Blessing to Orson Hyde, 15 February 1835

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, blessing. proceeded and called upon the Lord to smile upon him and that his faith shall be perfect, and that the blessings pronounced shall be realized. He shall be made mighty and be 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 shall uphold him, and that he shall go forth according to the , both to Jew & and shall go to all nations, kingdoms and tongues and shall All who hear his voice shall acknowledge him to be a servant of God. He shall be equal in holding the 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 ascendency over him. He shall have power to smite the earth with pestilence, to divide waters and lead through the Saints. He shall go from land to land and from sea to sea. He shall be like unto one of the three [p. 151]


  1. 1

    See Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:32]; Revelation, Feb. 1831–A [D&C 43:16]; Revelation, 1 June 1833 [D&C 95:8]; and Revelation, 22 June 1834 [D&C 105:11].  

  2. 2

    See 2 Peter 2:20.  

  3. 3

    A March 1832 revelation stated that God had given JS “the keys of the Kingdom.” In March 1833, Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams, JS’s counselors in the presidency of the high priesthood, were made “equal” to JS “in holding the keys of the Kingdom.” (Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:1–2]; Minutes, 18 Mar. 1833.)  

  4. 4

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 434–435 [Helaman 10:6].  

  5. 5

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 510 [3 Nephi 28:4–12].