"TIME DOES'NT HEAL, it's just the method of measure

What is done is done, so like sand falling through our fingers at the beach, we cannot possibly regain some things unless God Himself restores them to us!! Joseph the son of Israel (Jacob) was sold to a caravan of Midianites by his brothers as a teenager, put in irons and marched to Egypt then sold as a slave in the marketplace of the world!!! God delivered him from prison and exalted him to the highest office in the land, second only to Pharaoh. A famine in his home land forced his family to come to Egypt to get food. As the story goes they would end up staying in Egypt but when Israel (Jacob) died, Joseph ask Pharaoh for permission to go back home to the promised land to bury his daddy. They made the journey to Canaan to bury "The Father of the 12 Sons of Israel"! God changed Jacob's name to Israel after a night of wrestling and he became the Father of the 12 tribes of Israel!! Joseph made the journey, buried his father then returned to Egypt. You may wonder why he went back to Egypt? Why didn't he stay in his home land? It was where he grew up, where he had his childhood memories but the painful memories of being thrown in a pit BY HIS OWN, SOLD BY HIS OWN, was just too much so he returned to a place that he now felt at home. Yes he was sold as a slave in Egypt, mistreated, falsely accused, imprisoned but NOT by his OWN, so it didn't have the same impact of his earlier suffering at the hand of his OWN, that supposedly loved him!!! The first time Joseph saw his brothers after they sold him to the caravan headed to Egypt he had to go in private to HIDE AND WEEP!!! Many years had lapsed but his HURT WAS AS FRESH as if it were 5 minutes ago!!! Are you really any better after all this time?
TIME DOES'NT HEAL, it's just the method of measurement that we use to identify the distance back to when we were hurt!!! Jesus is our healer!!! Pain and hurt can travel through time at the speed of light so we must lean on Jesus to heal us, not look at the calendar nor the clock! Thinking time will heal us is just another religious myth but Jesus is not a myth, He is my Healer!!! Time may help bring some other things in your life to help occupy your time but it will never heal you!!!!

"The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." (Psalms‬ ‭34:18-19‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner
Preacher of the Gospel

"Help Us, Lord"

If you need help today, call on the one that can make a difference!!! Your circumstances are irrelevant to His Power to give rest to those that call on Him!!!!

"And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, IT IS NOTHING WITH THEE TO HELP, whether with many, or with them that have no power: HELP US, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee." (‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭14:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Think first!!!!!

Just because you THINK you know someone or something doesn't mean you do, it just means you THINK you do!! Knowing and thinking are two totally different things...... The more we think before we speak, the less harm done to our family, friends and neighbors!!!

"An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered."(Proverbs‬ ‭11:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge."(Proverbs‬ ‭14:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Weak and Weary today??

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
(2 Corinthians 12:9)

"I will glory in my weakness"! The areas of my life that I can't possibly fix, so I MUST lean on Jesus!!! I have no other choice because I just can't deal with this alone so I MUST LEAN ON JESUS!! But, WHAT ABOUT OUR STRENGTHS, the areas that we have under control, our gifts, our strong points, etc.... We have heard all of our lives that the devil hits us in our weak areas but Jesus has got those areas covered!!! According to this verse God's Strength is made Perfect our Weakness!!! What if we feel so confident about our strengths, that we are so passionate in our strong areas that we self-destruct because we will push ourselves past the breaking point since we excell in certain areas?!!! We OVER-COMPENSATE in our strengths to hide our weak areas? We certainly want everyone to see the good not the bad. I just wonder, just maybe, that sometimes our strengths because of this over-compensation factor, actually become our weakness. Jesus has already died for the world, so you don't have to die!!! Don't let you passion burn you out!!! Stay balanced and Stay Strong!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Thank You

Thank You

Thank You God for our undeserved blessings that You give us each day!! We thank you for our family, friends and for this Great Country in which You have allowed us to live!!!!

"Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭106:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

We Believe,
The Scott Boatner Family!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Forgive it or live with it.....

