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 1998
A Present Word
By Wade E. Taylor

Some time ago a minister said, "We do not accept the present move of the Holy Spirit as it is shallow; we are waiting for the deeper visitation."

I asked the Lord about this, and was given the following,

"And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed
upon Him to hear the word of God, He stood by the
lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by
the lake; but the fishermen were gone out of them,
and were washing their nets."

"And he entered into one of the ships, which was
Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out
a little from the land. And He sat down, and
taught the people out of the ship."

"Now when He had left speaking, He said to Simon,
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets
for a draught." Luke 5:1-4.

"The people pressed upon Him to hear." This is a primary requirement for visitation. The expression of spiritual hunger will release the Lord to respond to our need.

"He ... saw two ships." They are always present, and speak of "His way" and "our way."

"He ... entered into one of the ships." The Lord will step into our "need," when we choose His way.

"He ... thrust out a little from the land." The "land" speaks of the natural realm, our every-day life experience. The "water" speaks of the spiritual realm, the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit.

The fact that He "thrust out a little" means that the water was "shallow." Being "shallow" speaks of our responses to the manifestation of His presence, be it laughing, shaking, falling, weeping, or joy. Our responses to His presence will be as varied as we are.

In shallow water, the land is very close, and there may even be a mixture of land and water - sometimes us, sometimes the Spirit.

But it was here that Jesus chose to teach and prepare the people for the deeper realms of the Spirit - through what some would consider to be "shallow manifestations." It was here that they learned the principles that would lead them to the "deep."

Only after Jesus had taught the people in the "shallow" place could He say, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets."

Now, the "principle" that the Lord spoke into my being, in response to this ministers statement.

"If we do not meet the Lord in the shallows, we will never be prepared for the deep, and we will miss the coming day of His power."