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AND SMOKING FLAX. 131' The church of Christ, begotten by the word of truth, bath the doctrine of the apostles for her crown, and tramples the moon, (that is, the world) and all worldly things under her feet. " Every one that is born of God, overcometh the world,'' 1 John v. 4. Faith, whereby Christ chiefly rules, sets the soul so high that it overlooks all other things as far below, as having represented to it, by the Spirit of Christ, riches, honour, beauty, pleasures of a higher nature. Now that we may not come short of the comfort intended, there are two things especially to be taken notice of by us. First, Whether there be such a judgment or government set up in us, towhieh this promise of victory is made? Secondly, Some rules or directions how we are to carry ourselves, that the judgment of Christ in us may indeed be victorious. The evidences, whereby we may come to know that Christ's judgment in us ·is such as shall be victorious, are (1.) If we be able, from experience, to justify all his ways, let flesh and blood say what it can to the contrary; and can willingly subscribe to that course, which God hath K2