100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 45
Ambassador: an official envoy; especially : a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment 1
Child of God, your assignment as Christ’s ambassador is clear and concise: go into the world as a representative of God’s kingdom and make known that He is “not counting men’s sins against them” (2 Corinthians 5:19). According to the scriptures, God is making this wonderful news known through you and all of His children; we carry from heaven to the earth the message of reconciliation.
What enables a holy God to view the sinner as worthy of Himself?
“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus is the Lamb of God, the sinless One who went to the cross to die for the sins of mankind. He rose again on the third day and ascended into heaven after revealing Himself to over five hundred faithful believers. He told them to wait in Jerusalem until the promised gift of the Father comes to them. “You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit,” Jesus said, and, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1: 5, 8).
Child of God, you are Christ’s ambassador, and with the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, you are commissioned with the same message as that of the apostle Paul when he wrote to the Corinthians two thousand years ago: “We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20).
Walk It Out Hear God’s Word and put it into practice (Luke 8:21).
Those who have not heard the good news of God’s salvation are all around you. They are in the marketplace, at your work, in your school, etc. Implore them on Christ’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God” (2 Cor. 5:20).
“If you do not have an unchurched friend, pray for one!” -Jim Rodriguez
1 Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary copyright © 2015 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. http://www.merriam-webster.com. Accessed January 11,2016.