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2S4

Yfe.

4.

Mercy and ju-

nice

mec

in

this

type.;

Cloud

and Fire,

types

of

ChrU,

reftions,

and

des

re

to

proceed and perfever

in

godl-

neife

;

how

then

are

all

thefe promifes accomplished

?

("Afro

a

All

promifes

of

temporal' good things

are

made

with

exception

of

the

croffe

:

this exception

ienpeacheth not

the promife. a.

It

is

a

common con-

dition

of good and

bad

to

fuftaine

many

evils, and un-

dcrgoe

many

difficulties; but

withthisdifference,

that

the

wicked

have no

Pillar

to

fuftaine

them, no

cloud,

no

refuge

or

hiding

place

:

but the godly

bath

God

for his

refuge, his Pillar, and Cloud,

3.

The

Pillar

-íä1l

fiends

over

the Tabernacle, and

laves

the Armie

of

Ifrael:

the

whole

Church

is

ever

faved

by

Gods

prote&tion,

though

fome

fouldiers

may

fall

in

the

battcll;

as

Martyrs,

who

receive

not

alwaies

corporal'

deliverance,

to

re-

ceive

a

better

reCurreftîcn,

4.

If

this

Pillar

put not off

force

evills,it ever

fupplies fome

greater good

:

Ifit

de-

liver not from death,

it

delivers

by

death

:

If

our

state

feeme

not

fo

good, it

will

turne

is

to

áood,Rom.8.

It

led

the

Ifraelites

to Marah,

a place

of

bitternefJe;

but

the

next

remove

was

toElise, where were

twelve

foecntaixes

of

*ate

,Exed. t 5.13,2

y.

It

fufi'ers

the

Ifraelites

to

want

meat

in

the

wilderneffe,

but

to

feed

them

with

Manna

If

to

want

drinke,

it

is

to

fupply

them

by miracle ;

to

refrefh their

foules

as

well

as

bodies

by

water out

of

a

rocke.

I

V.

In

the

fame

Pillar

of

the

Cloud,

fee

juflice and

mercy

met together

and

tempered.

t.

Mercy

to

the

Church

and

beleevers

;

that now

wee behold

Gods pre

-

fence in

a

cloud.

The

brightneffe

of

his goodneffe

to

us

shines

in

this

darke cloud,

in

which

wee

fee

him

as

wee

are

able. His

Majefly

bath attempered

himfelfe

to

our

debility

and

weakneffe.

For

fuch

is

our

infirmity here

below, that

urleffe the

glory

of

God

be

wailed

and

cove-

red,

wee

can

never

bee

able

to

behold

it

:

no

more then

the

Priests could

(land before

the

brightneffe

of

the

cloud

that

filled

the

Temple,

i.

Kinn.B. i

i.

nor

the

Difciples

abide