Ministers of Jesus Christ
Assemblies of The Apostolic Faith
Atlanta, Georgia - USA
Apostle Dennis G. Smith, Pastor and Spiritual Overseer
AM I A SAINT OF GOD???
Written by: Apostle S.C. Johnson
Additions and editing by: Apostle Dennis G. Smith
The Truth now declared by: Ministers of Jesus Christ
Without Holiness no man shall see the Lord!!!
Without Holiness no man shall see the Lord. You may join every church in the world. You may become bishop, preacher or deacon, but without Holiness no man shall see the Lord. There are thousands upon thousands, both white and black, who are church-goers and belong to all kinds of denominations who call themselves Christians. But they say they are not holy. But I want to say to you again in the language of Scriptures: Without holiness no man will see the Lord (Heb. 12:14; Eph. 1:3-4). Jesus is coming For a holy church which is a spirit-filled people baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38), baptized with the Holy Ghost with signs following, speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:4), which is the only way to be holy.
Dear reader, if you haven't got it like the Bible say it, your worship is in vain; for Jesus said: "In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men". (Matt. 15:9)
Some say no one can live holy in this world. Jesus
said; "He that believeth on me as the scripture hath said" (John 7:39). The
scripture says, without holiness no man shall see the lord. (Hebrews 12:14)
The scripture says in Ephesians 1:4, "He hath chosen us in him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him
in love." Some will ask how can anyone live holy when they were born in sin?
Jesus said men must get the birth of the Spirit. (John 3:3) "Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
This birth of the Spirit enables one to live holy here in this world.
is born of the Spirit, his nature is changed and his affections are set on
things above and not on the
things on earth. (Colossians 3:2) Without
the new birth which consists of water and Spirit no one is born again, and can
live a life for God. Jesus said you must be born again. You must get the New
Birth. Without it your worship is in vain. You can preach, pray, sing,
testify, and dance, but without the new birth, it is all in vain. Read Matthew
15:8-9. "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips, but their heart is far from me." But in vain they do worship
me, teaching for doctrines the commandment of men. Matt. 15:8-9 That is why I
say to everyone, if you don't want it like the Bible outlines it, stay home
and don't go to any of the false churches under the sun because it is all in
vain. Don't pay dues to go to hell, go free. You have to pay enough when you
get there. Every Pope, President, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher and whosoever he
or she may be, must be born again. The new birth consists of the water baptism
in the name of Jesus Christ and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in
tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:4, Acts2:38)
Let me tell you in
plain words, whosoever does not have it like this is lost and on his way to an
everlasting lake of fire.
Some try to condemn the signs that Jesus said would
follow the believers saying you do not have to speak in tongues. This is
another trick of the devil to offset the truth and cause men and women to be
They say you have the Holy Ghost without speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. There is no scripture that will support such teaching. We must take what the Bible says: "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils.
They shall speak with tongues; (Mark 16:17). These are
words of Jesus. Every believer will speak with new tongues according to Mark
chapter 16, Acts 10:46, and whosoever he or she may be that says they have the
Holy Ghost and never spoke in tongues, I will have to say to them. "Let God be
true, but every man a liar."
If you are a believer then according to the words of Jesus you will speak in another language when the Holy Ghost is come upon you, just as others did when it came upon them. ..
To be holy, is to be separate from sin. This is the bottom line Doctrine of Holiness.
Jesus Christ is our example for what we must be!!!
For even here unto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
I Peter 2:21
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
I Peter 2:22
For such an high priest became us who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and made higher than the heavens. Hebrews 7:26
To follow the steps of Jesus Christ we must be born again!!!
Jesus Christ was baptized by immersion in water and the Holy Ghost ascended on him like a dove.
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
And Jesus answering said unto him, suffer it to be so now : for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness..
And Jesus when he was baptized went up straightway out of the water and, Lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending Like a dove, and Lighting upon him:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well Pleased. Matthew 3:13-17,Mark 1:9-10, Luke 3:21-32
Jesus Christ baptized and through his disciples baptized more disciples than John!!
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them and baptized. John 3:22
..the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John.(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciple,) John 4:1-2
Jesus commanded that we be baptized by immersion in water in his name ..
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the
And said unto them, "Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to
suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remissions of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:45-47
Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:19
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved and he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16.
Verily, verily I say unto you, except a man be born of water and spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. John 3:5
We obtain this new birth by repenting of our sins and being baptized by immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sin and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, with the sign following, speaking with new or other tongues as the spirit of God gives utterance .
