As ambassadors for Christ, we must be able to present the true Gospel of Christ, the Messiah, directly and correctly. It is through the Spirit of truth that Yahshua (Jesus) gives unto his chosen ones, that we are able to step out of darkness into His marvelous light unto everlasting life (1 Peter 2:25; John 8:12; John 4:23).
2 Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Ambassadors for Christ are called and chosen to preach the Good News of the Gospel. They can indeed, rightly and correctly, understand and elaborate on Scripture so that its true intent becomes clearer, and not more confusing.
God who was without sin, was manifest for us to take away our sins. And thus our righteousness is found through our faith in Christ (2 Cor 5:21, Col 1:14, Rom 4:11, Phl 3:9).
Ambassadors for Christ can indeed rightly divide the truth from lies. To suggest that our God became sin is one of those lies.
2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
There are five words added to this verse in 2 Cor 5:21, that make for a terrible translation. The words, “he hath made”, are actually only in reference to made, which should be translated here as provide. Also, the words “him to be sin” refers simply to the word sin alone.
We are bought with a price, and Christ’s incredible love was demonstrated when He gave his body for us as a sacrifice for our sins. Therefore we are to glorify God in our body and spirit, which are His. As ambassadors for Christ, we must preach His new covenant wherein there is the remission or forgiveness of sins. Under the first covenant, there was a continual offering but only a temporary covering for sins (Heb 10:16-18, 1 Cor 6:20, Gal 3:21, Isa 25:9, Mat 10:22).
We are ambassadors for Christ are to be reconciled to God through a restored relationship, because of what He provided for us, on the cross (2 Cor 5:14-21)
1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
He knew no sin, yet because of our sin, He was brought forth for our sins to provide forgiveness for those sins (John 3:16-17, Rom 5:10, 1 John 5:11, 20).
To uncover the spiritually discerned truths contained in the Word of God is to allow His Spirit to dwell within us. It is possible to find the path that leads us unto eternal life only with the Spirit of God (1 Cor 2:11-16).
Now if any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His (Romans 8:9-11, John 6:63).
Jesus Christ is the only true Shepherd and He is also the light of the world. Those that follow Him in Spirit and in truth, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (1 Peter 2:25; John 8:12; John 4:23).
The only ones, who can ever obtain the knowledge of the truth, are those who have a personal spiritual relationship with the Creator of all Truth.
2 Cor 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
It is quite impossible to truly understand and obey the gospel of Christ, without His Spirit residing within us. All ambassadors for Christ have been Born Again (John 3:3, 7, 1 Peter 1:23).
It is Christ’s Spirit of Truth that enables His children to hear, understand, and then trust in the Gospel unto Christian Salvation (John 14:17, 16:13).
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God as they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (Rom 12:2; 1 Cor 2:14; Eph 5:6-7).
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Becoming transformed by the renewing of our minds through the Lord Jesus enables us to be set apart unto Him (Psalm 4:3).
Our Lord is not as concerned with our outward actions that we show off to others, as He is with an inward change that naturally produces good works.
We must not trust in our own works, treasures or intellect (Eze 6:6, Mat 7:22, 23:5, John 7:7, Rom 9:32, Gal 2:16, 3:2).
Eph 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The path unto Christian Salvation is fully realized at the appearing of our Savior who rewards the Elect with eternal life (Heb 9:28, Mat 24:29-31, Mark 13:24-27, Rom 2:7, 1 Cor 15:53-54).
1 Pet 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
The true hope for the faithful follower of Christ is not that we are Saved, but that we can receive the knowledge of the assurance of our Salvation through His Spirit (John 6:54, 11:24).