You shall have the wisdom of the serpent with the
harmlessness of the Dove in proclaiming the Gospel. You shall teach
idolatrous nations and converse with their priests and convert many. The
Lord has proved you and found you worthy. You shall have peculiar
faculty or sagacity in teaching and have great power. And the
blessing of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob shall rest upon you. Your life
shall be preserved & prolonged and you shall return to Zion leading
a company in peace. Amen.
S. Cole Blessing.
The Lord called you when you obeyed
the Gospel and you are one of the Seventy. and he will receive nothing
but all your time and talents. You are disposed to be a son of
Thunder, but if you are not very faith ful you will fall and another will
take your crown. But if you are faithful, you shall over come all
things, and if so in your old age this pleasing reflection shall be your
greatest joy. You shall pass through a scene where you shall hear
many cry Hosanna, Hosanna. because they heard the truth at your mouth.
Thou hast been ordained an high-Priest, we seal upon thee
this ministry. Tho[u] hast approved
thyself before God. Thou hast called upon him to make thee an
instrument in doing a great work and thou shalt do it. Thou hast
longed to do great things and thou shalt do them by going to distant
nations. Thy desire shall be granted in gathering up the Lord’s Elect.
Thou shalt go and return with many blessings upon thy head, with
songs of everlasting joy and no power shall overcome thee. Even so amen.