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
Knowing Him Alone
Beulah Skinner

"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search
for Me with ALL your heart." Jer 29:13.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matt 5:6.

Many do not experience the abiding presence of the Lord, because they are not willing to be a separated people. Rather, they mix with the world, not willing to stand out as being different.

From the beginning, the Lord chose to reveal His presence through a called out, separated people. We must return to this place of singularly looking to the Lord, totally yielding our life to His providence, and spending much time in continuous (silent or vocal) prayer and worship, being thankful for all that He provides.

Jesus lived totally to do His Father’s will. Only when we unconditionally surrender our lives to the Lord, and yield ourselves wholly to Him, can we experience this blessed experience of knowing Him intimately.

As we grow, day by day, into the place of absolute trust and dependence upon the Lord, we will quickly recognize His voice, seeking our fellowship. As we respond to His knock, and tell Him that He is welcome to come within, He will so change us that we will become the “house” of worship and prayer that He has so long desired.

We must come to the level of spirituality where we experientially know that the Lord alone can sustain life within us, for only He who planted His life within can keep it.

When the Lord comes, He brings the power of His death to work within us until we die to self and sin, and then He releases the power of His resurrection life to quicken us, that we might become the expression of His life.

It is in our dying, that we have direct access with Him. In His life, we receive His disposition of utter obedience. We cannot live on the experiences of the past. Each moment, the power of the cross must work within us, in the surrender and death of all self-will, as the only way to life in Him.

The closer the union in Him, the deeper and more profound is the separation from any dependence on the creature. In proportion to our utter abandonment to the Lord, He increases within until we experientially, personally know Him, and we see the very manifestation of His presence fulfilling all our needs, even before we have opportunity to ask.

There is a secret wisdom that is hidden from the world, which the Lord imparts to those who are united with Him in His resurrection life, as He imparts the faith which becomes the substance of Himself formed within us.

It is the last hour. Silently and inwardly, we are to have no concern as to how the Lord may move or what He may do, that we might come to better know Him. Our part is to abandon our self-life and completely trust Him, in whatever He may do.

Then the Lord will reign supreme in each of our lives.