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I

4

Braze'n

Serpent,a

type

[Chri/1.

Rom.4i

h.

Gal.6.

ro.

;

iìeb.is.z.'

can

helpe them,

onely the

Serpent

muff

cure

them

;

no

fight

elfc

can

cure.

Thou

mayeil

fee

gold,

flyer,

lands,

friends, playes, pleafures,

nay

couldf

thou

fee

heaven it

fe1ft

without Chrift,

there

were

no helpe

or

cure

in it.

In

refpec`I

of

this

fight

the

Aponte

counted

all

things

loffe

and

dung

;

and

defired to

tee

and

know

nothing but

jefus Chrift

and him

crucified,and lifted on the

wood.

I.

No

not

Chrift

him

elfe

can

cure

without

this

loo-

king

and

faithfull

beholding

him

:

as

the brazen

ferpent

not

looked

o13,healed

not.

The

waif

of

the

eye

or

tight

dìfàbled

the

lfraelites from

cure

though the ferpent

were

by

them

:

fo

the

want of

faith

difableth

God after

ä

fort,

and

Chrift

himfelfe

from doing

a

man any

good.

Mark.

6.

Chrift

could

doe

no

great

cure

in

Capernaum

6e_

caufe

of their

imbeliefe.

Neither

can

any

ordinance

of

God

doe

him good

that wants

faith

:

no more

then

this

ferpent ordained

by

God,

could doe

a

blind

Ifraelite

good.

If

wee

íhonld

fend

a

man

to

the

word, it

mull

j

be

a

word

of

faith

mull doe

him

good

;

that is, not

one

-

ly

becaufe

it

is a

begetter

of

faith

;

but

becaufe

it

muft

be

j

mingled

with

faith,

elfe

it

proves

unprofitable,

Heb.4.z.

If

to

the

Sacraments;

if

bee

bring

not faith,

they

are

not

to him the feale: of

faith,

but

as

feales

fet

to

blanks.

If

to

prayer;

it

mull

be

a

prayer

of

faith

that

is

availeable,

Iam.

S,

t

j. If

to

good works,

and

good

life

;

it

mutt be

a

life

of

faith, led

by

faith

;

for the

jell

mutt

live by his

faith.

If

to

the Church

of

God

;.hee mull

bee

of

the

houfhold

of

faith,

elfe he (hall

be

but

as

Iudas

among

the

Difciples.

Faith

muff be

every

where

difhfed,

to

walk

by faith,

live

by

faith,

and

dia

in

faith,as the

Saints in

for-

mer

ages

have done

for

our imitation.

3.

We

muff

hold

on

this expeaation

on

our Serpent,

as

the

Ifraelites

did

till

they

were

perfecly

cured.

And

becaufe

we

can

never

beeperfeetly

cured

in

this life,

but

onely in

`part;

wee

mutt

(till

looke

up

to jefus the

Am-

Idler

tind

father

of

eafcith,till

we

be fully

and

perfealy

healed.