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5Z

Yf.z:

comfort

in

ourCalvation

accomplifzd.

Jofhua

a

type

of

chri

1

(hall

fnddenly blait

their

power

and

glory, and dal

them afunder

as

earthen

vefl'ells.

I

1.

Comfort.

All

the

good

word

of

God

for

the salvation

of

his

people (hail bee accornplifhed.

I.

Though

the

promife

may

fume

out

of

miede,

Io.

,Jhua

(hall

performe

every

word

and

Cy

liable

of

that

pro-

mile made

three

hundreth

yeeres

before.

a.

Though

there be never

fo

many

hindrances

and

mighty lets, they

(hall

not

hinder.

God

promifeth the good

land

;

but

how

fnould they get

thorow Iordat,

feeing

there

is

no

other

way

?

Now

rather

then

his

promife

(hall faile, he

will invert

the

order

of

nature

;

Jordan

(hall flop his

courfe,

nay

runne

backward.

The like

in

their corn-

ming

out

of

Egypt.

God

had

Paid,

that night they

muff

out

;

and

the

fea mull

give

way

to

the

promife.

God

promifeth

iojhua to

overcome

5. Kings at

once

;

an

hard

taske, and

one

day

is

too

little

for

it;

but rather then

the

night approaching

(hall

diffolve

the

battell, and

any

of

them

efcape, hee

will command the

Sunne

to

(land

dill,

and

lengthen

the

day

that

his

word

may

bee

accompli

-

thed. Ifrael

in

paging to

Canaan mu

fl paffe

the huge

and

terrible wilderneffe foarty

yeares.

Alas

what

(hail

they

cate

or drinke

?

Can

a

barren wilderneffe

afford

any

food, or

(ifany)

for

fo

many

hundred thoufand

men

?

But before the promife

faile,

heaven

(hall

raine

ullanne

,

the

rocke

(hall

give

abundance

of

water.

Hath

God

promifed thee

daily

bread,

helpe

in affli:`Iion,

refrefhing

in

wearineffe,

remiflion

in

fenfe

of

finne,

a

bleffed

iffue

in

every

triall

?

Let thy

faith give

God the

honour

of

truth.

Heaven

(hall

fall

and

earth afcend

be-

fore

thou

beleeving

(halt

be fruflrate, Ifni.

54.

t

o.

Hath

hee

promifed thee the

heavenly

Coltman

?

what if

thou

feefl

armies

of

enemies,

of

difcouragements

?

thou

be-

ing

an

Ifraelite

(halt

not

faile.

For,

T.

Nothing

in

nature

is

fo

flrong

as

the

promife_

z.

God

hath

after

a

fort captivated himfelfe

and

all

his

creatures

to

thy

faith.

3.

He