Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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’s blessing. O God, give this, thy servant a knowledge of thy will: May he be like one of old who bore testimony of Jesus. May he be <as> 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 things the things of the kingdom from the beginning and be able to tear down priest-craft 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
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 become 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 set down with them, and the Ancient of Days shall pronounce this blessing. That you have been faithful. He shall have strength [p. 152]
’s blessing. O God, give this, thy servant a knowledge of thy will: May he be like one of old who bore testimony of Jesus. May he be as 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 priest-craft 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
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 become 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 set down with them, and the Ancient of Days shall pronounce this blessing. That you have been faithful. He shall have strength [p. 152]
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