Selected quad for the lemma: truth_n

Word A Word B Word C Word D Occurrence Frequency Band MI MI Band Prominent
truth_n spirit_n woman_n worship_v 2,570 5 9.5989 5 true
View all documents for the selected quad

Text snippets containing the quad

ID Title Author Corrected Date of Publication (TCP Date of Publication) STC Words Pages
A67067 The types unvailed, or, The gospel pick't out of the legal ceremonies whereby we may compare the substance with the shadow, written for the information of the ignorant, for their help in reading of the old testament / by Tho. Worden ... Worden, Thomas. 1664 (1664) Wing W3579; ESTC R1856 214,980 310

There are 11 snippets containing the selected quad. | View original text

wickedness_n my_o brethren_n where_o can_v you_o go_v into_o what_o land_n country_n county_n city_n town_n or_o family_n but_o you_o may_v blush_v to_o see_v the_o common_a profaneness_n of_o it_o to_o your_o great_a grief_n what_o swear_v lie_a cozen_a thieve_v brawl_a fight_a and_o revel_v be_v there_o abound_v among_o man_n how_o do_v the_o most_o man_n tumble_v and_o wallow_v in_o the_o filth_n of_o uncleanness_n how_o be_v some_o bury_v up_o head_n and_o ear_n in_o their_o pride_n how_o do_v other_o glory_n in_o their_o oppression_n o_o how_o be_v other_o drown_v in_o their_o malice_n how_o like_a swine_n do_v other_o reel_v up_o and_o down_o in_o their_o drunkenness_n what_o treachery_n and_o deceit_n and_o falsehood_n dwell_v there_o in_o the_o mind_n of_o man_n one_o against_o another_o as_o the_o prophet_n speak_v micah_n 7._o 4_o 5_o 6._o the_o best_a of_o they_o be_v as_o a_o briar_n and_o the_o most_o upright_o of_o they_o sharp_a than_o a_o thorn-hedge_n trust_v you_o not_o in_o a_o friend_n put_v you_o no_o confidence_n in_o a_o guide_n keep_v the_o door_n of_o thy_o mouth_n from_o she_o that_o lie_v in_o thy_o bosom_n for_o the_o son_n dishonour_v the_o father_n the_o daughter_n rise_v up_o against_o the_o mother_n in_o law_n a_o man_n enemy_n be_v the_o man_n of_o his_o own_o house_n to_o this_o agree_v the_o word_n of_o paul_n to_o the_o ephesian_n chap_n 2._o 2_o 3_o where_o in_o time_n past_o you_o walk_v according_a to_o the_o course_n of_o this_o world_n according_a to_o the_o prince_n of_o the_o power_n of_o the_o air_n the_o spirit_n that_o now_o work_v in_o the_o child_n of_o disobedience_n among_o who_o you_o have_v your_o conversation_n in_o time_n pass_v in_o the_o lust_n of_o the_o flesh_n fulfil_v the_o desire_n of_o the_o mind_n and_o of_o the_o flesh_n and_o be_v by_o nature_n the_o child_n of_o wrath_n even_o as_o other_o therefore_o it_o be_v that_o david_n when_o he_o be_v force_v to_o fly_v into_o gath_n among_o the_o philistine_n because_o of_o the_o profaneness_n of_o the_o people_n cry_v out_o woe_n be_v i_o that_o i_o dwell_v in_o mesech_n and_o be_o constrain_v to_o live_v in_o the_o tent_n of_o ungodliness_n second_o as_o this_o agree_v with_o egppt_v for_o profaneness_n so_o for_o false_a worship_n it_o be_v natural_a for_o man_n in_o a_o carnal_a concondition_n to_o worship_n god_n in_o a_o wrong_a manner_n as_o a_o good_a man_n say_v once_o every_o man_n be_v bear_v with_o a_o little_a pope_n in_o his_o belly_n to_o set_v up_o a_o false_a worship_n be_v the_o first_o thing_n a_o carnal_a man_n put_v himself_o forth_o in_o this_o be_v the_o reason_n that_o the_o great_a part_n of_o the_o world_n lie_v drown_v in_o false_a worship_n and_o ante-christianisme_a it_o be_v because_o they_o be_v carnal_a and_o blind_a and_o so_o want_v the_o light_n of_o god_n his_o holy_a spirit_n to_o guide_v they_o into_o the_o truth_n where_o will_v you_o expect_v to_o find_v fish_n but_o in_o the_o water_n where_o will_v you_o see_v bird_n but_o in_o the_o air_n where_o will_v you_o expect_v to_o find_v four_o footed_a beast_n but_o upon_o the_o earth_n so_o where_o will_v you_o find_v poor_a blind_a carnal_a man_n and_o woman_n worship_v but_o in_o their_o false_a form_n picture_n image_n and_o reject_v ceremony_n you_o may_v see_v how_o stiff_o the_o pharisee_n stick_v unto_o these_o thing_n matth._n 15._o 1_o 2._o but_o you_o may_v see_v our_o saviour_n answer_n ver._n 3._o with_o 8_o 9_o you_o know_v paul_n the_o apostle_n tell_v the_o saint_n in_o his_o day_n that_o they_o have_v be_v worshipper_n of_o stock_n and_o stone_n dumb_a idol_n to_o this_o agree_v our_o saviour_n word_n john_n 4_o 22_o speak_v to_o the_o poor_a carnal_a woman_n of_o samaria_n you_o worship_v you_o know_v not_o what_o this_o be_v be_v most_o certain_a that_o the_o world_n for_o want_v of_o sight_n err_v in_o every_o thing_n so_o that_o you_o see_v how_o well_o the_o natural_a estate_n of_o mankind_n do_v agree_v with_o the_o land_n of_o egypt_n for_o false_a worship_n or_o for_o worship_v god_n in_o a_o false_a manner_n again_o egypt_n be_v a_o place_n of_o hard_a bondage_n and_o cruel_a burden_n a_o place_n that_o require_v brick_n to_o be_v make_v without_o straw_n exod._n 5._o 6_o 7_o 8_o 9_o 10_o 11_o 12._o beside_o the_o officer_n of_o the_o place_n will_v often_o beat_v the_o people_n if_o they_o fail_v of_o aught_o of_o their_o work_n ver_fw-la 14._o they_o will_v also_o refuse_v to_o hear_v the_o people_n cry_n ver_fw-la 16_o 17._o this_o answer_n unto_o the_o covenant_n of_o work_n which_o every_o carnal_a man_n and_o woman_n in_o the_o world_n be_v bind_v unto_o by_o nature_n and_o life_n under_o this_o covenant_n even_o to_o fulfil_v it_o in_o the_o exact_a measure_n thereof_o this_o covenant_n be_v make_v with_o we_o in_o the_o state_n of_o innocency_n which_o require_v perfect_a obedience_n in_o thought_n word_n and_o deed_n and_o not_o only_o perfect_a obedience_n but_o constant_a continual_a obedience_n to_o the_o last_o breath_n deut._n 6._o 5._o with_o gal._n 3._o 10._o so_o that_o if_o a_o man_n fail_v but_o in_o one_o point_n of_o the_o law_n of_o work_n he_o be_v guilty_a of_o the_o breach_n of_o the_o whole_a james_n 2._o 10._o now_o this_o covenant_n of_o work_n do_v not_o only_o reach_v the_o outward_a action_n of_o the_o body_n as_o some_o think_v but_o the_o inward_a motion_n intention_n and_o purpose_n of_o the_o mind_n for_o so_o our_o saviour_n expound_v this_o covenant_n mat._n 5._o 20_o 21_o 22_o with_o 27_o 28._o verse_n now_o as_o the_o case_n stand_v with_o the_o creature_n with_o respect_n to_o his_o fall_n this_o covenant_n of_o work_n may_v well_o be_v compare_v unto_o pharaoh_n taskmaster_n and_o those_o that_o yet_o live_v under_o it_o to_o the_o jew_n in_o egypt_n who_o be_v under_o the_o power_n of_o those_o taskmaster_n exodus_fw-la 5._o 10_o 11_o 12_o 13._o 14_o 15_o 16_o 17._o verse_n for_o first_o of_o all_o