“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 64, “Praise and Prayer,” V

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“Hosanna,” Israel Houghton

“Praise and Prayer,” V, Isaiah 64:6) But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteous acts are as filthy rags; and all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.  Philippians 3:9.  7) And there is none that calleth upon THY NAME, that stirreth up himself to take hold of THEE:  For THOU Hast Hid THY FACE From Us, And Hast Consumed Us, Because Of Our Iniquities.  8) But Now, O LORD, THOU Art Our Father; we are the clay, and THOU our PORTER (POTTER); and we all are The Work Of THY HAND.  Ephesians 2:10.  9) Be Not Wroth Very Sore, O LORD, Neither Remember Iniquity For Ever:  Behold, See, We Beseech THEE, We Are All THY People.  10) THY Holy Cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.  11) Our HOLY And Beautiful House, where our fathers Praised THEE, is burned up with fire:  and all our pleasant things are laid waste.  2 Kings 25:9.  12) Wilt THOU Refrain (Hold)  THYSELF For These Things, O LORD?  Wilt THOU Hold THY PEACE, And Afflict Us Very Sore?  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v6, Unclean means the people were unfit for GOD’S PRESENCE.  Filthy rags refers to garments stained during menstruation.  As a leaf signifies the people’s human weakness.  v7, There is no one who calls is a phrase calling attention to the people’s apathy (lack of interest).  Hidden:  GOD IS NEVER REALLY “IN HIDING,” But Does OBSCURE (COVERS) HIS PRESENCE because of sin (1:15).  v8, But now, O LORD:  These Words serve as a contrast to the preceding Section, The Confession Of Sin.  We are the clay:  For being clay in THE POTTER’S HANDS, see Romans 9:20, 21.  v9, Do not be furious claims GOD’S PROMISE  in 54:7, 8.  Nor remember Claims GOD’S PROMISE in 43:25.  Please Look (See) refers to GOD’S “Hiding” Of HIMSELF in v. 7.  v10, cities … Zion … Jerusalem:  The Prophetic Picture of the devastation of the land following the Babylonian invasion is used as a means of appeal to THE HEART OF GOD.  v11, Our fathers praised YOU suggests that the speakers are at least a generation removed from the fall of The Temple.  v12, Will YOU Restrain YOURSELF:  The people use the language of Love to Implore GOD To Act Again On Their Behalf.