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you". Ephesians 4:32

"Forgiving one another" Learning to let things go is one of the greatest challenges we face as humans but to grow in Christ we must do so. You may say that forgiving a person that has hurt you is above and beyond the call of duty. Well, we are supposed to be like Jesus, aren't we? The last time I read my Bible that's what it said! As a matter of fact I'm sitting here looking at several verses on forgiveness as I write this devotion. It's the memory of the incident that caused all this pain and trauma in your life that you can't forget much less forgive the "devil" that did the deed. When the "WWJD" bracelets came out we all bought one and wore it like a badge of spirituality. Wearing a bracelet and forgiving someone that has hurt you are two different things. There is a vast difference between the two. Forgiveness is painful but freeing, yes, you have borne the pain, the hurt, the trauma but you'll never be free until you truly forgive the person as Christ forgave you. If you read Job chapter 42 you will find out that Job got double blessings after he prayed for his friends that had hated on
him for 42 long chapters. They heaped oppression on top of Job's depression but he forgave and got blessed. Forgiveness is costly, you are paying the price of the pain whether you forgive or not, if you don't let it go, it will turn to bitterness which will rot your bones like a cancer. You are living with the consequences of the evil that's been done to you, why not forgive and be free. The person you forgive may never even know, they may never change, but YOU will and it will be a day to remember. FORGIVENESS FIXES YOUR PAIN NOT THE OTHER PERSONS BEHAVIOR!!! Allow me to let you in on a secret, you are not responsible for everyone's behavior, just yours. Forgive someone today and you will be amazed at what God is about to do in your life

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"I was so sorry that if you had put me out on the street the garbage truck wouldn't pick me up, but Jesus stopped by and picked me up!" Billy Peebles

"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
‭‭(John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Just because you have a Bible in your hand.....

"Just because you have a Bible in your hand doesn't necessarily mean you have God's Eternal Truth in your heart!"

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭119:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"If we can't handle failure, we will never handle success!!"

All coins have two sides, if we have success, we will process failure and set backs along the way. If we fall apart when put under pressure then the responsibility of our own success will cause us to fail as well. Don't let the blessings in your life ruin your life!! Use your Blessings wisely, "where much is given, much is required"! "(Luke 12:48 KJV)

It's God's will for you to be blessed in every area of your life but the question that has to be answered is, what will you do with those Blessings? How have you responded to the challenges and failures in your life? Are you willing to be blessed to be a blessing?

"Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:"
(Proverbs 2:11 KJV)

Without "Discretion" The Blessing of the Lord will continue to elude you!!

"He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;" (Psalms 113:7 KJV)

Prepare to be BLESSED because we are in the time of the latter rain and the wealth transfer.... (Proverbs 10:22/Proverbs 13:22)
God has plans for You, America and the Nations of the World! The ride from here on in should be pretty exciting, a little shaky sometime but exciting!!!

"For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."(Haggai 2:6-9 KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"God's Mercy is not relevant to the recipient but a reflection of God's Divine Nature!!!!"

"Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:" ‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭136:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy." ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭9:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"The Snare is Broken"

"Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: THE SNARE IS BROKEN, and we are escaped. "(Psalm 124:7)

"The Snare is Broken". The Hope given in this verse is beyond human comprehension! Please read this powerful verse of scripture several times so that you can speak it from memory. Please focus your Faith on the phrase, "the SNARE is BROKEN"! Just walk around all day repeating that phrase and your Faith will begin to rise up out of your Spirit. The Holy Spirit inside you will respond to the Word of God as you confess it's powerful truth. How did God create all that you see, by speaking..... Take charge of your fear today, speak to the chains that bind you and tell them that they are BROKEN!! This is truth and truth makes you free. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."(John 8:32). The last three words of PS 124:7 are, "WE ARE ESCAPED"!!! Today I thank my God for freedom
in Christ, I am FREE, the snare is broken and I am escaped!!
I am a Child of the Most High God!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

I'm guilty;

Peter was going to fight a 600 man kill squad alone for Jesus!! He drew his sword, cut off a mans ear but Jesus basically told his main supporter to put his sword away because I got this.....but Jesus was arrested, beaten, wrongfully accused, tried and crucified for no crime!!! Peter would have died fighting for Jesus that night. We are guilty of the same thing, it's killing us and our enemies are thriving!! We are tired, worn to a frazzle, stressed to the max!!! We will not let Jesus fight the battles for us.. Christianity would be awesome if it wasn't for all of us humans!!!!

"Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?"
‭‭(John‬ ‭18:10-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands."(‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:47‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no EVIL: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"The Lord shall preserve thee from all EVIL; He shall preserve thy soul."
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of EVIL.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from EVIL It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:7-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"There shall no EVIL happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"EVIL pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"The EVIL bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"All the days of the afflicted are EVIL, but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with EVIL."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"Say not thou, I will recompense EVIL; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee."
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"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

We cannot just lay down, bury our head in the sand but we must stand in the Power of God's Might!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"I have more to live for today than I did yesterday because I have another day to express my Love toward God, love my family more and show the world the there are things that I love more than I love myself so they can see Jesus in me!!

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Neshoba County Fair 2016

On Sunday , July 24'th at 9:30 am I will be preaching at the pavilion!!
I humbly ask for your prayers and attendance, if at all possible. This is a very unique venue and opportunity so please join us for worship!!!
A special Thank You to the Fair Board for this opportunity that has been given to me for many years now and many years to come. The fact the we can gather in the same public place, same time for no other reason than to "Lift Jesus up" is a privilege and honor we must not take lightly!! I personally consider it a honor for which I'm forever grateful. Please pray for us, join us and share this with all your friends!!!
May God Bless each and every one of you as you journey through life!!

Peace, Love and Protection to all!!!
Bro Scott L. Boatner
Psalm 91


If you are always "fixing" your family and friends to meet your standard of living, you are actually subconsciously condemning them by basically saying; You've got it all wrong!! I know you think you are helping but you are actually satisfying a need in you to fix everything and everyone!! Over time you have set yourself up as the standard of measurement but they might like their pictures hanging crooked in their house!! After all, it's their house and their pictures!! By all means continue, because before long you won't have a relationship with the people you love because they will avoid you like a plague due to the fact that you can't have a normal conversation so you now have what you wanted, a perfect world!! The problem is, no one is in it but you!! Focus Class!! What matters to you the most when you go to bed tonight?? I would spend my days humbly, lovingly and graciously building these relationships not executing the participates!!!

"And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;"
(‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

In other words, shut up, mind your own business and buy your own pictures so you can hang them anyway you wish, unless you are invited to the party but then tread lightly.... Love, Peace and Protection to all!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Fasten your seat belts, turbulence ahead!"

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. Our culture has changed, our knowledge has increased, population has exploded but people nor God have changed, in nature, since creation!! The human race is in darkness but 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)

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are at war!! Jesus will come soon to catch His Church away, those washed in "The Blood of the Lamb" then the time of "Jacob's Trouble" or the 7 year tribulation will begin by revealing a new world leader, The Anti-Christ! Once the "Christ-ians" are gone the anti-Christ can rule the earth with fear and war!!

"That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand." ‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Please read 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and you see clearly the the Person of the Anti-Christ cannot rule the earth until the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way so "that Wicked" be revealed!

"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:"
‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:7-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬ (Please bear in mind that there are 7 years of real time covered in vs 8. When it begins with the "letting" of the anti-Christ after the born again believers are caught up to meet Christ in the Air but closes with the destruction on the anti-Christ which is 7 years later at the end of the 7 year tribulation in the World War known as "Armageddon". This is why you MUST study the entire Word of God and compare "scripture to scripture"!)

"As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, BE NOT AFRAID, ONLY BELIEVE."
(‭‭Mark‬ ‭5:36‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Hello, My name is Stress!!

