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Brazen Serpent,

a

type

of

cbrill.

pent abated, this was

an

infallible

fine

that

the

Ifraelite

was

cured.

Confider

if'

the

power

and rage

of

finne be

removed,the

guilt

of

it

gone by juftification

;

if

the

poy-

fon and (laine

of

it bee

abated

and

daily

abolithed,

now

art thou

in

the

way

of

cure.

But

if

the

poifon

rernaine,

that

finne lives

in

thee,

prevailes

and raignes

in

thee,

and

commands

thee

as

formerly

;

thou halt

not

yet

loo-

ked on the ferpent

for cure.

juftification

and

fanaifica-

tion

are infeparable.

3. A

ceafing

o

&paine,

and

cafe

and

comfort rent).

red;

which

when the

lfraelite felt,it was

a figne

he

was

cared

:

So

if

after fente

of

paine

and

griefe

of

fpirit,

thou

haft

received

found peace of'

confcience,

joy of

the

holy

Chott,

and comfort

of

a

good eftate

in

Chrift, that

thou

art able upon

good grounds to

challenge

thy righ-

teoufneffe

in Chrift,

and

maintaine

thy

felfe

ftedfaf}ly

affirred

and cheared

in

Gods

mercie,

and

the

goodnetfe

of'

an

excufing

cottfcience

;

thou

haft

now

looked.upon

Chrift

and

Chrift

upon

thee

For

perfect cure.

4.

When

the fling

with

the pains

was

gone,

the

If-

raelite

could

goe

as

ftrongly

and chearefully about his

bufineffe

as

ever before

;

he

had

new

life,

new

ftrength,

new

motions,

by

which

he

might

be

fore he

had

looked

upon the

ferpent:

So

if

thou cantt

find

fo

happy

a

change

in

thy

foule,

as

new

life,

new,

motions,

new

a&ions,

new

affec

ions,

and

in

a

word,

the whole renewed

na-

ture

;

all

the{e are

the

fruits

and

effeas

of

thy

faith, and

faithfùll

beholding

of

Chrift, and

of' his

looking upon

thee.

OF

this

new

obedience and

renewed

ftrength

of

a

Chriftian-having

lately

fpokeh,

I

paffe

it over more

briefly.

I

I

I.

Motives to

flirre

as

up

to

this lookingupon our

2.

Serpent,

are

:

Motives

to

r

.

Nothing

elfe

can

cure

us

but Chrift.

The

Ifraelits

look

up

to

our

had

gold,

Calve

,

Manna

from

heaven,

water

out

of

the

¡

serpent.

Rock,

yea

the Arke,

the

Oracle; but

uoue

of

all

thefe

can

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