The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 140… and His ambassadors…

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ
God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their
trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message
of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ,
God making his appeal through us. 
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 ESV
Ambassadors… Believers are His ambassadors… to the world…

An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a highest ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state, or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.

Wikipedia 

An official envoy… high ranking diplomat…

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the
excellencies of him who called you out of darkness
into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV
representing a sovereign state… 
But our citizenship is in heaven…
Philippians 3:20 ESV
on a temporary basis…
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home
is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house
not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1 ESV
God did the work through Christ Jesus to reconcile the world to Himself…
as His ambassadors… it is our role… duty… privilege… to be ministers of reconciliation…
We are the ones He has appointed to share this good news with those whom He intended…
and that would be everyone…
In Christ… we are here on a temporary basis…
foreigners of Light… in a dark land…
to impart understanding and knowledge…
of the redeeming work of God…
so others might know and see…
This is a weighty matter… important work…
and all Believers have the same responsibility and rank…
when it comes to being ambassadors…
How are you doing…? when it comes to the ministry of reconciliation…? introducing Jesus to those who are lost…?
In Him… we are new creations…
ambassadors of His Kingdom…
Find out more about who you are in Him… join The Journey…

This week’s readings…
Monday             2 Corinthians 12-13
Tuesday             Romans 1
Wednesday        Romans 2:1 – 3:8
Thursday           Romans 3:9 – 4:25
Friday                Romans 5-6

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