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A77504 The mystical brasen serpent: with the magnetical vertue thereof. or, Christ exalted upon the cross, with the blessed end and fruit of that his exaltation, in drawing the elect world to himself, to believe on Him, and to be saved by Him. In two treatises, from John 3. 14, 15. 12. 32. Whereunto is added A treatise of the saints joint-membership each with other. As they were delivered to the Church of God at Great Yarmouth, by John Brinsley, minister of the gospel, and preacher to that incorporation. Imprimatur, Edm. Calamy. July 30. 1652. Brinsley, John, 1600-1665. 1653 (1653) Wing B4719; Thomason E1249_1; ESTC R208891 155,986 284

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〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d beza_n g●_n annot._fw-la dr._n taylour_n brazen_a serpent_n proper_o signify_v as_o beza_n and_o grotius_n note_n upon_o it_o non_fw-la quavis_fw-la modo_fw-la sed_fw-la cum_fw-la attentione_n videre_fw-la not_o a_o bare_a and_o simple_a intuition_n a_o cast_v a_o glance_n upon_o a_o thing_n but_o a_o serious_a and_o advise_v observe_v and_o view_v of_o it_o studiosè_fw-la perspicere_fw-la as_o tully_n render_v it_o studious_o to_o view_n and_o consider_v a_o thing_n this_o be_v proper_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d and_o thus_o do_v the_o true_a believer_n behold_v jesus_n christ_n consider_v he_o as_o make_v the_o son_n of_o man_n take_v the_o nature_n of_o man_n upon_o he_o then_o in_o that_o nature_n lift_v up_o lift_v up_o two_o way_n ratione_fw-la ligni_fw-la ratione_fw-la regni_fw-la as_o some_o distinguish_v first_o in_o his_o passion_n upon_o the_o cross_n there_o suffer_v then_o in_o his_o session_n upon_o the_o throne_n of_o his_o glory_n there_o triumph_v both_o these_o the_o believer_n take_v notice_n of_o look_v upon_o christ_n in_o his_o twofold_a state_n of_o humiliation_n exaltation_n and_o here_o be_v the_o first_o act_n of_o this_o faith_n it_o look_v upon_o christ_n as_o hold_v forth_o in_o the_o word_n apprehend_v and_o believe_v what_o be_v there_o reveal_v concern_v he_o touch_v his_o incarnation_n birth_n life_n death_n resurrection_n ascension_n intercession_n withal_o take_v notice_n to_o what_o end_n all_o this_o be_v do_v viz._n for_o the_o redeem_n and_o save_v of_o lose_a mankind_n and_o here_o be_v the_o vision_n of_o faith_n 2._o the_o second_o thing_n be_v the_o affection_n of_o it_o christ_n 2._o i'faith_o a_o affectionate_a look_v up_o unto_o christ_n the_o believer_n thus_o behold_v christ_n he_o also_o look_v up_o unto_o he_o look_v upon_o he_o even_o as_o the_o lame_a man_n which_o lie_v in_o solomon_n porch_n look_v upon_o the_o apostle_n peter_n and_o john_n act._n 3._o look_v on_o we_o 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to_o reiterate_v the_o same_o sin_n that_o god_n mercy_n may_v be_v renew_v in_o the_o pardon_n of_o it_o far_o be_v it_o from_o any_o of_o we_o to_o draw_v so_o damnable_a a_o conclusion_n from_o such_o sweet_a and_o comfortable_a premise_n true_a it_o be_v the_o israelite_n have_v a_o brazen_a serpent_n to_o cure_v they_o as_o oft_o as_o they_o be_v sting_v but_o shall_v we_o therefore_o think_v that_o any_o of_o they_o be_v so_o mad_a as_o to_o run_v among_o the_o serpent_n on_o purpose_n to_o be_v sting_v by_o they_o because_o there_o be_v a_o present_a remedy_n at_o hand_n true_a it_o be_v we_o have_v a_o all-sufficient_a saviour_n to_o look_v up_o unto_o upon_o all_o occasion_n who_o be_v able_a to_o cure_v and_o heal_v all_o our_o relapse_n but_o what_o shall_v we_o therefore_o take_v liberty_n to_o run_v again_o and_o again_o into_o the_o same_o sin_n of_o all_o evidence_n of_o a_o man_n that_o shall_v never_o find_v any_o benefit_n by_o christ_n i_o do_v not_o know_v a_o more_o dangerous_a a_o more_o dreadful_a one_o then_o this_o when_o man_n shall_v thus_o make_v he_o as_o it_o be_v a_o pandar_n to_o their_o base_a lust_n so_o turn_v the_o grace_n of_o god_n into_o wantonness_n let_v not_o any_o dare_v to_o make_v such_o use_n of_o what_o i_o have_v say_v which_o i_o intend_v only_o for_o the_o stay_n and_o comfort_v of_o droop_a and_o deject_a soul_n such_o as_o languish_v under_o the_o sad_a apprehension_n of_o some_o renew_a sin_n which_o they_o have_v again_o fall_v into_o through_o the_o weakness_n and_o infirmity_n of_o the_o flesh_n not_o witting_o not_o wilful_o if_o we_o sin_v wilful_o that_o be_v with_o full_a consent_n of_o will_n after_o that_o we_o have_v receive_v the_o knowledge_n of_o the_o truth_n there_o remain_v no_o more_o sacrifice_n for_o sin_n but_o through_o weakness_n and_o infirmity_n to_o they_o i_o say_v not_o i_o but_o the_o lord_n let_v they_o renew_v their_o repentance_n and_o faith_n look_v up_o unto_o jesus_n christ_n 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