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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the Saints. He shall go from land to land, and from sea  <February 15 >to sea. He shall be like one of the three Nephites
<’s  Blessing. 5> ’s blessing. O God, give this thy servant, a knowl edge of thy will; that he be like one of old who bore testimony  of Jesus. May he be a new man from this day forth. He shall  be equal with his brethren, the twelve, and have all the qualifi cations of the prophets before him. May his body be strong  and never be weary; may he walk and not faint. May he  have power over all diseases, and faith according to his desires.  May the heavens be opened upon him speedily, that he may bear tes timony from knowledge, that he may go to nations and isles afar  off. May he have a knowledge of the things of the kingdom  from the beginning, and be able to tear down priestcraft like  a lion. May he have power to smite his enemies before him,  with utter destruction. May he continue till the Lord comes.  O Father we seal these blessings upon him, even so; amen.
<’s  Blessing. 6> ’s blessing. Our Father in heaven, look down  in Mercy upon us, and upon this thy servant, whom we  ordain to the ministry of the Twelve. He shall be prepared  and preserved, and be like those we have blessed before him.  The nations shall tremble before him. He shall hear the voice  of God; he shall comfort the hearts of the saints always. The  angels shall bear him up till he shall finish his ministry.  He shall be delivered and come forth with Israel. He  shall bear testimony and come forth to the kings of the  earth, and hold communion with the Father, with the Son,  and with the general Assembly and Church of the first born.  If cast into prison he shall be able to comfort the hearts of  his brethren comrades. His tong[u]e shall be loosed and he  shall have power to lead many to Zion, and sit down  with them, and the Ancient of Days shall pronounce this  blessing that he has been faithful. He shall have strength  wisdom and power; he shall go among the covenant  people, and speak all their tongues where he shall go.  All these blessings we confirm upon him in the name  of Jesus, Amen.
<s  Blessing 7> ’s Blessing. In the name of the Lord  wisdom and intelligence shall be poured out upon him, to enable  him to perform the great work, that is encumbent upon him:  That he may be spared until the saints are gathered, that he  may stand before kings and rulers to bear testimony, and  be upheld by holy angels, and the nations of the earth  shall acknowledge that God has sent him. He shall have  power to overcome his enemies, and his life shall be spared  in the midst of pestilence and destruction, and in the  midst of his enemies. He shall be a prince and a sav ior to God’s people. The tempter shall not overcome him,  nor his enemies prevail against him. The heavens shall [p. 567]
the Saints. He shall go from land to land, and from sea February 15 to sea. He shall be like one of the three Nephites
’s Blessing. 5 ’s blessing. O God, give this thy servant, a knowledge of thy will; that he be like one of old who bore testimony of Jesus. May he be a new man from this day forth. He shall be equal with his brethren, the twelve, and have all the qualifications of the prophets before him. May his body be strong and never be weary; may he walk and not faint. May he have power over all diseases, and faith according to his desires. May the heavens be opened upon him speedily, that he may bear testimony from knowledge, that he may go to nations and isles afar off. May he have a knowledge of the things of the kingdom from the beginning, and be able to tear down priestcraft like a lion. May he have power to smite his enemies before him, with utter destruction. May he continue till the Lord comes. O Father we seal these blessings upon him, even so; amen.
’s Blessing. 6 ’s blessing. Our Father in heaven, look down in Mercy upon us, and upon this thy servant, whom we ordain to the ministry of the Twelve. He shall be prepared and preserved, and be like those we have blessed before him. The nations shall tremble before him. He shall hear the voice of God; he shall comfort the hearts of the saints always. The angels shall bear him up till he shall finish his ministry. He shall be delivered and come forth with Israel. He shall bear testimony to the kings of the earth, and hold communion with the Father, with the Son, and with the general Assembly and Church of the first born. If cast into prison he shall be able to comfort the hearts of his comrades. His tongue shall be loosed and he shall have power to lead many to Zion, and sit down with them, and the Ancient of Days shall pronounce this blessing that he has been faithful. He shall have strength wisdom and power; he shall go among the covenant people, and speak all their tongues where he shall go. All these blessings we confirm upon him in the name of Jesus, Amen.
s Blessing 7 ’s Blessing. In the name of the Lord wisdom and intelligence shall be poured out upon him, to enable him to perform the great work, that is encumbent upon him: That he may be spared until the saints are gathered, that he may stand before kings and rulers to bear testimony, and be upheld by holy angels, and the nations of the earth shall acknowledge that God has sent him. He shall have power to overcome his enemies, and his life shall be spared in the midst of pestilence and destruction, and in the midst of his enemies. He shall be a prince and a savior to God’s people. The tempter shall not overcome him, nor his enemies prevail against him. The heavens shall [p. 567]
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