So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,[c] so that we could be made right with God through Christ. ~ II Corinthians 5:20-21
Ambassador. An ambassador is a person who is sent by a country, government, kingdom to represent the cause of said country, government or kingdom. This person is commissioned to stand for and speak, not his or her on thoughts or opinions, but those of the one who sent him.
Those of us who have accepted the free gift of salvation, given only through the atoning sacrifice of Yeshua Jesus have taken up the mantel of Ambassadors for Christ.
But what is it that Yeshua Jesus, the God of all Creation, has commissioned us as His ambassadors to say to the world? “Come back to God.”
II Corinthians 5:14-21 outlines the transformation that we have from being wicked to righteous of no work of our own but through the great exchange of Christ taking our place and our punishment and transforming unto all who believe, His glory and His righteousness.
The beauty of this is not the He forces ANYONE to come but HE APPEALS that all should come to Him and accept His love and atonement.
To appeal is to make an urgent yet serious request. The God of all Creation forces no one into His love, but HE requests that all will come to His love and enter His rest.
II Peter 3:9 “ The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”