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Chrtf

receirved

up

in

GI

ory.

i95

fed

roheaven

in

our

affc Lions,

before

we

be

there

in

our bodies. All

that

are

Chriftians,

they

are

in heaven in

their

fpirit

and converfarion

before-

hand ;our

heavy,duIl,earthly

foules,being touch,

ed

by

his

Spirit,

they

will afcend

up. The Iron,

when

it

is

touched

with the

Load

(tone,

(though

it

be

an heavy

body)

it

afcends up

to

the

Load

-

ftone,

it

followes ir.

The

Sunne

it

drawes up

vapours,

that

are

heavy

bodies

of

theinf.Ives.

Chrift,.as the

Load

itone,

being

in

Heaven,

he

bath

an

attra live

force ro

draw

us

up. There

is

not the earthlieft difpofition

in

the

world,

ifour

hearts

were as

heavy

as

Iion,

ifwe

have

co nmu

pion with

Chrift,.and have

our

hearts once touche

ed

by his

Spirit,he

will draw

us

up,though

of

our

felves we

be heavy

and

lumpifh.

This

medita-

tion

,

that

Chrift

our

Head

is inglory,

and

that

we

.

are in

heaven in

him,

and

that oer

happineffe

is

there,it

will purge and

refine us

from

our earthly-

neffe,and draw

up

our

Iron

heavy

cold hearts.

It

is

an

argument

ofa

great

deale

of

Atheifine,

and

infidelitie

in

our

hearts,

(as

indeed our

bate

nature

is

prone

tofinkedowne,

and

to

becarryed

away

with prcfent things

)

that

profeffing

to

be-

leeve

that thrift

is rifen, and afcended

into

hea-

ven,and

that

he

is

there

for

us5yct

that

we

fhould

be

plodding,

and

plotting altogether

for

the

Earth

as

if

there

were

no

other

heaven,

as

if

there

were

no

happineffe

but

that

which

is

to

he

found

below. There

is

nothing here, that

can

fatisfie

the capacious nature

of

man

;therefore,

we

fhould

not

tea

in

any

thing

here,

confidering

the.

Simile.

Argument

of

infidelitic

.