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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: August 7, 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:
“The Power in Prayer and Fasting” (Part 2)
By Apostle Dennis G. Smith
     We would like for all people to come to a full understanding that prayer is the method by which any person in the world can obtain victory and other blessings from the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is God Almighty.  When all people can finally achieve a complete understanding first to realize that there is only one God, then they will know who to talk to about their daily situations.  

     This one and only God is known to us as Father in creation because he made all things. This one and only God is known to us as the son of God in redemption because he took on a flesh and blood body through the Virgin Mary and died on the cross paying the price for our sins and giving all believers a chance to repent of their sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins.  

     This one and only God is the Holy Ghost that moved on the Prophets and he will come and indwell all obedient repentant believers who ask him for the gift of the Holy Ghost and cause them to speak with other tongues as the Holy Ghost which is the Spirit of God gives them utterances.  

     And when we know the one and only God, we can talk to him in prayer and receive victory and many blessings in our life when we ask him to supply our needs and continually obey his commandments.  In making all men to see who God is, we have opened their understanding to see that the lack of salvation and blessings in their life results from a failure to pray. Which is a failure to obey the commandments of God and to ask God for all of our needs.

James 4:1 - 3 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 4:03 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

     The Centurion solder believed that the Lord Jesus could heal his servant by speaking the word only.  The exceptional faith of this man should make it clear about the power of healing through the spoken word.

Matthew 8:7 - 8 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

     Apostle Paul teaches us to warn unruly people, comfort, and support those that are weak, follow good towards all men and to pray without ceasing. This again is why we sing the song that says, “ Saints don’t stop praying for the Lord is nigh, Saint don’t stop praying he’ll hear your cry, for the Lord has promised and his words are true, Saints don’t stop praying he’ll answer you.

1Thessolonians 5:14 - 20 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 1Thessolonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 1Thessolonians 5:16 Rejoice evermore. 1Thessolonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. 1Thessolonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1Thessolonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit. 1Thessolonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.

     You may have thought that your troubles were to great for you to overcome. You may see the constant harassment of the kingdom of Satan, various devils and those that serve them as obstacles that are extremely difficult to defeat in your life.  But when you pray and cast out devils you will come to realize that Satan and all those that serve them are a defeated foe because you already have the victory through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 And there may be those in your life who are like the wife of Job who tried to persuade him to give up and die.  But we are showing you the bright side, the side of victory to everything that you are faced with.

Job 2:7 - 10 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. Job2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. Job2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

    Your victory will be accomplished through your sincere prayer. The simple act of talking to God and having the faith to trust that he will answer your prayer and make a way for you out of no way will bring you continuous victory in your life.  Job humbled himself before the Lord God when talking to God and repented for speaking of his pain and suffering with words without knowledge and the Lord God blessed him and gave him the victory.

Job 42:1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. JOB42:03 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. JOB42:04 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. JOB42:05 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. JOB42:06 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Let us also look at Joshua the successor to Moses in leading the children of Israel to the promise land and in victory over all the previous occupants of the land and their armies.

JOS1:01 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,  JOS1:02 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. JOS1:03 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. JOS1:04 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. JOS1:05 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. JOS1:06 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. JOS1:07 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. JOS1:08 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. JOS1:09 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

      After the death of Moses, God appointed Joshua the minister of Moses to lead the children of Israel to the land in which he would give them. And he gave him the power to defeat every man in battle all the days of his life. This can be seen as blessing a man with invincible ability in battle so that he cannot be defeated by another man in battle all the days of his life.  In this, the people of God should see that we are victorious and unable to be defeated because the Lord God Jesus Christ has made us eternal winners through his blood and the power of prayer.  We cast out devils, we cast mountains into the sea, and nothing is impossible for all of us who believe in the power of the Lord Jesus Christ the one and only Almighty God when we do all things according to his will. We are more than conquerors.

     The Children of Israel under the leadership of Joshua was victorious over an alliance of five Amorite kings from Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon.  At Gibeon, Joshua asked the LORD to cause the sun and moon to stand still until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day and there has never been a day like it before or since, when the LORD answered the prayer of a man concerning the elements of the sun and the moon, and the Lord fought for Israel on the battlefield for he casted great stones from heaven which killed more Canaanites than those which the children of Israel killed with the sword.

Joshua10:11 - 14  And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. 
Joshua 10:11 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. Joshua 10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

We continue with the Many Infallible Proofs for Why Pray from Apostle S. McDowell Shelton:
Many Infallible Proofs for “Why Pray.”
7 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.
8 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. 
9. 1st Peter 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. 
10.  Jeremiah 6:14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
  11.  Jeremiah 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, peace, peace; when there is no peace.
12. Acts 14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 
     Acts 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 
  We will continue with part 3 of this message on next week...… 
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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