4:27 27… “Rejoice, O barren, you who do not
bear! Break forth and shout, you who are not in labor…
Barrenness. What a painful and frustrating condition. Yet, in
Isaiah 54, God’s Word to those who are experiencing barrenness is to rejoice —
“Sing O barren”!
Why? Because in the previous chapter, it tells us that the
chastisement for our peace fell upon Jesus. (Isaiah 53:5) The word “peace” here
in Hebrew means completeness, soundness, health and prosperity. In other words,
all these benefits are yours today because Jesus has already been punished at
the cross for your peace. That is why you can start rejoicing.
So God wants you right now, in whatever area you are barren, to
start rejoicing as if the fruit or yield you want to see has already come. He
wants you to start thinking, speaking and acting as if the barrenness is no
If you are financially barren, start planning for what you would
do when your finances increase. I am not saying that you go out and spend
recklessly, but start making plans for wealth and increase. The time to do this
is when you are still in what your natural eyes see as a barren stage.
You may say, “Pastor Prince, you don’t understand, the banks are
God says, “Rejoice because you are prosperous in Christ.” In
Christ, you are already blessed with every spiritual blessing, including
prosperity. (Ephesians 1:3) “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His
poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)
If you are sick, start planning to do what you have not been able
to do. Don’t rejoice only when the healing manifests and the pain is no more.
Rejoice now in your healing because Jesus has already borne your diseases and
carried your pains, and by His stripes you have already been healed. (Isaiah
Whatever barren situation you are in, rejoice and tell God,
“Father, because of the sacrifice of Your Son, I am blessed with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in Christ. You have already given me everything. So
I am going to act like it is so and rejoice!”