What are you afraid of?

Does fear have you in its grip? Is it choking the life out of you? Are you anxious? Do you jump when the phone rings? Fear is real but unfortunately we often try to fight it in the natural but we are exhausted and no better off because "Fear is a Spirit"!
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ KJV)
God does not give us the spirit of fear but power, love and a strong mind!! He gives us the Spirit of Power, spiritual power so we can stand against fear in the Spirit world which makes it possible to deal with the spirit of fear!!!
We either control fear or it will control us and completely take over our lives!! In some way, fear talks to us, so we must talk to it or it will never quit ruining your day. You may say, fear can't talk, why are you consumed with fear then? It's getting its message into your Spirit someway..... It is a spirit and spirits use any means necessary to influence you. It uses thoughts, feelings, bad news, negative people to communicate negative feelings into your system. When Paul said "Keep the Faith", he meant to guard it from anything that would weaken your faith. Fear is a total "Faith Buster"!!! Fear stops you from loving because you think you will be hurt again. Fear stops you from thinking clearly so you can't make wise choices.
"And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men"(‭Matthew‬ ‭28‬:‭4‬ KJV)
Don't allow fear to freeze you in your tracks, break the ice, shake off the cold chills of fear and stand in your Faith in God! God has great things for you to walk in, don't let fear steal them from you!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

My children/Their children

If you are a parent then one of your deepest concerns is your children and eventually their children, your grandchildren!! Our children are exposed to so much today it is overwhelming to process! The system is trying to acclimate them to whatever tomorrow's world will look like so they slowly push our tolerance past our boundaries. As we are slowly worn down, our boundaries are slowly drifting farther from our ground zero and before long we won't even recognize where we are..... At some point you have to say NO or there will be no end to the "push" from the system. We are in the world but not of the world, we belong to God's Kingdom!! We are the children of light and we should reflect the "Love of God" but we must also stand up for good and right without fear of persecution!!! The system is trying to silence our voice and when we do say something they cry "offended"! If Truth offends you then there is not much I can do to help you because God functions in the realm of TRUTH!! Our children must know the difference between the Truth and a lie.
Our society is trying to make everything right or ok so even if it's evil it will still be tolerated thus acclimating the next generation to "anything goes" mindset! God have Mercy on us and our children!!!

"If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore." (‭Psalms‬ ‭132‬:‭12‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Jesus Christ

Our world is filled with hurting, lonely and stressed out people!! The Christian Church at large is called to reach out, starting at our doorsteps then going to the uttermost parts of the world. We should reflect the Legacy of Christ our Savior. When Jesus walked the footpaths of His homeland He questioned the motives of the religious phonies but He reached out to the outcast. He touched the untouchable, healed the sick, loved the unlovable, fed the hungry and even raised the dead. He brought hope to the hopeless but He was constantly criticized by the "politically correct powers that be" of His day! The powers that be of His day were religious in nature and by choice. They looked down their "holier than thou" noses at all those that were not in sync with their click. Jesus Christ defied their cultish mindset and set the "captives free" with the message of Grace to all who would believe!!

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ."(‭John‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ KJV)

The message of "Grace and Truth" that Jesus gave us is still going forth today, it still changes lives, it still raises the hopeless to new heights of Hope! There are ministries in "regions beyond" that are still reaching the darkest corners of the world where the Name, Jesus Christ, has never been spoken...
I'm am honored to be part of such a ministry in India where God has placed our ministry in the leadership position to ordain, teach and enable 40 Preachers to go into villages that have never heard of Jesus, cleanse the lepers, feed the hungry, care for orphans and widows!!! The ministry has now grown to 13 God's House/India Churches!! Even though we constantly hear an extreme amount of negativity, we watch in amazement a world spinning out of control but God is working miracles in the lives of people every day!!
God is so amazing He knows where you are today and what you are processing at this very moment, so lean on Jesus, He will do whatever is necessary to see you through your time of trial.

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Stolen years....

