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 2001
His Present Glory
Maurice Lindsay


A word - any word, especially a word from God, when expounded upon or revealed, can exude a great amount of joy and blessing. The Word of God is full of meaning and Truth. Jesus is both the Word of God and Truth.

The Glory of God, when considered in these relations. is very expressive and full of life. “Glory” is the “is-ness” of one, or something. What the sun is, is its glory; what the moon is, is its glory; what the star is, is its glory. A man's glory is what that man is. The inside of one, when revealed and viewed, is an expression of his glory. Paul writes,

“There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory
of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and
another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star
in glory.” I Cor 15:40-41.

Thus, whatever is within the “I” will be expressed by the “I.” The “I AM” of God and all that God is, will be expressed by God. The Glory of God is what God is, which is shown in Exodus 33:18-23.

“Then Moses said, I pray You, show me Your glory! And
He said, I Myself will make all My goodness pass before
you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you;
and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will
show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”

“But He said, You cannot see My face, for no man can see
Me and live! Then the LORD said, Behold, there is a place
by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; and it will
come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put
you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand
until I have passed by.”

“Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back,
but My face shall not be seen.” NASU."

The Lord responded to the desire of Moses, and the goodness of God was seen by Moses, but His face could not, for no one can see His full glory and live.

Jesus, in John 17:21-22 reveals the key to this wonderful Christian Life and its purpose in the world.

“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and
I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world
may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You
gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as
We are one. NKJV.”

There is nothing to compare with this life in Christ, which is a “Life of Christ” in you. The reduction of any number to its lowest term equals 1. Jesus desired of the Father that by the Glory, which He gave to Jesus, and which Jesus then gave to the disciples; that the disciples could become one with the Father and the Son.

It is this glory, the “is-ness” of God that makes us to become one with Him. As God sent Jesus, so also sent Jesus the disciples, and us. We have the mind of Christ, and when this “Christ,” under the power of the Holy Spirit, matures in us, we think the thoughts of God, and we speak the words of God.

When I have been reduced to one with Christ and God, I will walk in the Spirit, talk in the Spirit, think in the Spirit, and hold the hand of God. The baptism in the Holy Spirit comes upon Christ in us. As He was baptized at the river Jordan, so He is baptized in us. This “Christ in you,” in maturity, follows God in obedience to His will.

“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he
will shew them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14.

The word “secret” can be translated, “intimate.” “Fear” relates to worship in the very presence of God, so we find that the intimate things of the Lord are with them who worship Him. To worship the Lord is to return to Him what He gives me. To give glory to God is to return to Him all that He is in me. The God-ness that He gives me is His. He doeth the works. I, like God, rest from my labor, and then God works through me.

I do not work for God; rather, I allow Him to work through me. God blesses and confirms all that He does in and through me.

“Lord, I give myself to Thee.”



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