they_o require_v of_o the_o jew_n brick_n to_o be_v make_v without_o straw_n ver_fw-la 10_o 11._o so_o do_v the_o law_n require_v full_a and_o perfect_a obedience_n of_o the_o soul_n both_o in_o body_n and_o spirit_n as_o ever_o it_o do_v say_v the_o law_n bring_v i_o forth_o the_o full_a tale_n of_o obedience_n according_a to_o my_o command_n let_v not_o aught_o of_o the_o work_n be_v deminish_v which_o you_o shall_v do_v in_o soul_n and_o body_n i_o will_v not_o abate_v one_o jot_n of_o it_o bring_v forth_o the_o full_a tale_n of_o your_o duty_n let_v not_o one_o be_v neglect_v if_o there_o be_v you_o shall_v die_v the_o death_n and_o perform_v they_o in_o such_o a_o manner_n as_o i_o have_v require_v or_o expect_v death_n without_o mercy_n what_o you_o do_v see_v it_o be_v perfect_o holy_a without_o the_o least_o stain_n of_o sin_n in_o it_o in_o thy_o praying_n in_o thy_o fasting_n in_o thy_o mourning_n in_o thy_o hear_n in_o thy_o alm_n in_o thy_o work_n of_o mercy_n in_o all_o that_o thou_o do_v see_v that_o there_o be_v not_o the_o least_o vain_a thought_n in_o it_o nor_o the_o least_o stain_n of_o hypocrisy_n in_o it_o if_o there_o be_v thou_o shall_v be_v damn_v to_o eternity_n likewise_o see_v that_o it_o be_v constant_o so_o with_o thou_o from_o thy_o birth_n to_o thy_o death_n if_o in_o all_o thy_o life_n thou_o shall_v but_o miscarry_v in_o a_o word_n or_o thought_n i_o will_v pour_v out_o all_o my_o plague_n and_o curse_n upon_o thou_o matth._n 12._o 36._o with_o gal._n 2._o 10._o i_o will_v not_o regard_v any_o thing_n that_o thou_o have_v do_v in_o my_o service_n before_o though_o thou_o have_v serve_v i_o to_o the_o last_o hour_n of_o thy_o life_n with_o all_o thy_o strength_n and_o with_o all_o thy_o power_n yet_o if_o at_o last_o thou_o shall_v offend_v in_o one_o word_n or_o deed_n thou_o shall_v die_v the_o death_n a_o death_n eternal_a of_o soul_n as_o well_o as_o body_n ezek._n 18._o 24._o deut_n 27._o ver_fw-la 26._o now_o when_o the_o soul_n come_v to_o be_v awaken_v to_o the_o voice_n of_o the_o law_n how_o be_v it_o overwhelm_v with_o amazement_n and_o horror_n like_o the_o jew_n under_o their_o taskmaster_n how_o bitter_o do_v the_o soul_n bewail_v his_o condition_n cry_v out_o with_o paul_n rom._n 7._o 24._o o_o wretched_a man_n that_o i_o be_o who_o shall_v deliver_v i_o from_o so_o cruel_a a_o bondage_n as_o this_o thus_o the_o soul_n fall_v down_o flat_a on_o the_o ground_n cry_v out_o of_o his_o condition_n because_o of_o the_o hard_a usage_n it_o have_v from_o the_o law_n that_o it_o shall_v require_v the_o full_a tale_n of_o brick_n and_o yet_o deny_v straw_n o_o say_v the_o soul_n
in_o law_n against_o the_o mother_n in_o law_n and_o a_o man_n foe_n shall_v be_v they_o of_o his_o own_o house_n therefore_o say_v paul_n to_o timothy_n he_o that_o will_v live_v godly_a in_o christ_n jesus_n must_v first_o suffer_v persecution_n beside_o here_o be_v not_o only_a persecution_n of_o the_o tongue_n which_o the_o soul_n do_v pass_v under_o for_o the_o lamb_n sake_n but_o persecution_n of_o the_o hand_n also_o imprisonment_n loss_n of_o good_n banishment_n yea_o loss_n of_o life_n itself_o therefore_o say_v our_o saviour_n you_o shall_v be_v hate_v of_o all_o man_n for_o my_o name_n sake_n and_o they_o shall_v say_v all_o manner_n of_o evil_n against_o you_o false_o for_o my_o name_n sake_n yea_o say_v christ_n the_o time_n shall_v come_v that_o he_o which_o kill_v you_o shall_v thing_n he_o do_v god_n service_n john_n 16._o 2._o therefore_o say_v peter_n 1_o pet._n 4._o 12._o think_v it_o not_o strange_a concern_v the_o fiery_a trial_n as_o if_o some_o strange_a thing_n have_v happen_v unto_o you_o no_o indeed_o we_o shall_v not_o account_v it_o a_o strange_a thing_n to_o suffer_v for_o jesus_n christ_n and_o to_o be_v bring_v under_o trail_n and_o temptation_n for_o the_o lamb_n jesus_n it_o be_v but_o a_o drink_n of_o the_o water_n of_o marah_n which_o run_v at_o the_o mouth_n or_o entrance_n into_o our_o wilderness_n condition_n which_o wilderness_n be_v our_o way_n to_o canaan_n through_o which_o all_o our_o father_n go_v and_o of_o which_o water_n all_o our_o father_n have_v drink_v of_o before_o we_o for_o he_o that_o will_v not_o drink_v of_o the_o water_n of_o bitterness_n for_o christ_n be_v never_o like_a to_o drink_v of_o the_o river_n of_o live_a pleasure_n which_o be_v at_o the_o right_a hand_n of_o christ_n psal_n 16._o 11._o matth._n 26._o 29._o second_o moses_n be_v to_o take_v a_o tree_n and_o cast_v it_o into_o the_o water_n which_o do_v the_o water_n become_v very_o sweet_a and_o pleasant_a this_o tree_n cast_v into_o the_o water_n of_o marah_n type_n out_o to_o we_o jesus_n christ_n who_o be_v oftentimes_o compare_v to_o a_o tree_n zach._n 4_o 2_o 3._o rev._n 2._o 7._o jer._n 23_o 5._o it_o be_v this_o tree_n of_o life_n cast_v into_o the_o water_n of_o affliction_n which_o make_v the_o marah_n water_n so_o sweet_a to_o the_o soul_n of_o god_n people_n the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n have_v himself_o dive_v into_o the_o bottom_n of_o this_o pool_n of_o affliction_n therefore_o in_o isa_n 53._o 3_o he_o be_v call_v a_o man_n of_o sorrow_n and_o acquaint_v with_o grief_n and_o say_v the_o apostle_n speak_v of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n that_o he_o be_v in_o all_o point_v tempt_v as_o we_o be_v sin_n only_o except_v heb._n 4._o 15._o that_o be_v to_o say_v there_o be_v no_o condition_n of_o affliction_n in_o which_o a_o christian_a can_v be_v find_v but_o christ_n the_o tree_n of_o life_n have_v go_v before_o he_o in_o the_o same_o condition_n of_o affliction_n to_o sweeten_v and_o sanctify_v that_o very_a condition_n of_o affliction_n to_o that_o soul_n be_v you_o trouble_v with_o inward_a fear_n violent_a assault_n from_o the_o devil_n so_o as_o to_o be_v hurry_v and_o drive_v by_o the_o violen_a wind_n of_o his_o temptation_n true_o in_o this_o very_a condition_n be_v christ_n himself_o mat._n 4._o 5._o with_o 8._o be_v it_o to_o be_v tempt_v to_o make_v use_n of_o any_o unlawful_a mean_n to_o escape_v the_o trouble_n which_o the_o soul_n may_v be_v in_o christ_n himself_o be_v in_o this_o very_a condition_n mat._n 4_o 3._o be_v the_o people_n of_o god_n tempt_v to_o blaspheme_v the_o name_n of_o god_n his_o word_n or_o worship_n christ_n be_v in_o this_o condition_n before_o you_o mat._n 4_o 9_o where_o he_o be_v tempt_v to_o fall_v down_o before_o the_o devil_n and_o adore_v he_o as_o god_n what_o high_a blasphemy_n can_v there_o be_v then_o this_o be_v god_n people_n tempt_v to_o distrust_n and_o despair_v of_o the_o mercy_n goodness_n grace_n and_o bounty_n of_o