We are ambassadors, of the highest rank–children of the Most High, it is our purpose, our calling to share and shine the light of Christ. Our title alone alludes to our temporary station. We are but messengers of a better country.
Compelled by His love, we proclaim the Good News near and far, through the death of Christ we are privileged to be counted dead in our sins and alive in Him. This is our message, our aim.
Being an ambassador is more than a call of higher moral living—it is a call to be like Christ. It is to speak the words of Christ, share the love of Christ, minister with the hands of Christ.
Each day we wrestle with our flesh that we may die to self, “so that the life of Jesus also many be manifested [revealed] in our mortal flesh” (2 Cor. 4:11).
We are to be little Christs.
This newness of life we enjoy and the freedom we proclaim is because of Christ–apart from him we would still be slaves of sin.
We have been reconciled by God and we now live as ministers of reconciliation.
Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21
We are now mediators of Christ. In what we say, do, share, act…how we spend our money, treat other people, our goals and ambitions, the objects that lie closest to our hearts—all declare to the world the Kingdom. All should declare the message of reconciliation…that is to be our largest aim and focus.
It’s not always and we know that. At times our policy has an appearance of failure, but we have been made right with God in Christ and that will always be our sure foundation. We might have to apologize, retrace our steps, find the holes between our living and our kingdom calling, but even in this Christ has set us free.
There are no chains in repentance.
And because we live unhinged from the weight of condemnation and sin, our message can continually be
Christ died so that I may live, and now I proclaim Christ and Him crucified so that you may live to know Him.