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.

Summer 2000
Being Branded by the Lord
Hattie Hammond

Those of us who are seeking a closer walk with our Lord should ask ourselves these questions,

1. Have I separated myself from all that I should be separate from?

2. Have I made every consecration that I should make?

3. Have I fully, unconditionally said, “Yes Lord"?

These are special days of preparation in which we are being made ready to meet the King.

"From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear
in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus" Gal 6:17.

Moffatt translates it this way,

"From henceforth let no man interfere with me:
for I bear branded on my body the ownership
stamp of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Those who have been “branded” by the Lord, as being truly His, are but a small company. But we are still living in the day of opportunity, into which each one of us may enter with full purpose of heart, to bear in our bodies the “ownership stamp” of the Lord Jesus Christ.

If I am willing to do this, I am ready to consider one further question,

4. Has His “brand” been established upon my life, and have I fully
committed myself to the outworking of His “ownership stamp” on my life?

Once we have rightly answered these questions, we should begin to wait on the Lord for His abiding presence to direct each step that we take.

Then, at the threshold of each new day, we should ask the Lord what new responsibilities He would have us to experience as we abide in His presence.

Now we are ready to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God,” having an open heaven above us in which we can look into the face of the Lord and know that everything is all right between Him and us.


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