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596

Of the

SE

N

n

IN

a

Sermon

1,

,This we may make

a

feverall benefit.

by

it felfe,from

thof~

of

CH

a

1

s rs,

And

.g~I,H·

,..

6 •

fotheApo.Jilefeemeth tb doe.

Gal.

4· F1rlt, Go o

{ent Hu Sonne,

moneverfe.

d

·

then after Go o fenttheSpirit

of Hts Sonne,

in another.

.

'an

Or we may hold

ourcontinu~tionltill,

and make :his the.lalt of

~Ha

1

8

1

8

~enefirs:

For,

Afcmdttmalwm,

~s

not thelalt;

there,soneltlllremat~ing,

which

~11,~,,s,

IS

Dona'dedtt homtmhuo.

And that

IS

tillS dayes pecuhar; wheremweregiVento men

many and manifold,- both graces and gifts, and all in one gift, the gift, ofthe

Hot]

Ghojl.

·

·

Howfoever we make it,fure it is,that all the relt,all the Feafls hitherto, inthere:

turne of the yeare, from H1s

Incarnatim,

to the very !all of His

Afcenjion,thoughal!

of

them begreat, and worthy of all horwur inthemfelves; yer,to us,they areas no.·

thing, any of them, or all of them (even all the Fealts in the

Calendar)

without this

Day, the Fcalt, which now we hold

Holy

to the fending of the

Holy Ghofi.

CH

RI

s r is the

Word;

and all,of Him, burwordsfpoken, or words written:

there is no

(ealeputro,

rill this day : The

Pf91y

Ghojl

is the

Sealeor Signatrm,Inquo

.Ephef.4.JO,

fignati efii5 (Ephef.4·30·)

A

tejlament

we have and therein many faire legacies· but

~C~r.n+

.

ull this day, nothiqg adminiltred;

Thea4miniffrations are the Spirits

(I Cor.I;,

4

,j

In all thefe of C a

"1

s n, thereis bur

thepprcha(emade,

and payd for; and (as

they fay)

~t<& .1dremacquir~d:

Bur,

I~~&

in re, .UYl_iflio inpojefionem, Liverie,andfii·

!

co!.

1 . 1 :

zm;

thar, 1s referved ull this day: Forthe

Spmtls

the

Arr~a,

the

earneft

orthei.>Wt·

jlittm

ofall, that

CH R 1

s r hath done for us.

·

Thefe ifwe fl1ould cornpare rhem,it would not be eafie to determine,whetherthe

greater of thefe nvo; ' That ofthe

Prophet,

Fili~M

datuo eft vobi5;

'Orthat of the

l!(ayi.S:

Apojlle, Spiritm datm eft nohi5:

The

afcenilingofDtlr flefh;

or the

defcendingofBilspi.

!l:om.fS·

rit: Incarnatio Dei,

or

Inj}iratio h;mini5;

Themyftery of

Hi5incamati'm,

or

rheMy-

fierie of

o11rinj}iration.

For

,Myjleriesthey

are both,and

great Myjleries ofGodlinef{e

[!!liD·

3.u!t.

both :and,inbothofthem, Go o

manife.Jiinthe .Jiejh:

x!ntheformerbytheunie~

of

Hi5 Son:

Inrhe later,bythe

commtmionofHi5 hleffed Spirit.

Rnt

we

will not ccsmpare them : they arc both above all comparifon:

Yet,

this

we m,ty fafely fay ofthem : without either ofthem, we are not compleat, wehave

·not our accomplilhment; Bur, by both, we have; and that fully, even by thisdaycs

toyall exchange. Whereby,as before,He of ours; fo now,we of His are made par·

takers. He,

clothed

with

oNr flejh,

and

weinveftedwith lfi;Spirit.

ThegreatPro–

tnife of the 0 Id Teltament accomplilhed; That He fl10uld partake our humariena·

ture : and thegreat and precious Promife of the New, That we lhould be

Conforttr

Ilivil'£

n~tur"'

j

partake His divine nature : Both are, this day, accomplifhed. That

i:he Text

\Veil

beginncth with

Dum complerentr•r;

For, it is our

Complement

inde«!=

and not only ours, but.the very

Goj}els

too. It is

':(ertullian

'

Chriflm, Legu;

Sfi"·

tm SanEim, Evange!iiCsomplemeTJ!um.

Thecomming of

CHRIsT

wasrhe(ulftl.

ling

of the

Law

;

The 'omming of the Ho

L Y

G

H

o

$

r ,is the

{11ljilli1'!;

of the.

(JP/fc/1,

· - -

·

.7

- -

' -

-

·

·

ThtDivifi•;,;

Ofwhichcorrimingofthe Ho -I:Y Gios'T

theReportisherefet?owne

6

&~

-

1

Sa.mtLuke;

borh of the •time andthe •mannerofit.

I,

TheTrme,mthe

~

· '

words:

Whm thcdayof Penteco/&w

4

.come.

2 ,

The 01.£anner,inalltherefloft e

lt'

foure

Jl'er(es,

.

_

- _:

And the

<-Manner,

fir!l: on

theirparts,

to whom He came :

o.f

theprepar.att~n

for His comming in the

firjl verfe.

And then, the manner of H1s commmgm t e

qther time.

•.

·'

:!

On their parrs; to whom.He

~ame, howtheyfi~odprepAred,howtheywere

found framed and fitted to rece1ve H1m when

He

came, mthefe three:

I.

They

IV 111

~tll

ofone accord,

z. They

were

all in oneplace.

3•

And both thefe

(

dHm

tomfltrtn:

fiH)

even

{along, tiflthejiftie dayes

Wert

fi•lfil/ed.

.

, ,

g

pn

His

p~rt~

the ma!!ner o!

~s

commin9 tg them

~hus prepared~ 'F1~~~~~~

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