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Watér..

out

of

the

Roeki Appe,

irnpo,r6le

to

()Proles

Lan

becassfe

of-oar

`

:infr.mirie,

Rom.

8

3.

.....

a.

The

rocke

gives

water but not

till

it

bee

fin

itten,

.Exod.

I76.

fo

Chrift the true

rock

mull

be

frritten,with

paff

on,

he mu[t

be fmitten

with

the wrath ofbis Father,

.

and made

a

curie

for us,

before there

can

iffue

out

of

his

fide

that bloody ftreatne

by

which

the

thirff

s9f.beleevers

can

be

quenched.

And

as

the

rocke was

fmitten

twice,

and

waters

gufhed out

both times::,f9

Clint}

was

twice

fmitten,

frit

aâ aily

in

hitnfelfe

,

fec.Qndl-y

virtuàliy°in

the

faith ofbeleevers

of

that

to

bee

all

faithful' before

him,

and

f

ffer

beleeving

in the rock

death

for

fume,

the

faithfull

after

hirn,:

beleevìngin

the

rock that was fmitten,dead, and

raided

alreßdy.

3.

it

was

the

Rod

in Mofes

hand-,that

fakes

and

breakes

the rocke

:

Even

fo

it was

the,

haw

given

by

Mofes

hand,

and our

tran.fgr-eífìon

againft

it

thatbreaks

the

-true

Rock./fa.

S

3.

S

.

Gal

3.13.

he was

made

a

curie

for

us,

'and our

tranfgreffion

of

the

Law

was

laid

upon him

that

we might

be freed

from

it.

And

as

this was the fame

Rod

that fmote the

River

to

bring

deftruaion

on

the

/Egyptians

and

enemies

of

the

Church

:fo

this

fame

Law

and Rod of

Mofes

brings

the

curie

and

damnation upon

all

the enemies

of God

from

whom

.it is

>?ot

rexnooved

by

jefus Chrift.

4. The rocke was fmitten, but

it

was not

fo

much

tr-e

ftriking

on

the rock, but the

Lords {landing upon

it

that

gets

water

for

ifrael,Exod.17.6.

There

.was

no

verrue

in

the

ftroake,

but alldcpeizded on`Gods.commande1nent,

and precept;

and

prefcnce:even fo, it

is

not the

death

of

Chtift,

nor

the

abundance

of

price

and

merit

of

his

blood,

nor

the flriking

on

this

rock

before

mens eyes in

the

miniftery

of

the

word

and Sacraments,that

can

bring

one

drop

of

true water

of

comfort,

but

by

the

prefence

and

word

of

Gods

bleffing.

The

efficacy

of

grace

de-

pends

not on

any meanes

or worke

wrought,

but

it

i:

V3

Gods

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