Friday, July 24, 2009

Ambassadors Missing in Action by Robert Ricciardelli

The more I learn of God’s Kingdom the more goodness I see, the more love I see, and the more I want to endlessly live in His realm. Living in His realm allows you to see the world as Father sees it, above the noise, the chatter, the evil, the fear, and all the stuff that consumes us, and tries to take us away from His glorious presence.

We have a Father who is not moved by the plans and devices of men. The world today is not catching Him by surprise. His plan, His Kingdom, continues to come until one day, all kings and kingdoms bow to Him. As part of His plan, we are the ambassadors that He has chosen to bring His Kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. It is good news that He has chosen those who believe, and it is good news we must bring to those who have yet to believe in our King of kings, and our Lord of lords.

Hebrews 12 talks about how everything that can be shaken will be shaken, so that all that cannot be shaken will remain, and the only thing that cannot be shaken is His Kingdom, which will never be shaken. The challenge is that we have many ambassadors who do not yet know who they are, and are not living in His Kingdom reality. They are in fact missing in action, all kinds of action, but often not the actions becoming as sons and daughters of the Living God.

Missing in the actions of wrongful focus.

As kingly and priestly ambassadors of good to the world, many of God’s people are displaced by the cares of this present age. Many have been swept away by doctrines of men, and the doctrines of demons. We are following ineffectual pursuits that please the flesh and yet have no Kingdom value.

We have many who have embraced Christian religious activities, but are not moving in the love of the Father through their daily lives. These activities are not bad, as they are just inadequate in light of His Kingdom, and Fathers desire for us to be Jesus to the world. Being Jesus to the world may include some of these activities, but unfortunately many times people have been stuck in the limitations of these activities. This has mostly made our Christian expression irrelevant to the very people we are supposed to reach. Fathers intentions has always been to dwell with His people in everyday life, and bringing His loving presence to the earth.

During this shaking, we seem to be just as anxious as those who do not have Holy Spirit indwelt lives. We seem to be “of the Shaken world” rather than “of His Immovable Kingdom.” It is a process, it is a journey, and thankfully some of us have embraced the narrow way that brings glory to God and His victorious life. I am encouraged to see this during the most challenging times many of us have ever faced. Praise God!

We need to thank God to be alive in such a season as this. We must continue to think less of self, and become a lot more thankful in embracing Fathers Immovable Kingdom through Christ. Kingdom hearts are hearts filled with gratitude, and hearts motivated far beyond self. Kingdom priests that do not rely on what the natural eye can see. We must give way to the eyes of His Spirit in what we are seeing all around us. Our motivation must be, to be obediently pleasing the Father in all of our ways.

This is probably the greatest season of opportunity in our lifetime to cling to, and advance His Eternal Kingdom. The things people used to rely on, they can no longer falsely rely upon. It is more evident than ever that they cannot rely on the things that literally are crumbling before their very eyes. Securities of the past are no longer secure, and false foundations are being exposed as such.

Many Americans have been deceived in believing that the USA government was somehow immune to evil. Because of Americas past godly principled foundations, many did not see the deception that has eroded these godly foundations for more than 100 years.

The world seemed to notice before many Americans did, a government that did not operate under the principles of the God they professed. We are thankful we still have the quote “In God We Trust” on our currency, but the majority of hearts are far from it in the political arena.

I would gladly remove the quote from our currency if we could have godly character to lead our nation. This is about the system more than the people. By the grace of God, we have had many godly people be a light to the world over the years in the midst of a godly professed government in decline.

Many religious systems and churches have operated very much in line with worldly systems rather than a Spirit led Kingdom army for good. So we pray for godly ambassadors who know their identity, to rise up, and bring truth, and godly principled influence into government and every fabric of society.

Jesus said, I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against her. This shaking is for everyone, and especially for the church, in aligning us with His will. His Kingdom will come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. His church is waking up out of the fruitless slumber of religion and increasingly engaging by His Spirit into the work of the Lord for this season.

I am committed to the journey and continuing to grow in Fathers wisdom, stature and favor. As we seek Him and His Kingdom, His righteousness exposes the weights that so easily beset us. As He reveals the things that we must move away from, and deposits the substance of heaven, we can bring Him more glory. As we bring Him glory, His glory is revealed through our lives in power, and will transform others we engage with in His presence.

Will you join me and embrace your calling like never before and join the reality of His Kingdom life? He is not looking for perfect, but He is looking for willing hearts who will surrender their lives for His. Let’s be willing for all that He has for us in Jesus name.


  1. Yes, I will join you -- and thanks, I needed to hear this!

  2. What would we be signing up for? What's the vision? No company commander sends his troops out with only, "What we are going to do is be an army. We are going to soldier. We are not going to pursue our own interests, but rather the interests of the commander we are to represent. We are not going back into our civilian ways, nor are we going to have no direction. We're not going on without a direction nor are we going on without a plan.
    We know what the plan is so let's get on with it. Now, let's get going!" while he doesn't have a plan. So what's the plan?


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