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 Time For Vision
By Rick Joyner

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids
not; and it shall be given to him." James 1:5.

Knowledge presents the facts; wisdom is the ability to use this information.

The gift of wisdom is a manifestation of supernatural insight, given by the Holy Spirit, and ingested by the believer. This imparted wisdom, which is beyond human genius or insight, is so great that no human or demonic agency can withstand or thwart it.

The present world's view of the Church is one of indifference rather than respect. This will change as we increasingly receive and function in the wisdom of God. When this wisdom begins to flow into the life and witness of the Church, there will be such a radical change, that the world will notice and marvel.

Just as the Queen of Sheba came to hear Solomon, world leaders will yet stream into the Church to hear God's wisdom. Just as the reign of Solomon was the time of greatest prosperity for Israel, this wisdom will result in a time when the greatest resources will pour into the Church.

Although Solomon was the wisest king to ever reign over Israel, he backslid after building the temple. It is wisdom to understand that wisdom alone is not enough. Thus, it is essential that we have a close relationship with the Lord, along with wisdom.

Solomon remained true as long as he was building, but when his task was completed, he drifted from the Lord. His relationship with the Lord was founded upon his project <B>for<D> the Lord, rather than having a true heart relationship with the Lord.

Therefore, when the task was completed, there was nothing to keep him on the path of life. Many Christians fall into this same tragic mistake. Their spiritual lives are built more upon what they are doing for the Lord, than on their relationship with Jesus.

When we begin to place our faith in the things of God, we are setting ourselves up for a tragic fall. Our faith must never be in the Church of the Lord, but rather in the Lord of the Church. The greatest wisdom is to always understand that the most important thing we can do is to continue building our personal relationship with the Lord.

Just as the wisdom of Solomon was first tested by the life of an infant, the first test of true wisdom will usually concern our esteem for life. The true mother was willing to give up her child in order to see it live. The nature of true ministry will include a willingness to give up its own control or influence over what has been built, in order to see it live.

We will only be able to do this if the essence of life is found in our relationship with the Lord, and not just in our ministries.

Those who pass this test, by unconditionally submitting their ministries to the Lord, and with a single eye seek after Him, will have their ministries returned to them with increase. Those who refuse to give up their control will have their ministries divided, or given to others.

True wisdom will impart to us this single eye, which will lead us into a quality relationship with the Lord.