“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.”

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