(GC29). How can we be Christ ambassador?
- freedom SteemChurch
a4b471a Feb 03, 2020 01:59:27 PM
God has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. [2 Corinthians 5:19-20 NIV]
1a4b471a Feb 03, 2020 01:59:27 PM
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. This and the many other passages of Scripture which always represent the atonement as the work of the blessed Trinity, and as being the result of the
love, not of the wrath, of God. That God's purpose of mercy embraced all mankind, and not an elect few, is again and again stated in scripture..(
see Colossians 1:20 ).
Since God has made reconciliation by Christ, and the ministry of it is committed to us, we are ambassadors for him; we come with full powers from him, not to propose terms of peace, to treat with men about it, to offer it to them, but to publish and proclaim it as made by Him: we represent Him, and God who made it by him. We therefore are implored to behave in peaceable manner to all men, and one another:
Moreover, we being reconciled to God;
are new creatures, for whom Christ has died, and peace is made; we, the members of the church, who upon a profession of faith have been taken into such a relation; should be reconciled to all the dispensations of divine Providence towards us; let our wills bow, and be resigned to his, since he is the God of peace to us and as we are reconciled by Christ as priests, should be reconciled to Him as our King, and our God; to all his ordinances and appointments; to all the orders and laws of his house; conform in all things to His will and pleasure. We ought to be in all obedience to him, and never dispute anything he says or orders.
The best way to be ambassadors of Christ is to be peacemakers and exhibitors of love, Jesus is love, while that love is in us we will bear fruits and souls for Christ.
Ambassador is someone that represent a nation in another nation. every of his act is seen as act of the nation. to be an ambassador for Christ, one first have to belong to Christ and every of his act should be that of Christ.
You cannot be an ambassador unless you are a citizen of a sovereign nation. You must know what the nation stands for and her interests.
To be Christ ambassador you must be a citizen of Christ's kingdom who relates and knows what this kingdom is all about. Know what is the vision of the kingdom in relation to her citizens and are ready to protect interests.
To be ambassador for Christ you must be a recognized follower of Christ.
We become ambassadors of Christ by remaining in him and continues in proclaiming the gospel of salvation.
We also do that by living the life of Christ; our characters should be as it is done in heaven from whens our culture.