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Blessing for Alvin Winegar, 7 February 1836

A blessing— Pronounced by the first Presidency upon the head of Alvin Winegar– Feby 7th 1836.
We lay our hands upon thy head in the name of Jesus and ask our Heavenly Father to bestow many  blessings upon thee, both in this life— and in that which is to come— we seal many blessings in time upon  thee, and in Eternity an exceeding rich reward. Thou wast willing to lay down thy life for thy breth ren and the Lord shall cho[o]se thee for his own— Even as a vessel in the House of God— The Lord shall  seal blesings for thee in Heaven— and look upon them and none shall fail— thy mind shall be strength ened— faith encreased— receive much wisdom— power and understanding— must offer all that thou  hast a sacrifice to thy God, even all thy mind and strengt— and give thy self up to him without reserve.  body and spirit— go at his command and he will loose thy tongue and make thee a swift Messen ger— an instrument of much good on the Earth— see great disolations come upon the wicked and  glory to the righteous— and his power manifested in blessings and in cureings— Shall be lifted up  and shout hosannah among the heavently hosts— see the Heavens opened. The charriots of Israel  and the Horsemen thereof— and great shall be thy rejoicings — Shall receive the holy Priesthood in  due time, which shall never be taken from thee in time or in Eternity— Stand upon the Earth till the son  of man comes— see the end of this generation— do much good in proclaiming the gospel carried to  Nations afar off— preach in all languages and tongues— power to resist the power of floods and  flames— overcome the destroyer— and the pestilence shall not harm thee— power to heal the sick open the blind eyes— unstop the deaf ears— Cause the dumb Tongue of the dumb to sing for joy—  many shall seek to touch thy garments— and others shall send handkerchiefs, and Aprons to  thee and be healed by this means. Thou shalt have all the power that thou needest to fill thy  Ministry Angels shall minister unto thee— and thy saviour shall stand before thee, and thou shalt  be able to Certify to the Nations of things which thou hast seen, and doest most assuredly know.  The Heavenly Hosts shall be round about thee, to deliver thee out of all thy afflictions— and thy  soul shall Shout Hosannah to God and the Lamb and nothing shall prevail against thee to harm  thee— These blessings dear brother if thou art faithfull Shall rest upon thy head and be <all> ful filled— for we seal them upon the[e] in the name of Jesus by the authority of the Holy Priesthood  even so Amen.—— Kertland Ohio— — — — Sylvester Smith / scribe. JWsr last scribe. [p. [1]]
Blessing, JS, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams to Alvin Winegar, Kirtland, OH, 7 Feb. 1836; handwriting probably that of John Alvin Winegar; private possession. Photocopy at CHL.

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