God’s people won’t be the only ones restored in the future – the earth will be renewed too. God will heal creation into a new Eden.
The best news of all of this is that justice is a product of our reconciliation with Jesus. Because of Jesus we’ve been empowered by the resurrection of Jesus, the power of the Spirit to walk into this moment of our lives with the understanding that God is equipping his people to do the beautiful work of Christ.
God gives us hope that his presence will be among us. He will send his own spirit to fill, not only the temple, but his people. His spirit comes to transform and empower us to truly love and follow him.
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Repentance is the movement towards God that goes along with what we say we believe about Him, because belief alone cannot sustain our relationship with God.
What do we do when we’re faced with the unimaginable? With something so far outside our ability to fight or navigate? That’s 2020. It seems like we’re on an endless loop of new crises and if you look at everything we’ve faced this year, you realize: We’re still in the middle of pretty much all of it. Still in a pandemic, still in racial unrest and governmental upheaval and – hey, those wild fires are still burning in California. The book of Joel was not written TO us, but it was written FOR us. It has so much to tell us about who God is when the world falls apart. #lifelovejesus #westsidechurch