Written by Rick Joyner, this book is actually a collection of visions
and dreams that the author received throughout 1995. It depicts a massive
battle between the army of hell and the army of the Lord, as well as the
judgment seat of Christ. Through all of this, we see everything as Rick
himself saw it, and we hear what was going on in his heart and mind during
each revelation and experience along the way.
The book begins with an introduction in which Rick explains how he had
these visions and dreams, and the Scriptural basis of prophetic experiences.
He also makes it clear that he does not consider himself infallible, and
that only the Scriptures can establish doctrine. This does not negate
the message that he brings however: a clear call to fight the enemy, arm
ourselves with the truth of the Lord, and to completely spend ourselves
in pursuing intimacy with Jesus.
In Part 1 of the Final Quest, the vision is of the hordes of Hell marching
against the army of the Lord. Both armies were shown to Rick, as well
as the specific strategy of the enemy. In Part II, the army of the Lord
ascends His holy mountain, while still being attacked by the army of the
Accuser of the Brethren. Different levels are shown, with the warriors
growing in maturity and wisdom. Part III tells of Ricks journey
into the heart of the mountain itself, where the treasures of heaven are
held. Here, Rick tastes of the truths of the kingdom, as well as the pain
that Jesus experienced at the crucifixion. He also sees the door to the
Judgment Seat of Christ, and in Part IV, he enters the door and begins
his long walk to the throne of God. During this walk, he meets many who
belong to the group called the foolish virgins, those who
knew the Lord, but did not really live for him. He realizes that those
that were great on earth are among the least of the kingdom of heaven,
and includes himself in that number as he sees his own sin and shortcomings.
He also sees the Lord on His throne, and calls out for grace, knowing
that the throne of judgment and the throne of grace are the same. In the
final part of this book, Rick sees the apostle Paul, who encourages him
to lay his foundation on Jesus and ONLY Jesus. Then he meets one who has
been greatly honored in heaven, but who was treated with scorn by nearly
everyone while on earth. The Lord then challenges Rick to walk in compassion,
subject to the Holy Spirit, fighting the battle under the banner of love.
In reading this book, be prepared to have your heart touched, both with
conviction and with grace. Because of Ricks humility in presenting
these visions, we see his sins and shortcomings which so often mirrors
our own. It challenges me every time I read itto lay down my life
and stop being so self-centered in everything I do. There is simply so
much that I see, that it builds the fire within my heart to not ever stop
pursuing the Lord, no matter what it costs me.
I highly recommend reading this book.