Can you imagine the United States of America or even the smallest and poorest country in the world sending Ambassadors to other countries without providing them financial support for their mission? Can you imagine God doing any less than man does?
Christians are Ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Cor 5:20 ESV
While death is an enemy of God, He can and does use death at times to save the believer from evil in this world.
The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil, Isa 57:1 NAS
So, why doesn’t God take all believers immediately to be with Him once they place their faith in Jesus?
The reason is that we have a mission. We are no longer of this world, we belong to God’s Kingdom and are kept safe under grace, protected from the evil one, sent into the world as Ambassadors.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. John 17: 15-18 ESV
God must have a plan for your life to leave you here as an Ambassador, even if you do not understand it yet. One simple thing you do might bring a tidal wave of change. Maybe one person or many will believe because of your work, or you could be here to support, pray and show others the love of Christ. There are many members of the body of Christ. God loves and values all of His Ambassadors alike. Our main mission is to lead others to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ so that our Kings desire will be accomplished to the highest degree possible.
Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Tim 2:4 ESV
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 ESV
Since we are here to do the work of God, on a mission of utmost importance, led by and sent out by Jesus, do you doubt that God will provide for us while we are on our mission? God provided everything Jesus needed to complete His mission. Jesus tells us that the Father loves us as much as He loves Jesus. He will provide.
I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. John 17:23 ESV
Truth be told, most of us live like we do not believe God will take care of us, even though the following promise and specific instructions on how to get what we need the right way, came directly from His only begotten and beloved Son, Jesus.
Do Not Be Anxious
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matt 6:25-33 ESV
If you know anything about God’s Word, it goes to great lengths to tell us not to doubt, fear or worry.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matt 6:34 ESV
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7 ESV
The spirit of power, love and a sound mind is given to us as Ambassadors so we can complete our mission. The enemy will do all he can to create doubt about God’s promises and impede our mission. We need to be established in the truth that God will provide and guard us in this world just like he did for Paul as we live out our holy calling to spread the good news.
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. 2 Tim 1: 8-14 ESV
and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. Eph 6:19-20 ESV
Fear and worry come when we doubt God. The only one seeking to foster doubt about our salvation and God’s provision is Satan. The enemy seeks to impede our mission in all ways possible. Divide believers and conquer. Doubt, lies and distractions are his biggest weapons.
One of the Enemies Biggest Deceptions for Ambassadors
Chasing circumstantial peace, the world's kind of peace, is one of the enemy's biggest deceptions used against God’s Ambassadors. It combines doubt that leads to fear and worry with the lie that the peace that comes from improved circumstances is the answer. This leads the Ambassador to be distracted, attempting to provide for themselves instead of trusting God. Once the circumstances improve, another challenge comes the believer’s way and they find themselves distracted again from God's work and praying for circumstances to change. This is a non-ending cycle when one lives in a fallen world.
The only way to end this cycle of doubt and distraction, seeking the worlds peace, is first to understand that circumstantial peace is not the answer, no matter what your situation may be. Stop praying for your circumstances to change and start seeking and praying for Jesus peace in all circumstances. Reject the worlds peace and seek only the true peace that Jesus left us that overcomes all circumstances. It is the most beautiful peace imaginable. After years of chasing the worlds false peace, I am finally tasting Jesus peace, and I want more of it and you will too.
Study: Are You Praying for The Wrong Kind of Peace?
The great news is that when Jesus peace shows up in your life in living color, circumstances can and do often change. But even if they do not, everything will look totally different to you as you walk out your mission for God in His peace. Many issues that seemed important enough to worry about will be seen clearly as temporal and unimportant. Fear will be cast out because you will be established in the perfect love God has for you.
How Christian Ambassadors Can Walk in His Peace and Complete Their Mission
First, acknowledge the truth that God would never send you out as an Ambassador for His Kingdom without providing support. If the enemy attacks you with fear and worries about financial and other things, say out loud for your benefit and to remind Satan.
"God always provides for His Ambassadors. He will never let me down. I am the righteousness of God in Christ."
If you feel like you do not have God’s support and are striving and struggling, admit to yourself that your thinking must be in error somewhere when it comes to God’s word. Are you willing to do things God's way now? Are you ready for God to do the heavy lifting? Continue reading and learn what stops the enemies attacks of fear, worry, guilt, and shame. Renew your mind by firmly establishing yourself in His righteousness that assures us of His undying love for us.
The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Rom 14:7 ESV
Righteousness, peace, and joy are listed in order like dominos. Once you knock down the first one, are firmly established in His righteousness, the others fall one after the other. We do not need God’s righteousness; we already have God’s righteousness, we just need to believe and be established in it in our minds.
In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Isa 54:14 ESV
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. Isa 32:17 ESV
Once you are established in His righteousness, you will know for certain that you have peace with God, that Jesus finished the work of your righteousness completely. Salvation is truly by grace through faith alone, and there is nothing you need to do other than belief.
