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Job9.4.

Ifa.54

The

Epiille

to

the

Reader,

againft

Chrift,

and

make

Chrift

their

enemy,

anha

wing armed

Chrift

again/t

them,

all

the world

cannot

preferve

them; but

now they

are

dafifel

in

peeces

,,

Potters

veffell

by

an

iron

rod,

now

Chrift-like

a

Rocke

fais

upon

them

and

grindes

them unto

duft

: Conjuncji_

on

with

Chrifts

enemies is

the

wort

of

all

wayes

and

manes

fir

refuge; Shouldeff

thouhelpe

the

ungodly,

and

love

them that

hate

the Lord

r

(laid

the

Prophet

tothat

good

Icing

Ichofhaphat) therefore

is

wrath

upon

thee

from before the Lord.

4.

Confider

how

combination

with the adverfaries

of

Chrift

and

his

cafe

for

temporali

pref

rvation, hath

e-

vermore

a

cro

í}í'e

and

curie attending

it; enterprizes a

gain

ft

the

Lord

lefts

have in

all

ages

proved

d

f

all

to

their

undertakers,

Who

(faith

Icb)

did ever harden

himfelfe

againf

#the

Almighty

and

profper.

No

wea-

pon

(faith

the

Lord) that

is

formed againft

thee

fh

ffl

profper,

and

every tongue

that

fhall rife

agaid{ thee

in

judgement thou

fhalr

condemn.

They who

call

the

three

children into

the

fiery

fornace burnt

themfelvcs.

Pharaoh

peri/bed

in

the

very

waters into w¿ich

he

fore'dthe

Ifraelites

:

there

is

nothing

but

an

esepellation

of

crofs'es

andcurfes

to

that

man

that

doth

oppcfrChrifl:

the

fountaine

of

all

blegings.

5.

Confider,

when

the

Church

is weal.

eft

and

the

combination flrongefl

againft it,

then

God

is

alwaies

neareft

to

ir,

and

moil ready to

fhew his

power

in

the

prefervation

of

it.

The Churches

deepest rnifery is Gods

choifeft opportunity

;

the

Lords

people

never

fee

and

en-

joy

more

of

Gods

prefence'then

in

the

fiery

fornace

:

God

takes

occafion

by

his Churches

drftrefes

at

once to

manifeff

his

porter,

wifdome,

jufice,

truth and

goodnes.

6.Con-