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Ckane

perfons,

types

of

Chrift.

chis2

the

purifying

of

the

ßefb

:

how match more

fhall the

blood

of

Chrift

purge

yorareonfcience

from

dead

worker;

wherein

he not

onely

compareth but

infinitely

advan-

DifFerence.

ceth the truth

above

the type.

For

i.

that

was fyrn-

bolicall

and

figurative

:

this

fpirituall

and fubflantiall.

z.

that

was

externall

and

temporary

:

this

internall

and

eternal!.

3.

that

onely

a

purifying

of

the

flefh

:

this

of

the

Spirit and

confcience. 4.

that

cleanfed

from

legali

and bodily

pollution

:

this from morali, called dead

3'orks

Dead

workes,

t.

becaufe

they proceed

from

death

of

finne. 2. becaufe

why.

they lead

to

eternall

death.

For

the

explaining

of

this ordinance

confider

foure

things.

i

.

whence the

Cow

muff

be. z.

the proper-

ties

or qualities.

3.

the

a6lions

about her.

4.

the

ufe

and

end of

it.

i

I. All

the congregation

mull

bring

an

heifer

to

Alo-

/et

out

ofthe

heard,

i

.

All

the

congregation,

for

not

one

in

the

congregation but needs

a

meanes

of

purging.

2.

This

meanes muff be

a

Cow,not

an

Oxe

or

Bull.

The

imbecillity

ofthe

fexe

noteth

the great humility

ofour

Lord jefus;

who

being

the

mighty Lion

of

the

tribe

of

,Judah,

would

fo abafe

and

weaken

himfelfe

for our

fakes. 3.

They

mull

take her

from the

heard

:

fo

our

cleanfer

mull

be

taken from

among

our

felves,being

true

and perfe&

man,

taking

our nature

and

our

flefh,

yea

ourinfirmities

as

the weak

fexe

importeth,

in

all

things

fave

finne like unto

us.

2.

I

I.

The

properties required

in

this

Cow

are

foure.

i .

She

mull be

an

heifer,

in

her

youth and

frrength

:

Chrift

offers

himfelfe,

and

muff be

taken for

a

facrifice in

the flower

of

his

flrength,

at

three

and

thirty

yeares.

He

offers

his

bell gifts, and

dyes in his

firength,

and fo

his

offering

was more

free and acceptable. And

wee

all©

should

offer

up

our youth,

flrength, bell times

and

gifts

to jefus

Chrift,

who

offered himfelfe in his

bell

frrength.

1

to

death

for

us. 2.

The

Cow

muff be

red

Signifying

r.

the