Quest Study Bible – v6, “How could something so Righteous be so dirty?”  Isaiah says that the best and most Righteous things we do are distorted and overwhelmed by our sinful nature.  Good Deeds Alone Cannot Counteract Wickedness anymore than dry leaves can resist the wind.  THE BIBLE presents two contrasting views of humanity:  though human beings are made in The Image Of GOD, they are also Vile Sinners.  v8, “Father,”   A Picture Of GOD With Several Wonderful Implications:  GOD GIVES US LIFE, LOVES US, PROTECTS US AND PROVIDES FOR US.  The word Father Depicts The Special Relationship We Can Have With GOD (1 John 3:1).  It also offers us a Better Understanding Of HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, THE SON OF GOD (Matthew 3:16-17).  v8, “If THE POTTER Shapes The Clay, How Is The Clay Responsible?”  It is hard to blame the clay for the shape it is in.  And if this were the only picture we had of the relationship between GOD and people, it would be difficult to see how people could be held accountable for their condition.  But metaphors (a figure of speech used to refer to another thing) have limitations and cannot illustrate every side of a particular Truth.  THE BIBLE uses many analogies (similarities) to help us Understand GOD:  GOD THE POTTER SHOWS HIS SOVEREIGN CONTROL OF CREATION; GOD OUR FATHER (also in this Verse) suggests a Relationship where children can choose to be obedient or rebellious.  v10, 11, “Did This predict the destruction of Jerusalem and THE TEMPLE?”  Yes.  Isaiah’s vivid language has prompted some to thing parts of this Book were written and added later, after the fact.  They doubt Prophecy can be so Specific.  Others believe that this Book was the work of a single Prophet.  They see no problem with either Isaiah’s Precise Words or use of the past tense to describe the future.  The Hebrew “Prophetic Perfect Tense,’ translated as past tense, stresses the certainty of the coming events.  For more on this use of language see “What service had Jerusalem completed?”  (40:2) and “Why Did GOD Speak As Though Victory Had Already Come?”  (Joshua 6:2).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v6-12, The People Of GOD, In Affliction, Confess And Bewail Their Sins, Owning Themselves Unworthy Of HIS MERCY.  Sin is that Abominable thing which THE LORD HATES.  Our deeds, whatever thy may seem to be, if we think to merit by them at GOD’S HAND, are as (filthy) rags, and will not cover us, filthy rags, and will but defile us.  Even our few good works in which there is real excellence, as FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT, are so defective and defiled as done by us, that they need to be washed in THE FOUNTAIN (THE BLOOD SHED BY CHRIST ON THE CROSS) Open For Sin And Uncleanness.  It bodes ill when Prayer is kept back.  To Pray, Is By Faith To Take Hold Of THE PROMISES THE LORD HAS MADE OF HIS GOOD-WILL TO US, and (lay them (our sins) at THE CROSS);  To Take Hold Of HIM (CHRIST), Earnestly Begging HIM NOT TO LEAVE US; Or Soliciting HIS RETURN.  They brought their troubles upon themselves by their own folly.  Sinners are blasted (withered), and then carried away, by the wind of their own iniquity; it withers and then ruins them.  When thy made themselves as an unclean thing, no wonder that GOD LOATHED THEM.  Foolish and careless as we are, poor, and despised, yet still THOU ART OUR FATHER.  It is the Wrath of a FATHER we are under, WHO Will Be Reconciled; and the relief our case requires is only from HIM.  They refer themselves to GOD.  They do not say, “LORD rebuke us not,” for that may be necessary.  They state their lamentable condition.  See what ruin brings upon a people (or person); and an outward Profession of Holiness Will Be No Defense Against It.  GOD’S People presume not to tell HIM what HE Shall Say, but their Prayer is, Speak for the comfort and relief of the people.  How few call upon THE LORD WITH THEIR WHOLE HEARTS, or stir themselves to LAY HOLD UPON HIM!  GOD May Delay For A Time To Answer Our Prayers, BUT HE WILL, IN THE END, ANSWER THOSE WHO CALL ON HIS NAME AND HOPE IN HIS MERCY.   

“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 64, “Praise and Prayer,” IV

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“Hosanna,” Israel Houghton

“Praise and Prayer,” IV, Isaiah 64:1) O That THOU Would Rend The Heavens, That THOU Wouldest Come Down, That The Mountains Might Bow Down At THY Presence,  2) As when the melting Fire burneth, the Fire causeth the waters to boil, to make THY NAME Known To THINE Adversaries, that the nations may tremble at THY Presence.  3) When THOU Didst Terrible Things which we looked not for, THOU Camest Down, the mountains flowed down at THY Presence.  4) For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O GOD, Beside THEE, What HE Hath Prepared For him That Waiteth For HIM.  Psalm 31:19.  5) THOU Meetest him that Rejoiceth and Worketh Righteousness, those that Remember THEE In THY Ways Behold, THOU Art Wroth; for we have sinned:  in those is continuance (those who continue in sin), and we shall be saved.  Malachi 3:6.  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, 2, Oh that … YOU would come down:  This appeal for THE LORD to (come down) is based on HIS Appearances at Sinai.  The image of fire often Symbolizes GOD’S PRESENCE Especially In Judgment.  v3, Awesome Things:  THE APPEARANCE OF GOD IS FEARSOME (Exodus 19:16-21; Deuteronomy 10:21; 2 Samuel 7:23).  for which we did not look:  GOD’S Saving Acts Surpass Expectations (Ephesians 3:20).  v4, Paul cites this Verse with some changes in 1 Corinthians 2:9.  v5, YOU Meet him … who remembers YOU In YOUR Ways:  These words reinforce the idea of v. 4.  The word indeed provides a transition from the petition to the confession of sin.

