Keep it real.....

If your house was on fire and you were inside.... Would you rather me text you some encouraging words or come over, get a water hose and scream, GET OUT NOW!!!!
It's time we do what needs to be done instead of just patting people on the back and telling them everything is going to be ok! GUESS WHAT? EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IS NOT OK.....But if we get real and take it to Jesus, His yoke is easy and His burden in light!!

"COME UNTO ME, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. FOR MY YOKE IS EASY and MY BURDEN IS LIGHT"
‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

......didn't see that coming.....God did!!!

"Be not afraid of sudden fear;"(Proverbs 3:25)

The words "sudden fear" imply haste and without warning. Some days things come at us so fast that we don't have time to fully comprehend all that's going on, but our emotional man will respond instantaneously with some type of feeling or expression!!! But the things we don't see coming, God sees all of them before they ever get close to us!!! He can be trusted so put your faith in Him. There are many voices in the world today, most of which are filled with hopelessness, fear and panic!!! Please do your best to close your ears to those voices, open your heart to God and speak the Word of God into every situation!!! Trusting God is the best protection you can have at any time under any circumstances from anything!!! When Jesus Christ was tried and tested in the wilderness by satan He simply spoke the Word of God!!!

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust." (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

No Evil at my House!!

Heavenly Father, I come boldly before Your throne by the Blood of Jesus Christ. I declare that I have been redeemed from the curse and will walk in Your Blessing all the days of my life. (Galatians 3:13) I have what I say I have in Your Word!!! Therefore I say that satan has no right in my affairs nor in any area of my life. (Mark 11:22-23) I am dressed in the Armour of the Spirit as described in Ephesians. (Ephesians 6:10-18) The Shield of Faith quenches all the fiery darts of the devil and I say that God's Armour of Light protects me from everything the enemy sends my way. By the power of God's Word I am anointed with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. God's anointing destroys every yoke, removes every burden and blesses every area of my life. As a Prophet of God, I stand on the face of the earth and declare, by the authority given me by Jesus Christ, that all crooked things are made straight, hindrances are removed, sickness is gone from my body!! (Isaiah 40:4) I worship the Lord with giving and tithing so the windows of heaven are open above me. (Malachi 3:8-12) The devourer is rebuked and no evil will come near my dwelling. My house is righteous by the blood of Jesus and the house of the righteous shall flourish. (Psalm 92:12-14) We are expanding on the right hand and on the left hand. (Isaiah 54:1-4) I love the Word of God so I have great peace and will not be offended by anything or anyone. (Psalm 119:165) I have a vision from God in my Spirit so I will not perish but launch out into the vastness of God's purpose for me. (Proverbs 29:13) Jesus Christ is my High Priest of good things to come, He has worked all things out for my good so I give thanks in all things!! (Romans 8:28) My steps are ordered by the Lord and He will continue His work in me until the Coming of Christ. (Psalm 37:23) My future is in the Hands of The Almighty God so I will not allow fear in my life. (2.Timothy 1:7) I will walk daily in the Love of Jesus Christ and Love NEVER fails so I will show someone some love today!!! I will avoid all "appearance of evil" in any type relationship so that my light for Jesus shines brightly and will be seen clearly without any confusion of who's side I'm on because I am a follower of Christ the Lord!!! (1 Thess. 5:22) In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ I pray!! AMEN!!!

"There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."(Psalm 91:10)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner
(It doesn't take long to read this prophetic prayer so I humbly ask you to read it with power and passion over your family and nation!!! We have to move the Spirit World before we change the natural world!)

Christianity is not a game nor a movie set....

"If you are an actor you are pretending to be someone you are not or you are portraying someone in a way that reveals who they really are!!!!!

Which are you? There is a big difference? Do you pretend to be a Christian because you go to church on Sunday or do you portray the Spirit and Life of Jesus Christ?

"Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."
‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭7:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

What I cannot see.....

The New Testament is filled with words like reveal, mystery, revelation, enlighten, show, etc.... If you read that New Testament you will read verses like;
"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)

Things are rarely what they appear to be the natural eye because they are not; The unseen spirit world controls the seen natural world. However if you are filled with the Spirit of God you can see into the Spirit world. It's a gift from God, it cannot be bought, taught, earned but comes only from the Holy Ghost!! If we are to understand God's purpose for our lives and be successful at that purpose we are going to have to look deeper. Some people are in shock that the world is falling apart, some have no idea what is going on but those that have read the scriptures and are walking in the Spirit are not shocked at all because they knew it was just a matter of time. The Spirit filled follower of Christ that is also immersed in the Word of God is not thrown off their game by all the distractions in their face. God has a plan that will happen, so find your place in that plan and stay your course.

