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Darvil Burns McBride & Josephine Phillips McBride

 
 

OUR PATRIARCHAL BLESSINGS

 

 

DARVIL BURNS MCBRIDE -- PATRIARCHAL BLESSING

 

Thatcher, Arizona, August 15, 1950

 

A blessing given under the hands of Patriarch Marius Mickelson upon the head of Darvil Burns McBride, son of Robert Franklin McBride and Clara Sims, born December 27, 1908, at Pima, Arizona.

 

Brother Darvil Burns McBride, agreeable to your desire and in the authority of the Holy Priesthood, I place my hands upon your head and in all humility and faith pronounce upon you a Patriarchal Blessing that will increase your confidence in the Lordís glorious work.

 

You have received a testimony of the Gospel which will continue to grow within you according to your diligence and usefulness in the Church. You have made covenants with the Lord in His Holy House, whereby greater responsibilities were placed upon you; and you have received the Holy Priesthood of the Son of God. And I say to you, dear Brother McBride, honor that Priesthood and the Lord will honor you; for great responsibilities will be placed upon you and there fore I say, seek the spirit of humility, for through that spirit you will know what to do when responsible questions come be fore you; for you shall enjoy this spirit of discernment, which is your right and privilege, if you will only seek the Lord for His guidance.

 

You will be called to fill responsible positions in the Church of Jesus Christ, and by seeking the Lord in all sincerity you shall be able to accomplish every responsibility that will be placed upon you.

 

You are entitled to this blessing for you are of the chosen seed of Israel, a descendent of Joseph through his son Ephraim.

 

Trials will come your way, but they will only make you more faithful and sincere.

 

You will be called to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, to warn the world against sin and wickedness which prevails today greater than it has ever done before. The judgment is being poured out and will be poured out upon the wicked, for they will not repent. And great joy and comfort will come to you that you have been called to warn your fellow men.

 

I seal upon you the blessings of life and health and strength that you may live and accomplish the mission for which you came upon the earth. You will be able to convince the honest in heart of the truthfulness of the gospel; for knowledge and wisdom shall come to you from the Lord and you shall know to give the proper advice and counsel to those that are in need.

 

The spirit of the Lord shall follow you and you will be able to overcome every obstacle that comes your way.

 

I say to you, dear Brother, receive the spirit of humility and you shall never be disappointed.  The power of the Priesthood shall  rest upon you. You shall enjoy the gift of healing and you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover; and I say to you exercise that gift, for it is yours.

 

Every blessing your heart can desire in righteousness shall come to you.

 

You shall have part in a glorious resurrection and enjoy; immortality and eternal life in the Celestial Kingdom of our Father, where you will stand as a Prince of Peace among the people of God; for I seal these blessings upon you in the authority the Lord has given me and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.     (#1095)

 

 

 

JOSEPHINE PHILLIPS MCBRIDE -- PATRIARCHAL BLESSING

 

Thatcher, Arizona, August 15, 1950

 

A blessing given under the hands of Patriarch Marius Mickelson upon the head of Josephine Phillips McBride, daughter of David Dee Phillips and Nettie Jones, born June 8, 1912, at Thatcher, Arizona.

 

Sister Josephine McBride, by the authority of the Holy Priesthood which the Lord has permitted me to bear, I place my hands upon your head and in all faith and humility pronounce upon you a Patriarchal Blessing that will increase your faith in the Lordís glorious work upon the earth; and I say to you, dear Sister, the Lord loves you for your faith and confidence in Him and your mistakes in life are forgiven. You are accepted in His sight and His power will rest upon you, for you are one of His chosen daughtersóa valiant spirit in the Spirit World to come here and accomplish a mission in mortality, a wonderful privilege that you will more fully realize in time to come.

 

You are a descendent of the chosen seed of Israel, a descendent of Joseph through his son Ephraim. Every blessing the Lord promised to them and their descendants shall be verified in your behalf.

 

Your progenitors were god fearing people, and they have given to you this wonderful inheritance that you have faith in the Living God. And it will become your responsibility to teach that to your children that they also may grow up in a knowledge of the Gospel and bring to your greater comfort than anything else in the world. As the mother has greater influence over her children, so also is the responsibility equally great for their mother.

 

You shall be protected from sickness and harm and live until you have accomplished the mission for which you came upon the earth. You shall not be laid low in sickness, for the Lord will watch over you and sustain and comfort you in all that you undertake to do; for I seal upon you the blessings of life and health and strength, and wisdom and understanding shall come to you from on High. You shall be protected from the power of the destroyer, and the angels of Heaven shall have charge concerning you, and you shall feel their influence that will encourage you to greater usefulness in the Church of Jesus Christ.

 

I say to you, Sister Josephine, teach your children the value of purity; for sin and wickedness rule the world; that they may grow up and become useful, valuable instruments in forwarding the Lordís great work upon the earth, and joy and comfort will come to you. You will live and see some wonderful changes; for people on the earth, and if you are faithful to Him and His cause, you shall see Him face to face.

 

The blessings of the Lord will follow you wherever you go, and you and your dear ones shall never be in want. So I say to you, be of good cheer; there is a wonderful future before you. Be grateful to the Lord that you have come on earth in this most eventful time the world has ever known.

 

You shall have part in a glorious resurrection, and enjoy immortality and eternal life in the Celestial Kingdom of our Father; for I seal these blessings upon you in the authority the Lord has given me and they will surely be fulfilled, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.    (#1094)

 

 
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