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
Looking Beyond Our Present Circumstances
Wade E Taylor

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord
sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the
train of His robe filled the temple.”

“Above it stood seraphim: each one had six wings;
with two he covered his face, and with two he
covered his feet, and with two he flew.” Isa 6:1-2.

Isaiah had so depended on the throne of Uzziah for comfort and support that he was unable to see the eternal, heavenly King upon His Throne.

Only after Isaiah experienced the loss of that upon which he depended, could he look beyond the empty, earthly throne and see the occupied, heavenly Throne. Now he could clearly see the winged Seraphim who were waiting for orders to act in his behalf.

In our day and time, whatever may happen concerning the presidential problems, the stock market, the economy, or the YK2 problem, most everyone is feeling a measure of insecurity from an earthly perspective, concerning the future.

It is indeed time that we begin to look up, and view things from a heavenly perspective.

A verse in Isaiah sets forth a clear picture of the Lord’s intention for the present times.

“Arise, shine; for your light has come. And the glory
of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness
shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people;
but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will
be seen upon you.” Isa 60:1-2.

The earthly Uzziahs are failing to provide all that they promised, and many see only despair as a result. Darkness is covering the earth as never before. But as Isaiah discovered, we must at this time, as never before, begin to look up. As we view the earthly, it is becoming darker. When we seek the heavenly, we find a word of hope through which it begins getting brighter.

The fact that many today are experiencing “gold dust” settling upon them is an indication from the Lord that the time has come for the restoration of the Shekinah (glory), and that a deeper preparation is about to take place.

“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire,
that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may
be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be
revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you
may see.” Rev 3:18.

As Isaiah saw the Throne of God in action in his behalf, he saw the Seraphim, waiting for a word from the Throne. "Seraphim" can be translated "burning ones." This speaks of the "glory” reaching down into our lives and lifting us up into a cooperative relationship with the Lord in His purposes.

The six wings of the Seraphim, (three sets of two wings each), express the Lord manifestly acting in our behalf; His burning presence (The Holy Spirit and Fire), accomplishing His purposes in our lives.

"With two he covered his face." No flesh can abide His presence. This represents our acknowledging His headship. Our mind is to be covered, that "the mind of Christ" might function through us.

"With two he covered his feet." This speaks of our submission to His rule in our lives. We are to "walk in the Spirit," setting aside our ways.

"And with two he did fly". This speaks of our coming up into "the life and function" of His eternal Spirit and Kingdom.

Notice Isaiah 40:31.

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their
strength; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and
not faint."

As we look away from earthly thrones and come up into a place of trust and communion with Him in His Throne, we will merge in with these "winged Seraphim" in their function and with them, worship of the Lord.

"And ONE CRIED UNTO ANOTHER, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy,
is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His
glory. And THE POSTS OF THE DOOR MOVED at the voice
of him that cried." Isa 6:3-4 KJV.

As we worship Him, the door of heaven will begin to open to us. Then, we will be lifted up into His Throne, to be seated together with Him.

"And raised us up together, and made us sit together
in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Eph 2:6.

One of the things that should really strengthen us is when we see the Lord at work, not so much in the big things that sometimes happen, but in the little things of our every day lives.

Life seldom consists of many big things. Rather, it is made up of ever so many small things. It is so easy for us to look to natural ways of meeting these. But, we are to look up to Him, even in small things.
The Lord is seated in His Throne. He is waiting for us to look away from our natural sources of help, and to look up to Him. He is both a PRESENT and an AVAILABLE God.

How can we help but worship, love, and serve Him?