Life as a Mormon
Patriarchal Blessing - Part 7


As given by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Given in Australia:

Julie-Ann Martinovic

Given by - Royal McGregor Bannerman Rea 15th Aug, 1984

Sister Julie-Ann Beverley Martinovic by the power of the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood which I hold and in the name of Jesus Christ I lay my hands upon your head and according to your desires I give you a Patriarchal blessing which will be a joy, a comfort and an inspiration to you as you read and study its contents prayerfully and faithfully; it will also be a guide to you as you pursue your life here on the earth in preparing yourself for salvation and exaltation in the Kingdom of God.

I bless you Julie-Ann with the righteous desires of your heart, in always striving to live the Gospel and to be always faithful to you Heavenly Father in doing those things which are right and pleasing in his sight.

The Lord blessed you greatly Julie for he has sent you to this earth in a day and an age when you could hear the still small voice of the good sheperd and by so doing, accept the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of you sins and have them washed away in the waters of baptism, then receive the laying on of hands for the reception of the Holy Ghost then becoming a member of the only true church on the face of the whole earth, which is really the Kingdom of God on the earth. He also blessed you too, for he chose and called you from among his dutiful and faithful daughters in your pre-existence and sent you to the earth, to be testd and treid for the last time, to prove yourself, to see if you would do all things wahtsoever the Lord your God shall command you to do; so far you have kept your first estate, for you have received a beautiful white and delightsome mortal body, with intelligence, with no impairment of limb and joint and faculty whatsoever, with another wonderful gift he has bestowed upon womankind, and that is to become a mother in Isreal. For he said "I the Lord have created women that they may bear the souls of men"; whilst you are fulfilling this first great commandment he gave to Adam and Eve, you are assisting your Heavenly Father to bring to pass the immortality and the eteranl life of men, and thereby you will receive choice blessings from the Lord. You have been highly favoured because you have been born into this great House of Israel through the lineage of Ephraim the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt. These great Prophet Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jocob, who are your forefathers, lived the Gospel and served our Heavenly Father all the days of their lives and we know through latter-day revelation, that they are not angels but are Gods and now sitteth upon their thrones (D&C 132:37). You are rich in this believing blood of Israel and according to the promises, you are entitled to all these blessings will grant unto you these same blessings and you shall receive Salvation and Exaltation in the Kingdom of God; but you will need to be true and faithful to you Heavenly Father, to overcome all evil temptations by keeping yourself clean and pure from the sins of this world; remember to continue to observe strictly the sacred laws of virtue and chastity and if you do the Lord will grant unto you blessings beyond anything you have ever been able to comprehend.

I bless you, because of your righteousness, for the Lord to grant unto you many wonderful choice experiences and blessings which assist you to increase your testimony of the Gospel. your knowledge in knowing that God lives, and Jesus is the Christ the son of God, that he is your Saviour and is close by you always to assist you and help you in all your righteous endeavours.

I bless you Sister Julie with the spirit of discernment to discern the good from the evil and to have the wisdom in making the right decisions in order to increase you knowledge of the important things of this world and the ability to choose and pursue that course which you will be most successful in attaining; this will bring you great joy and satisfaction and will also assist you in raising your children up in righteousness and also in attending to the needs of your husband.

I bless you with humility in order for you to submit yourself wholly and soley to your husband's righteous jurisdiction; remeber the covenants you both made with the Lord in his Holy House, that you would follow your Husband as he followed the Saviour; Heavenly Father gave Eve to Adam to be his Helpmeet and that was to be always in all ways; if he follows the Lord; in righteousness, then it eill be necessary for you to walk in his footsteps to help him, to guide and direct him and to asssist him in every way possible, but he will need to continue to love and revere you as his eternal loving friend and companion and you to do the same with him. I bless you with the strengths in order for you to accomplish the fulfilling of these righteous laws of Heaven in bringing peace and harmony into your home and is working diligently together in making your home a Heaven on earth. If you do I bless you that you will experience great joy and comfort and your children will rise up and call you blessed.

I bless you with the spirit of Elijah to instil into your heart the desire to seek after your loved ones who have you birth and that you will strive diligently to become a Saviour for them in the holy Temple of the Lord and there with your eternal companion be alble to liberate them from the powers of Satan, by completing all the vicarious ordinances necessary for them, to save them in the Kindgom of God. I bless you with the opportunities for you and your husband to visit the Temple in Sydney often, to renew your conveents and to perform these saving ordinances for the dead.

