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Z20

The

time

of

his

Miniftery

and

pain

on orde-

red.¡

RuiRDominr

decima die

eiu,f'de

mens,

hoeeji

ante

quinque

dies pafch

e

ix

Ci-

vitatem in qua

pate,

etw,erat in-

greJJì

rtst.

Anfelna.

in

Math.zi.

The

Paffeover,

a

type

of

Chrift.

I.

for

his

Miniftery. Chrift

muff

not

bee facrificed

pre

-

fently fo

Toone

as

he

is

borne,

nor

fo

bone

as

he

is

bap-

tiled

and

feperated,

but after

that

feperation muff live

about foure yeares

to

preach

the

kingdome

of

God,

and

then

be

offered up;

that

his

death

might

not

be

as

a

feale

to

a

blancke, but

might

confirrne

all

that

holy

doctrine

delivered

by

his

owne

mouth

and Miniftery

to

the

world. z.For

his paflìon.

The

time

ofit

depended not

on

the will

of

man, for his enemies

fought

many

a

time

before

to

flay

him

;

as

Herod

in

his infancy,

Mat.2.,

6.

the

Jewes

tooke

up

hones to

acme

him, loh.

S.

5-9

:

the

Nazarites would

breake

his necke

from

an hill, Luk:

4.

2c9.

And

many

other

attempts were

made againft his life;

but

his

time

was

not

then

come,the

lambe muff be

refer_

ved foure

daies.

And

this

very

moment

oftime

was de-

termined and regiftred

in

Gods molt

certaine

and

un-

changeable

computation:

AEI

2.23.6eing delivered

by

the

determinate

ceunfell

and

foreknowledge

of

God.

Whofe

wifdorne

fo

ordered

that,

i.

as

the lambe was taken

in

the

tenth

day

ache

firft

month

:

fo

Christ

came

into

Ierufalem

about

the

tenth

day

of

the

fame

month

to

fuffer;as

appeares,lob.

r

z.

For upon

the

fixth day before

his paflìon,he

came

to Bethany,

ver.

r

.

and the

next

day

he

went

to

Ierufalem,

which

was

the

fifth

day before

his

paffion,ver. 12.

z.

as

the

lambe

mutt

be

Elaine

the

four-

teenth

day

ofthe

firft

month (which anfwereth

to our

March)

and

at the

full

ofthe

Moone

:

So,

that no

n'

an

might

be

deceived

in

our

Pafchall

lambe, he

muff be fa-

crificed

at

the Paffeover,

the

fame day

that the

Iambe

mutt

be

shine

;

In

the

full

Moone to note

the

fulneffe

of

time

now

come

which was

fo long

before appointed,

and in

fuch

a

month

as

when light

prevailes

againft

darkenefl'e,and

every thing

revives and fprings

:

to

fìgni-

fie

that

Chrilt

by his fuffering chafeth

away our d

rke-

neffe

and death,and

brings in

light

and

life, and

a

bleffed

fpring ofgrace

and glory.

III.

Obfer-

a-