In this video, Pastor Ted talks about being ambassadors for Christ.
In 2 Corinthians 5, Apostle Paul talks about what we are as followers of Jesus. And as we look forward to His second coming, God is calling us to represent Him through His power and by connecting with Him daily.
Verse 17 of that chapter says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (NKJV). Indeed, when you become an ambassador for Christ, you are a new creature.
Continuing in verse 18, Apostle Paul says, “Now all things are of God, Who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (NKJV).
In verse 19, he goes on, “that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation” (NKJV).
We need ambassadors of reconciliation who would unite people in the mission Christ has entrusted us of proclaiming His righteousness, sanctuary message, health message, three angels’ messages, and second coming.
The time is now. God is calling us to be part of His mission. “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20, NKJV).
“For He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (verse 21, NKJV).
Also, “in a special sense, Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and lightbearers” (Testimonies for the Church, volume 9, page 19).
We have been “chosen by God as a peculiar people separate from the world. By the great cleaver of truth, He has cut them out from the quarry of the world and brought them into connection with Himself. He has made them His representatives and has called them to be ambassadors for Him in the last work of salvation” (Testimonies for the Church, volume 7, page 138).
May God bless us as we go forward as ambassadors for Christ!