Ministers of Jesus Christ
Church of The Lord Jesus Christ
Assemblies of The Apostolic Faith
Atlanta, Georgia - USA
Apostle Dennis G. Smith, Pastor and Spiritual Overseer

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 Date: December 11, 2022

 To all the Saints of God,

      Grace and peace be unto all the Saints of God around the World.  As this Coronavirus Pandemic continues, we are continually reminding the Saints of God that we are obeying the magistrates and following the guideline of the health and governmental authorities for the safety of all people. 

       Health authorities and governmental officials are now advising people to wear face mask in public gatherings, use social distancing, and get vaccinated for your own health and safety from the Covid-19 virus.  In some places wearing face mask is no longer mandatory in indoor public spaces. 

·         As of December 9, 2022, Covid-19 data indicated that community transmission of Covid-19 is rising and is now in the yellow zone which indicates that community spread is increasing. You should now take extra precaution for your health. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that we are now dealing with a triple demic with the larges infection rate of flu in 10 years and the increasing infection rate of covid-19 along with RSV respiratory infection.

·         Face masks are recommended in public gatherings for individual safety based on your individual health condition and risk.  

·         Gatherings indoors is allowed without face mask, but each individual should be aware of their health risk.

·         Vaccinations and boosters remain the recommended most effective way to control the spread of Covid-19 by health authorities. 

·         Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters are offered to everyone in the State of Georgia. 

      We are open for indoor in-person services with face mask, social distancing, temperature checks and Covid-19 testing. We are also continuing online services through Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.   In-person Baptism and prayer service are available by attending our local service on site, attending our services on Zoom, or emailing your request to: or

         As we obey the Magistrates, we have complete faith that God will continue to hear our prayers and provide a way for us through these uncertain times.

   Romans 13:2-4 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

   TITUS 3:1-2 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.


   This week’s encouraging words of growth focuses on: 

   The Spirit of Adoption by Our Father

The Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, “Abba, Father.”

by Apostle Dennis G. Smith

     The Lord God Jesus Christ is the one and only God who is our Father, who took on flesh and flood through the Virgin Mary to become the son of God, and He is the Holy Ghost that all believers can receive if they commit to overcoming their sinful ways.  When we as Apostolic Christians believers fully realize that the Lord God Jesus Christ is our Father, then we also know that we are in the family of God and separated from the sinful ways of the world.  This does not mean that we do not live and work with worldly people. But it establishes the fact that we are different, that while we live and work among the people of the world who are disobedient to the commandments of God, we are the children of God by adoption which gives us the assurance of eternal life when we live without returning to sinful ways. 

     The children of God are the Sons of God because we have received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the sign following speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives us utterances.  When you understand your need to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, then you can fully appreciate the tarrying service and the absolute need for all believers to wait until they have this real experience with God.  After baptism for the remission of sins, all believers must continue in prayer until they receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  The Lord God Jesus Christ has said that these signs shall follow them that believe.

Mark16:17 - 18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

In simple words, the true believer will receive empowerment and blessings to defeat devils, they will have blessings of bodily healing, and speaking with tongues as the indwelling Spirit of God gives them utterances as signs of their walk with God.  This does not mean that they will not face troubles and body illness, but it reveals that they will have the blessing of eternal victory over all their troubles and enemies because they have the Spirit of the Lord God Jesus Christ dwelling within them as a Child of God by adoption.

Romans 8:8 - 15 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

We as the Children of God, live each day by resisting the temptation of sinful desires of the flesh which is described or explained in the bible as death to the sinful ways.  We live by killing sinful ways every minute of the day, all day long. And though we face troubles and hardships in our daily walk, we are convinced that nothing will separate us from the love of the Lord God Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:35 - 36 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Psalm 44:22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

And because we are the Children of the Lord God Jesus Christ by adoption, true Apostolic Christian believers are delivered from condemnation in the eternal lake of fire, which is the eternal death penalty because we have the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit of the Lord God Jesus Christ within us.  This clearly establishes before all people that the Holy Ghost gives us eternal life. The Apostle Paul teaches us that there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  Apostle Paul expresses in his epistle that Christians are set free from the condemnation because they have been joined to the Lord God Jesus Christ and endowed with the power to overcome all sinful conduct.  This means that all people must be a believer in the Lord God Jesus Christ and receive His Holy Spirit to be set free from condemnation in the eternal lake of fire.

