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Rich? Parker


William Dell,

MINISTER of the Gospel ;
Sometimes Attending both the Ge.

nerals in the Army


Now MASTER of Gonvil and Caius

Colledge in Cambridge.

Heretofore Published at Several Times, and

on Several Occasions ; and now gathered in
One Volume, for the Benefit of the Faithful,
and Conviction of the World.

Printed in the Year 1652, and now Re-printed by

J. Sowle in White-Hart-Court, in Gracions-Street,

Farah Jawe Figurbridze?

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Preface to the READER



E are almost at the end of Books; these
Paper Works are now preaching their

own Funerals; whilst ihey are holding forth the spirit, the letter is grown old and is dying into the newness of the spirit, and there looks is be found, into which all things shall be resolved, being restored out of their enmity, as into their Original whence they came ; even Preaching and Preachers, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pafters, and Teachers, given for the perfecting of Ephef. 4. the Saints, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 11, 12, 13. till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a per

man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; till we come into a spiritual uniformity in Chrift, being all filled and cloathed with bim, beyond all external forms, which are the rudiments and elements of children, with which state There is no uniformity consistent, there being in it so many several ftatures and ages; And the DeSign of Uniformity upon that is from none but Satan. to kil Christ whilft he is a Child, and stifle bim in his Swadling cloaths, though the pretence be with Herod to give bim bonour and worship. But bow vain are these plots upon him, who shall subdue all things to himself and swallow up death, or the vail (a part whereof external

forms are) into victory, and bring forth judgment with triumph ? He shall Swallow up all, and rise up out of that which hath swallowed him and been his Grave, and that have we been, and made every thing to be, who are now giving up our dead, expetting to live in the liber. Efai. 25. 76 % of our prisoner, whom we see af last to be our


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