Pathways to the King: Living a Life of Spiritual Renewal and Power
We need revival. The church in America desperately needs revival. There are pockets of it happening right now, but we need another Great Awakening. About forty years ago, the church was impacted by the church growth movement. The goal of the movement was to get the church focused on the Great Commission – taking the Good News about Jesus to the entire world. The church was off mission, and the movement was a necessary course correction. But it didn’t work. Many people came to Christ as a result of this outreach emphasis, and I am grateful for that. More churches are now focused on evangelism, helping people come to know Jesus, than they were before the movement. But we have fewer people attending church now (percentage wise) than ever before in the history of the United States. We need revival.
This book is about how we can usher in revival and also about the price that we must pay to experience it. I believe we have a part to play in seeing the next great spiritual awakening. God wants us to be carriers of His kingdom. He wants us to experience the reality and fullness of His kingdom, and he wants us to expand the kingdom to others – just like Jesus did. In order to do that, I believe we must follow 8 Kingdom Pathways of Spiritual Renewal: Personalizing our Identity in Christ, Pursuing God, Purifying Ourselves, Praising, Praying Kingdom Prayers, Claiming Promises, Passing the Tests, and Persisting. These 8 pathways are discussed in great detail, are securely rooted in biblical truths, and are illustrated by compelling examples from Scripture and from my life, the lives of believers in my community, and in the lives of great Christians throughout history.
What Others are Saying about Pathways to the King
“Please do not read this book unless you are prepared to change. Hunger for more of God and His Kingdom is always inconvenient and will never fit neatly into your schedule. Rob Reimer's life and writing awakens a hunger inside of me that will not be satisfied by anything but Jesus and a powerful move of His Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit!”
– Dr. Ron Walborn, Dean of Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, New York
“Rob Reimer has a passion for revival in the church. In response to his prayers, he felt the Spirit whisper, ‘Are you willing to pay the price for revival even if you don¹t get to see it? Would you pay any price so that the next generation could experience revival?’ His response was ‘yes,’ and in Pathways to the King, he shares with us what that price is and how to pay it. If your heart hungers for revival as does Reimer's, then this book will help you find it. You were made for much more than
an ordinary life - here are some signposts to pathways leading to the life God designed for you.”
– Seth Barnes, Executive Director of Adventures in Missions (AIM) and author of Kingdom Journeys
and The Art of Listening Prayer
"One of the takeaways from this excellent book by Rob Reimer is that God wants more than just ‘nice’ in the life of a believer. God wants believers to be up close, personal, and fully engaged in their spiritual pursuits. This kind of engagement requires an authentic encounter with God, which leads to the anticipation of and participation with the supernatural. In Pathways to the King, Rob Reimer helps readers identify the means by which they can responsibly flesh out an encounter with the Divine that will lead to the promotion of the revival these end times demand."
-- Bishop Carlton T. Brown, Senior Pastor, Bethel Gospel Assembly, Harlem, NY
“Pathways to the King is the result of someone who has journeyed deep into the heart of God. It challenges a nominal Christian experience and at the same time graciously invites you to something more. It will leave you asking, ‘Why not me?’
-- Rev. Tom Flanders, District Superintendent, Christian and Missionary Alliance, New England