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Sermon

I.

ofthe

HoLY

GHosT.

is llill ufuall with Him; and this we may hope for; hope for, and have, ifwe labour

and difpofe our [elves font.

. .

And wee rnaydueCl our fclves, how to doe rlus, bythofe three places, I even

lleaged. 'In the fourth

Chapter,

31.

Ver{e; Asthey prayed, the Spirit came upon

~:.:~

• In the

tenth, Yer{e

44•

While Peter_7et fPake,theSpirit

je!lt~potHhem :

l

In the

nineteenth

Chtfter, Yerje

6.

vf_s

they

rccetved

the Sarrammt,

the

Spmt

was fcm on

rh

In which three, are plamely fer downe to us, thcfe threemeanesro procure

he~·

"rirscomming:'

Prayer, •The Word,

l

The Sacraments.

t

e

Il~ow

well -it was the Sacramentof

Baftifmc

in the place lalt alleagcd: but thac

is all one. In ordVerfe, doth the

Apojlle

name them both, as ofcquall power (both)

forchepurpofe; (r Cor.rz.r3.)

Vr~~

Spmw hapttzatt epu;

\and, beforeheends the

ver{e)

&

uno Sfirittl foti. Bapttzedm the Spmt,

There IS thetrs at

Epht{

uo;

but

made

drinkeofthefame Spirit,

that is thts Cif

ours

here•. Fm·,

ex_Jimtlthtu fu,mu:

cJ:

altmur.

Ours here

(I

fay) where we

doedrinke

1[

the Spmt,

1fanght we recetvett; mwhtch

refpeCl he calleth

it

theSpiritteall drinke

(r

Cot.

ro

-3-)

becaufe we doe even

drmke

the

Spiritwichit. .

. .

.

.

.

And el/enmthtsVery Chapter before the end, It

Is

noted by Samr

Luke,as

a

fpe

4

ciall meanes, whereby they invited the Spirit tothem againe and againe;

Their con-

tinuing in the Temple with

one

accord,

and

breaking vfhread.

Of

one accord,

we fpake at

1

Cor.ao.

17 :

thefirlt, as an etfeCluall difpolition thereto: And this

SACrament

of

hreaking ofBread

- ·

isthe

Sacrament

of

accord;

as thar, which I'eprefenrech unto us perfeel unirie in

th~

1

many graines kneadedfnto one loaft,

and che

many grapes prejfedtnto one Cu!;

and what

it

reprefenteth

hvel

y,

It

worketh

as cffeaually.

• Howfoever it be,ifthefethrce,'

Prayer, >The Word, ·ltheSacraments,

be every

one ofchemasanartery, toconveigh

thcSpint

inro us;

well

may we hope, if we ufe

them all three, wefhall be in agood way to fpeed ofour delires.

For,

many rimes

wemiife,whcn weufethis one, orthatonc,alone; where it may well b,,G o o bath

appointed to give it us by neither, but bytherhird. It is nor for us,

tO

limit or ap•

pointHim ; how, or by what way, He lhall come unto us, and vtlite us: Bur to offer

up our obedience, in uling them all; and uGng them all,

H~e

will

not taile but come

unto us,eicheras a

wind,

to allay in us fome

ttnnatura!l heat

of fomc dil!empered

de–

ftrc

in us

to evil/;

or as

a

.fire

to kindle in us fome

!ttke.warmc,or

Come

key-coldaffic1ion

in us

togood:

Comeunro us, eirhcr as the

Spirit oftmth,

lightning us with fome new

knowledge;

or

as

rheSpiritof

Holin~!fe,

reviving in

us

fomevenue or

grace;

or as the

Comfmei",miniltring to us fome inward

contentment,or joy in the

Ho

L Y

G u os

T ;

or, in one or other certainly He will come. For, a complear obedience on our part,

in the ufe of all His prefcribed meanes, never did goe away emprie from Him, or

wichour ablefling : Never did, flOr never lliall.

Never: but not on this day, of aJJ. dayes; the day, wherein

D011a dedit homini–

htiJ,

He gavegifis unto

men.

It is

Dies donomm,

His

gtving day,

His day of

Dona–

tives:

Some gifc He·will give; either from the

Wind,

inward ; or from che

tengtte,

omward; fome gift He will give.

·

There be

ni~c

of them fecdowne,

'J'{jnc

manijeff~tions

of the Spirit (

t

Cor.r

1.)

1

Cot.i

1

.11:,

fomeof them

nme.

There benrne m_orc(ec downe,

mnc fn#tsofthe Spirit (Gal.5 .)

Gl!. 5 ,,._

·

fomeof

themnme:

Some gtft HewillgJVe.

-

Oncly Ice us di[pofe our fclves, by the ufe, not of this one, or that ·one or two,

but of all chc meanes, to receive ic by.

Inwardly,

by

rmitie,

and

patient .,;iting

His

leafure, as thefe here :

Outwardly,

by

freqttroting

chafe holy

dttties,

Jnd

offices

all,

whtch(we_fee) fuccecded with thofetherc in the three places remembred.

And,tnthefe, the blelfed

Spirit (o

difpofc us,andin them fo blelfe us,as we may

:;rt

only

by

outward celebranon, bm by inward participation, feele and finde in

_o~r

'fYhs,;.hacwe have kept to Hun,tlus day,a true Fealt ofrhe comming ofHts

Spmt,

0

t

C;endmgdownetbe

HoLY Guon.

WhichAlmighty

Goo gram,&c.

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