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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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be opened unto him, as unto men in days of old. He <​February 15.​> shall be mighty in the hands of God, and shall convince thousands that God has sent him, and his days may be prolonged until the coming of the Son of man. He shall be wafted as on Eagles wings, from country to country, and from people to people, and be able to do wonders in the midst of this generation. Even So amen.
<​’s Blessing. 8​> ’s Blessing. Thou hast prevailed and thou shalt prevail, and thou shalt declare the gospel unto many nations. Thou shalt be made mighty before God, and although thou shalt be cast out from the face of men, yet thou shalt have power to prevail, thou shalt lead the Elect triumphantly to the place of refuge. Thou shalt be like thy brethren who have been blessed before thee. Thou shalt stand in that day of calamity when the wicked shall be consumed. and present unto the Father, spotless, the fruits of thy labor. Thou shalt overcome all the evils that are in the world. Thou shalt have wisdom to put to silence all the wisdom of the wise, and thou shalt see the face of thy redeemer in the flesh. These blessings are pronounced and sealed upon thee, even so. Amen.
<​’s Blessing. 9.​> ’s Blessing. That he may be purified in heart, that he may have communion with God. That he may be equal with his brethren in holding the keys of this ministry. That he may be kept and be instrumental in leading Israel forth; that he may be delivered from the hands of those who seek to destroy him; that he may be enabled to bear testimony to the nations, that Jesus lives. That he may stand in the midst of pestilence and destruction. He shall be mighty in the hands of God in bringing about the restoration of Israel. The nations shall rejoice at the greatness of the gifts which God has bestowed upon him; That his tongue shall be loosed. That he shall have power to <​do​> great things in the name of Jesus. He shall be preserved and remain on the earth. until Christ shall come to take vengeance on the wicked.
Confirmed. Adjourned.
21 February 1835 • Saturday
<​21. Meeting.​> February 21st. 1835. Persuant to adjournment A Meeting of the church was held, and after prayer by president , and a short address, by president , to the congregation Elder was called to the stand, and ordained one of the twelve by president Joseph Smith Junr., , and .
<​s’ Blessing.​> ’s Blessing, by . O Lord, smile from heaven upon this thy servant, forgive his sins, sanctify his heart, and prepare him to receive the blessing. Increase his love for thee and <​for​> thy cause. Increase his inteligence, communicate to him all that wisdom, that prudence, and that understanding [p. 568]
be opened unto him, as unto men in days of old. He February 15. shall be mighty in the hands of God, and shall convince thousands that God has sent him, and his days may be prolonged until the coming of the Son of man. He shall be wafted as on Eagles wings, from country to country, and from people to people, and be able to do wonders in the midst of this generation. Even So amen.
’s Blessing. 8 ’s Blessing. Thou hast prevailed and thou shalt prevail, and thou shalt declare the gospel unto many nations. Thou shalt be made mighty before God, and although thou shalt be cast out from the face of men, yet thou shalt have power to prevail, thou shalt lead the Elect triumphantly to the place of refuge. Thou shalt be like thy brethren who have been blessed before thee. Thou shalt stand in that day of calamity when the wicked shall be consumed. and present unto the Father, spotless, the fruits of thy labor. Thou shalt overcome all the evils that are in the world. Thou shalt have wisdom to put to silence all the wisdom of the wise, and thou shalt see the face of thy redeemer in the flesh. These blessings are pronounced and sealed upon thee, even so. Amen.
’s Blessing. 9. ’s Blessing. That he may be purified in heart, that he may have communion with God. That he may be equal with his brethren in holding the keys of this ministry. That he may be kept and be instrumental in leading Israel forth; that he may be delivered from the hands of those who seek to destroy him; that he may be enabled to bear testimony to the nations, that Jesus lives. That he may stand in the midst of pestilence and destruction. He shall be mighty in the hands of God in bringing about the restoration of Israel. The nations shall rejoice at the greatness of the gifts which God has bestowed upon him; That his tongue shall be loosed. That he shall have power to do great things in the name of Jesus. He shall be preserved and remain on the earth. until Christ shall come to take vengeance on the wicked.
Confirmed. Adjourned.
21 February 1835 • Saturday
21. Meeting. February 21st. 1835. Persuant to adjournment A Meeting of the church was held, and after prayer by president , and a short address, by president , to the congregation Elder was called to the stand, and ordained one of the twelve by president Joseph Smith Junr., , and .
s’ Blessing. ’s Blessing, by . O Lord, smile from heaven upon this thy servant, forgive his sins, sanctify his heart, and prepare him to receive the blessing. Increase his love for thee and for thy cause. Increase his inteligence, communicate to him all that wisdom, that prudence, and that understanding [p. 568]
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