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A20762 A guide to godlynesse or a Treatise of a Christian life shewing the duties wherein it consisteth, the helpes inabling & the reasons parswading vnto it ye impediments hindering ye practise of it, and the best meanes to remoue them whereunto are added diuers prayers and a treatise of carnall securitie by Iohn Douname Batcheler in Diuinitie and minister of Gods Word. Downame, John, d. 1652.; Payne, John, d. 1647?, engraver. 1622 (1622) STC 7143; ESTC S121690 1,341,545 1,134

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and_o that_o they_o know_v his_o voice_n and_o be_v able_a to_o discern_v it_o from_o the_o voice_n of_o a_o stranger_n and_o as_o it_o make_v we_o stranger_n from_o god_n and_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n so_o also_o from_o the_o life_n of_o god_n or_o the_o godly_a life_n which_o he_o command_v as_o we_o see_v in_o the_o example_n of_o the_o gentile_n who_o have_v their_o understanding_n darken_v be_v alienate_v from_o the_o life_n of_o god_n through_o the_o ignorance_n that_o be_v in_o they_o because_o of_o the_o blindness_n of_o their_o heart_n and_o contrariwise_o thrust_v we_o headlong_o into_o all_o manner_n of_o sin_n for_o as_o the_o apostle_n say_v in_o the_o same_o place_n when_o the_o gentile_n through_o their_o ignorance_n be_v thus_o estrange_v from_o the_o life_n of_o god_n they_o become_v past_a feel_n and_o so_o give_v themselves_o over_o to_o lasciviousness_n 19_o eph._n 4._o 18_o 19_o to_o work_v all_o uncleanness_n with_o greediness_n so_o hosea_n have_v set_v down_o a_o catalogue_n 6._o hos_fw-la 4._o 1_o 6._o of_o many_o grievous_a sin_n which_o make_v the_o jew_n liable_a to_o god_n heavy_a judgement_n do_v after_o show_v that_o the_o cause_n of_o all_o their_o sin_n and_o punishment_n be_v because_o they_o lack_v the_o true_a knowledge_n of_o god_n in_o the_o land_n whereof_o it_o also_o be_v that_o sinner_n of_o all_o kind_n be_v include_v under_o the_o name_n of_o ignorant_a person_n who_o know_v not_o god_n so_o the_o psalmist_n pour_v out_o thy_o wrath_n upon_o 25._o psal_n 79._o 6._o jer_z 10._o 25._o the_o heathen_a that_o have_v not_o know_v thou_o and_o upon_o the_o kingdom_n that_o have_v not_o call_v upon_o thy_o name_n and_o the_o apostle_n say_v that_o the_o lord_n jesus_n shall_v come_v with_o 8._o 2._o thes_n 1._o 7_o 8._o his_o mighty_a angel_n in_o flame_a fire_n to_o take_v vengeance_n on_o they_o that_o know_v not_o god_n and_o therefore_o if_o we_o will_v have_v any_o portion_n in_o god_n save_v grace_n or_o part_n in_o heavenly_a glory_n if_o we_o will_v not_o be_v stranger_n from_o god_n and_o aliens_n from_o his_o church_n if_o we_o will_v perform_v any_o duty_n of_o a_o godly_a life_n or_o not_o be_v carry_v headlong_o into_o all_o wickedness_n if_o we_o will_v not_o be_v subject_a to_o god_n judgement_n and_o fearful_a destruction_n nor_o expose_v to_o the_o imprecation_n of_o the_o faithful_a in_o this_o life_n nor_o to_o the_o vengeance_n of_o a_o terrible_a judge_n when_o christ_n shall_v appear_v at_o his_o second_o come_v let_v we_o not_o live_v in_o ignorance_n but_o use_v all_o our_o endeavour_n to_o attain_v unto_o the_o save_a knowledge_n of_o god_n and_o his_o will_n neither_o let_v we_o with_o ignorant_a people_n content_v ourselves_o with_o our_o own_o good_a meaning_n and_o blind_a devotion_n as_o our_o guide_n in_o godliness_n for_o than_o our_o service_n of_o god_n will_v be_v but_o will-worship_n and_o the_o carnal_a conceit_n of_o our_o own_o brain_n and_o all_o our_o religion_n be_v nothing_o else_o but_o bodily_a exercise_n and_o 13._o esa_n 1._o 12._o &_o 29._o 13._o ignorant_a superstition_n will_v be_v reject_v of_o god_n as_o odious_a and_o abominable_a §._o sect._n 4_o that_o god_n be_v the_o chief_a author_n and_o efficient_a cause_n of_o save_v knowledge_n see_v therefore_o knowledge_n be_v so_o necessary_a unto_o a_o godly_a life_n we_o will_v a_o little_a further_o insist_v upon_o