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jofeph

a

type

óf

Chri.

lohm

8aptift

onely

to

be

his fore

-

runner

to

-maki

way

for

him, but

all

the

Apof

}1es

and Evangelias

cry

before him

Abrech.

Yea all faithful!

paaours

and

teachers

whole

office

is

to

bring men

to ftoope under the fhbjediois of

Jefus Chrift.

Yea he hash

given

his Sonne plenary

autho-

rity to governe

his

kingdome,aud commands

us,

as

ano-

ther

lofeph

to

heare

him.

I.

From

the

type

and

truth

learn.It

is

no

new

thing

for

the

belt

men

to

be

hared

and

wronged

for

their

ex.

ceIlency

and

innocency.Iofeph was

there

tore hated

of

his

brethren,becaufe

moll

loved

of

hi!

Father,G

ea.

37.4.Chrif

was

hated

because

he

was

the

light,

and gave

witnefie

unto

it.

This

is

a

certaine

truth,

if

God

will

teflifie

to

a

man,

the

world will

tefli

fie

againflhim, whofe judge-

ments are

contrary to

his.

If

G:od

will

advance

a

man

in

grace,

the world

will

depreffe

him.

If

God

be

extraor-

dinary

to

i1ofes

,

-Iaron

and

Miriam

his

brother

and

filter will hate

him.

If

David

be

refpetied,

Saul

will en-

vy

him.

Who

can

ftand

before envy

?

not

naturali

bro-

thers.

No

marvaile

if

men

fay

as

of

old

:

If

we let

this

maw

alone

all

men

will

beleeve

in him.

Well

:

an

evili

eye

isa

figne

ofan evill

man,

that

dares

in

his thoughts

check the

Almighty for

doing with

his

owne

as

he will.

And

a

good

man cannot

expect

a

furer confirmation

in

goodneffe,

then to

be

hated for

it;

as in

our type

and

truth.Let

us

on

the contrary

there love

moft

where God

fheweth

molt

love

:

nor let any

lofeph

leave

his

good

-

neffe

for

the

hatred

ofthe

brethren.

I

I.

All

the

fufferings

of

Gods

children

are

or-

dayned and

ordered

by

him.

r

.

They are ordayned

by

God.So

in

the type

lof

ph fees

Gods

decree

:

It

was

not you,

but

God

fent

me

afore you.

So

did

the true

lofeph

:

It

is

not

thou

Pilate

that coulda

have

any

power

over

me, unleffe

it

were

given from above, lob,

r

9.11.

and

AR'

4.27.

28. againft

thy

holy SonneJefus, Herod,

Pontius

Palate,

with

the Gentiles,

and

the

people

of

D

3

7frael

37

Yfe

r.

No

newcs

fir

good men

to

be

hated for

their excel-

lency.

F'fe.

2.

All

fuiferings

of

the godly

come

of God.

Ordained

by

him.