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1

to

Note.

Sin

unpardon-

ed,all

fcrvice is

abominable.

Iohn g.;

r

.

P15.1.66.1S.

Conficration

of

prieJr,a

type

of

Chrift.

up

into

heaven,

& fo

obtained

an

everlafting

redemption

for

his

Church. From

whence

alto

he fends

the

fire

of

his Spirit,

as

on

the

Apof}les,

íb on

all

beleevers

in their

xneafure,

Iohn 14.

Note from

this facrilìce for the high Prieff

;

that

firff

he muff

offer

the

finne-

offering,

and then the other

facri-

fices

for

confecration. This

burnt

offering nor

the

others

.

following

could

never have

been

acceptable,

if

the

finne-

'

offering

had not gone before,

and

finne

by

it expiated.

,

Learne hence,

that

fo

long

as

we

are

in

owr

fumes,

all

our

facrifices

and

fervice are abominable. Sinne

unremoved

lyes

in

the

way

of

thy

prayer.

The

blinde

man

could

fay,

God

heares not

finners. And

David,

If

I

have

delight

to

f

nne,

God

will

not heare

my

prayer. Sinne

unrepented and

unpardoned

makes

thee

hateful'

in

the

houfè

of

God

;

thy hearing

doth

but more

harden thee, the facratnents

become

poyfon unto thee,

for

thou

by

thy

finne

cafleff

poyfon

into

the

Lords Cup,

and

fo eateft and

drinkeft

thy owne damnation.

Let this

be

our

wildome,

fir(}

to

offer

our

finne-offer-

ing.

It

is

the

Lords

owne

counfell.

I(a,

I.

Wafjyots,

cicanfe

yot,

and

then

come

and

let

U-5

reafon. And

as

our

Lord advitèd

us in

cafe

ofreconciliation

with

man,

wee

muft

much

more pra6tice

in

cafe

of

óurrecôciliation

with

God.

Ifthou

haft

brought

thy

gift

to the

Altar,and

thou

remembreft that

God

hath

ought

against

thee;

firft

re-

concile

thy

felfe

to God

and then to man,

and

fo

bring

thy

gift. There be

two

graces which we muft

bring

be-

fore

God

in

all

our

fery

ices

in

which

we

would

finde

acceptance.

The former

of

preparation

;

that

is,

repen-

tance

which prepareth aright

to the

performance

of

good

duties. The

latter

ofdifpoftion;

and

that

is

faith

which

difpofèth

the

party aright in the

whole

cariage

of

them,

for

this

purifieth

the

heart, exciteth the will,

fees

the weakneffe,

feekes

a

cover, and

findes acceptance.

The

third

facrifice

in

the confecration

of

the

high

Prieft