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Draw Close To God And Not To The World

12403410076?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Epistle of James emphasizes our need to draw close to God. A love for worldly pleasures, though, can often become a hindrance which gets in our way. This post includes three ways we can draw close to God with pure motives. Click on the link below to read about them. #BibleStudy #Devotions #James #worship


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Every Good And Perfect Gift Comes From God

12300386689?profile=RESIZE_710xGod gives gifts to his children. Are you a child of the Lord? The best part about the gifts He gives is, they are all good and perfect. Why do you think James needed to point that fact out to us. Sometimes we get things in life we think are good but they're not. Click on the link below to read more about this all important subject. #BibleStudy #Devotions #Gifts #James #worship


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Confess Your Sins To One Another

10961602900?profile=RESIZE_710xWhen James talked about the power of prayer he said that we should confess our sins to each other. Why? It can't be for the forgiveness of our sins. In 1 John it says we must confess our sins to God and He will forgive us. Click on the link below to read today's post. I believe you will be enlightened by it. #BibleStudy #Devotions #James #sin


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How To Control Your Tongue

10882009284?profile=RESIZE_710xThe tongue can spew nasty, sinful words one moment and words of blessing the next. Sometimes it’s hard to determine what is coming out next. James said, brothers and sisters, this is not right! He's right. Click on the link below to see how you can make changes in your life. #BibleStudy #Devotions #Howtoseries #James


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Here Is The Truth About Jealous And Selfish Ways

James made a comparison of jealousy and selfishness with wisdom and understanding. He also told us how to get into the circle of wisdom. You don't know what that is? Click on the link below and read about it in today's post. #316 #BibleStudy #Devotions #James


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Check out our Hey Papi Promotions Network Member Bishop Dr. John-Paul James who made the international news with his participation with the Clafin men's hoops gets $15,000 boost. Here is the recent press release article below. Follow Dr. James on his Total You Integrative Medicine Center website https://www.totalu.org

Claflin received a $15,000 donation from the United Kingdom International Church. From left are the Rev. Hayes Gainey of Orangeburg, UKIC Bishop John Paul James, Claflin President Henry N. Tisdale and Dr. Luonne Rouse of New York.

Claflin University has received a $15,000 donation for its men’s basketball program.

The Rev. Hayes Gainey of Good Shepherd Community Ministries was instrumental in securing the contribution from United Kingdom International Church. Gainey is chaplain for the Claflin team and says he is the program’s “champion.”

“I feel this will be a great asset,” said Gainey, whose ministry is affiliated with Maryland-based United Kingdom International Church.

“One of the things I realized is that Claflin being a private school does not get all the funding needed like large institutions for athletics,” Gainey said. The money can boost recruiting efforts and go for scholarships.

UKIC Bishop John Paul James of Maryland was in Orangeburg Friday to present the $15,000 to Claflin President Henry N. Tisdale.

“This is just a start for us,” James said. “We plan to continue.”

The gift is a combined effort of Total U Medicine Center, Logos Christian College and the United Kingdom International Church, all based in Maryland.

"Historically black colleges and universities are important for us," James said. He wants to see HBCUs add millions and even billions of dollars to their budgets.

"How can we turn a $16-20 million budget to a billion-dollar budget or $2 billion-dollar budget?" James said. Science, technology, medical and research are keys.

"As long as President Tisdale keeps us on the table, we want to contribute toward Claflin," James said.

James said the UKIC’s mission is to improve health and education by connecting the church and the community.

"We thank the United Kingdom International Church for this very generous gift in support of our very deserving student athletes," Claflin President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale said.

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Where Are The Gospel Grits

We need to cherish the songs that brought us to where we are. Hymns, spirituals, anthems, and gospel are in our musical DNA. Hope, faith, justice, love, deliverance, and confession are needed in the songs written today for a time such as this. Early 20th century gospel music reminds me of hot grits on a cold winter day. They got inside of you, stuck to your ribs, and kept you full. I miss that in the music I hear today.

Gospel music has grown and evolved over its roughly 100 year history. Gospel hymns were first composed in the late 19th century by pastors such as Rev. Albert Tindley, but received widespread acclaim after the ground roots organizing of Professor Thomas A. Dorsey and his Dorsey disciples.

Those songs, as Dr. Margaret Douroux explained- in an interview in "Make A Joyful Noise: A Brief History of Gospel Music Ministry in America" (2011), were hummed by our ancestors as they performed day work to support their families. They were lined in devotion and prayer meetings. They were sung at funerals and baptisms.

We're starving from the gospel music of the 21st century. It's fattening; sweet; foot-tapping, hip-swaying good. But- how long does it last? Does it keep you full? Does it edify? exhort? convict? deliver? Is it sounding brass and tinkling cymbal?