Study: If You Believe You Have Been Saved
This is the peace which leads to joy. The knowledge of His righteous also leads to all of the things we need in this world as Ambassadors. God will not leave His Ambassadors stranded and provides abundantly for those who trust and do things His way, the way that works for certain. We need to stop trying to do things our way.
But SEEK FIRST the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matt 6:33 ESV
Therefore, if we are not walking in Jesus peace that overcomes all circumstance, God’s word tells us that we lack an understanding of His righteousness that has been imputed by grace to the undeserving, just like sin was imputed onto Jesus who did not sin. God imputes His righteousness to us who did not do right to earn it. Being established in His righteousness, not our own works and law keeping, is the key that opens the door to the Kingdom of God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor 5:21 ESV
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Rom 10:4 ESV
If you lack His peace to complete your mission, you do not believe you are as righteous as you will ever be. Stop thinking about your flesh, it will never be righteous; this is why it must die. You are a spirit, and Jesus has made you righteous, as right with God as you will ever be. If we do not believe this is true, we trample on the blood of Jesus perfect sacrifice and grieve the Holy Spirit who testifies to believers of their righteousness in Christ, not our sin.
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:concerning sin, because they do not believe in me (convict’s unbelievers of sin of unbelief); concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer (spoken to disciples, convict’s believers of their righteousness not sin); concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. John 16: 7-11 ESV (emphasis mine)
Study: Holy Spirit Does Not Convict a Believer of Their Sins
Sin Consciousness Grieves the Holy Spirit,
Our righteousness has nothing to do with the failures or law keeping of our flesh as Satan wants us to believe. Once you believe correctly about God’s righteousness, you will be walking by the spirit and by default not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Walking by the spirit is walking in love, the only thing that fulfills all of God’s commands by default – Rom 13:8-10.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Rom 13:8-10 ESV
For years now you have been focused on what you think the problem is, sin. But sin has been fully dealt with by Jesus. All payment has been made and no further sacrifices are required. Now you need to change your focus away from your sins unto the permanent solution, Jesus perfect sacrifice. When Satan points out your failure, point him to the cross and tell him Jesus paid for that one too. He is my righteousness. The way to be transformed is to no longer be conscious of your sins, Hebrews 10:2, behold His glory instead, replacing your sin consciousness with being conscious or your righteousness in Christ.
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? Heb 10:2 ESV
Behold, focus solely on, Jesus finished work and know for certain it applied to you. Renew your mind with the Word of righteousness.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Rom 12:2 ESV
Study: Seek First His Righteousness
We Need Jesus for Righteousness, Not Happiness
Only Way to be Righteous,
You must decide to reject doubt about God’s promises. You must reject worry and fear.
Satan has used these for years to torment you, and this must stop now. Live one day at a time, one hour or minute if need be, and reject these things as Jesus tells us.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 ESV
Your initial step is to dive into studies on His righteousness and the New Covenant Jesus shed His blood for and be set free. As an Ambassador, all of your sins have been forgiven and you are living under grace and not under the law. Under grace, where there is no law, sin cannot be imputed.
for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Rom 5:13 ESV
For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. Rom 4:15 ESV
God is not counting our sins in the New Covenant.
For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Heb 8:12 ESV
that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:19 ESV
blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Rom 4:8 ESV
Once you are firmly established in His righteousness, you will be walking in the power of Gods peace. Jesus never allowed anyone to steal the power of His peace or to doubt His right standing with our Father even when the Pharisee's accused Him of sin. His peace will allow you to see opportunities you would miss seeking circumstantial peace. You will move at God’s pace and not rush around in fear. You have eternity, plenty of time to do everything you want to do, more than once if you desire. You will know that God takes care of His Ambassadors in all circumstances. You will sleep like a baby with a quiet mind.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7 ESV
And I will make peace your administrators And righteousness your overseers. Isa 60:17b NAS
Read the 37th Psalm for more assurance HERE.
Below are several studies to help the Christian Ambassador (all believers) walk in His righteousness that leads to joy and peace, to experience first hand the peace Jesus left us.
All studies fully supported by Scripture.
Jesus Specific Prayer for Your Life, Christian - Jesus prayed for us God's Ambassadors.
Literally Righteous in Christ,
Seek First His Righteousness,
I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST,
New Covenant Study Book of Hebrews
How to walk in his peace
Are You Praying for The Wrong Kind of Peace?
How to Walk in Jesus Peace No Matter What
Sin not imputed to believers.
Christian Ambassadors Have Diplomatic Immunity
A Christians Sins are NOT Counted Against Them,
Holy Spirit Does Not Convict a Believer of Their Sins
Can a Christian Lose their Salvation by Sinning? NO,
Sins Are NOT Counted Under Grace
I Am Holy, I Am Sanctified, I Am Perfected
God Said a Believer Can Never be Considered Unholy
Believers are Never Called Sinners in the New Testament
God SWORE I Will NOT be Angry With or Rebuke Believers,
Jesus Never Called a Believer a Hypocrite,
Sin Does Not Make a Christian a Hypocrite
What is the One Unforgivable Sin?
Many more New Covenant Studies HERE.