We Are Christ’s Ambassadors

2 Corinthians 5:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

God has made reconciliation through Christ.

Colossians 1:20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

20 and through him to reconcile
everything to himself,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace
through his blood, shed on the cross.

God brought everything and everybody back to Him by the blood Jesus shed on the cross. The whole was alienated from Him. God desired fellowship with His creation and everything that he made but because of sin there was separation. Now fellowship can take place again if people receive the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. The word of reconciliation has been committed to the ambassadors.  The word (the scripture) has been entrusted to faithful and committed people who make every effort to make known God’s love and forgiveness of sins.

God the offended party is seeking reconciliation not the ones who did the offending. It was the love for his enemies that God sought them. God’s love is tremendous. HE wants everyone who will to receive this gospel. The gospel is a life jacket to a drowning person. This world with all its corruption and filth has nothing to offer. The world may try to make sin appealing but in the end it all leads to death. Death for an unbeliever is eternal separation from GOD which is what GOD does not want.

 

Romans 8:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so.

James 4:4 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

You adulterous people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God.

1 John 2:15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

A Warning about the World

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Jesus in his High Priest role is praying and interceding for people who have not received Him as Lord and Savior.  We are all under God’s control and care even if we do not want admit it. The world and the entire universe belongs to God.  We are small, weak and frail compared to our GOD. Yet HE is still patient with us. He is giving us chance after chance to receive Him.

Luke 23:34 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”

He is still praying for us even when people lied on Him and had Him crucified for doing what pleased GOD. God’s will was important Jesus and He made sure to do it. He wasn’t worried so much about it fitting in with what the Pharisees and Sadducees did.  They were more concerned with position, looking good in front of others, greed and lusting for money. These things were far from Jesus mind. God’s will for Jesus was Him dying on the cross for the sins of people. Jesus paid for sin with His blood. If people receive this, they can have fellowship and be reconciled to the Father which is what Father God wants.

2 Corinthians 5:21 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Now GOD desires for the world to come to Him. He desires for them to release, turn loose, and repent of sin. He desires his people to made new creatures in Christ Jesus, old things are passed away ( 2 Corinthians 5:17). We are now created in Christ Jesus for good works. Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life are not things that we pursue anymore. We are looking for that new heaven and that new earth God promised us.

Revelation 21:1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The New Creation

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

God makes all things new. This is why God is coming after the people that he created because he knows that this world is going to one day pass away and will not be here anymore.

I urge you today if you have not received the Lord Jesus today, change your mind before it is too late. Receive His salvation today. He will help us in this life and in the life to come. There is life after death with Jesus. There is eternal life which is the best life to have. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer

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Father I thank you for the opportunity of coming to your throne room

to make my requests and petitions known. I come Lord knowing that you know what I

need even before I ask. Also I know Lord that if I delight myself in the Lord you will give

me the desires of  my heart.  My desire  LORD is your desire. It is your desire to see

people saved. Father I pray Lord that stumbling blocks are removed. I pray

Lord that people get to know you through your Word and not through the opinion of

people. There are those Lord who claim to know you but really do not. Father there

people in your church in leadership roles who do not know you.

Father there are pastors that do not you, deacons do not

know you, choir members do not know you, missionaries do not know you. How are we

going to tell people about Jesus but do not know the man. Father let the church

in America rise up. Father bring back honor to the church. Father let us learn

to honor your Son. How are we going to get people to the church when we do not

honor His Son. Jesus is the way to the Father. We must believe His Word. We must

realize that He is King, that He is the Messiah, that He is the Christ that the bible

speaks to us about. We must believe, confess with our mouths and be willing to tell

others. Philosophy can not save us. People’s opinions can not save us. Scientists do

not have saving power. Only Jesus saves. Believe this today. Plant this word in your heart.

Father if people have been hurt by pastors or church people who thought they

were doing right but actually were doing wrong, let forgiveness come into their heart.

