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 1993

If Any Man Thirst
Donald Evans

"In the last day, that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst,
let him come unto Me, and drink" John 7:37.

This craving of the human body for water, called "thirst" describes an ardent, eager, famishing desire. We cannot live without water, thus the Lord uses thirst to relate to us His desire for us to yearn after Him.

"O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek thee;
my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for
Thee in a dry and thirsty land" Psalm 63:1.

When the Lord said, "let him come unto Me, and drink," it was more than just a request or suggestion. For those who truly desire Him, it becomes an ultimatum: "Thirst for Me, for unless you crave Me with a thirst in your spirit, you do not have the capacity to contain Me." This is not an option to the Christian. If we are going to press into the Lord, it is a mandatory requirement, a matter of life and death, spiritually.

What motivated you this morning? Is your interest in the things of God a mere casual concern? Are you thirsty?

If our needs are simply material, emotional, or physical, then an emotional surge once or twice a week will satisfy. But without thirst there is no desire to press on, or to go deeper, and our spirituality will remain shallow.

Some have limited the Lord by the traditions they accept. Those who stand within such boundaries declare, "This is as far as I will go. This is all that my tradition teaches me."

The Lord desires to break down the limitations that men have placed upon His Spirit, as to how and when He will move. He desires a people who will go beyond the boundaries that have been set, for there is a call in the Body of Christ that shall not be quenched. The Lord is looking for individuals who will press beyond the known limits, into the realm of glory.

We cannot come to the Lord by following the crowd; nor can we come on the basis of who we are. We can come to the Lord only through desperate desire. This ache within, this deep desire to partake of His life, cannot be satisfied with any one experience. If we listen to our spirit and are open to the Lord, we will hear Him cry, "Come."

Come! O hungry heart, The Lord created that desire within you. HE longs for you to come, that HE might satisfy you with Himself.

O thirsting soul, if you will push through all that is earthly and respond, everything you have worked for, everything you have longed for, everything you have desired in your life, you will find it - in Him!