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After

Elijah's

'God.'

13

Pf cxlt

i g,

16.

All

parts

are

helpfull

each

to

other,

and

every

thing aptly

con-

tributes

(

fuitably

to its

Capacity, place and

meafure

)

fomewhat

to

the

advantage

of

the whole

and every

thing derives more

benefit from

the

whole

than

it

can

communicate

thereto. And

O

what

apt

applications, accomodations.and addreffes,

doth

Llniverfal Providence make

of

its

Concerned and Communicative

Self,

both

to

the entire

Compages

of

Heaven and

Earth,

and

to the

Capacity and Concerns

of

every

part thereof

!

At

laftcomes

Man

to

be

the Lord

and

Poffeffor

of

thefe

things;

but

yet

as under Law

to

Gad;

as

the

Difcerner

of

God's

Eminence,

as a Votary

to his

Will; and as the

recipient

of

God's Comunicativegoodnefs.

God

makes him

appre-

henfive,

fenfbly, and

ufefull,

intelligent, Voluntary,

and aftive

;

(t

)

That

he

might

difcern

the

Charafiers

and

Imprfes

of

his

God,

upon

the

Vifible

World,

and

bis

own

felf;

and

his

Relations and obligations

unto 'that God

who made him,

and all the

World

about

him ; and

the

true

reference

of

all

Things

and

Beings,

and

of

himfelf,

to

their great

Original

and End.

(

z.

)

That

he

might

fee and relifh

Gods

goodnefs

to

him,

in

thofe vaft

Capacities and

Appetites

which

God

had

given

and for the

due Satisfnaion

whereof God

had fo abundantly

provided.

(3.

)

That

Man

might

know,

to

and with

whom he

is

to

live ; and how he

is accommo-

.

dated for

his full, Praflical Devotednefs, and Faithfull fervice

to

his

God And

as God made

him

an EmbodyedSpirst;

and thereby Capable

of

manifold fenfations

for the

fuller Entertainment,

Tryal,

and

Employment

of

his

Soul;

fo he had

a

glorious

and well fnrnifhed

World to

Minifter

fenfibly

to

the improvement

of

his

mind, the

Eftablifhment and Reftefhment

of

his

heart,

and

the

full

Exércife

of

all

thofe Energy's and Vigours which were

rooted

in

his Soul ;

and

were

to

be

drawn

out unto their

fit

Explications,

and Engagements

of

themfelves,

by

roper

objefts

and

occurrences

to that

purpofe

:

And than God

makes

a

Woman for him, out

of

his

own fide: and having given

her to

him

in marriage

he lays Foundations

for

Fellowfhip

and.

Social

Converfation;

for

Government;

for Propagation;

and for

Family

-

Religion and Concerns. All

this,

.

and

much

more

cloth

this

day

mind us

of,

'as a

Sabbatical

memorial

of

the God

of

Nature,

'hitting

forth

in

the

Vifible

Creation: Though

by

the

Miniltry

of

Angels unto Adam an

higher

State

and

Order of

Beingswas

more than hinted. And

for

a

Rare

in all

the

benefits, fervice,

and pleafure,

of

this fo

well

formed and furnithed

World,

Comes

in

Elijah

in his

proper

Courte.

The

Bodyand

Spirit

of

Elijah

;

the Earth wherein

he

fojourn'd;

the

Heavens

through

and

to

which he

went;

the

Heavens

of

Heavens

(fo

ancient

whereupon God

rides,

and wherein

Elijah

dwells

;

all

things andbeings

that

mini-

fired to

Elijah's

fatisfafìion, and advantage

here;

the

Angels

Who

convey'd'him

hence

;

.

(

fee Pf.

Ixvüi.

ì

7.

)

and

all

the Ætherial

(or

what ever

other)

Materials

of

that Chariot,

and thofe horfes which carryed him on

high;

with

all

thofe

many,

many Myriads

of

pure

and unembodyed

Spirits;

and

all

the

glorious and

delight

-

full

treafures which entertain him

there;

O

Let

all thefe be

thought on,

as

the

Works

and

Produés,

and glorious Memorials

of

Elijah's,

God.

Thus

may we

re-

prefent

him like

himfelf

to

us, fo

as

to

Engage Acknowledgments, and Improve-

ments

of

his own

for him: for

it

is of,

and

through,

and

to,

Elijah's

God

that

all

things are.

z.

As

this Day isthe

Lord's

-Day

So

let

Elijah's

Friend

and

Anti-type

be

re-

membred;

even

the

raifed

Lord

of Life;

O let

him have your livelieft and

molt

thankfujl thoughts,

Pf

cxviii.

22---24.

Ephef.

i.

19-23.

i Pet.

is

3-

--21. Ae

(

even

Elijah)

may

thank

God

for

gefus

Chrifi,

and he

may

thank

Chrifb

(

though

before

he was

Tranflated,

he

might

know

but

littleof him)

for

all

that

Providence,

grace; and power,

that

wrought

and

brought

him fo effeftually and miraculoufly

to

his Heavenly State and

Glory

;

and fo maywe.

Pleb.

vi..,

7

--

-zo.

Elijah

knew

not

then

fo well

as

now

he Both

( nor

as

perhaps we

know)

by whom

and

how

he was

thus

to

be

priviledged,

Col.

i.

z6,

27.

Eph.

iii.

9

- -

-t i.

Chrifi

Rifen

from

the

titad,

broachu

all

the

Springs

of

Life,

peace joy and

hope

:

he open'd all

the Trea-

fures

from

whence

our

Succours

and Acconiplifhments muft

be derived.

The

up

-;

per

Springs

iiThed

through Chrifi upon

all his

Minifters and Members; but feting

'tis

Elijah as

a

Prophet,

which we

are here confidering;

fo may

we well Confider

our railed Lord and Head,

as

one

by whom all

Minifters and

Prophets are over-

shadowed

from on high, in

order totheir

furniture

and

power for

the bifcharge

of

their

great

Trutt,

and

Work

below

:

for

we

are

all by

the

fame

Lord gifted

(

though

not equally) for the great things

that

we,are

feet

about

; and we are all

actuated