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Brazen

Serpent,a

type

of

Chris'

e

whole

vef

elI is

a

whole

and

fincere heart.,

but

broken

all

co

pieces.

No

veff'ehhere can

hold but

a

broken

and con-

trite

heart.

God

fils

the humble:

the

haughty and proud are

few

away

empty.

The

brazen

f

rpent

a

type

of

Chrift.

The

ducale

of

Ifràel

at this

tine.

The

occafion

ofir.

i..

_

CHAP.

XXIV.

The Brazen

Serpent,a

Type,

He

Hifory

of

the

Brazen

Serpent

is

in

Numb.

21.

j

6,

y,

8.

where

are

two

things.

I.

The

difeafe.

T

I, The remedy.

The

difeafe

is

let downe,

1.

in

the

oceat4on,

vers.

2. in

the kind, by fiery Serpents

fent

by

God

to

fling

them.

3. in

the

effrec`I,

many

dyed.

In

all

which

Story

wee

muff

not

flick

in

the

letter

or

barbe, but

breake

through

to the kernell

and

truth

:

The rather

becaulè

our

Lord

J

efus

(an interpreter

beyond

all

exception)

brings

us

hereby

to

himfelfe;

and

to

the

confideration

both

of

our

difeafe,

and-of

the

remedy,

and

the

application

of

it.

Ioh

3.

14.

i

5.

As

Mofs

lift

up

the

ferpent

in

the

wilder-

neffe,fo

muff

the

Sonne

of

man

be

lift

up :

that

whofoever

beleeveth

in him, fhould

not

perm,

but

have eternal/ life,

It

will

be

now

both

pleafant and profitable

to looke

a

little while

upon

the apt

refemblance

of

the

type

with

the truth

both

in

the

difeafe and

remedy

:

and

fiat

of

the

occafion

of

the

difeafe.

See.

I.

I.

The

occafion

of

the

difeafe

was

the

peccant

humor

ofingratitude

and

murmuring

againft

the

grace

of

God

miraculoufly

manifefted in

the wild

erneffe.

Never

had

any people upon

the

face

of'

the earth

the

like

mercies

from