We have seen recently that Paul talks about us, as born again believers, having the ministry of reconciliation.
We all have this ministry.
He carries on in this passage by telling us about another “job” that we all have.
We are all ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5 v 20).
An ambassador is the representative of a king or government in a foreign country.
They have the authority to speak and act on behalf of their sovereign or nation.
So in this world we speak for Christ and his Kingdom.
We are the representatives of Christ here on earth.
We have His authority and should be acting and speaking on his behalf.
We should be doing what we saw our King doing when He was on earth.
And indeed this is what Christ told His disciples (and us) while He was on earth.
We are to do greater things than He did, is what Jesus said!
The church (you and me) is the hands and mouths of Jesus on the earth.
Through the enabling of the Holy Spirit we can lay hands on the sick and see them healed, we can cast out demons and yes, we can raise the dead.
We can do all these things, as we are His ambassadors!
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord that you have empowered us with your Holy Spirit to allow us to be your ambassadors here on earth”.
2 Corinthians 5 v 20…..Now then 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