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144

Heb,q.i.

Levit.7.4.

Mal.i.7.

Ifa.

fz.4.

Pfal.i}S.z.

Numb.6.:3.

Heb.s.7.

High

prïe/f.r

aEEionf,

types

of

chrill.

the

Altar

;

for

they

were

ordainedfor

men in

things

of

God,

te

offer

gftsstndfacrificea

for

finnes.

No

tan

might

offer

his

owne

facrifice, but

hee mull

bring

it

to

the

Priefl

there

was no

comming

toGod,

but by

the

priefl

:

Figu-

ring

out

Iefus

Chrifl who

offers

up hienfelfe

a

facrifice

for the

finnes

ofthe

world,

upon

the

Altar

of

his

Deity,

which

gives

both

vertue

and

merit unto it. No

other

can

offer

to

God

bloody

or

unbloody

facrifice

upon

this

Altar, but himfelfe.

John

17. 19.

I

fanc`hfie

my

felfe

for

them

:

even

as

the

Altar

fanaifieth

the

gift.

3.

The

Priefls prepared the

body of

the

facrifice

(Lev.1.6.)

flay-

ed

it,

divided it

into

fëverall

parts,

wafted

the

intrailes,

put

fire

unto

the

burnt

offering, confùmed

the

fat,cafl the

filth and

dung into

the

place

of

afhes

:

Signifying,

that

Chrifl himfelfe

alone

did

the whole worke

of

redemp-

tion. He

fihffered

the

beate

of

Gods wrath

and juflice;he

puts

away

all

our

filth, and

covers it

in

his

owne

aíhes

;

he burnes

up

our

fat,

that

is,

the

fenfeleffeneffe

ofour

fin,

and

all

that favoureth

of

the

flefh,

by

the

fire

of

his Spi-

rit;

and

inwardly

purgeth and wholly

wafheth

us

in

the

fountaine

ofhis owne

blood. 4.

The Priefl mull teach

the

people; His

lippes

mug

preferve

knonrledge :

and

the

people

mull depend on

his

mouth

:

fignifying

the

ac`lion

of

this

great teacher

of

the Church,

who

brought

to

us

from the bofome

of

his

father

the whole

counfell

of

God

concerning

the

redemption

of

mankinde

;

which

could never

have

entred

into the heart

of

man,

but

by

the

teaching of

this

great

Prophet,

Deut.

18.

t

T.

He

bath

the

learned

tongue, and Grace

is

poured into

his

lippes.

Hee

therefore

having the

words

of

èternall

life,

we

muff

de-

pend

on

him,

and

heare

him.

S.

The Priefl

mull pray

for

the

people,

and

blue

them.

A

forme

of

blefling is

prefcribed for Aaron

and his

fonnes, laying

their

hands

on

the

children

of

Ifrael

:

fignifying

the

ftrong

prayers

and

intercefíions

of

Iefus

Chrifl

for

his

Church,

who

was

heard

in

all

things,

as

himfelfe

witneffeth,

Iohn 11.

42.

Father