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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: June 20, 2021
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.
·        As of June 16, 2021, the City of Atlanta, Georgia remains in Phase 4 of the Reopening Plan.   
·        Social distancing is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to control the spread or for individual safety.  Medium gatherings with face mask and social distancing are allowed.
·         Covid-19 vaccinations in Georgia are offered to everyone 12 years of age and older.  Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 and older.
     We are continuing limited in-person services with face mask, social distancing, and temperature checks.  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:
 All Things Work Together for Good (part 1)
By Apostle Dennis G. Smith
       We say to all people honoring fatherhood, paternal bonds, or father figures in their life on this day and every day, Happy Father’s Day!!  We give all the Praise and Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ who is God almighty for all the influence of all fathers in every society for the work you do daily.  May the Lord continue to strengthen you all as you lead your family to an eternal glorious victory.  For those who are having difficulties in taking on the Role of Father, the Head of the House, we say may the Lord Jesus touch you and make you whole according to his eternal will and purpose.  May your celebration today be an encouraging and joyous occasion. We love you all!!!

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

     Apostle Paul emphasizes that all things will work out for our good since we are the sons of God, and nothing can separate us from his love. The Holy Spirit assures us that we are God's children as we are led by the Holy Spirit dwelling within us to defeat sin in our daily lives. Sin is a any action, feeling, or thought that goes against divine law or missing the mark of God’s moral standards. Breaking God’s laws by doing what is wrong, or unrighteous in God’s sight is generally considered to be any actions, any thought, word, or act considered immoral, selfish, shameful, or harmful. The victory over sin and condemnation is obtained by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and obedience to his commandments which gives us the positive outlook that everything will work out in our favor because nothing can separate us from the love of God.

     Optimism, or a positive mental attitude reflects a belief or hope that the outcome of all conditions whether seen as good or bad by the natural carnal man will bring positive, favorable, and desirable results.  The person who has a positive attitude of optimism or is an optimist will see a glass of water filled to the halfway mark as half full, while a person who has a negative attitude of pessimism or is a pessimist will see the glass as half empty.  This is commonly taught by various schools when looking at the struggles of life with hope or looking at the struggles of life with despair as having no hope or hopelessness. 

     Hope is looking for the best possible outcome from any given situation.   Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on the expectation of positive outcomes to every event and circumstances that presents itself in daily life.  The Christian is confident because of the love and promises of God Almighty who is the  Holy Ghost dwelling within to comfort, teach, and lead them in our daily life. 

     We believe and obey the Lord Jesus Christ walking in the newness of life, knowing that all our sins are forgiven us.  Therefore we have know need to be offset, or misled by those who live according to the ways of sin.  We approach things with a smile,  we see things with future eternal peace even in the mist of war, we love people even in the mist of hate because of the victory we can look forward to now and in the future.         
Acts 13:38 - 41 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:   And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.  Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

     Through the Lord Jesus Christ everyone who believes in him, acknowledges him as Savior and obeys his commandments is cleared and freed from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given a right standing with God.  Every Christian true believer is delivered from condemnation, the penalty of death and now can look on the newness of life with good expectation and eternal hope.

Romans 5:19 - 21 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

     There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:15 - 17 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.  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

And since we are the Children of God, we stand on his promises and look on life's many situations knowing that it will work out in our favor…
We continue with a Message from Apostle S. McDowell Shelton …. “IT CAN BE DONE!” ………
"IT CAN BE DONE!" (part 1)
By Bishop S. McDowell Shelton

     To all of the saints and well-wishers of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, we say unto you —"Peace be upon Our House, and praise the Lord !"

      Philippians 4:13 states I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 

     We can, in no way, get around this unassailable fact that, indeed, through Christ which strengtheneth us we can do all things!   Again, what can be done?   All things, through Christ which strengtheneth us!   In the name of Jesus Christ, it can be done!   Yes, it can! 

     So, the next time you are feeling sorry for yourself, or complaining that the pain is- too hard for you—remember that it can be done!  The next time you are murmuring and complaining about the amount of money they are asking for church renovations, or for the broadcast, or for this or the other — remember it can be done!

