Ambassadors for Christ: Who is an Ambassador?

2 Corinthians 5:20 NKJV
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.
An ambassador is a special diplomat who is sent into a foreign territory or land as a representative of the sending nation. His role is to maintain diplomatic relations with the receiving state and promote foreign policy strategies and the interests of his nation.
This is best said by Jesus in:
John 17:14 NKJV
I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
An ambassador must be a citizens of the country they represent, otherwise how do you represent a nation you don’t belong to? If not, when things get tough, won’t they abandon their responsibilities and run back home? The bible declares that we are citizens of heaven stationed here on earth as ambassadors.
The other thing about ambassadors is that they are not voted into this position, but rather they are chosen and appointed.
Jesus says that he chose us and appointed us that we may bear fruit that remains.
You and I are special diplomats representing heaven here on earth. We are appointed by God himself to represent him and his will,
May we see ourselves in that light wherever it is that he has planted us as his special envoys.
What does being a special diplomat representing heaven on earth mean to you?
Though many people would disqualify you, it is God who chose you and appointed you, how then should you respond to this call?
Being a citizen of heaven stationed on earth, how then should you act and respond in your dealings here on earth?


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