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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: May 29, 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:
Is Jesus Christ the Son of God Now? (part 2)
Written by Bishop S. C. Johnson
Edited by Apostle Dennis G. Smith
      We are making all men to see that Jesus Christ is God Almighty the one and only God.  He is the Father because he created all things, he was the son of God when he was born of the Virgin Mary, and he is the Holy Ghost the indwelling Spirit that all believers ask for as a gift from God.
     God made a promise, in Genesis 3:15 concerning the seed of the woman that was going to bruise the head of the serpent. God was speaking of the body which He was going to beget and make from Mary's body.
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
     The scripture says He was made of a woman, under the Law.  The scripture also teaches us that a virgin woman was going to bear a son, which meant that a woman would bring for a male child without mating with a man making him her seed and the Son of the Spirit that begot Him, the Holy Ghost, the Son of God.
Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
 Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
     Here all must pause for a minute to grasp the biblical fact that God sent forth his son made of a woman.  In other words, the Sonship did not exist in Heaven because He was made from Mary’s Body.
     The Sonship began in Mary's body. This was the beginning of God's Son. He was God's Son because God begat that body, for it is written, He was conceived of the Holy Ghost.  No man had anything to do with Mary to beget that body.
Matthew1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
     Justice declared that without the shedding of blood there was no remission. See Hebrews 9:22.
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
     We, the human family, had sinned and came short of the glory of God. The blood of bulls, heifers, turtle doves, pigeons, or anything else, could not redeem us back to the holy state which we lost in the Garden of Eden, therefore, God Himself came.
    He did not come from heaven flesh and blood, but He came here and took on flesh and blood when He made a body from Mary's body according to what Mary's body consisted of-flesh and blood. This is what God Almighty offered up to the Eternal Himself.
2Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
     This body which he begat by Mary and made from her body, had a natural and divine life in it also. The natural life had to die and shed blood for us and by it we can be redeemed back to the holy state which we lost in the Garden of Eden, because the natural body hung between God, the Eternal Spirit, and us, the human family. Therefore, the Lord Jesus Christ in a natural body was the mediator between God and man. You must admit that through and by the death on the cross we were able to reach God, the Eternal Spirit.
    When the natural life was leaving that body, the Eternal Life came out and the natural life cried out to the Eternal Spirit, saying, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34
     In other words, God expressed human emotion at the pain of the suffering and death of the natural human body for our sins on the cross as he allowed the body to die and pay the price for our sins. This is sometimes called Patripassianism in that the Father could feel the pain of the suffering and death of the human body upon the cross.
     Patripassianism teaches that God the Father was incarnate in the natural human body and suffered on the cross and that whatever happened to the body of God as the Son of God also happened to the Father as the Holy Spirit indwelling the natural human body so that the Father suffered while indwelling the natural human body as the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.
2Corinthians 5:18 - 19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 2Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
   The Eternal Spirit came out of that body so that body could die. When that body died and shed blood, it was the end of God's Son. God only prepared that body for use for a certain length of time, until He, through that body, made it possible for us to be holy again.  This statement should explain that death is the separation of the Spirit from the Body.
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
     Since all people know that the birth of a baby is the beginning of life in the natural body and death is the end of life in the natural body, then we should all understand the major point of view in the statement the beginning and ending of the Sonship of God. We should all clearly see that the statement emphasizes the point of His birth and the point of His death in a natural flesh and blood body which is the normal order of the life of the natural human body. 
     When God who is a Spirit took on physical appearance as a natural human body and was born to Mary, his natural human body was the Son of His Spirit, the Holy Ghost making him the Son of God. When the Son of God died on the cross that was the end of God existing in a natural human body and the end of God existing as the Son of God.
     When the Lord Jesus Christ arose from the dead, he was no longer a natural man with a natural human body because He had changed His bodily appearance back into the same type of bodily physical appearances that God used before his birth in Mary. Though his physical appearance was still known as the Son of God by the people who knew him when he was a natural man, his actual role now was changed to the visible appearance of the Father because the role of the Sonship to die for sins was finished.
     God is a Spirit that has always existed having no beginning or ending, but the body that he used in his birth from the Virgin Mary had a beginning and the natural life of that body also had an ending. So that when we speak of Jesus Christ rising from the dead, we are referring to him as God Almighty in a glorified spiritual body that had been the natural Son of God, but is now living by being submersed in the Spirit of God or sustained by the Spirit of God and not by blood. And all should understand that the Spirit of God is the Father who made all things.
   That body was sown a natural body(this was the end of God's Son or the Sonship of God Almighty) but raised a spiritual body which was God Himself. 
He will never live here again or in heaven like He lived when He was born from Mary's womb, because the Bible says "...Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God..." 
I Corinthians 15:5
Romans 6:9 – 10 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Romans 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
     When He was born of Mary's womb, He was born the Son of God and at the same time He was God. In other words, the Son of God was the one and only God himself in a natural flesh and blood body. He was human and divine; He was God and man. The natural man died and the Spirit of God, which is the divine life, separated from the body at death, then the divine life re-entered into that body, and He went back to the bodily physical form that He was before his natural birth, — a Spiritual Body.  
It was a spiritual body that rose from the dead.
     The Bible says, "...It is sown a natural body." He did not come back like He was sown.  He went down one thing and came back another.
I Corinthians15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
     When Thomas saw Him, he said, "My Lord and my God." John 20:28   That is the truth. 
     When Peter said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God," Matthew 16: 16, he told the truth. 
      He was that then, because He had on a natural human form (which was a natural flesh and blood life), but when He went to the cross and was put to death in the flesh, he was quickened by the Spirit (God changed the natural human body into a spiritual bodily form that maintained some of the image and appearance of his humanity when he was a natural man, the Son of God).
I Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:"
     The work of the cross had been accomplished and we were brought back to the holy state which was lost in the Garden of Eden by His death. 
     This is now known as the ending of His sacrificial role as the Son of God. He was the Son of God then, (the Christ, the Son of God) but He is not the Son of God now.  
     In simple words, we do not communicate with him today from the role of the Son of God, but we communicate and pray to Him in His role as Our Father, the Holy Spirit also known as the Holy Ghost.
We will continue with this message in part 3, “Is Jesus Christ the Son of God Now?” …….
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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