October 20, 2004

Ambassadors for Christ by Todd Nibert

Paul said in II Cor. 5:20 that "we are ambassadors for Christ" An ambassador is an accredited representative of a sovereign or state at the court of another. Every child of God is an ambassador or representative of Christ Himself in this world. On the job, at home, during recreational activities, at all times you are a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ what an awesome responsibility! What a privilege! We are to conduct ourselves under all situations as ambassadors of Christ Himself. But look what the job of the ambassador is. "We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: We pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." The job of the ambassador of Christ is to "beseech" men and women to be reconciled to God. We are to leave no stone unturned in seeking the salvation of their souls. Are we seeking to be His ambassadors? Are we genuinely seeking to invite men and women to church to hear the Gospel of God's grace in Christ preached? Do we seek opportunities to witness to others concerning Christ, actually beseeching men and women to be reconciled to God?

Matt 9:37-38. "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest"