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HABAKKUK III. 17, 18.
Although the fig-tree fhall not bloffom, neither fhall fruit be in the vines, the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields fhall yield no meat, the flock be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the falls: yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my falvation. p. 267
Be clothed with humility; for God refifteth the proud, and giveth grace to the hum
Prophecy the Teftimony of JESUSCHRIST.
REVELATION XIX. 10.
For the teftimony of Jefus is the spirit of
GOD the Governor of the World.
PSALM XXII. 28.
The kingdom is the Lord's, and he is the
governor among the nations,
JOHN III. 2.
No man can do thefe miracles that thou doeft, except God be with him.
IRACLES, being proposed in SER M.
well worth our trouble to make a strict
SERM.juft grounds to be convinced that they
were wrought by an extraordinary, or divine power, and therefore, that God must be with him, and approve of his doctrine: No man, faid he, can do thefe miracles that thou doeft, except God be with bim.
He had the advantage of living at the time, and in the Country, where these things were done; and had opportunity himself often to obferve, and confider them. And as he saw that they exceeded all human ability, and were contrary to the common course of things, though perfectly confiftent with the moral perfections and nature of God, he justly concluded that God must be affifting to 'them, or at leaft fome powerful agent commiffioned by him.
In difcourfing on this fubject, I fhall
I. Confider the nature of Miracles in general. Then
II. Shew that though they may be contrary to all our Experience in common things, they may yet be proved by fome extraordinary degree of Teftimony. And