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7. Afiliations are fan&ify'd to the Ele& in
the Person of Christ. 8. Hence learn the doleful Estate of Sin.
ners in the World to come, S. Luk.
xxiii. 31. I S. Pet. iv. 17, 18. 9. Wherefore bewail and and abhor Sin,
Job xlii. 5,6. 10. Never think any thing too much for
Christ, Phil. iii. 8. 11, Murmur not at AMiations. 12. Believe in Chrift for the Pardon of
1. Divine, i S. Joh. v. 20.
2. Humane, 1 Tim. ii. s. 2. These two Natures were united in one Per. son, ibid.
3. Hence are the Properties of the One, fome. times attributed to the Other, A&. xx. 28.
4. But yet the Aas of each are diftin&tly to be consider'd: Some things He did as GOD, some as Man, others as God-Man.
5. This Aversness from Suffering proceeded not from,
I. His Divine Nature.
3. But as meer Man. 6. This Aversness did not argue any Sinfulness, but only the natural Infirmity of the humane Nature, Hebr. iv. 15.
7. It argues also the Purity of His humane Na. ture, in that it abhorr'd to lie under the Wrath of GOD.
2. That His Sufferings were real Sufferings, Ifa. liii. S. Luk. xxiv. 46.
3. That it is no Sin, but our Dury to fear the Displeasure of GOD, Hebr. x. 31. fer. V, -2.
4. That Christ's Sufferings were the greatest piece of Self-denial in the World, Phil. ii. 6,
5: That we also, in Imitation of Christ, are to deny ourselves any Thing for the Glory of GOD, S. Matt. xvi. 24.
1. Our Honours, Phil. ii. 6, 7.
Phil. jii. 19. 2. The more we gratify ourselves, the
more we destroy ourselves, Hof.xiii.9. 3. We cannot deny ourselves so much for
Christ, as Christ hath done for us. 4. The more we deny ourselves now, the
more happy we shall be hereafter. III. OBSERVATION.
Christ in His Agonies addresleth Himself to
1. Christ was God-Man,
3. His Divinity, at present, was hid from the Sense of His Humanity, S. Matt. xxvii. 46.
4. Yet still He apprehended Himself as Inno: eent in His own Person, S. Joh. iii. s.
S. Luk. i. 35.
Hence He still retains a Sense of His Relation to GOD, as He was Man, S. Matt. xxvii.
6. This Sense, of GOD being His Father, emboldens Him to pray, S. Matt. xi. 25. S. Luk. xxiii. 34, 46. S. Joh. xvii. 1, 5, 24.
7. His Prayer is, Remove this Cup, S. Luk. xxii. 42.
portable to humane Nature in its best
Estate, S. Job. xii. 27. 2. No Trouble so great, but we are to be.
lieve that GOD can remove it, S. Mar..
xiv. 36. 3. In Prayer, as we are to believe the Power,
so we are to submit to the Will of GOD.
1. To keep a clear Evidence of your Relation to GOD. 2. Pray to Him. 1. If you fear Trouble, to prevent it, Pfal.
1. By deadening your Hearts to the
, 2 Chron. xxxii. 25, 26. 3. By mortifying your Sins, Job xxxvj.
8, 9, 10. Ifa. xxvii. 9. 4. By improving your Gracęs, Rom. y. 3, 4, S.
1. Faith. 2. Fear. 3. Love. 4. Hea
venly-mindedness. 5. Thank
We are to submit our Wills to the Will of GOD; or the Will of Man is to submit to the Will of GOD.
1. What is the Will of Man? It is a Faculty of the Soul; whereby,
1. He chooseth Good, Isa, vii. 15.
Grief, Anger. 2. What is the will of GOD? A Property in GOD, whereby we appre
hend Him, as willing Good and refu
sing Evil: It is, 1. His secret, Deut. xxix. 29. A&t. i. 7. I S.Pet.
2. His reveal'd Will, 'wherein He discovers
to us, 1. What He wills Man to do. 1. By implanting the Knowledge of it
in our Hearts, Rom. ii. 15.
xxii. 1, 2.
1. By immediate Revelations, i Sam.
iii. 11, 12
2. Ordinarily, by His Providences.
wills it, i Sam. XV. 22.
as He, i Chron. xxviii. 9. 1S. Pet.
doth, i Cor. X. 10.
S. Matt. vi. 26. and x. 29.
doth, 1 Sam. iii. 18.
nour, i San. iii. 18. 2. Because His Will is always good, Pfal.
cxix. 68. 3. Because what we will contrary to GOD,
is Sin. Signs of our submitting our Wills to GOD's. 1. When we acknowledge GOD's Good
nefs in our very Troubles.
wait upon GOD, Ifa. xxviii. 15, 16.
the Success prove, At. v. 29.