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
The Secret That Results In Increased Spiritual Hunger
By Wade E. Taylor

"Draw me; we will run after Thee; The King hath brought
me into His chamber." SS 1:4.

The first part is a prayer of only two words. The second is our commitment to respond, if the Lord will draw us to Himself. The third part is the result of the first two - our being brought into the intimate presence of the Lord for a higher purpose.

The word "draw" relates to our spiritual hunger. Hunger is the foundational drive that motivates every level of our life and ability to function. We are to ask the Lord for spiritual hunger.

This prayer, "draw me," expresses an intense desire to be lifted from earthly needs and desires, to the heavenly; from a self-centered, to a Christ-centered life and witness; from nominal Christian living to an active Spirit-led Kingdom-centered life.

Our having spiritual hunger is of primary importance if we are to grow into the deeper things of the Spirit, and into spiritual maturity. If we intend to go further with the Lord, this must become our essential prayer. Only then can the Lord create within us the necessary hunger to take us all the way to the finish line, where we can say with the Apostle Paul,

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my
course, I have kept the faith."

"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous
Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to
me only, but to all them also who love His
appearing." II Tim 4:7-8.

The next step, "We will run" means that we are willing to become experientially involved; it is our commitment to go beyond the blessings of fullness to the power of possession, which results from the trials and testings of the Holy Spirit.

The Scriptures tell us concerning Jesus, "The Word was made flesh." The Word is never ours, until it has been personalized within our life experience. When Jesus was baptized, He came up out of the water, the heavens opened, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him as a dove and His Father said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Jesus had received the "approbation" of His Father and the "fullness" of the Holy Spirit. But there had to be something more. He was then driven into the wilderness to be tested. At the end of this forty-day test, He had experientially overcome the Devil. As a result, He came from the wilderness in the "power" of the Spirit.

Only after we have fulfilled our commitment to "run after Him" will we be ready to hear the testimony of our Heavenly Father concerning us; "The King has brought ... (put your name here) into His Chamber."

"We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto
good works, which God has before ordained that we
should walk in them." Eph 2:10.

It is only after we have come within the Chamber that the Father can fully accomplish our being "conformed to the image of His Son" (Rom 8:29).

The Lord desires to work within our lives, not just to get us through to heaven, but to conform us to the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, thereby making us an active member of His body.

In this day, the Lord is bringing forth a people who have been tested and proven; a people who are not satisfied with just moving in "fullness" - the gifts and blessings of the Holy Spirit which are freely given; but who have gone through the wilderness, and have come forth victorious in the "power" of the Spirit.

These are being made ready to partake with the Lord in the closing out of this age and establishing the Millennial Kingdom age.

"For Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and
nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
and we shall reign on the earth." Rev 5:9b-10.

The Scripture says, "to whom much is given much is required." The Lord is seeking out those who will not only seek after spiritual hunger, but will make the commitment to go all the way with Him; knowing that a wilderness experience is required.

This "commitment" is the secret of receiving the spiritual hunger we desire.