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Encountering the Supernatural…

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With the spring season upon us and the weather warming up it is time to be outdoors enjoying the sun. And that is exactly what I did one warm Sunday Afternoon a couple of weeks back. Around the beginning of April on this exceptionally warm day I took the opportunity to go for a nice long walk on the beach. As I am walking I always enjoy engaging in a conversation with the Lord and this day was one of those times when I was experiencing a heightened sense of His presence. I began to ask God what is it today that He wanted to reveal to me. And He answered “come and sit with me for a while” So I proceeded over to an area on the beach where there are large rocks that go out into the water. I climbed upon the rocks and went out to the end and sat down. The rocks were warm from the sun and the water was extremely calm. So I sat for a while waiting on the Lord and He began to reveal to me my first encounter with His divine presence!!
I was six years old and it was a hot summer day…The night before I had spent it at my neighbour’s house with two of my sisters; they were our friends who we often played with. That night I was restless and I could not sleep, plus all I could smell was the chocolate macaroon cookies that my friends mother was baking downstairs and also I kept hearing the noise of the fan we had placed in the window to help cool the room down…it was annoying!! There were five of us sleeping in a small bedroom. My friends mother came up and gave me a cookie…it was the best, it just melted in my mouth!!! Then, I finally fell asleep and we all arose bright and early for a trip to the beach that day!! I was so excited!!!
We packed the car up with all the beach attire and the picnic lunch and we all jumped into the station wagon…there were eight kids and two adults. We didn’t have seat belt laws back then and we were all piled on each other. We got to the beach and we found our spot and hurried to set up for the day, so we could get down to the business of having fun. The sun was hot, the sand was hot and the water was perfect…it was just the right temperature and very calm!! Although it is better for body surfing when you have some waves…we certainly found other ways to entertain ourselves. I loved to swim and I was a pretty good swimmer even at the young age of six. As the day progressed we were in and out of the water, Me I stayed in a lot. I was out playing in the water with just myself and my one friend who was also six years old. He was getting tired and wanted to go in to the shore but not me…I wanted to explore deeper waters. So I proceeded out farther. I went too far and I began to panic…I started swallowing water and I turned to go back toward the shore and I realized I was all alone out there. I started to yell for help but no one could hear me…I was choking on the water and flailing around like I didn’t know how to swim. I kept screaming each time I could catch my breath, but the water was overtaking me and I was drowning. I remember the last scream and then I just started to sink to the bottom of the lake…I was looking up, I could feel the warmth of the summer sun beating down in the water and I had my arm extended toward the sun reaching for it…then everything went cold and black as I sunk lower, I felt trapped; I remember closing my eyes and feeling full… then a great peace and brilliant light was all around me…I was no longer afraid!! I felt safer than I had ever felt in my life. Then out of nowhere I felt someone’s hand on my back and they were pushing me forward and up. Then I felt one last giant push as if a huge wave had just came up out of nowhere and pushed me in to where I could stand up on my own and my head was above the water. I hurried back into shore and got out of the water…I stood on the shore with my hands on my knees coughing up the water, but I had my eyes up looking out over the water…The water was dead calm and there was no one there!! My friend starting coming toward me from down the beach, I asked him “didn’t you hear me screaming for help”…”who helped me”…He said “’he was over at the picnic area with all the other kids and did not hear or see anything”. I asked him to look out over the water to see if he could see anyone…he responded with “there’s no one there” It was strange…I knew someone had helped me, but I never understood who that was, I knew that someone was with me in the water on that hot day, but it would not be until now that I fully understood who was My Helper, My Friend.
Sitting on the rock and looking out over the same water now years later; watching the reel of memories being opened up by the Spirit was an amazing moment!!. My Lord said, “my angels I have given to watch over you…they have always been with you and will always be with you until you return home to me”… That day it was the Lord’s angelic host who pushed me safely to shore. He has been right there all along… even when I did not know Him. Although it was my first divine encounter that I can remember…it certainly would not be my last!!
When I look through the threads of my life that join each moment to the next, the one thing that I am sure of is that the supernatural is more real than the natural could ever possibly mimic. I have always had a propensity toward the Spirit Realm, but I wouldn’t understand until after many encounters and years later that it was all part of Gods plan and purpose for my life.
I am thankful for God’s love and ongoing care….I cannot breathe one single breath without Him. He is my ever-present Friend and Saviour, one who never leaves me or forsakes me.To God Be the Glory!! Amen.
May God Bless You and Keep You Embraced in His Loving Presence
~Sincerely, Pastor Cindy

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BE AN EAGLE…

1 1 an eagleAn eagle does not conquer the snake on the ground. The eagle takes the snake into the heavens where it has no stamina, power or balance. There the snake is vulnerable, useless and weak, unlike when it is upon the earth where it presents danger and power. Do Not fight your battles with the knowledge of your human mind, or fall into the trap of lowering yourself to the enemy’s level…. Trying to fight in his territory gives him a home advantage!! INSTEAD….Elevate yourself to the heights on the wings of the Spirit, Soar like an eagle and let God and His Armies extinguish the venom of your enemies. Rest in Victory; For by His grace the battle is already finished!!

