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ments of it, hath been for many years or from the body. The spiritual, in the separation
ming and dying, will more easily part with the of Joul and body from God, Rev.20 6. Blessed and
than he whole love is stronger to them; A holy is he that hall part in the first resurrection, on
Reverend Mr. Gurnal excellently exprels Luch the second death hath no puwer. He that is
his Christian Armour. We should consider, born but once, (namely naturally ) fhall die twice
is the proper countrey of holy Soals. Web 1. c. besides his natural birth, hath been fpiritha
are but pilgrimas and strangers here: Huei naturally and piritually: He that is børn iwice,
therefore be providing for our remoulwa alljregenerated and born again, thall die buto
this strange countrey. We should pure a namely, anataral death.
our hearts, our delights, our jgjes, beers cicher of foul or body, but only an alteration and
out our selves for those Heavenly masks, change of the condition of them both, and that

Fifthly, Consider what great reglas as for the better to all chose that have an interest in much fear death. I confesse noching can think to me to live is Christ, to die is gain. For ; are, chat chose that are truly Godly inuum Chrift. Säch may say wich Paul, Phil.1.21.

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deach, and make it deforable to a Chrifia : Though death separate foul and body, yet it can
only an interest in Chrift. Things thar a Jeparate neither of them from Christ. As in

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2. Death is not a destruction, ör annihilation

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Believe it, a man cannot think ( with an ins; lo though when the Saints die, foul and boa

their own nature four and (baro, will as sy Sugar to make them sweet. Death is can those things, that hath che molt hab, grateful cast to a creatures pallae che mi fort) of putting his head into another if he hath no sobid ground to hope Christmine him chere for his. But if he have, there aresto reasons, why he should not dread death

, i. e. a natural deash only: The wicked die toes.

1. They that are truly godly, thall die horny not only , a natural, buc a spiritual deach

, natural death ftands in the separation of the

Christ's death, his soul and body were separated each from other, yet neither of them from the fecond Person in the Trinity, in which both of

chem did subsist ac that time in the personal Unidy be separated;

; yec after this separation , both remain united to Christ in the mystical Union; because their bodies as well as their souls are part of the mystical body of Christ, who is the Head and Saviour of the whole person, consisting of soul and body. And when Christ who is their Wife shall appear, then shall they also appear with kaim in Glory; Col.3:3,4. We fec chen ihat

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El from the body. The spiritual, in che separation

of foul and body from God, Rev.20 6. Blessed and holy is he that hall part in the first resurrection, on such the second deaibi hath no power. He chat is born but once, (namely naturally ) shall die twice naturally and piritwally: He that is born iwice, 1. c. besides his natural birth, hach been spiritua ábyregenerated and born again, thall die but onces namely, a nadral death. :: 2. Deach is not a destruction, ör annihilation ither of foul or body, but only an alteration and hange of the condition of them both, and that or che better to all chose that have an inrerest in Chrift. Säch may say wich Paul, Phil.1.21. o me to live is-Christ , to die is gain. For

Though death separate foul and body, yet it can párate neither of them from Christ. As in Christ's death, his foul and body were separated Ich from other, yec neither of them from the cond Person in the Trinity, in which both of em did sublist ac chat time in the personal Uni

so though when the Saints die," soul and bobe separated; yet after chis separacion, botk main united to Christ in the mystical Union; cause their bodies as well as their souls are part che mystical body of Christ, who is the Head d Saviour of the whole person, consisting of ol and body. And when Christ who is their Thill appear, then shall they also appear with in Glory, Col.3:3,4. We fec cheñ that

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though body and soul be sever'd each from arba at death, yet ( às to all those chat' die in the Lørd) meither of them are severed or disjoyned from Chrift; bue che conjunition which is be. gun in this life, remaines for ever: Which must needs be macter of exceeding joy and comfort to them that by a lively Faith are united to hin here. 2. The body being resolved inte duft, freed from all fickneffe, and pains, from all the miferies, troubles and calamities of this life. 3. 2 teaferb to be, either an active, or a pasfove inftren ment of fin'; whereas in this life 'iis both, Sin and che temptations co it, are the

co it, are the great grie vances and burdens of the servants of God which they groan to be delivered from. As therefore broughe death into our bodies, rodes carries fin out of chem. 4. The bodies of 1 Saints shall be raised in afur greater gloryst general resurrection, and be joyned again to the Jouls, to live an everlasting life of glory and be pinefse with them.

So that we may from hence conclude ibebas will be no loser, by this change. Neither ril the foals for it will gain this ebreefold advant cheriby,

1. It will change its place, and be remos from a prison to 4 palace, from a Tabernacle clay, to a Heavenly Mansion.

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which are a great annoymene toit: Buc there it shall be freed from all these, and made perfectly holy.

3. Its company. It leaves the company of fin. ners, and gaines the company of Saints and Angels : Yea, hall have feltowship with the blessed Trinity, in whese presence there is fulreffe of joy, and at whose right hand there are pleafures for evermore, Pfal. 16.11. Let all such therefore as have an interest in Christ look upon death, not in the glas of the Law, but of the Gospel. Deathin the Law is a carse, and a downf al to the pit of destruction. In the Gospel it is an entrance into Heaven. Christ hath caken away the sting and mischief, and destructive power of death. He hach altered the property of it, and in stead of being a door to Hell, hab made it a gate so blijse and happineffe for all those that are his

. Let the truly Godly and serions Chriftian cherefore, hoc fix his mind so much on the pangs and torments of deach, 'as upon the bleßed eff are, thac is co be enjoyed afcer it, and so fortifie his heart against the fear of it. See the Reverend and Wurby Mr. Baxters confiderations againft the fear of feath, in the 45 Part of his Saints everlasting Rejt, Chap. 2. Heb.9.27. It is appointed unto men once to die,

but after this, the Fudgment. Tub 30:23. For I know that thon wilt bring me to

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fee away, they fee no good. death, and to the house appointed to d' Ecclef. 125. - Man goeth to his long home, and

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mourners go about the ftreets. Per.

1.1.13. Tea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this Tabernacie, to stir you up, by putring you in remembrance, V.14. Knowing, that shortly I must put off this

my Taberpacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. Pfal

37:37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, fortbe end of that man is peace. though he have gained, when God taketh away

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the measure of my daies, what it is; the
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vanily, Selah.
Job 14.2. He cometh forth like a foment,

cut down; he fleeth also as a shadon, and thing to come?
Pfal. 146.4. His breath goeth forth, berekenen

to his earth; in that very day his sborghini
Job 9.25. My daies are swifter than a per day?

V. Behold thou haft made my duieras that we firmly believe, and have frequent, deep,

ment,

II. of Fudgment. It is mainly necessary in order to the practise of Godlineß, and ordering our conversation aright, and serious medications of the day of judga In treating of which

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