I was here a long time before I was named...... It is my job to skew your view enough that you can't see the good things in your life so you are never thankful. Once I remove your "attitude of gratitude" I can start to work on making you think EVERYTHING IS BAD in your life. Then I get you to join me on the edge of the ledge where "everything is bad", so we can move on to everything is probably wonderful in your friends lives. From here it's pretty easy for me because I have you in a vicious cycle and all I have to do is get you to think that adding more sugar and caffeine will help you feel better.... Ok, the next step is I don't need sleep but you do so I will only give you bits and pieces of a thing called a "good nights rest". God created rest for your body to shut down so it could renew itself for the next day. The alarm clock, I'm sorry, your cell phone sounds to wake you but you've only had three hours sleep, it can't be time to do it all over again. You can go to your doctor and medicate me but I still won't go away, I will breakthrough as your meds wane... I have now become your constant companion, I've messed up your cortisol levels, I have them up when they should be down and down when they should be up!!! Once I've breached your walls of human preservation I can cause you to be anxious in a crowd or sitting home alone..... Once I have you "under my thumb" the music never stops, the dance of deception is on repeat and you think you can handle me but in reality I'm handling you!!
Hello, my name is stress, shall we dance?

"I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place." (‭Psalms‬ ‭118‬:‭5‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

50 Dead / 53 Injured

Who are these people? Someone's Child! Someone's friend! Someone's employee! For the most part I'm sure they were Americans at a social scene of their choice, a right given to all Americans!! They were brutality murdered or injured by an Islamic Terrorist!!! We are at war, blood continues stain our land!!! We must unite and rise above the darkness that has been unleashed in this country! Please pray for all the families touched by this travesty of justice because they will never be the same at any point in their lives!!!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."(John‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Trust Jesus only.....

"The scripture says we must love everyone but it doesn't say we can trust everyone.....just Jesus!!!"

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Have we been silent too long?

"The Sound of Silence"

"And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence"

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell"

Does anyone hear us or have we become silent raindrops? Have we become an echo in a dark room, where there is no light?

"and the people bowed and prayed,
to the neon gods they had made!"

We sat quietly while righteousness was removed from our public schools and worse yet replaced by the philosophy of the gods of this world!! "

On June 25, 1962, the United States Supreme Court decided in Engel v. Vitale that a prayer approved by the New York Board of Regents for use in schools violated the First Amendment because it represented establishment of religion."

Paul Simon wrote this song in 1963 while he sat in his dark bathroom because it had tile floors which created an echo chamber effect. The darkness helped him concentrate as he played in the dark.

As we play in the dark, do we reflect enough light to see our way out of the darkness? Is it possible that those that are gifted in the arts to be prophetic and accurate??

"the words of the Prophets are written on the subway walls"

Have we become as ineffective as graffiti on a wall in the subway or do we have the supernatural power within that will cause the mountains to move, the heavens to shake......

Should we keep our heads in the sand and simply display patriotism when the songs of God and Country are sung or should we be counted as Patriots? There is a vast difference in being patriotic and being a Patriot! I'm glad the founding fathers were Patriots and not just Patriotic!! The Founding Fathers made a choice, stood their ground and stayed their course!!! I strongly suggest we do the same!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

A Prayer for our Children!!

Heavenly Father;
The only place I can find to begin this prayer is to quote a passage from Matthew, where Jesus was teaching us to pray. "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven....Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil." Father, we need You to step into our lives in a way that we've never experienced before because our children are suffering, the children of the world are suffering. After over 3 decades of ministry, my wife, Kari M. Boatner and myself have prayed for, cried with and counseled many families with troubled children. Father, our children in America are troubled by so many things that it is impossible to speak them all in this prayer but I know that You know the pain of our hearts. The conditions of children in third world countries that I've personally seen are beyond human comprehension but not beyond Your great mercies!!! We boldly approach Your throne to find grace for the children, their parents and their teachers. If we are going to change a generation, it will take the input of this entire group. Father, help us to lay aside our differences, our self absorbed life styles and all of us in ministry, parents, teachers and children come together as one to ensure that our children get what they need to grow into mature God-Fearing adults. We are a few weeks from the end of the school year, teachers, parents and students are counting down the days till this drama called "school" comes to an end!! God, please have mercy on us and our children, give us wisdom to make our churches, homes and schools places of peace, safety and education. We surrender our lives to You, Father, please open the heavens and come down. Let this generation experience the power of a resurrected Savior...IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!!!!!

"Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down,"(Isaiah 64:1a)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


Heavenly Father, my family and friends are sick. Some have terminal illness, incurable diseases, flu, strep and what we in the south call the "crud". The crud comes and goes, some have had it two or three times and others have had it for several weeks, JESUS, we are sick. I've never seen so much sickness in almost 34 years of ministry!!
O'Lord of Great Mercy, would you please touch all of us with Your healing touch right now In Jesus Name, Amen!! In agreement with the people and Word of God by the Authority of Jesus Christ I declare healing over the body of Christ!!!

"and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;"(Matthew 12:15b)

I Believe,
Scott Boatner

"The King of Kings"

Jesus Christ is The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords!!! At this very moment in time He is working all things out for your good!!! He is turning your darkness into light and making the crooked things straight just for you!!

"And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them."(Isaiah 42:16)

I Believe,
Scott Boatner

"In a short while, this will be a long time ago!"

While enjoying dinner with some dear friends, in reference to the topic of conversation someone said; "In a short while, this will be a long time ago"!!! He couldn't remember where he heard the statement nor who had said it, movie, news, etc....but in the context of my frame of Spirit at the moment, God used it to speak volumes to me!! I have no idea of its original intent but I do know God used those words to rejuvenate my Spirit and Hope!!! Whatever you are going through, enduring, facing, putting up with, tolerating, just remember; "IN A SHORT WHILE, THIS WILL BE A LONG TIME AGO"!!!

"And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. And the sea arose by reason of a GREAT WIND that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. But he saith unto them, It is I; BE NOT AFRAID; Then they WILLINGLY received him into the ship: and IMMEDIATELY the ship was at the land whither they went." ‭(John‬ ‭6:16-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬)


I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner
Peace,Love and Protection to all!!!

"Spiritual Transaction"

We put the Word in us and it will flow out of us in word and deed!!! When this "Spiritual Transaction" takes place in LOVE through FAITH by GRACE, The God of "All Grace" will overtake us with His Blessings and Favor!!!! Amen!!!!

"And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God."
‭"‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭28:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬" Read Proverbs 3:1-10

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


You won't out run it...
You won't outsmart it...
You won't outlive it.....

In the end it will win, you are not that good at what you do. It has far more training and experience, stress can cause anything to create anxiety!! It can turn any dream into a nightmare, any day of the week!!

"The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:17-19‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

You have to be delivered!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

How God works......

"For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another."(Psalms‬ ‭75:6-7‬)

God will take care of His Own and He often uses unusual chosen vessels to do so..... Pharaoh fed Israel for over 400 years, Cyrus of Persia (Iran) delivered Israel from the Babylon captivity, Moses used Egyptian Gold to build the Tabernacle in the Wilderness!! King Solomon made business deals with Hiram, King of Tyre, to get the magnificent "Temple of Solomon" built and ready for Worship!! Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel denounced Tyre but years later when Jesus visited Tyre He was well received!! It could quiet possibly have been a harvest on the good work of King Hiram by helping King Solomon establish a House of Worship in Israel centuries earlier!! God doesn't forget anyone that helps His people!!! God sees the "Big Picture" and works among nations in unusual ways using unusual people to accomplish His Purpose at various times!!! Trust Him!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Love is a two way street!!!

Father, I receive all that you have prepared for me today, tomorrow and the rest of my journey because I love you and I know that you love me!!!

"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)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Focused or Distracted?

We deliberately focus our attention on various things for various reasons. However we can become so focused on something, some issue, a person, obsessed even, that it's becoming a distraction instead of healthy focus? So are you focused or are you distracted? You are proving a point, no one is listening, so you say it again, no one listening still, but you will be heard if it kills you!!!! You are distracted and no one but you cares!!!!

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"(‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:21-23‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

You probably focus on your treasure, your treasure being what is important to you at the moment. If what you trust to be your guiding light is actually not light at all but rather darkness you are distracted by a darkness that you mistakenly think to be light...... (Read it again slowly, it's confusing I know) You can be following something that is leading you nowhere yet you think you are actually going places!! Is your light, darkness? Focused or Distracted? Is it healthy or is it a point you just have to make, to prove you are right?