Let them know that God loves them and that He has paid for their sin with the blood

of His dear Son Jesus. God will forgives us for every sin except blasphemy against

the Holy Ghost. Father I pray let the lost know that they need Jesus. Jesus is the way, the

truth, and the life (John 14:6). In Him life is more abundant.  Father I pray let them receive

Jesus today. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prayer of Praise

Father God (Yahweh) I praise you today. I bless your name today. Your name is above all names. At the name of Jesus every knee must bow and every tongue must confess; Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord!!!!!! There is no other entrance into heaven. We must go through your dear Son Jesus. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. In Jesus we live and move and have our being. Father let people of all nations, countries, and continents come to this realization. Let your Word be heard in every nation, country, and continent. Let your Word be believed and received by people of different races and ethnicity. Father let your Word go forth boldly. Let people preach the gospel in season and out of season. Let the truth come forth. Let the Word come forth with clarity. Father I pray that all blocks, lies, and hindrances be removed. Let people know that Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Jesus saves us totally and completely; our mind, will, and body. Father we give you praise today! Father we thank you for Son Jesus that so willingly died for our sins. Father we praise you that on the third day Jesus got up from the grave with all power in His hands. Father let people know that when believers die in Christ, they too will rise from the dead and it is all because of Jesus. Father we thank you LORD. You are good. You are kind, and you are merciful. You and you alone are God (Yahweh). There is no other. You are the one true living God and we praise you for eternal life. Amen

Prayer to Receive Salvation

Father in the name of Jesus, Lord, I ask you Lord to help people to not be afraid about spreading your Gospel. Your Gospel is like medicine to a sin sick world. Father let people come forth with the full dose of your healing Word. A watered down version has no effect. Father let the Word come forth full strength. Let lives be touched by the truth. Jesus is the truth. Father let people know that it does not matter what sin they have committed; there is forgiveness with Jesus. The only sin He does not forgive is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost; everything else is forgivable. Jesus washes us from our sin with his blood.

Isaiah 1:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

1 John 1:7 Living Bible (TLB)

But if we are living in the light of God’s presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.

Father I pray let people receive your Son as Lord today. Salvation is available. Let them believe and be saved. Amen!

We Would See Jesus

The doctrine or teaching of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, is the only way to be saved. There is no alternative belief or faith. Jesus teaches us that we must have faith in Him and in this Gospel. When we meet people, if we are a genuine Christians, then Jesus name needs to enter the conversation at some point. You might start talking about food but then we need to start talking about that true bread that came down from heaven. I’m not talking about the manna that God rained down to feed the children of Israel in the wilderness but Jesus, the true bread. Once we eat this bread we will be filled spiritually. This bread gives us life eternally. We can believe this. God sent His Son down through 42 generations to save us from a life of torment and pain. The bible says

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

Jesus is the gift of salvation. This is what God is giving to you today; salvation. If you do not have Christ in your life then you are lost in a world of sin. Jesus  paid the price for sin when He died on the cross. He died in our place. He suffered a terrible death for you and I so that we didn’t have to.

When we receive Jesus as Lord we are received into Heaven when we die. This is the place where we want to be. There is a Heaven and there is a Hell.

Luke 16:23-26 King James Version (KJV)

23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Receive God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and receive salvation today.

The Easter Story

Jesus came to compensate
For all the wrongs we do.
He came to earth to die for us,
So we’d be born anew.

“This bitter cup, let it pass from me,”
He cried, in a plaintive voice;
“Yet not My will, but Thine be done;”
He said, in His faithful choice.

The Judas kiss would seal his fate;
He faced a hostile crowd;
The governor, Pilate, saw through it all;
Jesus’ guilt he disavowed.

“I wash my hands of all of this,”
Said Pilate, “Let Him be.”
But the crowd yelled “Crucify him now,
And set Barabbas free!”

Pilate yielded to their wish;
And Jesus was led away.
The soldiers beat him, and mocked Him, too,
Yet He continued to obey.

A crown of thorns lay on His head,
As His sentence was carried out;
His hands and feet were pierced with nails,
But He did not scream or shout.

“Father, forgive them for this crime;
They know not what they do.”
He said this despite His torment, because,
He was thinking of me and you.

“It is finished,” he sighed in His anguish and pain,
As His body gave up to death.
The curtain tore, and darkness fell,
After He took His last breath.

The best of the story is the very last part;
It’s why on Easter we’re filled with pleasure:
Death could not our Savior hold;
His power is beyond all measure.

He rose from the grave, and was seen all around;
Ever since, He’s inspired devotion,
And we’ll be with Him for eternity,
When we get our heavenly promotion.

That’s why Easter is a major event:
He suffered and died in our place.
He rose and forgave us and loves us still,
Our Savior of matchless grace.

By Joanna Fuchs

Sources:

http://www.poemsource.com/Christian-easter-poems.html