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David

a

ope

of

Chrift.

75

feares,

yea

death

it

felfe

overtooke

him

for

our

fakes,

Ifa

5

3.

Wherein

he

laid,.

My

God

rob),

hall

rheas

forfak¿en

me

?So

muff

it

be

with

us,

who

muff

be

contetst

to

Puffer

before we

can

raigne; to

be

crowned

fiat

with

thornes

as

Chrift

was,

and

fland

with

Chrift

on

Mount

Gol-

gotha, before

we

conic

to

Mount

Olivet,

Ite

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14.

2.

It

is

fo

ordained

by

God,

that

lye

fhould make

OM"

way

through

as

flraite

to_gate,

through thornes

to Rofes,:

through

troubles

to

ref

l,

through

f

ermes

to

the haven, through

ver-

t

ue

to

glory, through

cotsqueff

to

triumph,

through

wotrre

to

peace,

through the

Crop

to

heaven.

And this

.

procefle

God

the fattier flri5tly

obferved

with

his beloved

f

©n,

as

was

l

eceffary

,Luk.24.26.phil.z.8,9,he

was

humbled,

therefore

God

exalted

him. And

this is the Lords ho-

nour,

to

honour

his

fervants

railed

from the dunghill;

that

they may

know

the way

to

glory lyes

by

humi-

lity.

I

V.

It

was

ever the

lot

of the Church

to

have

in it

fecret

and

inbred enemies,as

David

and

Chrift

had;even

fuck

as

eat

bread

at

his

table,and

dipped

in

the difh

;

and

thefe

have

alwaies prooved more

mifchievons

then

open and forraigne

enemies.

the

Church

ever

had

hy-

pocrites and

falfe

brethren,

Satans

fpyes;who,profeffing

the

fame

Chrifl

an:' religion, eating

bread

at the

fame

table

ofthe

Lord,

and

making Phew

of

friendship

in

the

communion

of

Saints,joyning

in

the

hearing

of

the

word

and

prayer, yet

watd

t the haunts

ofGods

fervants

to

fpy

their

weakeneffe,and

where they

lye open

to

advan-

tage. Every one

fees

they

advantage not themfelves,

but

by

all

meanes

undermine

the Gofpell

and

profeffors;

fo

as

the

filly

dove

of

Chrift

can

find

no reff

for

the

foale

of

her foot. And

never

was

the Church

fo

woun-

ded

as

in

the houfe

of

her friends.

Cant.

r

.

F.

The

fanner

of

my

mother

were

angry

4gainf

me.

This

being

the

eflate

of

the

Church;

to

L.

e

hunted

as

the

filly

hare

from

one

Muth

to

another,

and

no

where

fafe,

it

muff

make

us

r

.

more

0.1111111Mal...semsemrs.

Vt

per armuf

a

ad

augu(iú,

per

fpi-

Nae

ad

cofas,

per

rrn

tis

ad

quzetë,

perprocellas

ad

porti,

per

virtutë

ad gloria,

perar-

ma

adtriump!

ú,

per

bella

adpacé,

per

crucé

ad

aela

corMta:damuzs

Vfe

Church

ever

pei

eyed

with

homebi

ed ene-

mies.