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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.

Winter 2000
Becoming a Habitation for The Lords Presence
Nancy Warner

“Deep calls to deep.” Psalm 42:7a.

This gives expression to the eternal desire of the Lord to fellowship with us.

There is a song that responds to this purpose for which we were created.

"For I was born to be Your dwelling place,
A home for the presence of the Lord.
So let my life now be separated Lord to Thee
That I might be what I was born to be."

This is clearly established in Scripture.

”In whom you also are built together for a dwelling
place of God through the Spirit.” Eph 2:22.

“You also as living stones are built up a
spiritual house” I Peter 2:5a

You and I are specifically called by the Lord to cultivate His presence that we might become these “living stones” that are corporately built together as His Body, to become a habitation of God.

The fact that the Lord fills all creation is expressed in His omnipresence. He is everywhere at one and the same time.

“Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that
I shall not see him? Says the LORD. Do not I fill
the heavens and earth? Says the LORD.” Jer 23:24.

But there is more. We are called to go beyond His omnipresence and cultivate His manifest presence. In John 14:21, the Lord promises His manifest presence to those who love him.

“He who has My commandments and keeps them,
he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me
shall be loved by My Father, and I will love
him, and will reveal Myself to him.”

The anointing that we have relates to our relationship to His manifest presence. We are called to abide in His presence, that His presence might abide in us. The anointing does not come from a formula, but from a life that is lived in a right relationship with the Lord.

The presence of the Lord is also our defense against the enemy; that which comes against us.

When we are abiding in Him, we are hidden in Him, safe and secure.

“For you died, and your life has been hidden
with Christ in God.” Col 3:3.

“The Angel of the Lord camps round about those
Who fear Him, and delivers them.” Psalm 34:7.

Because Abraham was the friend of God, the Lord told him,

“I am your shield and your exceeding great
reward.” Gen 15:1b.

There is a principle involved that is expressed in Psalm 91:14-16.

“Because He has set His love on Me, therefore I will
deliver Him. I will set Him on high, because He has
known My name. He shall call on Me and I will answer
Him. I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver Him
and honor Him.”

“With long life I will satisfy him and show him My

We can see this in the life of Moses.

“... Why then were you not afraid to speak against
My servant Moses?” Numbers 12:8.

Moses was faithful in the house of God. He had a face to face relationship with the Lord. “Deep calls to deep” tells us that the Lord is presently, actively, calling each one of us into a relationship with Him.

“I love those who love Me; and those who seek
Me early shall find Me.” Proverbs 8:17.

We are called to be a people of His presence. The presence that was on Mount Sinai is the same presence that we are to have today. It is the Lord's will for us that we spiritually grow and mature. As we abide in His presence, we will grow into a habitation for His presence, and here, into spiritual maturity.

“... then was I in His eyes as one that found favour.” SS 8:10b KJV.


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