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Cloud

and

Fire,types

of

Chrift.

a

when it defcended

on

the Tabernacle,

and

delivered

his

Oracles

in

it,

Exod.

33. 9.

fo

jefus

Chrift

alone

is

the

cloudy

Pillar

by

whom

theLord

delivers

to

us

his

whole

counfell

concerning our happy

paffage

through this

our

wilderneffe

to

that

bletfed Canaan,

the

happy

refl

of

all

the

Saints.

And

as

they

mull

heare

and obey abfolutely

thofe Oracles,fo

we

are

commanded to

heare

him,

Mat.r'.S.

kfe

r.

Comfort

by

Chrift

as

our

guide.

A

pplication

follower.

L

Is

Chria the

Pillar

?

Here

is

comfort

for

the

peo-

ple

ofGod

;

who

(hall

want

no

good things,but

this

Pil-

lar

ofcloud

and fire (hall

íùpply

it.

For,

1.

The Cloud

was

a

general! guide

for

all and

every

particular

ofGods

pe.-)ple,lfa.4.5.6.

The

cloud

was eve-

ry

where

feene

:

and

Chrift

is

every

where

prefent

to

be

feen

&

found in

his Church.

Wherefoever

two

or three

are

gathered together

in my

name,

there

am I

in

the

midfl

ofthem,

Mat.18.2o.

ler.5

i

.5

.

Irr

tel

hath

6eene

no

svidozr.

I

T.

The

Cloud

w

as

an

unerring guide

;

becaufe

the

Lord

went

in

the

Cloul:

fo

that (except the

Lord

could

mifiead

them)

they

muf{

needs gue

aright-

jefus

Chrift

is

the way

as

well

as

the

truth;

follow

him

in

the

direai

-.

on

of

his

word,

in

the motions

ofhis

fpirir, agreeing

thereto

:

in

his bleffed example

both

in

doing

and

fuffe-

ring

walke

as

he did

:

And

as

he

paffed

by

his

Croffe

to

the

Crown,fo

{hall

he lead

thee

through

this wilderneffe

to that

Canaan and

ref

},tom

which

he

hath gone

before

to

take

thee in.

I

I

T.

As

the

Cloud

was

a

fafe guide

and

a

covering

cloud,fo

is

jefus

Chri

-ft

the

vayl

and

cover

of

his

Church.

When

the

Pharaoh

of

hell purfues

us

at

heels,and

is

even

ready.

to

fnatch

us

back

into eternal'

flavery

;

now

this

Angell

ofthe Covenant

interpofeth himfelfe

to

defend

us,and

aeppeth

betweene

us and

dangers.

This

Cloud

of

Gods

protebion

(feeme it never

fo

farre off

)

is

the

fure

wall