I'm sure most of us look back through the years and wish we could have slowed the wheels of time during certain seasons of life. God is a Spirit, He is eternal! God created time for us to exist in until we are transported into eternity. Every passing day has 24 hours but yet some seem longer than other days while some seem to travel at the speed of light. There are varied reasons as to why our feelings are associated with time, some of which have to do with our choices, mistakes, regrets, memories both good and bad!! We wish we could turn back time and have a re-do but we also have some days we wish would never end!! Well, here is the good news, God can "restore the years"! I'm not sure how He can do this amazing miracle but God can do anything with time that He chooses because He created it as a gift to us. If the bubble of time didn't exist we wouldn't be here but it does exist and we are here... The question is, have we "redeemed the time" as commanded in scripture. What we did yesterday has a profound effect on our today, yes the actions of the last decade with sway the next decade of our life. There is really no way we can honestly and truthfully know in fullness what reactions we would have today if we could go back and change some things but we still know that we didn't get it all correct the first time around!! The problem with time is, its like money, you can spend it any way you want to but you only get to spend it once!! We should shop wisely because whatever we purchase will be starring us in the face every time we open the door to our storage room of life. We can't go back and re-do our lives but GOD CAN RESTORE THE YEARS!!

"And I will RESTORE TO YOU THE YEARS that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed."(‭Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭25-26‬ KJV)

The Hebrew meaning of the word "restore" is to make amends, to complete, to bring peace to whatever we lost or missed out on during those years that haunt us day and night. It is not over until God says it's over or we quit believing that God can make it right..... Don't ever give up on God because He will never give up on you!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

We must remember......

   "Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in our armed forces!"

If we forget the reason we have a "Memorial Day" each year then our men and women in the armed forces have died in vain!!  Please make sure your children know the purpose of this day. The ultimate sacrifice given by the men and women in the armed forces allow us to enjoy the freedoms we have today!! They have passed from this life as we know it into eternity and are not here to speak for themselves so we must speak on their behalf. If their dedication to the service of this country was so passionate that they died for it then surely we can live with the same dedication to keep this country great. In the Old Testament the Prophets of God spoke directly to the leaders of their country and so should we today! The Church of the living God is a powerful force to be reckoned with when it stands hand in hand but we have been brainwashed into thinking we shouldn't speak out so we sit in silence. I personally think we need to stand up and speak up or our warriors have given their lives for no reason. It is up to us to make sure that the United States of America stays on the course that our forefathers intended in its inception. The amount of blood shed to begin and protect this country is unfathomable. Please remember the sacrifice required to keep America free and we need to take a close look at where our present leaders are taking us!!  Pray for the families that are hurting today due to the death of a loved one in service of our country. May God Bless America!!!

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7‬:‭14‬ KJV)

I Believe, 
Scott L. Boatner

Heavenly Father;

We approach you today in the Name of Jesus!! We submit ourselves to you and satan must flee from our presence. ("Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ KJV). We confidently come before you with many burdens to lay at your feet. We enter your courts with Praise because we know that you inhabit the Praise of your people! It is your presence that we desire because there is joy in your the fullness of your presence. We are aware that You are always with us but we desire a strong presence at this time in our lives!! We ask you to "rend the heavens and come down." Please place your protecting Angels around us, our families, friends and those around the world that are being killed for their Faith in Jesus Christ. Every 3 to 5 minutes someone is killed simply because they believe in Jesus Christ!!! "The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (‭Psalms‬ ‭24‬:‭1‬ KJV). We acknowledge that the earth is yours and the fullness thereof, we are created in your image and the scripture says that we shall inherit the earth! Father, when you created us you gave us dominion over the earth all therein but we've allowed it to get out of control. We ask you to forgive us for taking our blessings for granted and not walking in the Spiritual Authority given to us by Jesus Christ. We ask that you give us the courage to stand up for you in our country, our families and churches! We ask that you clothe us in the armour of a warrior that we may have victory in every area of our lives. " Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭13‬ KJV) Help us Jesus to stand in power, confidence and authority so we can have a profound effect on this world!! We ask in the Name of Jesus that you hear our cry, our future depends on you intervening on our behalf!! In Jesus Mighty Name we pray, Amen!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Are you over it yet?

