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Melchizedek-

a

type

of

aril

other,

but

onely

fo

.declared

by

the mouth

of

God

:

So

Chrift

fucceeded

none,

received his

Priefihood from

none, but anointed

by

the Spirit

ofGod,

Luke.

4.

i

8.

and

i

made

a

Prieftby

the

berthofGod,Pfal.

t

r

0.4.

The

Lord

froare

and

will

not

repent, thou

art

a

Prie

for

ever

after

the

order

of

Melchizedrl¿;

3.

In

regard

ofthe

conti-

nuance

of

his

Priefthood. For

as

hee

receives it from

none,

fo

hee

pa cth

it

not

to

any

other,-

nor

any can

fuc-

ceed

him

;

but hee

endureth ever,

having

an

everlafiing

Priefihood,

Heb.7 .24. The

Levitical)

Priefihood ended

particularly in

the

death

of

every

high Prieff,and univer-

tally and finally

in

the death

of' our

high

Priefi:

But

Chrift

is

eternall,

who

died but rote

agatne, figured

in

Melchizedek.

Vfe.

r.

I.

If

Chrift bee

the true Melchizedek, then mutt

Chri{i greater

he needs

bee

greater then Abraham,

though

the

Jewes

rhea

A(vro'.

-are.

vainely

gainefay

it

Toh.8.5

3.

To

him

all

our tythes

and

offerings,

our

facrifce

of'

praifes are

due,

as

tythcs

and

offerings

due from

Abraham

to

.7frielchs.tede

k.

Hee

is

bleffed and

Prince onely,

the

King

ofkings,

and Lord of

lords,unto

him

be

honour,and

power

everlafting,

r

.Tim,

6.

r

5,

t

6.

So

the

foure and

twenty

Elders,

Revel.

r

r.

i

5,

17.

And

Angels,

Beafis,

Elders,

and

all

creatures,

R

evel.5.11,12,13

.

z.

I

1.

For

the comfort

of

the

Church,

that

Chrifi

is

Comfort by

the

true Melchizedek,

both

a

Prieft

and

a

King.

1.

As

Christ

our

.

he

is a

Prier

wee

are aífiired

of

a

perfea

reconciliation

lktelch

7Sedek.

by his

all-

fitrficient

Sacrifice.

2.

Of

found

inftruftion,

for

the

Prieli

mutt

teach

the Law,

his lips muli prefent

knowledge.

Iob,

4.

z5.

When

the

Merl-tali is

come

l:ee

will

tell

us all

things.

Wee

detefi

the

blafphemy

there-

fore

that

tells

us,

that

he

bath left

an

imperfect

do

rive,

that

muff bee

eeked

with

traditions.

3.

Of

his bleffed

interceff

on,which

is

meritorious

and acceptable.

Samuel

out

of

his

love

to the

people, r.

Sam.

r

2.23.

faith thus,

God

forbid

that

I

/could

fine,

and

ce4fe to

pray

for

you

;

but