Lets discuss the Patriarchal Blessing of Lorenzo Snow Given by Joseph Smith, Sr.
Given 15 December 1836 in Kirtland Temple
Brother Snow. In the name of Jesus Christ, and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood, I lay my hands upon thy head, and give to thee a Father’s Blessing. I ask God to have mercy upon thee, who art but a youth. Thou hast been diligent in thy application to learn; God has looked upon thee from all eternity and has been bountiful in gifts. He has given thee intelligence, talent, and great faculties of mind, that thou might be useful in His cause. Thou hast a great work to perform. God has called thee to the ministry. Thou must preach the gospel to the inhabitants of the earth. Thou shalt become a mighty man. Thou shalt have great faith, even like the brother of Jared. Thou shalt have power to translate thyself from one planet to another. And power to go to the moon, if thou desire; power to preach to the spirits in prison; power to render the veil and see Jesus Christ at the right hand of the Father. There shall not be a mightier man on earth than thou. Thy faith shall increase and grow stronger, until it shall become like Peter; **Thou shalt restore the sick; the diseased shall send to thee their aprons and handkerchiefs, and by thy touch, their owners shall be made whole. ** Thou shalt have power over unclean spirits. At thy command the powers of darkness shall stand back, and devils shall flee away.
**If expedient, the dead shall rise, and come forth at thy bidding – even those who have long slept in the dust. ** Thou shalt have long life – live to the age of Moses, yet shall not be old. Age shall not come upon thee. The vigor of thy mind shall not be abated, and the vigor of thy body shall be preserved. Thou shalt have power to stand in the flesh and see Jesus Christ come in the clouds. No power on earth shall be able to take thy life, so long as thy life shall be useful to the children of men. Thou shalt preach the gospel as long as there is an ear to hear, or a head to bless. Thou must open thy mouth and the Lord will fill it with arguments. Thy voice shall cause the earth to tremble. Thou must pray for thy kindred and be diligent and they shall all receive a Celestial Glory.
Thou art the seed and lineage of Abraham thru the loins of Joseph and Ephraim and thou art entitled to these blessings. God will give thee a companion of thy hearts desire, and thou shalt have prosperity. Thy sons shall be large and mighty men, even large in stature. Thou shalt sit in council with the One Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand and be able to sing the songs. This is thy blessing, of the Holy Priesthood, I seal thee up to eternal life.
Amen and Amen.
Taken from the family records of Lillion Melba Duke Yeats.
Let’s start with the bolded sections, Did Lorenzo Snow do any of the things that Joseph Smith Sr. claim he would do?