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

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Date: March 27, 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 continue to strongly encourage people to wear face coverings in public gatherings and use social distancing, wash your hands, and get tested to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  In some places wearing face mask is mandatory in indoor public spaces.
     We are continuing limited 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:
 Actions and Teachings of the Biblical Apostles (part 8)
By Apostle Dennis G. Smith
     I Hope that during this series all people can see that we are focusing on the Apostle’s Doctrine.  Most of the tracts and biblical literature written by different Apostolic Church Organizations all contains similar and, in some cases, the same statements.  Because most Oneness Apostolic Assemblies teach similar things, our writing is actually an edited version of the beliefs and tractural writings of most Oneness Apostolic Pentecostal Church organizations.   

     We  focus and emphasize the need for each generation to teach and preach the same thing that the Apostle’s taught so that there will be no divisions or strife among the true Apostolic believers.  By emphasizing the core doctrine of the Apostles, all people should be able to achieve a bible right salvation and spread the truth to the entire world. This should enable all people to recognize false prophets, false teachers, and false doctrine anywhere it is taught throughout the entire world.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us Holiness, to be holy and commands us to live a holy lifestyle…
After we are saved from sin, we are commanded, "Go, and sin no more (John 8:11)
1Peter 1:15 - 16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 1Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us to live soberly, righteously, and Godly in this present world. (Titus 2:12)
Titus 2:12 - 14 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; TIT2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; TIT2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that without holiness no one shall see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)
Hebrews 12:14 - 17 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  HEB12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; HEB12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. HEB12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us to present our bodies as holy, acceptable unto God. (Romans 12:1)
Romans 12:1 - 2   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. ROM12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us to be holy in cleansing ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit in the fear of God. (II Corinthians 7:1)
2Corinthians 7:1 - 2 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that whosoever is a friend of the world is the enemy of God, therefore we must separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4).
James 4:1 - 8 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?  James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?  James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
      The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (I Peter 4:18)
1Peter 4:15 - 18 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. 1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  1Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that we will receive the power to live a holy life through receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost also known as the Holy Spirit. "Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you" (Acts 1:8).
Acts1:3 - 9 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:  ACT1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. ACT1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. ACT1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?  ACT1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. ACT1:8 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 Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. ACT1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches Divine Healing.  It does not matter who disagrees with the ways in which healing occurs with or without medical treatment.
God has made Himself known through the ages by miraculous healings and has made special provisions in the age of grace to heal all who will come to Him in faith and obedience. Divine healing was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus Christ, especially by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5 ; Matthew 8:16-17 ; I Peter 2:24).
Isaiah 53:1 - 5 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?  Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:4 Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Matthew 8:16 - 17 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:  Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

1Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

 The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that the Lord Jesus went about healing all manner of sickness and disease. (Matthew 4:23-24)
Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. MAT4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. MAT4:25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
    The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that the Lord Jesus commanded His disciples to heal the sick. (Matthew 10:8).
Matthew 10:5 - 8 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:  Matthew 10:06 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew10:07 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 10:08 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
    The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that these signs will follow those who believe the gospel, "They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:18)
 Mark 16:17 - 19 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mark 16:18 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. Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
    The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that through prayer healing from sickness and miracles are available today according to the will of God. There is no sickness or disease too hard for God. Everyone who is a believer can he healed by the power of God without medical aid or with medical aid because all healing is brought about through the power of God.  We can do nothing without him!!
James 5:13 - 16 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:  James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
We continue with a Message of continual determination … “At Even time, it shall be Light”
“At Evening Time, It Shall Be Light”
An edited testimony
The purpose to restore the truth as taught by the Apostle’s Doctrine continues to be the goal of what is commonly called the restoration movement.  The emphasis on living of a Holy lifestyle sometimes referred to as instantaneous and progressive sanctification is that act of God by which believers overcome the original sinful nature, or depravity, and is given a new nature or put on the new man which brings the believer into a state of being entirely with all their heart devoted to God. 

     The Believer is perfected in obedience to the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ and perfected in love for all mankind including enemies.  This complete holiness and entire sanctification is accomplished when the Believer is led by the Spirit of God received by the baptism with or infilling of the Holy Spirit, also known as receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost with the sign following of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives them utterance in which the obedient believer has a real experience with God Almighty. The power from the Spirit of God results in the cleansing of the heart from sin and the abiding, indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, empowering the believer to live a holy lifestyle in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.

