HEB 12:1 - Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
An ambassador does not appoint himself. We are appointed by Christ (2CO 5:18-20).
An ambassador does not support himself. God supplies all our needs (EPH 1:3; PHI 4:19).
An ambassador is not a citizen of the country where he is sent. We are citizens of heaven (PHI 3:20).
An ambassador has instructions in written form. We have the Bible (2TI 3:16).
An ambassador cannot take insults personally; he is accepted or rejected not on his own merit but because of who he repre- sents. We are not to take it personally when we are despised and rejected by those who hate Jesus Christ (JOH 15:19-21).
An ambassador does not enter a country to profit himself. We are on earth to serve the Lord (2CO 5:15).
An ambassador is a personal representative of someone else; everything he does and says reflects on the one who sent him. We are representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ by action as well as by word (JOH 13:35; JOH 17:23).
An ambassador's perspective is service; his prospect is reward. We are commissioned for service and will be rewarded (MAT 5:12; 2JO 1:8; REV 22:12).
An ambassador is recalled when war is declared. The recall of all believers at the Rapture of the Church will announce the beginning of the end for Satan (2TH 2:1-12).
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