Blessing to Lewis Robbins, 1 March 1835

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Lewis Robbins.
We confirm the of your previous upon you. You shall be sent among the Nations that are afar off and you shall have visions and knowledge, and not be a whit behind the chiefest of your brethren of the same office, and although your enemies shall be furiously enraged against you and should hunt you, & hunt you, but they shall not harm you. but you shall go back and teach and convince the honest in heart. And you shall have all power that is necessary even over waters, floods, fir[e]s & winds in order to accomplish your ministry. And finally you (after doing much good) shall return, being called the friend of God. Amen [p. 184]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    Lewis Robbins (1811–1864) was living in Busti, New York, in July 1832 when he was baptized by Simeon Carter. Robbins moved to Kirtland in July 1833 and was ordained an elder in February 1834. After reaching Missouri with the Camp of Israel expedition in June 1834, he stayed in the area until October 1834, when he began his return journey to Kirtland with Lorenzo Barnes. He reached Kirtland on 13 January 1835. (“Biographies of the Seventies of the Second Quorum,” 21–22; Lewis Robbins, Report, 24 Feb. 1835, Missionary Reports, 1831–1900, CHL.)  

    “Biographies of the Seventies of the Second Quorum,” 1845–1855. In Seventies Quorum Records, 1844–1975. CHL. CR 499.

    Missionary Reports, 1831–1900. CHL. MS 6104.

  2. 2

    Robbins later wrote that his ordination to the Seventy occurred “under the hands of Joseph Smith Sen. Joseph Smith Jun and Sidney Rigdon.” (“Biographies of the Seventies of the Second Quorum,” 22.)  

    “Biographies of the Seventies of the Second Quorum,” 1845–1855. In Seventies Quorum Records, 1844–1975. CHL. CR 499.

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    Robbins remembered that he was ordained “as one of the first Seventies as a messenger unto the nations of the Earth.” (“Biographies of the Seventies of the Second Quorum,” 22.)  

    “Biographies of the Seventies of the Second Quorum,” 1845–1855. In Seventies Quorum Records, 1844–1975. CHL. CR 499.

  4. 4

    See 2 Corinthians 11:5; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 437 [Helaman 11:19].  

  5. 5

    See James 2:23.