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The

PaíeoVer,

a

type

of

Chili.

lintel!

and

fide

pofts

of

the

doores

of

the

Ifraelites,

verf

sz.

i

.

In

that

it mutt

be

fprinkled, it

fignified

that

the

blood

of

Chrift

muff be applied

unto

us

;

:for

our

righte-

oufneffe Rands

not

in

the

fhedding

of

Chrifts blood,

but

in

fprinkling

and

application

of Chrifis

blood flied and

fprinkled upon

our foules

and confciences

to

purge

them

fromdead

works.

2.

It

muft

be

fprinkled

upon

the pofts and

doores,

fo

as

the Ifraelites

could

neither go

out

of

doores

nor in,

but

they

muff

fee

on

all

fides

the

blood

of

the

lamb

:

fignifying

that

they

and

wee fhould

both

at

home

and

abroad, going

forth

and

comming

in,

and

on all occafions

have the

paffion

of

jefus Chrift

be-

fore

our eyes, in the

holy

meditation

and

deepconrem-

plation

of

it.

3.

It

was

not

enough

for

the

Jew that

the

lamb was

Elaine,

and

the

blood fhed

within

the

houfe;

but it

mull

be

fprinkled without doores, that

every

man

might

fee it

:

and

fignifyed,that

ifChri-fts

blood and

the

merit

of

it

be

fhed

in

the

houfes

of

our

hearts

for jufti-

fication

and

righteoufneffe,

the fprinkling

of

it

will

ap-

peare and bee

fecne

without,

in

holy

life

and praclife

of

fan

tification.

s. This blood

of

the

lamb muff

not

bee

fprinkled

with

the

bare

hands,

but

with

a

bunch

of

hyffope

dipt

in

the

blood,

verte

22

:

which

fignified,

that

every one

which

puts

forth

his hand,

is

not fprinkled

with

Chrifts

blood,

unleffe

he have

provided this

bunch

of

hyffope.

Hy

foope

is

faith

:

and

faith

refembles this

herbe

in foure

things.

1.

It

is

a

grow

d herbe,

low

and

weake

:

fo

faith in it

felfe,

and

in

cuR,

is

weake,

fraile, feeble,

and

of

molt

defpifed.

Neither

hath every

man that

bath

hyf-

fope in his

garden,

this

bunch

of

hyffope

in

his

heart.

z. Boating

in

a

rocke

(for

fo

it

ufed

among

the

Jews

)

whence

tome thought it to

bee

Pellitory

ofthe

wall.

Faith

root8

it

felfe

upon

the

rocke

jefus Chrift,

and

can

-

not

grow

or profper

in

any

other

foile.

Other

hyffope

roots

in

earth, this

in heaven.

3.

It

is an

herbe

cleanfng

Q

and

2Z5

Blood

ofchrit

fprinkled,orar-

plied.

3

Faith

refem-

bled

by hyf-

fopc)

how.

HA

ffopKSfid.cs

efi

Ag.ìnq..lVuin.

33

Herta

hu.ülis.

Radici.lriis

ba-

rer;

inpetra.

Purgans,

&;

fanans.