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A word on Education

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Unfortunately some parents are as blind as the politicians they have elected….It’s the veil of the adversary trying to destroy the innocent by using those in authority. We know what the importance is of having a child raised up in purity means for this world….The enemy knows that purity and power go together in the Kingdom of God…. If you destroy the purity at a young age….the power goes with it!!! Thus paving the way for evil to rise into a position of influence and deceive mankind with its confusion…. It’s not the first time in history that the adversary has used this strategy and unfortunately every battle has its casualties. The enemy is like a black widow spider that has cast a wide net of deception luring her prey into its lustful web…ONLY to devour the deceived in the end. Forcing innocent children into an adult world of sex education at a young age opens them up for reconditioning and molds them into accepting an adult world view as their norm; WHICH EXPLOITS THEIR RIGHT TO INNOCENCE!! When you give way to demoralizing children in society, you have given way to dehumanizing them; Thus allowing them to be objectified, rather than protected!!! PROTECT YOUR CHILD’S RIGHT TO KEEP THEIR INNOCENCE…Don’t allow the voice of deception to be the one that decides your child’s sex education…. The preservation of purity in our children is the preservation of life for us all.

May God Bless You and Keep You in all things pertaining to life and godliness                   ~Rev. Cindy Livingstone

 

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Scripture Mediation
Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Colossians 2:9-11
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ.

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A Letter of Love…

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A Letter of Love….

Love is many different things,
No two people express it the same way.
It sees through the eyes of the heart,
And knows the sound of its own voice.
Love is Inclusion,
It does not divide but unites to conquer,
It is acceptance and respect in spite of differences.
And it possesses a boundless amount of forgiveness.
Love Stays Open,
Even when the gales of a raging storm flows in.
Though it may bow the sails of the ship it does not break them.
It may test the water with its wrath, but it does not drown them.
Love is Ownership,
Not is the sense of possession but rather in the sense of responsibility.
It cares for and tends to the burning embers of the infused hearts,
Constantly fueling and refueling until death do you part.
Love is Mysterious,
Always searching out new depths hidden within the soul,
Discovering the inner chambers of concealed treasures,
To revive the hearts flame once more.
Love is Pure,
It does not break down but builds each other up.
It waters the seed of love daily like the fresh morning sun.
It holds true through every season, standing firmly on its ground.
Love is Foundation,
It is the cornerstone that erects the home,
It thrives like a vine sprung forth from a well seeded garden,
Filling in every possible crack with a new seed of hope.
Love is Enough,
Though the world may glow with glamour and entice you into its affair.
Remember it is like a revolving door without a moral compass,
That cannot even compare with Loves Majestic Light.
Love Owns Time,
Once love is truly encountered it has no end.
It cannot turn away from its own reflection,
For the heart of the one becomes the heart of the other.
Love is Eternal
It is more than the manifestation of emotions,
It is spirit to spirit connected to the divine.
Infused together by our creator.

~Sincerely Rev. Cindy Livingstone

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Are You Loving Enough….Are You Loving Fully??

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IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT IN GOD’S VOCABULARY~Devotional

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Our God has opened the seas for Moses, stopped the sun for Joshua, caused the lions to rest with Daniel and raised dry bones for Ezekiel.  He has made a way when it didn’t seem possible. He Held the light of day so that enemies could be defeated. He caused the roar of the beast to be obedient by His angelic presence….. He breathed hope into our lifeless body. Our God has healed us and reconciled us onto a life of His eternal promises!!

Praise Be to the Lord our God!!
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You ~Rev. Cindy

Exodus 15:8  By the blast of your nostrils  the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
Daniel 6:22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.
Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

 

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AUTHORITY ~Given by God

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On Sunday, I preached on the Authority of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…It was a very powerful message and we had one lady who was instantly healed of a stomach issue she had been battling with for a month…And another who gave his life to the Lord…..Praise be to God!!

