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 1996
A Love for the Truth

"And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in
them that perish; because they received not the love
of the truth, that they might be saved" II Thess 2:10.

Notice that it is "a love for truth" that is the safe-guard against deception and error.

All deception contains varying amounts of truth, or else no one would be deceived. If error were easily recognized as error, it would be quickly rejected. To deceive means "to mislead by falsehood, to delude, or cause to roam from safety."

Those who press on to receive the Lord's best in their lives are the chief targets of the enemy; for he works to cause these to deviate from the true foundation of Christ, and away from the purity of building on that foundation through the working of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the foundation and the truth, and "He revealed" is the expression of truth. After His death and resurrection, we, the Body of Christ, became the multiplied seed and embodiment of His Life, which is truth. Thus, the object of the enemy is to squelch this life by mixing truth with just enough falsehood that confusion results, and thwarts the purpose of God.

In our human reasoning, we may wonder why all this is allowed, as God's sovereignty is an established fact to the believer. However, in His plan and purpose to dwell with man, and in order to have an instrument of expression - the life of His Son manifested through His creation, He has limited His sovereignty (with boundless grace) in His dealings with His creation.

Today the Lord is saying, "Arise, fulfill that to which you have been called; bring body and soul into subjection to the spiritual man within" (Eph 4:13, 24). To bring about this full subjection, we must hear the truth and appropriate it into our very beings.

Yet we struggle as to how the truth may truly be known. The answer is to have a genuine "love of the truth." Along with this, we must, in deep humility, be willing to be proven wrong and in honesty, recognize our human frailty. A mark of maturity in a believer is his willingness for adjustment, enlargement, and growth.

At this present time, our Lord is bringing into being a true corporate expression of His life, an overcoming body of believers, set free of all the limitations which were established by man and by the enemy.

Only a genuine love for the truth will keep us on the right path and lead us into our full inheritance in Him.