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 1996
His Calling
Steve Chiyka
PC Staff

(Edited - For greater clarity)

"And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth
unto Him whom He would: and they came unto
Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should
be with Him, and that He might send them
forth" Mark 3:13-14.

In the above Scripture, the one thought that stands out is that our Lord is calling a people to Himself. Those who are truly hearing and yielding to His call are being molded by His hand and shaped into a vessel for His pleasure and purpose.

The purpose may differ between one person and another, but regardless of this, the call of the Lord has not changed; He calls us unto Himself.

Some may be used to seeing and hearing of how the Gospel of the Kingdom is being proclaimed around the world through preaching, healing the sick, and deliverance of the oppressed. Those who minister in this way are seen and known by man, yet their primary calling is to maintain their communion with the Lord. As they are faithful to this, He will continue to anoint and sustain them, for He is more acquainted with the needs of the world than we, and He understands the pain and agony with which all humans wrestle in their hearts and souls.

Others may be brought into His presence to share in the fellowship of His sufferings, being intimately alone with Him, and thus remaining hidden and unknown to man. These exercise their spiritual authority in the secret place and not before humanity. There is a tremendous need in the Church today for those who will accept this high calling.

But whether we are called to the nations to be with Him, or to a place of aloneness to be with Him, one thing remains the same. Much preparation is needed, which is not without cost. Rather, it is expensive, as it requires that we unconditionally submit our everything and all to Him. In our calling to be with Him, keeping even a portion of our life for ourselves will ultimately disqualify us from the high calling He desires for us, whatever its nature may be.

Our Lord will not be satisfied until we choose Him and Him alone. He desires us to be effective, no matter what form our ministry may take. This effectiveness comes only as we respond to His call and are at rest, and satisfied above all to be with Him.

He calls us to Himself that He might send us forth. The choice is His. He knows the times and the seasons. He knows what is best for His Kingdom at any given moment. Time is short, but the hand of our God is not shortened.

Are you ready to trust the Lord today with your whole life? Will you allow Him to prepare you to be all that He desires? It is eternally important that today we hear His voice, and respond to Him with all preconceived thoughts and ideas washed away by His love, as He draws us to Himself.