 
Here is a brief summary of my message:
While sitting at church one Sunday a while back and listening to a Pastor preach, God put an unrelated message into my heart. I found it odd that it didn’t actually speak to the topic which was being presented that Sunday morning…I wondered what God was trying to say at that moment…and was wondering why I was receiving that message at that point in time. God Said “You can have a position and a title in a church and still have NO AUTHORITY…AUTHORITY is given by Me (GOD) NOT MAN” He went on to explain why there are so many powerless churches and how man is placing people in positions that God never gave them the authority to be in. …And how this disorder is obstructing the flow of His Spirit in His Church. “Essentially there are too many co-stars playing in leading rolls” to coin a phrase… I know every Christian has authority in Christ but not every Christian is called to be leaders in His Church. The Lord reveals this to us in Ephesians 4:11 where He talks about how He gave “Some” Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers…The key word here is some!! It states this because although we are all priests or ministers of the gospel; we are not all called to the offices in His church. God went on to reveal “how the church has delegated down the authority to the individuals of their choices and not the Lords” Again that goes back to casting the role on to the co-star and not the intended choice of the Lord. Today’s churches are ships without rudders, they have all the luxuries of a cruise liner but no power to propel the engine…They are adrift on a vast ocean waiting for the wind to turn the ebb and flow in their favour.
So often the churches positions are given to those who are of a certain stature….They wear the right clothes, they have the right kind of house and car, they are financially advantageous to the position and they are usually all of a similar mind set…No one to challenge them!! Essentially; they are the world wearing religious masks, not appointed by God but placed there by man!! They have traded the Purity and the Power of the Holy Spirit in for Emotionalism and Vocal Exasperation and forgotten that it is not we who live but Christ who lives in us. They take the works of others and teach it as their own, instead of spending time with God to hear what it is He wants to reveal. They have lost their way and the anointing in their lives has gone dormant!!
We are all negligent in one form or another…and we are all on a journey into becoming more like Him….. One body; with Christ at the helm and His Spirit igniting the engine to move the ship forward!! Us obeying and sacrificing for His Name sake; not for the Greater Good but for the Greater God, the one who has called us out of darkness and brought us into His radiant light. It is said that “obedience is better than sacrifice” however sometimes obedience is a sacrifice….None which the modern-day “Blessed Church” is willing to make!!
There was a great deal more concerning the Authority of the Church that I had preached on this Snowy Super Bowl Sunday and perhaps I will share the rest at a later time…I finished up the message tying it all in with “The Gifts of the Spirit” as seen in 1 Corinthians 12 and God Blessed us with His majestic presence. To God be the Glory, I am so thankful for His presence in my life!!

Have a Wonderful Week…Be Blessed ~Sincerely Rev. Cindy

 

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SCRIPTURE MEDITATIONS…

 
Matthew 28:18 - And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

 
John 14:12-14 - And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

 
John 16:7 – Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

 
Ephesians 4:11-12 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ                 

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.                                                  

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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A DIVINE APPOINTMENT

snowy nights are the best.

The other day I went downtown for an appointment, and before I left to go I planned to take some extra change with me because I know that the area has a fair amount of homeless people. After my appointment I began to walk down toward the art gallery/convention center and I felt in my spirit to stop and buy coffee; instead of giving out the change that I had brought. At first, I was a little reluctant because I thought what if I don’t encounter anyone who wants a coffee, I would just be wasting the money and I didn’t want to do that… Then I heard that still small voice inside say “It’s cold out, they need coffee” So I got the coffees and went on my way… I proceeded to walk down toward the lane way between the art gallery and convention center; it is an enclosed area that helps block the wind on cold winter days and you can usually find some of the older displaced individuals taking refuge from the elements of the season there. As I entered the lane way there was a young lady who was walking in at the same time; so we greeted each other with friendly smile and a polite nod. I spotted the first displaced person tucked up tight against the wall and I planned my approach to give him coffee. The young lady to whom I had entered the lane way with was walking ahead of me…. And what came next was quite a warm surprise!! She was carrying a container…which she began to open; she then knelt down to offer the man one of the pastries that was inside of it. She didn’t speak to him other than offering him the same smile and nod to which she had just given to me a few moments earlier, And then she got up and continued on her way. So now I approached the man to give him a coffee, I spoke with him briefly and prayed for him as the spirit led…He was very grateful to receive this small blessing. I proceeded on my way and came upon a second man; He was already enjoying the blessings of a pastry treat because the young lady had visited him as well. Once again, I prayed for the man and went on my way… I came upon a third man who was holding a pastry in his hand…He too received the blessing of that young woman’s generous heart and was very happy to have a coffee to go along with it. We talked a little, he was happy to have someone take a moment with him…I said a prayer for him and went along my way.
As I begun to continue my walk down the lane way there was a well-dressed gentleman standing near the end of it, whose eyes were fixed in my direction. As I came near to him, he smiled and said “may I ask you a question” and proceeded with “I was watching you and the other lady…Do you and she do this all the time?” I kindly responded with “Well Sir…I don’t know who the young lady is, so I can’t speak for her, I just know that the Holy Spirit led me here today to bring the coffee.” He went on to say in an inquisitive but perplexed manner “Do you know the odds of two total strangers; one who brings the food and the other who brings the drinks, to meet at the same location, at the same time, for the same purpose is?” I responded with “pretty slim” and with that, I begun to realize that this whole occasion was divinely orchestrated just for this gentleman. It was a divine appointment!! We stood and chatted for a while, he was very articulate and also a strikingly handsome man dressed in designer apparel. He was WOWED by the moment!!…this afforded me the opportunity to discuss the intricate creator of the universe and to release the seed of Kingdom Knowledge into his life. He was a lovely man who took the time to notice two strangers, who were divinely connected for a brief assignment and for that he was blessed. As, as I was!!

