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.11.111w.

Manna,

a

type

of Chrifi.

269

ufe

to get Chrift while wee

are

in

and

life,

eiwhi

h

Even

of

our

eternal' Sabbath,

la-

bour after

a

farther degree

of

grace,

giving

all

diligence

to

make

oar

eleEEion

fore before we

goe

hence

;

for

when

that

eternal' rett

comreth

there

is

no more gathering,

but

a

ceafiug

from

all

labour.

And

upon

condition

of

our

diligence and care

here

below,

wee

fhall have fupply

enough

of

all

grace

without

labour and

gathering

when

Chrift

flail

be

all

in

all

to

all

Ifrael

gathered

unto him.

Sea.

I

l.

Now

wee are to

confider this miraculous

Food,

both

in

theJews

gathering

of

it,

as

alfo

in

their

ufe

of

it.

L In

their gathering

are

three

things

;

the

place,

the time,

the

meafure.

r

.

The

place

where

:

It

was

about

the

campe and

tents

of

the

Jews

in

the

wilderneffe

:

fignifying

that

Chriff the

heavenly

Manna

is

given to

us in

this

our

wil-

derreffe, and

while we

are

in this

world

wee

mu(t

pro-

cure him to

our felves,

or

never

:

And

farther that

his

grace

is

rained

dow

ne

in

the

Church

;

and

no

where

elfe

is

laving grace

ordinarily to

bee

found

Onely

the

Ifrael

of

God

enjoy Chrift

in

the

meanes;

his

abode

is

among the

tents

of

fhepherds.

2.

The time of

gathering

is

:

r

.

The

wecke

day

;

the

fixe

dayes, not

the

Sabbath,

for it came not

on

the

Sabbath

;

but

as

knowing

and

dfl'inguifhing

times

it

would,

as

feed

them,

fo teach

them

;

namely

to

ref}

on

the

Sabbath day,as

it

did

and

fignified

that

in

that eter-

nail

Sabbath

wee

fhall

enjoy

Manna

without

meanes

and

(hall

care

our

fill

of

that

hidden

Manna,

laid up

and

prepared

for the

Saints, Revel.z

.1

7.

s.

Every

day

in

the

wecke

:

to

fignifie

that

we

mutt daily feed

on

Chrift-

race

;

and

that

wee

muff

daily renew

the

care

vation

and

fuftenance

of

our

foules.

3.

Eve-

ry

L

T.

Threc

things

in

the

Icws

ga-

theúng.