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.

Fall 1999
A Mustard Seed
Wade E Taylor

"Another parable He put forth unto them, saying; The
Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man
took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least
of all seeds." Matt 13:31-32a.

A primary aspect of our spirituality is not how spiritual we feel, but rather what we do with the present, or quickened Word that we have from the Lord.

We are to cultivate and use the spiritual ability that we have, no matter how small it may be. This principle is seen in the growth of the mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds. Rather than complain about its small size, all it need do is to expose itself to the "Son" to shine on it, and to the "rain" of the Holy Spirit, to fall upon it, and it will grow.

No matter how spiritually limited we may feel, we can experience all that the Lord intends, if we will spend time in His presence and rightly use what we have.

This mustard seed, when grown, becomes an herb. To extract the value from a herb, it must be crushed. Only then will it be of value to another. As we express our desire to become a blessing and help to others, we enter into the experience of identification with the Lord in “the fellowship of His sufferings" (Phil 3:10).

As we abide in Him, the herb that we are will gradually develop into a tree, planted by the river of life, on which all manner of fruit is available for the edification and healing of others.

"Which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it
is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a
tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in
its branches." Matt 13:32.

These "birds of the air" are those who seek something spiritual. If we really have something to offer, they will come and lodge in the branches of our spiritual experience. We will come into this place of being a blessing to others only after we have been so reduced and ground into powder, that nothing of self gain is left.

Like the herb, there must be something imparted into our being that will make us "taste" good when others bite into us, to see if our experience is real. Then others will lodge in the comfort and warmth of our relationship with the Lord and open their hearts and lives to us, that through us, they also might come to know the Lord.

Jesus said, "Except you eat of my flesh, you have no life." So also, we must become spiritual food to others.