god_n christ_n be_v likewise_o in_o this_o very_a condition_n himself_o before_o you_o be_v read_v mat._n 4._o 3._o do_v the_o devil_n tempt_v god_n people_n to_o destroy_v life_n and_o do_v satan_n put_v a_o man_n upon_o the_o lay_v violent_a hand_n upon_o himself_o and_o to_o become_v his_o own_o butcher_n and_o the_o author_n of_o his_o own_o murder_n you_o may_v see_v christ_n himself_o as_o in_o this_o condition_n before_o you_o read_v mat._n 4._o 5_o 6._o beside_o do_v the_o devil_n put_v a_o soul_n upon_o the_o question_v the_o love_n and_o favour_n of_o god_n to_o his_o soul_n and_o to_o call_v in_o question_n the_o truth_n of_o his_o grace_n and_o his_o right_n to_o adoption_n in_o the_o same_o condition_n ●as_v jesus_n christ_n math._n 4._o 3._o with_o ver_fw-la 6._o twice_o satan_n come_v to_o our_o saviour_n with_o a_o if_o in_o his_o mouth_n say_v to_o christ_n i_o thou_o be_v the_o son_n of_o god_n second_o so_o for_o outward_a affliction_n christ_n have_v go_v through_o they_o all_o and_o have_v lead_v the_o van_n of_o all_o his_o travel_a army_n this_o way_n be_v it_o to_o be_v deride_v and_o scorn_v for_o fear_v god_n and_o keep_v his_o commandment_n in_o this_o condition_n be_v christ_n himself_o mat._n 13_o 45_o 46_o 47._o do_v we_o lose_v a_o good_a name_n among_o man_n so_o do_v christ_n he_o be_v call_v a_o devil_n and_o belzebub_n the_o prince_n of_o devil_n be_v it_o poverty_n hunger_n nakedness_n and_o cold_a be_v it_o to_o be_v turn_v out_o of_o door_n by_o friend_n and_o acquaintance_n be_v it_o to_o be_v hunt_v up_o and_o down_o the_o country_n from_o place_n to_o place_n for_o our_o life_n be_v it_o imprisonment_n condemnation_n be_v it_o to_o be_v make_v to_o stand_v to_o the_o bar_n of_o justice_n among_o the_o malefactor_n be_v it_o death_n itself_o in_o all_o and_o every_o of_o these_o condition_n be_v christ_n himself_o as_o the_o tree_n cast_v into_o these_o marah_n water_n of_o affliction_n that_o he_o may_v sanctify_v they_o to_o we_o and_o sweeten_v they_o for_o our_o spiritual_a taste_n relish_n and_o comfort_n use_v 1_o then_o what_o need_n have_v the_o soul_n in_o all_o his_o wilderness_n trial_n and_o temptation_n to_o fix_v a_o believe_a eye_n upon_o christ_n and_o to_o have_v great_a dependency_n on_o this_o tree_n of_o life_n that_o can_v take_v out_o every_o thorn_n out_o of_o his_o burden_n of_o affliction_n that_o only_o can_v sweeten_v his_o bitter_a cup_n to_o he_o and_o can_v sanctify_v every_o condition_n to_o his_o soul_n it_o be_v report_v of_o the_o beast_n in_o some_o country_n where_o the_o water_n be_v subject_a to_o more_o venom_n than_o we_o be_v that_o when_o they_o come_v to_o the_o water_n to_o drink_v they_o all_o wait_v for_o the_o unicorn_n that_o so_o he_o may_v first_o put_v in_o his_o horn_n the_o virtue_n of_o which_o expel_v the_o venomous_a corruption_n which_o be_v in_o the_o water_n before_o and_o then_o they_o all_o drink_n of_o the_o same_o o_o so_o shall_v the_o lord_n people_n wait_v in_o the_o water_n of_o affliction_n upon_o christ_n their_o spiritual_a unicorn_n who_o put_v down_o his_o long_a horn_n of_o grace_n and_o refreshment_n to_o sweeten_v these_o condition_n of_o affliction_n and_o trouble_v to_o the_o soul_n say_v the_o apostle_n to_o the_o hebrew_n 12._o chap._n ver_fw-la 2._o 3._o set_a christ_n before_o you_o as_o a_o example_n of_o suffering_n and_o consider_v he_o who_o endure_v such_o contradiction_n of_o sinner_n lest_o you_o faint_v and_o wax_v weary_a in_o your_o mind_n o_o how_o sweet_a and_o comfortable_a to_o the_o soul_n in_o all_o his_o trial_n must_v it_o be_v when_o the_o soul_n consider_v that_o jesus_n christ_n go_v all_o along_o in_o all_o these_o thing_n before_o he_o to_o sanctify_v and_o sweeten_v they_o all_o to_o the_o soul_n beside_o when_o the_o soul_n consider_v that_o christ_n do_v not_o only_o travel_v through_o these_o condition_n of_o temptation_n and_o affliction_n to_o sweeten_v they_o to_o the_o soul_n taste_v but_o he_o be_v the_o tree_n that_o still_o lie_v in_o these_o marah_n water_n as_o a_o companion_n with_o the_o soul_n in_o all_o his_o trial_n isa_n 43._o 2._o 1._o christ_n be_v there_o with_o his_o power_n to_o support_v they_o isa_n 41._o 10._o 2._o christ_n be_v there_o with_o his_o spirit_n to_o comfort_v the_o soul_n while_o in_o the_o affliction_n 2_o cor._n 1._o 4_o 5._o john_n 14._o and_o 16._o chap._n to_o which_o truth_n i_o myself_o can_v set_v to_o my_o seal_n who_o be_o at_o this_o time_n a_o prisoner_n for_o the_o word_n of_o god_n and_o the_o testimony_n of_o jesus_n christ_n i_o can_v say_v christ_n be_v such_o a_o tree_n in_o the_o bitter_a water_n of_o marah_n as_o that_o he_o
a_o candlestick_n to_o maintain_v and_o hold_v up_o the_o light_n of_o his_o holy_a truth_n in_o the_o world_n be_v by_o pour_v forth_o upon_o their_o heart_n the_o grace_n of_o his_o spirit_n that_o so_o they_o may_v be_v enable_v to_o suffer_v for_o it_o the_o saint_n suffer_v for_o truth_n do_v wonderful_o tend_v to_o the_o confirm_v of_o truth_n in_o the_o earth_n and_o to_o the_o make_n of_o it_o acceptable_a among_o man_n in_o this_o world_n insomuch_o that_o in_o the_o first_o three_o hundred_o year_n after_o christ_n the_o church_n suffering_n for_o the_o truth_n occasion_v this_o proverb_n that_o the_o blood_n of_o martyr_n be_v the_o seed_n of_o the_o church_n hence_o it_o be_v that_o the_o suffer_a saint_n be_v call_v god_n witness_n therefore_o st._n paul_n tell_v you_o that_o the_o truth_n get_v great_a ground_n by_o his_o suffering_n phil._n 1._o 14._o use_v 1_o o_o then_o how_o shall_v this_o teach_v the_o lord_n people_n to_o bestir_v themselves_o in_o the_o way_n of_o their_o duty_n o_o remember_v you_o be_v god_n candlestick_n and_o appoint_v by_o god_n for_o this_o purpose_n to_o keep_v up_o truth_n in_o the_o world_n o_o then_o how_o shall_v this_o encourage_v the_o lord_n people_n to_o appear_v in_o the_o defence_n of_o that_o glorious_a light_n of_o truth_n which_o god_n have_v put_v into_o your_o hand_n and_o not_o to_o suffer_v it_o to_o be_v tread_v down_o with_o so_o much_o ease_n as_o it_o be_v now_o in_o the_o world_n i_o do_v not_o mean_v nor_o say_v that_o the_o lord_n people_n shall_v betake_v themselves_o to_o any_o weapon_n beside_o faith_n tear_n prayer_n and_o sound_a argument_n together_o with_o a_o bold_a stand_v up_o in_o the_o visible_a practice_n of_o the_o way_n and_o truth_n of_o god_n against_o all_o that_o be_v contrary_a to_o this_o truth_n these_o be_v the_o weapon_n that_o i_o mean_v and_o this_o be_v the_o contend_v that_o i_o plead_v for_o and_o as_o to_o this_o way_n of_o contend_v for_o the_o faith_n what_o cause_n have_v god_n to_o complain_v of_o his_o people_n as_o once_o he_o do_v of_o israel_n of_o old_a no_o man_n be_v valiant_a for_o the_o truth_n o_o what_o little_a contend_v be_v there_o among_o saint_n for_o the_o faith_n that_o be_v once_o deliver_v to_o they_o o_o what_o silly_a heartless_a dovelike_a spirit_n be_v the_o lord_n people_n surprise_v withal_o who_o can_v sit_v and_o hear_v the_o truth_n of_o the_o gospel_n rend_v in_o piece_n before_o their_o eye_n and_o in_o their_o hear_n and_o not_o a_o word_n speak_v for_o it_o or_o in_o the_o defence_n of_o it_o but_o instead_o thereof_o they_o out_o of_o a_o slavish_a fear_n do_v but_o too_o much_o comply_v with_o the_o wicked_a in_o it_o o_o brethren_n the_o precious_a truth_n of_o zion_n be_v more_o worth_a than_o so_o more_o worth_a than_o not_o to_o have_v one_o word_n speak_v for_o they_o o_o remember_v the_o church_n be_v to_o contend_v for_o the_o faith_n and_o know_v that_o god_n will_v deep_o charge_v home_o the_o neglect_n of_o this_o duty_n one_o day_n close_o upon_o your_o soul_n o_o therefore_o as_o you_o will_v avoid_v that_o judgement_n speak_v of_o in_o the_o three_o of_o the_o revelation_n ver_fw-la 16._o i_o beseech_v you_o brethren_n to_o labour_n to_o give_v up_o yourselves_o to_o a_o holy_a contend_v for_o the_o faith_n o_o earnest_o contend_v for_o the_o faith_n there_o be_v great_a reason_n so_o to_o do_v for_o the_o name_n of_o god_n be_v upon_o the_o faith_n the_o blood_n of_o christ_n be_v shed_v for_o this_o faith_n the_o blood_n of_o all_o the_o martyr_n in_o all_o age_n in_o the_o world_n have_v be_v shed_v for_o this_o faith_n o_o the_o faith_n that_o be_v once_o deliver_v to_o the_o saint_n be_v worth_a the_o contend_v for_o o_o that_o god_n will_v stir_v up_o your_o heart_n to_o a_o earnest_n contend_v for_o the_o faith_n o_o set_v a_o work_n a_o pray_a spirit_n and_o a_o believe_a spirit_n o_o set_v on_o work_v your_o part_n your_o pen_n your_o purse_n every_o way_n as_o you_o be_v able_a if_o the_o way_n be_v warrantable_a do_v you_o contend_v for_o the_o faith_n which_o be_v once_o deliver_v to_o the_o saint_n judas_n 3_o three_o this_o candlestick_n be_v make_v of_o pure_a gold_n this_o be_v to_o teach_v the_o saint_n what_o they_o shall_v and_o ought_v to_o be_v namely_o pure_a gold_n that_o be_v very_o sincere_a to_o god_n ward_n void_a of_o a_o heart_n full_a of_o guile_n and_o hypocrisy_n therefore_o say_v our_o saviour_n mat._n 5._o 48._o ●e_v you_o therefore_o perfect_a as_o your_o heavenly_a father_n be_v perfect_a four_o this_o candlestick_n be_v make_v of_o beat_a gold_n which_o be_v to_o show_v or_o set_v forth_o the_o glory_n and_o the_o excellency_n of_o the_o church_n for_o as_o gold_n exceed_v for_o glory_n and_o excellency_n iron_n lead_v tin_n or_o brass_n so_o do_v the_o saint_n all_o other_o man_n and_o woman_n in_o the_o world_n therefore_o say_v the_o psalmist_n psal_n 16._o 3._o the_o saint_n be_v the_o excellent_a of_o the_o earth_n though_o the_o blind_a world_n see_v no_o worth_n or_o excellency_n in_o the_o saint_n in_o this_o life_n yet_o they_o shall_v know_v as_o solomon_n once_o say_v that_o the_o righteous_a be_v more_o excellent_a than_o his_o neighbour_n prov._n 12._o 26._o first_o the_o righteous_a be_v more_o excellent_a than_o his_o neighbour_n for_o grace_n second_o for_o their_o attendance_n for_o not_o gild_a creature_n but_o glorious_a angel_n be_v the_o saint_n servant_n heb._n 1._o 14._o three_o for_o the_o saint_n food_n on_o which_o they_o live_v in_o respect_n of_o which_o all_o the_o dainty_n in_o the_o world_n or_o which_o the_o world_n live_v upon_o be_v but_o husk_n and_o swine_n meat_n for_o the_o saint_n live_v upon_o the_o blood_n and_o flesh_n word_n spirit_n and_o promise_n of_o christ_n john_n 6._o 55._o four_o the_o saint_n be_v more_o excellent_a than_o other_o in_o point_n of_o inheritance_n for_o it_o be_v not_o a_o earthly_a dunghill_n but_o a_o inheritance_n which_o be_v pure_a and_o undefiled_a which_o fade_v not_o away_o be_v the_o saint_n birthright_n pet._n 1._o 1_o 4._o fisth_o the_o saint_n be_v more_o excellent_a than_o other_o because_o they_o only_o can_v prevail_v upon_o the_o heart_n of_o god_n in_o prayer_n prov._n 15._o 29._o six_o it_o be_v so_o because_o its_o only_a among_o the_o saint_n god_n delight_v to_o dwell_v 2_o cor._n 6._o 16._o psal_n 132_o 13_o 14._o use_v 1_o o_o then_o what_o excellent_a conversation_n shall_v the_o saint_n lead_v in_o this_o world_n what_o a_o engagement_n shall_v this_o put_v upon_o the_o saint_n to_o a_o strict_a holy_a walk_v that_o they_o shall_v through_o grace_n be_v make_v of_o god_n pure_a golden_a candlestick_n o_o therefore_o soul_n think_v with_o thyself_o when_o the_o devil_n will_v at_o any_o time_n entice_v thou_o to_o sin_n against_o god_n or_o will_v draw_v away_o thy_o heart_n at_o any_o time_n from_o the_o lord_n o_o say_v this_o to_o thy_o temptation_n o_o satan_n i_o be_o one_o that_o belong_v to_o god_n pure_a candlestick_n how_o shall_v i_o dare_v to_o bespot_n myself_o with_o the_o least_o of_o impurity_n as_o joseph_n answer_v his_o mistress_n gen._n 39_o 9_o so_o do_v thou_o thy_o temptation_n how_o shall_v i_o do_v such_o a_o wickedness_n and_o sin_n against_o god_n again_o as_o the_o candlestick_n have_v three_o bowl_n and_o knops_n with_o their_o flower_n upon_o it_o this_o be_v for_o ornament_n to_o adorn_v the_o candlestick_n that_o so_o it_o may_v the_o more_o appear_v in_o its_o glory_n and_o beauty_n to_o the_o beholder_n all_o which_o be_v to_o set_v forth_o the_o glory_n and_o beauty_n of_o the_o church_n of_o god_n which_o by_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n and_o the_o divine_a grace_n of_o his_o spirit_n be_v make_v more_o glorious_a than_o the_o gold_n of_o ophir_n read_v psal_n 45._o 13_o 14._o isa_n 54._o 11_o 12._o rev._n 12._o 1._o the_o church_n glory_n be_v only_o discern_v by_o a_o eye_n of_o believe_v a_o carnal_a understanding_n know_v very_o little_a of_o this_o say_v john_n 1._o 3_o 1._o the_o world_n know_v we_o not_o certain_o be_v not_o the_o glory_n of_o the_o saint_n a_o hide_a veil_v up_o glory_n from_o the_o world_n its_o impossible_a but_o the_o saint_n will_v be_v better_o entreat_v at_o the_o world_n hand_n then_o they_o be_v but_o however_o thou_o fare_v at_o the_o world_n hand_n let_v i_o advise_v thou_o to_o these_o two_o thing_n first_o if_o the_o world_n show_v thou_o and_o the_o rest_n of_o the_o saint_n no_o favour_n yet_o pity_v they_o because_o they_o be_v hold_v so_o much_o in_o a_o condition_n of_o darkness_n as_o the_o apostle_n speak_v in_o 2_o cor._n 4._o 4._o the_o god_n of_o
new_a heart_n will_v i_o give_v you_o and_o a_o new_a spirit_n will_v i_o put_v within_o you_o and_o i_o will_v take_v awaythe_n stony_a heart_n out_o of_o your_o flesh_n and_o i_o will_v give_v you_o a_o heart_n of_o flesh_n o_o how_o excellent_a be_v that_o heart_n which_o be_v dedicate_v to_o the_o use_n and_o service_n of_o god_n that_o lamp_n which_o be_v set_v apart_o for_o the_o service_n of_o the_o tabernacle_n be_v worth_a a_o hundred_o lamp_n elsewhere_o because_o the_o use_n and_o service_n unto_o which_o it_o be_v dedicate_v be_v both_o holy_a and_o honourable_a o_o so_o be_v a_o heart_n set_v apart_o for_o the_o lord_n it_o be_v both_o holy_a and_o honourable_a its_o worth_n a_o hundred_o of_o other_o heart_n in_o god_n account_n prov._n 10._o 20._o the_o heart_n of_o a_o wicked_a man_n be_v little_a w●rth_n let_v man_n be_v never_o so_o noble_a great_a learned_a or_o wise_a in_o the_o world_n eye_n yet_o if_o their_o heart_n be_v not_o vessel_n or_o lamp_n dedicate_v to_o god_n for_o the_o use_n of_o altar_n worship_n you_o may_v assure_v yourselves_o that_o god_n value_v they_o no_o more_o than_o you_o value_v so_o many_o heap_n of_o dung_n the_o best_a service_n which_o come_v from_o such_o unsanctified_a vessel_n or_o heart_n be_v abominable_a to_o god_n prov._n 15._o 8_o 9_o it_o be_v a_o sanctify_a heart_n which_o god_n call_v for_o in_o worship_n p●ov_n 23._o 26._o my_o son_n say_v god_n give_v i_o thy_o heart_n by_o son_n here_o we_o be_v to_o understand_v a_o soul_n who_o heart_n be_v renew_v by_o the_o grace_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n john_n 1._o 12._o these_o be_v the_o lamp_n which_o god_n love_v shall_v be_v always_o flame_v and_o burn_v before_o the_o eye_n of_o his_o glory_n as_o it_o be_v speak_v of_o the_o lamp_n in_o the_o tabernacle_n burn_v and_o flame_v with_o love_n and_o affection_n to_o god_n with_o zeal_n for_o he_o with_o the_o flame_n of_o fervent_a prayer_n before_o he_o therefore_o be_v it_o sad_a prov._n 15._o 8._o the_o prayer_n of_o the_o upright_o be_v his_o delight_n use_v 1_o o_o therefore_o how_o shall_v this_o teach_v the_o lord_n people_n to_o look_v to_o their_o heart_n that_o nothing_o but_o the_o true_a oil_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n be_v find_v in_o it_o you_o know_v the_o exhortation_n in_o jer._n 4._o 14._o o_o jerusalem_n wash_v thy_o heart_n from_o wickedness_n how_o long_o shall_v vain_a thought_n lodge_v within_o thou_o for_o its_o the_o pure_a in_o heart_n shall_v see_v god_n mat._n 5._o 8_o therefore_o when_o temptation_n sin_n or_o lust_n offer_v itself_o to_o thy_o soul_n for_o entertainment_n o_o banish_v it_o upon_o this_o very_a account_n o_o say_v to_o sin_n my_o heart_n be_v become_v a_o dedicate_a vessel_n or_o lamp_n to_o god_n set_v apart_o for_o altar-worship_n and_o work_n prepare_v for_o better_a matter_n than_o sin_n be_v o_o therefore_o sin_n and_o corruption_n depart_v and_o get_v you_o hence_o here_o be_v no_o entertainment_n for_o you_o or_o for_o such_o filthy_a matter_n as_o you_o be_v say_v david_n psal_n 45._o 1._o my_o heart_n be_v indite_v a_o good_a matter_n o_o so_o say_v to_o thy_o temptation_n my_o heart_n be_v indite_v a_o good_a matter_n or_o better_a matter_n than_o sin_n lust_n or_o the_o world_n do_v amount_v unto_o it_o be_v about_o heaven_n and_o heavenly_a thing_n that_o my_o heart_n be_v now_o upon_o it_o be_v about_o god_n and_o christ_n and_o glory_n to_o come_v which_o my_o heart_n be_v take_v withal_o o_o therefore_o sin_n and_o satan_n the_o world_n and_o temptation_n depart_v depart_z here_o be_v no_o entertainment_n for_o you_o for_o ever_o i_o have_v find_v better_a food_n to_o live_v upon_o and_o better_a object_n to_o look_v unto_o than_o you_o be_v therefore_o farewell_n for_o ever_o farewell_n for_o ever_o second_o by_o the_o lamp_n or_o vessel_n in_o the_o tabernacle_n which_o do_v hold_v the_o oil_n which_o be_v to_o give_v out_o the_o light_n in_o the_o tabernacle_n i_o understand_v by_o they_o the_o minister_n or_o gift_a man_n in_o the_o church_n who_o be_v principal_o employ_v to_o hold_v out_o the_o light_n of_o god_n holy_a will_n to_o the_o church_n for_o the_o benefit_n and_o comfort_n of_o it_o this_o you_o may_v see_v more_o plain_o set_v out_o unto_o you_o in_o zachaiahs_n pprophecy_n zach._n 4._o 2._o 3._o i_o look_v and_o behold_v a_o candlestick_n of_o pure_a gold_n with_o a_o boul●_n upon_o the_o top_n of_o it_o and_o his_o seven_o lamp_n thereon_o and_o his_o seven_o pipe_n to_o the_o seven_o lamp_n which_o be_v upon_o the_o top_n thereof_o and_o olive-tree_n by_o it_o one_o on_o the_o right_a hand_n and_o the_o other_o on_o the_o left_a side_n of_o the_o boul_a here_o you_o see_v the_o prophet_n put_v a_o clear_a difference_n between_o the_o candlestick_n and_o the_o seven_o lamp_n the_o candlestick_n and_o the_o lamp_n be_v not_o one_o and_o the_o same_o thing_n now_o by_o the_o candlestick_n as_o have_v be_v show_v already_o be_v mean_v the_o church_n of_o god_n and_o by_o the_o seven_o lamp_n on_o the_o candlestick_n must_v be_v mean_v the_o minister_n and_o gift_a man_n in_o the_o church_n which_o be_v gift_v by_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n for_o the_o accomplish_n of_o the_o worship_n and_o service_n of_o the_o gospel-tabernacle_n both_o as_o to_o doctrine_n and_o discipline_n for_o as_o the_o two_o olive-tree_n zach_n 4._o 11_o 12_o stand_v on_o each_o side_n of_o the_o lamp_n do_v convey_v their_o oil_n through_o the_o seven_o pipe_n into_o the_o seven_o lamp_n to_o continue_v their_o burn_v always_o in_o the_o candlestick_n so_o do_v jesus_n christ_n by_o his_o spirit_n for_o christ_n be_v call_v the_o tree_n of_o life_n and_o the_o apple_n tree_n and_o the_o tree_n in_o the_o midst_n of_o the_o paradise_n of_o god_n constant_o convey_v the_o sap_n and_o oil_n of_o light_n and_o truth_n into_o his_o lamp_n the_o minister_n through_o the_o pipe_n of_o the_o scripture_n or_o the_o writing_n of_o the_o prophet_n and_o apostle_n for_o the_o information_n of_o the_o candlestick_n his_o church_n therefore_o say_v st._n paul_n to_o timothy_n 1._o tim._n 4._o 13._o with_o 15._o until_o i_o come_v give_v a_o tendance_n to_o read_v exhortation_n and_o doctrine_n meditate_v on_o these_o thing_n give_v thyself_o whole_o to_o they_o that_o thy_o profit_v may_v appear_v to_o all_o now_o if_o you_o compare_v zach._n 4._o 2._o with_o rev._n 1._o 20._o it_o will_v the_o more_o appear_v that_o the_o seven_o lamp_n do_v intend_v the_o minister_n of_o the_o church_n and_o such_o as_o be_v gift_v for_o church_n work_v they_o be_v call_v