JULY 15 YOU ARE AN AMBASSADOR

Text: 2 CORINTHIANS 5:20
Memorize: “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ” (2 Cor. 5:20).
Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:48; Ephesians 2:19; Philippians 1:27; Colossians 3:1-2; Hebrews 12:22; Matt. 6:25-26

First, an ambassador is a high-ranking minister of state, often chosen from a royal family, sent to another country to represent their own nation.
We are all members of the royal family of God. There is no higher family in the universe and no greater royalty than God’s family. We are chosen from the best family to represent the Lord Jesus on earth.

Second, an ambassador doesn’t become a citizen of the country in which they are living but remains a citizen of the country they came from. Philippians 3:20 (NIV) says, “Our citizenship is in heaven.” The moment we were born again, our citizenship was changed from this world to heaven. We are truly in this world, but not of it. When Satan tries to put the sickness, disease, and poverty of this world on us, we can claim diplomatic immunity.

Third, an ambassador’s needs are not met by the economy of the country they are in, but by the country, they are from. An ambassador doesn’t care if the economy of the country they are in collapses, because their needs are supplied from their home country. Our needs are not supplied by the Bank, or the stock market etc, but by God’s riches in glory. Just like God supplies for the birds (Matt. 6:25-26), He supplies for us. Birds aren’t concerned about the stock averages. They didn’t even know the Depression occurred. They ate just as well. So can we!

Fourth, ambassadors do not live under the laws of the country they are in but live by the laws of the country they are from. Our laws are written in the Word of God. The only way we can be put under the laws of the world is to be ignorant of God’s promises. Satan can only deceive us when we are ignorant of who we are in Christ and what our privileges are. We need to recognize that our citizenship is not of this world and we need to connect to our home country to supply our needs

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