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Serpent,

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type

of

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to

all

eternity.

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a

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centaine

of

the

whole

fumtne and

marrow

of

the

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,

peal

?

what

a

pregnant

tetimony

and

vaticinie

is

it

alone

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of the

death

and pa±ion

of

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ofthe

ver-

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and

merit

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fame? and

confequently

what

a

prop

and

{fay

of

our

faith

,

?

in

what

a

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wee

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us

to

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3.

I.

Note

What

weake

,

unlikely

,

and

contrary

meanes

the Lord

ufeth,

to

effea

great

things

for his

Church,

and

in

his

Church.

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there

any

fence

or rat-

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fon

to

be

conceived

in

all

this

couniell

and

ordinance

of

God

in

healing thus his

eople

? i .

Could

a

Serpent

of

brafîe,a lhape only

more

Neale

then

hurt

l

them

?and

fiery

fo

a

dead

Serpent

prevaile

againff

many

and

im

Serpents

?

3.

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not

this

(lope

to

the

wound

Ser-

pent

be

fo

much

as

touched

or app

y

but the

fight

of

it

onely

inconceivable

is

this ttolhumane

really

infliaed

?

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reafon

which perhaps

would

h

count it

foolifh

he

might

by

manyother

ridi-

culous

?

But the Lord

(thoug

more mighty

and

likely

meanes)will

by no

other

meanes

of

%ft

their

deliverance.

ooved

themt;g

if

not

that,

he

could

as eafily

haor

hee

ve

have

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mfame

poy

i

hha

e;

made

a

might

powerfully

remedy

:

but

he

choofCth

moft unlikely

meanes.

Why

d

th

the Lord thus

?

et/itfre.

For three

reaCons:

i.

Hee

will

have his

people

Tooke

for

helpe

del

é

ásnwhence no

helpe

can

be

deal

in

Each

meanes

t

p

expeaed

but

onely

divine.

er

ireane

revaile

agate {}living

world

cannot make

a

dead

4

p

ferpents,

3"

Obfervation

I.

God

helps

his

people

by

weak,unhkely,

and contrary

meanes.

And

why

he

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