it_o show_v what_o it_o be_v and_o the_o nature_n and_o property_n of_o it_o whereby_o we_o shall_v be_v the_o better_a able_a to_o labour_v after_o it_o in_o the_o use_n of_o all_o good_a mean_n and_o know_v to_o our_o comfort_n when_o we_o have_v attain_v unto_o it_o save_v knowledge_n then_o be_v a_o grace_n of_o god_n wrought_v in_o we_o by_o his_o holy_a spirit_n which_o inlighten_v our_o mind_n to_o know_v those_o thing_n which_o be_v reveal_v of_o god_n and_o his_o will_n by_o his_o word_n and_o work_n that_o we_o may_v make_v a_o holy_a use_n of_o it_o for_o the_o sanctify_a of_o our_o heart_n and_o direction_n of_o our_o life_n in_o all_o duty_n of_o holiness_n and_o righteousness_n whereby_o we_o may_v perceive_v that_o not_o nature_n but_o god_n only_o be_v the_o author_n and_o efficient_a cause_n of_o this_o knowledge_n and_o so_o much_o only_o do_v we_o know_v of_o god_n as_o we_o be_v teach_v of_o god_n according_a to_o that_o covenant_n of_o grace_n in_o which_o god_n promise_v that_o he_o 34._o jer._n 31._o 33_o 34._o will_v put_v his_o law_n in_o our_o inward_a part_n and_o write_v it_o in_o our_o heart_n and_o that_o we_o shall_v know_v he_o from_o the_o least_o to_o the_o great_a so_o our_o saviour_n speak_v of_o his_o elect_n say_v that_o they_o all_o shall_v be_v teach_v of_o god_n and_o again_o no_o man_n know_v the_o 46._o job._n 6._o 46._o son_n but_o the_o father_n neither_o know_v any_o man_n the_o father_n but_o the_o son_n and_o he_o unto_o whosoever_o the_o son_n will_v reveal_v he_o neither_o be_v this_o knowledge_n a_o natural_a habit_n of_o the_o mind_n but_o a_o grace_n of_o god_n which_o be_v not_o purchase_v by_o we_o or_o our_o own_o merit_n or_o therefore_o bestow_v upon_o we_o rather_o than_o other_o because_o god_n foresee_v that_o we_o will_v use_v it_o when_o we_o have_v it_o better_a than_o they_o but_o god_n free_a gift_n promise_v in_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n the_o which_o he_o work_v 28._o joel_n 2._o 28._o in_o we_o first_o by_o send_v his_o son_n his_o true_a essential_a wisdom_n who_o have_v reveal_v unto_o we_o his_o father_n will_n and_o be_v the_o great_a prophet_n of_o the_o church_n have_v make_v know_v unto_o we_o the_o counsel_n of_o god_n and_o all_o thing_n necessary_a for_o our_o salvation_n and_o that_o not_o only_o nor_o chief_o to_o the_o wise_a of_o the_o world_n but_o to_o the_o weak_a and_o simple_a according_a to_o that_o of_o our_o saviour_n i_o thank_v thou_o o_o father_n lord_n of_o heaven_n and_o earth_n because_o thou_o have_v hide_v these_o 25._o matth._n 11._o 25._o thing_n from_o the_o wise_a and_o prudent_a and_o have_v reveal_v they_o unto_o babe_n and_o second_o his_o holy_a spirit_n who_o be_v and_o be_v send_v from_o the_o father_n and_o son_n to_o teach_v and_o lead_v we_o into_o all_o truth_n as_o our_o saviour_n promise_v his_o apostle_n and_o this_o be_v that_o holy_a anoint_v of_o which_o the_o apostle_n speak_v whereby_o we_o 13._o job._n 16._o 13._o know_v all_o thing_n and_o need_v not_o that_o any_o teach_v we_o but_o as_o this_o anoint_v teach_v we_o of_o all_o thing_n and_o that_o collyrium_n or_o precious_a eye-salue_n which_o christ_n 18._o apoc._n 3._o 18._o promise_v to_o give_v to_o the_o angel_n of_o the_o church_n of_o the_o laodicean_n to_o inlighten_v their_o blind_a eye_n in_o the_o knowledge_n of_o the_o truth_n so_o the_o apostle_n tell_v we_o that_o we_o can_v see_v nor_o conceive_v the_o thing_n which_o appertain_v to_o god_n kingdom_n but_o god_n have_v reveal_v they_o unto_o we_o by_o his_o spirit_n for_o the_o 10._o 1._o cor._n 2._o 10._o spirit_n search_v all_o thing_n even_o the_o deep_a thing_n of_o god_n and_o hence_o it_o be_v that_o he_o be_v call_v the_o spirit_n of_o wisdom_n revelation_n and_o illumination_n and_o the_o 13._o ephe._n 1._o 17._o john_n 16._o 13._o spirit_n of_o truth_n because_o he_o be_v both_o light_n and_o truth_n himself_o and_o also_o inlighten_v our_o mind_n which_o be_v natural_o full_a of_o darkness_n