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Clean

perfons,

types

of

chri/i.

rubbing,

it

is incurable

So

if

the

finner

be

á-

flamed

and

blufh at

his finne,

if'

godly abafhrnent hath

begun

his

re-

pentance,it is

a

good

f

gne

of

cure.

2.

If

the

fpot

pric-

ked

with

a

needle,

there

come

forth blood,

it

is

in

the

way

of

cure

:

So

fanners

pricked

with

the needle

of

the

Law,

if

they have

fence

of

paine

which

makes them

cry

out

of

themfelves, and

fee

the

need

of

Chrift,

it

is

a

good

figne.

Men

pricked

now

adáies,

tlirre

up

their

blood

againfl

the

Phyfician; but fuch are

faire from cure.

3.

A

leper was

healed

when

his

leprofie

was flayed,

and

went

no

further

:

So

hee

is

to

be

pronounced

cleanc

who

truely

turnes

to

God

;

finne

bath

Io!t

dominion

in

him

;

finne

growes

leffe

and

lease

;

the

flirringv

of

cor-

ruptions are

abated

;

hee cannot doe

as

he

hath

done,

or

would doe

;

nor forget that

he

was

cured.

q..

When

the

confcience

is

bathed

in

that fountaine

in

which

water

&

blood

have

met, then

is

the leper clean.

When

by

the

merit

of

Chrifl the

firmer

is

fully

jultified,

&

by the

Spi -

rit

of

Chrift

he

is

in

part

fanClified,

&

rifetli

up

towards

full

fanClification;then

is

he

truly

pronounced

clean.

odjeR.

Alas

11

I

am

then

vncleane

flill; I

find much

fouleneffe

and

folly

prefent

with

me.

Sod.

I.

The leper

and

(inner

maybe

truely cleanfed,

never

fully

in

this life;

for

every day will

make him

foule even

after

true

repentance

:

but

wee muff daily re-

nue

our repentance

for

daily

cleanfing. z.

Remember,

.

that

the

leper

mull íhave

his

haire

againe and

againe,but

hee

leaves

the roots

behind

;

yet hee

was pronounced

cleane,

though the

haire

was

flill

growing,and

for

all

the

roots.

3.

The running

water

in

the

bafen.

for the

cure

of

the

leper,fignified

a

continual)

flowing

of

a'.foun-

tame

of

grace

from

Chrift

to the

heart

of

the firmer,

for

his continuali

wafhing.

I

I

I. What

every

man

mull

doe

in

fence

of

his

fiiirituall

feprofie..

'Something

is

to bee done before the

cure

formeithiing

àft¿er..'

I.

Before