Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
In verse 7, Israel brings forth a male child, the Messiah, before the time of her birth-pangs, which would refer to the Great Tribulation. In verse 8, she brings forth sons after her time of travail. The first birth took place nearly two thousand years ago at Bethlehem and the second, is the spiritual rebirth of Israel, which will occur after the Tribulation. Nothing will hinder God from accomplishing this purpose.