We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips. So we tenderly plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Turn back to God and be reconciled to him. 2 Corinthians 5:20 TPT
Have you ever read something and find yourself taken in by a word, a phrase or had a ‘wow’ moment. Here’s a tidbit of trivia for you this morning: Did you know that way back when someone was sent to represent their king to a nation, they wore a mask in the likeness of that king? Yeah, I did not know that! But as soon as I read it, my mind began to go in so many directions on how this applies to us as representatives of Christ our King.
Can you even imagine the intense training involved? I mean, if you’re going to represent someone, you have to know them, share their vision, be loyal and be passionate about their vision. Some have seen a movie depicting the crucifixion and received Jesus as Lord of their lives and don’t get me wrong, thats a beautiful thing, but you can’t represent what you don’t know.
Some of us have known God for years, but we don’t wear His mask, we aren’t committed to His vision of rescuing the world with Love. It’s not a mask you remove when its inconvenient, when you’re weary or you just want to do your own thing. No, once you put it on, you must have the passion to lay down your own life and live for Him.
That’s what the body of Christ is missing today. That’s why there is talk of a remnant who walks the earth wearing the mask of the King of Kings. They look alike because they wear the glory of the Lord. We are blinded by their countenance and it convicts us to lay down our own life and pick the mask of Love.
Father, I have been crucified with Christ. I don’t live any longer for Christ lives in me. My faith in the Son of God helps me to live my life in my body. He loved me and gave himself for me so I will freely put on my mask and represent You today. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.