“You were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:9–10). That’s what he bought. What he buys, he has. Nobody can keep his purchase from him. He bought a people from all the peoples. “I have many in this city who are my people” — go find them (Acts 18:10). And now he is gathering them through the worldwide preaching of the gospel.
“What Jesus bought, he has. Nobody can keep his people from him.”
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I have other sheep” — I have other sheep in all the people groups of the world — “I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”
Jesus is sovereign. He gets his work done. He said so. That’s John 10:16, 27.
What an authority he has. “I call my people. They know my voice. I bring them. They follow me. There will be a flock. Don’t worry about it. We will get this done.”
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