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276

Comfort

there..

by.

Inftan¢es.

i

Manna,

a

type

of

Chriji#

hibiting

Jefus

Chrili.

3.

In

the holy

Minif}ery

of

Prophets

and

Apof}les,in

which

it was

plentifully

íhow-

red.

4.

In

thefpirituall

wor(hip

of

beleevers

both

in

the old

and

new

Teflament.

S

.

In

the

bleffed

Incarna-

tion and

appearance

of

the

truth

it felfe,

who

rofe

as a

glorious

funne

ofrighteoufbeffe but

as

it

were

at

mid

-

night

when

the

world

lay in

fuch

palpable

darkeneffe

as

was

thicker

then the

darkeneflèe

of

"Egypt:

as

manna

fell

in the

night,

and

was

readier

for

them every morning

then they

were

for

it.

Apply

this obfervation

for

thy particular comfort.

If

thou

beef} an

Ifraelite,no night (hall

befall

thee

nor

fleep

in

any

night,

but

this

careful'

eye

of

God

(hall

watch

to

supply

thee.As

in

three

ins

}an:es.

T.

The

godly

palling

through this

wilderneffe

ofthis

world,

although

they

be

in

Covenant

with God

(as

IfraeI

was) yet

often

are

cal}

into the

night

of

finne,

and

in

this night

they

often

nod

and flip

into

a

founder

fleepe

of

Panne

sometimes

then

they

thinke off:

but then this eye

watcheth

them,

that

they fleepe not in death and

fo

fall

into extreame

ruine.

For they

being

written

on

the

palme

of

the

Lords hand,

being

as

a

fignet upon

his finger,

as

.a

jewel(

on

his

heart,

and

(which

is

neerer)

as

the apple

of

his

eye,

he

watcheth

a

feafon

to waken

them,

to

raife

them,

and

erec`}

therm

in

faith

to watchfuineífeand

falvation.

2.

Many

times

the

godly

fall

into

the

night

ofafflk

ion,

and

are

call

in-

to

the darke ofmany

deadly

dangers

which

they

should

never

(by

the

mfelves)

be

wound out

off.

Now

while

.

they

are

thus furprifed

with

a

dead and dangerous

fleep,

the

Lord watcheth to prepare feme

meaner

of

evafon,

which

they

never

dreame

off.

How

did

the

Lord

watch

over

Jonah

while

he

flept

under hatches

not

dreaming

off©

prefent

a

danger

?

Nay

when

he feemes

dead

and

buried

in

theWhales belly(as

in

a

grave

of

filence)how

miraculously

did

the Lord watch

to

bring him

to

dry

land

as

found

and

fare

as if he

had

beetle

kept

in

a

thong

caf}le?