and_o lead_v we_o into_o all_o truth_n needful_a for_o our_o salvation_n and_o therefore_o if_o we_o will_v have_v this_o save_a knowledge_n we_o must_v go_v to_o the_o chief_a fountain_n and_o author_n of_o it_o and_o pray_v often_o and_o earnest_o that_o he_o will_v for_o his_o son_n and_o by_o his_o holy_a spirit_n take_v away_o our_o natural_a blindness_n and_o open_v our_o eye_n that_o we_o may_v see_v the_o wonderful_a thing_n of_o his_o law_n 8._o psal_n 119._o 8._o §._o sect._n 5_o of_o the_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o save_a knowledge_n the_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o this_o knowledge_n be_v first_o the_o book_n of_o nature_n second_o the_o book_n of_o grace_n the_o book_n of_o nature_n for_o even_o this_o light_n be_v sanctify_v by_o god_n spirit_n be_v helpefull_a to_o the_o regenerate_a for_o the_o reveal_n of_o god_n and_o his_o will_n unto_o they_o and_o that_o both_o the_o eternal_a book_n of_o nature_n which_o be_v the_o conscience_n and_o the_o external_a book_n which_o be_v the_o great_a volume_n of_o the_o creature_n for_o if_o there_o be_v in_o all_o man_n some_o relic_n of_o the_o light_n of_o nature_n shine_v in_o their_o conscience_n which_o convince_v they_o that_o there_o be_v a_o god_n and_o that_o this_o god_n be_v most_o
confusion_n into_o church_n and_o common_a wealth_n and_o to_o cross_v god_n wise_a providence_n in_o the_o government_n of_o the_o world_n who_o have_v give_v variety_n of_o gift_n which_o he_o have_v appoint_v to_o be_v exercise_v in_o variety_n of_o calling_n that_o be_v helpefull_a and_o serviceable_a mutual_o unto_o one_o another_o humane_a society_n may_v be_v preserve_v &_o peace_n and_o love_n nourish_v in_o they_o and_o therefore_o as_o in_o a_o well-governed_n army_n every_o one_o keep_v his_o place_n and_o station_n unto_o which_o his_o general_n have_v design_v he_o &_o not_o only_o serve_v he_o general_o as_o a_o soldier_n but_o in_o that_o place_n and_o office_n unto_o which_o he_o be_v appoint_v and_o choose_v so_o must_v we_o demean_v ourselves_o towards_o our_o great_a commander_n and_o not_o think_v it_o enough_o to_o perform_v good_a duty_n unless_o we_o do_v those_o which_o belong_v to_o our_o calling_n not_o out_o of_o fancy_n and_o fickle_a unconstancy_n leave_v our_o station_n but_o as_o the_o apostle_n require_v abide_v in_o the_o same_o call_n wherein_o god_n have_v place_v us._n 24._o 1._o cor._n 7._o 20_o 24._o §._o sect._n 2_o that_o we_o must_v be_v regenerate_v before_o we_o can_v serve_v god_n acceptable_o in_o our_o calling_n but_o it_o be_v not_o sufficient_a that_o we_o be_v settle_v in_o a_o lawful_a call_n and_o that_o we_o painful_o perform_v the_o duty_n that_o be_v require_v in_o it_o for_o this_o a_o mere_a worldling_n may_v do_v out_o of_o carnal_a and_o earthly_a respect_n either_o for_o his_o own_o pleasure_n credit_n or_o profit_n but_o that_o we_o so_o carry_v and_o demean_v ourselves_o in_o it_o as_o that_o we_o may_v by_o our_o labour_n and_o endeavour_n glorify_v god_n further_o our_o own_o salvation_n and_o advance_v the_o good_a of_o the_o church_n &_o common_a wealth_n unto_o which_o diverse_a thing_n be_v require_v some_o whereof_o respect_n our_o person_n and_o some_o the_o action_n and_o duty_n which_o we_o perform_v unto_o our_o person_n there_o be_v require_v that_o we_o be_v regenerate_v and_o sanctify_a for_o our_o person_n must_v be_v accept_v before_o any_o of_o our_o work_n can_v please_v god_n and_o be_v holy_a and_o righteous_a before_o we_o can_v bring_v forth_o the_o fruit_n of_o holiness_n and_o righteousness_n for_o as_o unto_o the_o pure_a all_o thing_n be_v pure_a so_o unto_o they_o that_o be_v defile_v and_o unbelieved_a 4._o tit._n 1._o 15._o pro._n 21._o 27._o verse_n 4._o be_v nothing_o pure_a but_o even_o their_o mind_n and_o conscience_n be_v defile_v and_o if_o the_o sacrifice_n of_o the_o wicked_a be_v abominable_a and_o their_o very_a prayer_n be_v turn_v into_o sin_n how_o much_o