Tag Archives: Ambassadors for Christ

To Be Possessed by God

We want to be so possessed by God that we live out of His heart and thoughts, not our own. We want to be laid down lovers of God, as Heidi Baker of Iris Ministries expresses this.

Our number one focus must be intimacy with God (relationship), and living as ones who seek first His kingdom and righteousness (Matthew 6:33). May we be a people of one thing:

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4 AMP)

Our words, our worship and our prayers are far more powerful than we realize.

The Lord has such a calling on our lives to be vessels of His presence in this world, bringing His love and truth to others. We can change the atmosphere as His people, bringing His light, hope, truth and love into every situation.

When we speak His words, they are powerful in bringing life and bringing change! We are called as ambassadors to further His Kingdom on the earth as it is in Heaven.

Put on Love

As representatives of Jesus in this world, we must share the truth in love and not wound our own. We must be careful not to even come to conclusions or assumptions before we have all the information. Above all, we must remember that God alone knows each and every heart, and we must put on love:

Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive]. And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].” (Colossians 3:13-14 AMP)

When we love and bless even those who don’t have everything right (and probably we do not either!), their hearts will be convicted by God’s Spirit and touched by His love.

The Lord is faithful to answer when we pray for Him to change their hearts or work in a particular situation. They will be more willing to hear what we have to share from the Lord, possibly even being set free by His love and truth.

Let us go on to be lovers of God in every way: How we interact with Him and others, how we think and speak, and how we walk and act.

Vessels of Heaven on Earth

Do you know who you are? You’re called to be a carrier of God’s presence upon the earth, an ambassador of God’s Kingdom. You are filled with God’s Spirit, full of His hope, love, truth and life.

If you belong to Jesus, you have been given God’s Spirit and power. (If you do not have a relationship with Jesus, you can give your life to Him and receive His Spirit!) You have access to all of God’s heart and all of His resources in Heaven. You are a son or daughter of the Most High God, with a destiny ordained by God, a greater purpose than you could ever imagine. You are a vessel of Heaven upon this earth.

Vessels

First, let me share some background information. When God created Adam, God gave him authority over the Garden. Adam had yet to know sin, disease or evil. Adam walked and talked with God each day with no hindrance between them.

Unfortunately, Adam and his wife Eve were tempted to eat the fruit of a tree God had told them not to, as He sought to keep them pure from the knowledge of good and evil, desiring them to eat only the fruit of the Tree of Life. But God wanted to allow them to choose: Would they trust His best and His love, or would they desire to know what they thought was something they were missing out on?

Adam and Eve, deceived by the devil, ate of the tree that would open them up to evil, sin, death and disease, though they were meant to be vessels of life, purity, and God. They also forfeited their authority when they went with the enemy’s suggestion to disobey their Creator, giving it to the devil.

Thankfully, the Father had a plan, eventually sending His Son Jesus to take on the form of man though fully God, all to make the way for us to have an unhindered love relationship with God again, taking away our sin and its penalty of death. He also took back the authority the Father had given man in the Garden, sharing it with us who believe and have surrendered our lives to Him.

Because we now share in the authority Jesus has and have God’s Spirit within us, we as His Bride must use the authority He gave us to “enforce” things on earth to be as they are in Heaven, in partnership with Jesus. In Heaven there is no sin, no disease, no lack, no death. We declare healing over the sick, we overcome temptation to sin, we trust God as our Provider and more, all by the power of His Spirit living inside us.

As the Word of God says, “the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21 NKJV). We are vessels of Heaven upon this earth, ambassadors for the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:20), that God’s Kingdom come and His will be done on earth just as it is in Heaven!

“So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.”
(2 Corinthians 5:20 AMP)

How does knowing you are a vessel of Heaven on earth impact you? Share your thoughts.