Face it, we all have a past but if you have been forgiven by God through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, it is forgiven. As a Preacher of the Gospel of the Grace of God, I see a lot of God's people still condemning themselves for something that was over twenty years ago!! There are people that will not let you live things down, you feel their thoughts toward you when you meet them in the isle at the grocery store. They smile, you know it's phony because you know they are phony but they know your old sin list so you have to act as phony as they are acting. This type behavior creates a cycle of condemnation in your life about every little microscopic mistake you make regardless of how minuscule. Listen up class, when the Holy Spirit reveals sin or error in your life it is very clear and to the point. God is not a vague God, His Word is clear and the Holy Spirt can get the point across without you condemning yourself everyday of your life. When you condemn yourself you are no use to the Kingdom of God because personal condemnation strips you of all your confidence!!! "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" (‭Philippians‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ KJV) God is working in our lives and He wants you to grow in confidence until the day Jesus comes for us. Until Jesus comes He has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us. "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." (‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ KJV) The Holy Spirit will guide you into truth, He will not play guessing games with you during your earth journey. Someone said they saw a bumper sticker that read "God is back and He is mad", but God hasn't been anywhere and He's not mad!
If you will quit condemning yourself, walk in the confidence of God then your spirit of confidence will cause the self appointed judges of humanity to run from you because the power of your confidence will always intimidate the person that feeds off your misery. Yes I'm aware that they will still talk about you from a distance but you won't have to play the phony happy dance when you see them, they will go the other way because they are convicted by the Holy Spirit. There is only so much you can do to fix your past and the rest you will just have to give it to God and get over it before you pass this lack of confidence down to your children. Stop the madness in your mind by reading the Word and asking God to transform you "by the renewing of your mind."(Romans 12:2) Ask God to help you walk, think and talk in the power of the Holy Ghost because He's the one that lives in you not one of the local haters!! As they say, " Birds fly, fish swim and haters hate" but please quit hating on yourself because there are plenty others to do that for you!!

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

We are a.....

"Chosen Generation" If you are alive on planet earth, it's because God has chosen you for a specific purpose. It was designed just for you, no one else can fill your spot so step up to the plate... "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." (‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭16‬ KJV)

"Royal Priesthood" You are royalty in the "Kingdom of God!" You are God's Priesthood which means you can come boldly before the Throne of God!!!
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭16‬ KJV)

"Holy Nation" You are washed in the "Blood of Jesus" and you conduct your life from God's point of view so you are called a "Holy Nation", you belong to the Nation of God!!!

"Peculiar People" Peculiar does not mean weird, strange or especially religious. It describes a group of people that believe in Jesus Christ and trust Him to do whatever is necessary to empower them to rise above any thing to accomplish their purpose!!

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (‭1 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ KJV)

If you know Jesus Christ, it's very important that you know who you are and just how powerful your God/Family is at this moment in life or I wouldn't be writing this to you. We are a powerful group of people, we just need to get on the same page and shew forth some PRAISE!!! We have the power to expose the darkness with the Light of Jesus!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


Unfortunately, they are inevitable, when we realize we've done things we shouldn't have done, we are faced with the cloud of regret!! Our actions, words or lack thereof have consequences that cause division and pain which which will bring us face to face with regret!! What can we do to overcome the guilt and condemnation of these haunting memories? I would start by acknowledging to God that I have hurt someone, sometime inadvertently but sadly there are times it can appear intentional due to our lack of patience or wisdom. When someone thinks we hurt them intentionally, it is difficult to win that persons forgiveness. It is very disturbing to be accused of hurting someone when you know you haven't but this also is a part of life on planet earth. When we repent of sin we find forgiveness with a Merciful God but with our fellowman, not so much... We are often held to a higher standard by people that have no standard for themselves yet they continually critique you as if they were judge and jury!! At the end of the day and regardless of which category your regret falls into, it is still regret!! My advise is to learn from your mistakes, forgive, ask for forgiveness when possible, realize you nor anyone else is perfect, love God and move on with your life!! "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭7-8‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

We Win!!

The King of Syria surrounds the city where Elisha the Prophet is in an effort to gain the edge he needed to win a war. Are you surrounded? Are you out numbered? Are you over loaded today? The Prophet's servant looks outside and is overwhelmed by the size of the army. He thinks it's all over and done!!

"Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." (‭2 Kings‬ ‭6‬:‭14-17‬ KJV)

"Fear not: for they that be with us are more". In spite of what it looks like to the natural eye, look at your circumstances with your Spirit. I assure God has everything under control, so TRUST HIM!! I've said many times that trusting God by faith to do the impossible is the most difficult thing you will ever do when there is no way out of the mess you are in at this moment in time. God's Spirit Warriors are on your side and on call 24/7!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"God is a Spirit"

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (‭John‬ ‭4‬:‭24‬ KJV)

