I purchased a copy of Rick Joyner’s book The Path last week and finished it today. Rick calls it a prophetic allegory. The Path follows The Final Quest Trilogy and I have read all of them. All of these books have gripped my soul and called me to seek a deeper walk with God as I look for the city that Abraham looked for.
I must admit that there is a different tone in The Path from the Final Quest trilogy. It communicates an urgency for the Church to wake up and get ready for the final battle. As I daily read The Path it caused me to consider what is at stake as we move toward the end and the Lord’s return. Rick bemoans the sad but accurate truth that the current state of the church is dismal as many who identify with Jesus are drifting in a narcissistic version of the faith where everyone is more focused about themselves than others. He reveals the tragedy of this generation of Christians who have not been adequately disciple by spiritual fathers and mothers. He exposes the churches indifference to sin and the lack of repentance exercised in believers. But he gives us hope that in this age there are a few who walk in the spirit and power of Elijah, “unknown in the earth but known in heaven.” (Rick Joyner).
The Path has created a hunger in me to walk the path where God is and to turn my back on everything that is of this world. It has shown me my inadequacies as a shepherd of God’s people, a soldier in the Lord’s army and a watchman on the wall. It has called me to seek repentance more. The trek to the mountain of God is not easy and many will not make it but my daily prayer is that Adonai my Shepherd will lead me and keep me on the path. Souls hang in the balance. The war is increasing. The Path is all that matters.