We are in this world as ambassadors for Christ. Our involvement in the world should be to serve His purpose, which is to beg people to be reconciled to God through Christ and to infuse the principles of God and His coming Kingdom into this age. We are here as a colony from heaven.
It is important that we understand the dynamics of what happens to us in the process of salvation. In our salvation we are reconciled unto God, the Father through Christ. Then this same process of reconciliation is handed off to us. That is what it means to be an ambassador of Christ.
When we pray the sinner’s prayer, we ask Christ into our life, our sins are forgiven, and we, from that point, have eternal life. We are no longer of this world; we are of the Kingdom of God. Something has taken place in that salvation experience that removes us from this world, out of this realm that we have lived in, and transplants us into the Heavenly realm, the place where Christ is. That is where we are from and that is where we live forever.
So, we do not get caught up in this world because we do not belong to this world. We are aliens here. We do not represent this world and we do not get consumed with the affairs of this world and the things of this world. We are here representing another world. We have been left in this age as ambassadors, here to see others reconciled to the Father and to proclaim that the Kingdom of God is coming upon this Earth.
- Philippians 3:20–21. “For our citizenship is in heaven.”
- 2 Corinthians 5:18–20. “We are ambassadors for Christ.”
- Colossians 1:13. “For he…transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.”
- 2 Corinthians 5:17. “If anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation.”
- Romans 12:2. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed.”
- Ephesians 6:19–20. “I am an ambassador in chains.”
- Ephesians 2:1–3. “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins.”
- Ephesians 2:4–5. “But God…made us alive together with Christ.”
- Ephesians 2:6. “And seated us with Him in the heavenly places.”
- Ephesians 2:19. “You are fellow citizens…of God’s household.”
- Colossians 3:1–3. “Set your mind on the things above.”
- 1 Peter 2:9–11. “Now you are the people of God.”
- John 18:36. “Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’”
- John 15:18–19. “You are not of the world.”
- John 17:14–20. “As You sent Me…I also have sent them into the world.”
- “Our citizenship is in heaven, but we recognize that we are here on this Earth as a colony from heaven. We are heaven’s colony here in this Earth.”
- “We are the first representatives of the reality that the Kingdom of God—which is in Heaven and exists from Heaven—is coming to Earth.”
- “Unless we are able to separate ourselves from the things of this world and see our salvation as something more than just the forgiveness of our sin, we are not functional here as ambassadors.”
- “Christ did something far more than just forgive you of your sins. He brought you into a new country, and then from that country, He left you in this age as His ambassador to see others reconciled to the Father and to proclaim that the Kingdom of God is coming upon this Earth.”
- When we are saved, our spirit is born again and reconciled to God.
- From the moment of our salvation, we are no longer of this world. We become citizens of God’s Kingdom.
- We have been placed on this Earth as ambassadors of that Kingdom—so who we are, and where we are, is the Kingdom of God.
- As ambassadors, we proclaim and announce Christ’s Kingdom, which is coming to Earth, and we cry, “Be reconciled to God through Christ.”