There are two worlds in action at all times, one you see with the natural eye and one you don't see unless God's Spirit reveals it to you.
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭9-10‬ KJV)
The things you see are controlled by what you don't see with the natural eye. In order to have victory in the natural you must tap into the power of the Holy Spirit. He is the only person that can let you see Into the unseen Spirit world. In the Spirit world there is the Holy Spirit and the spirit of darkness. The Holy Spirit resides in the believer, He is the person that can reveal things to you that can change your life in the natural world. Our victory and blessings are seen when manifested in the world we see only after we've learned to walk in victory in the Spirit world. The Apostle Paul speaks often of both worlds, he tells us to "walk in the Spirit" and we won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. He makes it clear that we cannot win any of our battles in the flesh but only by understanding the power of the Holy Spirit. "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ KJV). The power of God that lives in us is a treasure from God Himself for us to walk in on a daily basis!! "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
(‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭18‬ KJV) We are created in the image of God so we are a spirit that lives in a body that has a soul. (Our soul man is our thoughts, feelings, emotions, will, mind, our humanity, who we are in the world) If you are going to walk in the victory that is available for God's people you must make wise choices, get into the Word so the Word of God can get into you and pay more attention to your Spirit Man than your natural man. "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)" (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭3-4‬ KJV) Ask God to fill you with the Holy Ghost so you can see the Spirit world clearly thereby being able to understand how to win the battles you are fighting on a daily basis. Jesus Christ died on the cross, shed His blood to cleanse us so the Holy Spirit could live in us and empower us to walk in supernatural power. It is this supernatural power that we must have functioning on our behalf to experience the blessings of God in the natural world. God's power is the only thing that can break down the strong holds that are hindering the flow of blessings in our lives!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Spiritual development, the key to being an overcom

The "Fruit of the Spirit" is produced by the Holy Spirit not by some natural activity that we deign. The Apostle Paul declares us to be "more than conquerors," in Romans.
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭37‬ KJV)"
In the Book of Revelation, John tells us that we are overcomers and rewarded with a blessing from God!! There are seven churches in chapters 2-3, these particular churches were chosen by the Holy Spirit to teach us. One of the things we learn is that under stressful circumstances we can still "hear what the Spirit is saying" and when we do, we can overcome!! Please notice the divine order of the "Fruit of the Spirit." in Galatians.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."(‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭22-23‬ KJV). If you read the list slowly and repeatedly you will begin see that it's a staircase that leads us up and over the flesh. We start with love, the foundation of all things Christian!! We must "believe the love", (1 John 4:16) we must believe that God loves us regardless of what kind of day we are experiencing!! This confidence helps us walk in love in every area of our life. Love gives birth to "Joy" which is our strength! (Nehemiah 2:10) It is our strength in God that gives us "Peace", which means to make us whole, with nothing missing in our lives and that propels us deeper into the Spirit of God!! The next fruit we bear is long suffering or backing off to give our friends in Christ time to grow in God. As we seek the filling of the Holy Spirit we continue bearing fruit and next in this powerful journey is gentleness. David said God's gentleness made him great and King David was a great man that we all look up to. As we continue to bear fruit "goodness" is manifested next. We will find ourselves being good to "all men." It's amazing but faith is listed as a "fruit of the Spirit." This explains why it's so hard to believe God for miracles without doubting because we must bear this fruit as a result of the Holy Spirit!! One of the hardest things you will ever do is trust God when you have nothing or no one to lean on. Meekness may rhyme with weakness but it's anything but weakness. It is the power of wisdom controlling us which allows us to bear the spiritual fruit of "temperance" or self-control. If we can't control ourselves then we can't control anything in our life!! A life out of control will inevitably self-destruct but God's Will for us is to bear the "Fruit of the Spirit" so that we can grow into powerhouses for the Kingdom of God!!! We must ask the Holy Spirit to fill us to overflowing so we can bring forth fruit that changes our lives forever.

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Heavy Hearts!

"Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad." (‭Proverbs‬ ‭12‬:‭25‬ KJV)

"Heaviness" in the Hebrew means anxiety or fear. The stress and pressure of life is pressing down on each of us as we go through our day. If it's not something personal, it's a family member or friend. It seems the weight of some days is so heavy it's hard to make it to bedtime, then you can't sleep. You lay in bed with your mind racing, praying for a better tomorrow. You finally go to sleep but when the sun rises on a new day the pressure is still weighing heavy on you. The word "stoop" means to depress or press down! Life is real every day and we are living in the last days, a time when Christ said "men's heart would fail them for fear"! (Luke 21:26) The good news is, God doesn't give us the "spirit of fear but of power, love and a strong mind."
(2 Timothy 1:7)
God has a lot of "good words" for you in His Word. God's Word is filled with promises of hope, peace and healing. We must read His Word and believe it with all faith. We build our faith by hearing, reading and believing the Word of God!! "
"The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish." (‭Proverbs‬ ‭14‬:‭11‬ KJV) It doesn't matter what is going at a house across town, just know that good news is on its way to your house from God!!! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." (‭Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭25‬ KJV) The good will come......

