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194

Chrifts

afcen-

ding to glory,

a

ground

of

heavenly

-

mindcdnetíe.

coloff.3,

r.

Chrif>l

received

up in

glory.

Though

fomelvhat there will be

in

us,to

humble

us

s

or

elfe

why

arc

Precepts

of

Mortification

given

to them

that

were

Saints

al:eadie,but

that

there

is

fomewhat

willdraw

usdowne,

to

abafe

us

?

But

this

is

no comfort

to

him

that

is

not

the

child

of

God

,

that

lives

in

ñlthie

courfes,I

that

he

might

eafily

command him

felfe

in;

let

him abandon the name

of

a

Chriftian,he

hath

no

intereft

to the

comfort of this

,

that

Chrifk

is

re-

ceived

:ip

to glory.

A

gaine,

the

Myfferie

of

Chrifts

Glory

it

tends to

godtineße in

this

refpeet,

to

ftirre

us

up

to

heaven.

ly-mindedneffe.

The

A

poftle

doth

divinely

force

this

in

the

fore

-named place

,

co/off.

3.

r.

if

ye 6e

On

with

Chrit,

feeke

the

things

that

are

above.

From

our

communion with

Chriff,rifing and

afcending

into

Heaven, and

fitting

there

ing/ory,he forceth

heavenly

mindednef%

;that

our

thoughts

fhould

be where

our

Glory

is,

where

our

Head

and

Hut.

band

is

:

and

certainely,

there

is

nothing

in

the

world more ftrong, to

enforce an heavenly mind,

then

this

;

to

confider

where

we

are,in

our

Head.

Chrifí,

our

Head

and

Husband,

is

taken

up

into

glory

;

there

is

our

Inheritance,

there

are

a

great

many

of

our

fellow

brethren,

there

is

our

Coun-

trey,there

is

our happinefFe.

We

are for

Heaven,

and

not

for

this

world

:

this

is

but

a

paffage

to

that

glory,

that

Chrift

bath

taken

up

for

us;

and

therefore, why fhould

we

have

our minds

grove

hog

here

upon

the

Earth

?

Certainely

ifwe

have

intereft

in

chrifi,

who

is

inglory

at

the

right

hand

of

cod,

it

is

imroffible

but

our

fouleswill

be

ray

-

fed