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r

out

of the

Rock,

a

type.

291

Gofpel

,

becaufe

their

darkneffe

can

abide

no

light

to

come neere

it.

To

all

thefe and thoufands

moe, Chriil

is

a

rock

of

fcandall by

their

owne

default,

5, A

Rock

for

waight,

and danger

and

inavoidable

judgement

upon his

adverfaries

;

which

on

IVhomfoever

it

falls,

it

cruf

eth him

all

to

pieces,

A'íitt.2

t

.44.

if

any

rife

againft

it,

they

doe

but

rire

and

teare themfelves

but

iE

this

Rock

rife

againfi

any

man,

and

fall

upon

him,

it breaks

him to

ponder.

WVitneffe

the

greaten

enemies

of

Jefus

Chrift which the world ever

had,

Herod,

lot

-

das,

¡adios,

Iews,

Pilate;

as

unable

to

rife

from

under

his

revenge,

as

a

man

pafht to

pieces unable

to

rife from

under

a

Rock.

I I.

It

was

a

type

of

Chrift,

as

it

fent

out water

in

abundance

to

the

people

of

Ifrael ready

to

perifh for

thirft. For

fo Jefus

Chrift

is

the

onely

Rock

that

fends

for

the

falva-

from

hiss

ele&

o

herw

waters

of

to

life

non

of

his

perifh

eternally.

For explanation

whereof,

marke

r.

As

from

that Rock

iflüed

waters to wafh

and

cleanfe

themfelves and

their

garments

a

fo

from

this

Rock

fircame

waters

of

ablution or

wafhing

;

which

ferve

to

wafh

away

both the

guilt

of

finne,

and

fraine

of

finne.

For

the

former

;

the precious

blood

of

Chrift

ftreaming

out

of'

his

fade

is

the

onely

mundifying

water

in

the world, to

wad

the

foule

from

the guilt

of

finne,

and to fcowre away

all

the

execration

of

finne

from the

fight

of'

God,

1.

Iob.

1.7. the

blood

of

Jefus 0'J-rift

clew-

feth

us

from

all

finne.

For

the

latter

;

from the

fame

fade

of

Chrift

our

Rock

iffueth

water

as

well

as

blood,

even

the waters

of

regeneration,

called

(

Tit.

3.5.)

the

waiinQ

of

the

new

birth,

by

the Spirit

of

grace and

holi-

neffe,

which

daily

cleanfe

the

frame

and

filthineffe

of

fin.

Of

thefe waters reade,Ieh.7.

3

8.

He

that

beleeveth in

me,

out

of

his

dell]

,/hall

flow rimers

of

water

oflife

:

This

hee

IPake.

of

the

Spirit

which

he

would

give.

V

a.

As

.

Inrefpeft

of

the

waters

Arn-

im,

forth.

Three things.