 
Have a Wonderful Day…Be Blessed ~Sincerely Rev. Cindy

 

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A WORD ABOUT CHAOS…….

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A moment of devotion about chaos with Rev. C. A. LivingstoneMatthew 8:23-27 -Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
A WORD ABOUT CHAOS…….
In physics, chaos is a phase that occurs during transformation.
You can resonate a container of water with sound waves that generate a balanced, symmetrical pattern on the surface of the water.
Then, if you turn up the frequency a little, chaos will ensue.
The neat pattern on the surface of the water will become choppy and discordant. However, when you turn the frequency up still more, a new pattern emerges, one which is even more complex and beautiful.
The chaos was a temporary phase between one natural state of harmony and its transformation into a higher form.
It is much the same with the transformation of humanity through Reformation. The frequency associated with the Old Reality has already been increased. The old pattern has been disturbed and is beginning to go away. In its place is a choppy pattern which is searching for its new form. Discords abound at a personal and social level as old wounds arise, seeking attention and resolution.
As the frequency rises even more, the chaotic outbreaks upon the surface of life will settle into a new pattern, one which is even more complex and
beautiful…
Have a Blessed Week ~Sincerely Rev. Cindy
 
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Stand up and Be Still ~A Moment in Devotion

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The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ~ Exodus 14:14

Stand up and Be Still knowing that your Heavenly Father loves you so much that He is willing to go to war for you. To stand and be still is to be diligent in who He has created you to be and to walk by faith every moment with the peace of Christ in your heart. Stand in love and wait for the fulfillment of the promises that the Lord has placed in your heart. Stand knowing that His peace which surpasses all understanding is present in your homes and in every aspect of your daily lives. Stand in knowing that the Lord Jesus Christ first stood for you and still fights for you. To be still is in fact an action which says; Yes Lord I trust you!! So Stand Up and Be Still and watch the Lord part the sea to pave the way for His divine Favour.

In You Lord We Stand, In You Lord We Trust!! ~Sincerely Rev. Cindy

 

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Prophetic Devotion~ His Word, His Presence

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2 Chronicles 5:13-14 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever, “that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

A moment in God’s presence can do more for you mentally, physically and spiritually than any one of His faithful servants can offer you in an extensive counseling session. When His glory shows up all things in the natural realm give way to the divine presence of His Spirit. No one can stand on Holy Ground and not be touched by it. All illegally operating entities must vacate the premises and take their ill effects with them!! The broken become mended, the week become strong, the sick become healed and the lost become found….All by the Loving infusion of His Holy Spirit. The Glory of our Heavenly Father is waiting to be released by receiving the magnification from His precious saints!! He inhabits the praises of His people and He wants to invade His churches heart. He wants His saints to be delighted and joyful, to be overflowing vessels of His love… For all true power flows from the heart of His Love!! Praise is an action that requires devotion and adoration toward the one being praised. Just as we are the apple of Gods Eye, He wants to be at the center of our universe….To rise in Him with the bright morning sun, to walk in His peace in every moment of the day and to lay our heads down at night with the blessed assurance that we are kept in His goodness and mercy; to arise once again to receive another day filled with His abounding grace. It is His desire that His Sweet Cloud rest inside every sanctuary and that it would become set apart once again as a Holy Nation unto Him. That the fire of His Spirit ignites, to captivate His Saints souls and spirits once again….. That we take off the hats of the world and stand as the crowned priest that we were born to be!!!… To stop counseling our faith to sleep with reasoning and to stop educating ourselves out of the true power of His presence. His providence needs no human interaction, yet He chose to give His authority over and divinely impart His Spirit into ours. He entrusted the power and purity of His divine nature to us mere mortals, who were called by His name to become Kings of His Kingdom here on earth. Will you Raise Your Voice once again to speak His name and give Him the glory for all things in this world and the one that is to come? Will you be the Royal Priest that He has crowned you to be? It’s time to stop trading your crown for the hats of the world and stand in His Holy Ground once again. It’s time to flourish in His presence and power…. It’s time to raise your voice and wake the sleeping giant that is inside you…It is time to let the Spirit Rise!!

May God Bless You and Keep You ~Sincerely Rev. Cindy

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Prayer- The Year of Divine Favour

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Lord we lift our hearts to you today and sing praises as we step into a New Year which has already been written in the heavens for us. We adore you Heavenly Father and we worship your Holy Presence. You are Alpha and Omega; You are the Splendor that shines across the horizon of each new day. You are the whispering voice that moves across space and time to ignite the spirit within us. You are the solid rock that strengthens our weary ways…We trust in you Lord for You are Faithful. We Glorify You!…..We Honour You, for You are our Heavenly Father who sought us out of our darkness and brought us into your Marvelous Light. We Bless Your Holy Name…Jesus!!