there_o the_o seven_o star_n of_o the_o seven_o golden_a candlestick_n that_o as_o star_n be_v fix_v in_o the_o firmament_n for_o the_o help_n of_o mankind_n in_o the_o absence_n of_o the_o sun_n against_o temporal_a darkness_n so_o be_v the_o minister_n set_v in_o the_o firmament_n of_o the_o church_n to_o help_v man_n in_o the_o absence_n of_o ●hrist_n the_o son_n of_o righteousness_n against_o spiritual_a darkness_n therefore_o say_v the_o apostle_n 2_o cor._n 5._o 20._o we_o be_v ambassador_n in_o christ_n stead_n that_o be_v we_o as_o the_o lesser_a light_n be_v leave_v with_o you_o in_o stead_n of_o christ_n the_o great_a light_n who_o be_v the_o son_n of_o righteousness_n so_o eph._n 4._o 10_o 11_o 12_o 13._o he_o give_v some_o apostle_n some_o prophet_n some_o evangelist_n and_o some_o pastor_n and_o teacher_n for_o the_o perfect_a of_o the_o saint_n for_o the_o work_n of_o the_o ministry_n for_o the_o edify_n of_o the_o body_n of_o christ_n until_o we_o all_o come_v to_o the_o unity_n of_o the_o faith_n and_o of_o the_o knowledge_n of_o the_o son_n of_o god_n unto_o a_o perfect_a man_n unto_o the_o measure_n of_o the_o stature_n of_o the_o fullness_n of_o christ_n last_o they_o be_v say_v to_o be_v seven_o lamp_n this_o number_n seven_o be_v give_v they_o or_o the_o reason_n why_o the_o lamp_n be_v seven_o in_o number_n it_o be_v with_o respect_n to_o the_o plentifulness_n of_o the_o gift_n of_o the_o spirit_n which_o the_o lord_n jesus_n do_v pour_v out_o into_o his_o church_n through_o these_o lamp_n for_o the_o word_n or_o number_n seven_o be_v a_o note_n of_o perfectness_n among_o the_o hebrew_n which_o they_o call_v a_o perfect_a number_n so_o that_o by_o the_o seven_o lamp_n we_o understand_v such_o a_o plentiful_a measure_n of_o the_o spirit_n and_o through_o supply_n of_o gift_n as_o that_o there_o shall_v not_o be_v any_o wanwant_n of_o it_o in_o the_o church_n upon_o any_o occasion_n whatsoever_o either_o to_o enlighten_v guide_v comfort_n and_o strengthen_v it_o unto_o its_o journey_n end_n therefore_o you_o have_v it_o isa_n 27._o 2_o 3._o a_o vineyard_n of_o
red_a wine_n i_o the_o lord_n do_v keep_v it_o and_o water_n it_o every_o moment_n use_v 2._o o_o then_o how_o do_v this_o call_v upon_o the_o minister_n of_o christ_n to_o be_v vigilant_a take_v all_o opportunity_n to_o hold_v forth_o their_o lamp_n light_v of_o truth_n to_o the_o candlestick_n the_o church_n minister_n be_v lamp_n and_o they_o be_v set_v apart_o by_o god_n for_o the_o benefit_n of_o his_o people_n to_o enlighten_v and_o comfort_v they_o in_o needful_a time_n you_o know_v the_o charge_n which_o be_v give_v minister_n in_o isa_n 40._o 1._o comfort_v you_o comfort_v you_o my_o people_n say_v the_o lord_n speak_v you_o comfortable_o to_o jerusalem_n how_o careful_a be_v st._n paul_n of_o his_o duty_n herein_o what_o opportunity_n do_v he_o take_v on_o all_o hand_n to_o guide_v the_o church_n and_o enlighten_v the_o church_n with_o his_o lamp_n light_n of_o knowledge_n act_v 20._o 24._o who_o account_v not_o his_o life_n dear_a to_o himself_o so_o that_o he_o can_v but_o finish_v his_o ministry_n with_o joy_n o_o what_o a_o dreadful_a thing_n be_v it_o for_o one_o of_o these_o lamp_n to_o wax_v out_o or_o withdraw_v its_o shining_n when_o the_o church_n of_o god_n lie_v ready_a to_o perish_v for_o his_o not_o discharge_v his_o duty_n to_o they_o for_o man_n to_o prove_v faint_a careless_a and_o negligent_a in_o the_o discharge_n of_o duty_n in_o and_o to_o the_o church_n which_o god_n call_v his_o candlestick_n st._n paul_n call_v this_o a_o be_v guilty_a of_o the_o blood_n of_o foul_n act_n 20._o 26_o you_o may_v likewise_o see_v what_o god_n do_v account_n of_o this_o thing_n read_v ezek._n 3_o 20._o use_v 3_o how_o shall_v this_o humble_a minister_n of_o the_o gospel_n what_o a_o blow_n will_v this_o consideration_n give_v the_o old_a adam_n within_o they_o and_o pluck_v down_o the_o pride_n and_o confidence_n of_o all_o proud_a minister_n who_o may_v swell_v high_a with_o the_o conceit_n of_o their_o gift_n and_o part_n and_o so_o come_v to_o think_v high_a of_o themselves_o beyond_o what_o they_o shall_v or_o ought_v to_o think_v forget_v that_o at_o best_o they_o be_v but_o bare_a empty_a lamp_n in_o themselves_o who_o can_v do_v nothing_o nor_o can_v say_v any_o thing_n or_o be_v of_o any_o use_n to_o the_o church_n of_o god_n without_o divine_a assistance_n you_o know_v a_o lamp_n without_o oil_n in_o it_o be_v of_o little_a use_n in_o a_o house_n or_o family_n the_o house_n may_v be_v full_a of_o darkness_n for_o all_o that_o if_o the_o lamp_n be_v without_o oil_n in_o it_o o_o so_o be_v minister_n of_o as_o little_a use_n without_o the_o oil_n of_o god_n assist_v presence_n go_v along_o with_o their_o labour_n they_o can_v do_v little_a good_a to_o any_o soul_n in_o point_n of_o conversion_n or_o comfort_n gift_n and_o part_n and_o flourish_v notion_n will_v do_v little_a in_o order_n to_o the_o raise_n of_o a_o dead_a soul_n to_o life_n or_o to_o the_o comfort_v a_o of_o deject_a soul_n in_o the_o hour_n of_o temptation_n it_o be_v once_o the_o say_n of_o melancthon_n about_o a_o sermon_n once_o preach_v by_o he_o to_o a_o country_n people_n who_o pomise_v himself_o upon_o the_o well_o preach_v of_o it_o a_o great_a harvest_n of_o convert_v but_o upon_o his_o next_o come_v that_o way_n and_o find_v the_o little_a effect_n of_o it_o cry_v out_o old_a adam_n be_v too_o hard_o for_o young_a melancthon_n alas_o brethren_n the_o great_a aristotle_n or_o learned_a philosopher_n in_o the_o world_n can_v do_v nothing_o here_o without_o god_n quicken_a comfort_a spirit_n be_v with_o he_o say_v st._n paul_n our_o sufficiency_n be_v not_o of_o ourselves_o but_o of_o god_n yet_o st._n paul_n have_v great_a part_n and_o ability_n but_o he_o look_v not_o upon_o these_o thing_n but_o upon_o god_n for_o success_n if_o god_n do_v not_o pour_v oil_n into_o he_o and_o thereby_o fit_v he_o for_o his_o work_n as_o a_o minister_n of_o the_o gospel_n he_o know_v he_o shall_v remain_v but_o a_o dark_a lamp_n without_o the_o least_o use_n to_o any_o man_n or_o woman_n therefore_o how_o shall_v this_o make_v such_o man_n think_v low_a and_o mean_a thought_n of_o themselves_o and_o be_v humble_a both_o before_o god_n and_o man_n use_v 3._o this_o serve_v to_o inform_v christian_n about_o their_o duty_n in_o this_o case_n first_o to_o keep_v close_o to_o their_o minister_n and_o pastor_n for_o spiritual_a light_n and_o knowledge_n and_o not_o to_o slight_v they_o so_o and_o to_o turn_v the_o back_n upon_o they_o as_o some_o have_v do_v i_o do_v not_o intend_v those_o who_o under_o the_o