"For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."
(Matthew 25:29 KJV)

Please read the verse slowly, if you have Spiritual Revelation in you that God can add to, He will GIFT you if you will use it but if you won't, it will go to the person that will use what God puts in his or her Spirit. Just ask God to fill you with His Knowledge and place His glory on you. The Glory of the "Latter" shall outshine the Glory of the "Former" so our best days are ahead!! It will come, it is here now!!!!

" 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 2:9KJV)

Follow the Glory and it will show you what you cannot see in your own power!

"And IT SHALL come to pass in the LAST DAYS, saith God, I WILL pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your SONS and your DAUGHTERS shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:"
(Acts 2:17 KJV)

The Jordon River opened to let Joshua cross to the next level of his life because He was following the Glory of the Ark!!!! Follow the Glory, Set your course and Stay your course because God has a PLAN!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"My God is helping me!"

"And he (Uzziah, King at 16 years old) sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and AS LONG AS he sought the Lord, GOD MADE HIM TO PROSPER. And HE WENT FORTH and WARRED against the Philistines, and BRAKE DOWN the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and BUILT CITIES about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.


And GOD HELPED HIM against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur–baal, and the Mehunims."
‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭26:5-7‬ ‭KJV

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

God is Good!!!

Busy is not always Better,
Change is not always Wrong,
Life is not always fair but
God is always Good!!!

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Salvation, God's Idea, a Spiritual Experience!!

God created Adam from the earth, breathed life into his dead body and he became a living person!! God then put Adam to sleep, took a rib from him and created Woman!! God brought the Woman to the Man and they became one!! God gave them the power of choice and when faced with a life or death choice, they chose death. It was a Spiritual Death that plunged them into spiritual darkness because they were still very much alive physically and emotionally when God came calling in the cool of the day! God came daily to fellowship and the day after the plunge into spiritual death was no different for God!! God did as He had always done but on this day Adam hid from God!! Please pay close attention that God's behavior had not been altered in any way!! God's Grace changes us, we do not change it nor can we have any negative effect on His Grace!!
Did Adam go looking for God or did he hide from God? He hid!!
Did God hide or did He go looking for Adam to visit with, as always?? God's Grace set a precedent in the Garden of Eden!! God is still calling out to fallen man that is in spiritual darkness and spiritual death!! How did Adam get out of the spiritual death and darkness?? God called him out of it because Adam's futile attempts with something natural to fix something spiritual was a waste of time!! At the time of this writing I have been preaching for 35 years and I ,with a broken heart, have watched people do all manner of things in the natural trying to fix a spiritual problem. God's Grace works from within, effecting change in the heart and mind of mankind!! When you try to change yourself within by "doing" something in the natural in the name of religion to change your eternal future you are wasting your time. When you do that, you are attempting to reverse God's Divine Order which cannot be done!! You can wash a pig, spray it with religious perfume, put a church outfit on it but it will still be a pig!! May I introduce you to The Savior of the World, His Name is Jesus Christ!!!

"And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?"(‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
‭‭(Romans‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Daily Perspective

Our future is in the Hands of The Almighty God so we must put our Faith in Him then Trust Him in "all things"!! We cannot not allow our present trying circumstances to define who we are, nor can we allow the weariness of the moment to dictate our future!! If you are alive on planet earth then your circumstances will change like Mississippi weather, 80 degrees one morning and 40 that night. Some of the things we get hit with we might could have looked a little closer at life and stopped them from causing chaos. However there are circumstances beyond our control that we just have to deal with as they come into play. We may not see them coming but Jesus sees and knows all things!! Our God not only knows about them before we do but If we love Him, He will work them out for our good. (Romans 8:28) We must keep our perspective clear and balanced by looking at things from God's point of view, not ours!! The scriptures give us God's perspective on all things either by direct statement or in principle. Read the Bible often, talk to God with your heart and everything will be ok....

"BE NOT AFRAID of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken." (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭25-26‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

He cometh.......

