Saturday, January 30, 2010


So we are Christ’s ambassadors;
God is making his appeal
through us.
We speak for Christ
when we plead,
“Come back to God!”
2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, an ambassador is “a diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative in residence by one government or sovereign to another, usually for a specific length of time.”

As Christians, Christ has appointed us as his highest rank diplomats to represent the Kingdom of God here on earth. We are here on a temporary assignment as his “ambassadors.” When this tour of duty is over, he will call us to our eternal home with him in heaven.

Paul writes, “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.” Philippians 1:27. If our conduct brings dishonor to the Gospel message, it will jeopardize our mission as his “ambassadors,” which is to “speak for Christ” – pleading with people to “Come back to God!”

What an awesome privilege and responsibility, to be Christ’s official representatives to everyone our lives touch – family – relatives – friends – neighbors – fellow workers – contacts of every kind!

The message that we are “Christ’s ambassadors” has really spoken to my heart recently. I encourage you to give it some consideration as well.


Patty@Heaven said...

Thanks...your post is very encouraging to me.
Some times I believed that people get annoyed by me, when I show that is Christ the one I follow.
As an Ambassador of Jesus, I have a big duty on this world and I'm willing to do it, no matter what!!


Ohakosim Everistus said...

I am delighted to read you teaching on Christ Ambassadors. The truth is that we are Christ Ambassadors, and as such has a duty to represent Jesus Christ very well. We have to encourage others. Remain blessed.