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.

Fall 1990

Food for Thought

Having a right perspective is extremely important. We tend to see the world that is around us in relation to ourselves. Everything seen by our eyes becomes relative to us, the central object. Thus, our perspective of things affects our every thought, or action.

As we look at a mountain that is afar off, the trees appear exceedingly small in relation to ourselves. As we approach the mountain, the trees become larger and larger until at the base of a given tree, we become very small in relation to its majestic stance.

So it is as we view our Lord. When we look upon Him as "afar off," seeing Him in the distant haze, He remains very small in our lives. As the Lord draws us to Himself and we come closer to Him, our perspective will change. He will begin to increase in importance and will become ever increasingly more beautiful and personal to us in our relationship to Him.

Another aspect comes into focus. When we are a great distance from a mountain, we are not able to discern any detail. All is a mass of blurred treetops. But as we approach the mountain, viewing the tree that is right before us, we are able to separate each and every leaf as we focus our vision upon the detail of this tree.

Here is a clear parallel in relation to the nature and character of the Lord. Afar off, we are unable to learn or even perceive the essence of our Lord, and His love for us. As we come closer, allowing a spiritual intimacy to develop with Him, we can begin to see and partake of the "detail" of His Being.

Paul prayed, "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" Eph 1:18. We must have, not only a clear vision, but also a proper perspective for our spiritual growth.

Some only see the Lord as their Saviour, Healer, or Provider. Jesus said to His disciples, "Whom do you say that I am?" Consider the fact that He will also ask this same question of us. We are to be in the place where we, with Peter, will be able to say, "Thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God". This revelation of His full identity includes His being our Saviour, Healer, and Provider, but much more. He must be more to us than a distant acquaintance, waiting to do our biding.

A true perspective of the Lord can only come from times spent with Him within His chambers. Only then will we be able to singularly see and know Him as He is.