“As Isaiah said, “Rejoice, O childless woman, you who have never given birth! Break into a joyful shout, you who have never been in labor! For the desolate woman now has more children than the woman who lives with her husband!”” (Gal. 4:27)
In this passage of the Book of Galatians Paul is quoting Isaiah chapter fifty-four verse one. The intent was to let the Gentile Christians of Galatia know that this Prophetic Word was about them and all other Gentile Christians – Children of Promise! He was not only speaking to them but through them even to us! The promise to the faithful during times of great difficulty was and is that times of rejoicing would soon follow.
Whatever your condition is, it is about to reverse itself for the better. That cannot be overstated. While teaching and admonishing that you cannot be justified by the works of the law, Paul reminds them that they are the Children of Promise! We are as well!!
Having been justified by faith, the Galatians had received the gift of salvation as well as the Holy Ghost – the Spirit of Adoption (Rom. 8:15), entered into the New Covenant, experienced the Promises and Blessings of Abraham, operated in the gifts, experienced miracles among them, and were enjoying the goodness of God, when all of a sudden someone convinced them that they needed to keep the law in order to be justified and acceptable to God.
You can see why Paul said, “who hath bewitched you (Gal. 3:1)?” The power of God was clearly evident in their midst. The Promise is “Great (abundant in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) shall be the Peace (the Shalome: nothing missing, nothing broken, nothing lacking) of your children – again this is for us (Isa. 54:13)!! The covenant of Peace, wellbeing, prosperity, safety, health and happiness is for us to enjoy.
“And you, dear brothers and sisters, are children of the promise, just like Isaac.” (Gal. 4:28)