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MOW

Sampfen

a

tyPe

of

C1riI1.

our

Sampfon

is

ftronger to

overcome

the

Devill

;

not

in

himfelfe

onely,but

for

us,

in

as,

and by

us.

2. Samp-

fon

was ftrong,

but might

abufe

his

ulrength,

as

bee

did

in

whoring

and wantonneffe,

which

in

prifon he

repen-

ted

:

But jefus

Chrift

ufed

all his

ftrength for

God,

againft

finne

and

his

enemies.

3. Sampfon

abiding

it,

might

lofe

his

lrength,

for

it was

not

the

parting

with

his

haire,but

his finne

grieving

the

Spirit,

that weakned

him

:

but Christ

could

not

lore

his

ftrength,

becaufe bee

could

not

lofe his

obedience.

q.

Sampfon

was fo

flrong,

as

the

Philiftines

thought

it

bootleife to

any

him

with

power,

but.

by policy

and indireet

meanes

they

conquer him

:

but

our

Sampfon

cannot

bee

conque-

red

neither

by

power,

nor

by

policy

;

for

bee

is

flronger

then

all,

and in

him

are treafures

of

wifedome.

5.

Sampfon

overthrew

the enemies,

but that

was his

owne

overthrow

:

but

Chritt

not

fo;

his

conqueft

was

to

his

molt

glorious exaltation,

6.

Sampfon

as

a

type

onely

began

the

deliverance

of

the Church,

but

hindred

by

death could

not perfeó

it

:

Our

Sampfon

perfe

tcd

the deliverance

and

falvation

of

the whole

Church, and

did more

after death

then

in

his life or

death

;

and

will

molt

fully

perfecî

it

for

all

his members

in

the

refurre-

dion.

3.

Comfort.

The glory

of

Gods

children

appeares

not

yet, but

{hall when

hee

Aall

appeare,

t.Ioh.

3.2.

Sampfonr

lire

ngth for

a

time lurked

in

the

prifon

:

the

glory

of

Chrifts Deity

lay

hid

a

while

in

the grave,

but both moil powerfully

brake

forth

:

So

(hall

the

glo-

ry

of

the

defpifed

Saints,

Pfalm.37.6,

4 Comfort.

Wee

{hall

never doubt

of

meanes

to comfort

and

fup-

ply us in

want.

The

fame

God

that

fupplied

Sampfon

a

Jawbone

again{}

his enemies,

fapplied him

out

of

the

fame

Jawbone

a

well

of

water to drinke when bee

was

ready to faint.

Truft

thy

felfe

with God

in

thy wants,

referve to

him

all

meanes,

inftruments,

and

wayes

of

bringing thee

helpe.

If

thou

fee

no

apparant

or

great

meanes

6t

Chrilt

a

migh-

tier and

better

Deliverer, then

Sampfon,in

fix

things.

Pfa1.37.3.