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 1993

Enthroning Light
Joan Ford

"To Him who made great lights ... The sun to rule over the
day ... The moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy
and loving kindness endure forever" Psalms 136:7-9 Amplified

Light penetrates, invades, overpowers all darkness. It can never be overcome. God enthroned light to nourish, to warm, to control (tides), to brighten the earth.

In His great mercy, God gave the sun to rule by day. He fashioned the moon and stars to rule by night Psalm 136:7-9. He ordained the sun, moon, and the stars to give their light in spite of cloud or darkness; to shine without fail, without ceasing.

God made these great lights to enable mankind to find his way here on earth. Man readily acknowledges these lights and obeys the laws dictated by their rule in the heavenlies. He orders his life by carefully recording and following their every move and by noting their ways: sunrise, sunset, full moon, half and quarter moon, eclipses.

Man has made it his priority to know all that is possible for him to comprehend concerning these "great lights" which merely speak in word pictures of the One Who Is Light, the Light of the World, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is He to whom even the sun, moon, and stars must bow the knee. Jesus Christ is He who penetrates and overpowers all darkness throughout the whole earth, including the earth which is mankind, for man is made of dust.

"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended
it not ... I am come a light into the world, that whosoever
believeth on me should not abide in darkness" John 1:5,12:46.

Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life. The Bible says that His life is the Light of man (John 1:4, 14:6). If a man walks with Him Who is Light, he shall not stumble in darkness, but by Jesus' shed blood shall be cleansed from all sin and enabled to walk in fellowship with his brethren (See John 12:35-36; 1 John 1:5,7 Amplified).

How precious, yet powerful and accurate is this Light, Who is Jesus. The very spirit of man, which He created, is His candle, a bearer of that Light, that God might search the inward parts, the thoughts, the motives of the heart of man (Proverbs 20:27). Jesus is that Light which lights every man which cometh into the world (John 1:9).

It is only in this light, the light of the Lord, that man may see and perceive true light, for there is also a light which is false. Satan masquerades as light which is angelic, heavenly, ethereal. The Bible reveals such light as truly darkness. If one's light be darkness, how great is that darkness (Psalm 36:9; 2 Cor 11:14; Matt 6:23).

When the One Who Is the Light shall reign in the new heavens and new earth; in the heavenly Jerusalem (Rev 21:23, 22:5), then the sun, moon, and stars shall be no more. How much more, then, must man begin to truly acknowledge the One Who is the Light. "In Him there is no darkness at all" (I John 1:5).

Oh how marvelous that God would stoop, would condescend to introduce this Light into the miserable plight of man's estate by giving His own Son into the world. How precious that One would so willingly become a man that He might "once for all" break the stronghold of darkness upon all of creation. How gracious yet mighty is the love freely expressed in this wondrous act, that our Lord might bring a people "out of darkness into His marvelous light" to become His children of the light, "the people of God" (1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 Thess 5:5).

Truly, the Lord who is Light <B>shall arise<D> upon His people in this last day that "His glory may be seen" upon all who are in true fellowship with Him Who Is Light. As "gross darkness" is covering the earth, God is fashioning His people; forming them for His very own (Isaiah 60:1-2; 43:21).

These with true abandon me t welcome and allow His light to fully penetrate, overpower, and conquer all their darkness. These follow faithfully the One Who Is Light, wherever He may lead, for they rejoice in the "light" of His judgments ruling within their lives.
They have chosen to "walk in the Light as He is in the Light." They have "made themselves ready." This people have come to acknowledge Him, to obey His rule, to order their lives by carefully noting His ways and His every move (Rev 14:4, 19:7; Psalm 48:11, 97:8; 1 John 1:7).

When one makes this priority to know the living God, He Who is Light, such a one does not stumble in darkness, but "has" the Light Who is his Life dwelling, ruling, and reigning within.

Jesus Christ the Lord, the Holy Lamb of God is this Light: the Light of the world (John 8:12, 11:9-10).

"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon
to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and
the Lamb is the light thereof" Rev 21:2