"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."
‭(‭Romans‬ ‭8:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

The Creation is groaning because the "Son of God" is about to come to the clouds and call His Bride to Himself!!

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
‭‭(1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

The scriptures teach us the Jesus may come at any moment so prepare your hearts to meet our Lord "in the air!"

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

Walk with the Wise....

There is an old saying, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer". PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS, it should only be done by trained professionals that doesn't know any better!!
"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed."
(Proverbs 13:20)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

May The Lord Bless Thee......

"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."(‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I declare this God given Blessing over all my Family, Faith Family, Friend and Foe today!!!! Be Blessed with a great day!!!!

(Please join us for NCF Church at 9:30 am on July 23, 2017 at the "Founders Square Pavilion"! I would be honored and humbled by your participation in this very unique gathering of people. It's like a Church Family that meets once a year and a great tradition to instill in our children!!! If we want it to show up in their lives tomorrow we must put it into their minds and hearts today!!!)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Hurt? Broken? Lonely?

If you are hurting today, God is close!! He is close enough to wipe your tears. You will soon feel His touch!! Jesus said "If two will agree and touch one thing it shall be done!" I will come into agreement with you and we will, by the hands of Faith, touch whatever mountain that is weighing so heavy on you and cast it into the sea!!! (Matthew 18:19, Mark 11:22-24)

"The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."(Psalm 34:18)

Please feel free to let me know when you feel His Faith rising up in you because Faith will move mountains!!!! The mountains will melt at His Presence and He is close!!!!

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 thinking everything is probably going great for your friends!! 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, I don't need sleep, I'm a by-product of the earth system overloading humans but you do need sleep, 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, so it can't be time to do it all over again but it is time.... 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

Time is short!!! (I had a very serious Spiritual en

"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."(‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

Jesus told His followers that He would "come again" and recieve them unto Himself!!! The scriptures are very clear about the Coming of Jesus Christ, His Coming in the Clouds to call His followers up to meet Him in the air then 7 years later after the Tribulation Period He will come down to the literal earth!!! He will step down on the Mount that He ascended from a little over 2000 years ago!!! This move by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords will trigger The Battle of Armageddon!!!!

Through out the scriptures God has spoken to His people through Dreams!!! Joel prophesied that with the "outpouring of the latter rain" there would be dreams and visions!! I don't often make my "spiritual dreams" public but this is a matter of urgency!!! I had a dream about the end times and how things will be, Jesus is at the Door!!! Jesus is Coming Soon!!! We must tell our loved ones, our neighbors, our enemies and critics but we must also go to the uttermost parts of the earth with The Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!!

Time is of the essence so I would strongly advise you to put a high priority on the things that will matter a 1000 years from now!!! Prioritize your life, put God, Church, the top of that list so the world can see that we are true "Followers of Jesus Christ"!!!!

If you do not know Jesus; "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
‭‭(Romans‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬) CALL ON JESUS NOW!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner
Prophet to the Nations

Thank You!!!

Thank You Lord for using the stress of this life to bring me to a Better, Bigger and Blessed Place!!!
Only You and You alone can do that......Amazing!

"Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer."
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears."
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"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

"Defining Moments"

You probably define me by what you've seen or what you are seeing in my life today!!! The problem with defining someone by what you have seen and what you are seeing is our past is over. The present day will only be 24 hours, so your judgement is limited at best!! You have no idea what God has in my future!

My future is as big as God and God has big plans for me!!!! He has a purpose for you so just yield to His Word and Will, it will come to pass!!! Go ahead and Thank Him for what He is about to do in your life!!!!


"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: YET I WILL REJOICE in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and HE WILL MAKE MY FEET like hinds' feet, and HE WILL MAKE ME TO WALK UPON MINE HIGH PLACES."
(‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭3:17-19‬ ‭KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Our fleshly human nature will do something stupid e

"For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."(Galatians 5:17)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"Good circumstances will never satisfy your fleshly desires because your flesh can never be satisfied!! Our flesh must be crucified not negotiated with because it will never be satisfied so your life will become one big wish list that has no end!!!"
It's NEVER ENOUGH.......

God put Adam and Eve in a Garden that had every possible thing they would or could ever need or desire. They were male and female with every desire fulfilled but they were not satisfied because they wanted something they didn't need......desiring that which you don't need nor is it necessary for your daily life will cause you to implode!!! You will have "vexation of spirit"!!

"Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit."
(‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"wandering of the desire"..... If you are constantly desiring something you don't have even though it might not be a bad thing it is consuming your thoughts!!! The "Fruit of the Tree" that Eve desired was not desired because it looked bad but because it looked good!!!

"He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls."
‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭25:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

What is pulling you? What is controlling you? What type material do you read? Why do you watch the type television you watch? Examine your intake of real information and why you are drawn to it??

Who and What controls your life?

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

God is Able!!!

Nothing has been broken that God can't fix!!
Nothing has been lost the He can't find!!
Nothing has been hurt that He can't heal!!
Nothing has been done that He can't Un-do!!

"Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame."(Zephaniah 3:19)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


"NOW unto him that is ABLE to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both NOW AND FOREVER; Amen."‭‭
(Jude‬ ‭1:24-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

He has all dominion and power over me, my family, my ministry family and all my affairs because "JESUS IS LORD"!!!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

It's a personal choice!!!

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."‭(‭Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I chose to "Rejoice and Be Glad in it", not always FOR IT but "in it"!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"The Difference"

Understanding is the difference between knowing exactly what is going on in your life or being completely clueless!!! You either have it or you don't.....??


I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"What we TOLERATE today could very well destroy our

"Understanding is not to be confused with tolerance!!! It is very important that you don't confuse the two!! UNDERSTANDING is a gift from God and TOLERANCE is a personal choice!!! Ask for the gift of understanding from God and it will heavily influence what you will tolerate!! Would you tolerate a poisonous snake around your children because you are trying to be understanding of his rights?"

"And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIMES, to know what Israel ought to do;" (‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭12:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"My Pain"

"Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins."(Psalm 25:18)

There are many of you who will read this that are suffering with pain. There are many different kinds of pain. Predominately when the word "pain" is mentioned we think of our physical pain. Other pain in our spirit and soul man is more of a toxic memory or some type of traumatic experience. Today let's face the fact that some of us have bodies that are racked with pain while others have no clue what we are talking about. If you fit into the "No Pain" category, stop what you are doing, get on your knees and give thanks to God that you are pain free! To those of you that deal with pain on a daily basis, I feel you and I pray God's Healing touch in your life. The verse today has the word "pain" in it but it also refers, in Hebrew, to our toiling because of the discomfort caused by pain. The word "affliction" is a reference to our depression, being pressed down or being overwhelmed by some struggle we are facing. The world, the church and our lives are full of pain, painful memories or toxicity of some kind. David is asking God to "Look" upon his pain, affliction and sins. "Look"means to see, to gaze or to have a vision of; David, very openly, says to God, "Please take a Look!!!" The word "Forgive" in this passage means to
"LIFT", so I join David and say "Lord Lift this off Me"...... Do you need something lifted off of you today? The word "cry" is found often in the scriptures, we automatically associate cry with pain so cry out today for God to lift it off you. The word "forgive" in the Hebrew in this passage also means "ease"; Lord, please "EASE" my affliction, my pain and my sins today, today I cry unto you!!! "A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit."(Psalm 28:1). Let's just take the mask off, let down our front, wash off our church perfume and cry today. The Tears of the Spirit will wash away all of our yesterday's, the Bloody Stripes of Jesus will heal our bodies and God Himself will lift our sins off of us today. Today is the day that God does the impossible.

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

Be Thankful anyway......

If the heaviness of darkness has settled on you like fog on a mountain, you have nothing too lose so just get an "attitude of gratitude"!!! BEING THANKFUL, anyway, WILL MOVE THE DARKNESS AND THE MOUNTAIN THAT HAS YOU AT A STANDSTILL!!!
Just haul off and try being thankful.....let me hear from you!!!

Not "for" but "in" everything "GIVE THANKS!!!

1Th 5:18  IN EVERYTHING give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

They were wrong...

