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282.

Application.

Eph.5.s.

Manna,

a

type

of

ChrVl.

in

nature:

For the things

of

creation, the

heathen

knew

them

in

part

from

God

as

god,

Rom,

1.19

:

But for

the

things

of

Sancification

(as that

God the Father

by his

Sonne

made the

world,or

that

God

the

Sonne by his

Spi-

rit

made

a

new world)

here

they

Are

blind

as

moles.

Nay

even

in

this

part

of

knowledge, the

naturall man

asketh

what

engines

or

tooles could

God get

to

reare fach

a

frame, and

will

not

beleeve

it

could be

made

with

a

word.

It

will aske,

of

what

prejacenr

matter,

and

will

not beleeve

that

fo

great

a

thing

could be

made ofno_

thing

:

whereas

we by

faith

underft

and,

that

theworld

was

framed

by

the

word

of

God,

Heb.1i.

3.

How blind

then

muff

they

needs

be

in

fpirituall

things,

that

are

blind

in

things

jaturall

?

2.

The

reafon in

our

felves

is

that

we

are

wedded

to

our

own

apprehenfions,and

not

eafi-

ly

led

out

of

our

conceits

;

as

veffels

hardly

let

goe

the

favour

ofthe

£rfi

liquor;

wee will

meafure

all

by

the

fiandard

of

naturali reafon,

and

by

the

fcantling

of

our

owne

fenfes.

Apply

this

obfervation

i

.

To

fee

our impotency,

nay

the contrariety

of

our

nature

to

Gods

grace.

Where

is

our

free

will

to

good?

In what

difpofition

hands dark -

nefte

to entertainelight,which

fights againfi

it

?

But

lee

were

dark,peffe

(faith

the

A.pof}le)

not

darks

or

darkned,

but

darkneff'e

it

felfe.

Nay yee

were

dead

in trefp,i

fjes

and

Jinxes

(Eph.2.

S.)

not

halfe

dead

(as

the

Samaritan) but

whole

dead.

Now

let

all

the

Papifis

in

the

world

teach

us,

how

a

dead

man

can

difpofe

and prepare himfelfe

to

life.

And

let us

know

how

a

privation

of

it

felfe can

re-

greffe

to

an

habit.

2.

To

fee

what

neede wee

have

of

the Minitiery to helpe

us

unto the

true

Manna..

totes

mull

tell

the

people

(Exod.

t

6.t 5.)

Thin

i

the

bread

which the

Lord bathgiven

you

to gate

:

So

muti

the

mini

-

fiers

of

the

Gofpell

acquaint

all

the

Ifrael

cf

God with

Chrifi

(the

true

manna)by the word

preached

;

and

fay,

I

his

is

the

bread

of

life

which

came

down

from

heaven,

in

whom