"A new, new day will come
When the children will run and laugh with the son"

"And I'll wait for the day that is done
I will do, I will do whatever it takes
To believe a new day will come" New Day/ Griffin House/Lost and Found

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

The Mother of a Prophet!!

Israel was in decay, the House of God was being led by priest that "knew not the Lord", Hophni and Phinehas, the sons of Eli!! Hannah was a married woman but could not have children, this weighed heavy on her mind and spirit so she sought the Lord with weeping, prayer and fasting. She was consoled by her husband, provoked by her adversary and misunderstood by the Priest, Eli. She made a vow to God that if He would give her a man child she would give him to the Lord for His service. God heard her prayer, saw her tears and was moved by her weeping!! He answered and gave her Samuel, a great Prophet before the Lord. Israel as a nation needed strong spiritual leadership to get them back on track for God. A failed Priesthood had led them into a very dark time. Israel ask God for a King so they could be like other nations. The problem with this request is, God had never told them they needed to be like other nations. God spoke to the Prophet Samuel, He said give them what they want, a King, unfortunately King Saul led them further away from God. He ruled by his religious flesh instead of the Voice of God that was given him in Samuel. He ruled for forty years, toward the end of his reign his kingdom was taken from him as a result of his failed leadership. Samuel the son of Hannah the Prophet of God anointed David King to sit in the throne in King Saul's place so Saul spent ten years trying to kill David. David, anointed King of Israel, lived in caves for ten years waiting for God to move Saul from the Throne. In time David became King and righted the wrongs that had been done in his nation over the last forty plus years. If Hannah hadn't sought God in prayer, fasting and weeping, we may not have had Samuel the Prophet to anoint a King named David to rule Israel in one of their nations most desperate hours. "For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there." (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1‬:‭27-28‬ KJV) It is my prayer that God will raise up some Hannah's to raise up a generation of Prophets like Samuel to anoint leaders like David to lead our country back to God!!! God bless you Mother-Hannah for sacrificing your son Samuel to save your nation!!! May we have the same dedication and passion for our country!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"but the end is not yet"

The disciples questioned Christ about the end of days, when it would come, how will we know? This is still the question of the hour, when shall the end be? There are many people that are overcome with fear concerning the things that are going on in America and around the world. God nor human nature has changed any since the days when Jesus Christ walked the earth. Our culture has changed, our knowledge has increased, population has exploded but people nor God has changed. The human race is still equally divided into groups, one group freaks out about everything, one group doesn't have a clue what's going on and the rest are caught in the middle trying to make sense of it all. Please take time to read your Bible, it's very clear concerning the last days, you are watching it unfold before your eyes. The Scriptures are being fulfilled in perfect detail.
"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 ‭24‬:‭6‬ KJV)
If you do not know Jesus Christ, I strongly suggest that you call on Him at this very moment, ask Him to come into your life and be your Lord! The world system is developing into a system that can fulfill the Book of Revelation chapters 6-19, the 7 year tribulation period!! The nations of the world are being positioned for the "War of Wars", the Americans are being acclimated to do as they are told by the government. When Jesus calls His people up to meet Him in the air, if you do not know Him, you will be left to face a system of control like nothing you've ever seen or can imagine, The Anti-Christ!! There will be things happening on the earth that will have you in such a state of fear, you will comply, it won't be like you think, you won't take on the world all by yourself!! If you do not know Jesus Christ, you have no idea what you will soon be facing. Please call on Jesus today!!!

"And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"(‭Revelation‬ ‭6‬:‭15-17‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"If God be for us"

I don't know what you are going through at this moment in your life but, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" In this life we will inevitably face challenges that are bigger than we can process in our natural mind. Sometime these challenges can be so overwhelming that we are certain that we will never see our way through the storm!! It is in these times that we must learn to lean on Jesus. He is the only one that can get us safely to the other side of the stormy sea!! Apostle Paul warned us that in the last days their would be perilous times but in spite of that, God would deliver us from the "mouth of the lion!" (2 Timothy 4:17) God will never leave us, regardless of circumstances! "And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4‬:‭18‬ KJV) Soon and very soon, Jesus will catch His born again believers away to meet Him in the air but between now and then, it will get dark and scary, if your only source of information is the news of your choice. I choose to believe that no matter what, God is BIGGER, God is BRIGHTER!!! God will BLESS His people with supernatural protection and peace while they are on this planet. It's not my final destination, I'm just passing through on my journey of Faith.