more_o be_v the_o ordinary_a work_n of_o their_o calling_n sinful_a and_o odious_a in_o god_n sight_n neither_o can_v such_o as_o be_v unsanctified_a expect_v any_o blessing_n of_o god_n upon_o their_o labour_n or_o that_o they_o shall_v prosper_v 1._o psal_n 1._o 3._o &_o 112._o 1_o 2._o etc._n etc._n psal_n 128._o 1._o in_o any_o thing_n which_o they_o do_v or_o take_v in_o hand_n see_v by_o god_n promise_n this_o privilege_n be_v limit_v unto_o the_o righteous_a and_o such_o as_o fear_v he_o §_o sect._n 3_o that_o we_o must_v perform_v the_o duty_n of_o our_o calling_n in_o faith_n unto_o the_o action_n also_o and_o duty_n of_o our_o calling_n that_o they_o may_v be_v acceptable_a unto_o god_n diverse_a thing_n be_v require_v and_o these_o be_v either_o such_o virtue_n and_o grace_n which_o go_v before_o as_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o all_o our_o good_a action_n and_o proceed_n or_o such_o as_o do_v accompany_v and_o attend_v upon_o they_o of_o the_o former_a sort_n the_o first_o and_o principal_n be_v a_o true_a and_o lively_a faith_n whereby_o i_o understand_v not_o only_o a_o justify_n faith_n which_o assure_v we_o of_o the_o remission_n of_o our_o sin_n and_o of_o the_o love_n and_o favour_n of_o god_n and_o which_o by_o unite_n 23._o hab._n 11._o 6._o john_n 15._o 5._o rom._n 14._o 23._o we_o unto_o the_o true_a vine_n christ_n do_v enable_v we_o in_o he_o to_o bring_v forth_o the_o fruit_n of_o righteousness_n without_o which_o we_o can_v please_v god_n nor_o do_v any_o good_a thing_n see_v all_o we_o do_v be_v sin_n but_o also_o a_o particular_a act_n of_o this_o faith_n whereby_o we_o be_v persuade_v that_o our_o calling_n and_o the_o duty_n which_o we_o perform_v in_o they_o be_v please_a unto_o god_n the_o lord_n will_v give_v a_o blessing_n upon_o all_o our_o labour_n and_o endeavour_n for_o which_o purpose_n our_o faith_n must_v have_v a_o warrant_n and_o ground_n out_o of_o god_n word_n both_o injoin_v these_o duty_n and_o promise_v a_o blessing_n unto_o the_o performance_n of_o they_o and_o thus_o shall_v we_o 4._o hab._n 2._o 4._o live_v the_o life_n of_o faith_n which_o be_v so_o often_o commend_v unto_o we_o in_o the_o scripture_n when_o as_o therein_o we_o do_v not_o only_o the_o religious_a duty_n of_o god_n service_n but_o also_o the_o duty_n of_o our_o calling_n whereby_o we_o shall_v be_v encourage_v to_o go_v forward_o in_o they_o with_o all_o alacrity_n and_o cheerfulness_n when_o as_o we_o be_v assure_v that_o god_n will_v bless_v those_o labour_n which_o himself_o have_v require_v and_o not_o be_v dismay_v with_o those_o cross_n and_o trouble_n which_o befall_v we_o in_o they_o see_v we_o be_v sure_a that_o by_o god_n blessing_n and_o gracious_a assistance_n we_o shall_v overcome_v they_o and_o have_v a_o good_a end_n and_o issue_n of_o all_o our_o labour_n §_o sect._n 4_o that_o the_o duty_n of_o our_o calling_n must_v proceed_v from_o love._n second_o the_o duty_n of_o our_o calling_n must_v proceed_v out_o of_o unfeigned_a love_n towards_o god_n and_o our_o neighbour_n which_o be_v the_o fountain_n of_o all_o true_a obedience_n and_o not_o principal_o from_o self-love_n or_o love_n of_o the_o world_n which_o be_v poisonous_a root_n of_o all_o sin_n will_v taint_v all_o our_o work_n and_o action_n which_o spring_v from_o they_o they_o must_v arise_v from_o the_o love_n of_o god_n which_o move_v those_o in_o who_o it_o be_v to_o consecrate_v whole_o unto_o he_o their_o life_n and_o labour_n in_o all_o thing_n desire_v to_o serve_v he_o who_o so_o love_v we_o and_o who_o we_o so_o love_v both_o in_o the_o immediate_a duty_n of_o his_o worship_n and_o also_o in_o the_o ordinary_a duty_n of_o our_o calling_n and_o this_o be_v do_v when_o as_o we_o labour_v in_o they_o not_z first_o and_z chief_o for_o worldly_a gain_n and_o advantage_n thereby_o to_o please_v ourselves_o but_o in_o obedience_n to_o god_n commandment_n who_o require_v these_o duty_n of_o we_o study_v in_o all_o thing_n to_o please_v he_o and_o