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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Isaac's Third Patriarchal Blessing" "Prophets and Apostles shall come forth through thine lineage"
Brother Isaac in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I place my hands upon your head as a servant of Gad and in the authority of a Patriarch confer upon you a blessing which shall be with you through life and which shall be a beacon light unto you even unto eternity. Thou are of the Royal Blood of Israel of the house of Joseph through the loins of Ephraim and the blessing of the first-born, even the blessing of the Holy Priesthood, the blessing of standing at the head of your generations and Kindred as a Savior and Redeemer be upon you. The blessings of the patriarch of old, even Abraham the father of the faithful so shall it be unto you, in thee and they seed shall Kindred tongues and people be blessed and a ruler a preacher of righteousness shall not depart from thine house even until the end of time. Prophets and Apostles shall come forth through thine lineage and their [page 2] records shall refer with pride and honor to Isaac, their Father. And now Dear Brother at the eave of life I bless thee as one of the noble, venerable, faithful and true servants of the Lord who has stood faithful through the trying ordeals of life, who have been polished, tempered and purified according to God’s own will and purposes, prepared in due time to receive a fullness of glory in the Eternal mansions, for a mansion hath been prepared for you and the blessings of the Lord awaits you on every hand. I say unto you the Lord shall spare you from undue bodily suffering. You shall live yet many years and enjoy life and the pursuits of happiness. Generations unborn of you lineage shall prattle about your knees, shall stroke your cheeks and kiss your lips, shall touch your heart. And your joy shall be full. Through them your inheritance shall be establish forever more in the hand of Joseph. Through them you shall be represented in the various nations of the earth; in the Temples of the Lord, in the redemption of the living and the dead. In due time keys and powers of which you know not now [page 3] shall be conferred upon you, even the keys of the resurrection, and you shall call forth through the veil of eternity your wives and your children and complete the labour of this probation, and enter into your glory. In this life you shall find friends on every hand. Your enemies and opponents shall sink into oblivion and they shall be blotted out from the book of your remembrance. Your children shall father around you and the old hearth stone and bless and comfort your latter days. I seal you up unto Eternal life to come forth even in the morning of the resurrection yea to meet the King of Kings in the clouds of heaven, and welcome him and be of that number spoken of by the prophets of old, and this shall be your reward for the accepting of and the keeping the laws of the Lord in your time and day, and eternal lives in the worlds to come forever. In the name of The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, Amen
H.E. Coltrain Scribe
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