And they sang a new song, saying: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” —Revelation 5:9-10
How sad to see the continued and increased Thanksgiving through Christmas marketing of material items in hopes of luring people to purchase so many things they don’t even need. What is your purchasing power and what do you want to purchase?
The Creator of all things is a powerful Purchaser and His eternal payment is forever settled. He does not purchase material things— He already owns everything (Psalm 24:1). As the Creator He has authority over all people, and yet He will only purchase those who want to be purchased— they will put their faith in Him. All people start off in the slave market of sin, but by His blood He purchases them out of that sinful kingdom darkness Satan manipulates (II Timothy 2;26) and sets them free to serve the Lord God Almighty. There will be blood bought bounty from every tribe, language, people and nation— people who long to serve God and be with Him forever!
These blood bought people will be made into a kingdom and priests to serve God (Revelation 1:6) and we who know Jesus will reign with Him on the earth one day (Revelation 20:1-4). How exciting is that!
Have you been purchase by the blood of the Lamb? If so, rejoice— the best is always before us. If not, I encourage you to repent from your sin (turn from your sin), call on the Lord Jesus for forgiveness of sin and He will give you new life (Ephesians chapter 2). Then seek to live faithfully for Him as He teaches you from His Word by His Spirit.
Dear Father, thank You for the promises and hopes You have given to us. Oh, that we would be faithful, joyful, peaceful, people with servants hearts and love for You and all people. May it be so in the power of the Holy Spirit and through the authority of Jesus.