D I P L O M A T I C    I M M U N I T Y

Who art thou that judgest another man's servant?
Romans 14:4a

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us:
we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…
Romans 8:1

I’ve applied Romans 14:4 in a double direction: first, I do not judge my brothers or sisters, as they are not my servants. We serve one master – Jesus! Secondly, I use this scripture to tell Satan where to go… I do not answer to him – even IF I do sin… it is NONE of his business! I do not answer to him because I AM NOT HIS SERVANT! I don’t even have to answer any [accusative] person (I am not your servant). I owe no man anything, except to Love him; and to Jesus alone, I am answerable.

Now, let’s turn to our second scripture above. I am an ambassador for Christ. I do not make policy… I simply speak the policies of the Kingdom to which I represent – The Kingdom of God, in this case.

I remember when I was in Haiti and saw the United States Embassy. The comparison between the Haitian buildings, groundwork and that of the Embassy were obvious. The US Embassy was built physically different from the surrounding buildings and the grounds were plush, green, and neatly trimmed. The Building itself was pure white. The Haitian government gave to the United States some ground to erect the Embassy, and honors it as American soil.

Here’s something that you may not have thought of: the US Ambassador and his/her family are under the Law of their [home] country. They are NOT subject to the laws of the country in which that Embassy is located. It’s called Diplomatic Immunity.

Have you ever seen a movie or documentary of some ambassador from another country here in the US, that has been caught being involved in some illegal activity? What happens? They have diplomatic immunity and cannot be arrested nor prosecuted here in the US – UNLESS their government gives up or revokes their immunity. Sometimes, the Ambassador is called back to their native country and, may or may not be, prosecuted there instead.

Well guess what! We have Diplomatic Immunity from the Law of Sin and Death (Romans 8:2). Satan’s kingdom (this world’s system) does not have a LEGAL charge against a child of God.

There is now NO condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus… (our third scripture). Why? Because I have diplomatic immunity from his (Satan’s) kingdom. I’ve been "delivered from the power (authority) of the kingdom of darkness and translated INTO the Kingdom of God’s Son" (Col. 1:13) and that Kingdom (government) shall never end (Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:34, 35 & 44).

The wicked one touches me not (1 John 5:18) – he has NO authority over me. I am not governed by the Laws of this world. I am governed by the Laws of the Kingdom of God.

Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

I have diplomatic immunity from the kingdom of darkness!