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Christ, proclaims thus, Ifa.55.1. Ho every one hat thirfteth, come ye to the waters, &c. 2. His Fee and general invitation when he was in the world, John 7:37. In the last day, that great "ay of the Feast, Fesus stood and cried, saying, if ny one thirst, let him come to me and drink, And lat.11.:8. Come unto me all ye that labour, and re heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 3. His reat kindnesse to poor sinners expressed after is ascention, and leaving the world, Rev.22.17. Cet him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, et him take the waters of life freely: That these were the words of Christ, appeares, V. 20. where 'cis said, He that testifieth these things, aith, surely I come quickly.

3. Consider, that to believe, and reft en Christ crucified, and to take him for our Lord and Saviour, is to perform that act, to which uftification and remiffion of fins is promised, John 3.16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever. believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. Christ and all his benefics are promised co a believing soul. Wilt thou not cherefore give up thy self to him.

4. Consider, 'cis che duty of all truly humbled sinners, co goro Chrift, and believe in him. 'Tis the duty of a sick man, to apply himself to a skilful Physician; and as such an exe must noc destroy his own life, by a wilful refusing the

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the bumbled finner destroy his own soul, by refufing to close with Christ; He must not add to all che rest of his fios unbelief, and a wilfull nezlect of Christ, and the salvacion by him purcha. sed, and so freely offered.

5. Consider chac che humbled finner by believing in Christ, does not only bring comfort, and salvation to his own soul, but a so in an eminent manner brings Glory to God: When choi (though discouraged in chy self, by reason of thy sins) darest venture thy soul in che hands of Chrift: When thou makest thy way through all doubts, fcruples, and misgivings of hears, and takest Gods bare Word, because he hach saidic, (thereby sercing chy seal to his cruth and faithfulnesse) and doft resolve to throw thy self on his free Mercy, and Christ's Merits, for pardon and life, to lay thy soul at Christ's feer, and to clasp abouc him, chough he kill chee: This is an excellent, and an heroical act of Faith, which brings Glory to God; as Abrahams Faith did: Of whom it is said, Rom.4.10. Thas be ftagges ręd not at the promise of God through unbelief, but w.as strong in Faith, giving Glory to God.

6. Confider, 'cis che greatest folly and madgeffe in the world, for an humbled finger not to close with Christ, and commit his soul unto him. What an irrational, and unprofitable fin is unbelief: If we go not co Cnrilt, Where

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can falvation poffibly be had ? As those lepers reasoned, 2 King. 7. 3. If we fit ftill we perish. That person is sure to be damned, that keeps off from Chrift

. There is no way therefore for a poor finner, but to venture himself into che hands of Chrift, to give up his soul sincerely to him, and to resolve wich himself, if I perish, I will perish at his feet.

7. Lastly, If you think you have cause to fear that Christ is not yet yours, and as yet you have no interest in him, my advice is, thac you now go unto him, now strike up the Covenant between him and you: Defer no longer , Let this be the marriage-day. Now give up thy selt onfeignedly to be pardoned, sanctified commanded, disposed of, and everlastingly faved by him ; and rest assured he will on no terms cast chce out.

John 3.14. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in

the wildernesse; even so muft the son of man be lifted up; V.15. That whosoever believeth in him, should

not perish, but have eternal life. V.16. For God fo loved the world, that he gave his orly begotten Son, that wobofoever believetb on him, should not perish, but have everlafting

life. V.36. He that believeth on the Son, hath everlafting life: and ke that believeth not the Son,

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shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth

on him. John 5.40. And

ye will not come to me that ye might have life. John 6.37. All that the Father giveth me shal

come to me, and him that cometh to me, I will

in no wise cast out. Phil

. 3.8. Yea doubtlesse, and I count all thing's but lolle, for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Fesuus my Lord: for whom I have luffered the lose of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. V.9: And be found in him, not having mine 7. own righteousnes, which is of the Law, but that

which is through the Faith of Christ, the righieoufnesse which is of God by Faith. See more Scriptures concerning Faith, p.106.

Covenanting with God.

Deut.26.17. Thou hast avouched the Lord this

day to be thy God, do to walk in his waies, and to keep bis Statutes, and his Commandements, and his Fudgments, and to hearken unto bis

voice Josh.24.21, and the people said unto Fofhua, nay,

but we will serve the Lord. V.22. And Folhuah said unto the people, ye are

witnesses against your selves, that ye have chosent you the Lord to ferve him, and they said, we are wit pelles.

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CHAP. IV. of the new Nature, and reformed Life: 4. Having thus folemnly given up, thy felf

to Christ, labour to walk worthy of the Lord, to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work. Let it be thy daily care (begging the affistance of the Spirit to enable theeto morti. fie the old man, to crucifie the flesh, with its affe&lions and lufts; to weaken, impair,and destroy the dominicn of the whole body of fin, and to put on the new man; chat thou maill be strengthened & furnished with all saving Graces, co the practise of true holinelle, without which rơman hall see the Lord : As Chrift (by his divine power) raised and quickned his own body, when ic lay in the grave, fo he conveighs a spiricual life in to all his members; raising them from the death of fin, and enabling them co walks in newoeffe of life. I live (fzich Paul, Gal.2.2011 get not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life of Jesus is made manifest in our mortal bodies, 2 Cor.4.11. He that abideth in me, and I in him, (saich our Saviour, Fohn 18.5.) bringerb forth much fruit. Beg iherefore earnestly of the Lordz that thou maiest be fančtified throughout, in Spirit, Soul, and Body. Thác chy Understande.

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