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 1991

Food for Thought
Wade E Taylor

"O my dove ... LET ME SEE thy countenance, LET ME HEAR thy voice" Song of Solomon 2:14a.

The Lord looks to see if I have determinedly set my spirit in an upward poise towards Him. Then He listens deep within the inner most part of my being to see if He can hear an abiding, unqualified "yes" to His desire to take me further towards spiritual maturity. My heart's desire towards Him -("Let Me See,") and the expression of my willingness to obey - ("Let Me Hear") determines the action that the Lord will take concerning me.

"If ye be WILLING and OBEDIENT, ye shall eat the good of the land" Isaiah1:19. For me to become genuinely "willing" means that I have, in the totality of my being, established the fact that my self-life shall no longer be in control my desires and actions. Therefore, I have unconditionally committed all that is less than His best to the cross. This has released me so I will be able, with a single eye, to respond to His perfect will for my life.

Therefore, I will (willingly) actively "wait" upon the Lord for His enabling" grace for obedience" so this desire may become a reality in my spiritual life and walk. "By whom we have received GRACE and apostleship, FOROBEDIENCE to the faith among all nations, for His Name" Romans 1:5.

Grace is the essential ingredient of the New Covenant. "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and CAUSE (grace) you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them" Ezekiel 36:26-27.

Grace is the "Divine Empowering" (Acts 1:8) that activates my ability to obey. My being able to abide constantly in a state of obedience means that I am continually exchanging my weaknesses for His strength through the impartation to me of His Grace (Isaiah 40:29-31). This will result in my having the ability to be willingly-obedient to Him.

When these qualities, "heart-willingness" (my part) and "grace-for-obedience" (His part) abide within me and work together in harmony, they will produce rich spiritual fruit within my life. "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land" Isaiah 1:19. This "good of the land" that the Lord is speaking of is the total "area" of my being and life experience that came under His authority when I relinquished all self-control and made Him Lord.

This "relinquishment" means that I have, from within the depths of my being acknowledged His total authority and rule over my life and over all of my circumstances. I must recognize and understand that this may, and probably will, have a drastic affect on the desires of my self-life.

However, once I have tasted "the good of the land," I know that I will never want to go back to my old ways, but ever, further onward into His highest and best.

"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him" Psalm 34:8.