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Of

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become

t~nder

tl1e lmv,

fuffer that they fhould, take upon me their execution, upon

conditio"'

they mly be ouit. Ineffecrfomuch,at

HisPajl'ion,

He faid,

Si ergome qturiti>, (loan.

XVIII.

Yer[<

VI.)

I{yot~lay

holden me,

ifl mull:difcharge all,

Sine hos ahire, Let thofegoe thtir

rvay,

Let the

price

I pay be their

Redemption:

and fo it was. And fo we come to be

redeemedfrom

rmder the Latv.

And this is to be marked, that

them that were 11nder the Law,and Tfc that aretoreceive,are

but one,

one

and the

fame pcrjons

both: but being fo

redeemed,

then

}VC

are ourfelves. Till

then, the

Apoftle

fpeakes ofus, in the

thirdpt~Jon,(Themthat

tvereunder the Law,)

as offome

ftrangers,

as ofmen ofanother world, none ofour owne. But now being

redeemed,

the ityle

changeth. He fpeaketh of us, in thejirffperfon

~et

'l(r}s,

that

We:

For, tillnow, we were not

our owne, we were not our felves; but now we are: Till this, it was the

oldyeare

frill with

us ;

but

with the-new

yeare

c01hmeth our aew ell:ate,

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Being thus redeemed, we are got from

tmder the Law :

and

that is much. Till a pmie

Thac we

come to be

oncetmderit,

and fecletheweightofit, heihallneverunderll:andthisaright;

m~gh\rc-

but then hefhall. And ifany have beene

under it,

hee knowes what it is, and how great

a

~;i';;'p;i~n

bemftt

to be gorr.hcnce.

But

is this

all~

No, Hcleaves us not here; but to make the

mea/itre

of

ch,l-

compleat, yea, even to

flow over,

He gives us not over, when He had rid us out ofthis wret–

<lren.

ched ellate, till He have brought us to an ell:ate,

~s

good

as

He Himfelfe is in. Afrer our

Re-

demption,

we ll:ood but as

Prifoners inlarged;

that was all: But llill we were as

Jfrangers;

no

part nor portion in Go o,or His kingdome: nor no reafon,we fhould hopeforany.Hcnow

· goeth one ll:ep further, which is the highell: and furthell llep ofall, For further than it

he

cannot goe.

.

.

.

. ,

.

.

That we mtght recewe the Adopt1on,

(that •s) from the ellate

ofPrifoners condemned,

bee

tranflatedinto theell:ate of

Children Adopted.

Of

Aaopteq:

for, of

'N_gturall,

we could'not:

That is His

peculiar

alone, and He therein only above us,

bur

elfc, fully to the joynrfi·uition.

ofall that He bath, which is fully as much as we could defit'e. And this is our

Fieri

out of

His

Faffum ex:muliere.

Wemad~theSonnesofGod,

asHetheSonneof

Man; Wemadepar-

·,rcc.

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takers

ofHis

Divine,

as He ofour

Humane nature.

Topurchafe our pardon, to free us from

~

s,m.7. death,and the Lawes fcnrence,this

feemed af mallthing

to Him :yet this is

Lex: hominu.Mans

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goodnelfegoeth no farther; and gracious is the

Prince

that cloth but fomuch. For,whoever

heard ofa

condemned

man,

Adopted

afterward; or that thought it not enough and enough, if

he did but efcape with his

life~

So farre then to exalt His boumy,to

thatfulneff'e;

as

Pardon,'

,Ef,y

9

.7. and

Adopl

both,

'l(gn

eft

Lex homini> h,ec;

No fuch meafure amon<>ll:men;

~tlm

Domini

Exercituum, The zeale ofthe LordofHo{ls,

1\'as to performethis:

The fulm.J!e of the God-head

dwelt inHim,

that brought this to patfe.

For,(to fpeake of

adopting:)

Wefee it daily; No father

adopts,

unldfe Hee be

orbe,'

havenochilde; or ifhe have one, for fome deepcd•flikehavecafl: him of. But Go o had

llcb.

I.J.

a

&onne, The hrightneff'e of His glory; The tme charac1er of Hi• Stehjfance.

And no dif–

M"·'7·'· pleafme there was: No,

In quo complacitum

'!fl,

In whbm He was abfolutely well pleafcd:

~icb.=·'

0

yet would Hee, by

adoption,

for all that,

bring many Sonnes to Glory.

Isnotthisfu/lon

His

part~-

We fee againe

1

no

Heire

will endure to heare of

Ado;tion,

nay, nor divide his Inheri–

tance, no, not with his

nattiYall Brethren.

Then, tlutthe

Hei~eofallthings,fhouldadmit

llcb.

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3

_joint Hdres

to the Kingdome Heewas borne to; and that admttthem not out offuch, as

}\om.8.t7 wereneareHim, but from fuch

aswereflrangers,

yea, fuch as had

beenecomkmned

men

tmdertheLaw;

Isnotthis

ft•llonHispart~

To

p11rcha[e

m,

and topurchafe{orm, both

at

once~

And notto

doe

thisfor us alone, but to

af!im

it to us: For, as his

Father,

(in this

Verfe) fends Him; So,(in the next Verfe,)

Hee

fends

_the SpiritofHisSonne,

togiveus:

foifin

of this our

v1doption:

whereby wee now call Htm, the Iewes

v1bba,

the Gen–

tiles

Pater,

as

children

all, and He

our Father,

which is thepriviledge ofthe

v1doption,

we:

here receive.

And now are we come to the

fi•lnejfe

indeed. Forthis

Adoption,

is the

fulmjfe

of our·

option: We cannot extend; vVe, our

wijl1;

or He, His

love andgoodneffe

any further, For,'

l!tc..j,.J,

\V~a~

can

~~aske,

or He give more, feeing in

givi~g

this, Hegiveth

alll;le

is worth

1

By

.

1> S•

tlusnme,

It IS

full

sea:

All the

bankes

are

fiUed.

It

lS

now

as

J>~~:>ek~els

waters

that he

r~w

jlolll

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