Step back, take a deep breath, now.... Are you distracted or are you focused on what really matters???

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

God does the impossible everyday!!!

Do you need a breakthrough, a miracle or God to touch a hopeless situation today? "Be not afraid, only believe."

"While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe."
(‭‭Mark‬ ‭5:35-36‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;" (Joel‬ ‭2:1‬ )

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Yes He did........

"He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings."(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I'm 100 percent sure I would still be in that pit if Jesus hadn't came to where I was and "brought me" out of the darkness!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"The Offended"

The lesser person is always offended by the greater.
The unsuccessful person is always offended by the successful.
The hypocritical person is always offended by the person of integrity.
The one that is bitter is always offended by the person that is happy.
The unforgiving person is always offended by the forgiving.
The immature person is always offended at the mature one.

What? The "offended" has to justify their actions and words so they are always whining about something because they have a jealous, critical spirit. The person that has inner peace, that speaks the truth and lives for God can sleep at night because they don't have anything to prove. "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."(Psalm 119:165) The Book that we base our beliefs on is called the Bible, the Inspired Word of God. It is the foundation upon which we stand therefore, in Christ, you can always win!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"The Game"

The Game, it has many names and faces but the game remains the same....

"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."
(‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬) KEEP IT REAL!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Greater is He"!!!

God is Greater than the struggle you are fighting today or anything you will ever face!!!

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Be the love today"

If you see someone burdened down today, let them know you are praying for them and Jesus loved them enough to die on a cross that we might have eternal life!! Let them know they are not alone, pick a brother or a sister up today. Say something good!!!!

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

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


The Divine Love of God opened the portals of Heaven and Time to introduce us to His Son, Jesus Christ!!! Love is the only thing that will open the Heavens above you!!! When we walk in His Love it will do more for us in one day than we can do for ourselves in a lifetime!!! God loves you more.....

"We love him, because he first loved us."
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Scott Boatner

Thank You, God, for loving me anyway!!!

"We love him, because he FIRST loved us."(1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

The Last Days Spirit of Fear!!

Jesus talked about a time when men's heart failed them due to fear!!

"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
(‭‭Luke‬ ‭21:26‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us." ‭‭(1 John‬ ‭4:18-19‬ ‭KJV)

Scott Boatner


"For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield."(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

The Sacrificial Blood of Jesus Christ makes us Eternally Righteous!!! God Blesses us with FAVOR based on that TRUTH! He will "compass" us as with a "shield"!! Compass in the Hebrew has two meanings; Crowned / Surrounded
Father, I thank You that because of Jesus I am crowned and surrounded by your Blessings and Favor!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner😎

Don't forget to close the backdoor!!

At midnight tonight the curtains of time will open on a new year, 2016!! The Year of our Lord, 2015, will come to a close!!!
Whatever we are thankful for will continue to grow in the Favor of God as we step into the new year. However, we must make a conscious choice to leave all the pain, disappointment, discouragement, failures, etc.... behind us or it will become baggage that will weigh us down. Please don't leave the door to your past open so that it can continue to bring fear and chaos into your life. I must confess that this Word is a Word from God to my Spirit, a challenge to not allow the hardships of 15 to become my identity. My wife and I returned from a trip to Las Vegas mid December 2014, both my knees were swollen to the point that I could no longer walk. I had surgery on my left knee in January and surgery on my right knee in August. I've spent most of this year on crutches or in bed and preaching while sitting on a stool. I'm choosing by God's Grace to close the door behind me because Jesus is my Healer and my Hope!! I refuse to allow 2015 to prematurely define 2016!!! It's a new year and God is going to "Restore the Years"!!! Give God thanks for the good and it will follow you into the new year, close the back door on all the hurt that is behind you before it becomes a part of who you are tomorrow. If you can't fix it, take a deep breath, give it to God and walk into 2016 with your head held high looking to the "Hills from whence cometh your help!! (Psalm 121:1)

"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be FULL of wheat, and the fats shall OVERFLOW with wine and oil. 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."
‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:23-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Rejoice in the Lord, expect the overflow, restoration and outpouring of God's Spirit in 2016!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner 😎