-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Wherefore...partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. -Hebrews 3:1 KJV
One of the meanings of an apostle is someone who is sent from one place to another as an ambassador. An ambassador is an official representative of the highest rank. Jesus Christ is our Apostle, our "Sent One." He was sent from heaven to earth as God's representative and ambassador. "I have never spoken on My own authority or of My own accord or as self-appointed, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me orders [concerning] what to say and what to tell" (John 12:49 AMP).
When people are in danger or trouble, a rescue team will be sent out to find those people and bring them back to safety. As a young boy living on the east coast, I went with my mother for a vacation at the beach. During our visit we were caught in a powerful hurricane. When my uncle learned of the danger we were in, he immediately came to rescue us.
God the Father sent His Son to rescue you. After His death and resurrection, Jesus told his disciples that He was sending them into the world in the same way the Father had sent Him (John 20:21). Jesus has called you to be His "sent one" and represent Him to the world as His ambassador.
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