His Ambassadors

Ephesians 6:19-20 explains how we as soldiers in the Lord’s army, dressed in His armor, are to be His ambassadors in this world.
How many times do you look back at a situation and wish you had spoken up? Paul asked the Ephesian believers to pray for him “that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel…” (v. 19). Don’t be afraid to ask others to pray for you.
Like Paul, we can pray the 3-Open Prayer: open the door, open their heart, open my mouth (2 Cor. 1:11, Phil. 1:15-20, Col. 4:2-4). Our ability to be bold is a direct result of prayer (Acts 4:29-31, 1 Thess. 5:25, 2 Thess. 3:1).
In vs. 20 Paul calls himself an ambassador of the gospel. Humanly, an ambassador is an accredited citizen sent by a government to a foreign country as a representative, often with a specific message.
2 Cor. 5:16-21 gives the qualifications of a Christian ambassador—a new creature in Christ, given the ministry of reconciliation through whom God makes His appeal to individuals.
We are representatives of the King of Kings, carrying a message on His behalf. Let us carry His message with grace, clarity and joy.

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