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 22, 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. 

·   Last report was January 6, 2023, which indicated that the community transmission of Covid-19 remains in the yellow zone. This means that 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 of flu, covid-19, and 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 according to  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:


         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: 

   Apostolic Christians shall be Changed to a Glorified Body

by Apostle Dennis G. Smith

      Most of us have come to see our salvation through the aspects of justification by faith - forgiveness of sins, regeneration- receipt of the Holy Ghost imparting a new nature in us, adoption in the family of God by the receipt of the Holy Ghost, sanctification- progressively overcoming all sinful ways as we go on to perfection which are all accomplished through the New Birth of Water and Spirit,  and finally glorification – the change of our mortal bodies into glorified immortal bodies giving us victory over death and eternal life.

     The glorification of the Apostolic Christian is the eternal state of the redeemed.  Apostle Paul teaches us of our future bodily state being changed from a mortal body into an immortal body if we are alive at the time of the Rapture or Translation of the Saints, or rising again from the dead in a glorified immortal body if our bodies are dead at the time of the Rapture.

1Corinthians15:51 - 52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

The Lord God Jesus Christ died on the Cross to save our soul from death, and He is coming back to give us victory over death and fulfil our salvation by redeeming our dead bodies from the grave, or changing our living natural bodies it into an immortal body at the translation of the Saints. Then we will receive eternal life with God, with bodies that are like the Lord God Jesus Christ’s glorified body.

1Corinthians 15:53 - 57 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord God Jesus Christ will change our vile body that it may be conformed to His glorious body. You may not feel well sometimes in your life, but you can look forward and speak by faith that the Lord God will give you victory over the bodily pains you experience at times.  All of us should take comfort even as we age and the body grows weaker, that we will have victory over our natural flesh body in that we will be changed into a glorified body fashioned after the body that the Lord God Jesus Christ arose from the dead with.

Philippians 3:20–21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

 Just as we are being changed and given a new nature by the Spirit of the Lord God Jesus Christ, our bodies will also be changed by the same Spirit of the Lord God, the Holy Ghost that dwells in us.  From this point, all should now clearly see that if you have not received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, you have nothing in you to change your mortal natural body into a gloried body.  This is the reason that the Saints of Old times continued to emphasize tarrying for the Holy Ghost as a situation of grave importance that all believers should ask God for and wait until they know that they have the Holy Ghost for themselves. This is also the reason we have witnesses who can testify that they heard you speak with other tongues as the Spirit of God gave you utterances.

2 Corinthians 3:17 - 18 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Romans 8:11 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.

At present we have never seen a resurrected glorified bodily form.  People who died and game back in the hospital came back in the natural body that the already had before they died.  Therefore most of us have never seen what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  And since we know that he was glorified and ascended into heaven we have an idea of the glory that we will receive if we live a holy life of purity.

1John 3:1 – 3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

The Lord God Jesus Christ is going to change us and wipe away all tears from our eyes.  We will never have to experience pain and suffering again.

Revelations 21:4 - 6 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning, and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Be of Good comfort and continue to grow in purity, for we will have the victory in the end!!!!

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.  

 You will need to download the zoom app to your cell phone, laptop computer, or tablet to activate your connection.  Go to Google Play Store to get your free zoom app and install it on your cell phone, laptop computer or tablet.  When you see the zoom link sent to your email address, click, or tap on the link to open the connection.  Then click or tap on the camera and microphone icon to join the service and select internet.  We look forward to seeing you and worshipping with you in the Lord!  

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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.”