“The weapons of our warfare are not according to the flesh, but of the power of God, and by it we subdue rebellious fortresses.” ~ 2 Corinthians 10:4 (Aramaic Bible)

May God Bless You and Keep You ~Sincerely Pastor Cindy

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A Moment in Devotion ~Standing in the Storm

rainbow and rainGod always gives us a word for the season we are experiencing….Stand on the word that God has given you!! For He is the friend that sticks closer than any other!! He is our Rock and Fortress, Our Strength through every season. He binds up our wounds and breathes new life into our hollowed darkness. He is our Comforter when all others abandon us; though we may be walking through a valley, with Him we are always on the mountain top…No weapon formed against us shall ever prosper!! Stand True, Stand Strong and Stand in Faith knowing that the Victory is Yours!! Hold  the word close in your Heart that God has given you for this season; For His word never returns void!!

God Bless You & Keep You ✞. Have a Wonderful Weekend. ~ Pastor Cindy

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION:
Proverbs 18:24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

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✞ RESURRECTION DAY PRAYER ✞

jesus on crossHeavenly Father you are the giver of life and we Praise your Holy Name. We love you Lord Jesus and worship your loving presence on this day and every day. We Glorify you Lord and stand in awe of you… Lord we are a blessed people who walk in your marvelous light!! Lord we thank you for given us your Son, Jesus; He took our place on the cross with all of the world’s sin and sickness. He died, He was in the grave and then He rose again, so that we may have everlasting life. Lord, we thank you for your resurrection power and your righteousness that has been imputed into us by accepting and believing in your work on the cross. We pray Lord for the church; your body of believers Jesus, May we expand in the measure of Your Glory, Your Honour and Your Power. Lord Jesus may we step out in pure faith to demonstrate your Power with great signs and wonders, so the lost may see the glory of who you truly are. May your church grow beyond the capacity of the walls in which it has been contained and overflow into every corner of the earth. May it grow in stature to be honoured once again as the recognized moral compass of society. You Lord are the Resurrection of Life and we pray that you breathe new life into your church to strengthen the saints in season of turbulence. May we stand as wheat among the tares and be strong in our faith so that the harvest may be plentiful. May we discern the oppressors of this season and overthrow them with your Spirit and Truth. Your word is life and we pray that the deceived veils of the lost be removed and receive your abundant life. We thank you Lord that we are your children and are humbled by your glorious presence. May the light of you Lord radiate through us and be evident to everyone we encounter. May each step we take Lord, lead us into a greater realm of operating in your Holy Spirit. We thank you Lord that we are your authority in the world and we declare that we will influence the leaders of this generation. We pray that they hear your Spirit speaking through us and recognize it as being the truth. Lord we thank you that we have the same power as you gave to your Son Jesus, when He walked this earth…May we stand in that power today and always!!
In Jesus Name We Pray. Amen
Happy Resurrection Day ✞ ~Pastor Cindy

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A Moment in Prayer

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Father we thank you for a fresh touch of your Spirit today, May our hearts be filled with Joy and Love toward all mankind, May we be influential in our presentation of your word to the lost Lord. May we grow in Wisdom and Strength, May we be blessed with a discerning heart so that we are able to intercede in worldly situations and cause them to be favorable for you Lord!! We thank you Lord that you make the weak…Strong, the sick …Well, and the hurting….. Whole. You are a mighty God and we are your Kingdom Children!! Thank you for Blessing us Lord in each and every new day. From the rising to the setting of the sun Lord you are Faithful…..   

In Jesus Name we Pray….Amen!!

God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week~ Pastor Cindy

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A MOMENT OF DEVOTION ~FAITH and LOVE

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The word tells us that without Faith it is impossible to please God, which is true!! However, without Love it is impossible to know Him….A person must know Love first; because God is Love, If Love does not live in your heart; than God cannot live through your life. Faith is a seed that receives the divine Love and causes it to grow, however it is His Love that reveals the seed of faith planted in our souls. By accepting His Love and becoming Love, we walk in Faith and Honour our Heavenly Father. Faith and Love are two equals to one whole…they work in harmony seeking a greater revelation of His unfailing truth. Faith dictates the journey in Love…The more you walk by Faith, the greater His Love is revealed and in turn Gods Love continues to perpetuate Faith.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
1 John 4:8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love

God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Day ~ Pastor Cindy

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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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