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the Apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord Our God shall call.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort saying save yourselves from this untoward generation. Acts 2:37-40
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49
And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:4-5
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance Acts 2:4
After one has the new birth, one is a new creature. Holy, which is separate from sin. Having all his sins washed away and the power to sin no more.
And now why tarried thou? Arise, be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:16-17
We then have the answer of a Good conscience toward God.
.. The long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the Ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth now also save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1Peter 3:20-21
Once we are free of sins we become servants of God unto holiness and everlasting life.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants of God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Romans 6:18, and 6:22
We must never walk again according to what we knew or the way we were. We must sin no more!
..go and sin no more. John 8:11
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. John 8:32
That ye put off the conversation of the old man which is corrupt according to deceitful lust; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and
true Holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds:
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. Colossians 3:9-10
Most people do not believe it is possible to live a life that is without sin. When they express this thought, in all essence they are saying that they do not believe that they can be saved.
For as has been said before I repeat again, Without holiness no man shall see the Lord!! Hebrews 12:14
After we have been filled with the Holy Ghost, we now have the power to stop, cease, and sin no more!!
But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
We must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, which is the only name given whereby men must be saved.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossian 3:17
Neither is their salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
When we are baptized by immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ we are buried with Christ in baptism. We then rise again from this grave of water without sin.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, .......Colossians 3:1
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Romans 6:3
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of Life. Romans 6:4
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Romans 6:5
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed that henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:6
God has granted us power to serve him in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life without fear!!! Luke 1:74-75
Our hearts or inner feelings, emotions, attitudes, personality or whatever modern vernacular calls them, must abound in love, that even our inner being, the hidden man unseen by the natural eye, must be unblameable in holiness (without sin) before God.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. Ephesians 1:4
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and towards all men, even as we do toward you: I Thessalonians 3:12
To the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. I Thessalonians 3:13
We must possess our carnal nature, body (vessel), earthly tabernacle in holiness, without sin, remembering that it is the tabernacle of the Holy Ghost, for our bodies are the true temple of God.
This is the will of God . . . . . that everyone of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor. Thessalonians 4:3-4
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God
dewelleth in you?
I Corinthians 3:16
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. I Corinthians 3:17
Even our speech must be holy, without sin!!!
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. James 1:26
For he that will love life, and see good days let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: I Peter 3:10
Remember: that we are saved by washing of regeneration (baptism in water) and the renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5
We must keep ourselves unspotted before the world!!!
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
Ye are the temple of God, as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. II Corinthians 6:16
Come out from among them and be ye separate saith the Lord. II Corinthians 6:17
If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. I John 2:15
He that committeth sin (continues in sin, or continues to practice sinful ways) is of the devil.. John 3:7-10
We must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. II Corinthians 7:1
For if we sin willfully after having received the knowledge of the truth, (continue to commit crimes, lying, stealing, sensual and immoral sexual acts, immoral clothing, pride in jewelry, pride in grooming etc..) there remain no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:26-27
But the fearful( cowards, people who are afraid to follow Christ because of what others might say about them or do to them),
and unbelieving (people who do not believe that Jesus Christ is God Almighty, his virgin birth, His death and resurrection, his ascension and exaltation, his second coming to rule the whole world with a rod of iron, and the continuation of his gloried body for eternity as God all in all),
and the abominable (people who are uncaring and unconcerned about the well being of others, who continuously do evil to others as to cause the generation of hatred and intense dislike),
and murderers (people who intentionally kill innocent people to promote themselves, because of hatred or dislike)
and whoremongers (people who have multiple sexual partners or have sexual relationships with more than one person who they are not married to ),
and sorcerers (drug abusers, people who are guided by addictive behavior, magical arts, witchcraft, demons or evil spirits and not by the Spirit of God),
and idolaters ( people who do not put God first and put anyone or anything before God, their father, mother, children, home , job, false Gods, kings and queens, political or religious leaders, etc. ),
and all liars ( people who knowingly make untruth statements by word of mouth, on written documents, do not pay their bills, omit things for the purpose of deception, etc..) shall have their part in the lake of fire which burneth with fire and brimstone.. Rev 21:8.
That God open your understanding is our prayer that whosoever believes and obeys might be saved.
For the Grace of that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly (humble, in plain attire, as men of low estate) righteously, and godly, in this present world
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the Great God and Our Savior"Jesus Christ" Titus 2:11-13
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