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13/MMINIOM/VII,...

How Chrifl

meets

his

Church.

jrfe

r

;

A

patterne of

obedience.

I

fáac

a

type

of

Chrß.

theChurch

is

wooed

by

paffors

and

Preachers

the

fer-

vants

ofChriff,

and

fo

brought

forwards

by

his friends

towards

the

bridegrooms.

4.

She

refolved

to

for

-

fake

all

her

friends

and

comforts

to

come

to

Ifaac:

fo

the

Church forfakes

all

in

affeaion

and

acually,

being

called

to enjoy her

head

and

husband Jefiis

Chrifr.

S.

She

decks her

felfwith

jewels

and

trims her

felfe

before fhe

comes

to

Ifaac,but covers

all

with

a

vaile:f'o

the

Church

prepares her felfe

as

a

Bride for

a

Bridegroome,

trimms

her

felfe

with

faith

and

graces

as

Jewells, but

covers and

vailes

all

with

humility, mode(fy,lhatne,aceneffe,as not

worthy to

be

fee

ne, much

leffe

matched to

filch an

huí

band.

6. In

her

comming towards Ifaac,lfaac

meets

her

:

fo

the Church comming

towards

Chriff he meets

her afarre

off;

1.

by

his

grace

of

eledion,a.by

his

mof

entyre love

and

affeffion.

3.

by moft

gracious

accep-

tation.

4.

In

perfon

and

Incarnation.

5.

In glory

and power

at

the

laff

Judgement

for

her

finali

falva-

tion.

r.

In

the

type and

truth note

a

patterne

by

which

to

frame

our

obedience,

Phil.

2. S.

Let the

fame

tninde

bee

in

ma

that

was

in

them.

r

,

To

bee humbly

obedient unto our father

as

they.

2.

Having never

fo

difficult

a

Commandement.

As

elbraham

role

early

to

obey

God

;

and

Ifaac

as

early

to

obey

his

Father;

and

Chriff was content

early

in the

morning

to

bee

profecuted

to

death

:

fo

let

not

us

procraflinate,

but

haften

to

our

duty,

efpecially

to

our

facrifices

ofprayer

and prayfes early

in

the

morning.

Pfd.

108. z.

3. As

Abraham

in

offering,

nor

Ifaac in obeying confulted

not

with

flefh and

blood,

acquainted

neither

Sarah

nor

the

fervants,

nor confulted

with

humane

wifdorne to

hin-

der obedience

:

no

more

muff

we

in our obedience. So

Pau

Gal.'

.

¡

6. profefl`eth

ofhimfelfe

that

he

communi-

cated not

with

flefh and

blood after he had

a

calling.

If

flefh and

blood will objeei

any

thing

againff

obedience,

and