“Hold the Elevator Door!”

We’ve all done it.  You’re on an elevator and the doors are about to close.  You see someone running, desperately trying to make their way to the elevator.  You make eye contact and you can see the desperation in their eyes and then they yell; “hold the elevator!” You don’t think twice and up goes your hand, arm and sometimes even your entire body steps between two elevator doors to secure the pathway.  You are willing to stand in between two closing doors on an elevator for a complete stranger.

If you’ve done this before, congratulations, you’ve just interceded on someone’s behalf. You stepped in and held that position until they could reach the doorway.  You did not allow it to close on them.  You did not allow the doors to close and stop them from reaching their destination. Isn’t that what we do as ambassadors for  Christ?

The President of the United States can’t be everywhere at once so he appoints ambassadors that will carry out his vision, mission and goals.  They act in unity with the President.  They are not separate from the President with their own vision, and mission; no, their responsibility is to carry out those of the current President’s administration.

Jesus could not be everywhere at once.  He told us that he must go so that the “helper” could come.  He needed to return to the Father. John 16:7 says, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.”  

In his absence, it is our responsibility to carry out the vision, mission and goals of the Kingdom. We are authorized representatives for Christ.  We are ambassadors.  We have been empowered to step in and hold that gate until such time that he returns. It is our responsiblity to carry out the vision and mission of the one and only administration of the Kingdom.

Are you holding the elevator door for anyone today?  Who have you lead to Christ?  We must urge our brothers and sisters to reconcile to Christ Jesus.

May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose.

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