History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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messengers going forth, and his life shall be prolonged, and  <February 14.> the holy Priesthood is confirmed upon him that he may do  wonders in the name of Jesus, that he may cast out Devils  heal the sick, raise the dead, open the eyes of the blind, go forth  from land to land and from sea to sea, and that heathen  nations shall even call him God himself if he do not rebuke  them.
<’s  Blessing. 3> ’s blessing was in substance, That he shall  be made like unto those who have been blessed before him and  be favored with the same blessing. That he might receive visions,  the ministration of angels and hear their voice, and even  come into the presence of God. That many millions may be  converted by his instrumentality, that angels may waft him  from place to place, and that he may stand unto the com ing of our Lord, and receive a crown in the kingdom of  our Lord, that he be made acquainted with the day when  Christ shall come, that he shall be made perfect in faith  and that the deaf shall hear, the lame shall walk, the  blind shall see, and greater things than these shall he  do, that he shall have boldness of speech before the nations  and great power, &c.
A hymn was then sung, “glorious things of thee are spoken,” &c,  and the congregation dismissed by President J. Smith Junr.
<15.> Sunday, February 15th the congregation again assembled. made some observations upon the nature of the  meeting, calling upon the Lord for his assistance, &c, after  which a number of certificates were read and accepted  from brethren who had recently returned from . then called forward ,  and , and proceeded to their ordination  and blessings
<’s 4  Blessing.—> ’s blessing. called upon the Lord  to smile upon him, that his faith shall be made per fect, and that the blessings pronounced shall be realized.  He shall be made ready mighty and be endued with  power from on high and go forth to the nations of the  earth to proclaim the gospel. That he shall escape  all the pollutions of the world, the angels shall uphold  him, and that he shall go forth according to the command ment, both to Jews and Gentiles and shall go to all nations  kingdoms and tongues. All who hear his voice shall acknow ledge him to be a servant of God. He shall be equal in  holding the keys of the Kingdom. He shall stand on the earth  and bring souls till Christ comes. We know that he loves thee.  And may this thy servant be able to walk through pesti lence and not be harmed. The powers of darkness shall  have no ascendancy over him. He shall have power to smite  the earth with pestilence, to divide waters and lead through [p. 566]
messengers going forth, and his life shall be prolonged, and February 14. the holy Priesthood is confirmed upon him that he may do wonders in the name of Jesus, that he may cast out Devils heal the sick, raise the dead, open the eyes of the blind, go forth from land to land and from sea to sea, and that heathen nations shall even call him God himself if he do not rebuke them.
’s Blessing. 3 ’s blessing was in substance, That he shall be made like unto those who have been blessed before him and be favored with the same blessing. That he might receive visions, the ministration of angels and hear their voice, and even come into the presence of God. That many millions may be converted by his instrumentality, that angels may waft him from place to place, and that he may stand unto the coming of our Lord, and receive a crown in the kingdom of our Lord, that he be made acquainted with the day when Christ shall come, that he shall be made perfect in faith and that the deaf shall hear, the lame shall walk, the blind shall see, and greater things than these shall he do, that he shall have boldness of speech before the nations and great power, &c.
A hymn was then sung, “glorious things of thee are spoken,” &c, and the congregation dismissed by President J. Smith Junr.
15. Sunday, February 15th the congregation again assembled. made some observations upon the nature of the meeting, calling upon the Lord for his assistance, &c, after which a number of certificates were read and accepted from brethren who had recently returned from . then called forward , and , and proceeded to their ordination and blessings
’s 4 Blessing.— ’s blessing. called upon the Lord to smile upon him, that his faith shall be made perfect, and that the blessings pronounced shall be realized. He shall be made mighty and be endued with power from on high and go forth to the nations of the earth to proclaim the gospel. That he shall escape all the pollutions of the world, the angels shall uphold him, and that he shall go forth according to the commandment, both to Jew and Gentile and shall go to all nations kingdoms and tongues. All who hear his voice shall acknowledge him to be a servant of God. He shall be equal in holding the keys of the Kingdom. He shall stand on the earth and bring souls till Christ comes. We know that he loves thee. And may this thy servant be able to walk through pestilence and not be harmed. The powers of darkness shall have no ascendancy over him. He shall have power to smite the earth with pestilence, to divide waters and lead through [p. 566]
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