2Corinthians5:20 – Now then, we are Ambassadors for Christ, as though God was pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
At international airports we see citizens of other countries queuing up to get their passports stamped so that they can enter India. But what happens if a foreigner loses his passport after staying for a few days in India? Can he not go back to his country? Off course he can. He has to go to the embassy of his country, explain the situation and he will be issued a fresh travel document. In the same way, God is telling us that He has housed His ’embassy’ in us; that we are representing Heaven on earth.
The word of God tells us that many, many people on earth have lost their spiritual ‘passports’.
For thirty years I had lost mine, till someone brought me to the embassy i.e. the retreat centre. I accepted the Word of God in full faith; accepted to reconcile with Him and at that very moment I was issued a passport and the visa to Heaven was stamped on it. Praise God! How jubilant we get when we receive our passports from the Passport Office. Now, here I have a passport and a visa to enter Heaven. Can you imagine my joy? All I could do was sing Alleluias to the Lord.
Philippians 1:23-24 – For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.
My ticket will be issued when He decides to call me back to His fold after I have completed the job He has entrusted me with. Many of our brothers and sisters have lost their Heaven bound passports and have become citizens of darkness. But our loving God tells us to go and help them get their Heavenly identity through Christ Jesus. When you preach to them, you are getting their documentation ready for the Heavenly passport. Praise God! You are acting as the ambassador of Christ!
In your journey through life you may come across people who are thinking of ending their lives because of their guilt! As an Ambassador of Christ it is your duty to convey to them the mercy and love that Christ has for them. The moment the person accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord, God and Savior, and confesses with his mouth that he believes in Christ, Satan has lost that soul forever. Remember, as an Ambassador of Christ each one you has a great responsibility to bring all lost souls into the kingdom of our heavenly Father. You are the chosen one to get their documentation done, so that on the day that their ‘passport’ is ready and their ‘visa’ is issued, they will enter their heavenly abode, because of your decision to speak about the love of Christ. So brethren, be bold, get up and speak about the mercy and love of Christ. You are His AMBASSADORS.
Philippians3:20 – For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.