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244

4.

conaant

mi-

racles

to

Ifrael

in

the

wilder-

nefle.

2.

How it

difle:.

red

from other

cIou4s.

Nées

je.)ieve.

3.

What

was the

ttfe

ofit.

Numb.

14.14.

Clouddnd

F'ir

c,ype,r

of

Chrifl

forty

yeares.Thofe fours great

miracles

were.

r.

the

not

[welling

of

their

feet.

Deut.

8.4.

2.

their

apparrells

not

wearing,

or

not

waxingold,

Deut.

8.4.

3.the feeding

of

them

with

daily

Manna!

s,ver.3.and

6,and

water out

of

a

rock,ver.

r

s,

4.this Pillar.

2.

weft.

Was

there

any difference

between

this and

other

Clouds

?

eflnfw. Yes in

five

things,

i.

the

matter,

z.

the

fa-

shion,

3.

the

motion,

4.

the properties,

S.

the

durance.

r .

The

matter

ofit

was

not

of

vapours

as

other

clOuds,

nor

apt

to

engender

raine,

but

framed

by

the

Lord be-

fides and

above the

ordinary

courfe

of

nature.

z.

The

fafhion:It

kept

ilia

the

figure

ofa

Pillar,

whereas

other

clouds

continually

alter the fhape and

figure

every

mo-

ment.

3.

The

motion

:

other

clouds

are

mooved

by

the winde: this

mooved

it

lelfe, yea

though the windes

mooved moll

firongly,

it

flood

flill.

Betides

that

the

motion

of

it

was certaine,

and

imitable

fo as

they might

follow

it, but

fo

was

it

never

in any

other

cloud.

4.

It

had contrary

properties

,

of

light

and

of

darkeneffe,

being

a

Pillar ofcloud

and

fire.

S.

In durance. For

one

cloud

to

continue firme and

fiable

for

forty

yeares long

mull needs bee

miraculous,

whereas nothing

is

fooner

difperfed then

ordinary

clouds

by

winde

and weather.

In

all

which

regards

it

is

called

the

Cloud

of

the Lord;

Numb.

14.

14.

Not

that

all

clouds

are

not

his,

but

be-

caufe

this was

fo

after

a

fpeciall

and

extraordinary

manner.

3.

Quefl. What

was

the

ufe

ofthis

cloudy

Pillar

?

esinfir.

Threefold,

the

firfl

in

refpec`f

ofGod,

the

fecond

in

refpe,i

of

the Ifraelites,

the

third

in

refpect

of

their

enemies,

Numb.

t4.

4.

1.

In refpeel

of

God;

It

was

a

fgge

and fyrnbole

of

the

prefence

ofGod

and

Chrifl. For God

often

plea

-

fed to

manifefl

his prefence

by

the clouds

:

As

when

he

Jets

his

bowe

in

the

clotrd,a figge

of

his

favour

God

in

a

,7,..........