Today Lord as we move forward into the New Year, We declare that we will stand in peace and harmony to be the best servants, witnesses, students, teachers, counselors, friends, companions, husbands, wives, and children of the most-high God. We declare Lord that your love shall fill every cavern in our hearts…And that love will build in us the strength and courage that is needed to achieve optimal success for the Kingdom of Christ. Lord we will walk through this year with our eyes wide open…We will be witnesses to the wonders of your miraculous creation in every moment!! We will stand in your strength releasing the power and authority that you have entrusted to us, so that we may demonstrate the purity and love of your Kingdom here on earth. Lord we declare that with you all things are possible and that we will achieve all the possibilities that unfold in this coming year. We will move forward in your abounding grace to be the light in a world which only sees darkness…. to be your hope in a distance, decaying world. Lord you are the lover of our souls and you bless us with your sweet adoration, only as a Heavenly Father can. May our spirits always hold a humble gratitude toward our Precious King; for without you we would be lost in the enemy’s web of deception! Lord, may we speak your word with the boldness of roaring lion, but for those who have an ear, may they hear your word as a soft loving lamb. May we stand in your wisdom and understanding in every encounter and may we express who you are effectively, so that no spoken seed shall be lost.

Lord we declare this year to be a year of divine favour!! Wherever you lead us Lord, there shall be an open blessing waiting for us…to advance us Lord, so that we may advance the Kingdom of Christ Jesus. We declare Lord that we will be an expansion of your Regal Reign, and that we are your Royal Priesthood, chosen for such a time as this. We will Rise to Ignite the hearts of those who are nullified in your great nation and to pursue an inquisition of reformation in the secular world view. We will be your humble, powerful servants, who for the cause of Christ shall surrender our wills, so that your will shall be done!! In Jesus Name We Declare and Pray!! Amen.

 

Happy New Year!!! May God Bless You and Keep You in all things pertaining to life and godliness.     ~Sincerely Rev. C. A. Livingstone

 

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WHEN FAVOUR SHINES ON YOU

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On Sunday, I had the opportunity to speak at a small gathering…. And normally at this time of year as a minister of the gospel you would usually deliver a message of the birth of Christ. However I really didn’t feel led in that direction; in the traditional sense of the message. Many people I have been speaking with over the past few weeks have been having great struggles and their Spirit toward Christmas is pretty much null and void. There is so much pressure surrounding this festive holiday that people often lose sight of what this season truly represents.
In a conversation with a close friend recently she said to me “Cindy I have never met anyone who has been knocked down so many times and still gets back up and rises each time with hope and a smile” She went on to use the illustration of one of those children’s clowns punching bags that you keep hitting and it just keeps popping back up. I am sharing this with you because I used this in my message on Sunday…. To demonstrate the power of hope and how Christ is the center of mankind’s hope! Hope is not the same as faith, so often the two are lumped together into the same category….Hope is the foundation in which faith operates through; Hope is the essential ingredient that fuels the flame of faith. Without hope in your heart then your faith will basically flat line…Jesus is our hope not just at Christmas but in every second, every minute and in every hour of the day!! And His birth resembles the hope we see in humanity. He was the first gift given; His life was a seed to be sown for humanity. My message entailed far more detail than what is writing here, but I just wanted to give you the basis of how God works through a hopeful heart before I reveal the miracle of the message.
Through the course of delivering the message there was a younger lady who was crying; not in a loud sobbing way but more of a silent desperate cry. I proceeded in finishing my message on hope and the power of Christ in our hope; while trying not to focus my attention on this lady. After finishing my message they took up a love offering to give to me and as they were placing their money in the plate I heard the Holy Spirit say “this offering is for her” So when they brought the offering over to me, I first prayed a blessing over it and for those who sowed their seed…then I asked that young lady to come up…As she stood in front of me, I said to her “Your Heavenly Father wants to bless you today by giving you this offering” She began to sob, with a heartfelt sob that was making me want to cry. She proceeded to say that she had been out of work for a long time and that her and her husband split up last year and that she is in a season of great loss and she has two children and its Christmas and she didn’t have much for them. She was like that child’s clown getting punched!! She went on to say how she had been praying and hoping but she didn’t have a lot of faith. But God…Heard her hopeful heart crying out!! See and that wasn’t even the best part, because we were a small intimate gathering…everyone heard her story and some came over and gave her more money. It was truly the Spirit of Christmas raining down on us!! We were all so blessed by His great presence!! So today remember to keep hope alive in your heart, stay strong in your faith and open yourself up to receive the divine moments that God has waiting for you. And remember it is the season for ‘Peace and Goodwill towards mankind.

 
Merry Christmas, God Bless You and Enjoy Your Day ~Rev. Cindy

 

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