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z.

Peace

by

Chrift

moil excellent.

Hebr.7.

Heb,7.3,

Melchizedek

a

ope

of

chrifi.

teoufheffe

mall arile. From him

all

have righteoufneffe

as

from

a

fountaine.

I

I.

In his

Office.

T.

Flee

was

King

of

Satan,

of

peace :

So

Chrift

is

called, the

Prince

or

pe

ice,Ifst.9.6.

not

of

a

corner,

but

of

all

the

world

;

and

of

Salem,that

is,

of

Ierufetlean,

Pfal.

z. 6.

I

have fet

my King on

Sion.

On his fboulders

was the

governerrzeut laid.

Of

whom

Zach.

9.9. 0

Iertfalern

behold,

thy

King

cornmeth

unto

thee,

hee

is

jufl

and

faved

himfel

fe,

poore

and riding

upan

an

a

fe

:

But

with

this

difference; Melchizedck brings

peace

earthly, temporal!

:

but Chrift

is

our

peace,

Ephef:

z.

14. by

whom

we

have

peace

with

God

;

hee

guides

our

feote into

the way

of

peace, and leades

us

to

peace

eternall

:

So

he was true king

of

true

peace,

fo

was

not

Melchizedek

2.

Mcichizedekwas not

onely

a

King,

but

Prieft

of

the

high

God,

Gen.

z

q..18.

So

Chrifc was

both

King

and

Prieft

;

King,

Revel.

z

.5.

Prince

of

all

the

kings

of

the earth

:

Prieft,

lieb. 4.14.

Our

great

high

Prielt. This

was

not

ufuall

in

the

lewes

Policy,

or

pro

-

geny

of

David to

whom

onely

the

kingdome was

pro

-

mifed

;

neither

would

God

admit

the

mingling

ofthefe

Offices

atnong

them,

as

in

Vzziah, 2.Cbron.26.

Put

as

this dignity was referved

unto

Chrifl

:

ío

was

it

difpen-

fed

with in

his fpeciall

figure

to

bee

both

a

great King

and Priefi.

I

I

I.

In

his

original!. Without

father

or

mother,

genealogy,

beginning

or

end

of

dayes;

without

kindred,

that

is,

none

of

thefe

mentioned in

Scripture,

or

in

the

Flory

of

his

life. Although

he had

both

father,

mother,

kindred

,

'birth, death

;

yet the

Lord

of

fet

purpofe

would

have

all

theCe

concealed

in

Scripture,

that

bee

might

be

a

more

expreffe

type

of

Teals

Chrift, who

was

truely

without father

as

man,

Luke'.

35

that

holy

thing

which

pall

bee

borne

of

thee, foall

bee

called

the

Sonne

of

God;

without

mother

as

God,

without

kindred

accor-

ding

to

his

Deity, in

refpc

&

of

his

divine nature

with

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out