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Testing your Faith

Blessings Ambassadors in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Testing Your Faith

James 1:2-4 (ESV) 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

God will not test you and we are not to put God to the test. The ruler of this world is constantly planning and scheming to enter your heart to draw you away from the Kingdom of God. When you turn towards Jesus in prayer to bring you through and of the trials and tribulations in your life, Christ will give you the victory.

If you all of sudden feel sad, worrying about everything, feeling, sick, or just a feeling that something is not right, turn to God and ask Him to allow the Holy Spirit to put into your mind what you need to pray for and in your mouth the words to pray. Jesus taught us how to pray and we can always use that to get closer to God an open the doors of communication.

The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15 (NKJV)
 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

God Bless,
Shawn and Caroline Savage

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A Man Like God Book Preview

Chapter 4

The Man: Without God

Strip a man down to his bear soul and all he is left with is choice.  He has a choice to die with nothing but his soul, or the choice to grow on from there and reach for higher heights than where he currently finds himself.

However, when you look at the things upon the earth that man can strive for, what does he actually obtain that he can take with him when his soul dies?  For all the things which man strives for, breaking his back to accomplish, using his time and energy to build; what of all of that can he actually account for when he dies?

His soul takes pride in his accomplishments, his degrees, the grand homes, cars, and bank accounts, but in the end he leaves all of that for another man to squander, plunder, and waste.  Yet for all that, the one thing or asset which he can take, or that will follow him to the grave and beyond; that he rejects.  He rejects it because it can’t be measured, counted, or stacked in a room.  It can’t be put on display, hung on a nail, or in a display case as a trophy.

No one can readily see it, acknowledge it, or praise him for it; and that which he receives praises for, or acknowledgement for is a hoax, false, made to be seen, heard and praised as something he brings attention to; as if to say “see me what I’ve done”.

Therefore, in the pride of his heart he lifts up his knowledge and his intellect for what else does he truly have?  However, what shall even remain of those, for his knowledge shall come to nothing.  The car and the home for which he takes pride in himself for obtaining, is not truly his, because someone else has the title and deed.  He has bought into a false sense of ownership, because if he misses a payment the bank comes-a-knocking, or they remove him or the property which is rightfully theirs.

So of all the things that a man says is his, what is actually his?  What can he keep that he can say is truly his and no one else’s?  Even his life the breath he breaths is not his, but he utilizes them only for the short time he is upon the earth.  Then they return to the one who gave them.

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered” (Proverbs 28:26).

Man left to himself can only follow the imagination of his own heart, which we can see in scripture is divisive, having taken on the nature of Satan.  Yet man doesn’t even have his own mind, because most of what he thinks apart from God is a product of the Devil.  It is written: “Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way” (Proverbs 20:24)?

The evils that man has committed are from the Devil, the lies he tells belong to the Devil; for the Devil is a liar and the father of it (see John 8:44).  He gets angry and hurts, or murders someone which is the product of demons.  Anger, jealousy, malice, envy, pride, all these are products of demons.  He wars and terrorizes and takes credit for the aftermath, and yet even this is born of demons.  Therefore, all the pride that man takes in doing mischief to each other is actually the inner workings of a demon that influences him to do so.  The final act of doing it is man’s doing for which he will be judged, but the thought behind it is not.

The belief that there is no God, comes from demons, therefore, man can’t even take ownership of many of his own belief systems, because they are also devised from demons.  Of course demons don’t want men to know this, and keep their dealing, plots, and plan secret making the man think he is in control when he really is not.

In this manner the man plays the fool, for it is written: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalms 14:1).  He plays the fool because he thinks that when he doesn’t believe in the God that made him, he is actually expressing his own thoughts.  He may have bought into them, but they certainly didn’t come from him.

Man’s beliefs system mainly stems from thoughts, ideas, and situations which occur outside of him, which demons construct to direct his thoughts and men considers these things, and makes a final decision on what he will believe.

I mean which of us by taking thought and considering all the things which gives us pleasure, would not make the decision to engage in them?  After all it’s fun, enjoyable, gives us pleasure, makes us feel good, helps us forget our troubles, and in the case of frequent sexual escapades boosts our ego.  Therefore, many of the things demons use against us are the things we find pleasurable, exciting, sociable, and thrilling.

God is seen as the strict parent making us miss out on what we consider the fun of life.  Therefore, the laws and commandments which govern them are tested and tried by men to see how far they can go in their disobedience, before judgment falls.

Even in the Body of Christ many risk daily their salvation for just a moment of forbidden pleasure.  Lusting and desiring things which we know God does not delight in.  Living a secret lifestyle away from the crowd; after all who is going to know what we do in the privacy of our own home?  Therefore, we maintain forbidden friendship, acquaintance, and fellowships just in case.  Deceived by the fact that those around us who befriends us really support us in the things we do, and we keep those who would challenge us, confront us, and expose us at arm’s length never allowing them to get too close, because what if.

