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Melchizedek

a

ope

of Chrift

2,t

....

_

but

I

will

teach

you

the good

way

:

Chrifls

love

to

the

Church

is

no

leffe

;

therefore he

will both

teach

and pray.

4.

Of

powertùli

protection

and

lafcty.

For

he

is

not

our Prieft onely but our King;

not our

Doctor

one

ly,

but

cur

defendor

;

not

a

Priefl

onely

to

pray, but

a

King

to

obtaine

Foy

us, and

bellow

on

us

what

he prayes

for.

What

if

he

had never

fo

much

power

in

teaching,

if

he

were

impotent

in

defending

?

But he

h

King

of

peace

icy

himrelfe

and unto

us,

We bane a

powerful

l

aduoc

ate

in

heaven.

They never

tailed

the

fweetneffe

of

this

doffiine,

that feeke after

any

other

Mediator.

1

1

I

.

Hence

is

the

happineffe

of

the Church.

As

cMelchizedek

bleffed

Abraham:

So

Chrifl

our

t

e

l

-

chi

z

e

d

e

k

path

bleffed

all

the faithful'

poflerity

of

-

6raham,

Eph.

r

.

3.

with

all

fpirituall

bleflings

in

Chrifix

Jelin.

But

with

difference.

UWelchizedek,

onely pro

-

nounced

blefirrg

Gen, 14. 19.

61e1fed

art

thou

of

God

po

flie

f

for

of

heaven and

earth

:

But

our Melchizedek

meri-

teth

and

befloweth

bleffings

of

higher kind

alfo

then

could Melchizedek;

For,,

i.

Chrift

bleffeth by

meri-

ting bleffìng,through

his

moft

perfec4

facrifice pacifying

his Fathers

wrath

:

Melchizedek offered

no

fuck

fa-

crifice

to

no

filch

effea,

his

was accepted

by mercy,

not

for

merit, not

for

his

owne

facrifice,but

for

ChriRs.

2.

By affilall

procuring

the

bleffing

of

remiffìor.

of

finnes

and righteoufneffereikored,amore effeaual

bleffing

then

cMelchidek

could

procure

:

His

facrifices

could

onely

lignifie

thefe

in

the

Meffiahs,

not

aaually

apply

them.

3.

By

gathering, calling, ruling

and

preferving

in

fpi-

rituali

li a

his

whole

Church,

as

members

of

his

owne

body, and

by

the

donation

of

his

fpirit

:

none

of

which

bleffings

Melchizedek, could

give.

4.

By

beflowing

eternall

life

on beleevers,

here

in

the

firfl

fruits,

heere-

after

in,the

harvefl

:

whereofÁlelchizjdek,

muff

be

a

re-

ceiver from him

the

fountaine,

not

a

giver,

5.

By

publiflaing and

pronouncing

on

beleevers

all

this

blef-

C

3

fing

Magnorn

in

delis

habernas

fiaro-

rrrsrn.

Yfe

3.

We

are

bleffed

by

our

Melchi-

vdcf

.