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 1994

Cultivating A Hearing Ear
Dennis Shearer

There are those who respond to the Lord when they hear the voice of the Holy Spirit in assurance or conviction, but few go beyond this into hearing the Lord's voice on a higher level.

Jesus said, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear" Matt 11:15. This indicates that our recreated human spirit is to be cultivated so we may hear the voice of the Lord speaking into our life circumstances.

"Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come,
He will guide you into all truth: for He shall
not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall
hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you
things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He
shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto
you" John 16:13-14.

The Holy Spirit has been given to us to speak in us and reveal things. Several factors are involved in our cultivating a "hearing" ear:

First, our mind is in the soul realm, therefore, it must be renewed in the Word of God. As we apply the Word to our lives, we cause our soul to come into agreement with our recreated human spirit, where the Holy Spirit speaks to us. "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good" Rom 12:21.

Next, our emotions must be kept under control by reckoning ourselves to be dead to all that pertains to our soul life, and alive to Him and to His presence.

Finally, our will must be in the process of being crucified daily. In other words, the "I want" in us must continually be brought down and mortified.

The Lord desires to speak into our present situations, and to commune with us in fellowship. Both are important and have a vital part in our spiritual growth and development.