They Sang A New Song: From Promise to Fulfillment

Revelation 5:1-10

God promised us a new beginning that comes with a new song, which replaces our old song about our health, marriages, businesses, finances, studies, ministries, and church. God does not want His promises to remain mere words and dreams, He wants them to become a reality in our lives. In Rev. 15:3, they sang the song of Moses and of the Lamb. God fulfilled His promise to deliver Israel from Egypt (Gen.15:13-14) and to fight against the Egyptians (Ex. 14:13-14). As a result, they sang the song of Moses (Ex.15:1-18). God wants us to move from “they will sing a new song” to “they sang a new song,” and today we will remember some principles that will help us move into that fulfillment.
1. Remember that you are a child of God (Rev.5:9). Jesus has redeemed us by His blood and made all who believe in Him children of God (Jn.1:12). As God’s children, we inherit His great and precious promises (2Peter 1:3-4).
2. Remember God answers prayer (Rev. 5:8). The incense in the golden bowls was the prayers of the saints. In order to move to fulfillment, we need to pray for God to fulfill His promises in our lives. Just as our earthly fathers fight hard to fulfill their promises to their children, so does our heavenly Father, without any limitation, fulfill His promises to us when we ask Him (Mt.7:11). When Israel cried to God in their bondage, God heard their cry. He remembered that they were His covenant children through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and He sent Moses to deliver them (Ex.2:23-24, 3:7-10).
3. Jesus has already prevailed (Rev. 5:5). When no one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth could save us, God sent His Son Jesus to be our sacrificial Lamb. On the cross He declared “it is finished” (John 19:30). By His stripes we were healed, by hanging on the cross he took away our curse, by shedding His blood He washed away our sins, by fighting, disarming and conquering the devil He gave us victory over the powers, principalities, and demons that are behind our pain, shame, and suffering. All the promises of God for us were fulfilled in Jesus (2Cor.1:20). Through Christ, God has already given us a new song. The song of the Lamb celebrates what Christ has done for us, and guarantees that there is no promise that God cannot fulfill in our lives.
Trusting that we are God’s children, we need to cry to Him in prayer by faith in His promises, and believe that Jesus has already fulfilled our requests. Then we receive the answer to our petitions (1Jn.5:14-15). May we all receive the new song of praise and rejoicing that God in His faithfulness has given to us (Isaiah 40:3). We shall declare that indeed the Lamb who has redeemed us and fulfilled God’s promises in us is worthy to receive our praise, adoration, thanksgiving, honor and peace glory. He’s worthy of our dedication and commitment to give Him our best. Shalom!