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792.

Clean

perfons,typesofChrif.

pened

both

for

ju(lífication

and

fanflification. For

wa-

ter

and

blood

here

meet,fhadowing

the ftreames

of

wa-

ter

and

blood

iffuing

from

the

fide

of

Chriíl

in

his

paífl_

on,

r

/ohm

5.6.

2.

The

bird

ílaine

over

running

wa-

ter

fignified

the

innocency

of

the death

of

Christ,

for

though

he

mull

dye,

yet

his

L

lood

is

in

pure ftreames,

as

running

water

is. 3.

That

this

water mull

be

running

j

water,

not

ítauding;

fignifying

that there

is

a

continual(

cocke and

conduit

of

grace

overflowing

from this fowl-

;

taine, ever running

and iltuing

from

Chrift to the

re

fie-

filing

ofthirlly

and weary foules beleeving

in

his

name.

4.

By

the

falling

of

the blood

into

running

water might',

allo

be

fignified,

that

the death

of

Chrift

Ihould

run

into

the

Miniftery

ofthe

Gofpell,

as

the

waters

from

under

the

Sanauary

every way.

As

Chrift

fpake

of

Maries

fan

preparing him to

his

death

:

fo much

more

of

his

death

it

Celfe,

what

he

path done

and fuffered

{hall

bee

every

where

preached

to

the

worlds

end.

3.

This

water

mull

be

in

an

earthen

veffell.

Not

onely

to

lignifie

that

Chri(l malt fweat

and

powre

forth

in

his

death, water

and blood

according

to

his

humane nature,

(which

for

the time

of

his

abalècnent was

a

fraile and

brittle

veffell,

fubjea

to

infirmities and contempt.

and

in

all

things

like

unto

ours

onely

fitine

excepted) but

alto

that

this

bleffed

treafury

ofthe

Church fhould

bee

retained

and held in

earthen

veffells,

that

is,

the

faithful(

minifters of

Chrill

;

how

contemptible

foever they

are

in

the

world,yet

theft

(hall cary and

difperie thefe

Welled

myfteries unto men,

aS

2

Cor.

4.

7.

Secondly,

concerning

the

live

Sparrow. The

general(

lignification

of

it

was

Chrili now

alive

railed

from

the

dead,

who

can dye

no

more, but ever liveth,

and

fitteth

at the

right

hand

of

God,

and

that

by

the

power of

his

divinity.

And

i.

This Sparrow mull

be

ufed

all()

to

1

the cleaning

ofthe

Leper.

For

neither the humanity

of

Chrift without

his

deity,

nor

his

deity

without

his hu-1

manity