notion_n of_o minister_n of_o the_o gospel_n can_v cunning_o undermine_v the_o gospel_n neither_o do_v i_o mean_v such_o as_o can_v mind_v and_o turn_v with_o every_o turn_n of_o state_n but_o i_o mean_v those_o minister_n who_o have_v give_v evidence_n of_o the_o uprightness_n of_o their_o heart_n and_o sincerity_n of_o soul_n to_o god_n as_o jo●h●a_n and_o caleb_n do_v in_o backslide_a time_n to_o be_v man_n of_o other_o spirit_n then_o to_o run_v back_o again_o with_o the_o stream_n of_o the_o time_n or_o the_o cry_n of_o the_o multitude_n to_o the_o old_a egyptian_a darkness_n from_o whence_o they_o be_v deliver_v i_o say_v to_o slight_v these_o minister_n be_v to_o slight_v those_o burn_a lamp_n of_o light_n and_o truth_n which_o god_n in_o mercy_n have_v leave_v among_o his_o people_n for_o direction_n through_o their_o wilderness_n to_o their_o spiritual_a canaan_n we_o have_v have_v sufficient_a experience_n of_o this_o great_a evil_n of_o late_a year_n into_o how_o many_o evil_n and_o mischief_n and_o fearful_a apostasy_n have_v thousand_o of_o professor_n run_v themselves_o upon_o leave_v their_o sound_a minister_n and_o pastor_n o_o what_o horrid_a darkness_n have_v their_o overspread_v the_o mind_n of_o some_o professor_n that_o will_v dare_v to_o profess_v a_o open_a separation_n from_o their_o pastor_n and_o sound_n teach_v minister_n which_o be_v the_o lamp_n of_o light_n and_o comfort_n which_o god_n in_o mercy_n hold_v out_o to_o they_o o_o therefore_o christian_n have_v a_o care_v you_o do_v not_o slight_a and_o despise_v these_o heavenly_a lamp_n say_v st._n paul_n to_o timothy_n let_v no_o man_n despise_v thou_o you_o know_v the_o exhortation_n in_o mal._n 2_o 7._o thou_o shall_v seek_v the_o law_n at_o his_o mouth_n the_o reason_n be_v give_v you_o in_o these_o word_n for_o the_o priest_n lip_n shall_v preserve_v knowledge_n second_o let_v this_o teach_v christian_n to_o love_n the_o minister_n of_o jesus_n christ_n o_o keep_v this_o upon_o your_o heart_n daily_o that_o the_o minister_n of_o christ_n be_v the_o lamp_n light_v to_o enlighten_v your_o soul_n in_o the_o time_n of_o darkness_n our_o saviour_n call_v they_o the_o light_n of_o the_o world_n mat._n 5._o 14._o you_o be_v the_o light_n of_o the_o world_n that_o be_v such_o as_o be_v appoint_v to_o guide_v the_o foot_n of_o the_o saint_n into_o the_o way_n of_o peace_n the_o apostle_n say_v that_o the_o minister_n of_o christ_n be_v such_o as_o watch_v for_o your_o soul_n and_o must_v give_v a_o account_n for_o they_o to_o god_n in_o the_o last_o day_n read_v hebrew_n 13._o 17._o o_o my_o brethren_n your_o minister_n they_o be_v more_o to_o you_o and_o can_v do_v more_o for_o you_o then_o the_o eye_n of_o your_o body_n and_o how_o choice_n be_v you_o of_o that_o member_n your_o eye_n you_o account_v your_o jewel_n when_o that_o be_v go_v you_o account_v the_o mercy_n next_o to_o life_n be_v go_v but_o true_o great_a mercy_n and_o great_a jewel_n be_v minister_n if_o good_a and_o sound_a to_o the_o people_n of_o god_n whether_o they_o know_v it_o or_o not_o the_o gallatian_n church_n be_v well_o acquaint_v with_o the_o worth_n of_o their_o teacher_n and_o minister_n of_o christ_n there_o be_v once_o a_o time_n when_o they_o value_v they_o beyond_o their_o bodily_a eye_n gal._n 4._o 15._o for_o i_o bear_v you_o record_v say_v saint_n paul_n that_o if_o it_o have_v be_v possible_a you_o will_v have_v pluck_v out_o your_o own_o eye_n and_o have_v give_v they_o to_o i_o certain_o if_o you_o lose_v they_o you_o will_v loose_v the_o best_a of_o your_o eye_n o_o therefore_o bless_v god_n hearty_o who_o have_v yet_o continue_v his_o lamp_n light_v among_o you_o which_o yet_o maintain_v their_o burn_a and_o shine_a light_n in_o the_o midst_n of_o you_o though_o it_o be_v whole_o dark_a over_o egypt_n yet_o you_o have_v your_o lamp_n burn_v in_o gosher_n o_o pray_v hard_o for_o they_o o_o let_v heaven_n ring_v with_o your_o cry_n about_o your_o minister_n o_o put_v on_o for_o they_o as_o you_o will_v for_o your_o treasure_n your_o all_o that_o god_n may_v yet_o stay_v they_o in_o the_o midst_n
the_o spirit_n for_o the_o benefit_n of_o the_o elect_a of_o god_n in_o several_a age_n of_o the_o world_n that_o as_o the_o lamp_n be_v never_o to_o go_v out_o in_o the_o tabernacle_n so_o the_o lord_n will_v never_o be_v want_v with_o the_o gift_n of_o his_o spirit_n upon_o his_o minister_n throughout_o all_o age_n that_o he_o may_v by_o and_o through_o they_o keep_v up_o the_o light_n and_o truth_n of_o his_o holy_a will_n in_o the_o world_n in_o despite_n of_o all_o opposition_n whatsoever_o read_v psalm_n 132._o 15_o 16_o 17._o i_o will_v abvudant_o bless_v their_o provision_n i_o will_v satisfy_v their_o poor_a with_o bread_n i_o will_v clothe_v her_o priest_n with_o salvation_n and_o their_o saint_n shall_v shout_v for_o joy_n there_o will_v i_o make_v the_o horn_n of_o david_n to_o bud_n i_o have_v ordain_v a_o lamp_n for_o my_o anoint_a this_o be_v the_o promise_n of_o god_n to_o the_o candlestick_n be_v church_n throughout_o all_o age_n in_o the_o world_n give_v they_o to_o understand_v that_o let_v man_n and_o devil_n do_v what_o they_o can_v yet_o certain_o god_n will_v always_o keep_v up_o the_o lamp_n light_n of_o truth_n to_o the_o end_n of_o the_o world_n you_o see_v the_o lamp_n be_v always_o to_o burn_v in_o the_o tabernacle_n so_o as_o certain_o the_o light_n of_o truth_n shall_v and_o must_v always_o burn_v in_o the_o world_n hence_o you_o have_v it_o in_o the_o psalm_n psalm_n 132._o 14._o where_o god_n be_v speak_v of_o the_o candlestick_n his_o church_n say_v in_o these_o word_n this_o be_v my_o rest_n for_o ever_o here_o will_v i_o dwell_v for_o i_o have_v desire_v it_o for_o my_o habitation_n use_v 1_o this_o inform_v we_o then_o of_o the_o great_a folly_n and_o madness_n of_o the_o child_n of_o this_o world_n who_o labour_n night_n and_o day_n to_o extinguish_v and_o put_v out_o these_o lamp_n light_v of_o gospel_n truth_n which_o god_n have_v set_v up_o in_o his_o church_n alas_o man_n do_v but_o strive_v against_o the_o stream_n in_o the_o thing_n you_o see_v how_o successess_v man_n have_v be_v in_o their_o attempt_n this_o way_n even_o from_o the_o beginning_n how_o do_v pharaoh_n king_n of_o ●●y●t_n strive_v to_o root_v out_o the_o lamp_n light_v in_o his_o day_n so_o how_o do_v king_n ●●●●b●am_n lie_v out_o himself_o this_o way_n in_o his_o day_n by_o set_v up_o the_o calf_n by_o throw_v out_o the_o good_a minister_n of_o the_o lord_n and_o in_o put_v into_o their_o room_n priest_n make_v of_o the_o low_a and_o base_a of_o the_o people_n 1_o king_n 12._o 31._o so_o in_o christ_n