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2OL

v

9ngals

A1nprarition.

there

was never

Fitch

an

apparition

of

Angels,

as

at

this

time,

and ther,e wa4,4rear

Cade,

for

there

,rs+neyi

filch

a

pound

forts,

whether

We

In

regard

of

the matter.

regard

Ehe

my

ter

lf..,

th

i;neac(1

At

tg)11

:

f'

Ghrifl,

there

was never filch

a

thing

from

the

be-

ginning

of -the '.World.,

not

never

(hall

be

in

this

Worlch

for

cod

to

rake mans nature on

him,

for

Heaven

and

Earth

to

joyne

together,

for the

Creator

to

become

a

creature.

Or whether

we

regard the benefit

that

comes

Ofthebenest,

to

us

thereby

; C

bri.a

by this

meanes

brings

God

and man

together

fince

the

fall

;

Cbrill

is

the

accompli(l

mentofall

the

Prophe

ties,

of

all

the

promifes

;

they

were made

inliim

and

for

him,

therefore he

was

the

'exT)eaat

a

of

he

Gen

-

tiles,

Before he was

borne,

he was revealed

by

degrees.

Firft,generally,rhe

fee2ortheWoman,

&c.

Then

more

particularly

,

to

egbr4Fp

Ord his

feed,

and

then to

one

Tribe,

Add/

çhar

ee

fl',ota

l

come

of

him

;

then

to

one

famifr

,

clie

hoùfe

f

David;

and

then more

particularly,

aVirgin

fhal6

Conceive

and beare

afonne, and

the place,

Blthlehear,

till at

the

laft

John

Baptifl

pointed him

o

it

with

the

finger,

Behold

the

Lamb of

God,nhich takethaway;

the¡nnes

of

the world.

Even

as

after

midnight,the

Sun

growesup

by

little

and

little,till

his

beames

ftrike

forth

in

the

morning,

and

after

it

appeares

in

glory;

fo

it

was

with

the

Sunne

of

Righteouf-

nefe,

as he

came

nearer,

fo

hee difcovers

him

-

felfe

more

glorioufly

by

degrees

,

tilt

hee

was

borne indeed,

and

then you

fee

here

a

multitude

of

Angel's

celebrate his

Nativity.

Now

Gen.

;rg.

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