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OJ.the

SENDING

Sermon

I!

againe, or

ftirre

any more.

Ic is

•~·~ ~•e;p.b•,

it

fell~

;. A

"Vtbtmmt

It

was

amighty

or

vehement wind.

The

Windisfo;ap.d

the

Spirit

u

fo ·b th'

~<nd.

·

this well forced together.

.

·

0

m

. Ofthe

Wind,

it is a common obfcrvacion, that being nothing elfe but apuff f

1

atre, the thinnefr,chepoorcll,and (to bur feeming) ofthe leall force of

all

creacue

0

fi'C:ll.48.7.

yet groweth it to that

vi~le1m,

andgathererh fuch llrength,as iri

ratrlestogechC:~'

gt .Reg.•~-~~~

great jbiprof Tharfis,

as

g

#rents andrives infrmder mormtaines and rockes:

pu\lsu

e

. , ··

trees; blowes downe huge p.!es ofbutldmg: liath moft

llrang~

;u_1d wonderful\ ef.

fe&, which our eyes have often feene: and all this but a

l~ttle

thinne airc.

·

AndJurely, n?le!fe obfervable, or admirable ( nay;.mnchm?re) have beene

and arc the operatwns

o~che

Spmt.

Even pre[emly after this, th1s Spirit,inafe"

poore, weake and fimple mllruments (Go

n

knoweth) waxed fo (ull and forcibk

b

Cor.

10.4.

as it

h

caff downeftrong holds, brought into c•ptivitie many

e:ca{ting thought,;

mad~

i

!Iohn H·

aco~quert

of

t~e

wholewerld,

even chen, when it w:).S bent fully in maine oppofition

agamllit: as1thachfetall men

m a

mazecoconfider, howfo. poore a beginning

lhouldgrow cofuch might; that, Wifdome, and Learning,andMighr,andMajefiie

~

Lu1<ett. to.

and all have !looped umo it: and all was but Go n's

k

littlefinger;

all

L

the

brwb

I~Thcfr

.•.

s.

ofHismouth.

Verily, the Wind was never

fo .vebement,

asche Spirithathbeeo–

.

and is, in His proceeding.

'

Thde two are commonwith the Wind; and forchefe two, it mighthavebeene

no

more,but even a common wind.The other two arenocfo; but lhewiccobemore

than awind:

3Tbe,conimingftom Heaven,

4

thejilting but of that oneplace.

Inthef~

two, it is di!like; as, in the former cwo, like the ordinary wind that blowcrb.

31 ,

e1me

from

It

cameftorn Heavm.

Winds (tiatbrally) come not from thence, bur our ofrhe

f!tav<o.

caves and holes of the earth: they blow not downward, but-movelaterally from

one GOall or climate colanother. To come

dire(lly downe,

not only

<k

[ur[11m,

from

above(fo it may be; from cl;le

middle region of the aire)

but

de co;Jo,

from Heavenit

J'fal. ,

31

.

7 •

felfe; that,is

fr•pernatttca!l,

furc :that,is a

Wind

out of G o n's

owne Trea{

"'1

indeed:

that, points usplaindyto Him, that

{5

afcended "Pinto Heaven,

and now [enderhit

downe from thence.

And therefore fendeth

itftom Heaven,

that it may fill us wirh the

breath ofHti

vm.

For, as the

.vindis,

fo arc the bla!l:s, fo is the

breath

ofit:

and,

as is

cheSpirit,

fo are the

motions,

it ufcth ;fo are

there~fons,

it is carried by.

To dillinguilh chis

Wind

from others, is no hard matter. If our

motion;

come

Jtom above;

ifwe ferch our

grottnds

there,dec.,l,,fromheaven,from

Religion,fromthe

S

anlhMry;it

is this wind: but chofe,chat

comeJtom earthly rei}ells,

weknowrheire.ve;

and thatthereisnothing but

nat~~ral

in chem.This

wind

came thence,eo makeushta·

.c.t.p;

'tHinly minded,"(apere

1""'

(t~rfrtm,rofetour

ajfet:lionson things heavenly,

0

andto.f•me

o

Phil.l·'

therrtles of or1r conver(ation agreeable rmto Heaven.

So wee lhall know, what wmd

~

3

,

01

.

01

,,

1

.

blowes; whether it be

de ca?{o,

or

de bominibru

:.

whether it

bedeftu:crucrzli,orexh•~

latio terr.t;

from

heaven

or of

men,

a

breath

from

heaven,

or a

terreneexhalation.

4

ltfiUtd cbat

And like to this is the fourth

:It

filled thatplace where theyfate. T,hat pltce,

where

pta<_eonoly.

they: That place,

not the places about.

That place

it filled: the

orherfe~r

it nor.And

thisisanocherplainediffimily,

Toblowbt~tinone

place:

and !hewethitto bemorc

than ordinary. The common wind, all places within his circuite, it atrerh all ahke;

one as well as another, indifferently.This here fcemerh eo blow

Eleflive;

~Ift~ere

were

fenfe

in it, or it blew by difcretion. For, it blew upon none ofthe neigh our

houCes, none ofrhe places adjacent, where

the{e men were not. That,

and

onely

tM

roome

it filled,

wherethey werefitting.

.

And this [of blowing upon one cerraine place] is apro

pert~

very1\Tell fitting

lohn 3

.s.

· the

:Spirit, vbi vult j}irat.

To blowincerraine places, where it fdfewill;

andup~n

cercaine perfons, and they !hall plainly feele it, and others about them, not

ar

:h

There lhall be an hundred or more in an auditory; one

ji111nd

is heacd., one

'~e

doth blow :at that inftant, one or tWO and no !liOrC ; one here, another tlaere;

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