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Brazen

Serpent)

z

type

of

Cñrif

i.

them,

but not kill

them:

So

the

beleever looking to

the

true

Brazen

Serpent,

may

triumph over

the

old

Serpent,

and

all

the

ferpentine

f

e

e

d

:

and

f

a

y as

the

Apofîle

teach-

eth,

i

.

Cor.

r

5.5

5. Oh

f

nne

where

is

thy

fling?

oh

hell

where

is

thy viElory

t

Nay, Thank!

bee

to God,

who

bath

given

of

vitisry

by

our

Lord

Iefies

Chrif

.

Great

was the

power

of

he

Ifraelites

looking

upon

that

ferpent

;

for

when the

Eery

ferpents

were

prefent,

it

made them

powerleffe, and

not

hurtful

/.

Greater

is

the

power

of

faith

in

the

Lord

jefus;

which though

our

firmes

in

themfelves

are

molt venemous

and

poifonfull

Rings, and

fuch

as

wee

cannot be

rid

of

them

;

yet it

fo

blunts

them,

and

makes

them lo powerleffe, that

they

kill

us

not

:

Nay

that

they

hurt

us

not

:

nay

more,

that

they helpe

us,

and

make

us

better

;

more humble, more

wife,

mere

watchful

/.

Thus our

good

God

(

who

out

of

the

moll

infinite curie

ofChrift

his

Sonne

on

the

Croíl'e

brought

forth to

us

the

aloft

infinite

bleffing

which

fills

heaven

and

earth)

doth

out

of

our

curled

finnes

bring

forth his

owne

glory,

joyned

with

our greateft good.

For

which,as for

all

other

his

unfpeakable mercies

unto

us,be praife given in

all

Churches,

and

from henceforth

to

all

eter-

nities.

Amen,