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there tolhcke fhll;

to

thmke, 1f we haveneverfo fmalla breath of ir, and rhg,

bed

onceinalldurlife, chatthatisenough; wcmayfic usdownefecurely,

acdra~t

Ut

milrc

thought, but rely upon that,forthac will dcieit : burro afpirdlill,as

we~no

nearer and nearer, eo this

me,fure

here; arid know, t hac

refletifnnt

was not faid

:r

riething.Which how eo doe,we may cake fome light from the Text.Thetwoty

e~r

He-camem,bemg bod1ly, ferveto

te~ch

t!s, we are not to feekeafrer meanes

meefd'

fpirituall,for attaining it ; but trufr, as here He vifited rhefe, fo will He_us,and chat

pi,

Jignacorporea

(faith

Chry{oflome.)

For had we been

jfmt,

and nothmg elfe

G

0 0

could and would immediatly have infpircd us that way : but confifring ofbodiesalfo

(as we doe)it hachfeemed

tO

His

wifed~me

m?fr

agreeabl~,

eo make bodily

figner,the

mearres ofconveym1\ the

graces

of His

Sfmt

mto us. .And char, now the rather,ever

fincethe

Holy om

Htmfelfe ami Fountame of all holmelfe

(C

a

1\

's

r,

rheSonof

Go

n

)parraketh ofboth

bodY_

and

Spirit

;is both

Word

and

jlefb.

Thus it is:that,by

the

Wordwe arefanflijied,

&

per lmguam verb• p4trtm

(fa1th

chry{offome)

even

by

rhofe

tongues

here,

Joh.XVII.XVII.Bur

no lclfe, by

Hisflefb

andbody,Heb.X.X.

And

indeed, this befr anfwereth the terme

fi~ing,

whic? is proper to food ;

&

SpiritHie/1

tJltimum alimrnti,

the urtermofr perfechon ofnounlhmenr. Inwhtch refpeet He infli.

·aTim. .f 4·

.1

Cor.to.J.

JohA

6.63.

&Cor. U..JJ.

"

I

·"

tuted

E.fc4rnjfiriiN•lem,

fjiritN•!If~od,

to

that end : fo called /}irituaU,notfornuchfor

that it is

rectivtd f}irituaUy

;

as for that, being fo received, it maketh us, rogeth(r

with it,to

receive

the

Spirit

,even

pottre Spiritum

(itis the

Apojlles

owne word.)

In aword : our

Pmttcojl

is to be, as chefe types here were; They werefor

boch

fenfes : •

Theure,

whichisrhefenfeof the

Word; •

andtheeye,whichisrhefoofeof

the

Sacrament, vifibile verbum,

fo it is called. Meant thereby, that both thefe

lbould

ever goe together, as this day ;and as the

typ_e

was, fo

t~e tr~th

lhould

be, And,

for

our example,

w~

have themfelves and thm pra,hce

m

thts very Chapter;. who,

on

chisFeajl,

)oyned together the

Word

(at the

X I V.)

and the

breaking

of

·

/mad

(acthe

XLII.verfe.

)And

fo let us too: and trull, that by

jiUin~

up the meafure of both types, we lhall fet our felves in a good

way,to partake the

fi•lfiUing ofHis promife,

whichis,to be

end11edwithpDwerfrom a6ove,

as they were: at leaft,

in fuch fort, as Hee knoweth meet for

us~

Which

<.Almighty

Go

n.

grant

wee may.

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