      Salvation and progressive sanctification is provided by the blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by grace through faith. This brief summary is what drives the Apostolic believers to restore the truth and to continue the truth for all generations.

     God performed a miracle on the earth that defied all laws of science and logic—the restoration of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Faith in this present evening time. We look for light in the morning, at high noon, or in the late afternoon, but no one for light at evening time.
     "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people (Isaiah 60:2) But….” at evening time, it shall be light." (Zechariah 14:7)

     We are rejoicing because, indeed, that light has come in all its fullness and is shining brighter even unto that more perfect day!

      In looking back upon our glorious past and most holy inheritance, we see how the selected an uncertain country boy from Edge comb County, North Carolina and raised and strengthened him in the Word of God. Within the heart of this courageous pioneer, God set ablaze a burning light of truth that no man could extinguish and inspired him with an undying vision of salvation, full and free, for all of race, creed, or color.

     We believe in the purpose of Apostle Johnson and many other oneness Apostolic preachers whose goal was to preach the Whole Truth of God once again to all the world after hundreds of years of incessant or continuing and uninterrupted spiritual darkness.

     The goal of true people of God is to give a sure witness to all people on the earth about the totality of spiritual enlightenment returning from the throne Of God, that divine revelation is flowing. The eyes of the blind is beginning to see, the spiritually lame are leaping for joy, and the corrosive forces of sin and false doctrine is still being most effectively combated by the two-edged sword of the Word of God. The restoration and continuation of the Holy Apostolic Church in all its power is Marching On.

     Let all the Saints be reassured that the Truth of God, the Apostle’s Doctrine is marching on and will never be defeated!!!     

    The Lord Jesus Christ who is God Almighty has permitted Apostle S. C. Johnson and others to leave The Church a most precious legacy: They willed us the Word of God Almighty.  And we continue in the precious jewels of verbal praise that "THE VICTORY IS OURS, IT'S ALRIGHT NOW. GIVE GOD THE GLORY."

    Apostle Johnson, Apostle Shelton, and others were faithful servants of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  They served and obeyed the Lord Day after day, week after week and year after year. Pestilence did not deter or drive them away, neither did hunger, famine, distress, tribulation, or persecution. But they remained at their post.

     All of us who love the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are laboring faithfully to hear him say, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." (Matthew 25:23)
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 God asking him for the Holy Ghost, calling on the Name of 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.  
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
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     Everyone age 5 and older.  Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 5 and older. People younger than 18 years of age are not authorized to receive either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
• Vaccination remains the most effective protection against COVID-19
• Practice social distancing
• Frequently wash hands
• Frequent cleaning of public and high touch areas
• Practice telework and staggered office schedules where feasible, with safety measures
• Non-essential City facilities may open to the public. Masking will be mandated for now and the number of persons indoors may be limited to avoid crowding
Social Distancing guidelines:
• Social distancing means staying away from close contact in public spaces. It includes actions like staying out of places where lots of people gather and maintaining distance — approximately 6 feet — from others.
• Social distancing also includes minimizing contact with people when possible, limiting nonessential travel, working from home, and skipping social gatherings.
• All people should practice social distancing — not just those who are seriously ill or at high risk.
• Social distancing is a proven way to slow the spread of pandemics.
When to Wear a Mask:
Those who are staying home and have no close contact with people who are infected with COIVID-19 do not need a mask most of the time. However, wearing a nonmedical or homemade mask may be helpful in certain situations or for certain populations. Wear a Mask when:
• Shopping at essential businesses, like grocery stores or pharmacies.
• While visiting your health care provider.
• Traveling on public transportation.
• Interacting with customers/clients at essential businesses.
• When feeling sick, coughing, or sneezing.
• In all public spaces indoors and outdoors.
Because homemade masks protect everyone else from the droplets created by the wearer, it is important that as many people as possible wear these masks when leaving their homes. This helps prevent those who may be infectious but are only mildly symptomatic or not symptomatic from spreading the virus to others in the community.
Everyone should remember the phrase: “My mask protects you; your mask protects me.” By increasing the overall number of people who are containing their coughs, sneezes, and other droplets, it will help us control the overall spread of the virus.