Monday, January 04, 2016

My Identity in Christ #10 - I am Christ’s ambassador

Now that my Bible Study group has finished Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God study, I need to keep moving in the right direction.  Continuing this series of blog posts taken from the list Priscilla included in her 6th week of Bible study regarding our identity and inheritance in Christ.  I pray these reflections will open your eyes to how much God loves you.  Read them as if you wrote them.  Meditate on them.  God bless you.

I am Christ’s ambassador

In 2 Corinthians 5:20, we are told that we are Christ’s ambassadors.  An ambassador is a representative.  As ambassadors, God makes His appeal through us.  “What appeal is He making?” you might ask.  We appeal to the lost to establish a relationship with God.  We implore others on Christ’s behalf to be reconciled to the Father.

The above is definitely exciting, but I’m almost jumping out of my skin after reading the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary definition of “embassador”.  According to the definition, I am a minister of the highest rank employed by the Prince of Peace, residing permanently at a foreign court, to manage the public concerns of His state and representing His power and dignity.  Pow!  Did your brain explode, too?  Just like an Ambassador to a foreign country represents his home country’s government and interests, I am here on the foreign soil of earth representing the interests of Heaven and Christ.  What a blessing!  I’m going to go chew on this one for a while.

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