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314

Brazen

Serpent,

a

type

of

Ori/I.

._

r

ávxnedols

Z.

toTttpynQu

3.

Kingdome of

Antichrift,how

fit

for

deffru-

dion.

More

fpecially

2

The

f:23,

whom

the

Lord jball

confume

etnd

a6olifb

:

There

is,

both

a

cenfumption,and

an

extin-

lion

:

The former

wee

have

feene,

the

fècond

as

cer-

tainely remains in

¡hort

time

to

be

done,Rev.

i

9.zo,z r,

The

beali

and the

fal(è

Prophet

fhalbe taken, and

their

flelh made

meat

for

the

fovles

cf

the ayre.There

is

more

f}rength

in this

word

of

God,

then

in

all

Antichrif}ian

limbes

and captaines.

All

Babylon,

Ph_yfitians

(hall

not

i

beak

her,

for great

is

the Lord

who

will deflroy

her.

If

this

be

the time

it

¡hall

forward apace;ifdeferred,ror

for-

gotten.

3.

The

cau'è

in

hand

is

Gods

caufe,

againfl

a

King -

dome;

i,

contrary

to

Chrifis whole Kingdome;

z.

a

Kingdome

de1}inated

to

defiruchon

by

God;

3. a

King-

dome

againff

which Chrifiian

Princes

are called

to

fan

-

difie

their

fwords

,

and to

fire

her

,

and to retourne

double

according

to

die whores workes; 4.

a

Kingdome

in

which every

member

is an

high

blafphemer,

and

ought to dye,

no eye

pittying

them

;

5.

a

Kingdorne,

an

infinite

encroacher upon Chriffian

Kings

and

King

-

domes,

and

diflurber

of

all

their

common

and

publike

peace,by

claimes

to

all

Crowns,fcepters,lawes,fubjecti-

on:but

God

is

with

his

caufè,

and

therefore it

is

firong

enough.

4. The

caufe

is not

therefore

at

an

end,becaufe foy-

led

;

nor farther from

vitiory,

becaufe

the

parry feernes

weaker,and

the

meanes

incomparable,

Iudger

Zo,

(Erne(

had the

better

caufe

then

Benjamin,

and

more number

of

fouldiers

,

and

were prudent

and

expert

in

warre

as

it

appeares

byfome

firaragems fet

againfi

the enemie;

yet

was

foyled and

broken

twice

.becaufe

although

God

had

beene fought, yet not

fo

ferioufly

as

was fit.

1

fthe

Ifreel

ofGod

had

fought the Lord

ferioufly by

falling,

pray_

er,

and

fooind

humiliation,

the powers

of

Antichrif}

could

not

prevaile. But

great are the

finnes

of

the'

Church,which

muff

be

corre6ted;arsd

God

will

be

more

1

earnefily