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Brazen

Serpent,

4 type

of

chri1.

\

from

God,

the

like

experience

of

God. Never

any

fed

and

feafled

with

fo

many

miracles

as

it were

in

ordina-

ry.

They

have

water

following

them every

where

out

fi

of

a

rock.

They

have bread

from heaven,delicate

even

to

a

miracle

;

but

this

Angels

food

is

too light,and

no

bread

.

will

ferve

them but

from earth.

God

gave

them

abun-

dance

of

it

for

the gathering

;

he rained it

mot/

bounti-

fully

round about

their

tents

:

but

their

urlthankfull

fouls

loathe it,and

tread

it

under foot.And therefore riling up

againfi

God

and

tempting him

they were deflroyed

of

Serpents.

i

.Cor.

o.9.

Note

here

by

the way

s.

The

juflice

ofGod.

Hee

Which

leadeth

that

brought

Manna

from heaven

to

feed them,for

con

-

to

Goes

juilice.

tempt

of

his grace

now brings ferpents

out

of

the earth

to

revenge and deffroy them.

Rom.

z.

4.5.

The

defpifng

of

Gods bountàfulneJ

e,treafureth up

wrath.

See

the fame

Juice

on

our

felves.

How

lightly

did

wee

in

our firfl

parents

regard that upheaped

meafure

of

bounty

and

grace

conferred

by

God

in

our

Creation

and

innocency

?

And

how

jufily

were we

flung

to

death

by

the old

fer-

pent

for

it

?

The

unthankfull

perfon

is

the

greatefi rob-

ber

that

is.

2. See

the

equity

of

this juflice on the

And

the

equity

Ifraclites.

They

not contented

to

murmur

againfi

the

of

it

Lord,

,

fet

all()

upon

c

lofes

and Aaron his fervants,

Why

hove

ye

6roetgbt

to

into

the

v

ilderne

fe

to

die?

Now their

punishment

is

anfwerable to their

time.

They tranf-

greffe in

hot

and

fiery

tongues,

and

are

puni flied by

bet

and fiery flings.

Venemous

words

againfi

God

and his

fervants

are

revenged

by

the mouthes

of

poyfoned and

venemous ferpents.

Doe thou

at

thy perill

fling

God

and

his fervants

with bitter

words,

God

will

have

fome

ferpent or

other to

fling

thee.

I am

out

of

doubt that

many

great

plagues

have lingred

and

doe,

amongfl us

in'

this land for the

poyfoned and reviling

fpeeches

cafe

i

againft

God

and

his fervants

every

where.

We

fling

his

holy profeffion

and

fervants inceffantly, and he

!kings

us

with