Monday, 2 November 2015

Ambassadors For Christ

Ambassadors for Christ

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5 v 17-21.
Verse 20: "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."

The moment we are born again we become a new creation in Christ. When Jesus rose from the dead He was the firstfruits or prototype of a new kind of people. We are called peculiar people because the world cannot fathom what we are all about.

From Adam to the last person who died before Jesus died and resurrected, man was born without a living Saviour to redeem them. All were born in sin. The Jews were under the law and knew how sinful they were but the law makes no one righteous. When Jesus died the need for religious law was over.

The new creation have God's will written in their hearts.  Their sins are eternally forgiven. 
His will for you is different from His will for me. We are to obey His will always to stay in harmony with His plan.  Jesus has reconciled us to the Father and we need to promote peace and harmony to sinners so they may be reconciled too. If the world sees that we are no different to them why would they want to change.

We must be Ambassadors who promote the Kingdom of God. The Church - the invisible Body of Jesus Christ, not the building of stone - is the safe house for defectors from the sinful world. The Body of Christ is made up of born again believers of every colour, denomination and country.

Before the final war called Armageddon is declared the embassy (church) will be closed and the Ambassadors pulled out and sent home to Heaven.  This event is called the Rapture and for almost 3 1/2 years we will be caught up to Heaven and changed into the absolute likeness of Jesus, the Bridegroom.  

Armageddon is the earthly manifestation of the war that broke out in Heaven causing Lucifer to fall like lightning and be known as satan. After Armageddon he will be chained 1000 years in the bottomless pit or abyss. Another bad fall. After the Judgment when 1000 years are over satan will be sent forever into the lake of fire.

The church is not for sinners. We need to bring the sinners to Jesus outside the church because the church is the sanctuary for believers. Jesus ministered to people outside the Temple and told them about salvation. We should follow His lead. The presence of sin in the sanctuary causes it to be polluted and breaks down the anointing.

The Ambassadors who witness for Jesus must promote the kingdom of Heaven and the power of Jesus to sinners then bring the newly aved souls into the sanctuary for teaching and growth. That keeps the anointing pure and powerful.

Prayer: Heavenly Father unbelievers call this New Creation peculiar people. And so we are for we live by faith. Thank You for making us different. Help us to be worthy Ambassadors for You. In Jesus' name. Amen.