WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTING? – Rev Joshua Talena

(1 Corinthians 5:20) Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us, we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

As ambassadors of Christ, though we live in the world, we are not citizens of this world. The earth is our host country. Heaven is our home country and Christ is our King (see 2 Corinthians 5:20 & Hebrews 9:24). Believers are ambassadors, representing Christ and heaven. Many confuse Christianity with church attendance, religious activities and serving in church. Christianity is beyond coming to church, serving in a department or even being a pastor or preaching, Christianity is the ability to represent Christ wherever you are. Many have mistaken ministry to be about edifice, congregation, exotic cars, designers’ clothes and shoes, etc. The Excellency of the Ministry is about the Message of Christ – His crucifixion and resurrection. The message of the Gospel should be centered on Christ alone. For our messages to have indelible impact, it should be messages that glory Christ.

Let me tell you, you can deceive others, but you can never deceive God and yourself. A Christ ambassador is not known by carrying big Bible, wearing well-polished shoes and branded suits. Neither are they known by the fleet of cars, and houses. Christ’s ambassadors are true representatives of heaven, both in action, behavior and conduct. How can you be fighting, keeping malice, backbiting, hating, stealing, fornicating, committing adultery, and still be preaching about Christ. Your actions, behavior and conduct do not show that you have met Christ anywhere or that you have left Him somewhere. If SIN (Satan in Nature), if in you, it means that though you are in church, your home country is hell fire and that is where you will surely return when you are recalled. The truth is that our actions speak volumes more to people around us than what we say. We can think that we are representing Christ if we are often speaking of Him to others. The truth is that at all times, your life is representing someone – the question is who? But it is our life, our actions, our decisions, what we do and what we don’t do in the daily situation that truly speaks to others the most.

Beloved, as Christ Ambassadors, let us represent the Lord before men. As a Christian, you are an ambassador for Christ – you are to represent Christ. Therefore, it is your duty to represent and communicate the desires and will of Christ to others.

Meditation: Christianity is beyond coming to church, serving in a department or even being a pastor or preaching, Christianity is the ability to represent Christ wherever you are.

RM: Tools for Greater Works (2)

Prayer: My Father, my Father, give me grace to represent you in Jesus name, Amen.

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