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Se: en

t,

t

re

àf

hri

l

Chrifl

thus

lifted

ups

is theacg

of

faith,

nota

bare

intui

+'

'ion,

fight,

or

vifion,

asto.beleeve

that Chrífl

was

this

wurlued,ontheCroffe,and

in

his

Kingdom;but

it.is appre-

kunlive

and.appl;ieatorÿ,

and

to'beleeve

in

C

n

c

r

ST

crucified and

glorified. This

looking

hark

three

things

in

it.

r. To

beleeve

that

bee was

the

Sonne

of

God

and

Ifonwe

of

rnan

;our.JJmantaek

2.

That

he

being.fo,

was

lift

up

for the

falvation

of

b

leevers. 3.;That

my

6:4f

affrredly

truft

and

depend on

him

alone,

aq

theiolhy

'author,-

meritour,

and

beftower

Evaneelicall

looking

on

the

Serpent.

Now

becaufe

this

looking

is

the

principal)

thing

in

the

cure,

we

will

confider,

i .

How.

this

locking

cures

us. z.

How

wee

know

wee

are

cured

brour

looking.

3.Morives

to

flirre

us

np

Rill

to looke

onour

Serpent.

How

this+#oo-

king

cures us.

By faith.

r6.3

r.

And

how by

faith.

Sea,

Y

I

I.

I. When

the

Ifraelite comes

to

Mojes

and

asked],

Oh what

Ball

I

doe to

be faved

from death,

being

fo

deadly flung

?

A

full

anfwer to

this quefiion

was,

goe

looke upon

the

brazen

Serpent

,

thou (halt

be

whole.

So

if

an

humble

foule

(fuppofe

the Jaylor)

(hall

come

to

the

Miniffer

as

Parlor

Silaf

;

Sirs

what

may

I

doe

to

be

fared

?

the

dire

i

anfwer

to

this queftion

is,

Beleeve

in

the

Lord

Iefur

Ckrif.>z,

and

thou

Alit

be

faved

:and,

yee are

-faved

by faith :and,Thy faith

path

made

thee whole.

Rue.'

f.

But

how doth

faith

five

us

?

Anfir.

Not

as

it

is

an excellent

grace,nor

as

anyweck

of

ours.We

are

not

faved and

cured for

beleeving,but'by

beleev

ng..

i.

Becaufe

faith

is

the:

condition.

of

t

e-Co_

venant,

and

ofour

cure

;

as

lo r

king was

the

condign

of

the

cure

ofthe

Ifraelite.

For

itüvasnot

the

Hying

Brazen

serpent,

nor the

lifting

it-up could

cure;

but

the

ilraelitec looking

u

kt

:fo It

rs'not

the

hearing

of

Chrifl,

nor

-the

liking

ofhim

up

in

the

Minifiery,

-nor

know-

ledge

't