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THE KINGDOM OF GOD -12 “The Ambassadors”

September 20, 2020

2Cor. 5:20 We are AMBASSADORS for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!

An Ambassador isn’t a Religious, but a Governmental Appointment.  As Ambassadors of Christ, we’re not representing ourselves, or our own personal relationship with Him.  But we are Representing the Government of His K’dom.  In order to fulfill your call you must understand your Assignment.

 

Understanding Your Assignment...

1. You Represent a Government, Not a Religion

Is. 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder… Of the INCFREASE of his GOVERNMENT and of PEACE there will be no end…The ZEAL of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

  • When Christ came into the world He didn’t bring a Religion to earth, but a Government.  
  • Jesus was announced as a King at His birth.  And tried as a King at His crucifixion. 
  • The Gospel of the K’dom isn’t the communication of a religion, but of a government.  

As an Ambassador of the KOG you are bringing people the most important message ever delivered to the human race; because it explains who they are, where they came from, and restores them to GOD and their authority in His K’dom. 

2. You Must Change Your Mind With K’dom Thinking

Matt. 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, REPENT: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

 People who live in a Democracy have trouble with KOG Authority because it’s not democratic.  When they find the Demands of Jesus to be contrary to popular culture, they want to submit them to a voting process, or moderate them through a committee. BUT

  • The KOG is a a DOMAIN, not a democracy.
  • It’s CONSTITUTION is the Word of GOD, and...
  • GOD’s Word is eternally SETTLED. Psa. 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.  It’s not legislated or voted on. You can obey it or rebel against it, but you can’t change it. 

Ambassadors of the KOG have the same Mindset as Jesus did.  And Jesus’ mindset is described John 5:30 in when He said...I can do nothing on my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, BECAUSE I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me.

As the Ambassador of Christ’s K’dom…

  • You are appointed by Him, not voted in by people
  • You represent His Government, not your relationship
  • You’re empowered when you voice His policies, but not when you speak your opinions 

We are AMBASSADORS for Christ, as though God making his appeal through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, BE RECONCILED TO GOD!  Christians who don’t adopt an Ambassadorial mindset allow their k’dom authority to be subverted by contemporary culture.  The world is full of run-of-the-mill “Christians” whose publicly expressed opinions are all over the map.  And it’s because they practice no Ambassadorial allegiance to the KOG.  The reason they modify the moral and social laws of GOD to fit with popular trends, is because they’re on a misguided mission to reconcile GOD with the world, rather than pleading with the world to be reconciled with GOD!  An Ambassador must always Understand their flow of authority

John 20:21-22 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”   Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

As a follower of Christ, Jesus passed His Ambassadorial Commission and Authority to you.

 

3. Ambassadors Prevail With K’dom Purpose

Prov. 19:21 There are many plans in a man’s heart, but the LORD’s purpose that PREVAILS. 

GOD’s great gift to mankind isn’t Perfect Plans but the PREVAILING PURPOSE of His K’dom.  No Plan can survive the world’s Misguided Purposes of Pride, Wealth, and Lust for Power.  Human history is a vast graveyard of Perfect Plans that failed for lack GOD’s Prevailing Purpose.  But GOD’s Prevailing Purpose can succeed with a Poor Plan.

Running at Goliath with a sling…was a Poor Plan that Succeeded because of the PREVAILING PURPOSE of GOD’s K’dom.

Surrounding 100K soldiers with 300 shouting men armed with flashlights…was a Poor Plan that Succeeded because of the PREVAILING PURPOSE of GOD’s K’dom.

Challenging an Emperor with a stick, to turn over his slaves…was a Poor Plan that Succeeded because of the PREVAILING PURPOSE of GOD’s K’dom.

Your life lived as an AMBASSADOR of Christ’s Kingdom may be a Poor Plan in the eyes of the world...But it’s the “Poor Plan” that’s going to Succeed because you’re standing in the PREVAILING PURPOSE of GOD’s K’dom.

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