Quest Study Bible – v1-3, “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD COMES DOWN?”  Who can say?  With GOD, There Is No Limit As To What Can Happen.  Isaiah wanted GOD To Demonstrate HIS GREAT POWER AND REVEAL HIS GLORY TO ALL NATIONS, Not Just To HIS OWN PEOPLE.  He wanted GOD Both to JUDGE The Evil Nations and to BLESS HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL.  When GOD COMES IN POWER TO DO AWESOME THINGS That We Did Not Expect (v. 3), THE WICKED AND THE RIGHTEOUS BOTH TREMBLE BEFORE HIM.  v4, “How can we wait for HIM?”   To Wait For GOD Means To TRUST HIM, To Be FAITHFUL To HIM And To Commit Oneself To HIM (see for example Psalm 37:3-7).  Waiting For GOD means, in particular, To Keep On TRUSTING Even When Things Are Going Badly—When You Have Not Yet Been Delivered From Your Troubles.  GOD DOES NOT ALWAYS INTERVENE IMMEDIATELY WHEN WE CALL ON HIM FOR HELP.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – 1-5, They Desire That GOD Would Manifest HIMSELF To Them And For Them, So That All May See IT.  This is applicable to THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, WHEN THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN.  They Plead What GOD Had Used To Do, AND HAD DECLARED HIS GRACIOUS PURPOSE TO DO, FOR HIS PEOPLE.  They need not fear being disappointed of IT, for IT IS SURE; or disappointed in IT, FOR IT IS SUFFICIENT.  The Happiness of HIS PEOPLE IS BOUND UP IN WHAT GOD HAS DESIGNED FOR THEM, AND IS PREPARING FOR THEM, AND PREPARING THEM FOR;  FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE OR WILL DO.  Can we Believe THIS, and then think anything Too Great To Expect From HIS TRUTH, POWER, AND LOVE?  It Is Spiritual And Cannot Be Comprehended By Human Understanding.  IT IS EVER READY (HIS TRUTH, POWER, AND LOVE).  See What Communion There Is Between A GRACIOUS (MERCIFUL AND COMPASSIONATE) GOD And A Gracious Soul.  We Must Make Conscience (Our Moral Conduct) Of Doing Our Duty In Every Thing THE LORD Our GOD Requires.  Thou Meetest HIM:  This Speaks HIS FREENESS AND FORWARDNESS IN DOING THEM GOOD.  Though GOD Has Been Angry With Us For Our Sins, And JUSTLY, Yet HIS Anger Has Soon Ended; But In HIS FAVOR IS LIFE, Which Goes On And Continues, AND ON THAT WE DEPEND FOR OUR SALVATION.  Amen.             

“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 63, “PRAISE AND PRAYER,” III

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“Jesus The Christ, The Messiah, The Anointed And Holy One”

“The Battle Is Not Yours,”  Yolanda Adams

“PRAISE AND PRAYER,” III, Isaiah 63:15) Look Down From Heaven,  And Behold From The Habitation Of THY HOLINESS AND OF THY GLORY:  Where Is THY ZEAL AND THY STRENGTH, THE SOUNDING OF THY BOWELS (STRONG PASSIONS) AND OF THY MERCIES TOWARD me?  Are THEY Restrained?  16) Doubtless THOU ART our FATHER, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledged us not:  THOU, O LORD, ART our FATHER, our REDEEMER, THY NAME IS FROM EVERLASTING.  Galatians 3:28.  17) O LORD, why hast THOU made us to err from THY WAYS, and hardened our hearts from THY FEAR?  Return For THY servants’ sake, the tribes of THINE INHERITANCE.  Psalm 119:10; Matthew 13:15.  18) The people of THY HOLINESS have possessed It (THY SANCTUARY) but a little while:  our adversaries have trodden down THY SANCTUARY.  Daniel 8:24.  19) We are THINE:  THOU NEVER barest rule over them (the heathens); they were not CALLED BY THY NAME.   

