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Manna,

a

type

of

Chrgi.

-273

world. 3.

That

Manna

preferved onely naturalt and

temporali

life,

as

other

bread

:

but this

preferves

fpiri-

tuall

and

eternal'

life

in

the

foule and

inward

man.

4.

That

manna

could

not preferve

this

temporal'

life

for

ever,

Ioh.6,49.

Your

fathers

did

eate

Manna

iwr

the

wilderneffe,

and

are

dead

;

nay

it

could

not

keepe them

from

hunger above

on

e

day

to

an

end

:

But

this

bread

once

tailed

makes

a

man

live

for ever,

hee

Jhall

not

die,

ver,/

5o. yea

he

fhall

never

hrsnger

more,verf.35.

S.

Ifa

man

were

dead,

that

manna

could

not

raife

him

againe

to

life

:

but this raifeth dead to

life,

as

Lazartpr

;

which

all

the food,

phyficke and meanes on

earth

cannot

doe,

/oh.

11.25. He

that

beleeveth

in

me,

thoasgh

bee zrere

dead,

yet

(hall

hee

lisle.

6.

That

manna

did

corrupt, it

melted

daily

when

the Sanne

arofe;

it

lalled

not

beyond

a

day,

it

continued

not

beyond the

wilderneffe

;

and

that

fmall

portion

which the

Lord

referved

in

the Holy

of

holies,

perifhed

and was

loll

after the captivity

:

But

this

man-

na

is

not

fubjea

to

corruption,

but

abideth

Tweet

and

precious

to

every

hungry heart

;

nor

fubjal to

violence,

but abides in the Holy

of

holies

without

all

change

or

feare

of

danger

;

nor onely

lafls

in

this journey through

our wildernelfe,

but

is

the

fweetefl

and

moll delicious

in

our

Canaan

;

when

hoe

fhall

bee food,phyfick, raiment,

delight,and

all

in

all,to

all

the

Saints

and

formes

of

God.

See.

Lr.

Now

to

application

:

I. To note

in

God

foure things

:

r.

Patience

and

love.

2.

Watchfulnetfe

and care.

3.

Bountifùlneffe

and benificence,

4.

Wifedome

and

judgement.

And

all

there

to his Church, both

jewifh

and

Chriflian,

and

to

all

the

Ifrael

Of

God,

I

egali

and

Evangelical'.

Every

one

of

thefe affordeth

ús

fpeciall

matter

of

inftruetion.

I.

His

grace andipatience

appeares

in

the

time

of

his

T

giving

1

Vfe

inrefpeft

of God.

I.