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5_9_9_

~frherwoNaturuunitedin

CH" r •

T

;even of Go o with man. And

Love-

·maoine that He will enter (Eifemialluoitie) but where there is umrie

1

The

canwe1

b

'

·

· ·

fn•

·

?

v ·r

h

·

IJirit

of

tmitie,

but where there

IS

mutte

o

1

rmt.

en y t ere 1s not, there cannot

llibl be amore proper and pccuhar,amore true and cerrame d1fpofinon,to make

'

po 1

tycor H"tm than that qualitie in us, that islikefi His nature and effence, that is

usmee r'

,

J

d

h

. .

h

~nanimitic.

Faith,

to

the

Wora;

an

Love

tot

eSptrtt,

aret e:rue

Preparatives.

And thereisnot a greater barrc, a more fatall or fombleoppofinon to H1s cmrie,

than

difcord, and difmmedmmdes,

and fuc[us are

m the

g~llof

btttcrneffe

'.

They can

AIU, , .

·

h

·vcnorreceivetht

HoLY G H_os

T•

Dzvifmr;e,rcore~rum>]amJamznter-

·l

nett ergt

.

h

.

d"

"d

J

1 .

d.

h

C

d"

tbnnt(faiththeProphet)

thm

<art

IS

zvt ea,

ne1raccor 1sgonc, t at

or

1s

un-

aoc~~·~ '

1

ijled·

rheywmotlive,

the

Spirit

is gone too.

"'

A~d

doe wee marvell, thatthe

Spirit

doth fprcdy pant in us: that wee ling

and fay,

Come

H o L Y G H o s

T,

and yet Hee commeth no fall

er~

Why,

The

Day

of Pentecofl

is come, and we are not

aN

of one ac,·ord.

~c,·ord

IS

wamu;~g

:

The veryfirflpoint is wanting, tomake us meetforHts commmg. Sure, Htsaf.

rer-commingwill belike to His firll:: to them, that are (and, not to any, but them

· that arc) of one

accord.

·

,

And who fhall make us of

one accord?

High !hall be his reward in Heaven, and

happie his remembrance on earth, that fhall be the meanes

to

reflorethis

accord

to

rhe

church:

that once we may kcepe a true and perfect

PentecoJI,hke

tlus here,

Erant

pmnes tmanimiter.

I paffc to the

f~cond.

But fuppofc wee were of one

accord;

is not that

enough~

May wee not fpare •

zn

'"'

plais;

this other, of

oneplace ?

.

If our

nmzdes

be one, forthe

place

1t sk1lls not; 1t

~s

but a

circumflance or ceremome, what fhould wee fiand at lt

~

Yes fure; feemg the

H

0 L

y

G Ho s

T

hath thought it fo needfull, as

~o

enter it; wee may not paife ic

over, or leave it out. Not onely,

of one minde

(that is)

unanimitie:

but alfo,

in

one

place

too (that is,

tmiformitie.)

Both,

in

the ttnitie of the Spirit,

that is,

inward;

andinthebondof pca.e

too, that is,

outward.

An

Item,

forthofe, whom the

v1po-

Eh ( -–

ftlecallcth

Filii

Et~bjlraflionis,

that

forfake the CongregatiOJ<

(as, even then, in the

P

'·H·

v1poJI!es Times,

the manner offomcwas)

anddoe'with-draw·themfelves, to their

Heb.to. 39 ;

perdition,

to no lcifemancr. Go o's will is, wecfhould be, as upon one foun-

Hcb.>o.•r

dation, founder

oneroofe :

That, is His doing,

.fl!!}

facie tsnaninm,

&c.

Bee

that

Pfli,<ss ..,:; •

maketh men ofone mindc tQ d.vcllin one houft.

·

Therefore it is exprefl

y

nOted, ofthis

Company here (in the Text) where they pray,

they' prayed altogether ( Chap.4.

14.)

When they heard,

they heard all together (chap.

8.

6.

)

When they

brake

bmd,

they did it

all together

(

vcrfe

46.

)

v111

together,

ever: not, in one place,

fome; and fomc in another: but,

bm

.>

.:v7i,

all in one and thefclfc-fame

place.

For,

fay what they will,

Diviflmof places

.will not long be without

·diviflon of miiJdes.

This mull: be our ground.

The fame

Spirit, thatlovetlltmanimitie,

loveth

tmifor-

mttie;

unitie even in matter of

oircumjlan>e,

in matter of

place.

Thus the

Chrm·h

wa§

begun; thus it rnufi

pc

continued. ·

.

'I'

othcfe,doe the Fathers jo:ytie a.third: which they raife.out

ot

theW

ord;Dam

t

wbilerbe

.

complerentt~r.

A difpofirion in them, whereby Chey held out and fiirred nor even

ftf

11

daytr

"'"~

tt!l

the

fiftie dayes

JVere

fulfilled.

Th"iu former

tmanimitie

/this laoter,

long;nimi:

f•lf.P<d:

tu.

There is in us, ·an hot ha!l:ie fpirir, impatient 9f any delay: what we would

have, we would have out of hand: and rhefeJame

"Dttm,

and

Danec,

aod fuch like

wohdste lovethem nor. This

Spirit

was even in thele here (the Apojl/es'rhemfelves)

att e

r~

aswemay.fec: in the.laflchap.

verf.

6.

where they !hew it:

Dominejam-

we. 'b"?

oa n

tVilt tbou now? even now ?

by and

by~

But that

Spirit

He cafi our,'

:v;r

Nof

e~ ve~r#m,&o.

M

anete vo>, d'""·

After whichcharcregiven, though arrhe

m am

0

Hts afcending, He promffed Hewould fend them

r~.

Ho n GHoST; yet

Ch>p.•.i'!

H h h

~

'

they

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