The Governor—the Holy Spirit—had me share with him the importance of representing his name. Our conversations are always brief but inspiring. He is always respectful and listens like a faithful student. I mentioned to him how important it is to properly represent the family name. I told him to always keep that thought in mind; that whatever he does in life, he is representing his family.
The same holds especially true in the Kingdom of the Lord God. We are ambassadors of our Lord God’s Kingdom. For us to get tangled up in this world’s affairs is wrong and shameful. Ambassador Paul made it clear. We are ambassadors for King Jesus. What we say and do matters! So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making His appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT Remember that the Lord God values His name.
Even now as I write this article, there are citizens of the Kingdom going through persecution in different parts of the world just for mentioning the name of the Lord Jesus. There is power in the name of the Lord Jesus and that stirs up the enemy! Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
Remember this, when you live according to the King’s Word, you represent Him well. There are many people who claim to represent the King and yet they are enemies of the cross of Christ. But as Kingdom citizens, we are a long way from home. Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. Philippians 3:17-20 NLT
Yes, our citizenship is not on this earth, but in heaven. If you are a citizen of a country on this earth, that is one thing, but if you are a citizen of the Kingdom of God that is a completely different thing. One is temporary and the other is eternal. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Mark 13:31
Keep in mind that the Lord is concerned about how we represent His Son and His name. King David wrote: For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me. . . Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; and deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, for Your name’s sake! . . . Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power known. Psalm 31:3, 79:9, 106:8 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
How you represent the King in your daily life is quite important to Him. We are to represent Him according to His Word, not according to the world’s standards. How many people have rejected King Jesus because of Kingdom citizens who have misrepresented His and His name? The world’s perception of Jesus is formed by those who proclaim to represent Him.
Instruct the young as well as the old if they want to change their lifestyle, and represent His name well, read what God’s Constitution states: How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; will not forget Your Word.
Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your Word. Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law. I am a stranger in the earth; do not hide Your commandments from me. Psalm 119:9-19
Represent His name well. It is our responsibility as Kingdom citizens.
Remember your greatest asset is your faith in the King.
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