that_o our_o action_n both_o for_o the_o matter_n and_o manner_n may_v be_v approve_v and_o accept_v in_o his_o sight_n second_o we_o must_v perform_v the_o duty_n of_o our_o calling_n out_o of_o love_n towards_o our_o neighbour_n seek_v in_o they_o their_o good_a 13._o 1._o cor._n 13._o 5._o gal._n 5._o 13._o as_o well_o as_o our_o own_o see_v true_a charity_n seek_v not_o her_o own_o but_o be_v also_o serviceable_a unto_o other_o which_o if_o we_o do_v then_o will_v we_o not_o wrong_v they_o to_o benefit_v ourselves_o nor_o gain_v by_o their_o loss_n we_o will_v not_o deprive_v they_o of_o some_o great_a good_a to_o get_v unto_o ourselves_o some_o small_a advantage_n neither_o will_v we_o be_v so_o whole_o intent_n and_o greedy_o gripple_n in_o follow_v our_o own_o business_n but_o that_o we_o will_v spare_v they_o some_o of_o our_o time_n and_o afford_v they_o our_o best_a help_n when_o their_o necessity_n shall_v require_v our_o assistance_n and_o reason_n charity_n and_o conscience_n shall_v bind_v we_o to_o afford_v it_o §._o sect._n 5_o that_o they_o must_v be_v direct_v to_o right_a end_n three_o as_o our_o labour_n must_v arise_v from_o these_o cause_n so_o they_o must_v be_v direct_v to_o right_a end_n as_o first_o and_o principal_o to_o god_n glory_n which_o in_o 31._o 1._o cor._n 10._o 31._o all_o we_o do_v we_o must_v labour_v to_o advance_v neither_o be_v god_n only_o glorify_v when_o we_o profess_v and_o practice_v religious_a duty_n but_o also_o when_o we_o walk_v conscionable_o in_o our_o calling_n and_o with_o all_o diligence_n perform_v the_o duty_n require_v in_o they_o in_o obedience_n to_o his_o commandment_n second_o we_o must_v propound_v unto_o ourselves_o in_o they_o the_o good_a of_o the_o church_n and_o common_a wealth_n which_o we_o be_v to_o prefer_v before_o our_o own_o private_a and_o so_o carry_v ourselves_o in_o all_o thing_n as_o that_o we_o may_v be_v profitable_a member_n in_o these_o society_n in_o which_o regard_n we_o must_v not_o seek_v to_o gain_v by_o the_o common_a
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apostle_n speak_v 8._o phil._n 2._o 8._o of_o all_o divine_a comfort_n and_o be_v as_o a_o man_n forlorn_a and_o forsake_v of_o god_n in_o his_o own_o sense_n and_o apprehension_n which_o make_v he_o to_o cry_v out_o upon_o the_o cross_n my_o god_n my_o god_n why_o have_v thou_o forsake_v i_o thus_o also_o we_o have_v matter_n of_o meditation_n from_o those_o thing_n which_o follow_v his_o death_n as_o from_o his_o triumph_n upon_o the_o cross_n over_o the_o wrath_n of_o god_n the_o curse_n of_o the_o law_n satan_n death_n hell_n and_o all_o the_o enemy_n of_o our_o salvation_n in_o respect_n of_o the_o virtue_n of_o his_o merit_n from_o his_o descension_n and_o burial_n whereby_o he_o be_v hold_v for_o a_o time_n under_o the_o arrest_n of_o death_n from_o those_o thing_n likewise_o which_o be_v do_v by_o he_o in_o his_o state_n of_o exaltation_n as_o his_o resurrection_n mansion_n upon_o the_o earth_n for_o the_o space_n of_o forty_o day_n teach_v and_o instruct_v his_o disciple_n in_o those_o thing_n which_o appertain_v to_o his_o kingdom_n his_o ascension_n sit_v at_o the_o right_a hand_n of_o god_n and_o there_o make_v intercession_n for_o us._n and_o that_o which_o follow_v of_o all_o these_o as_o the_o general_a effect_n and_o fruit_n of_o they_o all_o the_o great_a work_n of_o our_o redemption_n so_o have_v we_o matter_n of_o meditation_n from_o christ_n kingly_a office_n by_o which_o sit_v at_o the_o right_a hand_n of_o his_o father_n in_o all_o glory_n majesty_n and_o power_n he_o reign_v over_o all_o the_o world_n and_o more_o peculiarly_a over_o his_o church_n and_o here_o we_o may_v meditate_v upon_o the_o part_n of_o his_o kingly_a office_n which_o be_v his_o special_a administration_n and_o general_a and_o last_o judgement_n in_o the_o former_a we_o may_v consider_v the_o government_n of_o his_o church_n and_o the_o abolition_n of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o darkness_n