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Cloud

and

Fire,

types

of

Chrif.

24$

a

cic

ud appeared

to

Moles,

Exod.

19.

9.

God

appeared

it-idle

cloud

upon

the

Oracle, Lev.

i

6.1.

So

Chrifl

in

the

Mount

was

transfigured

in

a

bright

cloud

:

In

his afcen-

ding

he was

taken

out

of

their

fight in

a

cloud

:

And in

his

comming

againe

to

judgement,

bee (hall

appeare

in

the

Clouds

to

judge the quick

and

dead.

2.

In

refpea

of

the

ifraelites,

i.to

Phew and

di-

rea

them the

way

as

a

faithfull and

confiant guide

through the

wilderneffe,

for

when it

rnooved they

muff

moove,when

it flood they

muff Band.

Pf:I.78.14,in the

day he led

them

with

a

cloud,

and

all

the

night

with

a

light

of

fire:which

feemes

the

chicle

ule

of

ir,

Exod.

i

3.

z

r

.

2.

to

lline

and

lighten

them in the way,

fo

as

they

might

got

by

night

as

well

as

by

day,

fo in

Pfd.

78.14.

Ì

he led

them

all

night

long

with

a

light

of

fire,

noted

alfo,

Exod.

13.1

1i 3.

to

coole and

comfort

them(as

a

fha-

dow)

from

the

parching

heat

of

the

Sunne:

Pfa.10

5.39,

He fpread the

cloud

as

a

covering

or

canopy

over them.

To

which the

Prophet

(ifia.4.5.)

alluding,

cals

it

a

cove-

ring

cloud,

which fhadow

was

no

fmall

comfort

in

that

hot

countrey,

in

that

dry

and

parched

defers, they hill

lying

and

living

abroad

in

it. 4.

as

a

fhield to

defend

them

againfl

their

enemies,for

the

cloud came

betweene

the

hofl

of

Ifrael

and

the

hoft

of

the

'Egyptians to

fe-1

perate betweene them.

And

therefore

it

is

called

_(Nurmb.'

9.19.

the

watch

ofthe

Lord,

aaively,

watching over

their

fafety;

paffively,which they

carefully

watched and

f

attended.

3.

In

refpea

of

enemies

:

It

was

darkeneffe

to

the

'Egyptians,

Exod. 14.

2

o.

For the

Lord

ufed

two

of

his creatures

againfl

the /Egyptians efpecially;water,and

the

cloud,

as

meanes

of

execution

of

his

jufiice upon his

enemies:

As

the

clouds

and

fire

fhalbe

ferviceable for

the

execution

of'

his

laft and generali

judgement at

Chrifls

fecond

appearing.

4.

I V.

weft.

W

herein was this cloudy pillar a

type

of

How it

was

a

Chrift

?

R

3

.Anfiv.

type

of Chrie,