Ambassador

<<representative>>

An ambassador is a representative sent out on behalf of others. As such, in the official capacity they are not to present their own preferences or opinions but responsibly express those of the sending authority. Paul referred to himself as, “an ambassador in chains” who although sent by the Lord to declare the gospel was at this time imprisoned because of his fearless sharing the message of salvation (Eph 6:17-20). He and Timothy spoke of their ‘ministry of reconciliation’ saying “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…” (2 Cor 5:20).

We also are God’s ambassadors, being His visible ‘feet on the ground’ delegated authority to seek the lost and hurting, faithfully representing Him as we live by His directives as stated in the Bible with our desires and views reflecting His. He has told us our assignment is to "Go and

Am I a faithful agent, taking His place,               sharing the good news as He did?

make disciples..." for we have been "approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel" (Mt 28:19,20; 1 Thes 2:4). As His representatives we must ensure we consistently reflect the 'official position' of heaven and are always ready to speak about Christ whom we represent (1 Pet 3:15). He has provided the resources needed, including the right to use of His name and the power of the Holy Spirit, thus it should be our testimony too that we are the channel through which people are set free of Satan's hold over their lives (Mk 16:17; Act 1:8, 10:38). Am I utilizing the divine resources (that are my right and responsibility to use) to bring about His will? 

The Lord said to Moses, “I have made you like God (a representative) to Pharaoh” (Ex 7:1,2).

See also: channel, missionaries, representative, responsible/responsibility.

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