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Ambassadors of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:20 says,

“On behalf of Christ then we are ambassadors, as God entreats you through us; we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

An ambassador is one who represents someone and thus has the authority of the one he or she represents. We are ambassadors of Christ—in other words, we represent Christ. Christ’s life in us enables us to represent Him, and this life in us is the highest authority. God is looking for men qualified to represent Him. 

There are four qualifications to be an ambassador of Christ: His life, determination, constraint, and knowing others in the spirit. But the two I enjoyed the most was the matter of being determined and being constrained. 2 Corinthians 5:9 says,

“Therefore also we are determined, whether at home or abroad, to gain the honor of being well pleasing to Him.”

We should be those who are determined to be well pleasing to the Lord no matter where we are or what we are doing! In any situation or circumstance, we should remember that we are His representatives, and exercise to be one with Him by turning to Him in our spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 says,

“For the love of Christ constrains us because we have judged this, that One died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all that those who live may no longer live to themselves but to Him who died for them and has been raised.”

Knowing how much He loves us constrains us to love Him and to live to Him. He gave His life for us on the cross not just that we might be redeemed, but that we would live to Him, by doing everything one with Him and unto Him. Whatever we do, we should do it in the constraining love of Christ. This will cause us to become true ambassadors of Christ.

-JR