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Manna,

a

type

ojChrift.

267

2.

The

tafle

of

Manna

was

Tweet,

and

tailed

like

roar

frefh

oyfe,

Numb.

l

i

.8. or

wafers

baked with heney,Exed.

16.31

:

So

nothing

is

fp

fweet

as

jefus

Chrifl to

an

a&

flied

and hungry

heart, The

Tweet

promifes

of

grace

are

fweetcr

then

honey,

Pfal. t

9. i

o.

No

frail

and

tweet

oile

can

fo

cherith the face,

as

they

doe the

heart

which

is

able

to

apprehend the

Tweet

confolations

and

¡oyes

of

the

Spirit.

And

as

Manna

tatted

alike

to

all

tafles,

and

every

whit

of

it

was

Tweet,

and every

mouth

tafled the

fame

fweetneffe,

as

it

never

was

in any

other

food in

the

world

:

So

onely

Chrift

is

the

fame

to

all

that

tafle

him,

and

every

whit

of

him

is

fweet,

even

his

yoake,

his

Croffe, and

every mouth that

tafles

him,

can confeffe

hire

fo

to

be.

3.

The

figure of

it

was round,a

figure

of

perfection

fignifying

jefus Chrift

without

beginning

or

end,the

fir(t

The

01.

,mod

the

Taft,

mot}

fimple and fincere,

without

any

guile-

full

corner or

angle

;

molt infinite, moll

perfef,

and fit

to

containe

all

perfections

of

grace,

meet

for

the

head

of

the Church.

4.

The

colour

was

white,

Exod. 16.3

i

:

fignifying

the

molt

holy

and

immaculate purity

of

jefus

Chrift

in

his

nature, peribn,

and a?fions

:

The holy One

of

God,

fairer

then all

the fonnes

of men,Pfal.4

j

. z

.

5.

The generality

:

It

was common

to

all theMfrae-

lites

of

what

{late

foever

:

So

jefus

Omit'

is

the

com-

mon Saviour,

to

rich

and poore,

to

mailer

and

fervant,

bond

and free,and

to

all beleeving in

his

Name

without re-

#eci

of

perfons,AL.I

o.24.

There

is

neither

male

nor

fe-

male,

but

all are

one

in

Ciri,

ft,

Gal.

3,

2

S.

6.

The

continuance

of

it

:

This

was

all

the

while,

they

were

in

the

wilderneffe

:

So

Chrift continues

al-

wayes

with

his

Church,

to

the

end

of

the

svorld,tfatt.

28.2o.

But

when

they came

into

Canaan it ceafed ;

for

where

ordinary

bread

was,

was

no need

of

miraculous

:

So

when

wee

come

to

ourCanaan,

wee

(hall

gather

no'

more