time_n what_o ado_n do_v king_n herod_n make_v to_o find_v out_o the_o lamp_n of_o lamp_n viz._n our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n that_o he_o may_v quite_o rid_v the_o world_n of_o his_o light_n mat._n 2._o so_o in_o the_o apostle_n day_n how_o do_v the_o jew_n labour_n to_o fill_v the_o world_n with_o uproar_n against_o they_o that_o their_o lamp_n light_n of_o truth_n may_v be_v whole_o put_v out_o of_o the_o earth_n so_o the_o heathen_a emperor_n in_o the_o first_o three_o hundred_o year_n after_o the_o apostle_n what_o bloody_a attempt_n do_v they_o in_o their_o time_n make_v against_o the_o lamp_n and_o so_o all_o along_o ever_o since_o their_o time_n for_o this_o fifteen_o hundred_o year_n what_o horrid_a cruel_a desperate_a attempt_n have_v the_o antichristian_a party_n in_o the_o world_n make_v against_o these_o lamp_n light_v of_o gospel_n truth_n which_o christ_n by_o his_o apostle_n have_v leave_v for_o the_o good_a of_o his_o church_n witness_v the_o slaughter_a of_o the_o waldenses_n albingenses_n beside_o those_o many_o murder_n which_o have_v be_v do_v upon_o the_o christian_n in_o germany_n who_o case_n without_o doubt_n god_n be_v now_o a_o plead_n by_o the_o turk_n you_o may_v call_v to_o mind_v the_o many_o cruel_a murder_n do_v in_o france_n and_o ireland_n as_o also_o the_o many_o cruelty_n which_o have_v pass_v upon_o the_o lord_n people_n in_o england_n ever_o since_o queen_n ●●ar●●_n time_n what_o endeavour_n what_o plot_n what_o secret_a treachery_n have_v there_o be_v afoot_a to_o get_v down_o these_o divine_a light_n which_o god_n in_o mercy_n have_v cause_v to_o shine_v in_o the_o midst_n of_o we_o but_o alas_o alas_o let_v i_o tell_v such_o man_n that_o all_o their_o labour_n be_v but_o lose_a labour_n man_n do_v but_o kick_v against_o the_o prick_n and_o throw_v back_o their_o heel_n against_o sharp_a stake_n that_o persist_v in_o a_o work_n of_o this_o nature_n o_o you_o persecutor_n of_o truth_n and_o such_o as_o think_v to_o extinguish_v the_o lamp_n of_o god_n truth_n to_o you_o i_o speak_v even_o to_o you_o of_o every_o nation_n in_o the_o world_n o_o sir_n lay_v down_o your_o weapon_n of_o contention_n push_v at_o the_o pike_n no_o long_o for_o you_o will_v certain_o perish_v in_o the_o end_n know_v you_o that_o do_v what_o you_o can_v god_n will_v keep_v alive_a his_o lamp_n light_v of_o truth_n in_o the_o world_n in_o despite_n of_o you_o all_o certain_o you_o do_v but_o set_v the_o brier_n and_o thorn_n in_o battle_n array_n against_o the_o everlasting_a burn_n in_o rise_v up_o to_o resist_v the_o work_n of_o god_n in_o the_o earth_n god_n will_v have_v his_o work_n to_o go_v on_o o_o therefore_o stand_v not_o in_o his_o way_n god_n will_v make_v way_n for_o it_o though_o it_o be_v through_o your_o heart_n blood_n read_v psalm_n 45._o 4_o 5_o 6._o psal_n 36._o 9_o o_o therefore_o be_v wise_a you_o judge_n of_o the_o earth_n and_o be_v you_o instruct_v you_o great_a one_o serve_v the_o lord_n with_o fear_n and_o come_v before_o he_o with_o tremble_a kiss_v the_o son_n lest_o he_o be_v angry_a and_o you_o perish_v in_o the_o mi●_n way_n when_o his_o wrath_n be_v kindle_v but_o a_o little_a therefore_o if_o you_o love_v yourselves_o harken_v to_o the_o advice_n of_o that_o learned_a doctor_n act_v 5._o 34._o with_o 38_o 39_o then_o stand_v there_o up_o one_o in_o the_o council_n a_o pharisee_fw-mi name_v gamaliel_n a_o doctor_n of_o the_o law_n who_o say_v and_o now_o i_o say_v unto_o you_o refrain_v yourselves_o from_o these_o man_n and_o let_v they_o alone_o for_o if_o this_o counsel_n or_o this_o work_n be_v of_o man_n it_o will_v come_v to_o naught_o but_o if_o it_o be_v of_o god_n you_o can_v overthrow_v it_o lest_o happy_o you_o be_v find_v even_o to_o fight_v against_o god_n last_o and_o i_o have_v do_v this_o type_n it_o be_v to_o be_v note_v that_o this_o type_n viz._n the_o lamp_n be_v to_o burn_v before_o the_o lord_n or_o in_o his_o sight_n which_o signify_v god_n watchful_a eye_n over_o the_o lamp_n that_o so_o nothing_o may_v hinder_v or_o obstruct_v the_o burn_a of_o they_o you_o may_v full_o see_v the_o care_n of_o god_n set_v out_o to_o you_o in_o this_o thing_n isa_n 27_o 2_o 3._o in_o that_o day_n say_v god_n speak_v of_o his_o church_n sing_v you_o unto_o her_o a_o vineyard_n of_o red_a wine_n i_o the_o lord_n do_v keep_v it_o i_o will_v water_v it_o every_o moment_n lest_o any_o hurt_n it_o i_o will_v keep_v it_o night_n and_o day_n use_v 4._o this_o shall_v inform_v we_o then_o what_o a_o dangerous_a thing_n it_o be_v for_o man_n to_o endeavour_v to_o corrupt_v the_o pure_a worship_n of_o god_n by_o mix_v any_o thing_n of_o their_o humane_a invention_n with_o god_n divine_a institution_n certain_o there_o can_v be_v any_o thing_n add_v to_o the_o doctrine_n or_o worship_n of_o god_n but_o god_n will_v ready_o espy_v it_o for_o the_o lamp_n be_v to_o burn_v before_o the_o lord_n where_o the_o eye_n of_o his_o glory_n shall_v be_v fix_v upon_o they_o let_v it_o be_v in_o the_o most_o secret_a chamber_n man_n can_v devise_v yet_o god_n will_v find_v it_o out_o ezek._n 8._o 12._o you_o may_v see_v how_o dear_o the_o two_o son_n of_o aaron_n pay_v for_o so_o bold_a a_o adventure_n levit._n 10._o 1_o 2._o true_o man_n can_v easy_o provoke_v god_n in_o any_o thing_n more_o than_o by_o endeavour_v to_o eclipse_v the_o shine_a of_o his_o lamp_n light_v of_o gospel_n truth_n in_o the_o world_n for_o truth_n may_v be_v as_o much_o eclipse_v by_o corrupt_v of_o it_o as_o any_o other_o way_n but_o good_a lord_n what_o little_a conscience_n do_v man_n make_v of_o this_o cry_a sin_n at_o this_o day_n alas_o how_o do_v the_o learned_a of_o the_o earth_n labour_n by_o their_o wit_n and_o part_n to_o adulterate_a the_o worship_n of_o god_n and_o the_o pure_a oil_n of_o truth_n in_o this_o our_o age_n so_o that_o the_o great_a evil_n be_v come_v upon_o the_o earth_n now_o which_o fall_v upon_o israel_n of_o old_a ezek._n 34._o 18._o they_o eat_v the_o good_a pasture_n and_o tread_v w_v the_o residue_n
to_o the_o altar_n of_o atonement_n and_o satisfaction_n there_o be_v three_o season_n when_o a_o christian_a shall_v have_v special_a regard_n to_o the_o altar_n of_o satisfaction_n first_o in_o guilt_n season_n second_o in_o doubt_v season_n three_o in_o corruption-prevailing_a season_n first_o in_o guilty_a season_n when_o the_o heart_n and_o conscience_n come_v to_o be_v stain_v with_o the_o guilt_n of_o sin_n then_o be_v it_o the_o soul_n time_n to_o run_v to_o the_o altar_n of_o satisfaction_n when_o ever_o the_o jew_n have_v any_o guilt_n break_v out_o upon_o they_o they_o be_v to_o take_v some_o