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C1eane

perfons,

types

of

Chrift.

179

c

ìon. z. the

fcarlet,

the

merit of

his

blood

applyed

to

juflification.

3.

the

hyiòpe

of

mortification, healing

our

corruptions,

as

hyfope

bath

an healing

quality.

All

thefe three properly arile

from

the

palion

of

Chrift.

5.

Aftion.

A

cleane

perfon

mull gather

the

aches

of

the

heifer,and

lay

them

without

the

Campe

in a

clean

place,

ver.

9. fignifying

r, the

buriall

of

Chrift in

a

cleane

and

new

tom

be

wherein never

man lay,a cleane

place

ne-

ver ufed before.

z.

that

the

merit

of

Chrifts death

is

ever

laid

before

God

in

the

highefl

and

holieft

heavens.

,

3.

the

Chrifkians account

of

Chrifls merit and

paillon,

who

layette

them up

as

his

chiefe treafure in the

cleane

place

ofa

pure

heart

and confcience, an

onely

fit

clofet

to

keep the

inyftery

offaith

in.

I V.

The

ufe

and end

of

thrfe

afhies

was

twofold,

ver.

9.

s.

They

must be

kept

for

the

Congregation

:

fignifying

that

there

lhall

never

want

fupply

ofgrace

and

merit

from the

death

of

Chrift

to

any

beleever

that

fees

his

need

of

them.

i.

Of

them

was

made

a

water

of

fe-

I

peration,

thus

:

A

cleane perfon

tooke

of

the

afhes

of

the

red

Cow

burnt,

and

put

pure

water

into

a

veffell, and

ta-

king

hyfope dipped

it,

and

fprinkled

it

upon the

tent,the

perfons,

and

veffels, and upon

the

uncleane perfon

the

third

and

feventh day,

and

fo

he

(waffling his

clothes

and flefh

with

water)

was

cleane

at

even, ver.

18, 19.

fignifying

t.

that

the blood

of

Chrift

is

the

onely

wa-

ter

of

feperation

for

perfons

feparate,

to

feperate

them

from their

uncleanneffe.

The

water

made

of

the

aches

of

ChriLls

death

&

bloodíhed,fprinkled

upon

the

unclean,

can

onely purge

the

confcience

from

dead

workes.

z.

that

this

blood

of

Chrift mull

be

fprinkled

with

hy-

fope

offaith

and

mortification. For

hyfope

bath

a

clean-

fing

quality,

and

is put fometimes

for that

which

onely

and properly cleanfeth, purge

me

with

hyfope,

that

is,with

the

blood

of

that eternall

facrifice, figured

by

that

which

isfprinkled with

hyfope.

3.

that

this

blood

of

Chrift

N

z

mti

4,

Pfal.gr.7.