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.

Summer 1996
Worship and Praise
John Wright Follette

In true worship, we become detached from self and are lifted by the Spirit into the realm for which we were created, to worship and adore God.

In real adoration, there are only three words which can be used in English, "worthy, worthy, worthy;" "glory, glory, glory," and "holy, holy, holy." Worship is the adoration of God for who He is, above and beyond all He could do, or has done for us.

Praise expresses our gratitude for the things that God gives us. He does something for us, so we offer praise and thanksgiving for that which He has done. Thus, in praise, we are occupied with the thought of things.

But when we are caught up in the Spirit, we no longer think of praising the Lord for things, but rather we become occupied with the Lord Himself. This worship is born of the Spirit, as it cannot be produced by us.

Whenever we give the Holy Spirit opportunity to really pour forth worship and adoration, it is unto God for who He is in Himself. When we come into this level of adoration, we are no longer able to give expression to our feelings, as we do in the realm of praise.

The Holy Spirit often catches us up from the realm of praise into another level, in which an anointing is released from within us and all we can do is move along with the Spirit in the expression of adoration.

This adoration finds its expression in "holy, holy, glory, glory, worthy, worthy." We are not merely saying words, but worshipping the Lord for who He is in Himself. He is worthy, for worthy is the Lamb of all glory and adoration.

Our Lord greatly desires a people who will come beyond the realm of praise into a pure worship, which will bring Him forth into view, in all His beauty and power. Our worship alone will do this.