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary –  v15, HEAVEN REFERS TO GOD’S UNIVERSAL RULE OVER SPACE AND TIME (Psalm 11:4-6).  The pronoun me is a personified Israel (59:9-15).  v16, GOD Is their Father because HE CREATED THEM AS A NATION (Deuteronomy 32:6; Jeremiah 3:4, 19).  Abraham and Israel, the people’s human fathers (51:2), were limited in their knowledge by time and space, in contrast to THE LORD, the people’s FATHER AND REDEEMER FROM EVERLASTING (41:14).   v17, us:  Isaiah identifies himself with his people (59:9-15).  THE LORD confirming the people in their sin, hardened their hearts (6:10; Exodus 4:21; Psalm 95:8).   v18, 19, Called by YOUR NAME Signifies THE LORD OWNERSHIP OF THE PEOPLE (Deuteronomy 28:10; Jeremiah 14:9).   

Quest Study Bible – v17, “WHY WOULD GOD CAUSE PEOPLE TO STRAY FROM HIS WAYS?”  Some say that GOD Simply Allowed HIS People To Stray–HE Gave Them The Opportunity.  GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF SIN; HE DOES NOT CAUSE PEOPLE TO SIN.  Though the Hebrews did not always distinguish it so carefully, There Is A Vast Difference Between WHAT GOD ALLOWS TO HAPPEN, Which Can Include Sin, And WHAT GOD CAUSES TO HAPPEN.  For further discussion on this, see article:  “HOW CAN A HOLY GOD SEND AN EVIL SPIRIT?”  (Judges 9:23).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v15-19, They Beseech HIM To Look Down On The Abject Condition Of Their Once-Favored Nation.  Would It Not Be Glorious To HIS NAME To Remove The Veil From Their Hearts, To Return To The Tribes Of HIS INHERITANCE?  The Babylonish Captivity, And The After-Deliverance Of The Jews, Were Shadows Of The Events Here Foretold.  THE LORD LOOKS DOWN UPON US IN TENDERNESS AND MERCY.  SPIRITUAL JUDGMENTS ARE MORE TO BE DREADED THAN ANY OTHER CALAMITIES; And We Should Most Carefully Avoid Those Sins Which Justly PROVOKE THE LORD To Leave Them To Themselves And To Their Deceiver.  “OUR REDEEMER FROM EVERLASTING”  IS THY NAME; Thy People Have Always Looked Upon THE GOD TO WHOM THEY MIGHT APPEAL.  THE LORD WILL HEAR THE PRAYERS OF THOSE WHO BELONG TO HIM, AND DELIVER THEM FROM THOSE NOT CALLED BY HIS NAME.  Amen.   

“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 63, “PRAISE AND PRAYER,” cont’d

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“Let The Church Say Amen,”  Andre Crouch Featuring Marvin Winans

“PRAISE AND PRAYER,” cont’d, Isaiah 63:10) But they rebelled, and vexed HIS HOLY SPIRIT:  Therefore HE WAS TURNED TO BE THEIR ENEMY, AND HE FOUGHT AGAINST THEM.  11) THEN HE REMEMBERED THE DAYS OF OLD, Moses, and HIS People, saying, Where is HE that bought them up out of the sea, with the shepherd (Moses) of HIS flock?  where is HE THAT PUT HIS HOLY SPIRIT within him (Moses)?  12) That Led them by the right hand of Moses WITH HIS GLORIOUS ARM, DIVIDING THE WATER BEFORE THEM, TO MAKE HIMSELF AN EVERLASTING NAME?  13) THAT LED them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?   14) As a beast goeth down into the valley, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD Caused him (the people of Israel) to rest:  SO DIDST THOU LEAD THY PEOPLE, TO MAKE THYSELF A GLORIOUS NAME.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary –  v10, rebelled:  this verb means “to be contentious” (Numbers 20:10; Psalm 78:40; 106:33, 43).  The HOLY SPIRIT is referred to from time to time in the Hebrew Scriptures, and several times in the Book of Isaiah (11:2; 42:1).  v11, Days of old refers to the period of the Exodus and the Wilderness.  The sea is an allusion to the Red Sea (50:2; Exodus 14:21-29).  Shepherd, referring to Moses, is plural.  CHRIST IS THE GREATER SHEPHERD (John 10:11; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 5:4).  PUT HIS HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN THEM is an allusion to Numbers 11:17, 25.  v12, GLORIOUS ARM is an allusion to Exodus 15:6 (see also 41:13; 51:9).  Dividing The Water is a reference to Exodus 14:16, 21 (see Psalm 78:13).   v13, 14, The account of the Exodus and settlement of the land is concluded with two images.  The first is a horse moving sure-footedly across the sea bottom as through a wilderness; the second is a beast, meaning “a domesticated herd,” returning from grazing on mountainsides into the valley … to rest (Deuteronomy 12:9).

