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74

9.

Things to

be

attained,

Rom.4.4.

David

a

type

of

grill.

it

thrives

beii

in

oppofitíon.

9. In things

to

be

at-

tained.

In

them

the

heft things

are

honour,

pleafure, ex-

ternal(

profperity,

and this for

a

time

:

But

Chrifls

King

-

dome

bands

not

in

meat or

drink,

but

in

righteoufne

f

fe,

peace

of

confcience,

joy

in

the

holy

Ghofi,

in

grace

here,

and

glory

hereafter.

The wealth of Chrifis

fubjeci

is

to

be rich

in

grace,

rich

in

good works,

his honour

to

be

of

the

ífack

and

linage

of

Chrift,

his

pleafure

a

patient and

painful!

expeaation

of

the

pleafures

at

Gods right

hand.

And thefe being eternal!, the

kingdome

of

Chrift

muff

needs

be eternal

:now this

being

the

glory

ofthe

kingdom

of

Chrikwe

have need

of

faith

co

difcerne

it,

and

a

great

meafure

of

humility

before

wee

can

refolve

to

become

fubjeds

of

it.

The

theefc

on the

Croffe

asking

Chrift

to

remember

him

in

his

Kingd

)m

&,

Augssfline

askes

him

:

Ruidr'gillvides?

what

Royalty doefl

thou

fee

?

Seefl

thou

any

other

cro»ne

videfne

co

Ton

then

that of

thornee any

other Scepter then iron

nayles,

any

aliá

qu'iz'

fp¿nea,

other purple

then blood,

any

other

Throne then

a

wooden

fceptlam

alrud

p

p

quam

claws-,

aliá

Cro

fe,

any

other

gard

then executioners

?

Was

there

now

purpurarn quam

fo

great

faith

in

ifrael

?

Let

our faith touch the

top

of

fangutnem,

situ

this Scepter,

let

us

fubmit

our

(elves

to

his

word

for

the

throw

qua

Grace,

nrefent and

caf(

our

eye

beyond the

prefent

upon

his

allos minifiros

quz

carniftces?

Vfe3.

How God

brings his

fer.

vanes

to

ho-

nour.

econd

comming,

when

wee

fhall

fee

him

ride upon

a,

white horfe,

not

upon garments but

upon

the

Clouds

in

power

and

great

glory

;

entring,not jerufalcrn,but the

flage

of

the

whole

world

;

to render

unto every

man

(even

Kings) according

as

they

have done

in

the

flefh

good

or evils.

III,

David

was

called and

annoynted

to

bee

King,

but betweene

that

and the inflalling,

or

enjoying

ofhis

Kingdome,

he had

many

troubles, doubts,

and

feares

that

made

him

f}agger, and

fay

:

I

jl'all

furely

one

day

fall

by

the

hand of

Said

:

So

was the true

David

jefas

Chrift

anno

nted with

the

fulneffe

of

the

Spirit,

and

called

to

be

King

ofhis

Church,but before

his inftallati-

on

into his Kingdome,

many

affliaions,

perfecutions,

feares,