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13Z

z.

In

refpca

of

tlicmfelves.-

In

gencrall.

Pfa..çg.9.

head

be

the

honour

of

the

members,

and

the

power

of

the

head

the

fafety

ofthe

members

:

then

from

hence

we

have

no

fmallconfolation, 4.

In his Plate

wee

fee

holineffe

ingraven

on

his

forehead,

that

all

our

fences

and

thoughts

mull

be fixed

in

the

forehead

of

our

onely

high Pricít,

from

whom

all

holineffe

flowed'

to

his

Church.

Oh what matter ofjoy

is

it

to

fee,

that we

(in

our

fclves

fo

foule

every way,in our

nature,in our

courte,

&

thut

out ofheaven

where

no

unclean

thingcommeth)

have

in

him

a

fountaine

of

holineffe fet

open

for us

!

For

he

is

made

to

us

of

God

wifdome,

fang

}ification, &c.

Secondly,

in

refpea

of

themfely

es

(by

meanes

of

je-

fftus

Chrift)

the

members

of the

Church

thus arrayed

en-

joy

lure

and fiable confolation,

For

i

,

In generali they

all

afford

us

this

comfort,

that

through

Chria

our high

Prieft we

are

beautiful

and

glorious,

yea

our beauty

is

made

perfec`f

through

his

beauty. Pfa_.45.9,

The Queen

flands

in

molt

royail

and coftly

garments.Never

had So-

lemons

Queen

in

all

her royalty

filch

Tweet

perfumed

and

precious

garméts,as hath the

fpoufe

ofour

true

Solomon.

For r.Thofe were provided

by

Solomon

:Kings

daughters

in thy

precious

garments

:butthefe provided

by

Chria

out

of

his

wardro4,e;and

will

not

endure

any

other

garment or

ornament

brought

or procured elfewhere.

z.Thofe were

materiall,gold,filver,and

precious ttuffe

out

ofearth:

but

ours are fpíriruall and heavenly.

What

the glorious

robes

of

the

Church

are,.

fee Ifa.

6

r

.

t

o.

I

mph

greatly

rejoyce

in

-the

Lord;

for

he

bath

clothed"e.'ithgarments

offalva-

tion,

and covered

me

with

4

robe of

righteoufne

f

fe,and

deck-

ed

me

es

a

bride

with

_jewels.

What

is

gold,

filver, Like,

pearles; to

righreoulneftè,

holineffe, life,

immortality

and glory

?

3...

Thole were corruptible and

Toone cart

off

:

but there never

wegre

nor

tare.

For

all

the fonnes

and

daughters

of

God

are clad

with

ircorruption

and

immortality,

and

are

,heires

of

eternity.

Now

it

were

nofmall cpmf

r

;*t

we

being

.lfo\n.

kedand

foule,

wal-

lowing