Quest Study Bible – v10, “How Can GOD Be Grieved (Vexed)?”  The BIBLE Often Speaks Of GOD’S PASSION AND DEEP EMOTIONS.  HE LOVES PEOPLE; HE HATES SIN.  HE SHOWS COMPASSION AND MERCY; HE GROWS ANGRY.  GOD’S EMOTIONS DEMONSTRATE HIS PERSONAL NATURE.  GOD IS NOT AN OMNIPOTENT MACHINE LOOKING DISPASSIONATELY ON THE WORLD.  HE LONGS TO BE INVOLVED IN OUR LIVES AND IS GRIEVED WHEN PEOPLE REJECT HIM.  THE PERSONAL SIDE OF GOD’S SPIRIT IS REVEALED MORE CLEARLY IN THIS PASSAGE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.  Also see “WHAT GRIEVES THE HOLY SPIRIT?” (Ephesians 4:30).   v12, 14, “WHY DID CARE ABOUT PUBLIC RELATIONS?”  When people want to gain … renown or make … a glorious name for themselves, they are usually driven by less than pure motives including pride, self-centeredness and lust for power.  BUT GOD’S MOTIVES ARE ENTIRELY PURE.  HE WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW THE TRUTH—THAT HE ALONE IS GOD, that other so-called gods are false.  ONLY WHEN PEOPLE KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD AND HONOR HIM AS GOD WILL THEY FIND THEIR DEEPEST NEEDS MET.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v7-14, The Latter Part Of This Chapter, and the whole of the next, seem to express the Payers of the Jews on their conversation.  They Acknowledge GOD’S GREAT MERCIES AND FAVORS TO THEIR NATION.  They Confess Their Wickedness And Hardness Of Heart; They Entreat HIS FORGIVENESS, And Deplore The Miserable Condition Under Which They Have So Long Suffered.  THE ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF THE FATHER BECAME THE ANGEL OR MESSENGER OF HIS LOVE; THUS HE REDEEMED AND BARE THEM WITH TENDERNESS.  Yet They Murdered, And Resisted HIS HOLY SPIRIT, Despising And Persecuting HIS HOLY PROPHETS, REJECTING AND CRUCIFYING THE PROMISED MESSIAH.  All Our Comforts And Hope Spring From THE LOVING-KINDNESS OF THE LORD, And All Our Miseries And Fears From Our Sins.  BUT HE IS THE SAVIOUR, And When Sinners SEEK AFTER HIM, WHO IN OTHER AGES GLORIFIED HIMSELF BY SAVING AND FEEDING HIS PURCHASED FLOCK, AND LEADING THEM SAFELY THROUGH DANGERS, AND HAS GIVEN HIS HOLY SPIRIT TO PROSPER THE LABORS OF HIS MINISTERS, There Is Good Ground To Hope That They Are Discovering THE WAY OF PEACE.  Amen.      

