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Water

out

of

she

Rock,

4 type.

295

whole

life,

Miniftery ,miracles,aetions,paffi0n, and fpee-

ches

was

a

reali

inftrution.

And

now

by his

Miniftery

hefollowes

us

with

daily direEtions. 4.

It

followed

them through

the

wildernef'fe

even

unto

Canaan.

All

the

dryneffe

of

that

dry and barren wilderneffe could

not

.

dry it

up

s

So

the

waten3

of

grace

ftreaming from

the

Rocke

j

efus

Chrift,

follow

the

beleeving

lfrael

of

God

through

the wildernetre

of

the world to

the

heavenly

Canaan.

All

the

perfecutions and parching

Beats

and

droughts in

the world

can

never dry it up. Let

all

the

wildernefe

betides

want

water,

in

Xfraels

campe

is

e-

nough.

Where

God

begins

with

a

man in

found

and

Paving

grace here,

it will

carry

him

into

the

land

of

pro-

mite. True

grace

mutt

end

in glory.

Hence

ari(e

obfervations

twofold.

1.

In refpeet

of

God,to

confirme our

faith in

the

affurance

of

his,

i

.pre-

fence.

z.

power.3.mercy

to

the

Church.

I.

His pretence. He

that before was

prefent

in

the

Pillar

of

the

cloud and fire

for their

fafety

,

and

in

the

manna

for their

fsiftenance;

is

now prefent

in

the

Rocke

for

their

fatiety

in

their

extreame

thirft.

The pretence

ofChriit

is

all

in all

to

the

Church; his

pretence

is

a

pre

-

lent

fupply

of

all

wants. His

eye

is

alwaies

prefent,for

although

it

goe over

all

the

world,

yet

it

is

alwaies fixed

on the

Church. His care

is

prefent, they cannot

cpal

to

Mofet

for

bread or

water,

but he heares and

fu

1

es.

His

hand

is

ever

prefent

with

and

for his Church,

and

is

not

thorcned.

Himfelfe

is

ever prefent with his,

in

life

in

death,and after; for

good,

for

grace

and

glory.

by

Onely

keepe

thou

the

conditions.

z. Be with him,

Our

tr

durie

Z

Chr.

z

5.2,that

Is,walke

with

hinn,as

Henoch.

a.

Keepe

eieo

in

thy

waies

,

for

fo long

he bath

promifed his

comfor-

table pretence.

3;

Rejoycc

in

his pretence,

in

the

pre-

fence

of

his

fpiric, in

the

fignes

and

meanes

if

his pre-

tence.

f

And

then

feare

not

want,fickneffe,uor

the

'WO of

the valley

of

theJhad

of

deathrfor

God

ii

with

4

I.

Wes in

refpcft

of

God.

,

Chri{t

ever

prefent

with

his

Church.