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Brazen Serpent,a

type.ofChrill.

ir,

yea

approch it,

and

fetch our falvation

and

happineífe

from

it.

2.

It

refembled Chrift in

the

forme

;

for the forme

,

Serpents

is

forme

was of

a ferpent. Firft

a

ferpent

is

of

an

hatefull and

how.

contemptible [nape

and appearance

:

fo

was Chrift in

his

owne

habite, Ifai.

5

3.

a

dejfiifed

Haan,

a

worme

rather

then

a

man

;

men

a

feroent

wás

accurfed

of God

their

So

eyes.

Secondly,

the

p

Chrift

lay

under

the

curie of

finne

for

us, Gal.

3.13.

Thirdly, that

was

but like

a

ferpent

;

in

the

forme

of

a

ferpent,

not

a

ferpent

;

it

had onely

the

fhape not

the

life, fling, *or poifon

of'

a

ferpent

:

So

Jefus Chrift was

the

fimilitude

of

f

nfull

flefh,

but

no

firmer.

No venim

or

poifon

of

finne

was found

in

him, neither

in

his

na-

ture nor

aFtions. Rom.8.3.

bee was

in

the fimilitude

of

finfoll

fiefb, as

that

of

a

ferpent, but

without

all

fling

or

fpot

of

finne.

The third thing

in

the appointment

is

the

end or ufe

!

End

and

nfe

of' the

ferpent.

It

muft bee

lift

up

upon

a

pearch

that

all

I

of

ir:

what

Ifrael

might

fee

it. Which

plainly

noteth both

the kind

of

death

which Chrift

muff

fuffer,asaltothe proper end

and

vettue

of

it

:

as

in thefe

particulars.

i

.

Both

muft

bee

lifted Fl

:

So

Chrifls

crucifying

is

called

an

ex-

altation from

the

earth,

¡oh.

i

2.31.

2.

Both mutt

be

ex-

alted

upon

wood;

the

Pole

a

type

of

the

Croffe

of

Chrift.

3.

Both

among

the Jews

;

out

of

the Church

is

no

fal-

vation. 4.

Both

to

be

looked

upon

;

one

with

the

eye

of

the

body, the

other

with

the

eye of

faith.

5.

Both

the

other

of

torecover

e

frees

life

corpor

li

death,lthe other from

fouie

,

o

fpirituall and eternal!.

I

I.

The

applying

of

this

remedy was nothing

but

2.

the looking

upon

the brazen

ferpent

:

which fignif

ed

1

Application'of

the

fanners

beholding

of

jefus Chrift

for his

cure.

The

the

remedy.

meanes

of

application

of

the

remedy was

the

eye

of

the

Ifraclite

:

So

the

inftrument

of

applying

the

remedy

by

X3

3

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