“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 63, “PRAISE AND PRAYER”

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“Hosanna,” Israel Houghton

“PRAISE AND PRAYER,” Isaiah 63:7) I Will Mention THE LOVINGKINDNESS OF THE LORD, AND THE PRAISES OF THE LORD, ACCORDING TO ALL THAT THE LORD HATH BESTOWED ON US, AND THE GREAT GOODNESS TOWARD THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, WHICH HE HATH BESTOWED ON THEM ACCORDING TO HIS MERCIES, AND ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF HIS LOVINGKINDNESSES. 8) FOR HE SAID, SURELY THEY ARE MY PEOPLE, CHILDREN THAT WILL NOT LIE:  SO HE WAS THEIR SAVIOUR.  9) In their affliction HE WAS AFFLICTED, AND THE ANGEL OF HIS PRESENCE SAVED THEM:  IN HIS LOVE AND IN HIS PITY HE REDEEMED THEM; AND HE BARE THEM, AND CARRIED THEM ALL THE DAYS OF OLD.  Acts 12:11;  Exodus 19:4.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v7, I will mention:  Isaiah publicly proclaims GOD’S SAVING MERCIES (Psalm 77:12; 89:1).  The plural words Lovingkindnesses and praises refer to THE LORD’S MANY ACTS OF LOVE AND LOYALTY TO HIS PEOPLE.  The word Lovingkindnesses is translated “sure mercies” in 55:3 (see also Psalm 89:1).  v8, In the Hebrew BIBLE, the term MY people is used in two ways:  (1) for those who were united nationally to GOD by blood and history through Abraham’s flesh (48:1; Exodus 3:7), and (2) for those who were united to HIM inwardly through Abraham’s Faith and Obedience (Leviticus 26:12; Deuteronomy 29;13).  v9, Their affliction probably refers to GOD”S SYMPATHY FOR HIS PEOPLE IN EGYPT (Exodus 2:25; 3:7), and at the time of the judges (Judges 10:16).  HE WAS AFFLICTED:  GOD SHARES THE HURT OF HIS PEOPLE  (Exodus 2:23-25).  BORE AND CARRIED are allusions to Exodus 19:4 (see Deuteronomy 1:31; 32:10-12).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v7-14, The Latter Part Of This Chapter, and the whole of the next, seem to express the Payers of the Jews on their conversation.  They Acknowledge GOD’S GREAT MERCIES AND FAVORS TO THEIR NATION.  They Confess Their Wickedness And Hardness Of Heart; They Entreat HIS FORGIVENESS, And Deplore The Miserable Condition Under Which They Have So Long Suffered.  THE ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF THE FATHER BECAME THE ANGEL OR MESSENGER OF HIS LOVE; THUS HE REDEEMED AND BARE THEM WITH TENDERNESS.  Yet They Murdered, And Resisted HIS HOLY SPIRIT, Despising And Persecuting HIS HOLY PROPHETS, REJECTING AND CRUCIFYING THE PROMISED MESSIAH.  All Our Comforts And Hope Spring From THE LOVING-KINDNESS OF THE LORD, And All Our Miseries And Fears From Our Sins.  BUT HE IS THE SAVIOUR, And When Sinners SEEK AFTER HIM, WHO IN OTHER AGES GLORIFIED HIMSELF BY SAVING AND FEEDING HIS PURCHASED FLOCK, AND LEADING THEM SAFELY THROUGH DANGERS, AND HAS GIVEN HIS HOLY SPIRIT TO PROSPER THE LABORS OF HIS MINISTERS, There Is Good Ground To Hope That They Are Discovering THE WAY OF PEACE.  Amen.      

“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 63, “GOD’S DAY OF VENGEANCE AND REDEMPTION”

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“I Just Can’t Stop Praising HIS NAME,”  Keith Pringle 

