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t

a

s

i

Conl

ecraiion

of

prief.r,a

type

of

ari%,

Note.

2.

Minifters

mad}

increafetheir

gifts,'

Note,

3.

Duties

of

pri-

vate beleevers.

themfelves

ottely

:

but

hee receives

fuch

a

meafure

as

tonnes

over

to

the

fandifying

of

the

loweft

and

meaneít

ofhis

memr

hers.

Hence, r.loh.

t

27. the

anointing

73/hicb

wee

have

of

häns,

dwells in you,

and

teacheth

you

all

things.

And

t

,

Cor.

i

.

x

1,2

z

.

It

is

God

tbat

anointeth us

in

Chrifl;

and

fealeth, and giveth

us the carnefl

of

the

Spirit.

Thus

our

Lord Jefns

is

advanced above

all

,

his

oile fhines

brightelt,

and

fwims

aloft above

all

others.

I

I.

In e.larons

and

Chrifts anointing and

furnifh-

ing

to

their

Office

c

Minifters

mutt

labour

f

©r

a

greater

meafure

of

this

ointment

then

others, to

runne

downe

from

them

to

their

skirts.

They mull

pray

by

the.Spirit,

watch

by

the

Spirit,

walke

by

the

Spirit.

An

uncoil,

verted Minifter

may

doe

another

good,

hut bee bath

no

promifè

of

blefiìng,

nor doth

any

good

to

himfelfe.

As

the

holy

ointment

was

kept

in

the

Sanftuary

;

So

Chrift

is

the

Sanctuary.

whence this pile comes.

The

pipes

are

the

word

preached, Sacraments,

prayer, focieties of

the

Saints

and

Gods

people.

And fuch

Minifters

as con-

temptuoufly contemne

the

conduit-pipes

through

which

this

oile

drops

and

Howes

,

fcorne

to come to

Sermons,

and

ioyne

in

holy exercifes

how

doth

their

oile

drie

a-

way

?

Inftead

of

this

oyle

that fhould

fall

from

them,

a deale

of

pitch

and

fume,

froth

and

filthineffe

falls

on

their

skirts.

I I

I.

In

the

communication

of

this

ointment

unto

us

the skirts,

we

learne

that

Chrift

is

not for himfelfe,

but

for

us.

And therefore,

r

.

Examine

if

thou

beef

anointed.

This

is

to bee

a

Chriftian,

to

bee anointed

as

Chrift

was. Scorneft

thou this

holy

oile in

thy

felfe

or

others

?

Know thou (halt

one day

with

the mountaincs

to

fall

on

thee,

on whom

this

oile

falls

not.

2.

Hence

draw

ftrength

in

temptation. Remember,

If

follicited

to

finne,

Oh

I

have

the anointing:;

I

am

taken

up,

and

fet apart

to Gods ute;

I

am

for

God

and

his

glory,

Neb.

6.11.

3.

Ufe

meanes

to

attaine

a

farther

meafure,and

be