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 1997
Preparation For Ministry As Revealed In The Life Of Joseph
By Wade E. Taylor

In 2 Corinthians 1:3 4, we are told that the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, is the

"God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in
all our tribulation, that we may be able
to comfort them which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are
comforted of God.”

We are not fully qualified for ministry until we have been tested, and proven to be faithful. Otherwise, our ministry could become harsh and vindictive. A minister who has experienced the dealings of the Lord, and ministers through a broken and contrite spirit will draw many to the Lord and accomplish much.

Joseph, through the many adverse circumstances that he experienced, was prepared for a ministry to his family in a time of great need. At the age of seventeen, he was given a vision of headship and authority over his family. This was not fulfilled quickly, but only after he had gone through many seasons of severe dealings.

Not all who feel called to the ministry will submit themselves to the process of becoming qualified for this level of ministry, as Joseph did. He is, above all else, an example of faithfulness and patience in holding to the promise of the Lord. He accepted each situation in which he found himself, and then made the best of it.

Joseph did not sit in Potiphar's house and sulk because of the injustice that had been done to him by his brothers. Neither did he become angry with the Lord because the vision he had received seemingly did not work out. Instead, he became a faithful servant, and soon rose to a place of responsibility.

Because the Lord had something better for him, He allowed a deception to take place and Joseph found himself in prison. Again, he accepted the circumstances, not knowing that the Lord would send the baker and the butler to him.

Again, Joseph could have become angry with the Lord, or become cold and indifferent because the vision had not been fulfilled. Yet, in the face of seeming failure, he maintained his integrity and again came into a place of responsibility. As a result he rightly interpreted the dream of the butler, who then forgot him.

At the right time, the Lord caused the butler to remember Joseph. He was called from the prison to stand before Pharaoh and interpret his dream. As a result, Joseph rose from the prison to the throne.

After much had transpired, His brethren came and bowed before him, exactly as he had seen in the vision the Lord had given him many years before. God is always true, and His ways sure.

Today, the burden of the Lord is to prepare "Joseph" ministries to feed the hungry, in a time of pressing needs.

Those who respond must completely place their lives in the hand of the Lord and, no matter what may follow, implicitly trust Him. As this is done, He will do the rest.

Then, when it may seem that all spirituality has fled, they will be released into their most anointed and best ministry.