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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.

Summer 2004
The Father seeks a Bride for His Son
Wade E Taylor

The Father is seeking a “Bride” for His Son, the Heavenly Bridegroom - those who are so in love with Jesus that they are becoming “one” with Him. These will become the end-time expression of His life in the earth.

The Lord is preparing a “Corporate Bride,” in this day. In the garden, Adam heard the voice of the Lord walking – today, He is saying, “I am standing at the door, knocking – looking for those who will respond and open the door.” This reveals to us that He is a seeking God. He is actively looking for those who will respond to His knock upon the door of their heart.

We are approaching a time of direct “intervention,” when “overcomers” will be lifted up in enabling power, to become the expression of His life in the earth. We have an opportunity that no other generation has had, to become the expression of the “corporate” Jesus in the earth, as “the sound of many waters” (Revelation 1:15b).

“I have compared you, O My love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots. We will make you borders of gold with studs of silver.” Song of Solomon 1:9, 11

During the time when the Song of Songs was composed, Egypt was the leading kingdom in the world. Pharaoh was considered a deity and had a chariot overlaid with gold. Agents were sent throughout the world to search for young horses with “potential,” which were taken to Egypt and trained. Those that became qualified, were selected and hitched to the chariot of the king, to bring him forth in all of his glory.

The Lord is looking for those with a “potential to be prepared,” to bring forth the King of all kings, in all of His glory. When the Lord compares us to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots, He is saying, “I see this tremendous potential within you.” There are those who are presently being prepared to be hitched to the chariot of the King of all kings, to bring Him forth in all of His glory

He is saying that He will make us “borders of gold (divine nature), with studs of silver” (righteousness). The potential Bride feeling unworthy, responds, “I am but a rose of Sharon, a lily. Lord, I don’t understand. I am just one among millions, why me?” The Lord says, “Because I see a potential in you that can fulfill my purpose.”

When we express our love to the Lord, and open our heart to Him, He will respond. His approbation, His favor will begin to rest upon our lives, as the Lord takes a personal interest in us. The Lord is doing something very special in this present day and time – as never before, He is “investing” in the potential that He sees within us.

“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and immediately took his journey.” Matthew 25:14-15

Salvation is a free gift. I am saved, I have the infilling of the Spirit, I have gifts, I have ministries - I have all these things that the Lord has provided for me through His redemption. Now, I take all that He has given, “plus myself,” and I give it back to Him. In this moment, I become His. My life is now merged into His life - to become the expression of His life. In salvation, I have Jesus – in the kingdom, Jesus has me.

Many have received salvation, but Jesus does not have very many, who have taken all that He has provided in salvation, plus themselves, and given it back to Him “unconditionally.” Many are called, but few will pay the price in order to be chosen.

The kingdom is like a man (God) traveling into a far country (earth) and He delivered to His servants (our lives submitted to Him) His goods (the potential that He sees). To one, He gave five talents, to another two, to another, one, to each one according to their ability. This “talent” is the “ability” to enter into the fullness of all the Lord has for us, as His Bride.

The Lord invests in what He sees us to be. We are all different (to every man according to his several ability) – some are inward, some are outward; our intellects, circumstances and experiences in life are varied. We respond and relate to one another differently. Thus, He gives “one,” “two,” or “five,” according to our abilities.

The one who received “five” talents went out and gained another five. The one who received “two” talents went out and gained two more talents. These developed the “potential” that was within them.

The one with the one talent said, “I received “one” - I am saved. I will just sit back and protect my salvation. I am not going to invest it, as it might get tarnished. I am satisfied in what the Lord has done for me.

To the one who was given five talents, the Lord said, “Well done.” To the one that was given two talents, the Lord said, “Well done.” The Lord soundly rebuked the servant with the one talent and took it away from Him, because He had not invested it.

We are to “become,” not do (well done, not much done). This means that we are to invest, which is “overcoming” – the processing of our lives that “qualifies” us to become His Bride.

Note that it is not “much done” - the one with five becoming ten, and the one with two becoming four. Rather, the Lord said, “Well done.” It is not “what” we do; it is the “way” we do what we do that is important. Our right response to these “talents” enables us to become an “overcomer.”

“Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:21

This is preparation to “rule” with Him in the Millennial Kingdom. Because we have been faithful over a few things, the Lord is able to make us a ruler over many. When the Lord becomes the Head of His Bride, “the overcoming church,” end-time judgments will come through this overcoming body of believers, to greatly affect the world. This is the “two-edged sword” that comes out of the mouth of the Lord in Revelation 1:16.

The same amount of energy is exercised by the one who had five talents, in gaining five more; and the one who had two talents, in gaining two more. It is the exercise of “faithfulness” – the committing of our lives to the will of God that produces the results that the Lord is looking for.

It is “well” done, not “much” done that is important. We are being prepared through the circumstances we face in our daily lives, which will qualify us to become ruler over many things.”

“And they sung a new song.” Revelation 5:9a

This “new song” is the testimony of what they have become - “Lord, You have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:10). We are being prepared for rulership – to reign with authority on the earth. If we are wise, we will allow the Lord to invest in our lives (talents) to bring forth His highest and best.

Matthew, chapter 25, speaks of ten virgins, all ten having potential, but not all responded rightly (five were wise, and five, foolish). Each one of us is fifty percent wise and fifty percent foolish. We cast the deciding vote as to what we are going to do, to spend or keep our talents. The wise entered in because there was a preparation and investment that took place.

“Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17

These are the five foolish. They are naked. They do not have a Bridal garment and are not able to enter into the wedding feast. “His wife has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7b).

The wise are weaving their wedding garment. They are responding to their circumstances, and allowing the preparation of the Lord to take place within their lives. In that day, these will hear “well done” and will enter the open door.



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