“Ready or Not…Here I Come!” – Conclusion

thCA0B6M0I“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (II Corinthians 5:20, 21)

In a quick review of this series we have examined being ready to “give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you…” (I Peter 3:15) An important part of that is, upon receiving Christ, we study and learn to rightly divide the word of truth. (I Timothy 2:15) We then go forth as seekers of the lost on His behalf. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Remember, prayer leads the way. (Colossians 4:3-4) We pray for open doors, open hearts and our open mouths to “fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” (Ephesians 6:19-20) We were reminded the need of discernment is essential in understanding who, what, when and how to present Christ to the souls He places in our lives. We observed how vitally important it is for us to be real. We mentioned being transparent, honest, humble, and approachable always. We are to love, to listen, and to live with integrity. And we’re to “gladly spend and be spent for (other) souls.” (II Corinthians 12:15) We also stressed the indispensable requirement of our love moving both vertically (loving God) and horizontally (loving man).

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ. We represent the King of Kings. Believers are messengers representing the King of heaven who calls all the people of the world to be reconciled to God who is their rightful King.

What a high and holy calling! Our pastor reminds us all the time – what an adventure we are undertaking. We are representatives of the King of heaven, cooperating with God’s great plan and mission upon the earth of dispensing His revelation which leads men, women and children to redemption. Now that is exciting! That is something to live for; even to die for as have the many martyrs. What of this lowly earthly stuff in light of such glory and grandeur! “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest.” (John 4:35) Jesus also tells us: “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37, 38) Let’s get out in those fields.

The group Casting Crowns’ song, “Until The Whole World Hears” says it so well:

{Lord I want to feel with Your heart, to see the world through Your eyes.
I wanna be Your hands and your feet. I wanna live a life that leads.
Ready yourselves, ready yourselves
Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night.
Whoa, ready yourselves, ready yourselves
May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise.

Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out
Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we’re crying out
As the day draws near we’ll sing until the whole world hears

Lord let Your sleeping giant rise, catch the demons by surprise.
A holy nation sanctified, let this be our battle cry.
Ready yourselves, ready yourselves
Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night.
Whoa, ready yourselves, ready yourselves
May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise.

Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out
Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we’re crying out
As the day draws near we’ll sing until the whole world hears}

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ. Are you ready?

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