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 1995
The Necessity of Having a Vision
Wade E. Taylor

"If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat
the good of the land" Isaiah 1:19.

To be "willing" means that we have an active desire for the working of the Lord within our lives. To be "obedient" means that there is a consistent, (willing) obedience to His workings within us. This willing-obedience results in our receiving from the Lord an inner vision and spiritual perception that will lead us to new plateaus of spiritual understanding and experience.

"Where there is no vision, the people
perish: but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he" Prov 29:18.

When the Holy Spirit gives us the perception, or insight that there is much "land" for us to possess, beyond the initial experience of our salvation, our capacity for God will begin to enlarge.

As we respond to Him and begin to walk in the Spirit, we will be increasingly enabled to enter a new dimension of spiritual life and experience, beyond that which we had thought possible. This will enable us to "weave" the garment that qualifies us to come into the presence of the King as His Bride.

The result of our willing obedience is expressed in Rev 19:7-8 (NASB).

"For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife
hath made herself ready. And to her was granted
that she should array herself in fine linen, clean
and white; for the fine linen is the righteous acts
of the saints."

Now she is ready to come into the presence of the King.

"The King's daughter is all glorious within: her
clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be brought
unto the King in raiment of needlework" Psalm 45:13-14a.

Two different garments are mentioned in Scripture. The first is the garment of salvation, which we freely receive at the time of our Salvation. The second is the garment of the overcomer. This garment must be woven by us by overcoming through our willing obedience.

"If any man will come after me, LET HIM ..." Matt 16:24a.

The responsibility for the weaving of this second garment is upon us. It is woven through our on-going obedience to Him as we take up our cross by choosing His ways and allowing Him to complete the work.