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ti

Cleane

perfons

types

of

Chrift.

the

internall

truth,

and

the laver

ofthe

blood

of

Chrift.

All

this

wafling

then

leads us

to the blood

of

Chrift,

by

which

is

meant

his

whole pailîon

and

obedience;

by

the

1

merit

whereof

he

hath procured

both

remiffion

of

our

finnes,

and

mortification

of

them.And

herein

is

no

(mall

refemblance

I.

Waffling

is

an applying

of

water to

foule parts

:

fo

in

the

cleansing

of

fanne

mull

be

a

fpeciall

application

of

the

blood

of

Chrif}; called,

Heb.9.14,the

figrinkling

o

f

Chrif

s

blood upon

the

confcience.

Which

is

nothing

elfe

on Gods

part but the imputation

of

Chrif}s

fufferings

to

us: and

on

our

owne part the application

of

them to

our

felves

by

the

hand

of

faith.

2.

In

Wa-

fhing

is

a

rubbing and fcowring off

of

uncleaneneffe

which will not

eaGly off

;

and

in

fome fouleneffe

they

mutt

warn often for

the

fureneffe

of

the

worke

:

noting

the

paines

and

true

indeavour

of

the

repentant

heart

in

mortification,

and

afflicting it felfe.

It

is

well

contented

with

any

bearing

and

wringing,

fo

bee may

fetch out

the

Bayne

of

fiune,

which

flicks

as

clofe

as

his flefh

to

his bones.

;.

The

uncleane

party

was to

wafh him-

f

elfe,

that

is,his

whole

man and

every part:

which noteth

totali fannification in

the whole

man

and

all

parts

and

members, that

the wa

thing

may

be

as

large and

generals

as

the

fouleneffe

is.

For

whatfoever part

is

not

walled

by Chrif'c,hath no

part

in

Chrif},

which

made

Peter

fay,

not my

feet

onely

(Lord)

but

mine

hands

and

bead.

4.

In

the

fouleneffe of'

Leprofie bee muff

wafh

againe

and

a-

gaine:to note,

that

after

our

¡unification

by

the

death of

Chrift,

we

mutt

Tooke

to

a

fecond waffling

of fanlifi-

cation

by

his

fpirit.

And

becaufe

we

have

fl:ili

wafhing

worke with

us,

wee mull

be

Hill

waihing our

felves by

daily labour

in

our

owne

reformation.

This was

more

lively

fignified

in

that

other

ceremony

added to wa-

fhing

in

the

Leper, that

lice

mutt (have his haire

againe

and again:fignifying the

paring

away

of

f

ùperfluities and

lufts

as

fact as

they

grew

;

and

a

voluntary departing

hog

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