The intent of the Banner is to spiritually stir each one
of us to seek after and develop a deeper and more personal
relationship with our Lord.
We live in a time as never before; a time in which it is
urgent that we strengthen ourselves spiritually, that we may
better know the voice and direction of the Lord, in relation
to our daily circumstances.
Therefore, we must, knowing that we are a new creation in
Christ, be firmly established upon the foundation of full
redemption. Then, we must be built up in His love. This requires
our making right every relationship, that the Lord might move
in and through us, as He desires.
We are living in the time of His Parousia - the appearing
of Jesus. He will first appear to His own to prepare them
for all that is about to take place in the earth, concerning
the closing out of the Church age and the setting up of His
Jesus is beginning to increase His presence within us. Just
as He made a whip and drove the money changers from the temple
of His days on earth, so also today, He is cleansing the temple
- which we are.
We must so live that we will be responsive to His voice,
guidance, and dealings; but not be shaken, as the nations
begin to shake. The new - that which the Lord is doing to
bring us into the new day - is becoming brighter; while the
old - the closing out of things as they have been - is becoming
darker. We must relate to the light, not the darkness.
It is my prayer and desire that this issue of the Banner
will help you in your understanding of present spiritual truth,
that you will be prepared for all that is about to take place.
Pinecrest, for its continuation, is dependent upon gifts
from those who receive and read the Banner. If you are not
presently supporting this ministry, please consider having
May our Lord richly bless and prosper you, as you read this
issue of the Banner.
Wade E Taylor