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Vfe3.

Our

vietory

Rands

in

pa-

tience

and

paflion.

Illac qua

aedat

&

fiqerat;

hic

qui

cæditur

&

per-

fei

t

:

Illic

qui

vi-

ciffirrs

feit;hic

qui alteri

maaril-

lam

prabet:

non

in

rsltaone,

fed

pati-

entia

viaoria

poncleaatur.

Ife

4.

Fourefold com-

fort

to

Gods

people.

Sampfon

tape

of

ChrUl.

meit

unlikely

or

contrary

meanes.

Let Gods

enemies

feare revenge by every

thing,

even

where no

fame

is.

An

enemy

of

God

and his

Church

is

never fate, feeme

he never

fo

fecure, An army

of

frogges (hall

drive Pha-

raoh

out

of

his

bedchamber

in

the middeft

of

his

great

-

n

,ffè;a fly

;hall

choake

Pope

Adrian,

if

other

meases

be

wanting;and

proud

Herod

(hall

be

eaten

up,not

by

an

army

of

men

but

of

lice.

I

I

I. The

greaten

viaory

againfl

the enemies

of

the Church

is by

pa

(lion

and

patience,

fubmitting

our

(elves

meekely unto

God

in

obedience,

walking

in

our

callings, and

doing

the

workeofGod.

Thus

did

thefe

two

mighty

Sampfons

moll overcome their

enemies

when

they

feemed

moll overcome

by

them. Our

warre

(faith

Ifadore) is

contrary

to the

ffriving

of

the

Olym-

picks. There

bee

gets

the

garland

which

flrikZeth

and

over

-

commeth;

heere

he

which

is

fizrooke

and

fu

f

fereth.

There

he

whiclo

being

flrook-

flrike,

th againe,

heere he

which

e

fereth

his cheeks to

the

friker,

And thus he

concludeth

;

Our

viaory

confi

fleth

not

in revenging but

in

fettering.

Oh

let the children

of

the Church

lay

afide

worldly wea-

pons,

clamour,

reviling,

revenging

fpeeches

or

actions;

and

betake thernfelves to

the

weapons

of

the

Church,

prayers,

teares, patience, weapons

mighty

under

God.

The power

of

a

Chriflian

is

patience,

who

muff

over-

come

evill

with

goodneffe.

I V.

In that Chriff

is

the true

Sampfon,

heere

is

much confolation,

and

many

comforts

to

the

Ifrael

of

God.

r.

Comfort.

As

Sampfn revenged

the

wrong

offered

him

in

his

wife:So

will Chrifl

:

Mat.25.

In

thatyee

did

it

to

one

of

thefe

little

ones,

yea

didit

to

mee.

And

though

Sampfons

wife

may be

taken

from

him

and

given to another

:

Chrifls

cannot.

Inh.

10.28.

none

Jhall

plrackthem

out

ofmy band.

2.

Comfort.

A

mightier

deliverer

is heere then

Sampfon

for Ifrael.

For,

r.

Though

Sampfon

was

prong

to

overcome

a

Lyon

:

our