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: January 15, 2023

 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. 

·   January 6, 2023, community transmission of Covid-19 is now in the yellow zone which indicates that community spread is increasing. You should continue to take extra precautions 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: 

   A Separated Holy Lifestyle

by Apostle Dennis G. Smith


2Corinthians 6:17 - 18 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

We are different from the people of the world because we believe and obey the word of God.  We order our steps every day in the word of God.  And when people approach us to entice us to commit sin, our response is continual rejection of the sinful behavior of the people who do not live in obedience to the word of God.  We are surrounded by fornicators, liars, murderers, thieves, adulterers, sexual lewdness and all sorts of sinful ways that the people of the world continually practice and yet we set ourselves to never participate or live the lifestyle of the sinful people who live around us in our daily life.  We are committed to live the separated Holy Lifestyle!! 

We are like a tree planted by the waters which bring forth good fruit because we are well nourished so that our leaves donot die and fade away.  And the word of God continues to increase us, giving us success all the days of our natural life and for all eternity.

Psalms1:1 - 3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

And because all true believers who are genuine Apostolic Christians will always prosper because all things work together for our good, we are able to bear the reproach of Jesus Christ and troubles that we will face and are facing each day because the Lord God Jesus Christ is with us and dwells withing us.  For now we have no city or place to dwell where only the Holy people live, but we seek the one to come.

Hebrews 13:11 - 14 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.  Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

  When we reject the sinful ways of ungodly worldly people, it should not seem strange to us that we experience pain, suffering, mockery and are many times ridiculed through fiery trials from wicked people.  All Saints of God must recognize that we are soldiers on the battlefield for the Lord God Jesus Christ and the enemy will attack us.  But we will have victory over them with everlasting comfort in the end and have eternal exceeding joy.  We will have the last laugh over Satan and all the people who continue to practice evil ways.  But for now we must learn to rejoice when we partake in the suffering of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because we are separated from the lifestyle of worldly evil people.

1Peter 4:12 - 16 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part, he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

As you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

2Corinthians 1:7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

If you are reproached, rejected, and talked about by those who resent you for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, you must rejoice because you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God is upon you.  Those making fun of you are committing blasphemy on their part, but on your part, the Lord God Jesus Christ is being glorified.

1Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part, he is glorified.

When the Apostle Peter and the other Apostles were beaten for the word of God, they counted it joy that they were counted worthy to suffer for the Name of Jesus Christ. And they went away rejoicing, they did not become angry and start accusing God or anyone else, but they counted their hardship as joy.  We must all learn to look upon our daily fight the same way, counting it joy for the suffering and sacrifices that we endure to spread the Word of God to all creatures. 

Acts 5:40 - 42 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for the time we live in the natural body, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

Hebrews 11:24 - 26 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

Be of Good courage and count it all joy when you live a holy lifestyle separated from the sinful ways of evil people if you experience rejection for living a Holy life.

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.

       You are invited to attend and be a part of the Ministers of Jesus Christ Church Services each Sunday which are also published on Facebook through Holy Tabernacle, Ministers of Jesus Christ Apostolic Church, and Ministers of Jesus Christ Church or Dennis Smith Facebook timeline.  

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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.”