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Cant,4.L.

S

Comfort to

the

Church,in

3.

things.

I.Cor.iS.21.

Mat.z$.zo.

David

a

type

of

chrfl.

I.

more wary.

2..

delire

our

reif.

3.love that

prom:lé,

Come with,rne

from

Lebanon, &c.

V.

Comfort the Church. That

jefiis

Chrift

is

the

true

David.

t.

Wee

have

a

ftroi

g

deliverer

and

de-

liverance.

`.David

pulled

the

fheepe

out

of

the

Lyons

mouth,

and

the

Lamb

out

of

the

paw

of

the

Beare,

z

.Sam.

i7.

Chrift the

true

David

bath delivered

his

che-

fen

flock

out

of

the

power

of

Satan,

death,

and damna-

tion.

3.

Be

contented

to

be

rejehed

of

all

forts

of

men:not

enemies

onely

but

of

brethren.

So

was

David,

fo

Chrift,

and

the

fervatjt

is

not

better

then the

Mailer.

It

was

ever

the

lot

of

truth

to

bee

rej

eeted

of

the

buil-

ders,as was

David,as

was

Chrift: few

nobles,few

wife

:

nay

many

great Rabbics (profeffing the

key

of

know-

ledge) were

greatel} enemies

to the

truth,as

the

truth

is

in Chrift,that

is,

to

the

fincere profeffion

and

pra5tife

of

Chriflianity. Nay the

bafefl

fort

made

monthes

and fcor-

ned them both

:

And are

there

not now

fuch

as

would

feorne

out the truth

of

grace

were it

poffible

?

3.

Though

Chrift

the

chiefe.

corner (tone may

be

refu-

fed,he cannot be

removed.

David

mail

be

King

againlf

all

the

hearts

of' his

enemies.

So

Chrift

fhall keepe his

place

and headfhip

again

(t

the gates

of

hell

:

he

is

a

King

everlahiing

in

his

Church,and

of

his

Kingdome

dal

be

no

end.He

is

a

King

euer prefent i his Church,

and

needs

no

Vicar,

nor hath

put

it off to

his pretended

Vicar,

who

claimes

to

be King

of

Priefls and

Princes.

He

is

a

King

prefent

in

his

Church, not

as

Baal

among

his

worfhip-

pers

either

afleepe,

or

in

his

journey, or otherwife

taken

up,

but

ever

intent

for the

fafety

of

the Church, watch-

ingever to

overturne

the

open

power

and

private

poi-

hey plotted

and

planted

againfi

hi-s

kingdome. Let

us

with

faith and hope

ever lift

our

eyes

up

to

his

ban-

ner,

and

ftand

dole

to

our

viaorious

Captaine. For

as

Souldiers lofing

the

fight

of

their Enfigne are in

ex-

treame hazard

of

confufìon:fo

we,if

we

fuller

Chrift

to

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