Background Image
Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  220 / 498 Next Page
Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 220 / 498 Next Page
Page Background

19

8

How to

con-

'

ceivc of

(Thrift

!

in the

Sacra-

ment.

Chrifl

receirved

up in

glory,

all

for

us,

to

expiate

our

fanne

;

he

obeyed

God,

to

fatisfie

for our difobedience.

Oh,

here

w

ill

be

comfortable

thoughts

for

a

wounded

foule,

pies

ced

with the

fence

of

fänne,

affaulted

by Sa.

tan

:

To

thinke thus

of

Chrijt, abafed

for

our

finnes

;

and then

to thinkeof

him

taken

up

into

glory.

In the

Sacramcnt,our

thoughts

muft

efpccially

have

recourfe

,

in

the

firft

place, to

Civil

Is

Body

broken, and his

blood

fhed,as

the

Bread

is

bro.

ken,and the

Wine

poured

out

;

that

we

havebe.

refit

bychrifts abafement

and

fuffering,

by

fa.

risfying

his Fathers wrath,

and

reconciling

us to

God.

Then thinke

ofChrift

in

Heaven appea.

ring there

for

us,keeping

that

happinefie that

he

bath

purchafed

by his

death

for us,and applying

the

benefit

of

his death

to

our foules by his

Spi-

rit

,

which

he

is

able to

flied

more

abundantly,

being

in

that

high

and holy

place,

Heaven

; for

the

Spirit

was

not

given

in

that abundance,

be-

fore

Chrift

was

afcended

to

glory,

as

it

bath

beeise

fince. In

this

manner

,

and

order,

we

(hall

have

comfortable thoughts

of

Chrift.

To

thinke

of

his

gleryin

the

fiirft

place,itwoulddazle

our

eyes,

it

would terrifie

us,

being

fanners, thinke of

his

glory,

being

now

afcended

:

but

when

we

thinke

of

him

as

defcended'firft,as

he fayth,who

is he

that

afcended,

but

he

that

de

fended

fir

.17

into the

lover

parts

of

the

Earth? So,

who

is

this

that

is

taken

up

in glory

;

is

it

not

he

that

was ranifeft

in our ftefb

before

?

This

will be comfortable.

Therefore,

let

us

firft

begin with

Clorifts

abafe-

ment,