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Ofthe

R

uu:a

RECTI

o

N•

fo,over and above, to make a

pur&hAfe:

Served;not only to procure our

peate

but td

flare us in

a

condition better than ever we were before. Not onely

brought'

us, bue

/,ought

us: Nay,not onely

bought

us, and

brought m backe;

but bought for us further

;tneverlafting inheritance, and brought us to it.

. .

·

. Two powers

wer~

in it : 'as

Sang11is (1Ederi!;

the

Blo11d

of th.e

Covenant,

the

c

0 ;

venant

ofPeMe:

for, m

blot1d,

:w~rethe

Covenants made;

that,"With

Abraham,

in Gm·;

XV. thatwithMofes,in

Exod.

XXIV. inbtoudboth: And among the

Heathen

men~·

!!everanyCovenant ofpeace,

but in

bl011d.

Nowjfor

pe&c~,thi.s·were

enough: But, ii

15

Sasgui8 Tejl1.went:

too,

t~ebtoudof

a

Teft•ment.

Whtch 1sfoundeduponbetter

promifes; lxq<Jeathes

_legams;

d1fpoferh

ejlaw :

Matter farre of

a

1

h1gher nature

than barr

peace.

As the

bloud of the Covenant,

fo it

JMifierh

and appeafeth:

Asth~

hloNdofthe Tejlament,

foit

pa!feth over

.;nd conveyeth befides:·

.

But fay; it did not ; it were for nothing elfe, but our

peace :

Yet,

it is much better

for us, that our

pe~ce

goe by

Tejlament,

rarher than by a

Covenant.

Leagues, Cove.

nants, EdiEls

of

Pacification

have oft beene

1

and are (wefee) daily broken.

Small

hold ofthem :

A

ilrooger hdld.than fo;

?e~oved

us.

A

fironger hold there is not,

thanthatofa

TeftAment.

Thaosholdenmvtolable, neverto bereverfed. Nothing

in rehtio h11ma11is

is held more (acred. So

:is,peace

by

a

Teflament,

is farre the furer

of

the twaine.

-

,

.

·

Of which

TejiAmentand

the

great»~

of it; there is inuch to be (aid. For,itis

not as

otherTejlaments,

tobefullyadmini!lred: Thislhallneverbefo;

itisEver'

ltifling.

Everl4fting:

For, lo is Heethatmadeit:

Ilisguingsoatarefromever-

IAjling.

E""er!Afling:

For, fo is theTeftamentitfelfe: Thoughitbeeexccutcd

in time, it was made

a6

.eterno,

and lay by I;lim all the while.

Everlafling:

For,'

fo is the

hlo11d

wherewith it is fealed

:

the vertue and vigor thereof,dmhllill continue

as a fountaine in.exhai.tfr, never dry; but flowing fiill as frelh; as the very firfrday,

His

fide was

firll:

opened. Wee, that now live, come to it, of evenband,viththe

\/lpejlles

themfdves, that were then at the opening. And they that come after us,

!hall

not come toplate,but too full as good a match,as either they or we.

Ever.

IAjling :

For, thelegacies of it are fo. Not, as with us, of th,ingstemporal!: Nor

as of the former

Teftament

of the land of

Canaa11,

now growen a barrenwilder.

nelfe: but of eternal! lifeand joy, and blilfe; of eremitic it lelfe.

Andlanly,

1verl4/ing :

That :wee may looke for no more : Our

GoJiefl

is

Evangeliu"'

~ttermlm

(Revei.XIV•)Ndne to comeafterir.

Thisistheb!l:andfotolaa

forever.

Now lay thefe together and tell mee: WasHe not the

Gre•t shepheardindml,'

that indured this carrying thither, whence this day

He

came~

that paid thisgrat

Ranfome! purchafed this great elbte; made this great W1ll; difpofed thefegreat

Legacies, even His

heavenly kingdome

to

His

littlejlocke l

was Hee not every

way

:IS

good,

as

(h-eat

(which is the true

Greatne!fe:i,

7¥· ,t,Tll'!:l'~)Herewithus,Men

bee

good,

becaufe they bee

great :

with

G

o

o

they bee

gnat,

becaufe

rhey

bee

good :

For ihi5 His

great Love,

His

great l'ri.-e,

His

great Te.ftament,

was Heenot

worthy towearc His title of

PAjlcr magmu,

of

F•Jior, andofTejlator,borh;

F~r

.fo, both Hee was: And wee, not only His

Sheepe,

but

_His

Legataries:

both,mHrs

'l'aftor·fhip,

aqd in His

'Iejlator-fhip :

in His

hringjng fmvard,

and in

Hrsbnngmg

/Jacht~ard:

No waies to be fevered from us. Heeprocured no

peace,

lbednobloud,

made no

TeH~ment;

was neither broi1ght to the

dead,

nor from the

dead

for H1mfelfi:

but for

Hisjloclce:

for us fiill; All He

did,

all

Hefl1fered;

all

Hehequeathed,

all

He

-&~b-

.

· . Andnow,wheilall isdone

1

then.now(l,o)Heis the

to a oh

sus

CH

a

rsr.

mu

then, a Shephmdwhollyandfoly: Thernorearewc,beholdenroHim.

Then

(loe) He tells us

~is

name, thatHe

is

theg{tAI

s

hepheard,

He that was

brc11ght64cke'

the

blou'd,

Hi!;

Ili!,

the

TejiAment.

Truely called the

Tejlament:

There

~an

no

1":

'veilrorie

be

~t~ade

of this.

It

hath not eQtred

in

the heart of man to conwv_e, whaJ

~hings

Go!'.

hath_preparcdf~! !hofe,th~t h~:-v:e

their

part

in this

'!eft•'!!.~'!.~! abov~~!