in_o that_o we_o may_v meditate_v on_o his_o call_n and_o gather_v of_o it_o out_o of_o the_o world_n and_o the_o consecration_n of_o it_o be_v gather_v by_o his_o presence_n and_o protection_n provide_v for_o it_o all_o necessary_n and_o preserve_v it_o from_o all_o danger_n where_o we_o may_v take_v occasion_n to_o meditate_v upon_o all_o god_n blessing_n and_o benefit_n both_o temporal_a spiritual_a and_o eternal_a which_o he_o have_v and_o will_v bestow_v general_o upon_o his_o whole_a church_n and_o also_o upon_o those_o which_o he_o have_v particular_o and_o in_o special_a manner_n vouchsafe_v unto_o we_o both_o in_o our_o preservation_n from_o evil_a and_o fruition_n of_o good_a the_o abolition_n of_o the_o kingdom_n of_o darkness_n be_v the_o overthrow_n and_o destruction_n of_o all_o his_o enemy_n and_o especial_o that_o grand_a adversary_n antichrist_n the_o whore_n of_o babylon_n §._o sect._n 7_o of_o the_o external_a mean_n of_o execute_v god_n decree_n of_o election_n moreover_o we_o may_v have_v plentiful_a matter_n of_o meditation_n from_o the_o external_a mean_n of_o execute_v the_o decree_n of_o our_o election_n as_o from_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n make_v with_o we_o in_o christ_n wherein_o the_o lord_n have_v promise_v that_o he_o will_v be_v our_o god_n and_o we_o shall_v be_v his_o people_n the_o remission_n of_o our_o sin_n and_o salvation_n of_o our_o soul_n grace_n and_o all_o good_a thing_n in_o this_o life_n and_o everlasting_a happiness_n in_o the_o life_n to_o come_v upon_o the_o alone_a condition_n of_o faith_n which_o be_v lively_a and_o effectual_a bring_v forth_o the_o fruit_n of_o unfeigned_a repentance_n so_o also_o from_o the_o mean_n whereby_o this_o covenant_n be_v administer_v namely_o the_o ministry_n of_o the_o word_n and_o administration_n of_o the_o sacrament_n baptism_n and_o the_o lord_n supper_n both_o which_o afford_v unto_o we_o plentiful_a matter_n of_o meditation_n from_o the_o degree_n likewise_o of_o the_o execute_n god_n decree_n of_o election_n and_o reprobation_n as_o the_o love_n and_o free_a grace_n of_o god_n in_o christ_n and_o the_o degree_n of_o the_o declaration_n of_o this_o love_n both_o in_o this_o life_n and_o afterward_o the_o first_o degree_n in_o this_o life_n be_v our_o effectual_a call_n the_o part_n whereof_o be_v our_o election_n and_o separation_n from_o the_o world_n god_n donation_n give_v christ_n unto_o we_o to_o be_v our_o saviour_n and_o we_o to_o christ_n to_o be_v save_v by_o he_o and_o final_o our_o insition_n into_o christ_n and_o union_n with_o he_o from_o the_o mean_n of_o execute_v this_o our_o call_n which_o be_v the_o save_a hearing_n of_o the_o word_n the_o soften_a of_o our_o hard_a heart_n make_v they_o humble_a contrite_a penitent_a and_o sorrowful_a for_o sin_n which_o be_v all_o preparative_n to_o our_o sound_a conversion_n and_o regeneration_n whereby_o we_o who_o be_v dead_a in_o sin_n be_v quicken_v and_o reviue_v by_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n effectual_o apply_v unto_o we_o the_o virtue_n of_o christ_n death_n and_o resurrection_n from_o the_o work_n of_o grace_n thus_o begin_v in_o we_o we_o may_v have_v much_o profitable_a matter_n of_o meditation_n as_o of_o the_o illumination_n of_o our_o mind_n with_o save_v knowledge_n of_o justify_v faith_n with_o the_o cause_n effect_n degree_n property_n and_o sign_n of_o it_o our_o justification_n by_o faith_n in_o christ_n our_o reconciliation_n and_o adoption_n and_o manifold_a other_o privilege_n of_o the_o faithful_a of_o which_o i_o shall_v have_v occasion_n to_o speak_v hereafter_o the_o special_a fruit_n of_o faith_n respect_v our_o justification_n as_o our_o entrance_n into_o grace_n by_o which_o we_o stand_v the_o love_n of_o god_n shed_v abroad_o in_o our_o heart_n confidence_n free_a access_n to_o the_o throne_n of_o grace_n peace_n of_o conscience_n joy_n in_o the_o holy_a ghost_n and_o a_o holy_a glory_v in_o god_n benefit_n the_o fruit_n of_o faith_n