messengers going forth, and his life shall be prolonged, and <February 14.> the holy Priesthood is confirmed upon him that he may do
wonders in the name of Jesus, that he may cast out Devils heal the
sick, raise the dead, open the eyes of the blind, go forth from land to
land and from sea to sea, and that heathen nations shall even call him
God himself if he do not rebuke them.
<’s Blessing. 3>
’s blessing was in substance, That he shall
be made like unto those who have been blessed before him and be
favored with the same blessing. That he might receive visions, the
ministration of angels and hear their voice, and even come into the
presence of God. That many millions may be converted by his
instrumentality, that angels may waft him from place to place, and that
he may stand unto the com ing of our Lord, and receive a crown in the
kingdom of our Lord, that he be made acquainted with the day when
Christ shall come, that he shall be made perfect in faith and that
the deaf shall hear, the lame shall walk, the blind shall see, and
greater things than these shall he do, that he shall have boldness of
speech before the nations and great power, &c.
A hymn was then sung, “glorious things of thee are spoken,” &c, and the congregation dismissed by President J. Smith Junr.
<15.> Sunday, February 15th
the congregation again assembled. made some observations upon the nature of the
meeting, calling upon the Lord for his assistance, &c, after
which a number of certificates were read and accepted from
brethren who had recently returned from . then called forward ,
and , and proceeded to their ordination
<’s 4 Blessing.—>
’s blessing. called upon the Lord to
smile upon him, that his faith shall be made per fect, and that the
blessings pronounced shall be realized. He shall be made ready mighty and be endued 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 angels shall
uphold him, and that he shall go forth according to the
command ment, both to Jews and Gentiles and shall go to all nations
kingdoms and tongues. All who hear his voice shall acknow ledge him
to be a servant of God. He shall be equal in holding the keys 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 pesti lence and not be harmed. The powers of darkness shall
have no ascendancy over him. He shall have power to smite the
earth with pestilence, to divide waters and lead through [p. 566]