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The

Pafféovel., a

we

of

Ghrift.

Set. I.

217

I.

In

the

choice

of

the

Sacrifice.

The

Lord

appoin-

ted

it

to

bee

a

lamb,

or

a

kidd

:

notably

fignifying

jefus

Chriít

;

whom

lohn

Baptit

called;

the

Lamb

of

Cod,

taking

away the

(inner

of

the

world,

loh.T.29

Chriff

is

a

lamb,

a

.

In

name, Revel.

5.6.

In

the

naidf}

of

the

E1-

noc

patience,

meeknef-fe,

humility, obedience

etto

in-

nocency,

the

will

of

his

rather to

the

death

not

opening

his

mouth,

Ifai.5 3.7, in

fruitfulneffe

and

profitablenefCe

to

feed

us

with

his

flefh,

and

cloath

us

with

his

fleece

of

righteoufnef 'e.

3.

In

fhadowi,being

figured

in all

thole

lambs

flaine,

efpecially

in

the

Pafchall

lamb.

In

which

fhadowes

or

figures

bee

was

(

not

yearely

onely,

but

)

daily

held

before

the

eyes

of

beleevers

;

and

fo

here

we

confider

him.

In this

Lamb

for

his

choice mull

be

foure

conditions.

t

.

Condition.

It

rnufl

bee

a

lamb

without

blemifh,

verfe

S.

every way

perfea

without

any

fpot or

defea

:

fignifying

the

molt abfolute

perfec`Iion

of

Jefùs

Chri

it

;

who

was,both

in

refpea

of

his perfon and

iions

Win-

out

all

fpot

and

exception

i

.Pet. 1.19.

defiled

and

without

'pot.

Heb.7.2 6. Such

an

high

Prieft

it

became

us

to

have,

as

is

holy,

undefiled,

feparate from

firmer!

.

The

reafons

are

two. I.

Becaufe

elfe

his ran

-

fome were

infufficient.

2.

He mull be

perfeetly

righte-

ous

that

muff become

a

righteoufneffe

to

many.

Z.

Condition.

It

mull

bee

a

male, for

three

reafons.

r

.

Reafon.

To

note

the

excellency,

flrength,

and

digni-

ty

of

Chrift,

proper

to that

fex.

For although

he

fetned

a

moil

weak

man

in

the flue

of his

humiliation; yet

muff

hee

be,

not

eff;minate

but

mafculine

;-

ftrong, flout,

and

potent to deftroy

f

ane

and

death,and

to

foile

all

the

ene-

mies

ofmans falvation. Chrifi

indeed

muff be

the

feed

I.

Pafchall

Lamb

a

type

in

the

choice.

Chrift

a

Lamb.

Denomiaatione.

jLiali

fecatio ?e.

Adu.móratione.

Choice.

Cbrif?um

fui(e

a:vxt.apnrrov>

amici

p.a;zter

inimica

ati

,(tint.

PerfeEtion

of

Chrift.

His

excellency'