Did you know that you are an Ambassador?
“Yes, I’m an Ambassador for Christ!”
Do you know what being an Ambassador means?
“It means someone of one nation who has been chosen to be a representative to another nation. Right?” Yes!
Definition of Ambassador: to be a senior, to act as a representative; a diplomat, minister, agent, emissary, consul
“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
One minister shared this story. He went to Haiti on his first mission trip out of the country. He was so distraught at the sight of enormous poverty: cardboard shacks, people seeking food from the local dump and so on. As he walked through the town he came in view of a large white mansion with a lush manicured landscape that had a large black wrought iron fence around it. He asked his guide. “What is that?”
The guide said, “Oh, that’s the American Embassy.”
You see, the American Embassy had provided the place for their Ambassador to live well and supplied all of his provisions while he fulfilled his assignment to that nation.
Born of God — John 1:13
The New Creation Man has God’s Holy Spirit in his spirit. Why? Because we will always have need of the Helper! Always!
Jesus told His disciples not to be looking here and there for the Kingdom of God, because “the Kingdom of God is within you.” As a citizen of God’s Kingdom, provision, along with legal rights and benefits, have been imparted into your spirit for your life’s journey. All citizens of God’s Kingdom, all Ambassadors, make up the whole and are called the Body of Christ, His Glorious Church.
“Dependent on Him, the whole body--its various parts closely fitting and firmly adhering to one another-- grows by the aid of every contributory link, with power proportioned to the need of each individual part, so as to build itself up in a spirit of love.” (Ephesians 4:16 WNT)
REPRESENTATIVES OF A HOLY NATION
“But you are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
His own special people,
that you may proclaim the praises of Him
who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light;
who once were not a people
but are now the people of God,
who had not obtained mercy
but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
When you and I were chosen to be God’s children, an assignment was engrafted into our spirit by the Holy Spirit who came to be our Helper. That means He helps us do the work that the assignment requires. In horticulture engrafted means to insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for propagation.
Do most Believers know what their assignment is?
Can you imagine Jesus coming to earth and not knowing what He was called to do?
Each individual assignment is an important piece in fulfilling the assignment for the Glorious Church that is at work on earth in 2016.
Have you ever had a puzzle that you were not able to complete because a piece was missing? Each Believer is vital to helping The Church move forward to take the land.
Ambassadors are pioneers, striving ahead boldly to accomplish God’s will.
We are a Holy Nation, chosen before the foundation of the world. Our work comes from the inside, where the Kingdom resides, where the mystery of His will is made known to us. (Ephesians 1:9)
Our journey, our race, is a daily walk with Him.
What Does This Kingdom Do?
We do God’s will by touching the world with His love, through our prayers and through the work of our hands. (See Psalm 90:16-17)
Love forgives, love heals, love gives, love turns the other cheek, love manifests light where there is darkness, love speaks words that nourish, love brings forth good things by faith, love stands in the gap with prayer, love desires to do what the Word says, love does not envy, love is not prideful, love manifests Jesus to a hurting world by restoring God’s will.
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all… (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) This is what an Ambassador does.
So, what’s your individual calling?
“I don’t really know. I like to help people but I don’t know exactly what my assignment is.”
Well, first of all, prayer is the foundation of any assignment because Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations ...” (Mark 11:17)
May I suggest that you read/pray the prayer written by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 1: 17-23 every day for the next three months? Make this yours by personalizing it. God will reveal what His assignment is for you.
Please note: As we get closer to the return of Jesus, there may be assignments that were previously hidden, not revealed in former times, but are to be opened up now, as we get closer to the end.
Many of you are being promoted as God is enlarging “the place of your tent…for expansion!” Isaiah 54:2-3
An Ambassador for Christ
This means you are on assignment to represent another nation: its power, strengths, superiority, knowledge, beliefs, values, endowments, provisions, supplies, sustenance, and morality.
Interpret the word: Christ
The word “Christ” comes from the Greek word Christos which means “anointed.” It is interpreted as Messiah, in Hebrew. To be the Christ, or Messiah, is to be “the anointed one of God.”
Whenever you see the name Jesus Christ in the scriptures, stop and interpret: the Anointed One and His anointing.
This is Who we are to represent as Ambassadors and something powerful is given to His representatives, His anointing!
Not only that, but He has also given us a new identity when we were engrafted in Him.
We are no longer beggars before Him in prayer, or in our worship. We are anointed by the Holy Spirit and invited to come boldly into the throne of grace to find help and mercy in time of need.
But stand guard against the traditions of men which will always seek to pull down our identification in Christ.
“But the anointing which you have received
from Him abides in you,
and you do not need
that anyone teach you;
but as the same anointing
teaches you concerning all things,
and is true, and is not a lie,
and just as it has taught you,
you will abide in Him.”
1 John 2:27
When your Pastor is teaching God’s Word, it is the Holy Spirit teaching through Him and it is He that is working inside you to connect you to receiving and understanding the Word of God.
“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” 1 John 2:20
Can you imagine deploying troops into a country without telling them what their individual assignments are or what their goal is? Of course not! That would be chaotic and dangerous for them. You can’t win a war unless you have a plan.
Yet, many who are born-again know little of what the Body of Christ has been sent to do or have any knowledge of who they are in Christ after their conversion. They continue, week after week, to attend church services unaware of the great gift of His anointing that has been entrusted to them for service. How can they fulfill an assignment they don’t know they have?
You were called out and chosen to be God’s minister before you were born. (Ephesians 2:10) That means when you wake up every day, wherever your footsteps take you, whoever you speak to, whatever you do, you do all in the name of the LORD, as His Ambassador.
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature…
Signs will follow those who believe…cast out demons…speak with new tongues…lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Mark 16:15-18
“And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.” Mark 16:20
Mark Hankins has an excellent teaching, with a bit of humor, on Who You Are and What You Have in Christ.
It's about 38 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWU5OsZPf3k
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE
Since so many of us are praying diligently for the upcoming election, I would like to share a vision the LORD gave me while praying and interceding for our great nation on 10-20-16.
I saw the U.S. - as a gigantic land and spiritual mass, being slowly lifted up from the earth. The wicked were angry and extending their arms - trying to grab hold of her - to possess her, to stop her ascent into the air. They could not touch her; they could not grab hold to keep her. They could not stop her ascent when she began to rise. God and His might was lifting her up-higher and higher, and then higher and higher-completely out of their reach!!!
The wicked watched and went into extreme anger and torment as the U.S. went out of their reach. They watched in awe, looking up as the U.S. arose from their grasp, under the power of God. The U.S. will prosper and break out in revival from the west to the east like a flood that NO one can prevent or stop.
On October 31st I saw The Church again, rising up under the power of God. This time I noticed that underneath the land mass there was an enormous multitude of praying people with their arms extended upward, lifting the United States as God was working through them.
Saints, continue to pray for our nation. The best is yet to come!
The Glorious Church
The Lost and Elected Leaders in our state and nation!
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