Reconciled to be Reconcilers
God entrusts us as His ambassadors to represent Him on this earth.
The Holy Spirit equips & empowers us as His ambassadors for the ministry of reconciliation.
Whom God entrusts He equips & empowers. Whom God appoints He anoints.
You are equipped & empowered for your ambassadorial assignment with the authority & anointing of Christ (1 John 2:20).
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5 20-21
Ambassadors are appointed to represent a country or kingdom in another country or kingdom.
They carry the responsibility to represent that country or kingdom well & with great integrity.
We are appointed to represent the King of Kings & His heavenly Kingdom to the kingdoms of this world.
Ambassadors also carry power & authority to speak & act on behalf of the ruler & kingdom (country) they represent.
‘In Christ’ we carry the anointing, authority & power of Christ to speak & act on His behalf as His Kingdom ambassadors.
As His ambassadors we represent Christ & are His fellow workers (1 Corinthians 3:9, Colossians 4:11) in establishing His rule on this earth (Matthew 6:10 ; Revelation 11:15).
Ambassadors speak & act on behalf of their nations. We do the same in representing our Lord.
We are tasked with calling people to repentance & reconciliation with God.
Assigned with the job of helping to bring in the kingdom of God through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done being the great cry of our hearts & call on our lives.
Ambassadors carry power & authority & they are high ranking officials.
However their role & power is determined by who, & where, they represent.
It all flows out of relationship & is worked out through relationships.
We have the awesome privilege & serious responsibility of representing the Lord of ALL!! Heaven & earth’s one true King.
There is no higher calling & no greater assignment!! WOW!!
In representing the Lord of Lords & King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14) it all depends on our intimate relationship with Father, Son & Spirit.
The flow of anointing & authority is fully dependant on knowing God’s person & purposes – intimately & deeply.
Our impact & influence as kingdom ambassadors totally dependant on our relationship with the Lord.
Relationships are ever at the core & heart of reconciliation.
You must invest to impact. SELAH.
God is seeking a generation that will rise up to this high ambassadorial calling in Christ.
Restored relationships ‘In Christ’ reaching out to restore the relationships of others to Christ.
Will we take up the challenge?
- Do I truly believe & act, as if I am anointed & authorised by Christ?
- Where is Christ’s anointing & authority flowing through me right now?
- Mediate upon the awesome assignment of being an Ambassador for Christ
A song related to this theme:
Thank you for the great calling You place on our lives.
Ambassadors representing You on this earth & seeking to bring Your Kingdom rule in this fallen & broken world.
Through the power & presence of the indwelling Spirit,
Keep equipping & empowering us as Your ambassadors,
Give us grace & strength to keep on bringing your reconciling love to people, places & this planet.
For the glory of your great Name,
In the mighty name of Jesus,