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As ambassadors of Christ and our love for Him we are called to establishing His Lordship in the heart of man through His Death and Resurrection in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Mission Through Discipleship
Christ is to be formed in us by seeing what the life of Jesus looks like, model our lives according to His pattern so that others can use it in their own life.
2 Cor 5:19-20 God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God
Explanation of the name: Victory
Dictionary definitions: ~ Victory ~
“A successful ending of a struggle or contest.”
“The defeat of an enemy in battle.”
“Conquest or triumph.”
Col 2:15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He (Jesus) made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
2 Cor 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
Ambassadors of Christ?
Protecting and Promoting Kingdom Interests
- Ambassadors to foreign countries are responsible for protecting and promoting the political and commercial interests of the Kingdom which includes protecting the welfare of any Kingdom citizens living under their jurisdiction.
- The land on which each embassy is located (Church buildings and property) is regarded as the sovereign territory of the nation whose embassy is located there
- This includes property in the name of ambassadors who belong to the King
1 Cor 6: 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
- The sovereignty is recognised and respected by the host nation as well as other nations
- As Christ ambassadors, we represent the kingdom government of God. Diplomats of His kingdom in this world.
- Ambassadors achieve this by giving speeches and meeting with foreign ministers, labor union leaders, cultural leaders, business people and other individuals to promote certain viewpoints, bills or practices of the Kingdom of Christ…
- When Kingdom citizens living or visiting abroad get in trouble with foreign legal systems, it is the duty of ambassadors to help ensure that these individuals are treated justly and—if it comes to it—tried and sentenced justly as well.
- Ambassadors also protect Kingdom interests by reporting back to The Kingdom authorities (prayer) about political, commercial, militaristic and other relevant activities and discussions going on within countries or organizations. Phil 4: 5Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Maintaining Diplomatic Relations
In addition to promoting and protecting Kingdom interests abroad, ambassadors must also take into account the interests of the foreign countries they reside in. Jeremiah 29: 7And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.
Their goal is to maintain diplomacy, or a peaceful and respectful international relationship.
This involves taking an active interest in both the political and cultural atmosphere of a foreign country, such as by attending and/or giving speeches at local events, organizing and participating in charitable projects and visiting and meeting with individuals in different communities.
Organizing Visits and Welcoming Visitors
One of the best tools ambassadors can use for helping to protect and promote Kingdom interests abroad—and for helping to maintain diplomacy—is to have Kingdom leaders visit the foreign countries (places of worship where the church meet) they are in and meet with local governments and businesspeople.
Kingdom ambassadors thus serve as the go-between or introduction-maker between visiting Kingdom dignitaries and local officials. They also help educate visitors about particular cultural and political customs, local histories and current events.