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
The Drawing Power of Gods Love
Nancy Warner

“The songs of songs which is Solomon’s.” SS 1:1.

“We love Him, because He first loved us.” I John 4:19.

It was not a fear of hell fire and brimstone that drew me to the cross. Rather, it was an unfolding awareness of “the love of God” which began to open my understanding that I could have a relationship with the Lord if I would allow Him to come within my life. I began to respond to and desire the love that was being poured out upon me, and I wanted to become an on-going recipient of that love.

As I began to comprehend that a love relationship with the Lord was available to me, and that my sin separated me from God; this desire to know the Lord Jesus Christ caused me to deal with the sin in my life. This happened, not out of fear, but out of a love that produced this desire.

God is holy; therefore we are called to holiness, that we might come into His presence. As I gradually came to understand this, I got rid of those things that could hinder me from abiding in His presence, and having His presence resident within my life.

“Draw me, we will run after thee. The king hath brought me
into His chambers.” SS 1:4.

Once we begin to understand the love that the Lord has for us, we can ask Him in confidence to draw us to Himself. The Lord will respond to this prayer and create a spiritual hunger within us that will enable us to run after Him.

To be brought within His chambers speaks of His “manifest presence” becoming a personal reality in which the Lord becomes interested and personally active in the circumstances of our lives. I have experienced this and found it to be worth more than gold.

“Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock,
where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who
wanders beside the flocks of your companions?” RSV Song 1:7.

I can no longer be satisfied to just hear a good message about the Lord. There has come such a hunger within me for the Lord Himself, that I can no longer be satisfied with just a good meeting, or anything other than the Lord making Himself personally known to me.

“The voice of my beloved! behold, He cometh leaping upon the mountains,
skipping upon the hills.” SS 2:8.

It is not so much that we find the Lord, but rather, as we hunger and desire Him, He will respond and come to us. The Lord is a rewarder of those who love Him and who diligently seek after Him.

“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he stands behind
our wall, he looks forth at the windows, showing himself through
the lattice. My beloved spoke, and said to me, Rise up, my love, my
fair one, and come away.” SS 2:9-10.

At times, the presence of the Lord may appear to be elusive, as the Lord will test us to see if we really want Him, as much as we say we do. He will come and make His presence known to us, and then withdraw, to see if we will set aside our present activities and turn aside into His presence. When this has happened to me, and I have rightly responded, the Lord has brought me into a special time of communion with Him in which He has made Himself unusually real to me.

As I allow His workings within my life, and come into an understanding of His ways, I find myself singing songs that give expression to this love of God which has so affected my life. I sing of His faithfulness toward me and how patient He has been in bringing me into a personal relationship with Him.

There is an understanding of God that the Lord desires to bring us into. God is love, and He is steadfast and patient in His desire toward us. Now I can share this with others.

“This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” SS 5:16b.

Sometimes we sing, “He's my Lord, He's my Lord. This is a testimony of the submission of our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, which will take on a much deeper meaning, after we have unconditionally submitted our lives to Him and truly made Him Lord.

What a glorious thing it is to be joined with the Lord in that which he is doing in the earth today. I do not know of any greater privilege or joy, than in coming into that place of intimacy with the Lord where we begin to know his heart beat and function in unity with Him.

Now I have a song I can sing to the world.


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