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Chri¡l received

up

in Glory.

thecaufe,and

confequenée,

as

well

as

ftrength

of

reafon and

equities

there

is

an

influence iffuing

from

thrift our

Head, to

make

us

fo

indeed:

therefore,

thofe

that

are

otherwife,

they

may

thanke

thernfelves.

The belt

of

us

(indeed

}have

caufe

to

be

abafed, that

we

betray our

comfort,

and

the

meanes

that

we

have

of

rayfing up

our

dead and dull

hearts,

for

want

of

meditation.

Let

us

but

keepe

this

Faith

in exercife,

that

Chrifl is

in Heaven

in

glory

and

we in

him

are

in Heaven

as

verily,as

if

we

were

there

in

ourper-

fons

(as

we

fhall be ere

long)

and

then let

us

be

uncomfortable,

and bate,

and

earthly-minded,

if

we

can.

To

conclude

all

:

As the

foule

ofman

is

firtt

finfull,

and

then

fan&ified

;

firf

humble

,

and

then

rayfed

:

fo

our

meditations

of

thrift mutt

be

in

this

order;

firf,thinke

ofChrift,as

abafed

and

crucified: for,the

firfi

comfort that

the foule

bath,

is

in

Chrifl

mantf

fled

in the

flefh,

before

it

come

to

received

up

intoglory.

Therefore,

if

we

would

have

comportable

thoughts

of

this

,

Chrifi

received

up

in

glory,

thtnke

of

him

firft manifeftin

theftefh.

let

us have

recourfe

in

our

thoughts

to

chrifl,

in

the

Wombe of

the Virgin

;

to

Chrifl

borne,

and

lying

in

the Manger; going

tip

and

downe,doing good;

hungring

and

thirfling,

fuf-

feringin

the

Garden,

fwearing water

and

blood,

nayled

on

the

Croffe,

crying to his

Father,

my

God,

my

God,

why

haft

thou

forfaken

me

;

finifking

all upon the

Croffe,

lying three dayes

in

the

Grave

:

have

recourfe

to

Chrifl

thus

abafed

,

and

all

19'

-I

Order ofine

ditation

of

Chrin.