We are born with a purpose of God. Knowing that purpose will lead you to greatness, but abiding in that purpose and pursuing it will lead you to stardom. Our purpose on earth is to be ambassadors of Christ. These were the initial words of Rev. Emmanuel Opoku Mensah as he ministered on the topic “Ambassadors of Christ” . His ministration marked the climax of our Sunday Services’ for the 2016/2017 academic year.
He also made clear who an ambassador is; explaining that an ambassador is a credited highest ranking official sent from one country to perform an assignment in another country. He is appointed for special duties, sent for specific tasks and to represent his country. Jesus Christ came to this world as an ambassador of heaven with the task of reconciling us to God and to demonstrate a heavenly lifestyle. He is the exact representation of God(Hebrews 1:3).
The Types of Ambassadors
- Ordinary ambassador,
- Extra-ordinary ambassador,
- Ambassador at large
- The ambassador plenipotentiary.
He admonished us to be the fourth type. That is the type that stands on behalf of God and makes transactions for God. He balanced it with scriptures from 2 Corinthians 5:12-21 and Ephesians 4:29-30
He further talked about the privileges and responsibilities of an Ambassador of Christ and what propels an Ambassador of Christ to his responsibilities.
Privileges Of Being An Ambassador Of Christ
–Your protection is rest assured.( Colossians 1:26-27, 2 Peter 1:3).
–Your resources are provided for by God. You will have EVERYTHING excluding NOTHING.
–You have the diplomatic immunity of God. Anyone who touches you touches God’s eye.
–You are given the title of Honourable or His excellency. You should therefore live an honourable life.
Responsibilities Of An Ambassador Of Christ
-You represent your hometown, which is the kingdom of God. You therefore need to live a heavenly life.(Colossians 3:1-3)
-You are to bring unbelievers to the saving knowledge of God.( Luke 4:18-19). Be an “Evangelist in your market place”.
-You must be an example of Christ in the demonstration of God’s power.
What Propels The Ambassador to Fulfill His Responsibilities.
-Know that you are a product of someone’s prayers.
-You are a product of someone’s expectation(the expectations of God your parents).
-You are the product of people’s commitment.
-You are the product of someone’s investment. (Jesus, your parents invested in you, you can not afford to fail them).
-You are a product of someone’s trust.
He admonished the church to be Ambassadors Of Christ where ever we find ourselves.
May God Almighty who has given us ambassadorial positions, lead us all.
[Written by the Excerpt Crew of the Editorial Committee]