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Bible Study: We Are Royal Ambassadors For Christ

 

Portions of this study are taken from Sparkling Gems of the Greek: by Rick Renner.


Scripture Study::
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.." [2 Corinthians 5:20]
   


Introduction:
Did you know that you have a high-ranking, esteemed, celebrated, impressive, and influential job in the Kingdom of God? It's true! You are so important to the Kingdom of God that all of Heaven is standing behind you, just waiting to back you up, defend you, provide for you, help and assist you, and join forces with your actions of faith! In short, Heaven is just waiting to act on your behalf. Why? Because you are an ambassador for Christ to this world!


Word Study:
In Second Corinthians 5:20 Paul wrote: "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ...." 

The word 'ambassador" comes from the Greek word 'presbeuo'. It describes an ambassador or "one who fulfills the duties of an ambassador". How wonderful that Paul would use this word to describe you and me!

In New Testament times and in today's world, the word 'ambassador" has the same meaning. An "ambassador" can be defined as:

An envoy sent to represent a nation to a foreign land.

A diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or king.

A representative temporarily sent to a foreign country to represent the king or country that sent him.

An authorized messenger who has the power to make decisions and to represent the will of the government, nation, or king he represents.

An official representative who is authorized to speak on behalf of his sender.

According to Paul's words in Second Corinthians 5:20, we are heavenly delegates - 'ambassadors" who have been sent forth as Heaven's representatives to planet earth! As ambassadors for Christ, we are the voice of heaven.


Authorized To Speak:
As His representatives, we are authorized to speak and act on behalf of the Lord. And as Heaven's ambassadors, we are fully backed, fully funded, fully defended, and fully assisted by the authority and resources of Heaven!

Paul's words in Second Corinthians 5:20 therefore mean:
"We are sent forth and temporarily stationed here as the fully authorized representatives of Jesus Christ! As His ambassadors, we are here to be His voice and his will- a true representation of who He really is. As His official representatives sent here to do His business, we are fully backed up by all the power and resources of Heaven.... "


You Are Important:
Don't ever think that you are unimportant to the plan of God. You are an ambassador! You represent Jesus Christ to your family, to your place of employment, and to your neighborhood. You have been invested with royal powers, including the name of Jesus and the authority of His blood, and you may call upon Heaven to assist you at any given moment! 

All angelic powers and all the vast resources stored in the treasury of Heaven are available for your use when you are representing Heaven to this world!

So wherever you go today and whatever you do, remember the One you are representing. If you need special help from above in order to represent the Lord in a positive way, remember that as an ambassador of Christ. All of Heaven is standing by to fully support you!

As your day gets started, stop for a moment and think about who you really are in Jesus Christ. You are a royal ambassador for the King of Kings Himself!


Confess This Over Yourself:
I confess that I am important to the plan of God. I am an ambassador! I represent Jesus Christ to my family, to my place of employment, and to my neighborhood. I have been invested with royal powers, including the name of Jesus and the authority of the blood, and I may call upon Heaven to assist me at any given moment! All angelic powers and all the vast resources stored in the treasury of Heaven are available for my use when I am representing Jesus to this world!
I pray this in Jesus Name!


Prayer For Today:
Lord, I thank you for the tremendous privilege of representing you on this earth! Please forgive me for the times I have overlooked the honor of being a child of God. I am sorry for the moments when I've been negative about myself, talked badly about myself, and did not acknowledge who you have made me to be in Jesus Christ. Today I am asking the Holy Spirit to help me see and truly perceive that you have made me to be an ambassador in this world!

I pray this in Jesus' Name - Amen!

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