Our text says, “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” Galatians 4:4 – KJV
We want to thank God who made you and me the beneficiaries of the fullness of time. Glory be to His name. In order to understand what Apostle Paul was talking about in this verse, we must take into account the context, i.e. the scripture around verse 4 (before and after). Let’s begin from Gal. 3:26 which affirms that we are children and heirs.
In this article we will dwell on the fact that we are God’s children, hence heirs (Gal. 3:26-29); then look at our present conditions (Gal. 4:1-3), and conclude by looking at the fullness of time (Gal. 4:4-7).
First, the Bible says we are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus, that is we have been united with Christ – Gal. 3:26. This is the greatest news on earth to know that we are children of God who are free from the burden and curse of the Mosaic law.
The Bible says we have been adopted and so given the power to become the children of God once we accept and believe in His name of Jesus Christ – John 1:24.
Since Christ is the Son of God, then all of us who believe in Christ are also children of God. As a child it means you have the characteristics of your father, God.
As God’s children:
- We are overcomers because the Christ in us is greater than he (the devil) that is in the world – 1 John 4:4
- We have authority to trample over serpents and nothing shall harm us – Lk. 10:19
- We have everything and become co-inheritors with Jesus Christ – Rom. 8:17
- No one can claim superiority over us (Gal. 3:28)
- Sons are able to call God their father – Gal. 4:6
- We have the hope to see Jesus and be like Him when He comes to take us home – 1 John 3:2
Now let’s examine our present condition as shown in Gal. 4:1-3. Yes it is true that we are children but we face the unfortunate fact that many children live as slaves today (vs. 3).
When a Christian does not know his position in Christ:
- He lives in abject poverty as a subject under the cruelty of the world, even though his father is wealthy and created him to have dominion over his surroundings – Prodigal son (Luke 15:11-16).
- He lives in the state of spiritual immaturity – where he really does not know his left from right and still lives in the old ways of the gentiles – 1 Peter 4:3
- He lives under the slavery of sin, as if their sins have not been paid for – 2 Pet. 2:22
- His life is like that of prince walking like a slave on the earth – Eccl. 10:7
- Slaves live in fear but children do not – Rom. 8:15
- At this realm there is lack in spiritual strength and understanding; ministry becomes difficult; prayer becomes difficult; doing God’s will becomes burdensome.
What is the way out? Repentance is the way out. You must repent as the prodigal son did and you will be restored back into your position as a heir.
I pray that God will release you from bondage as He did Peter in Acts 12. I pray in the name of Jesus that we shall come out of the bondage of slavery of all sort, either spiritually, emotionally, financially and in every realm of life.
Now we are able to speak of and understand our main theme (the fullness of time). To God be the glory, the fullness of time has come – Gal. 4:4-7
This fullness of time came when Jesus Christ came into the world to save us from sins which held us captive.
When the prodigal son came back to his senses, his own fullness of time had come – Lk. 15:17-24. Beginning today, God is putting you back in your position in Jesus name. He said He will restore to you all the years that locusts (evil experiences of life) have eaten from you – Joel 2:25-32
Fullness of time came in order to redeem one from backwardness, stagnation, insecurity, etc. – Gal. 4:5
The fullness of time has come;
- you should now begin to rule as king – Rev. 5-6
- you can now live as a chosen person – 1 peter 2:9
- you who used to live as a nobody can now become the man and woman of God – Rom 9:26
To God be the glory.