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.

Winter 1993

Making Him King
Beulah Skinner

"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of
the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the
fear of God" 2 Cor 7:1.

What victory there is when He becomes King of our lives, What responsibility is lifted from our shoulders!

We may have labored for years and failed, wrestling with our weaknesses and our problems. But, when He comes in and rules, He breathes His life into us and causes us to step out of the "Why?" of our human reasonings and vain imaginations. Nothing can withstand the power of His indwelling presence that comes through the indwelling Holy Spirit, for we are to be overcome by Christ Jesus.

We cannot earn the gift of His life; He brings it. He springs up within us: "Because I live, you shall live also." The power to "become" is in recognizing that in ourselves, we can never become. It is only as He "becomes" in us. What a difference there is between trying to live the Christian life by our own strength, and in letting the Christ of eternity live out His life within us, hour by hour.

There is no longer any room within us for self-expression, or self-will. He is to become the center of all and everything must adjust to His sovereign will; and then our bodies will indeed become His temple. We have been bought at a terrific cost: the precious blood of Jesus, that we may glorify Christ in our bodies and our spirits. We are to look to Him alone, for infinite resources are at His disposal in our behalf.

Suffering is the heart of the curriculum in "The School of Obedience" and is for our education, earthly and heavenly. At times suffering may seem purposeless. Its value, the disciplining of our mind, and the formation of the character and likeness of our blessed Jesus within us, these daily "little" crosses enable us to receive His life. Thus we rise above the circumstances, letting Him reign, bearing patiently all seeming inconveniences.

Surely, it is to be Himself in full control of our lives and destiny, all and in all. Jesus died for me, and in turn, He expects me to die for the brethren.

"Always bearing about in the body the dying of the
Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be
made manifest in our body" 2 Cor 4:10.