Beloved. The world is reeling in confusion over the things coming upon the earth.
Fear is propagated daily through the mouths of their prophets of doom. But you are My prophet of truth and LIFE.
I have made you My emissary. You have been sent by Me on secret missions to win the lost with My Love. You wear My armor of Light and you are hidden in My Glory.
I have the enemy in derision. I AM laughing in the heavens at his folly. He discounted you, My Child. He counted you as nothing. But I made you My ambassador. I called you forth and chose you as my Own.
I have named you a priest of the LORD and men shall call you a minister of your God. I will send people to you, Beloved, that will seek the Wisdom you possess. Instruct them in My ways.
Share the good news and win them with My Love. You are My sent one, the one that I have commissioned and empowered. Fear not, Beloved.
I AM with you always. You are My witness and the messenger of the LORD of Hosts.
Emissary: a representative sent on a mission or errand: an agent sent on a mission of a secret nature, as a spy.
The Septuagint uses apostello (apostle) some seven hundred times to translate the Hebrew שָׁלַח, shâlach, shaw-lakh’ (“stretch out,” “send”). More than the act of sending, this word includes the idea of the authorization of a messenger. The noun apostolos is found in 1 Kings 14:6, where the commissioning and empowering of the prophet are clearly in mind. Thus, the Septuagint uses the apostello word-group to denote the authorization of an individual to fulfill a particular function, with emphasis on the One who sends, not on the one who is sent.
“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision,” Psalm 2:4.
“Paul, an apostle (sent one), not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead,” Galatians 1:1.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now HIDDEN with Christ in God,” Colossians 3:2-3.
“For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts,” Malachi 2:7.
“Therefore we are AMBASSADORS for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God,” 2 Corinthians 5:20-21.
~Deborah Waldron Fry