From Daniel's Desk on 3/14/2020
My Title: We are Ambassadors for Christ
My Verse: 18-19
"All this is from God, who though Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation."
Do you KNOW your true identity. If you understand that you have been reconciled to God than you have bee GIVEN the ministry of reconciliation!!! You ARE an AMBASSADOR for Christ!
We are always of GOOD courage! This tent is breaking down. This world is breaking down. This life is passing in the blink of an eye. BUT He is preparing a building that will not pass away. This momentary light affliction pales in comparison to the eternal weight of glory. WE HAVE HOPE BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN RECONCILED TO GOD. JESUS WAS MADE TO BE SIN ON OUR BEHALF KILLING THE HOSTILITY BETWEEN GOD AND MAN! - WE CAN BE RECONCILED TO GOD! WE CAN BE RECONCILED TO GOD. THE LIVING CREATOR! - I you UNDERSTAND that, then YOU'VE BEEN CALLED TO THE MINISTRY OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR TO IT!
How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father/Man:
Live a grace filled life. Lead a grace filled direction. FEAR GOD WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART. Teach your kids to do the same by having them follow in your footsteps... those footsteps should lead them to the cross.
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this tent we groan, being burdened. - SO THAT what is mortal may be swallowed up by life!!!
He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, WHO HAS GIVEN US THE SPIRIT AS A GUARANTEE.
WE ARE ALWAYS OF GOOD COURAGE.
WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT.
We would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him.
Each one of us WILL receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
THEREFORE - KNOWING THE FEAR OF THE LORD, WE PERSUADE OTHERS. But what we ARE is known to God, and I hope it is known also to our conscience.
Boast NOT about outward appearance but what is in the heart.
The LOVE of Christ controls us. - Jesus died and was raised.
If ANYONE is in Christ, he is a new creation.
ALL THIS IS FROM GOD - If we understand it... we've been called to the ministry of it!
We are AMBASSADORS for Christ.
For OUR sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.