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
Becoming Unbent
By Tara Wentworth

Spiritual truths can be compared to onions, as they have many different layers.

One of the reasons as to why one group in the Body of Christ differs with another is because some see a particular truth through one window, while others see it from a different view. Also, some have settled on a particular layer in the full revelation of a truth, and have gone no further.

As the Lord restores certain truths, which were perverted, or faded from view, we should recognize that each of us has a particular part, which together makes up the whole. The Lord intended it this way, so we could not say to any one part, "we have no need of you." Therefore, we need each other in order to have a full revelation of Divine truth.

The method that the enemy has successfully used to keep us divided, is to cause us to focus on our few differences, rather than our coming together on the majority of the areas in which we agree.

Psalm 18:25-26 will help us to understand the cause of some of these differences.

“With the merciful you will show yourself merciful;
with an upright man you will show yourself upright;
with the pure you will show yourself pure; and
with the froward (perverse, twisted) you will show
yourself froward."

Any tendency toward "crookedness" in our relationships with each other will affect the way we think or act, even after we are saved. Eventually, this inner deformity, if left untouched by the dealings of the Holy Spirit, will work its way into our words and actions; especially our reactions.

As a child I was disciplined many times out of anger, causing rejection to come into my life. It manifested itself not only in human relationships, such as rebellion to authority, but also in my relationship to my Heavenly Father. My view of Him was "twisted."

I was afraid of the Lord's discipline in my life, not willing to trust Him implicitly. I have recently come to understand this, and am in the process of renewing my mind to the truth.

I am fully persuaded and have accepted the fact that "I am accepted in the beloved." Secure in my relationship to Him, I can reject the fiery darts which come at me almost daily, and which are contrary to this truth.

Rejection, one of the enemy's most devastating tools, has been effective in keeping us from becoming all that the Lord intends us to be. If we are not healed from rejection, we will not stand when we are shunned or rejected for our faith. Jesus suffered extreme rejection from family members to the religious leaders of His time; but it did not cause Him to sin, or to fall prey to the wiles of the wicked one.

The Lord may use other believers to bring the Word that will transform us. If we close ourselves off from other parts of the Body because they are different, we may never become "unbent" and will fall short of the full revelation of His Body that the Lord desires us to have.