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A61847 A discourse of the two covenants wherein the nature, differences, and effects of the covenant of works and of grace are distinctly, rationally, spiritually and practically discussed : together with a considerable quantity of practical cases dependent thereon / by William Strong. Strong, William, d. 1654.; Gale, Theophilus, 1628-1678. 1678 (1678) Wing S6002; ESTC R10428 996,223 490

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providence_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d as_o well_o as_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d he_o do_v order_n and_o appoint_v the_o cause_n to_o the_o effect_n the_o mean_n to_o the_o end_n for_o the_o good_a of_o his_o people_n which_o all_o the_o creature_n can_v not_o do_v he_o bring_v food_n out_o of_o the_o earth_n and_o he_o do_v cause_n rain_n and_o reserve_v the_o appoint_a week_n of_o the_o harvest_n jer._n 5.24_o it_o be_v he_o that_o order_v every_o thing_n unto_o its_o end_n for_o the_o good_a of_o his_o people_n 127.1_o mat._n 4.3_o psal_n 127.1_o 2._o he_o do_v bless_v the_o mean_n man_n live_v not_o by_o bread_n only_o but_o by_o every_o word_n that_o proceed_v out_o of_o the_o mouth_n of_o god_n etc._n etc._n unless_o the_o lord_n build_v the_o house_n they_o labour_v in_o vain_a that_o build_v it_o he_o give_v all_o thing_n rich_o to_o enjoy_v 1_o tim._n 6.17_o it_o be_v the_o blessing_n of_o the_o lord_n that_o make_v rich_a and_o it_o be_v he_o that_o bless_v the_o 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it_o to_o refer_v to_o the_o election_n of_o christ_n as_o be_v jesus_n the_o first-born_a in_o the_o womb_n of_o election_n the_o like_a unto_o that_o be_v prov._n 8.23_o etc._n etc._n and_o in_o the_o first_o go_v forth_o in_o his_o decree_n towards_o the_o creature_n therefore_o christ_n be_v first_o elect_v and_o the_o high_a end_n of_o god_n in_o the_o counsel_n of_o election_n next_o unto_o the_o glory_n of_o himself_o be_v the_o glory_n of_o his_o son_n 2_o this_o glory_n of_o the_o son_n he_o do_v intend_v to_o accomplish_v two_o way_n 1_o he_o will_v in_o the_o full_a manner_n communicate_v himself_o to_o the_o son_n he_o will_v in_o the_o high_a way_n delight_n in_o he_o there_o can_v not_o be_v towards_o any_o creature_n the_o full_a communication_n and_o communion_n because_o all_o communion_n be_v found_v in_o union_n and_o the_o high_a the_o union_n the_o more_o glorious_a the_o communication_n now_o between_o god_n and_o the_o creature_n there_o be_v a_o natural_a 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the_o sun_n to_o shine_v and_o the_o rain_n to_o fall_v the_o earth_n to_o bring_v forth_o the_o figtree_n to_o blossom_n and_o we_o see_v he_o give_v they_o food_n out_o of_o the_o earth_n and_o the_o beast_n do_v they_o service_n and_o they_o do_v it_o willing_o and_o ready_o now_o what_o a_o miserable_a life_n be_v the_o life_n even_o of_o a_o saint_n here_o if_o it_o be_v not_o for_o such_o common_a and_o ordinary_a refreshment_n if_o the_o lord_n shall_v as_o a_o lion_n watch_v over_o we_o as_o he_o do_v threaten_v they_o he_o will_v be_v as_o a_o lion_n and_o a_o leopard_n in_o the_o way_n to_o observe_v they_o there_o be_v a_o providence_n that_o have_v give_v these_o unto_o the_o son_n of_o god_n as_o their_o inheritance_n so_o that_o they_o do_v enjoy_v the_o comfort_n of_o they_o and_o eat_v the_o fruit_n of_o they_o day_n by_o day_n the_o service_n of_o thy_o hand_n maid_n and_o of_o thy_o beast_n all_o act_n for_o thou_o as_o be_v make_v by_o god_n to_o be_v thy_o servant_n 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