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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: September 25, 2022

To all the Saints of God,

     Grace and peace be unto all the Saints of God around the World.  As this Coronavirus Pandemic reaches what health authorities are a lower level of spread, 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 if you have health conditions which would weaken you immune system in public gatherings and use social distancing, wash your hands, and get tested for your own safety.   Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory in in most indoor public spaces but encourage depending on each individual choice.




     We are open for indoor in-person services, but we recommend each individual wear face mask, use social distancing, temperature checks, and Covid-19 testing for individual health care. 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:



These Signs Shall Follow them that believe (part 2)

By Apostle Dennis G. Smith


     Signs will always follow those that believe, a true believe will produce good fruit.  But the results produced by a person who does not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will lead to their own condemnation.  True belief in the Lord Jesus Christ will produce obedience to his commandments. If a person says that they believe but does not obey the commandments, they will not produce the fruit of a holy life.


     We would like to remind you that all must believe, repent, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives you utterances which is the new birth of water and of spirit to enter into the Kingdom of God and  become a member of His Church, The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Assemblies of the Apostolic Faith in this present dispensation of Grace which is also called the Age of the Christian Church.  Though we cannot see the actual rebirth of the believing Saints of God, we can see the action of their belief in their obedient to the command of the Lord Jesus Christ by being baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin.  And we can hear the sound of speaking in tongue as the Spirit of God gives them utterances because these are the result or signs that follow everyone that truly believes and obeys the word of God in this present time according to the Lord God Jesus Christ himself.


     We can see the results of those that believed and followed the Lord Jesus Christ when he walked on Earth in a flesh and blood body.  After He was killed upon the cross and they were weeping and mourning about the things that had been done to Him, His disciples now had to hold on to their belief in the things that he had taught and their faith to trust in what he had promised. And so they began act upon what they remembered he had said.


Luke 23:47 - 54 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. Luke 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. Luke 23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just:  Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. Luke 23:52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Luke 23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. Luke 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.


     So those that believed in Him removed His body from the cross and wrapped His body with linen then placed His dead body in a burying place where no one had been buried.  Many will see this as an action of love, nevertheless all can fully understand that we are moved by what we believe. 

     Because this day was the preparation for the Sabbath many links this to the 6th day of the week called Friday and not to the High Sabbath days which would then link it to the fifth day of the week called Thursday which also would fulfil the scripture of three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth.  The point that we are making is, that they are acting on what they believe.


Luke 24:1 - 10 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. Luke 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. Luke 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. Luke 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: Luke 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?  Luke 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Luke 24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. Luke 24:8 And they remembered his words, Luke 24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. Luke 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.


     It was the women who acted on their love and belief in Him, and they went to the place where they had buried His body bringing spices that they had prepared.  And as a result of their actions and belief, they met two angels that told them to remember what he taught you when He was alive, that He would rise again!!!  It was the women who told the Apostles that the Lord Jesus Christ had risen from the dead as He had taught them, He would, but the Apostles did not believe their words at the beginning even though they were taught the same thing by the Lord God Jesus Christ himself.  But something stirred up in Apostle Peter and he went to the burying place to see for himself and found the body of Jesus Christ not where they had buried him.


Luke 24:11 - 12 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. LUK24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.


     But while the Apostles were in a state of doubt and not believing what the women and others were testifying to them about the Lord rising from the dead, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared unto two other disciples in another form on the road and begin talking to them about the scriptures. And they asked him to remain with them as they went to eat, then their eyes were opened so that they could recognize him as he sat with them at the table breaking bread.  And when they recognized Him, He vanished out of their sight. This should be a good example of a result of belief in that it can open the eyes of those who could not recognize the blessings of God before they believed. The hymn song titled, "Amazing Grace" says, “I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.”


Luke 24:29 - 33 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went into tarry with them. Luke 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. Luke 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? Luke 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven.


Notice that when the two disciple eyes were open, then they went to the remaining 11 Apostles to inform them that he had risen from the dead.  These proven results in the bible should confirm to all people that signs will follow all who truly believe.  We can assure you that when you believe in the promises of God, you will produce signs and results that will verify that you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  You will speak in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives you utterances.


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.  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


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