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of the R E V EL A T I 0 N. Popifh Church po!fdling the Outward Court, flood only outward to the Eye, ~ and held the Name and Face of the Church, but became now to be difcerned or Chap. 4· 1 nJC.ifitred by the Reedof the Word; which is (fay they) the mealuring here.~ So that, they make the Church, in thefe Anteriour Times under Popery, to be the Temple, and the outward Face of the Church all that whtle to be the O~ttnurcl (ourt. And h"·ing placed this Temple, and Outward Court, in the firfl days of Amichrifl, and this meafuring of the Temple thus htgh, even fi·om the dawning of ·the Gofpel fa long ltnce ; they accordingly go on to make the following Occurrences of this Chapter to be all already fulfilled. The 1260 Days of the Witnejfe' (which they would have to be the two Te– fbments) thcie Propbec;• in SJck:clotb they moke to be expired, and their Slaugh– ter pafl in that Council of Trwt, coincident with the foul-Ctdcliq~te War iri I 547, or thereauottts : After which there was in Germmy a reflauration of the Gofi·tl, after time y,.,., ,md a /Jdlf; where the tenth part of tbe Ctty fell off a– gain from Popery. After which the fevemh Trumpet founded ( Gy they) when tbefe Northern Kingdoms fetledly embraced the Gofpel, and became the Kingdoms of Jefus Chrirt, (where, that he may for ever reign without atiy re– covery again by the Beart, I f.ty Amen, as fere1Jiy did). Bm this Interpretation I cannot a!lent to; for ('IS we fhall fee afterward) this killing the Witne!fes, and the palling away of the fCcond Wo, (or the Turkifh Dominion) together with the founding of the fevemh Trumpet, are all yet to come. And for their making the Temple meajitred, to be the Company of Elect part through all the Ages umil then, but now in the beginning of the Gofpel difco• vercd, there things arc againfr it: 1. The Virions of this Book are flill of things prefent, or to come, :ind not of things pafl. And therefore this feems much rather to note out the pre(ent flare of the Temple, cxifling as t:,en unto ]obn, under fame of the Ttmes of the fixth Trumpet, than a di!Cerniog what was pafl and gone before that Time. 2 . The Condition of the True Worfhippers, whilrt hidden in thofe Anteri– our Times of Popery until the Reformation, are rather reprefented tn chup. I+ (which Chapter fumm1rily comai1is the feveral Faces and Condnions of the <:hurch •hrough Antichrif\'s Reign, as the qth Chapter cloth the State of An– llchrift during that Time) to be as a Companv of 144C0o upon Mount Sion, whereon as yet a Temple was not built; and fo difhnguilb'd from them under the Time' of the Reformation, when o dy we come to have the firft memiou e>f the Te!Jiple, verC 15, 17. and of the Alt.11·, verf. 18. therein alluJi'lg (as it fecms to me) unto the ~tate of the Holy City, wherein, until Solo":md Time there was not a Temple built; though in D<~vid's Time, that Mount was by th~ Jews inhabited. So nor was this Virgin-Company as yet formed up into a di– fiinCl: Temple and Altar of Worfbip diflinCl: from the Pcpifh, in any eminent manner, but rather lay fcattered in the Popifh Churches, and were hidden among them, although they were not of them, But now in the Reformation they began to be butlt up imo a Temple apart, and to fet up an Altar diflmcf from that of thefe And then, 3· to make the meajitring this Temple to be an after-fight, or dif– tei1ning of them, does not enough fill up the meaning of that Phraie, .(though thatbeconnototcd and implied in it); which we find elfe-whereufed, (asEzel<,' 43· 11.) for drawing a Platform of God's Houfe, and the Ordinances thereof, to keep them, and put them in praCl:ice; or elfe for building and fin;fning an Edtficc, a• Zecb. 2. vCJf 2, and 4, compared, and Zech, 4· 9, w. Which mufl: therefore. rather refpell: a Temple as in thefe Times exiiling, and in ueing, or to be bmlt and finifh'd, than a Temple in Ages pail, and but now difco– vcred. And, 4· thofe oppofitc Negative words [meajitre not, but leave 0111 the O~tfw.trd Court] do import a real ACt of RejcCl:ion put in execution, and in Fal.t done towards that Outward Court as then exifling; and not mcerly a difcovery or judging them only to have been but an Outward Court in Ages pail. They do imply an AQ: of leaving thorn out in that Building that was now erefring; a~ S' :r being-