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Manna,

a

type

al

Ghr1ft.

true

manna. Many feeme

to gather

when

they

be

young,

but

are

weary

and

give

up

when

they

are

elder: But

even

the

oldeft

man

of

the lfraelites

muft

gather

if

he

would

Bate

;

hee

muft'rarve

here

that

ceafeth

to gather.

Many

have

gathered

enough,know

as

much

as

the

betfPreacher

of

them

all,have

thong

faith,

are

found

Chriftians

;

and,

fo

was

the Church

of

Laodicea:

But be

it

known

to thee,

thou can't

fcarce

gather enough

of

this manna for

the

day;

and

he

that

fees

his

daily weakneffe

will

conclude

with

une,that

his

faith,hope, love,

knowledge,

and

all

his

gra.1

ces

need daily

repairing

;

and

that

he bath

got but

a

little

of

Chrift, that

feares

to

get

too

much.

Againe,

the

place

l

of

feeking true

manna is

about

the

tents

of

the

Ifrae-

lites;

it

is

confined

to the Camps

of

the

true

Church

;

where

two

or three are

gathered, there

is

Chrift

to

be

found

:his

parents

found him

in

the

Temple.

Therefore

i

.

it

is

no

marvaile

if Chrift

be

not

to

be

met

with

among

Antichriftian

Synagogues.

If

men

had learning

to

admi.

ration,

and above

the

Angels, they

fhould

not

finde

the

truth

of

Chrift

but among the

tents

and

congregations

of

Chrift.

No

marvaile

if

an

/Egyptian

miffe

of

manna

be

he never

fo

learned.

i.

Let

us

learne

to

wait

in

the

Temple (as

the ancient

beleevers

Anna and

Elizabeth)

if

we

would

meet

with

the

confolation oflfrael. a.The

time and

feafon

of

gathering

manna

was while

it

lay

on

the

groand.

W

e

ulna

apprehend the

feafon

of

grace,that

is,while

the

Church hath

peace

make

de

ofthe

peace

of

the Gofpell;as the Churches

did,AH.9.31.

Little know

wee how

foone

the-funne bf, perfecucion

may arife,

sand

!.

melt

away our

manna.

But

Chrift

may

make

as

pittifiall

a

complaint

over

us,

(and

with

weeping eyes)

as

thit,

over jerufalern,o

Iers

alem

1

Oh

England

!

ifin

this thy

day

thou kneweft

the

time

of

thy vifitation

I

Oh

how

rich

in

grace

hadit

thou

beene

by

knowing

this

feafon

!

but

it hath

beene

(in great

part)hid

from

our

eyes.

I

V.

As

Ifrael muff

bring home the

manna,and

bag

ed,

185

3.

Oble

ve

times

and

places

to

meet

with

C hriít.

4..

Apply

and

feed

on

Clint'.