65 Questions and Answers About Patriarchal Blessings

65 Questions and Answers About Patriarchal Blessings

by Alonzo Gaskill

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65 Questions and Answers About Patriarchal Blessings by Alonzo Gaskill

Want to know if you're ready to receive a patriarchal blessing? Who to share it with once you have it? Or how to interpret your blessing? This enlightening book will help you prepare for and make the most of your patriarchal blessing. With quick answers to all your questions and a firm foundation in the scriptures, this is a must-read for youth, parents, and leaders.

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ISBN-13: 9781462121717
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Sales rank: 384,551
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Introduction 1

What is a Patriarchal Blessing?

1 What is a patriarchal blessing? 4

2 When was the first patriarchal blessing given? 8

3 What makes a patriarchal blessing different from other priesthood blessings I've received? 11

4 Who can receive a patriarchal blessing? 13

5 Should a person who has a severe intellectual disability receive a patriarchal blessing? 14

6 How is a patriarchal blessing given? 16

7 Is there a structure or format that patriarchal blessings generally follow? 18

8 What portions of my life can my patriarchal blessing address? 20

9 Will my patriarchal blessing speak about every major life event? 23

10 Do the promises in my patriarchal blessing pertain only to this life? 25

11 What if some of the promises made in my blessing are not fulfilled? 27

12 Can promises in my blessing be fulfilled through my posterity instead of through me? 30

13 How many patriarchal blessings can I receive from a stake patriarch? 32

14 What do patriarchal blessings have to do with Christ-the focus of all we do in the Church? 34

What is a Patriarch?

15 What is a patriarch? 38

16 Since patriarch is an office in the Melchizedek Priesthood, is there a General Church Patriarch that presides over the stake patriarchs? 41

17 Who can give a patriarchal blessing? 44

18 How is a patriarch called? 48

19 How does a patriarch know what to say in the blessings he pronounces? 50

20 Would a different patriarch give me the exact same blessing? 55

21 How do you refer to a patriarch? 57

22 Why does the patriarch sir on the stand during stake conference? 58

23 Can I go to the stake patriarch to get a blessing other than a patriarchal blessing? 60

Understanding Your Patriarchal Lineage

24 What are the tribes of Israel, and from which tribe are most members of the Church? 62

25 What is the purpose of declaring one's lineage in a patriarchal blessing? 65

26 Is it possible for me to be from a different lineage or tribe than my parents or siblings? 71

27 Does it matter if I am literally of the blood of Israel or adopted into the house of Israel? 73

28 What if my patriarch forgets to declare my lineage when he gives me my patriarchal blessing? 75

29 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Ephraim? 76

30 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Manasseh? 81

31 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Reuben? 84

32 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Simeon? 87

33 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Levi? 90

34 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Judah? 94

35 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Issachar? 97

36 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Zebulun? 100

37 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Benjamin? 103

38 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Dan? 105

39 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Naphtali? 108

40 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Gad? 110

41 What blessings, admonitions, or warnings did Israel and Moses pronounce upon Asher? 112

42 What does it mean if my blessing says I am "of Joseph", or "of Abraham", or that I have "a mission to the lost tribes", instead of declaring me to be of a specific tribe of Israel? 114

Preparing for Your Patriarchal Blessing

43 How old should I be when I receive my patriarchal blessing? 118

44 Are there any wrong reasons for getting a patriarchal blessing? 121

45 Do I need some kind of recommend to get a patriarchal blessing? 122

46 Whar if I don't speak the same language as my stake patriarch? 124

47 How can I best prepare myself to receive my patriarchal blessing? 125

48 What consequences will unworthiness have upon my blessing? 129

49 Who should be in attendance when I receive my patriarchal blessing? 132

50 What if I am afraid to receive a patriarchal blessing? 134

51 Can I make an audio recording of my blessing when the patriarch gives it? 136

Once You Have Received Your Patriarchal Blessing

52 How long will it take for the typed copy of my blessing to arrive? 138

53 What are some ways to get the most out of my patriarchal blessing? 139

54 How do I interpret my patriarchal blessing? 149

55 Why do some people say that the meaning of their blessing has changed over time? 153

56 How will regularly reading and thinking about my patriarchal blessing influence my testimony? 155

57 Is keeping the commandments sufficient to realize all of the blessings promised to me? 158

58 What is meant by the promise that I will come forth in the morning of the First Resurrection? 160

59 Why did God mention certain gifts of the Spirit in my patriarchal blessing? 162

60 What role will my spouse's blessing play in my life? 165

61 What if my blessing isn't very long? 167

62 Is it okay for me to read someone else's patriarchal blessing or to share mine with others? 169

63 What if my blessing doesn't contain any extravagant promises? 172

64 How much credence should I put in things I hear have been said in other people's patriarchal blessings? 175

65 Why is a copy of my blessing sent to Church headquarters? 177

Epilogue 179

About the Author 181

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Anonymous 11 months ago
I loved the short chapters. I must've read my blessing between each one, and will never read it carelessly again. This has really helped me to appreciate the gift my blessing is.