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2022-01-07 | To Meek | Michael WursterIn today’s world If you were to ask any Christian, “What is an ambassador for Christ”? What types of answers do you think you would get? Some might give answers referencing the history of the Crusades or perhaps prominent figures in the Protestant Reformation. Make no mistake there are probably hundreds of correct answers to this question. Now ask yourself, do you meet that definition? Whatever it might be. Maybe for some, a better question might be “Do you desire to be, an ambassador for Christ?”

Christians should and need to have a deep burning, passionate desire to bring souls to the Lord. After-all, how could you not? Paul writes know then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. If you can put a check in the box that you are this type of Christian, there is an unfortunate and harsh reality we must understand to its fullest. The first side of the coin is the conversion (Heart Change) of an individual to a believer is a work entirely done by the Holy Spirit and not of yourself, The other side of the coin or perhaps the dark side, is once the human element creeps into our passion and our own selfish desires instead of waiting on the power of God in good faith, we have the ability to turn away the hearts of individuals as well. You don’t have look or think very hard to know what I’m talking about here. You see it in the church everywhere. From organized religious entity’s, down to the singular believer not walking the walk.

Particularly, in the way we conduct ourselves in society (look, think, speak, Act). Now make no mistake, God will always reach who he needs to reach but we need to understand that the way we conduct ourselves and communicate can be the difference between someone getting it slowly and progressively as you nurture their spirit in your word and actions, or someone ignoring the Spirit completely and proceeding in shutting them down for the next decade or even longer by their human element let’s say. With all this said there is many criteria for an ambassador for Christ, one of which is that is that you need to be usable. I say useable because it is critical that you always listen and obey the spirit and not to let your emotions get the better of you. The key point for this teaching is the term Meek but not as you have heard it before. In old English the term was used for training wild mustangs for battle. The goal here was not to tame them but to specifically harness nature hardened toughness that these animals have and used them as amazing military assets at the time. What made them effective you might ask? They would do whatever the master said with their same fearless nature that they demonstrated out in the wild. When you tie that into being an ambassador for Christ, I can summarize this in a single sentence credited to my Senior Drill Instructor from basic training. “You will conform, you will be disciplined, you will have instant, willingness and obedience to orders.”