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268

2.

g9antity

of

Manna,

figura.

cive

in

4.things

Manna,

a typt

of

Chrill.

more

Manna

by the

meanes

of

the

word

andSacraments;

neither

yet

Ihall

we

loft

our

Manna,

but immediatly en-

joy.Chriff,

and fee

him

face

to

face,

which

the

Apof}le

calls

an

open

face,

i.

Cor.

i

3:

t z.

I

I.

The

quantity

of

Manna

confidered

in

it

felfe,

re-

fembled

Chrif1 in

foure particulars.

r.

It

was

a

fmall

graine,

as

a

little

feed

of

Coriander,

verf.

/4.

but

full

of

yeald, fweetneffe,

and

nourifhment:

So

J

efus

Chrif}

was

little

and

humble

in

his

owne

eies,

and

in

other

mens

eies

liker

a

worme

then

a

man. Little

in

his

birth,

in

his life,

in

his

death,

in

his

followers.

Uery weake

in

thew

and appearance

;

but

full

of

power,

firength,

and grace

to

Inflame

and

uphold

his

Church;

full

of

noarrifliment,

fweetnefl'e,

and

comfort to

refreflí

his

Church to eternalllffe.

2.

It

was freely

and abundantly given

to

Ifrael

as

the

raine, and

fell

downe

with

the

dew

:

So

Jefus

Chrift

is

freely

given

to

the

Church,and

in

him

abundant

grace

and

plentiful)

redemption.

God

never

expreffed

fccch

bounty, nor ever opened the treafury

of

his

richgrace

in

any

thing

fo

much

as

in giving

his

Chriff,

who

never

comes

any

where

without

the

fweet

dewes

of

comfort,

joy, and

happy

graces

which diftill

fromhim

into every

beleeving

heart.

3. Manna fell

every morning

round about

the

campe,

and

no

where

el

fe

;

and

fo

much

every

morning

as

was

fufficient

for

fixe

hundred thoufand

men

befides

women

and children

:

fignifying

that

JefùsChrif}

is

nowhere

to

bee found

without

the

campe

and

bounds

of

the

Church

;

and

that

o

f

his

fHlne

f

fe all beleevers

receine

grace

for

grace;

and

that

in

Chrif}

is

fufficiency

of

merit

for

all

his

Church;

and

there need

no

other

fupply

for

health

and

fafety

of

foule,

but

out

of

this

heape.

4..

It

fell

on the

evening ofthe

Sabbath

in

double

quan-

tity,

becaufe

they

muff

not

breake

the

Sabbath

in

gathe-

ring

any

:

fignifying

the double diligence

that

we

muff

ufe