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"(‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭31‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Let there be Light"

God's answer to darkness is and has always been Light. In the beginning when the earth was covered in darkness, "God said, Let there be Light".
When Moses led two million Hebrews out of Egypt they followed a "Fire by Night". On several occasions David said in the Psalm's that God "enlightened his darkness" so that he had some understanding in moments of confusion, betrayal and pain. If you feel like the darkness is smothering you today, speak light into the darkness. David also said that God's Word was a light that would enlighten our darkness so open your Bible and just start reading it out loud in the midst of your darkness!! The Light has a profound effect on the darkness. "For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness." (‭Psalms‬ ‭18‬:‭28‬ KJV) Satan will go the distance to keep you in the dark but you have a Word from God that can change satan's plans for you by shedding light on your circumstances so you can walk the correct path out of a jungle filled with noises in the night.
"The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." (‭Psalms‬ ‭19‬:‭8‬ KJV) Isaiah prophesied that a darkness would cover the earth but the Glory of the Lord would arise upon His people in spite of this gross darkness!! "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭1-3‬ KJV)
God has never been intimidated by the darkness and neither should we at any time in our journey of faith. We must not let the darkness of the hour intimidate us but we must stand taller, shine brighter and go forth with the Word of Light into the darkness empowered by the Holy Spirit!!!
Saul of Tarsus was on the road to Damascus to persecute and kill the followers of Christ but God blinded him with light from Heaven, Jesus spoke and he became the "Apostle Paul" that gave his life in service of the one he persecuted!! The Gospel Light dispels the darkness from our lives.
"And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:" (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭3‬ KJV) Jesus Christ is the light that shines in your life so open the shades and let His light shine!!!
Regardless of how dark your world is right now you have this promise from God which if believed and spoken will dispel the darkness!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"A Wounded Heart"

In this world there is much sorrow, sorrow means pain or wounded! The vast number of people that are wounded is beyond comprehension. The sad thing is, to be wounded by someone, you usually have to be close enough to them so they can reach out an touch you. We are wounded by those we love and sadly enough we wound those we love by the things we do or the words we speak. Once we've hurt the person we love, if not corrected immediately, the distance between the two just gets further apart, day by day. Unfortunately, in time, it can become a divide so wide that it can't be reconciled, the hurt is too deep. The next thing that happens in a one on one relationship is, one or both are set adrift, drifting out into to an ocean of loneliness. The thing about being alone, in time, you begin to think about the good memories, the memory of the early days of your relationship begins to overshadow the pain but you've become so comfortable in the darkness of loneliness you don't know how to get back what you once had.... You will begin to wonder how you ever got this far apart, when you were once so close. You were once puzzled when relationships failed after lengthy periods of time but now you see how it can happen to anyone, no one is immune!! If you don't soon find a way back to a merry heart your spirit will be broken and that is a brokenness that is almost beyond repair!!

"Trying to learn to walk like the heroes
We thought we had to be
Well after all this time
To find we're just like all the rest"
(Backstreets/Bruce Springsteen/1975)

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." (‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Peace in the Family"

Isaiah says that if we teach our children about the Lord then they shall have peace! The word "Peace" in scripture has a much deeper and broader meaning that the word we use in America. It's much more than a warm fuzzy feeling. It means to be whole, nothing missing but everything in it's place!! If you feel like something is missing then start claiming this promise providing you've taught your children the Bible. It is imperative that you deliberately get your children in a spiritual atmosphere so they can soak up the Spirit of God!! The Spirit and Word of God will do for you and your children, what nothing else can do. It's not always easy, it takes a decision to deliberately teach your children, take them to Sunday School, Worship and Preaching every week. If you make a deliberate decision to do so it will be challenged by seemingly random events but they are satanic distractions to keep you as far from God as possible. You must make up your mind that your children will know the Word of God and will be comfortable in the Presence of God's Spirit or they will live a "Random Religious" life which will not expose them to anything of eternal value. Our children must have the Word in them so deep that nothing can shake it out of them because the earth will shake before Jesus comes for His Bride!!

"And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children." (‭Isaiah‬ ‭54‬:‭13‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner