Ambassadors of Reconciliation (Part 1)

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Here then is the article about Ambassadors Of Reconciliation by Pastor J. C. O’Hair who is now deceased;,but He was considered by many to be the father of the modern grace movement.

In Great Britain, France, Mexico and other countries, the United States maintains ambassadors. Such a representative of the United States is called “minister plenipotentiary and ambassador extraordinary”. As a servant of this country he is a servant full of power or authority, and, being the personal spokesman for more than 300 million people, with the President, the cabinet, the congress, the army and the navy behind him, he is truly a representative extraordinary.

Of course, the man selected for such an important ministry should be fully qualified for the position. In order that he may honorably and uncompromisingly protect the interests of his nation and people at the foreign court he must be exceedingly careful about receiving personal favors, concessions, and gifts from official representatives of that foreign nation.

In the important act of establishing treaties and agreements between his own government and the foreign nation that has received him as United States representative, this ambassador is forwarded a government document from Washington, bearing the seal of the United States of America, signed by the President and the Secretary of State. In dignity, accompanied by his official attendants, the ambassador presents the document to the foreign court for the signature of the Ruler and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Thus treaties of possession, commerce and peace are made.

It is deplorable when such a representative chosen, not because he is qualified for the post but to pay a political debt.

Surely it is a great privilege and a great honor to be an ambassador representing the United States.

It is not an easy task to persuade people that it is a greater honor and greater privilege to be an ambassador for Christ, and the kingdom of God. Note the statement of the Apostle Paul, recorded in II Corinthians 5:20. “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: We pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”

The same apostle, in Philippians 3:20 says “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” The word “conversation” here could be translated “citizenship” or even “politics”. There is a sense, then, in which the citizenship and politics of every representative of Christ is in heaven. But while here on earth, as ambassadors for Jesus Christ, those who belong to Christ have the very difficult task of trying to be pleasant among sinners, while at the same time being governed by Galatians 1:10 “for do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”

One Reply to “Ambassadors of Reconciliation (Part 1)”

  1. Felipe

    Hello! My name is Solimar Munoz and I am the CEO of The Outreach Project in Connecticut, USA.I was reading along in your weitbse and some of my workers are very interested in helping out! I personally would be intertested in being a YAG Ambassador. As The Outreach Project we travel all the states and some other countries like Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Nicaragua and many others and I think it would be a great opportunity to create conscience that Violence should not be tolerated. I am a survivor of Domestic Violence myself and I work with a group of 123 community kids living under poverty lines .Please let me know how can we help. Be blessed!

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