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Demonf}

rates

wound

8c

cute.

How Chrift

cures us.

Circumcifion,

a

type

of

Chrift.

I

all

their

Circumcifions.

2.

in

their

fhedd ing

of

blood

by

Circunicifxon, was reprefenred

to

their

eyes

the fhed-

ding

of

Chrif

s

blood

;

not

onely in

the

fiat

fruits

of

his

bloodfhed

iri

his

Circumcifion

(

which was

a

part

of

his

hurniliation,and

a

parcel!

of

the

price payed

for

our

fins)

but

alto

the

full

powring

out

of

all

his

blood

in

facri

fice

upon

the Croífe, wherein

the Circumcifion

of

Chrift

was

fully

accomplifhed.

3.

was

fh.dowed

their duty

alto

;

that

having

fbed the

frfi

fruits

of

their blood

in

Circumcifion in obedience

to

God,

they

fhould

be

rea-

dy

to ihed

all

their

blood for him whom

they

expeeied

to ihed

all

his

blood

for them.

3. A

dáftingrifAinz

figne

of

the

jewes

from

all

other

people

who

were without

God, without Chrifi;

and they onely

a

chofen

feed

in

that

blefl'ed

feed,

in

whom

all

their

prerogatives

were

conferred

and efaablifhed.

q..

A

demonfrarive figne,

z

.ofthe

naturali finne and

difeafe

of

man; and

therefore

it

was placed

in

the

generative

part,to

admonit1i

t46ra.

ham

and his

poflerity

of

their

uncleanneffe ;

for things

eleane

need

no

Circumcifion

nor

ablution.Abraham

and

his

feed

mua

be

led out

ofthemfelves.

z.

to

demon-

arate

the

cure

and remedy

by

the

Mefiiah

5o

come,

cleanfing

our

natures

two

wales,

r.

by

bearing upon

himfelfe

the imputation

ofour

impurities;

24

by

healing

them in

us,

partly

by

his merit

and

bloody death be-

llowing

a

perfea

righteoufnetfe

upon

us

;

partly by

his

Spirit dailyfanftifying and circumcifing

our

hearts

:thus

bath this Sacrament preached

Chrift

unto

us.

Now

the

obfervations to make

it

ufefull.

I.

Take notice

of

our

owne agate

to

humble us,

both

in fíate

ofnature,and

in

flare ofgrace.

I.

In our

nature,

wee

are

all

fprung

out

of

a

corrup-

ted

feed;

which

although

we would forget,

yet the Lord

in

this

Sacrament

tooke

care

that

his

people

should

ear-

1

ry upon

their

bodies

the

figne

of

finne and

death,feazing

upon

their

whole

nature, In

place

of

which

comes

our

Baptifme

rfe.

î.

Be

humbled for

naturali corms*

Lion.