Have you ever been criticized? Have you been told that you would never accomplish anything? If you weren't told by someone's voice, you could feel it emitting from their judgmental spirit or maybe the way they looked at you. Were you bullied in school? Are you intimidated now? Did you have to hang out with the "unpopular" group because you weren't "cool" enough to hang out with the self-proclaimed"cool" people? Today, you are an adult with a load of toxic memories that haunt you especially when you see certain people in public!!
The "elephant in the room" is never discussed but quietly left under the rug. When you see them they do one of two things, go down the isle your not on or stop and talk as if nothing ever happened....THEY WERE WRONG then and THEY ARE WRONG now!!!! You can be or do anything God has purposed for you. There should be a dream deep down in your Spirit that God placed there many years ago but because of what "they" said and say, you keep your future repressed. You take it out and look at it, dream about it occasionally but then you put your dream back in its cage. The reason you do that is because those toxic memories are just as real today as they were when you walked the halls of your high school. Let it out, turn it loose and let it lead you in the way that God created for you!! Yes, you are gifted, talented and one of a kind that God created for a special place in this world!!! THEY WERE WRONG then and THEY ARE WRONG now about you. Don't let anyone or anything hold you back.

"Hope deferred (prolonged) maketh the heart sick: but when THE DESIRE cometh, it is a tree of life.
THE DESIRE accomplished is sweet to the soul:"
(Proverbs‬ ‭13:12, 19‬a KJV‬‬)

Don't let someone else control your life when God has so much in store for you!!!

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Are we bearing this fruit?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:"(self-control)
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭

If we are not bringing forth fruit of this nature, it could be a "root" issue??

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

I thank You All Day/Everyday for Your BENEFITS!!!

"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with BENEFITS, even the God of our salvation. Selah."
‭(‭Psalms‬ ‭68:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his BENEFITS:(Psalms‬ ‭103:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner


Ask yourself these questions;

Did my "feelings" get hurt or have "I" been hurt?
Has our "relationship" been violated?

There is a BIG DIFFERENCE between getting your "feelings" hurt and having your "relationship" with someone violated!!! A heartfelt "I'm sorry" will fix our feelings most of the time, if we are mature enough to process the difference between daily feelings and the depth of long term relationship. If a long term relationship gets violated, trust breaks down and that type of hurt is something far deeper than just "feelings"!!!
Just by definition, the word "violation" is going to be much deeper within our inner man that just '"feelings"!! It is a must to categorize our relationships and our hurts!! Do we know one another because we work together, go to church together or are we bound by vows of marriage or family?
Our relationships with others whether they be a spouse, parent, sibling, children, coworker, church or recreation are like assets, either solid or liquid. A liquid changes depending on the container but a solid holds its shape!! What is the context of the relationship? Is the relationship seasonal or life time? Did you get your feelings hurt or have YOU been hurt deeply? Please consider these thoughts before making permeant decisions concerning relationships. JESUS IS MY HEALER!!!!!

"but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken."
Proverbs‬ ‭15:13‬b KJV‬‬

"....but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬b KJV‬‬

".....but a wounded spirit who can bear?"
Proverbs‬ ‭18:14‬b KJV‬‬

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Show someone some love today!"

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in DEED and in truth."‭‭(1 John‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

Let people see and feel your love today!!

"Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins."
‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

God Is Able!!!

Whatever you are facing today, please know that your VICTORY is in the STRENGTH OF GOD!!!

"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is NOT to the swift, NOR the battle to the strong, NEITHER yet bread to the wise, NOR yet riches to men of understanding, NOR yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."
‭‭(Ecclesiastes‬ ‭9:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

God doesn't have bad days!!!

Aren't you glad God doesn't have bad days? Even when we are not so strong in our faith, He doesn't change!!!

"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6)

Our daily faith status update may have an extreme impact on our day, but has no impact on the nature and intent of our God. I'm very happy to know that even when I can't seem to get it together, He's got it together for me. I'm at peace knowing that God has my name tattooed in the palm of His hand.

"Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;" (Isaiah 49:16)

He holds me in His hand, safe from the enemy!!!

"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." (John 10:28).

No matter what happens on this planet, in this life, I cannot perish because my God has got me in His hands, holding me safely.

"A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee." (Psalm 91:7).

Nothing can separate me from the Love of my Heavenly Father. Thank You, God!!

"If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself."(2 Timothy 2:13)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

When I feel the cold of winter.....

When I feel the cold of winter 
In this cloak of sadness, I need You 
Oh the evil things that shake me
All the words that break me I need You 

Over the mountains, over the sea 
Here You come running, my Lover to me

Do not hide me from Your presence 
Pull me from these shadows, I need You 
Beauty wrap Your arms around me 
Sing Your song of courage, I need You

Over the mountains, over the sea 
Here You come running, my Lover to me
Oh, through the valleys, through the dark of night
Here You come running, to hold me till it's light

I'll come running, I'll come running, I'll come running back to You 

(Song of Solomon/Jesus Culture/Martin Smith/New York Live)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Is your life a wreck?

