Weekly Reading



So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20 AMPC) 

The basic and most important duty of an Ambassador is to represent the interests and goals of their foreign country of origin and the government that sent them.  They are given authority from the government from which they were sent to encourage cultural ties and goodwill to the host country. This is the same principle that Paul was conveying to the people of Corinth.  As Ambassadors of Christ, we have authority to represent the Kingdom of God and offer the Good News, divine healing, and deliverance. Some people only take the work of the cross as escapism from hell.  But the main purpose is that God loved us so much and wanted to restore the intimate relation of fellowship that was lost in the Garden of Eden. He is trying to reconcile a people back to Himself.  The difference in Ambassadorship for the Lord then the worldly nations is that He goes with us and makes His appeal through us.

Sometimes there could be oppositions in which a representing Ambassador will either pull out of the other country, or be asked to leave by the country being represented, which we just saw this recently happen in Russia.  As Ambassadors for Christ we endure oppositions, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” (2 Timothy 3:12 NIV). We boldly proclaim the harvest for the Kingdom of God even to the point of giving our life, “And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]” (Luke 9:23 AMPC).  The Apostle Paul said it best when he was in prison, “for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should” (Ephesians 6:20). So, as Ambassadors for the Kingdom of God, like Paul said represent Him well and boldly even through trials, persecutions, and oppositions, and endure hardness as good soldiers.

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