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196

1

Chrifl

received

tip

in

Glom.

(

the great

thins

that

are referved

for us

,w

t

r

I

Chrift

ísinglorry,

Therefore,

when we find

cut!

r

foules

falling

downe

of

them fèlves,

or

d

avrrc

Idownward (tobafe

cares,

and

earthly

co

to

nt-

rnenrs)

by

any

thing

here

below

;

let

'us

labour

i

torayfe

up

our

(elves

with fuck

medi tations:

4

Arnow

not

any

more

fruìtfull,then

to

co

nfider

the

Iglorytocome,and thecertainetic

of

it

Chriftis!

taken

into

glory

,

not

for

him

fel

fe

one

ly

,

but

fdr

loF,n

:'

all

his

:

for,

where

1

am

(

fayth he

)

it

is

mywillthat;

they be

there

al

fo.

C

hrift fhould

lofe

his

prayer,

ifwe

(Mould

not

follow him

to

Heaven

:

it

is

not

onely his

prayer,

but

his

will

;

and

he

is

in

Hea-

ven

,to

make

good his will. The.

Wills

ofmen

maybe fat

ftrate,becaufe

they

are

dead

;but

he

I

lives

to make

good

hisowne

will;

and

his

will

is,

`that

we

be

where

he

is.

Now, ifa

man

beleeve

this

,

can he

be

bate

and

earthly

-

minded

?

Cer-

tainely,

no

;Where

osr

treafore

is,

our

heart'

rrillbe

there

alto,

by

the

rule of

Chrift

; where the

body is,

the

Eaglet

mil

refort:

if

we

did make

thefe things

our trcafure

,

we

would mount

above earthly

things

;

there

is

nothing

in

the world

would

he

fufficientfor

us,if

we

had

that eíteemeofC'hrift,

and

the

glory

where

Chrift

is,

as

welhould

and

might

have.

InRuencefrom

and

it

is

not only

meditation

of

thefe

things,

cknp,fur

this

dude,

that

will

canine

us

to

be heavenly-

minded

;

but

Chrift,

as

a

Head

of

influence

in

Heaven,

con -

veyes

fpirituall

life,

to

draw us up

:

when

I

amaf-

cended,T

mill draw

all

men

after

me.

There

is

a

vertue

from

Chrift, that

Both

it;

there

is

a

neceífirieof

the