True Apostolic Christian Believers have been adopted into the family of the Lord God Jesus Christ by receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost which makes us heirs with a glorious future of eternal life with God Almighty.

      Apostolic Christian Believers have assurance in our hope of glory because the Lord God Jesus Christ has given us His Holy Spirit as the guarantee of our Salvation. So we should now all realize that if a person does not have the Holy Ghost, they also do not have the assurance of salvation. 

     All people will need to focus their concentration on receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost which is the Lord God Jesus Christ living inside of them if they want have the assurance or guarantee of eternal life.  Each day that a person do not take this as a serious matter they subject themselves to the possibly of eternal suffering in the lake of fire. The true way to know God is to have Him dwelling inside of you.


John 17:1 - 4 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

The Lord God Jesus Christ prayed for all his Children to be kept through his name while he was in the physical bodily form as the Son of God.  He did not pray for the people of the world, He prayed only for those who would become his Children. Since He was leaving the physical visible manifestation in the bodily form known as the Son of God, the believers in Him would need to experience Him in the Spiritual form or manifestation of the Holy Ghost through calling on His Name.

John17:9 - 11 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:25 - 26 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

All should now clearly see that you cannot enter into of the Kingdom of God until you receive the Holy Ghost. You must be born again of water and Spirit. You must receive the adoption of sons to be in the family of God Almighty.  This must become the most important thing in your life.

Galatians 4:5 - 7 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

And when you repent of you sins and is baptized by immersion in water in the Name of Jesus Christ and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, you become a citizen with the Saints and a part of the Household of God.  Do not let the false prophets deceive you with their lying false statements!!! Without obeying the one and only plan of salvation, you are eternally lost even if you prayed the so-called sinner’s prayer.

Ephesians 2:18 - 22 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:   In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

 Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

Ephesians 5:1 - 2 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

The Spirit of Adoption is receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost.  Let no man deceive you by feel good sermons and happy claims by made-up words for salvation. You must be obedient to the word of God to be a follower of the Lord God Jesus Christ as his dear children.

May the Lord Bless you and Keep you and eternally hold you in the center of his will. 

May he open your understanding that you will come to know that you must repent of your sins and be baptized by immersion in water in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins. 

 Then you must continue in prayer to the Lord God Jesus Christ asking him for the Holy Ghost, calling on His Name which is the Lord Jesus Christ and waiting or tarrying until you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with the sign following speaking with other tongues as the spirit gives you utterances.  This experience with God will endow you with power.

 Then you must leave the principles of the doctrine and go on to perfection overcoming the love of the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

 Then you must continue steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine, remembering always that he that endures until the End, the same shall be saved.  In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who is God Almighty. Amen

 With perfect love,
Apostle Dennis G. Smith

   The online service Zoom link is sent out each Sunday at 9:50 am for Eternal Life Church of the Living God and 12:00 noon for the general Ministers of Jesus Christ Church services to the Saints and friends who sent in email addresses.  If you wish to worship with us, please send you email address to: info@mininstersof and we will email you a link to join the service.  We start the zoom services 10 am each Sunday morning. 

  We also start the Thursday Evening Bible Study and Auxiliary meetings at 7:30 pm.  You should attend the meetings for as long as you can to learn all the Doctrines and Rules of the Church and to participate in the operation of the Church. Thank you.

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 (1) Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status if you are high risk for severe disease.

(2) consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public,

(3) talk to your medical provider about other precautions to take,

(4) have a plan for rapid testing if you are exposed and experiencing symptoms,

(5) talk to your medical provider about treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies. If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease: consider self-testing to detect infection before contact and wearing a mask when indoors with them. Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible. Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including testing guidance.

 Everyone should remember the phrase: “My mask protects you; your mask protects me.”