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6o6

Of the

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Sermon

1,

----~~----~--------~----------rfal.68,,8,t9·

.

The fame our Sa vI o u

a

is, this day, 'faid:

Th~tafcendil•gonhigl-;:-;;;--·

·· ·

gifts

tint~

mm :

and to what end

~

that the

L o

R

o

their

Go

D

might dwell gave

.

them.

Markcthat

;Dwell:

not,

might flay

and

lodge

for:1 night, as in an

In;;'"Jg

Hoflry,

and then begoneinthemorning;but,

Dtvdl

(that

is)

ha<.Je

s,;

habit

;or

take up His

rejidence

among them.

4

ton,

The Go o, or that Perfon ofthe Deity,He theref.tith,fhall dwell,isthe

li

l'f.I.fl_.xc,

G HosT :One of

wh~fe

chiefe Attributes (in the

Pfalm_e)

is, that He is

l'~~ ~~~:

conjlant Spmt:

(and, tf

Sanflmcomeof Sancta,

there tsas muchf.ltdinthe

Latine

word as tn the

Hebrew :) Conjlant,

not

defr•ltory:

and

Htsfire

not hke the foolifl

1

Lcvit.!- ~·

le

or,

now in, now out; but

permanent

fl:ill, like the

fire on the Altar.

me.

.

So in vigour, as His vigour is not

bnmts

onely, or fl:arrs,

impetm;

but,

habit"'.

that it holdcth out

hAbit-wife.

Not onely like the

fparkes,

before,which will

mal;

a man fiirre for the prefem; but, leaving an imprelfion, fuch an one as

iron ndh

1

leaveth in velfels of wood;

afire-marke

never to be got out more. Such doththe

l'fJ1: ''~·93·

Ho

L

Y

G H o

s

T leave in the memories:

In

£ternnm non ohlivifcar,

llhall

neverforget tt.

.

And fi1ch did it leave in the hearts of the firll:

Chriflians,

that could neverbe got

our oftheir hearts by their perfecurours, till they plucked out hearts and all.

l>l.lrkcH.l>•

'

With thi• S,dt,

as well as

with thatfire

(faith C

H R

r s T) mull:

every (acrijre6te

feafoned :

Nor onely with that

fire,

to fiirreit up :but with this

{aft,

to

prcletveit·

By thi5 v ertuc

(inrhcformerverfe)

thcyweredifpofedtotheSpirit:

andno

1

vhere'

you fee againe,

by the Spirit,

they are

difpofed to thiS vertue :

And not onely

di(pifrd

to it, but

rooteJ,

and more and more confirmed in it; that we may learne

to

dleemc

ofit accordingly.

,

And rhus have we (as before,

he,~rd

what the

formd,

fo

now)feene,

whatthejight

can !hew us, even all foure:

r,

Tongues,

that they might

preach:

2.

Cloven,

that

they might preach

to many:

Fire,

that theymightdoeit

ejfefln<liy;

4· And

Sitting,

'that fo cffedually a5

notjlittingly,

but that it might be an efficacic,

GUnfrant,

~biding,

and'fiaying ilill with them: So

fmiblc,

that

continuAl!.

Noware we to know, what all this amounts to ; what is the

Signatam

or

thi~g

fignifted

ofboth thefe

Jignes:What

was wrought in rhem,by

inward conmrrencewith

this

outwardrefemblance.

And that followeth, in the fourth.verfe; wherein, there is

a

Commentary

ofthis

Winde,and

a

Glof!e ofthefetongues.

Of the

Winde,

in the fore·

part :

They r11ere allfilled with the

HoLY G HosT. Ofthe

'!"ongues,

in thelamr;

?:hey beganJo

fpeakewit~other

Tongues,

M

the Spiritgave them tttterance.

Bur, the time being already fpenr, I will not fo farrc prefume, asto enter imoic:

It

wouldasketooJong a treatie.

.

It remainerh now, that firfl:weeoffer up -ourduepraifeand unfeignedheame

tliankes, givingto Him that is

afcendcdtpon high,

for fending, this day, thisblelling

upon that His Church, the Mother ofus all. Thdruit whereof, eveu of this

W:nd,

and ofthefe

tongtus,

in the effect of them both (the

hi

swing

ofthe one, and

the.Jpea–

king

ofthe other) we all feele tothis d<!y,

fof~rre

as

chrirtendome

is wide.

It

IS

the

dutie oftheday.

.

Firfi then this : and then withallfecondly, toendevourthat we may havetht_s

·aay fome feeling ofrJ:tis dayes benefit, our [elves; and fomemay findeout felves

Y

1•

1ited with the fame

Spirit.

·

.

I told you, after this firll:, there is no more

vijihlemnmingto

belooked for: but

that, after his accuftomed ufuallmanner, invifibly He ceafeth not ro,ome

flill,

nor

will

not to the worlds end.

' \

1

.

h

·

Even in this booke; aftertl:lis time here, three feverall times ( intbe fourt '

renth and pineteenrh Chapters;)' and at three feverall places

(

Ierufalem,

c£jart•,

Ephe]us)

The fame

Spirit

came upon thefaithfull people, and yet nothing_ heard

no;

fcene; onely difcern.ed

af~er,

by the impreffioll, it left behin4e it. And c!,1s

cul?llllm~