We have Ambassadors and emissaries that travel to represent and sometimes speak for the country of origin throughout the world. There are huge meetings where these people get together to obtain peaceful resolutions to the world’s problems. At least that is what they are supposed to do in theory. Some of those folks are doing it with negative idealisms that cause damage to the world in some way shape or form. As believers in God we are required to be Ambassadors of the Messiah. But are we?
So from now on, we do not look at anyone from a worldly viewpoint. Even if we once regarded the Messiah from a worldly viewpoint, we do so no longer.Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new!And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to himself, not counting their sins against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, “Be reconciled to God! 2 Corinthians 5:16-20
From what Paul was telling the Corinthians, we are Ambassadors. We witness to others about God without speaking for Him. A person who tries to speak for Him in this day and age can get him/her self in a lot of hot water if words are spoken carelessly and add, “God told me to tell you”. We are not the mouth of God but proclaimers of His Word.
We are Ambassadors for Christ when we witness to others about what He has done in our life but we must be careful and say that our story is one of many and not all are the same. God works in so many different ways in so many environments that no two witnessing stories are the same. The main similarity is the final outcome which is accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepting that God is the One and Only God, Creator, Redeemer.
God will assign emissaries and give us the discernment to see and hear who is speaking truth and who is fooled by the Adversary. Though some will be very tricky to figure out at first, the liar will be found out. It is better to be an Ambassador of Christ than to be fooled into speaking half-truths, lies, and heresy.
Are you an Ambassador of the Messiah? Have you spoken to someone this week about God and how He has helped you overcome your worldliness? Yes. Great. Or are you ready but are hesitant about it due to the people in your life that are still in the world? Do not wait any longer. The more you hesitate the deeper the person will go into the world and it will be very hard to pull him/her out.
Are you hindered by something in your own life and need lifting, redemption and forgiveness? Why wait, go to God right now in prayer and get right so you can be the Ambassador God needs you to be. He has been waiting for you right in your heart.
Brothers and Sisters, it is time to refresh, revive, and renew yourselves with God. Do not wait or you may too end up so deep it will take a serious life event to wake you up. Get up and move to the beat of God’s heart that is beating within you. The devil will NOT prevail. God Wins.
Rob, Servant of God