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Sermon+·

ofthe

N

ATIVI

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1

E.

fend,

as withal!

to >IJake,

aretwodi£l:incc meafures of

t'tlisjilling.

As He is, He is a

Make~,

a

Creator,.

If G

0 0

make Htm

any rhmg, He mu£1: be a tlung

made,

a

Creatt<re_;

and that 1s a

t difparaoement. So that,howfoevenheTtmns

rhefidler,

fortlus; He1s

rh~

emptier :

!r~a

=Xf'"

J:N.=XF''''

The fulndfeof time, is His emprincffe; The exalting of that, his

_

-b~frno

And

this very

Exinanivit feip{tmt,

emptying Himfelfe; for our fake; is

a

prellino

Piu!.~-

7

down~~he

meafllte

,.

artdfo, even by thar, llill the

meafnre

is more

fie!!.

"'

Yea the

very manner

ofthis making,hath,his increafe too,addeth to it llill. In the word

'---

_,,~.,:'which

is not every

makint;,

but

making it flu Nat11re.

To have

made

Him~

body

and taken it upon

Hun

for a nme, nll He had performed Hts Embaffage,

~md

then b1d tt off

againe that had beenemuch: But fo to be

made,

as once

made,

and ever

made;

fo to take 1r,

as nev;r hy it offmore, but continue fo !till

-;;,•:m,

it to

become Hi5 very Nature;

fo to bee

?nade

is to

make

the

union full.

And to make the

ttmon wtth usfidl,

He was content, not to

befent

alone, but to be

made;

and that

~!ut

>m,

to be

madefo,

as_never

11nmade

_more. Our

Man-hood

becomming His

Natttre,

no leffcthan the

God-head

lt felfe. Tlus 1s

Fzlmm fa-

c11111J

indeed.

Made

and twice

made,

(for fo it is in the Verfe)

1

FaCl11mex,

and ,

Fac'l11mjieb; mada

of,

and

made render : ofa •voman, nnder the Law.

So, two

m~kingsthere

be; either of them;

ofit felfe,

a_filling

to the

meafure,

but both ofthem makcth lt perfectly full.

Made,

fir£l:of

a1voman:

that,

I

takecleerely

to

be

one.

For, if

He,

if

the{onnebf

G:

o

o

4

mu£1: be

made aCreature:

it were meet He fhould

be made

the be£1:

Creature

ofall. And

if~~~.'!"

111

ade

ofany thing, (if any one thing betterthan another) ofthat:

made

fomegloriousSpirit,

Some ofthe orders of the

Angels.

Nay,

made,

but

made

no Spirit;

Verbum caro faai/Jn eft,

lJ

1

1,''

'·'4

TheWord

becamejlej!J :made,

but

madenovfngell; NufquamAngdos,Heinno

wifetooke

' _,

10

Angels

nature upon Him.

Bmmade man.

Firft,I willaske with

David,Domine, quideft homo?

Lord,what is

man~

pf.,,qH

And then, tell you His anfwer:

Homo quaji

m

nihili,

Man is like

a

thing ofnought.And this ,

he was

made,

this he became,

made man, made ofawonMn: didnot abhorre theVirgins wombe,

(as we fing daily,to the high praife ofthe

fulnej[e ofHis humility,to

which His love brought

Him for our fakes.) For,

whatfoever

el(e He had beene

made,

it would have done us no good.

In this then wasthefitlnej[eof His Love, as before of His

Fathers,

that He would be

made,

and was

made, not what

was

jitteft

for

Him,

but

what

was

beft

for

11s

:nor,

rvhat

was moll: for

H1'sglory,

bm

•vhat

was moll fotOur

benefi't

and behoofe.

.

c.Made ofawoman.

For,

Man

Hee might have heene

made,

and yet have had a bo–

dyframcdforHim

infleaven,andnotmade ofa Woman.

But when He faith,

Fac1ume.-c

?nfllim,

it is evident, He paffed not

thorow her, as water thoro•v" Conduit Pipe,

(as fondly

dreameththc Anabapu£1:.)

Made

of,

Farfum ex: Ex dicit materiam.

Made of her; She mi-

ntflred the matter,

Fief/, ofherjlej!J. Semen nmlieri,-,

The fe.ed; and

Semen intimumjitbffanti£,

6co. l·'f·

thans,rhepnnctpalland very :nward chiefe part

ofthejitbjlance,

Madeofrhat, made of

hervery

{ttbjlance,

.

. Andfo have we here now in one, both twaine

FlinVatftres. Godfent His Sonne,

There

Hts

Dwtne ·c.Made ofawoman,HereHis Humane Nature. Thatfromthe bofoineofHi; Father,

before all worlds ; Thts from the

wombe ofHu mother,

in the world. So that as fi·om

eter.

nitie,

Go

o

His

Father

might fay that verfeofthe Pfalme,

Fibur met/S es1 11 , 'hodiegentti te,

pf.,l.>-7.

i

Thou

an

my Sonne, tlus day have

I

begotten thee: So,

inthefidnef!e oftimt,

miglmheVir–

gmHrsmother,

noleffetruly,

Fili~M

mmsest11, hodiepeperite,

Thou art my Sonne, this day

have

I

brought thee into the world.

Th

And here now, at this

word,made ofawoman,

He bcginncth to concerne us fomewhar.

as

Hcg~owcth

an alliance betweeneus: For,

we alfoaremadeofawoman.

And our hope is,

(f;ithwtllnot beconfounded, to be counted

mter natos muliemm;

No -more wtll He bee,

Hcb.t.u;

h.

the Apollle)to fay

,mmedtOfratmm;

to acknowledge us His

B'ethren.

And fo by

Rom,8,•9

t

15

:;meHegrowethfomewhatneerett~.

_

m d.

hts now

tsfrdt

for the umon wtthournature,

to be madeofawom•n•

Butfotobc

H:

bf

~:•m•n,

without

~e

be alfo

made11nderthe Lmv,

is not neereenough yet. For, if

M'"'~""'

f

t

11

of the compafle oftheLaw, that the

Law

cannot take hold ofhim,

FaClumex

der

"''

mu

mewl doe us fmall pleafure. And Hewasfobornc,fo

made of awoman;

as the verity

Law.

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of