Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Spring 1975
The Eyes of the Lord Run To and Fro
Charles Phillips
First Year Student at Pinecrest

God is searching for—and truly will have—a people through whom He can reveal Himself and His glory. In 2 Chronicles 16:9 it is written, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.’’ The people God is calling unto Himself in this hour are those that desire nothing less than the fullness of God, those that will seek to know Him with their whole heart, being, and desire. When Judah in 2 Chronicles 15:15 had sworn with all their heart, and sought God with their whole desire—God was not only found of them, but gave them rest around about.

God desires to reveal Himself to His people and to bring them into a relationship of peace and rest as they move and live daily in Him. However, to come into such a walk with God means the daily death of one’s own desires and goals and a single eye commitment towards God and a desire to do that which is pleasing unto Him. As one begins to turn over the throne rights of his life to Jesus Christ, then He, through the Holy Spirit, will begin to uproot and bring down those strong holds in one’s life such as pride and rebellion which prevent God from having His complete expression through that person. And, like the battle of Jericho, God knows how to arrange the right circumstances and conditions to bring down the walled up problems in one’s life—not only exposing the problems, but also bringing a victory in those areas that have kept one from the relationship He desires to have with His people.

One thing that one must always remember as he gives God full control of his life is that he does not know, nor can he conceive, what God has prepared for those who love Him. One must believe in his heart that God can create a nature and character in that person far greater than he ever could himself. If a person truly believes this, then no matter what circumstances or conditions God places on one’s life, he can walk through with a resident peace and joy. Though it may seem extremely difficult, there is a knowing that His grace is sufficient for him and that He is causing His image, His nature, to be worked out so that more of Himself might be revealed to that person and through that person. Paul said in Romans 8:18, “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” One must go through dealings, preparations and trials before he can begin to know Jesus Christ in greater depths and become a partaker of His divine nature.

One tremendous thing about God is that through the worst of trials, where it seems as though He has placed us in a corner with no way out, it is in these that a person can know Christ in measures and ways never possible without them. It was only in the fire that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego met the Son of God! So if one really desires to know God and delights in Him as their Lord, then that person can truly rejoice daily knowing that Christ is making all things to work out for the good for him—and the good is that one is learning to know Him in greater depths and from this is being changed more into His image and likeness.

God is looking for such a people because through them, He can reveal Himself to the rest of the world. In Daniel 11:32b, it is written, “The people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” God wants to reveal Himself but few there be that are willing to forsake their own desires and delight in doing that which God desires. God is looking for a people that will “follow the lamb withersoever he goeth” and that will covenant with Him as Ruth did with Naomi that “Wither thou goest, I will go and where thou lodgest I will lodge; they people shall be my people and thy God my God and where thy diest, will I die.” Let us be a people that the eyes of God will find and be pleased and through whom He can reveal Himself to the world!


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