       The next time Satan whispers in your ear and tells you that you cannot support your family and also pay all those tithes and offerings — tell him it can be done!   And when you are tempted sore, and the devil makes sin so convenient — you will, nevertheless, be able to see a way of escape and live holy.   Why?   Because it can be done!

      So, you feel like life is too hard for you.  You feel like life is too painful, and you really do not have the energy to live anymore and to continue your good fight.   But we want you to face the rising sun in the lowest hour of your despair and look to the hills from whence cometh your help and say—it can be done!

      You might feel that you cannot make this journey, but in the time of discouragement, when backsliding is all around you, place your feet on the holy place and say to the world that it can be done!  It has to be done!

      And in the time when there is so much unrest among the various peoples of different nationality, and they say that it is impossible for different ethnic groups to worship together in the same church and to walk together in peace—we say that the mountain of the Lord's House shall be established in the top of the mountain and all nations shall flow into it!

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

    Let the race riots come and let all of the neighborhood unrest come, but to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ we say that all nations shall flow unto it.  It can be done!

     To the young man, the young woman, and the believing boy and girl—the devil will come to you and try to tell you that you are too young for this Apostolic Faith.  He will tell you that you are abandoning a large portion of your youth.  He will try to make you worry about what people will say.  He will ask you—how will you go to school with that long dress on?  He will constantly plague you and ask — how will you get a job in the office with that long dress?  And to the young man he says—you cannot tell anybody about your religion, because they will call you a sissy!

       The devil will persist and say — you will be embarrassed, and you will have to defend yourself fighting every day!  But let us tell you one thing, it is recorded in the scripture (and the scripture does not lie) that not only is the promise for the adults, but also for the children! 

     The Bible states "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar of, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:39) 

     Then, again, a second witness comes on speedy heels and says"Remember. now thy Creator in the days of thy youth…Ecclesiastes 12:1   

     And then the third witness cries out to be heard and says—"l have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed bread." (Psalm 37 :25)

       And so, we say, as Paul told Timotheus, to flee youthful lusts.  And we say to the young man and to the maid, to the middle-aged and to the old that—it can be done!  Oh, yes, it can!   "I can do all things", says Paul to the Church at Philippi. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Philippians 4:13)

     Jesus believed that "it can be done", and He indeed is our supreme example.  He had Mark record His words, in Mark 11:22-23 "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever say this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."

     Jesus, in effect, was saying that all things are possible to him that believeth.  The element which makes Apostolic people superior (and we are superior) is of spiritual content. We are spiritually superior to everyone! God has placed us on the top of the mountain. We are His elect! We are those who have been divinely chosen! 

     We have the advantage over everyone, even if that person is a millionaire, or has as many degrees as the alphabet soup. When you do the right thing, God will bless it and He will prosper you and He will bring you out successfully.  Where others have found the situation utterly impossible, when you believe God, you know that—it can be done!  Yes, it can!   Whatever it is, never sell yourself short! Never get yourself in the position to feel that you cannot accomplish, that you cannot turn back the armies of the aliens.

     We will continue with these messages in part 2……………….
          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 continue in prayer, 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 and 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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Currently the following groups are eligible for COVID vaccine in Georgia:
     Everyone age 12 and older.  Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 and older. People younger than 18 years of age are not authorized to receive either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
 Present Guidelines for Individual and Businesses in PHASE 4
·        Limited trips outside.
·        Wearing a face mask in some indoor public facilities is a mandate.
·        Frequent hand washing.
·        Continue to practice Social distancing.
·        Increased occupancy in food and retail establishments with social distancing and other protective measures.
·        Begin phasing in non-essential workers return to on sight working with safety precautions including social distancing and temperature checks.
·        Frequent cleaning of public and high touch areas
·        Small gatherings with social distancing
·        Some essential and non-essential City facilities and programs may begin to open.
·        City continues to accept special event applications subject to COVID safety requirements
·        Continue communication with local and State authorities to monitor public health metrics
 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.