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Cloud

and

Fire,

types

of

Chrill.

Mat.3.t

T.

and

perfealy

by his

blood

which

cleanfeth

from

all

finne.

r

.Ioh,,

.7.

I

V.

As

a

pillar

both

of

fire and cloud

,

it

fignified

Chrift

in

his

r

.

perfon.

z .

anions.

i

.

In his

perfon:

Being

a

Pillar

both

of

fire

and

cloud, it

was

both

light

and darkneffe;fïgnifying

Chrift jefus,God

and man;both

fhining in

the

brightnetfe

ofthe

glory

ofhis

deity,and

at

the

fame

time clouded,veiled,

darkned,

and obfcured in

a

bale and

defpicable

humanity

:

in

which

to

the blinde

world,

was

no

forme

nor beauty,

/peg

3.2. And

as

both

fire

and

cloud

make

but

one pillar,

fo

God

and

man,one

Chrift.

2.

In

h;s

anions. For

1.

As

the

Pillar

of

fire and cloud,

Chrili

both

enlightens the

I

lrael

of

God

to

falvation,and

is

darknes,at

the

fame

time,to

all

Egyp-

tians,

that

is,

a

humbling block and

hone

of

offence

to

unbeleevers.

2.

As

the

fame

pillar,

Chrift both open-

eth

the'

ay

of

the red

lea

to

beleevers, giving the

grace

of

Baptifine through

the

red

fea

of

his

blood:as

alto

jufi-

ly

fhutteth obfünate

finners

from

grace

and

favour

;

the

meanes

of

which

(being

offered

unto

them)

they

wilful-

ly

tread under foot,

turning

all

the grace

of

Chrift to

their deeper

damnation.

3. As

the

fume

Pillar

of

cloud

and

fire,

Chrift

is

the

guide

ofall the

¡fracl

of

God

;

whom

wee

rnufl

follow

in all

our journey

through our

wilderne(fe,both

in

the rules

ofhi)

holy

donrine,and

al-

fo

ofhis

blef

ed

e

xample.Therefore himfelfe

faith(Mat.

I

I

.29.)

follow

me

:

as

they

were

to

follow

that

cloud

;

for that

was

but

a

Type

of this, leading

us

to

out

Cana -

an.

4.

as

that

fame Pillar

ofcloud

and fire,jefus

Chrift

proteneth

his

Church from

all

enemies

:

Hee

fleps

be-

tweene

the

Camps

of

Ifraëlites and

1h:gyptians,

becom-

ming their

fure defence,

l'fai.

18.

r

.

24

This

Pillar (hall

never refi

till the dead

bodies

oftheiEgyptians

and ene-

mies

become

a

fpoile

and

fpenacle to

his

people.

V. In

the

infallible

infiruftïon

ofit,it

typifyedChrifi.

For

as

the Lord

fpake

to

-Mofea

out

of

the

cloudy Pillar,

R

4

when

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