Pastor Joynt's Devotionals

2020 Vision, Week 6, Day 49

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REVELATION 21:3 | And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them.

REVELATION 22:3 | Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.

But the best part of creation renewed is intimacy with God. We will see his face, and this will be wonderful and not terrifying, as it was for the Israelites who knew his purity would consume them because of their sinfulness. He will claim each of us and this claim is pictured as a tattoo of God’s name on every forehead.

God’s longing to be with his children will be satisfied and we will have an abiding sense of being Home. The Lamb of God, our guide and redeemer, will be there to receive our worship and to share his grace and goodness.

Do you have a picture of Final Things?

Which of the days this week shifted your viewpoint, if any?


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2020 Vision, week 6, Day 48

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REVELATION 22:2 | Through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

The fruitful tree of life will be in the middle of the city. Once more we are reminded of the beauty and brokenness of our current world. The creation groans, Paul says in Romans 8:20-23. Environmental degradation, species extinction, global warming, pollution on land and in the oceans—so many signs of a creation in need of renewal. The tree of life is a symbol of creation renewed. It is fruitful and has restorative powers, bringing healing to the nations.

Restored humanity is at one with renewed creation.

What part of creation do you long to see be made new?

Are you involved now with creation care in any way?


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