In this we play the fool again, not understanding that it does not matter if man sees us; God sees us, and in due season he will judge, for it must be that judgment begin at the house of God (see 1 Peter 4:17).

Therefore, man has found himself in a precarious situation, having been put out of the Garden, facing a cruel world essentially on his own, with new rules and regulations which he is not accustomed to.  Not understanding that he is under a system which is bent on his destruction.  The harmony of God is gone; the intimate, close, touchable love of God has dissipated.  All that is left is the insecurity he now feels being left with only his thoughts, and a demon poised to take advantage of it all.

For without God we are lost, contrived, and detrimental to our own selves.  If we don’t allow the architect of our being access to direct, lead, purpose, and build our lives then we are simply a mound of flesh hasting to our death; for without God we are dead while we live.

Coming Spring of 2013.

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Sponsors For A Man Like God Men Conference

Raising Kingdom Citizens and James Bligen seeks sponsors to sponsor their A Man Like God Men Conference to be held at 7548 Lancaster Road, Dallas TX 75241.

This sponsorship is to hire a film crew to film the three days of the conference.  This sponsorship will also cover promotion costs for this event which is estimated to be $1,500.

We are offering several sponsorship levels:


Bronze Level

$200                Business Card inclusion in gift bag

                        Logo on our website linking to sponsor’s website


Silver Level

$500                Promotional material inclusion in gift bag

                        Logo on our website linking to sponsor’s website


Gold Level

$1,500             2 Free Tickets to the conference

                        Gift bag inclusion

                        A Free 2.5” page add in Revival booklet


Platinum Level

$2,500             2 Free Tickets to the conference

                        Gift bag inclusion

                        Free half Page add in Revival booklet

                        Logo on website with link to sponsors website


Diamond Level

$5,000             4 Free Tickets to the conference

                        Gift bag inclusion

                        Logo on website linking to sponsor’s website

                        Free full page spread in revival booklet

                        Logo printed on back of Banquet tickets


Each sponsor’s logo will be placed in the credit section of the DVD produced from the filming of this event, as well as on the back of the T-Shirts which will be offered at the conference.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.   To become a sponsor please click Here


If you are unable to attend however, would like to donate to the conference you may also do so on the Vendor/Sponsor Registration form, by clicking the link above.

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Wrapped Up In "church"!

We are so wrapped up in “church”.  We go to church, we have church, we had church, but we never become the “Church”.  We raise our kids in “church”, but not in God.  We make sure the “church” is clean, swept, and garnish yet we don’t put the same effort in making sure our true “temples” are clean, swept, and garnished by the Holy Ghost.

We cringe when someone put their finger prints on our fine brass around the pulpit, but we don’t cringe when we are using profanity, for it is what comes out of the man that defiles him.

We are sure to make sure that the sanctuary is clean and free of debris, but we are not sure to clean the debris of sexual impurities, perversions, and fornication that line the walls of our “Temples” (bodies) which houses the Holy Ghost.

We make sure the bathrooms of our “church” are clean and free of smells, and dirt.  We make sure we can see ourselves through the mirrors, and the sink is spotless.  Yet, we allow the Holy Ghost to move and walk in our bodies with filth all around in side of us.  We make a Holy God move inside of our filthy minds without being cognitive of the fact he is constantly living with us, and needs a holy environment in which to live.

Women allow men who are not their husbands to enter their temples (have sex with them), so full of lust that they forget they are “The Temples of a Living, Holy God”.  The Holy Ghost does not take a vacation from living inside of you, he is constantly there beholding your order.  He is there when you are engaging in sin.  He is there when you allow men to touch something so valuable.  You don’t make sure they are worthy to touch the “Temple of God” they are eying, lusting after, and craving sexually.  It is time we put more stock in the true “Temple of God”.

We need to take the same care of our living “Temples” as we take of the physical building that we call the “church” for it is we who house the Spirit of God

We are the tabernacle in the wilderness and as the priest carried the Ark and was required to be holy and clean, so must we be holy and clean while we carry the same spirit that raised Jesus from the grave within us.  There should be a great fear for someone to touch our “Temples” and they are not clean, or they are approaching us inappropriately. We should carry ourselves in such a way that causes God to want to protect us from the uncleanliness of men (universal), as he killed the man for touching the Ark of the Covenant which housed the Spirit of God.

The physical building we worship in is not the house of God.  God does not live there when we go home, for God does not live in temples made with hands, but has created himself a body in which to live; your body.  Walk and live as if you have a living God living inside of you.

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