respect_v our_o adoption_n as_o the_o spirit_n of_o adoption_n hope_v christian_a liberty_n so_o also_o we_o have_v excellent_a matter_n of_o meditation_n from_o our_o sanctification_n the_o cause_n effect_n degree_n property_n mean_n and_o sign_n of_o it_o and_o from_o the_o special_a part_n of_o it_o our_o mortification_n unto_o sin_n and_o vinification_n to_o newness_n of_o life_n from_o the_o imperfection_n of_o our_o sanctification_n which_o be_v but_o begin_v in_o this_o life_n and_o to_o be_v perfect_v in_o the_o life_n to_o come_v and_o that_o by_o reason_n hereof_o the_o relic_n of_o all_o sort_n of_o sin_n do_v still_o remain_v in_o we_o blindness_n in_o our_o mind_n error_n in_o our_o judgment_n impurity_n in_o our_o conscience_n forgetfulness_n in_o our_o memory_n rebellion_n in_o our_o will_n security_n impenitency_n infidelity_n and_o hardness_n in_o our_o heart_n corruption_n and_o disorder_n in_o our_o affection_n and_o by_o reason_n of_o all_o these_o many_o sin_n break_v out_o into_o our_o action_n and_o here_o we_o may_v meditate_v of_o those_o special_a sin_n and_o corruption_n whereunto_o our_o nature_n be_v most_o prone_a and_o wherewith_o we_o be_v most_o often_o overtake_v and_o of_o the_o mean_n whereby_o we_o may_v mortify_v and_o subdue_v they_o that_o they_o may_v no_o long_o bear_v this_o sway_n in_o we_o as_o in_o former_a time_n so_o also_o we_o have_v here_o occasion_n to_o meditate_v of_o our_o begin_a sanctity_n in_o all_o our_o part_n and_o action_n of_o the_o internal_a holiness_n of_o our_o nature_n and_o the_o change_n that_o be_v wrought_v in_o we_o by_o repentance_n from_o evil_a to_o good_a from_o corruption_n to_o grace_n the_o which_o be_v to_o be_v observe_v in_o all_o our_o inward_a faculty_n as_o the_o holiness_n of_o our_o mind_n and_o understanding_n in_o their_o spiritual_a illumination_n whereby_o they_o become_v wise_a and_o prudent_a in_o the_o thing_n appertain_v to_o god_n and_o our_o salvation_n the_o purge_n of_o our_o
next_o unto_o faith_n upon_o 37._o luk._n 24._o 37._o which_o he_o will_v have_v they_o to_o preach_v in_o his_o name_n a_o duty_n that_o belong_v unto_o all_o and_o be_v never_o unseasonable_a always_o necessary_a a_o evangelicall_a grace_n and_o chief_a fruit_n of_o faith_n in_o which_o it_o live_v without_o which_o it_o be_v dead_a so_o that_o as_o faith_n be_v the_o life_n of_o our_o soul_n by_o apply_v christ_n unto_o we_o in_o who_o we_o live_v so_o repentance_n in_o respect_n of_o our_o sense_n and_o feeling_n which_o can_v not_o otherwise_o judge_v of_o the_o hide_a root_n but_o by_o the_o outward_a fruit_n be_v the_o life_n of_o this_o life_n as_o faith_n be_v the_o only_a condition_n of_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n which_o assure_v we_o of_o all_o good_a thing_n temporal_a and_o eternal_a so_o repentance_n as_o a_o counter-bond_n assure_v unto_o we_o this_o assurance_n &_o by_o a_o sensible_a infallibility_n &_o outward_a evidence_n persuade_v we_o that_o we_o perform_v this_o condition_n of_o believe_v in_o christ_n and_o apprehend_v all_o the_o promise_n by_o faith_n unfeigned_a now_o that_o thou_o may_v o_o my_o soul_n proceed_v in_o some_o order_n what_o be_v this_o repentance_n but_o a_o evangelicall_a and_o save_a grace_n of_o god_n wrought_v in_o thy_o heart_n by_o his_o holy_a spirit_n apply_v by_o faith_n as_o by_o his_o instrument_n christ_n and_o all_o his_o benefit_n which_o inflame_v thy_o heart_n with_o fervent_a love_n do_v make_v thou_o look_v upon_o he_o who_o thou_o have_v pierce_v to_o bewail_v thy_o sin_n as_o the_o chief_a cause_n of_o his_o death_n to_o hate_v and_o forsake_v they_o and_o to_o turn_v unto_o god_n offer_v unto_o thou_o grace_n and_o pardon_n by_o amendment_n of_o life_n and_o bring_v forth_o the_o fruit_n of_o new_a obedience_n so_o that_o it_o be_v a_o grace_n and_o free_a gift_n and_o no_o natural_a endowment_n which_o come_v by_o inheritance_n or_o else_o procure_v by_o thy_o own_o purchase_n it_o be_v the_o gift_n