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the Spirit faith unto the Churches : To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of

God. V.11. He that hath an ear, let him hear, what

The Spirit faith unto the Churches: He that overcometh" shall not be hart of the second death. V.17. He that bath an ear, let him hear, what the Spirit faith unto the Churches : To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden Man. na, and I will give him a white stone, and in tbe stone a nep Name written, which no man know.

esh, saving he that receiveth it. 1 Cor.3.9. But as it is written, eye hath not feex,

nor ear beard, neither have entred into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared

for them ihat love him. Mark 9.43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off,

it is better for thic to enter into life maimed, than baving two hands to go into Hell: into the fire shat never shall be quenched V.44. Where their worm dieth not, and their

fire is not quenched. V.45. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into Hell : into tbe fire

that never shall be quenched. Mark 9.46. Where their worm dieth xot, and the fire is not quenched.

V.48. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire

is not quenched. Jude 21. Keep your selves in the love of God, loo

king for the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ,un

to eternal Life. i Tim.1.19. Holding Faith, and a good Consci.

énce, which fome having put away, concerning Faith bave made shipwrack.

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A Discourse, containing se. veral usefull Directions to be Praetised by those who seriously desire

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CHAP. I. of Consideration. T convenient times use to be a

fone ; and laying aside all worldly cares & businesses, spend now and then a secret hour in strict

Self-examining, and Confidering, how the case stands between God and thy foul. Ask thy self these two serious Questions:

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, What is it thy heart is most fet upon ? What is thy great care, thy main designe? What is it that doch mot deeply and most frequently possefle thy thoughts? What is it that thou dost most love, and prize and most defie to enjoy? Is thy mind fo fpiritually inlightened as to see the lovelinesse of God, and the greatnesse, and excellency of that Glory, that is to be had with him: so as the main drift and bene of thy heart, is after the enjoyment of God, and to be happy with him for ever? Or doft thou find, chat the main bent of thy heart is to che things of this World, to the Profics, the Pleasures, the sensual facisfactions of this life and these things thou molt mindest, regardeft

, and laboureft for ; these chy thoughes, and heart

Secondly, Ask thy self, whether ever thou didft feel, and apprehend thy self in a loft, and undone condition by reason of thy fins ? Hast thou noc seen thy selfe in danger of everlasting misery? Haft thou ever put this serious questiOn to thy felfe, what sball I do to be saved Haft chou in chis or the like manner ever difcoursed with thy self?

O my soul, how ftands the cafe with me? What am I? Am I a truc Convere? a real Penitenc, a new Creacure, one born again? Have I an interest in Chrift? And is my peace made with God through him ? or am I as yet

most run upon.

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