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fered to tháview and confiderati-
Saints and people of God
Wherein is seweds
in, have had the proper and peculiar works of their
and be industrious ia ihe worke
parcell of it, that is properly his worke in his gene.
THE FIRST PART.
Minister of the Gospel at Trunch in Norfolk.
SUPREAME AUTHORITIE the Parliament of the Com
mon-wealth of England.
RIGHT HONOUR ABLE ;
S the Lord Jehovah when hee
first chose Israel to be a peculiar people to himselfe
out of all the Nations of the world , did give unto them righteous Judges, Mofes, Joshua, Gideon, Sampson, Samuel, &c. such as were after his own heart, and of his owne raysing up: So is it his promise to his people in the last dayes ( before the droite of sion shall be taken away, and her tinn purged, and shee called the City of righteousness, the faithfull Ciry) that the A 2
will restore their Judges as AT THE FIRST, and their Counsellors as A T THE BEGINNING, Isai. 1. 25, 26.
How high the faith and expectations of Gods people of late geares have been as to the accomplishment ofthese things is knowne to many, and what unceslapt prayers
have beene put up to the Throne of grace for the same is best knowne to the Lord. That
you are raysed up this day to be the repayrers of our breaches, and the restorers of paths to dwell in, is( wee hope ) the long expected and much looked for fruit of this our faith and prayer; wch as it doth cause rejoycing within many hearts, so hath it fixed the eyes of most upon you to observe what great thing that is which God by you is about to do for his poor people. Not to teach you (Right
' Honourable ) what is your work, but to de. clare what that is which the Lord in the
age welive in is about to do, and cxpects his people should eye and fol. low him in, is the design of this little
Treatise , which although it had its
conception some moneths since, and 1 was then designed for other hands, yet
could it not be brought forth untill this day, in which it casts it felfe into yours, not so much seeking Protection (for what is truth will stand of it felf, and what is not fhall fall, though by men protected) as that it might here by become the more serviceable to that great interest it pleads for, in doing of which the Author hath obtained whatsoever is berein his end, desire or joy.
And now (Right Honourable) God having raysed you up, and put into your hands so great an opportunity, set not the same be lost for want of any improvement which may be made thereof: this is your day to honour God, and serve your Generation; let this day slip, and it may be hereafter when you
would doe the thing, you shall not have a day to doe it. Men, wise men, good men have fallen before you by putting off, and neglecting the