of_o god_n who_o give_v unto_o thou_o all_o good_a thing_n it_o be_v a_o gift_n of_o his_o free_a grace_n prevent_v thou_o when_o thou_o do_v never_o so_o much_o as_o think_v of_o it_o by_o put_v into_o thy_o mind_n the_o profit_n and_o necessity_n of_o it_o and_o into_o thy_o heart_n some_o desire_n of_o receive_v it_o prepare_v and_o fit_v thou_o for_o it_o by_o the_o preach_n of_o the_o law_n work_v humiliation_n contrition_n and_o legal_a sorrow_n and_o fit_v thy_o mind_n and_o will_n that_o they_o may_v consent_v and_o obey_v the_o motion_n of_o the_o spirit_n outward_a in_o the_o word_n and_o inward_a in_o the_o heart_n and_o conscience_n work_v it_o first_o in_o thou_o by_o change_v the_o mind_n and_o heart_n and_o turn_v they_o from_o sin_n unto_o holiness_n and_o righteousness_n coworking_a with_o thou_o that_o thou_o may_v continue_v renew_v and_o increase_v in_o the_o practice_n of_o it_o and_o perfect_v thy_o repentance_n in_o the_o part_n and_o degree_n of_o it_o which_o himself_o begin_v it_o be_v he_o that_o call_v we_o to_o repentance_n and_o enable_v we_o to_o repent_v he_o strike_v our_o stony_a heart_n and_o make_v they_o to_o relent_v by_o sound_a contrition_n before_o these_o rock_n will_v yield_v any_o water_n of_o true_a repentance_n it_o be_v he_o that_o pour_v the_o spirit_n 25._o ezek._n 11._o 29._o &_o 36._o 26._o zach._n 12._o 10._o act._n 5._o 31_o &_o 11._o 18._o 2._o tim._n 2._o 25._o of_o grace_n upon_o the_o house_n of_o judah_n before_o they_o can_v lament_v for_o their_o wickedness_n and_o that_o give_v repentance_n to_o the_o house_n of_o israel_n and_o with_o it_o remission_n of_o sin_n thou_o can_v not_o turn_v unto_o he_o o_o my_o soul_n before_o he_o first_o turn_v unto_o thou_o nor_o weep_v bitter_o with_o peter_n till_o he_o thaw_v thy_o freeze_a heart_n by_o reflect_v upon_o thou_o the_o beam_n of_o his_o gracious_a countenance_n yea_o when_o he_o turn_v thou_o can_v not_o turn_v till_o he_o turn_v his_o face_n turn_v also_o thy_o heart_n as_o it_o be_v run_v away_o with_o fear_n and_o never_o look_v back_o that_o thou_o may_v behold_v his_o gracious_a countenance_n promise_v nothing_o but_o good_a and_o his_o stretch_v out_o arm_n to_o receive_v thou_o unto_o grace_n and_o favour_n sure_o say_v the_o church_n after_o i_o be_v turn_v i_o repent_v and_o after_o that_o 21._o jer._n 31._o 19_o lam._n 5._o 21._o i_o be_v instruct_v i_o smite_v upon_o my_o thigh_n no_o man_n can_v sorrow_n for_o his_o sin_n nor_o resolve_v to_o forsake_v they_o but_o he_o that_o hate_v they_o nor_o any_o hate_v they_o but_o they_o who_o love_n god_n nor_o any_o love_v he_o who_o heart_n he_o first_o inflame_v not_o by_o shed_v abroad_o his_o love_n in_o they_o by_o the_o holy_a ghost_n which_o he_o give_v unto_o 19_o rom._n 5._o 5._o 1._o joh._n 4._o 19_o us._n neither_o do_v he_o work_v alone_o but_o together_o with_o his_o son_n and_o holy_a spirit_n for_o it_o be_v the_o blood_n of_o this_o lamb_n of_o god_n which_o work_v our_o adamantine_a heart_n to_o this_o relent_a softness_n and_o the_o water_n which_o issue_v out_o of_o his_o pierce_a side_n which_o be_v behold_v with_o the_o eye_n of_o faith_n do_v draw_v out_o of_o our_o eye_n the_o brinish_a water_n of_o repentant_a tear_n and_o therefore_o because_o he_o be_v the_o author_n of_o our_o repentance_n both_o as_o he_o procure_v it_o by_o the_o meritorious_a virtue_n of_o his_o death_n and_o work_v it_o by_o his_o bloodshed_n apply_v by_o faith_n he_o injoin_v his_o apostle_n to_o preach_v repentance_n in_o his_o name_n final_o 47._o luk._n 24._o 47._o it_o be_v the_o oil_n of_o the_o holy_a spirit_n which_o supple_v and_o soften_v our_o hard_a and_o stony_a heart_n it_o be_v this_o divine_a fire_n which_o warm_v our_o cold_a heart_n with_o the_o flame_n of_o god_n love_n and_o the_o hot_a blood_n that_o issue_v from_o our_o saviour_n cause_v they_o to_o send_v up_o into_o our_o head_n these_o salt_n yet_o sweet_a water_n of_o 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