Atoned/Atonement – CHRIST SACRIFICED HIMSELF FOR OUR SINS

“GOD’S DAY OF VENGEANCE AND REDEMPTION,” Isaiah 63:1) WHO IS THIS THAT COMETH FROM EDOM, WITH DYED GARMENTS FROM BOZRAH?  THIS THAT IS GLORIOUS IN HIS APPAREL, TRAVELING IN THE GREATNESS OF HIS STRENGTH?  I THAT SPEAK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, MIGHTY TO SAVE.  2) Wherefore ART THOU RED IN THINE APPAREL, and THY GARMENTS like him that treadeth in the winefat?  Revelation 19:13.  3) I HAVE TRODDEN THE WINEPRESS ALONE; and of the people there was none with ME:  FOR I WILL TREAD THEM IN MINE ANGER, AND TRAMPLE THEM IN MY FURY; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon MY GARMENTS, AND I WILL STAIN ALL MY RAIMENT.  Lamentation 1:15.  4) FOR THE DAY OF VENGEANCE IS IN MY HEART, AND THE YEAR OF MY REDEEMED IS COME.  5) And I LOOKED and there was none to help; and I WONDERED that there was none to uphold:  THEREFORE MINE OWN ARM BROUGHT SALVATION UNTO ME; AND MY FURY, IT UPHELD ME.  John 16:32.  6) And I WILL TREAD DOWN THE PEOPLE IN MINE ANGER, AND MAKE THEM DRUNK IN MY FURY, AND I WILL BRING DOWN THEIR STRENGTH TO THE EARTH.  Revelation 16:6.   

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, The word COMES links this verse with 62:11.  Edom epitomized Israel’s enemies (Psalm 137:7; Lamentations 4:21, 22; Ezekiel 25:12; 35:1-15; Obadiah 13, 14); it was famous for its wine-making (see v. 3 for a reference to wine).  Note that the text does not say that GOD Vanquished (Defeat Thoroughly) Edom, but rather the “peoples” (vv. 3, 6).   GARMENTS:   See the warriors garments in 59:17.  Bozrah was the chief town of Edom (34:6; Jeremiah 49:13).  v2, The apparel will be red from bloodstains.  v3, I is Applied to CHRIST in Revelation 19:15.  The winepress represents the battle.  v4-6, Year Of MY Redeemed:  This   phrase alludes to the “law of redemption” of slaves and property (61:2; Leviticus 25).  

Quest Study Bible  – v1, “Edom … Bozrah,”  Bozrah which means fortress, was the capital city of Edom, to the south and east of Israel.   v1-6, “Who is talking to whom?”  Isaiah, as a Prophet, plays the role of watchman guarding the city of Jerusalem.  He asks in effect, “Who goes there?”  and discovers IT IS THE LORD, SPEAKING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, MIGHTY TO SAVE.  v2, “Winepress,”  A large vat or trough where several people could work together stomping out grapes to squeeze out the juice so it could be drained off and collected.  The process left their feet and clothing stained by the red grape juice.  v5, SCRIPTURE LINK This Verse is similar to 59:16 and the meaning of the two Verses is the same:  GOD RESCUES HIS PEOPLE HIMSELF BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE ELSE TO DO IT.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-6, The Prophet, In Vision, Beholds THE MESSIAH RETURNING IN TRIUMPH FROM THE CONQUEST OF HIS ENEMIES, of whom Edom was a type.  Travelling, Not As Wearied By The Combat, But, IN THE GREATNESS OF HIS STRENGTH, PREPARED TO OVERCOME EVERY OPPOSING POWER.  MESSIAH DECLARES THAT HE HAD BEEN TREADING THE WINE-PRESS OF THE WRATH OF GOD, Revelation 14:19; 19:13.  BY HIS OWN POWER, without any human help, HE HAD CRUSHED HIS OBSTINATE (STUBBORN, UNYIELDING) OPPOSERS, For The Day Of Vengeance Was Determined On, Being The Appointed Season For Rescuing HIS CHURCH.  Once, HE APPEARED ON EARTH IN APPARENT WEAKNESS, TO POUR OUT HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD AS AN ATONEMENT FOR OUR SINS; BUT IN DUE TIME HE WILL APPEAR IN THE GREATNESS OF HIS STRENGTH.  The Day Of Vengeance, Fixed And Determined On, Approaches;  Let Sinners Seek To Be Reconciled To Their RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, ERE (IN TIME) HE BRINGS DOWN THEIR STRENGTH TO THE EARTH.  DOES CHRIST SAY, “I COME QUICKLY?”  Let Your Hearts Reply, “Even So, Come; Let The Year Of The Redeemed Come.”