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.

Winter 2000
Rise up and Come Away
Wade E Taylor.

“Deep calleth unto deep. At the noise of Your
waterspouts, all Your waves and Your billows are
gone over me.” Psalm 42:7 KJV.

The Lord is a seeking God (Deep calleth) who desires a satisfaction that can be found only in us. We were created for this purpose, but it became marred by the transgression of Adam.

Therefore, our initial response may seem to be as “noise” but as we continue, it will become a “song,” as expressed in the Song of Solomon. As we live, or experience its message, it will be as if we are swallowed up in His presence - “All Your waves are gone over me.” Others will notice the change, “Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved.” SS 8:5a.

The written Word is to be experienced. Concerning Jesus, we are told that “The Word became flesh.” The value of the Song of Songs becomes apparent only as we personally read ourselves into its message. All this begins with our response to the cry that comes from within the heart of the Lord, “Deep calleth.”

“Draw me, we will run after You. The King has
brought me into His chambers.” SS 1:4a.

This prayer, “draw me” relates to our spiritual hunger. It is the most important request that we could ever set before the Lord. If we do not have this “spiritual hunger,” our interests will settle upon and remain with earthly pursuits, and we will seek satisfaction in them alone.

Ministry can feed hunger, but only the Lord can create spiritual hunger. This prayer for us to be made spiritually hungry, will be effective only after we commit ourselves to rightly respond to the Lord, as He acts upon our request.

Thus, we must determine that we will “run after the Lord” and then steadfastly do so. When He responds to our prayer and begins drawing us to Himself, all of our other needs will fall into their proper place and order.

The greatest privilege and blessing that we can have in life is for the Lord to become active in our spiritual life and begin to progressively guide us into His chambers, where we will experience times of personal communion with Him.

It is only here, within His chamber, that we will be able to give full expression to our desire to know and experience the Lord Himself. It is here that we will come to personally know Him, and find the satisfaction that we have longed for. It is here that the Lord will share with us His secrets, and impart within us the understanding of His ways.

All this does not take place in a singe step, as our first response to the Lord is usually self centered.

"My Beloved is mine, and I am His" SS 2:16a.

In this, our initial confession, we are seeking the Lord for what He can do for us. The Lord knows this, but patiently works within us, so He will be able to take us further.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to
good works, which God has before ordained that we should
walk in them” Eph 2:10.

Therefore He begins to reveal to us our present condition and spiritual need. Later, after He has worked within us much deliverance and correction, it can be seen through our second confession that we have made some progress.

“I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine” SS 6:3a.

Now we are putting the Lord first, though much of our self-seeking is still intact.

“Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth; for Your
loves are better than wine. For Your ointments have a
lovely fragrance; Your name is as oil poured out;
therefore the virgins love You." SS 1:2-3.

Notice that we are telling the Lord that we love Him because of all that He gives to us. We are saying, "I love you because I like your blessings."

But again the Lord looks beyond our self-centeredness and continues His work within us, until we see our need and confess it to the Lord.

“Do not look on me, that I am black, that the sun
has looked on me. My mother's sons were angry
with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards;
but my vineyard I have not kept." SS 1:6.

We realize that we have worked very hard “for” the Lord, even in the heat of the day, so that we have become “sun burned.” But we have neglected our relationship and times of fellowship “with” the Lord.

The Lord patiently works to cause us to realize that this cannot produce what we are seeking. He allows our circumstances to become a problem to us, and “our mother’s sons” become angry with us. All the things that we were depending on have suddenly become an enemy.

Now we realize that we must have the Lord Himself, and we cry out for satisfaction.

"Tell me, You whom my soul loves, where do You feed,
where do You lie down at noon? For why should I be
as one who is veiled beside the flocks of Your
companions?" SS 1:7.

Finally, we discover that we can no longer be satisfied to drink from the overflow of another’s blessing, nor to feed upon the experience of another, and we began to look for the Lord Himself.

Immediately, He responds,

"If you know not, most beautiful among women, go in the
footsteps of the flock, and feed your kids beside the
shepherds’ tents." SS 1:8.

The Lord is telling us that we should find someone who really knows Him, who has an active walk and relationship with Him, so they might lead us to the Lord Himself. It is very important that we sit under an anointed, Christ centered ministry.

Now there is a complete change in my expression, as the Lord Himself has become the goal that I seek.

"I am my Beloved's and his desire is toward me" SS 7:10.

I have come from a salvation experience, in which I was satisfied to escape from eternal punishment, into a relationship in which my life is sold out to the Lord, and I long for His fellowship.

Now the Lord can say to me,

“Come, My beloved, let us go out into the field; let us
stay in the villages. Let us rise up early to the vineyards;
let us see if the vine flowers, whether the tender grape
appears, and the pomegranates bud forth; there I will give
you My loves.” SS 7:11-12.

I have come within His chamber where “all His waves and billows have gone over me” and I am at rest in His presence.

“Deep calleth unto deep. At the noise of Your
waterspouts, all Your waves and Your billows are
gone over me.” Psalm 42:7 KJV.


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