Ambassadors

The Bible calls us Christians to be Ambassadors for Christ.

As a Christian, you are an ambassador for Christ, one who represents Christ. Just as an earthly ambassador represents and communicates the desires and will of the head of state that sent him or her, so are you to represent and communicate the desires and will of Christ to others. “Now then, we are ambassadors for Chris” completely Christ personal representatives in this world we live.[cf. 2 Corinthians 5:20].

This is a big responsibility, God is making his appeal through you.

We are called as ambassadors to be a blessing to all nations. Jesus called us to go to all the world and make disciples of all nations.

Whom does your life represent? Christ or you? Are you living for your own self-interests, or living for Him? It may be easy to live for Him some of the time, but the rest of the time are you just living for yourself and your own interests? Whom are you representing when you sit down behind the computer or on social media? Is your role as an ambassador for Christ part-time or full-time? think about this.

The truth is that our actions speak more to people around us than what we say. We can think that we are representing Christ if we are often speaking of Him to others. But it is our life – our decisions, what we do, and what we don’t do in the daily situations – that truly speaks to others the most. You are an example to others, no matter how you live. The question is whether you are a good example or, a bad example. We can say it another way; Your life is at all times representing someone – the question is “Whom?” Jesus said that you will know the tree by its fruit. People always taste the fruit that comes from your life in daily situations, your daily actions, your speech.

It is possible for us to imitate Christ

Do you go along with the crowd at school or at work because it is difficult for you to say “No” and go against the peer pressure? Or do you live your life for Jesus and take a stand for what is right? even among your Christian peers. Being an ambassador for Christ is the fulfillment of the incredibly important kingdom perspective and it is the highest calling. Paul’s instruction to the Christian is not to conform to the patterns of this world, but instead, be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

When you do what is good and right in difficult situations, then you are being an ambassador for Christ. People see the life of God’s Son manifested once again in human flesh! and the power of that life manifested as goodness and love in difficult situations can bring hope to others who also have a longing for such a life of goodness and love – the life of Christ.

Paul writes: “Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” [cf. 1 Corinthians 11:1] And again he writes: “Therefore be imitators of God, as dear children.” It must, therefore, be possible for us to imitate Christ, that is to say, to represent and communicate His desires, the kingdom values, principles and virtues while we are here on earth. But to live as an ambassador for Christ is fully depending on the Holy Spirit

If we only had our own strength to try and live such a life, it would truly be impossible. But the Holy Spirit can come into the heart of every believer and empower them to live a life worthy of their heavenly calling, a transformed life of goodness and love. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” [cf. 2 Timothy 1:7] And again it says “… for it is God who works in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”  [cf. Philippians 2:13]

Blessed is each one who believes what is written, who believes in the power available to those who love God with all of their heart – power to live as an ambassador for Christ during our short time on earth, and communicate His gospel of a transformed life by way of example and living, a tangible proof. As we go through this world, we represent another kingdom. [cf. John 18:16]. As an ambassador, It is our responsibility to reflect the “official position” of heaven. We are in this world, but not of it. [cf. John 17:16]

Christ ambassadors are to be “as shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves” Empowered by the Holy Spirit. We have been entrusted by God with the Gospel to take the message to the ends of the earth. Be an Ambassador for Christ.

Yours In Christ. Shalom.

BY:Kofi Bismarck

1 thought on “Ambassadors

  1. Christians are God’s ambassadors in that they have been “approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel” (1 Thessalonians 2:4). As we go through this world, we represent another Kingdom (John 18:36), and it is our responsibility to reflect the “official position” of heaven. We are in this world, but not of it (John 17:16). God’s ambassadors are to be “as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16). Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we must take the message of our King to the “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8), imploring men and women everywhere to be reconciled to God. Great blog. God Bless you Kofi.

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