Life as a Mormon
Patriarchal Blessing - Part 8


Charlene's [her blessing] comments: Here's my patriarchal blessing. It tells that I'm from the tribe of Judah, but as the Stake Patriarch knew my family was Jewish, I never viewed it as evidence of divine knowledge. There are some typos in it, but I have left them in--no divine spell checker for the Patriarchs! It's pretty long, but here it is:
Sister CMB, by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood which I hold as the Patriarch of the ****NY Stake of Zion, I place my hands upon your head to pronounce your Patriarchal Blessing.

Our Father in Heaven, I humbly ask Thee to bless each of us with Thy spirit, so that I may be able to give to Charlene her Patriarchal Blessing, that her Blessing will always be a source of strength, comfort, and inspiration to her throughout her life.

Charlene, you are, indeed, a choice and noble daughter of your Heavenly Parents. You have been created in their image and likeness, and you have been sent to the earth in these latter days so that you can prepare for exaltation and eternal life, and to live once again with your Heavenly parents. You are richly blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. the only true and living church of Jesus upon the face of the earth.

During the pre-existence, you were a faithful and valiant spirit who accepted the Plan of Salvation and Jesus Christ as your Savior and Reedemer. You rejoiced at the opportunity to come to earth to experience mortality, to receive a body, to be tried and tested in all things so that you could prove that you are worthy in every way to return and live with your Father in Heaven and receive exaltation and eternal life which is the greatest gift that he can give to you. Always remember who you are and why you have been sent to earth at this time. Never allow anyone or anything to take away from you the great blessing and promises that have been given to you as a daughter of God. I bless you that you may have the faith and the courage to be able to resist the fiery darts of the adversary and to be able to avoid the snares that the adversary will set for you in his efforts to remove you from the safety and security of the gospel.

You truly have a sweet and humble spirit and you are receptive to spiritual things. I urge you to cultivate this gift that you have received from your Father and to use it to strengthen your testimony, to increase your knowledge of the gospel, and to strive for perfection during the days of your probation. Listen to the prompting of the spirit that will come to you when you read and ponder about the scriptures, and when you fast and pray. the spirit will reveal to you the will of your Father in Heaven and some of the mysteries of Godliness. Charlene, learn to discern the voice of the spirit from all of the other voices that you will hear, so that you will never be led astray by wicked and cunning people who want to deceive you and take away the precious gifts that you have. Depend upon the spirit and do not rely upon your own understanding. Acknowledge the hand of the lord in all things, and you will be richly blessed to have the righteous desires of your heart granted unto you.

Charlene, you have been sent to the earth in fulfillment of promises given to you by your Father in Heaven during the pre-existence. You have been reserved to come to the earth in these latter days so that you may partake of the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I declare to you that you have been sent here so that you may accomplish the divine purposes that your Father has given to you. You are to become a savior on Mount Zion in behalf of your kindred dead, many of whom are waiting anxiously for you to take an active interest in their salvation. They cannot become perfect without you, and neither can you become perfect without them. When the sacred ordinances of the gospel are performed in their behalf, generations will be linked together for time and all eternity by the power of the Priesthood. Surely, you will become a part of your ancestors throughout this reat and important work that the Lord has given to you to accomplish. You are also to become a wife and mother in Zion and to bring choice spirit children of you Father in Heaven into this life. You and your husband will be richly blessed by being parents of choice spirits that your Father in Heaven has reserved to come to the earth at this time. I bless you with joy and rejoicing in your posterity; being a wife and mother in Zion will be the most important work that you will do during your life.

I bless in the Lord's time that the spirit will move upon you in an unmistakenable way so that you will know that you are to find your eternal companion, a choice young man who is a worthy Elder in Israel, with whom you will enter into a period of courtship that will culminate in your temple marriage when you will kneel at the altar and be sealed together for time and all eternity in the new and everlasting covenant of marriage. Your temple marriage will be the gateway for you and your husband to enter into the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom where you may have an eternal increase worlds without end.

Charlene, you must be vigilant during the days of your probation. Put the establishment of Zion and the building up of the Kingdom of God first in your life, and all things will be added unto you.

The Lord has blessed you with a keen mind and intellect, and with the ability to quickly learn and understand. This gift will help you to obtain your education and to teach your children about this life and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I bless you that you will be able to attend college and prepare for a career that will enable you to support and sustain your family. College will also be the place where you will find your eternal companion.

Be faithful and dilligent in everything that you undertake in this life. Do the very best you can, according to your capabilities, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities that will be given to you because this is the way that you will increase your talents and acquire further knowledge that will help you to prepare to live in the Celestial Kingdom.

Charlene, I declare unto you your lineage. You are truly a daughter of Israel, through the loins of Judah, and you are entitled to receive all of the blessings that have been given to the posterity of Father Abraham, who is your progenitor. I bless you that you will come to know and to understand the importance and significance of your lineage as a daughter of Judah. Be proud of your heritage as an Israelite. Great blessings await you as the lord fulfills all of his promises made to the house of Israel in these latter days. Surely, you will have the opportunity to help your Father in Heaven to bring to pass his work and his glory as you labor in Zion and help to restore and gather together the House of Israel in preparation for the return of the Savior.

I bless you that you may have joy and happiness in doing the work of the Lord, in raising your family, and in helping your brothers and sisters. All of the work that you do, and all of the preparations that you make during your life will help you to fulfill the responsibilities that you will be given during the millenial reign of the Savior, and prepare you to receive your exaltation.

I bless you, as a daughter of Israel, that you may come forth in the morning of the first resurrection clothed with glory, immortality, and eternal life. All of these blessings I seal upon you, through your faithfulness, in the name of the Holy One of Israel, even Jesus Christ, Amen.

(Signed)RFB, Stake Patriarch

A few of my (Charlene's) comments:
I love how the Lord needs my help in establishing the kingdom of Zion. What kind of deity can't do it himself? And I love how it warns me not to trust my own understanding--translation: blindly swallow whatever 'truths' we are feeding you at the time. And the biggest question I had after my PB, I never asked anyone, so I'll ask it now: Prior to receiving my PB, I had been quite ill and I received a priesthood blessing from my bishop who said that "no matter what you don't need to worry--you are guaranteed to go straight to the Celestial Kingdom due to your righteousness". Well, I guess the Bishop didn't expect me to survive, but I did. And when I received my PB and there was all the stuff about getting to the CK on condition of faithfulness, I wondered how I could have a "guarantee", but then have it rescinded. But the Bishop who had given me the blessing had told me that I could never tell anyone else the contents of that blessing, since it might upset others to know I was definitely going to the CK. Well, here I am, telling, and waiting for the Lightening Bolts!!!!! So far, so good. Anyway, isn't it sad to think how brainwashed we all were.

Thank God I am out of there. "Free, free, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!"

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