Ambassadors for Christ

AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST
2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-21

1. An Ambassador is not self-appointed but the appointment either comes through his (her) country or head of state with authority to enter into the domain of a foreign land as a foreigner representing his (her) country or head of state. We are appointed by God-“God did beseech you by us” v. 20).
2. An Ambassador goes at the expense of the leader or country he (she) represents and does not support him (her) self. Our necessities are supplied by God (Phil. 4:19). We are sustained by God (1 Cor. 9:7-14; 2 Tim. 2:3-4, 6).
3. An Ambassador does not represent him (her) self. We represent God in this foreign terrestrial land (
4) An Ambassador does not belong to the nation to which he (she) is sent even while living on foreign soil. Positionally, our citizenship is in heaven though experientially we are in the world (Phil. 3:20)
5. An Ambassador has a written communiqué to deliver to the head of state and its inhabitants. We have the Word of God (1Cor. 5:19; 1 Thes. 4:1-2). The communiqué contains:
a. Message Content-“him which died for them, and rose again”-v.15
b. Mankind’s Condition-“then were all dead”-v.14
c. Motivation’s Constraint-“for the love of Christ constrains us”-v.14
d. Magnify Christ-“ known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth…no more”-v.16
e. Marvelous Creation-“ he is a new creation… all things are become new”-v.17
f. Mediatorship of Christ-“reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ”-v.18
g. Mercy of Christ- “not imputing their trespasses unto them”-v.19
h. Method of Continuation-“committed unto us the word of reconciliation”-v.19
i. Manner of Calling-“God did beseech you by us”-v.20
6. An Ambassador who is mistreated or insulted while representing his (her) country does not take such treatment as personal-Rom. 12:14,17-21
7. An Ambassador that is “suddenly taken away” (raptured) or recalled from a country it is tantamount to a “Declaration of War”. After the Rapture, there will be a massive terrestrial and celestial warfare- 1 Thess. 4:13-17

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