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. <Am[e]n>
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. [p. 171]