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Overview The Torch and the Sword is the long-awaited sequel to The Final Quest and The Call. This book continues the message that began in The Final Quest and continued in The Call. It is a call to live the greatest adventure, for the noblest of purposes. It is not for the faint of heart, but for those who desire to live as true knights of the cross, refusing to retreat before the great darkness of our times. It is for those who will stand with courage and resolution for truth, righteousness, and justice, as messengers of the age to come. These are the ones who Enoch prophesied would come with power in the last days, and who are now awakening to their destiny.
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Studio: Morningstar Publications (NC)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.495 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2004
Publisher DESTINY IMAGE #45
ISBN 1929371365 ISBN13 9781929371365
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More About Rick Joyner
Rick Joyner heads MorningStar Ministries (also known as MorningStar Publications and Ministries), which he cofounded with his wife Julie Joyner in 1985. He is also the founder, executive director, and senior pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Rick Joyner converted to Christianity in the early 1970s, and his ministry began following a period of spiritual renewal in his life, during which he wrote a number of books based on his assertion of a three-day prophetic revelation and vision of the state of the church and impendingend-times events.
A church he led during the late 1970s in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area broke up around 1980. Joyner resumed ministry later in the decade; some web sites say he resumed ministry around 1987.
He is closely associated with evangelist Todd Bentley, former leader of the Lakeland Outpouring. In March 2009, he announced his role guiding the rehabilitation of Bentley.
He is married to Julie Joyner and has five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.
He also oversees MorningStar's University, Fellowship of Ministries, and Fellowship of Churches. He edits The MorningStar Journal and The MorningStar Prophetic Bulletin. The purpose of his ministry is the biblical mandate of Matthew 24:45–46 as well as a commitment to equip future leaders and work in relationship with current leaders to prepare and strengthen the church for the last days. This organization has several branches in North Carolina: Charlotte, Wilkesboro, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.
Joyner is also a well-known author of more than thirty books, including his best-selling The Final Quest series published by MorningStar Publications. He is a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences. A number of his books are about the prophetic ministry in the modern church, including several books (The Harvest, The Final Quest) based on heavenly revelations he claims to have received himself, always stressing that no prophetic revelation can contradict scripture.
The Final Quest is the first book in a three book series written by Rick Joyner. First published in 1997, the book is written from the perspective of the author relating a series of open visions that he experienced. The book has been firmly accepted by some yet firmly rejected by others. This is due to the many characteristics that make it controversial among circles of conservative Evangelical Christians. Much these controversies stem from the fact that Joyner claims to have been transported to heaven and to have had extended conversations with Jesus as well as with past Saints. The book speaks of spiritual warfare and an impending 'civil war' within the church where the true and faithful Saints continue forward and those who are deadweight fall away. It also speaks of the 'throne room' where Joyner saw saints in different positions, some as 'foolish virgins' who resided far back from the throne, and others as 'overcomers' who were on thrones near the throne of Jesus. It became obvious to Joyner that many of those he considered great Christian leaders on earth were actually the least in the sight of God, and some who he considered to be 'nobodies' were actually the greatest kings in God's kingdom. Joyner saw a man who Joyner considered had 'gone off the rails' in his teaching, sitting on a great throne in the highest part of the throne room. This man is believed to be the late William Branham (although Joyner does not mention his name, his description of the man makes this obvious).
Some wish that Joyner had written the book as fiction so that the book could be marketed to a larger audience and avoid many of the controversies surrounding it, however others (including the author) say that the author can not lie about what happened to him. Joyner wrote that he is not totally sure that the conversations that he had with past Saints actually were real people, or if they were a representation of them.
Morningstar publishes a Prophetic Journal edited by Joyner quarterly, and his ministry is also known for their conferences and worship music.
In 2004 MorningStar purchased part of the Heritage USA complex (originally established by Jim Bakker and PTL in Fort Mill, South Carolina), including the Heritage Grand Hotel, which is being refurbished as a conference center and ministry base. The complex has been renamedHeritage International Ministries or H.I.M.
Joyner's organization often has been confused with Morning Star International, a denomination of churches led by founder Rice Broocks. Hence Broocks' organization recently changed its name to Every Nation.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Torch and the Sword: The Sequel to the Final Quest and the Call?
A very exciting book May 20, 2008
After reading this book, I felt so excited. I'm glad that this book is out there to challenge Christians to join the exciting adventure with God, experience God's power in our daily life. I read this book 6 months ago and found me life getting more and more exciting as I continuously give my life to the Lord and trust Him. We Christians should be the most alive group of people on earth. Life in Jesus is true life which the world would not understand nor able to experience. The power from our Lord which is in us now would conquer all the enemies in our life, but you need to believe, truly believe to be able to used by God. This book helps me to see the spiritual world which is more real than the seen world around me and realize I have high calling from God.
Powerful message for powerful times! May 14, 2008
This is one of three books (The Final Quest Series) which contain propheties about the times we live in and times to come. Personally, I found these books amazing. I also realize that there are many negative comments about this prophecy and prophecies in general. There is only one thing that really needs to be kept in mind, the Word of God.
John 16:12-14 (New International Version) 12"I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.
The books are easy to read like a science fiction novel. They moved me to tears many times and revealed many truths. Of cause they are not to be treated like scripture, but Rick Joyner says that himself at the beginning of each book.
Uplifting and Challenging! Sep 4, 2007
This is the third in a series of books by Rick Joyner in which he had a series of visions where he was allowed to see The Church of Jesus Christ as God really see's it. Not as we see with smiles and fascades. We see the Saints of God (the people who have asked Jesus personally into their lives) in an actual real live battle and we see Armies, Angels and Demons. We see the body of Christ deeply divided and many struggling in fear, unbelief, unforgiveness, bitterness, sexual and many other sins and the saddest part of it is they don't even realise what is happening. They think this is their 'lot in life' and put up with it. Then the Lord starts to restore His Church. But not without severe opposition from both inside the Church and the World. In the visions Rick himself makes many foolish mistakes which leave him open to attack and little by little he and we hopefully learn how to walk with God as He wants us to in love and faith. If you liked 'The Pilgrim's Progress' by John Bunyan (which was also given as a vision in a dream and has blessed millions world wide.) then you should like this too. I recomend you read the other two books first being in order; 'The Final Quest' and 'The Call'. All three books are excellently written too and with wondefull descriptions of Heaven and of our lovely Lord Jesus. These would be great books for a new Christian as they could jerk the slack out of his life and help him press deeper into the Lord. May God really bless you.
The final Quest and the call Apr 24, 2007
I read these two books about 2 years ago;I was blessed by them both. I realize you must be ready and stable enough in the word of God to catch the revelation. I since then have given away my two books but was pleased to find out that they were still available. I am looking forward to reading The Torch and the sword. May God continue to write the vision and make it plain because those that have a ear will take heed. Mr.Joyner may God continue to bless you.
Requirement Reading for the End-Timers Jan 22, 2007
Rick Joyner is always good to read. His book has no redundancy; his logical flow is so natural. He is surely a master of a biblical knowledge and history, and its experience and practice alike. Especially his emphasis on "humility" at the end of the book is so overwhelming and engaging and even awesome. It is full of so many vivid imageries and powerful insights. I should say, "Strongly Recommended Book to Everybody, Especially to the End-Timers!"