AMBASSADOR AND MEDIATOR
So much can go wrong when we act as an Ambassador or Mediator for someone else. The communication of exactly what is intended to be said to another through a Middle-Man is a risk many companies take with positions like Public Relations, Negotiator or Ambassador. Tone variations and body-english has potential for complete failure when you enter this middle-person. Nothing beats Hearing From The Horse's Mouth or straight from the source.
This places an incredible responsibility on the Ambassador or Mediator to have such an intimate relationship with whom they represent. There should be hardly any difference in contact with the Original Source when trying to influence another as an Ambassador.
Christ Jesus was and is The Perfect Ambassador and Mediator. When He visited the first time, two-thousand plus years ago, He acted as Ambassador and represented to us, in flesh, God's love revealed. He taught us and showed us the principals and lifestyle of The Kingdom of Heaven. Now, due to His sacrifice on the Cross and victory over death, Christ sits at the right hand of Father God as our Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5).
The awesome point I want to make here is that our Mediator, Christ, is in perfect harmonious relationship with The Source - Father God. While Jesus was here and before the religious leaders of the day, He declared Himself equal with Yahweh, Jehovah, Father God. He said, "I and the Father are one." (John 10:30) So, when we bring anything and everything before Jesus, we are bringing it before the very heart of Father God. And when anything and everything is conveyed to us by Jesus through His Holy Spirit, it comes from The Father. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17)
There is not one imperfect communication that occurs in the Godhead. If that happened there would be no God. Talk about someone who is comfortable with who He is! And Jesus desired us to have that tight-knit of a relationship with Him also. John remembers Jesus praying - "All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one." (John 17:10-11)
Just imagine if we sought God with all that we are and all that we have! Unity in Christ would begin to occur. Our part in intimately knowing who we represent - The Mediator, Christ Jesus - would make us a more influential Ambassador for Him. Remember, if you represent Christ you should stand and promote for His lifestyle. Perhaps the following song lyrics can help us along our way toward being a better Ambassador of Christ - "Oh, Dear Lord three things I pray - (1) to see thee more clearly, (2) love thee more dearly and (3) follow thee more nearly, day by day."
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