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Church of The Lord Jesus Christ
Assemblies of The Apostolic Faith
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Apostle Dennis G. Smith, Pastor and Spiritual Overseer

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Date: June 26, 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.
  • As of June 23, 2022, the City of Atlanta, Georgia remains in the Yellow Zone with community transmission of Covid-19 trending upward above 15% positive test. This means that transmission is moderate, and you will need to follow caution to limit being exposed to the virus at this time. 
  • Social distancing and face mask are recommended for gatherings to control the spread of Covid-19 or for individual safety.   
  • Gatherings indoors is allowed but face mask and social distancing is recommended for individual safety.
  • Vaccinations and boosters remains the recommended most effective way to control the spread of Covid-19 by health authorities. 
  • Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters are now offered to everyone in Georgia by schedule. 
     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:
 Understanding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
By Apostle Dennis G. Smith
     The Second Coming of Christ is the way that most Churches refer to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ in a physical bodily form. This reference when using the word second to refer to the coming of our Lord may lead some people to wrong conclusions.  The Bible teaches us that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form, just as He went away.  But in most places in the scripture, it does not use the word second to limit the way that the Lord Jesus is dealing with the Saints each day.    This is because the Lord Jesus Christ in Spiritual form and in different ways has continued to communicate with believers throughout time and ages.  When some people use the words, “second coming” , they may fail to recognized that the Lord Jesus Christ also said, “ I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” 
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
     So, when we recognize his abiding presence, we know that the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Clouds is a special occasion when he will return in his glorified visible physical form which can be seen and recognized by all people and the obedient, faithful Saints of God will be coming back with him. They are his obedient Saints of the Church Age and all those through other Ages who obey the word of God.  Then the order of things will change, and they will govern or reign with the Lord Jesus during the Millennial Kingdom and for eternity. So the Church today is waiting on Resurrection and the Translation of the Saints often called the Rapture which is the Ending of the Dispensation of Grace. You will notice that the ending of Grace conclude with an increase in sinful ways throughout the world causing great suffering and despair.
Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
     But there are some events which will happen before the Coming of the Lord in a physical bodily form that can be recognized by all men.  The Lord Jesus Christ came in a natural body through the Virgin Mary to die for our sin and the bible teaches us that he will appear a second time in the glorified bodily form that ascended into Heaven. 

Hebrews 9:22 - 28 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Hebrews9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. Hebrews9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  Hebrews9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;  Hebrews9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Hebrews9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  Hebrews9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

     Notice that this scripture does not limit the number of times that the Lord Jesus Christ reveals himself to believers who call upon his name, but it teaches us that the Lord Jesus came in a natural body to bear the sins of many and he will come again in his glorified body for the salvation of all obedient believers.

      The Church Age and the dispensation of Grace will come to an end when the Lord Jesus Christ takes away the holy people his bride, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saints of God of the Church Age, who have accepted redemption through His blood, by birth of water and of the Spirit in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and who are found faithful.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever he with the Lord" (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
    Only the Faithful Church members and those who are pure in heart will go with the Lord.  Many so-called pillars of the Church will be left behind to face the great tribulation.  The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will not be on earth at this time.  The bible teaches us of that some will be killed for their faith in God. Those who stay true to their faith and accept death in the face of this evil time will become the tribulation Saints. 


Revelations 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

Revelations 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelations 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:  Revelations 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?  Revelations 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


     Though the Saints of the Church Age will see and is seeing the time of sorrows which is the time that leads into the Tribulation, and the Church will see the beginning of the Tribulation period according to the midtribulational view that is taught by the Apostle’s Doctrine, the Saints will be taken away before the Great Tribulation which is the last part of the Tribulation  period when the distress on the Earth will be so intense that many people will experience great suffering, and some will be killed in horrible ways.


"One shall be taken and the other left" (Luke I 7:36).
     We are seeing the signs of the ending of the dispensation of Grace and the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to take away his Church in everyday life during these last days. We are seeing many false prophets and false prophetesses, false Apostles, and false saints of God with forms of godliness without of the power of God, who have never committed themselves to the Holy Ghost.  We see the people of society and politics corrupted proclaiming themselves with the power to make decisions that only our sovereign Lord God Jesus Christ has.  We see people filled with pride and sensual beauty flashing their naked bodies in Church services and in the public with no shame. We see people who are so lazy that they are putting television fantasy game shows before the worship of God and openly discrediting the word of God which is blasphemy, engaging in unholiness with false same sex marriages, lovers of evil violence, and lovers of the pleasure of sinful sexual whoredoms and whoremongers who are people with no love of God. These people are very dangerous, and the Saints of God are dealing with perilous, perilous bad times.
2Timothy 3:1 - 5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
     We see the increased travel ability of  multitudes of people moving about and running to and fro spreading their evil ways all over the world, the increase of knowledge, the continuous persecution and battles of the Jews in the world who are the root of the belief in one God, and the battles in Palestine with some of the Jews themselves unable to establish peace with their neighboring countries or people living in the same territorial lands having continuous battles unable to come to peaceful terms while trying to live peaceably with all men when possible which we are taught to do as Apostolic Christians believers.
Daniel 12:1- 4 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:
     The beginning of sorrows include many wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, increase intensity of storms, floods, pandemics and epidemics causing great distress to the nations of the world, perplexity and economic confusion in dealing with the many troubles facing the nations of the world, and people’s hearts failing them for fear which gives us absolute proof that the Church is seeing the time of sorrows upon the earth.
Matthew 24:5 - 8 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matthew 24:07 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Matthew 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 
     These signs tell us that the time for the Ending of the Church Age and the Resurrection and translation of the Saints of God is near.  These signs establishes that the true and faithful people of God will be removed from the earth at any time now without the announcement of a special day or special hour when it will occur which will catch some people who attend Church gatherings in buildings by surprise who will be unprepared having never been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ or received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the sign following speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterances who will be left behind.  After the Church is gone, the whole world will continue to descend into the darkness until there will be great wars that will escalate into nuclear warfare and destruction that will kill many, many lives on the planet and produce a time of intense suffering.
Luke 21:25 - 28 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
     From these biblical scriptures we must all conclude that the word phrase “second coming” then is referring to a special event which will be the Coming of the Great God and Our Savior Lord Jesus Christ in the glorified visible and recognizable bodily form as they saw him ascending into the cloud with all of his Saints with power and great glory a second time unto salvation for all obedient believers.  The word "second" should never be used to limit the ways in which the Lord Jesus Christ deals with his Saints each day.  All Apostolic Christian obedient believers should continue to call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and he will answer your prayers!!!  For men ought to always pray!!!
Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Titus 2:13 - 14 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
We will continue this series 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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