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1`I

azarites,types

of

Chrift:.

1"

doore

by

which

we

enter, and have liberty

to

come into

the

prelence

of

God,

and obtaine

freedom

from

the

finne and.weakeneffe

of

any

duty

wee

performe before

him.

Now

for

application.

L

Acknowledge

Chrift the

true

Nazarite. Upon

his

head let his

Crowne

flourifh.

As

it

was

aid of

Iofeph,

Gen,

49.

z6,

he

w,sfeperate

f

rom

his

brethren

:

fo

was

jefus

Chrift

feperated

from

all

other

men

and

Angels,

I.

Io

holineffe and

purity,

being

advanced

in holineffe

above

all

creatures

:

He

alone

in

propriety

and

perfeCion

is

a

Nazarite purer then fnow;

and

whiter

then

milke;

yea

his meafure

runs

over

to

his

Church,

Eph.

5.26.

z. In

excellence

and

perte

:ion

of

all

venues

and gra-

ces,

.hee

is

that

Netfer,

/fig.

I

.

the branch

or

flower

which

alwaies flourilhed

in

all

kinds,

and

perfefiions

of

venue

and graces,

and

cafts

from him

farre and neere

a

molt fweet

fmell,

fweet and

acceptable

to

God

and

men.

3.

In

power

and

authority.The Kingdóme

is

his

and power and

glory

;

all

power

is

given him

in

heaven

and

in

earth.

He hath

power,

a.

to

do

us

good;

2.

to

withfrand our

evill

;

3.

to

tread

downe

Satan, finne,

death; 4. to

refcue

his Church,to

confound

Antichrift

and

all

enemies

:

S.

to

fini,fh

the

grace and glory

of

his

Saints.

WhymuflChrift

be fo

pure

a

Nazarite?

I .

Becaufe his paffian could

not

have beene

accep-

table ,

if

his

perfon

had

not

beene

as

pure

as

the

funne.

2.

Hee

was

to

be

not

only

righteoufneffe

in

himfelfe

as

other

Nazarites,

or

righteoufneffe

in

part

:

but

he

mull

be

a

perte

4

righteoufneffe

to

many.

ObjetL

But

how

could

he be

fo

pure

comming

of

Adam

as

they did

?

Sol.

He

came

of

Adam,

not

by

Adam,

as

they

did; that

he

came

not

by

naturali propagation from Adam,

but

was conceived

by

the holy

Gholl,and

fo all

originali im-

purity

was

{topped

in

the

very

firff.

moment

df

his holy

conception.

yfe.I.

Chrift

and his

xcellency

to

be

acknow-

ledged.

e

And

his great

pos'vcr:vvherin.

Objec`l.

Anf.