DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY – our context for teaching it

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY – our context for teaching it

The good news available to the Church is that – Diplomatic immunity is the privilege that excuses or causes us to escape the calamity and destruction common to the world because we are the sons of God.

The church is literally an institution of the exempted, this is what salvation means. Salvation is exemption from death, the penalty of sin (Rom 6:23).

As sons of God, we are ambassadors for Christ as though God begs the world through us saying, “We ask you as Christ’s representatives: “be reconciled to God.” (2 Cor 5:20)

There is a video on our facebook page that explains what it means to be an ambassador or diplomat and the privilege of diplomatic immunity in international politics. It’s called “Diplomatic immunity – exemption by assignment.”

Diplomatic Immunity or exemption from common calamity is a privilege for sons of God whose experience is in reserve until we acquire the kingdom keys that unlock the doors of experience.

For example: Jesus has already died on the cross for all humanity, the ransom for everyone kidnapped by sin & death, is already paid. The penalty for sin is death yet the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom 6:23).

The tragedy is that billions in the world are still living in their sins and headed toward death. Why? Not everyone in this world has acquired the Kingdom key of “Hearing the Word of Faith” (Eph 2:8). No-one can be saved unless they hear the saving word of faith (Rom 10:14-17). So salvation, though available is in reserve, to be experienced when individuals acquire the keys that unlock the door of experience. Likewise : our experience of diplomatic immunity is awaiting our acquisition of the necessary keys.

THIS IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASONS WHY WE TEACH & PREACH. WE DO IT TO RELEASE THESE KEYS.

Some of the keys to experiencing our diplomatic immunity are found in Psalm 91. Two keys:

1. Setting our love upon the heavenly Father

Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. Psalm 91:14

2. Dwelling in the secret place of the heavenly Father

He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

If we focus on the first key, setting our love upon the heavenly Father, we discover that:

Loving God is:

1. Making the Father our treasure above all things
2. Commitment, dedication and devotion to Him
3. Sacrificial service toward Him

The setting of our love upon Him and NOT on other things is our responsibility:

  1. Humanity has the responsibility to SET our affections (Col 3:1-2)
  2. The settings of our heart are not permanent, they move according to the choices we make.

Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of his place, except you repent.
Revelation 2:4‭-‬5

WHO HAS BEWITCHED YOU ?

This changing of settings is what causes Paul to ask the Galatians – Who has bewitched you? You started well, but now you have changed.

foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?  This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?  Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?
Galatians 3:1‭-‬3

THE QUESTION BECOMES: WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CHANGE OF SETTINGS OF HEART PREVIOUSLY SET ON THE FATHER BUT NOW MOVED ON TO OTHER THINGS?

One of the answers to this question is:

LIVING CARELESSLY BEFORE THE LORD, LIVING WITHOUT CAREFUL ATTENTION TO:

1. LIVE OBEDIENTLY TO THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE EARLY CULTURE OF THE CHURCH

2. LIVING BLAMELESSLY AND IN HOLINESS BEFORE THE LORD

We are in a generation that believes it’s no longer important to have a physical expression of the faith we have in our hearts.
There is the belief that it is alright to claim that we are friends of God because Abraham was. Yet the Lord Jesus said:

YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU: John 15:14

The sons of Eli the Priest, Phinehas and Hophni lived carelessly before the Lord and they died on the same day (1 Sam 4:17). Eli himself and his daughter in law, Phinehas’ wife died too and left a son she named Ichabod, because she said, “the glory is departed from Israel, for the ark of God is taken (v.18-22).”