I bless you with greater knowledge and understanding of the Word of Wisdom that by applying the natural laws of health in your daily living which you can obtain from your husband's knowledge and understanding and also by the studying of the natural laws of health obrained from all good health books on this important subject. If you apply this knowledge in your daily living you will provide for yourself a strong healthy constitution giving you a long life in order for you to further the work of the Lord here on the earth; this knowledge applied will become a great benefactor to those with whom you associate.

If you live the Gospela nd are inspired by the Holy Ghose, your friends will come to you for advice and assistance and throug inspiration from the Lord you will lift them to greater heights of happiness and peace.

Sister Julie-Ann I bless you with the power to overcome all the wily temptations of Satan, but to saftguard yourself against these evils you will need a knowledge of all truth and you can obtain ths by prayer and by the studying of the scriptures. The Lord has told us to "search the scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life and they are they which testify of me" (John 5:38), and so I counsel you to read the standard works of the church, The Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. Prayerfully read some part of the word of the Lord on your own and with your family every day, to receive a knowledge of your Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and to receive those truths which will help you to solve your problems, for the Lord will reveal truths to you in order to assist you in every way possible. Now be content with the life you are leading at the present time, remember not run faster than you can walk in order to prepare every needful thing, prepare yourself for the life in eternity. I bless you with the power and the ability always to seek the welfare of your husband and also your children to have this uppermost in your mind, to be their guide and their benefactor and their director in helping them to receive the happiness and joy which can only come to those who serve the Lord and keep his commandments. Now I bless you with wisdom in managing your finances in such a way that you will pay your tithing, your fast offerings and your other oblations unto the Lord. He has promised to open the windows of Heaven and pour out blessings where there shall not be room enough to receive them (Malachi 1-4) Remember "faith precedes the miracle" for the Lord always keeps his promises.

I bless you with wisdom from on high in order for you to assist your husband in planning and controlling the financial part of your business in such a way that you shall in a very short space of time pay off your debts and remain financially stable, bringing with it that marvelous sense of security.

Most women have the natural intuition to be able to see into the future and to plan in such a way as to benefit the whole of the family.

Julie-Ann I bless you with the knowledge to understand yourself, with the power to overcome your unrighteous desires, to overcome and have control over your emotions. "He who overcomes himself is greater than he who conquers a city". Remember what the Lord has said "That one man and the Lord can conquer a city" and so with the help of the Lord you can conquer yourself and rise above the sordid things of the world, and receive this great knowledge which you need to receive, to assist your husband in this great work which he is engaged in, for you and he together can be a great team in furthering this wonderful work in assisting you Heavenly Father's children to receive the boon of good health and thereby greater happiness.

I bless you as you both work harmoniously together, that you will receive peace and happiness beyond compare.

Sister Julie I bless you in connection with your daughter Yasmin, in as much as you love her with all your heart and as she has been separated from you, which you had no control over. therefore I bless you so that the time will come in the very near future, when the Lord will give you the blessing of having her restored to you in order for you to raise and rear her during her young years, so that you can impress upon her the loving kindness which she needs and also to be able to teach her the things of the Gospel, to teach her to love the Lord with all her heart, to bring her up in your home where she can receive the happiness and the protection and the attention which a child of her age needs at this particular time in her life. As you live righteously and seek the Lord in prayer to have these righteous desires of your heart fulfilled, the Lord will grant these blessings unto you, for he knows that a natural righteous mother desires to raise her child up in righteousness and give her the comfort and the joy and the necessary guidance which she needs in helping her to grow into beautiful womanhood.

So I bless you Julie and say unto you in order for you to be successful, "To trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thin own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct they paths (Prov 3:3-5)

Now I bless Yasmin through you, that she will have health and strength and that she will respond with love to your mother's love and attention and you can enjoy a happy mother and daughter relationship once again.

I bless you now Sister Julie-Ann Beverley Martinovic with all you need to so live that you will be worthy for the Lord to bring you forth in the morning of the first resurrection, clothed with glory, immortality and eternal lives, to receive a crown of glory to rule and reign with your eternal companion and your family in the House of Israel forever.

These are the blessings I seal upon you according to your faithfulness in and through the worthy name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


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