Draw a line in the sand which will be a boundary, by default, it will create a perimeter around your life and once again, by default, it will create a structure, then you will have what is called context in your world!!! Your marriage has a different context than your job!! These disciplines define what you do at home, work, school, church or you will just do random all day creating confusion and unnecessary stress in your life. You must have structure or your children would have no idea which school bus to get on after school, worse yet, what house is their home? Is your life a wreck, if so, I advise you to read the Book of Proverbs until the merry-go-round stops, then get off and go home where it's safe!! If you have stress at home, work, church and school, you must stop the madness or the madness will stop you from enjoying your world!!!

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭18:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬))

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Looking Good!!

Everything that looks GOOD TO YOU, may not be GOOD FOR YOU!!!

The Forbidden Fruit on the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" looked good to Eve, smelled good to her, tasted good to her but wasn't "GOOD FOR HER"!!!!

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons."
‭‭(Genesis‬ ‭3:6-7‬ KJV)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Yesterday or Tomorrow?"

"Which one do you want, you can't have both!

All your hurt, pain and sorrow is behind you!!! I'm sure you are hurting, but today is a 24 hour Time frame God has given us to connect to tomorrow but if you take all that emotional baggage with you, you will never be free of the emotions of yesterday so you will never truly experience tomorrow!!!! You cannot have both at the same time!!!

We are so addicted to our emotions that we can't go very long without having to look back at the pain someone caused us to get our EMOTIONAL FIX!!!!! We go to church, shed a few tears then we leave thinking we've met with God but there is a big difference between the "Presence of God" and our human emotions being stirred over our past!!!!

Yesterday or Tomorrow, Which will it be???

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,"
(‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:13)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Grace, The Gift of God!"

In 1760, a self-proclaimed wretch penned the hymn, "Amazing Grace", his name was John Newton. Mr. Newton, with God's help, gave the church a great Hymn. A song that we still sing today about the Grace of God!!

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: "Ephesians 2:8

This passage of scripture leaves our religious point systems out of the picture. Humanity, unfortunately, inherited it's religious nature from Adam and Eve. What did Adam do when he sinned against God? He tried to fix it with some fig leaves, leaves that soon withered and exposed his nakedness. Our fig leaves are a pathetic excuse for the Grace of God but our religious nature still goes for the fig leaves instead of repentance. We are saved by the Grace of God, plus nothing--minus nothing!!
I can assure you that I was saved by grace, it had nothing to do with my being good and churchy. Sure, I walked the church isle, cried, got baptized and hugged all the good church folk almost every time I got in trouble!! Guess what, that's not salvation. Salvation is meeting Jesus and meeting Jesus is simple faith in Him as Savior. On January 31,1982, 35 years ago tomorrow, I met Jesus Christ my Savior, He radically changed my life!! It's sad that people are still wearing fig leaves today to try and cover their sin. Please quit wasting your time trying to please God enough with your good deeds to get to Heaven. The road to heaven is not paved with good intentions but with the Blood of Jesus, The Lamb of God!!!

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Put your faith and trust in Jesus today. Ditch your fig leaves because they will wither in a few hours and you'll have to gather some more anyway. Life would go a whole lot better for all of us if we would spend our time bragging about what God has done for us rather than what we've done for Him.

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Show Respect or wipe your tears and say goodby!!

 Respect is more than a common decency, it is imperative in every aspect of relationship! Whatever the context, if you don't respect those in relationship with you, you will lose what really matters!!! You cannot keep what you will not respect!!!

Luk 12:48  "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:"

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

Alone in the Darkness!!!

If you feel alone in the darkness, it's simply because you can't see in the dark!! If you could see in the dark, you would know that your dark room is filled with others just like you!!!! You are not alone......Jesus is The Light in a dark world!!!

"He revealeth the deep and secret things: HE KNOWETH WHAT IS IN THE DARKNESS, and the light dwelleth with him."‭‭(Daniel‬ ‭2:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner
Preacher of The Gospel

"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!"

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."
‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭122:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner
Preacher of the Gospel