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ded

downwards

and

almoft

broken

with

earthly

cares

;

hindering

his

eye

from

looking

towards

heaven, and

in-

terrupting

heavenly

contemplations

and

ftudye.

And

fo

in

the

reft.

Would

Goad

fuch

care

were

had

in

the

choice and

permitTion

ofEvangelicallMinifters,

as

in

the

old.

We

fhculd

not

fee

the

Churches peftered

with

fo

many

unworthy

illiterate men

fitter for

any

trade then

this

fo

holy

calling.

Serf.

II.

IL

His

confecration

fet

downe,Exo.z

9.1.

where-

in

the

oo.nfe-

in

were

three

things.

i.

Wafhing..

2.

Anointing.

cration three

3.

Sacrificing

and purifying

with

blood.

And

this

thinn

confecration

to

continue

(even

dayes

together.

Which

in

generali

fhadowed

the

furpaffing

Cantity and

purity

of

Chriftabove

all

other

men

and

Angels

:

Whom

the

devil's themfelves

call

that

holy

One

of

God,

Mark

r.

a4.

in

fpeciall, verfe 4. the

zrafhing

did

not onely

admoni

h

I

vs

aihing.

them

to

cleanfe

and

purge

thenafelves

from

the inward

defilement

of

their

fumes

before

they

undertooke

that

holy

calling;

but

plainly

pointed at

the

wafhing

and

Baptifine

of

Chrift

;

who

undertaking

his

Miniftery

went

into

the

water

and

was

baptized,

Mat.3.

The

anointing

by

the

holy

Oyle,verfe

7.

lignihed the

z.

Anointing:

anointing

of

Chrift

with

the holy Spirit

without

mea-

the

°°

fure.

I/ai.ót

.1.

The Spirit of

the

Lord

bath anointed

me

to

preach.

`Pfal.

45.7.

God, even

thy God

bath

anointed

thee with the

ode

of

gladneffe

above

all

thy

fellowes.

In

Lfnfus

Doi.

which

regard

Chrift

was

called by

eminency,

the an-

Nolite ta»gere

ointed

of

God;

and

the

Priefts

as

types,

touch

not

mine

uta

tosmeos.

anointed.

In

this

anointing.

1,

The

matter,

holy

Matter.

Oih

;

fignifying

the Spirit

ofGod

and

his gifts;for much

fimilitude and

agreement

betweene

them.

z.:

That

was made

of

the

moft precious things

in

all

the

world,

Exod.

/0.

2

5

:

So

the

holy

graces

of

the

Spirit are

the

beft

things

in

the

world,

Lrsk Ix

.

t

3.

there

is

no

gift

ro

H 4

this