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Red

fea,

a

type

of

Chré/i.

thy

pafrage

be

through

the bottome

ofthe

fea.

I I

I.

To obferve

what

a

many

comforts

this

great

yfe

3.

workeof

God

will

load

us

withall,

that

are

willing

to

b

it

is

bmfaorts

carry

them

away.

For,

work

of

God:

L The

Lord:

in

ffrange

and

unwonted

dangers

can

worke

new

and

unwonted

remedies for

his

children.

As

we

heard before

that

fire (hall

not

burne

them,

fo here

the

lea

(at

his

word

of

refireint)

(nall

not

drowne

them.

He

can

make

a

wall

of

water

more

flrongfor them

than

a

wall

of

Adamant

:yea

himfelfe(according to

their need)

will

be

to them

either

a

wall oFfire

or

Irater.

I

I.

What

danger

can

prevaile

againff

the Church,if

all

there dangers

on

all

hands,

above them,

below them,

afore

them, behind them at

once,

cannot finke

them

?

No,ll

tie

gates

of

bell

cannot

prevaile.rgainß

it.

Every

tnaine

affliion

is

like

a

maine

Red

fea

which threatens

to

fwallow

us

up,

but

it

(hall

in

the

i{l'ue

onely preferve

1

the

Church.W

hat

we

have

moil

caufe

to

feare,the

Lord

maketh

moff

helpfull and

foveraigne.

The

very raging

lea

(rather

then

they Hall

perifh)

(hall

open her

lappe

as

a

tender

mother to

receive

them from

the

rage

of'

Pha-

raoh and his

purfuing army

:

Nay

the

land

of

Gofhen

Ball

not be

halle fo bountifull

to them

as

there

waters,

which

gave

them

freedome,viCfory,

and

the

fpoiles,

and

riches remaining

upon

the

dead bodies

of

their

enemies.

I

I

L

How

unweariably

the Lord

lets himfelfe

to

overcome

all difficulties

for

his

fervants.

What

had

it

beene

to

have

paflèd

the

oppreforsof

Ægypt,

and

to

have

beene

(wallowed

up

of

the

fea

?

Therefore

hee

makes

a

new

way,

where

never

any

way

lay

before,

in

I

the bottome

of

the

fea.

Afterwards

he makes

a

o

y

Í

barren

wilderneffe

comfortable

to

them

;

dryes

up

jor-

dan as

ffrangely

for

their

paffage;gives

them

a

daily har-

veff

ofMannah from heaven

;

breaks

a

rock

to

give them

water;

and happily

in

time finitheth their

long and

to

di-

óus journey.

Even

fo

the

g

godly.

(going out

of/Egypt,

it

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