he needs as a minister of Righteousness, and to magnify the whereunto he is called. May a double portion of that spirit which was communicated to the Diciples of of our Lord & Saviour, to lead them into all truth, rest down upon him, go with him where <he> goes. that nothing shall prevail against him. that he may be delivered from prisons, from the power of his enemies, and from the adversary of all righteous ness. May he be able to mount up on wings as an Eagle’s, to run and not be weary, to walk and not faint. May he have great wisdom & intelligence, and be able to lead thine elect through this thorny maze. Let sickness and death have no power over him. Let him be equal with his brethren in bringing many sons and daughters to glory, and many nations to a knowledge of the truth. Great blessings shall rest upon thee. Thy faith shall increase, Thou shalt have great power, to prevail, The viel of the Heavens shall be rolled up, Thou shalt be permitted to gaze within it, and receive instruction from on high. No arm that is formed and lifted against thee, shall prosper, no power shall prevail, for thou shalt have power with God. and shall proclaim his gospel, thou wilt be afflicted, but thou shalt be delivered and conquer all thy foes. Thine office shall never be taken from thee. Thou shalt be called great. Angels shall carry thee from place to place. Thy sins are forgiven, and thy name written in the lambs book of life. Even so Amen.
The following charge was then given by President .
I am aware, Dear Brother, that the mind naturally claims something new: but the same thing rehearsed, frequently profits us. You will have the same difficulties to encounter in fulfilling this ministry, that the ancient Apostles had. You have enlisted in a cause that requires your whole attention, you ought therefore to count the cost, and become a polished shaft, to become a polished shaft, you must be sensible, requires the labor of years; and your station re [p. 155]