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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Oct 2

Written by: Andries
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:11:51 AM  RssIcon

We do not have to wait till the day when Jesus returns to become new creations. 

It all starts today. It begins when God reconciles us with Godself. On the day we experience our redemption, we celebrate by singing and shouting: The old has gone, the new is here!

 
Paul teaches us that the new creation I become as part of the Church of Christ makes me his ambassador:
2 Corinthians 5: 17 – 20 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”
 
Every part of this adventure is from God.
The Holy Spirit recreates me into someone new. I become a changed new person.
This new person does not hide or run away from God anymore. The new person does not oppose the Kingdom or the values, the dream and the vision and prayer our Lord has for the Church and his people.
 
No, the new me thirsts for friendship with God. It longs to walk with God. It prays to be able to work for God. It celebrates that my sins do not count against me anymore. It begs the Lord that I may become a change agent for his sake. It urges me on to seek the glory and honour of God in every aspect of life.
 
Paul says that the new creation within me turns me into an ambassador of Christ.
We now represent the eternal King on the Father’s right hand. We teach what he taught, we bring the message he brought, we testify about his resurrection and his victory. We promise the forgiveness of sin. We live for our King and invite the world to enter and celebrate the everlasting Kingdom of life and love.
 
Through us God implores all to, through Christ’s atonement and in Christ’s conquering power, become new people – transformed by being reconciled with God, filled with the Spirit and creating a new community of love promoting true life.
 
Ambassador of Christ, the new person you became is an agent of divine transformation.
You are light, salt and yeast.
Communities opposing God can change to live as Gods friends, walking with the Father, working for Christ, seeking his glory in everything and celebrating true life and healing through becoming alive in Jesus by the Spirit’s work in us.
 
The new people we become beg everyone on Christ’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God.”
A church of renewed people turns into a congregation of Christ’s ambassadors!
 

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