The True Ministry Of The Church: Ambassadors To All Creation
The great commissioning is much bigger than we realize. When Christ commissioned the disciples to preach the Gospel to the “world,” He used the Greek word “kosmos,” which refers to all of creation, rather than just humanity (Mark 16:15). Creation includes everything God created—the heavens and the earth, with spiritual authorities set up to rule over others. Because of the disobedience that occurred in the Garden of Eden, humans have been subjected to rulers and authorities besides God. Likewise, other spiritual authorities have experienced subjection to domains of darkness.
Christ came to bring all creation out from under the domain of darkness. In salvation, God gave us the ministry of reconciliation. We are to function in reconciliation not only in this world, but also in the realm of spirit. We are to be ambassadors for Christ, transferring all creation from the dominion of darkness into the Kingdom of His beloved Son (Colossians 1:13).
In Luke 10, when the disciples returned from going out to preach the Gospel, Christ and the disciples realized the spiritual reality that was taking place as demons came under subjection and satan fell from heaven. Our struggle is not to get people to believe the Gospel; it’s to take down the forces that hold them in bondage—and God will teach us how and equip us to do it!
This message titled “The True Ministry Of The Church: Ambassadors To All Creation” came in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.