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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                                APOSTLE'S MESSAGE


Date: April 2, 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. 

·   March 30, 2023, community transmission of Covid-19 remains in the green zone in Fulton County and in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. This means that the spread of the virus is at a low level in Atlanta, and you should continue to take precautions based on for your individual health condition. Some officials are reporting that we are moving from pandemic which is worldwide spread to endemic which is localized community spread.

·         Face masks continue to be recommended 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 individual health risk.

·         Vaccinations and boosters remain the recommended most effective way for individual safety for dealing with 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. Saints will be attending with facemask and without face mask based on their individual choices.  Social distancing, temperature checks and Covid-19 testing are available when needed. Each person attending in-person services should be fully aware of their own health risk as mask may be removed during singing and speaking, and some may attend without mask. 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: 


 We must work so that we will be able to eat!!

by Apostle Dennis G. Smith


     One of the most important thing that we must learn throughout our life is to work each day for our food and daily needs.  We must learn to carry our own weight so to speak so that we will not be a burden for someone else to carry.  The end of laziness and the love of sleep is poverty and a lack of having what you need for survival in life. If you are lazy you may not have the means to prosper or increase your financial gain. 

     When we are young children, we think as a child and do many things that babies do.  We may not notice the responsibilities for survival in daily life until we see someone who is suffering from poverty and hunger due to lack of food.  We may not notice the need for work until we experience the pain of hunger ourselves when we do not have enough to eat.  From our life experience we will come to realize that all must be trained to work for a living, or they may not live long on this earth.

1Corthinans 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

     And because work is necessary for life, we must also learn that the Lord God Jesus Christ will provide for us if we seek him each day.  We must learn to be steady, patient, and persistent in waiting for his provision and salvation so that we will be able to earn a honest living or evil thoughts will try to persuade us to look for the unrighteous way to accomplish our daily needs and wants.

Lamentations 3:22 - 25 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

     Therefore all children must be trained to work so that they will be able to live each day.  All children must be trained to talk to the Lord God Jesus Christ in pray and to obey his commandments to grow and increase both spiritually and naturally throughout their life.  This is perhaps one of the most basic principles to achieve success in daily life.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

     Sometimes hunger pains and affliction are good for us because we develop many life skills from the affliction that we survive.  It is often said that anything that does not kill a person will make them stronger.  We donot like to suffer affliction and pain, but sometimes experience is one of the best teachers.

Psalms 119:66 - 72 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. Psalms 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Psalms 119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. Psalms 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. Psalms 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. Psalms 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. Psalms 119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Take a simple principle to your heart which is your mind of compassion and survival that if you will not work each day for your necessities in life, you may not be able to eat food and sustain you life in an honest righteous way.  Without daily work most people will not live a life of order in earning what they need, but will become busybodies going from house to house to take what others can give to them or they will steal them.  Therefore the bible teaches us that if any person does not work, neither should they eat!!

2Thessolonians 3:10 - 13 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 2Thessolonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 2Thessolonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 2Thessolonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

We must all reject the ways of laziness which leads to poverty and embrace the principles of performing our daily chores.  The children must be given daily chores, or they will have a dirty rooms and dirty bodies from uncleanness and lazy behavior.  Lazy behavior will produce bad consequences and can cause many sicknesses from the accumulation of unseen germs and bacterial from filth.  People who get ill may request prayer and we will pray for them, but sometimes all that is needed is for someone to stop being lazy and clean up the house which will hopefully kill the germs that is causing the sickness.

Proverbs 6:6 - 11 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:  Proverbs 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,  Proverbs 6:8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?  Proverbs 6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

We must eat so that we will be able to live!!!

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.  

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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.”