Lou Martyn, commenting on 1:11-12 and elucidating Paul’s “bifocal” vision in Galatians:
This certain hope, grounded in God’s invasive action in the advent of Christ, is the apocalyptic good news Paul calls “the gospel.” But its being apocalyptic is underlined by the fact that it is not visible, demonstrable, or provable in the categories and with the means of perception native to “everyday” existence, native, that is to say, to existence determined solely by the present evil age. The inbreak of the new creation is itself revelation, apocalypse. The dawn of this new creation, causing the death of the old enslaving cosmos, brings about an epistemological crisis. One who knows himself to be grasped by it cannot continue to perceive and to know in the old way. On the contrary, he now sees bifocally; he sees, that is to say, both the evil age and the new creation simultaneously. This bifocal, simultaneous vision is distinctly unbalanced, however, in that, just as God’s power is “much more” than the power of Sin, so God causes the apocalyptic seer to see the powers of the new creation “much more” than he sees those of the Old Age (Rom 5:12-21). It is this bifocal vision that enables Paul to make confident statements about the future of the Galatian churches (5:10) (p. 104).