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Cloud

and

Fire,types

of

Chrifl.

253

Ifrael

was

in

/Egypt

they had

no

Pillar

of

cloud

and

Fire,

and

when

they

came

into

Canaan

they

had none,, nor

needed

any

;

but while they

were

walking

in

the

wil-

dernefhe in

unknowen

waves,in

danger

of

enemies

:

We

are

without

protection while wee

are in

the

(late

of

na-

ture,

not

called

out

of

our

Egypt

;

and

whenwee

(hall

come

into

our

Canaan

we

(hall

need

none,

becaufe

wee

(hall be

fet

quite

beyond

danger

and

enemies

:

But

now

in

our moving

towards

heaven,

in fo

many

dangerous

wayes,

among

fo

many

mortali enemies,

wee

need

the

Cloud,

and

the

Lord

fupplies

our

need.

3.

Such

as

lift

up

their

eyes

to this Cloud

and Pillar

for

direction.

Had

Ifrael

refuted

to

move according to

the motion

of it,

it

would not

have

(heltred

and

com-

forted,

but

revenged them

:

Such

onely (hall

obtaine

the

mercy

of

God

in

Chrill,

who

obediently follow

Chrifl,

and fubmit themfelves

to

his

direelion.

If

thou

waitefl

upon him for duty,

thou

mayeft

waite

upon

him

for

mercy

;

for

filch

onely (hall

attaine it,Ga16. i

6.

Plat.

'

i

x

i.

i

. I

will

lift

mine

eyes

up

to the mountaines

;

and

I

then,verfe

6.

the

Swine

¡hall

not

¡mite

thse

by

day,

norathe

C/1'toone

by

night

:

alluding

to this

place,

in

which

the

cloud abates

the

heat

c,f

the

Sunne

by

day, and

the

fire

the coldnefe

of

the Mc

one by

night.

4.

Such

as

perfevere

and goe on

forward

in

grace.

For therefore

was

the

Pillar

light

in the

night

to

Ifrael,

that they might

goe

forward

day

and

night

:

And there-

fore

was

it

a

darke

cloud

to the

Ægyptians, that

they

might

not

hinder

the

Ifraelites

in

their

way.

Gods

fa-

vour

and

prote&ion belongs

to

filch as

defire

to profper

and

profit

in

grace, and

get

every

day

neerer

their

hap-

pineffe.

Objei.

But

this

limes

to

be

the way

to

lofe

all

peace

And

how this

and joy

of

our

lives,

feeing

none are

more

affailed by

comfort

is

to

Satan

and wicked

men, then godly

men,

fonnes

of

the

be

ckeemcd.

Church

that.walke

in Goda

wayes,

that take Gods.d'i-

reaîóris,