2 Cor. 5:17-21
Several months ago, I saw a very cool photograph of a very cool lady who happens to be one of my beloved daughters. It was a very exquisite pose, very royal and she appeared amazingly beautiful. She wrote alongside the photograph a statement which is the topic of today's blog 'representing'. I looked at that photo and I wondered and I'm still wondering, what was she representing? God? Her family? Her office? Herself? Or Her peers?
2 Cor. 5:17 says that if anyone belongs to Christ or is in Christ, he has become a new person. He is a new creation. The old life is gone, a new life has begun. Old things are passed away and all things are become new. In other words, if you are in Christ or if you are born again; you have a new placement in God.
Your position in life matters a lot. If you are wrongly positioned, you will be wrongly placed. It is your position that determines your placement. Every one in the world wants to be highly placed, but few people consider where they are positioned. There is a place for you in destiny, but getting there depends on your divine positioning in Christ.
2 Cor. 5:17 says "if anyone be in Christ". . Your position IN CHRIST will determine your placement in life. In Him lies the fulness of God and He alone determines how high we can be placed in life. See Col. 2:9-10; and Acts 17:24-26.
On a general note, our rightful placement in Christ is revealed in 2 Cor. 5: 20 and this scriptures says: "We are Christ's Ambassadors".
An Ambassador is an envoy sent to represent a nation to a foreign land. He is a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign Government or King. He is an authorized messenger who has the power to speak on behalf of his sender, to make decisions and to represent the will of the government, nation or King he represents.
According to 2 Cor. 5: 20, we are heavenly delegates; ambassadors who have been sent forth as Heaven's representatives to planet earth. We are the voice of Heaven. As God's Ambassadors, we are authorized to speak and act on behalf of God. We have been fully backed and we are fully funded, fully defended and fully assisted by the authority and resources of heaven. See Ps. 115:16; Mt. 28:18 and Lk 10:19.
The question then is, if you are Christ's Ambassador, are you representing? You represent Christ to your family, to your place of employment, to your neighborhood and to the World at large. You have been invested with royal powers including the name of Jesus, the authority of the Blood and you can call Heaven to assist you at any time. All the Angelic powers and all the vast resources stored in the treasury of Heaven are available for your use as Christ's Ambassadors and you enjoy diplomatic immunity here on earth. The honor, majesty, dominion and powers of heaven have been vested in you!
As you continue your journey in life as a Christian, let this revelation sink into your spirit that you are an Ambassador representing Christ. All of Heaven is standing to fully support you. You are an Ambassador of the King of Kings on earth and all authority of heaven has become vested in you. Go ahead an walk in dominion and represent Him well!