temple of the Lord; and thousands of others have received
the same blessings in the same way.
President Young received revelations in that temple, and
there are yet many revelations to be received in the last days,
concerning the redemption of the dead and many other sub-
jects, but they will all be manifest in due time through the
proper authority unto the Church and Kingdom of God.
There are many other manifestations of the power of God
and the revelations of Jesus Christ to us in our lives. We
have been called by revelation to give endowments for many
persons now dead, who, when living, were honorable men of
the earth, and some who were prominent in our nation, but
who were not members of our family.
But I have said sufficient upon this branch of the sub-
PATRIARCHAL BLESSINGS AND THEIR FULFILLMENT—PRE-
DICTIONS IN MY OWN BLESSING—GOLD-DUST FROM CALIFORNIA—TAUGHT BY AN ANGEL—STRUGGLE WITH
EVIL SPIRITS—ADMINISTERED TO BY ANGELS—WHAT
ANGELS ARE SENT TO THE EARTH FOR.
THE duty of a Patriarch is to bestow blessings upon his
posterity and the children of men.
In a revelation (Doc, and Cov., Sec. 107), the Lord says that
"Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth,
Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who
were all High Priests, with the residue of his posterity who
were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and
there bestowed upon them his last blessings. * * And
Adam * * predicted whatsoever should befall his pos-
terity unto the last generation. These things are all written
"Leaves From My Journal," p. 105, The Wilford Woodruff Papers, accessed May 29, 2022, https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/documents/11947e8e-ba52-4039-a6e3-59781ce48462/page/bc8567fe-adef-403e-8e1b-76c8cf320482