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Conficration

of

trieJ1s,a

type

of

z

There

was

no

perfeCtion in

their perfons;

for they

mull

offer,

and

lay

their hands on

the

bead

of

the

fa-

crifice, confeffing guiltineffe. 2.

Nor

in

their

Miniffe-

ry, in

which

the

high

Prieft

need

offer

for his

owne

fins.

3.

Nor

in all

their Confecration;

they

could

offer no

fa-

crifice

to

wafh away

any

finne,

their owne

nor

others

;

onely

they

did

paint

at

the

facrifice

of

Chrift

:

but

by

his

confecrationhecould

offer

himfelfe

a

meritorious

and

fufficient facrifice for

the

firms ofhis

elegy Thus

is our

high

Priefá:

advanced above

them

all.

The fècond

of

thefe

facrifices

in

the

Confecration

of

the

high

Prief}

was

to

be

a

burnt

offering

or

Holocauft.

The

ufe

of

which

was

to

fignifie

the

dedication

of

him

-

felfe

and

all

thathe had,

be

purified

by

the

Spirit

(as

by

fire)

to

the ufe

of

God

in

his fervice,

as

that

Holocauft

was, ver.

r

s,

a:

:d

r

g.

Mof}

things

in

this were

common

with

the former.

i.

The blood

muff

be fprinkled

on

the

Altar

round

about

:

fignifying

the

full

remiffion of

finnes purchafed by

the blood

of

Chrift,and the commu-

nication

of

all

his benefits,

and

the vertue

of' his

whole

pailìon

to

be

applyed

to

the whole Church

;

for

fprink-

ling

Hill

betokens

application.

2.

The inwards

and

legs

mull:

be

wafhed

in

water,

ver. 17. fignifying

that

Chrift

fhould

bring

no

uncleane

thing in

his

offering,

but

he fhould

be

abfolutely

pure

within

and

without;

in

his

minde,thoughts,

affections,

fignified

by

the inwards;

and

in

his

converfation, motions

and walkings, fignified

by

the

legs.

3.

The

burning

of

the

offering

wholly,

ver.

i

S,

fignified

i.

the ardent

love

of

loins

Chrifl

;

who

was

all

confirmed

as

it were

with the

fire

of

love

and

zeale

towards

mankinde upon

the

Crollo.

2.

The

bitterneffe

of

his

paßîon in

his

whole

man,

who

was

as

it

were

confirmed

wholly

with

the

fire

of

his fathers

wrath

due

to

the

finnes

ofman. 4.

As

the

burnt

offer-

ing afeended

up

to

heaven

in

fire

:

So

l

ails

Chrift

ha-

ving offered

himfelfe

a

whole

burnt offering afeended

up

\

109

a.A

burnt

of-

finì

,

I

Hcl-

c.w

f}.

Pat':iculars

4.