifeflingofthejlejh

in

Him,

even as He is: And,

thatwhichistheendoftheverfe,betheendofall,

The receiving

"'"P

i"t~his

gloric.

To

this havenarriveth this

Myfferie,

ofthe

Manifi!}latiun

ofit.

The end of this Secondpartisbutthebcginning of the third. For,

h~arino-thatiris

IlL

fogr~at,a~d

of fogreatavaile riling by it, that it is

qt~.ejlys

wulto

~tberrimM,

a

tr:de fo be-

How

neficiall; It makes us leeke, how to incorporate our (elves (as in the

*

III.

ofthe

Ephejians

1

~'rs

My–

he

fpeake~h

;) h?w to have our

part

and

fellowjhip,

inthis

Trade

or

Myjlerie.

And

r~at

11_1ay

c:.~:;,n·

~vedoe

(faith he,

m

the

fam~

place)

*Ji_operetter mnobu,

(tlutls) Ifir prove to us, as It IS mtt

us.

·

elfe, a

Myjlme.

I know, 1t were a tlungvery ealie, for

a

/}emlative Divine,

toleadeyou

1Bythe

tlong, and let

yo~

fee, that this

Myjlerie

is the

Stebftance

of all the

cmmo,ies,

and the

fidfl_t-

~{.';,~~;~;:

i/gBof

~ll.Prophecm:

Thatall

c.Mofes vedes,

and all the

Prophets vijions,

are recapitulate 1n.

Eph. 3 . 6 •

p'

i Ut1t1sa

pomtofflieculatton;

We heare thofe points too often, and love them too well: •

. 0

tts of

Ji"altzce

are feffe pleaftng, but more profitable for us ; name!y,how we may get in-

Eph,H•

tot

Je

partnerJI"f ofthts Myjlerie.

There Is tlusd1fference, betvreenc

a

Ceremonie

and a

c..Myfterie:

A Ceremoniereprefents

·

and