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To

the Chriftian

Keader.

men

for

whom

God

provides

a

meffenger or

media

-

tour,

and

the

righteous

are the

men

whom

God

fa

-

vingly and

e

fe5lually

in

fpires with

the know.,

ledge

of

his

will

,

in

the

things

which

concerne

both

their pre

dent

wore

and

future

reward. Nei-

ther bath

Satan

any power

fo

to

darken

their

under

-

flandings

about thof

egreat things

as

to

make them

mifcarry;and

as

for

all his

other

sari

fchievouu plots

and

pra6iices againft

then,

they

ferve

to

a

cleave

contrary

purpofe then

he

intendeth

,

according

to

that

mo

fi

comfortable

a

f

fertion

of

the A

po

ftic

(Rom:

8.

28.

)

We know

that

all

things

work

together

for

good

to

them that love

God,to

them

who

are

the

called-

according

to

his

purpofe.

Satan

provoked

God

for

a

licence

to

heape

out-

ward

calamities

upon

Job

in

firipping

hint naked

of

his worldly

fubftance, and in

tormenting

his

bo-

dy

with grievous

paines

andfìcknefs

;

which

lat-

ter

Elihu

profecutes

at

large

(chap:

3

3 .a

9,20,2

I,

2

2.)

Re

is

chaftned alto with paine

upon

his

bed,

and

the multitude

of

his

bones with

ftrong

paine;

fo

that

his

life

abhorred'

bread,

&c.

And

what

he

fpeakes

of

ficknefs

is

applicable

to

any

or

all

forts

of

a

f

i6iion;

in

all

which

(as

it

is

fayd,

v.

27,28,29,

3o.)

God looketh

upon

men,

and

if

any

fay

I

have

finned

and

perverted

that

which

is

right,

and

it

profiteth me

not;

he will

deliver his

a

foule