© 2021 Philip M Spence
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In the Kingdom of God, we are called to fulfil the King’s mission. He has already made His policies and guidelines clear in His word and we are to enact them in the world. Being an Ambassador means being proactive on His behalf in the kingdoms of this world.
Ambassadors speak on behalf of their government. However, they only say what the government they represent is saying. Ambassadors do not promote their own opinion. In fact, the truest ambassadors do not have their own opinion as it could become the basis for an agenda that is at odds with their government.
In the Kingdom, we have the mind of our King, so we are not to have our own opinion or agenda (1 Corinthians 2:13-16; Philippians 2:5). We are to think as our God thinks and speak what He instructs us to speak because we are to be spiritually minded in this spiritual Kingdom (John 8:26-29; Isaiah 55:9; Colossians 3:2; Romans 8:5).
Ambassadors are provided with all the resources needed to do what the government they represent deems necessary for the advancement of its purposes. They are given an embassy building from which to work. They are given motor vehicles to be able to travel wherever their mission might take them.
Ambassadors are given communication equipment, regular intelligence updates, and communiques from their home government. They lack nothing as representatives of their government. So it is with Ambassadors of the Kingdom of God. We are graced with everything we need to fulfil the mandate of our King (Psalm 23:1; Ephesians 1:15-21).
Ambassadors also have all the protection of the government they represent. They are given a security detail which is armed and equipped to deal with any threat. They are given vehicles that are resistant to attacks and weaponry.
Ambassadors also have diplomatic status that protects them from being detained or prosecuted according to the law of the nation in which they are based. They are able to act without fear or intimidation. So it is for Ambassadors of the Kingdom of God (Psalm 27:1; 2 Timothy 1:7).
Ambassadors have diplomatic pouches and encrypted communication for secure interaction with the government they represent. This is essential to maintain the mission of the delegation and to relay sensitive information and intelligence to their home government. Good, secure communication is necessary to act on information received.
The Kingdom of Heaven is no different. We have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit which is speaking in other tongues. The Bible tells us that speaking in tongues means that we are speaking mysteries with God (1 Corinthians 14:2). Speaking in tongues, then, is a Kingdom Ambassador’s encrypted communication with his governor, the Holy Spirit, and the government in Heaven.
The final thing that qualifies us as Ambassadors of the King is that, as sons of God, we are citizens of Heaven. It is our home country. Its government is the one we serve. Our Father who appoints and authorises us as His Ambassadors is in Heaven.
Only citizens of Heaven can be Heaven’s Ambassadors in this world. This is because a non-citizen cannot represent the government of a nation in which he is privileged to reside or in which he works. Only citizenship can be the basis for qualifying as an Ambassador.
The challenge to all believers is that, as members of the Kingdom of Heaven on Planet Earth, we are automatically appointed as Ambassadors of our Father in Heaven. None of us is exempted from this privilege and responsibility. My prayer is that these thoughts will be the catalyst for believers everywhere to become more effective Ambassadors of Heaven on earth!