“I have been treading the winepress alone; no one was there to help me.
In my anger I have trampled my enemies as if they were grapes. In my fury I have trampled my foes. Their blood has stained my clothes. For the time has come for me to avenge my people, to ransom them from their oppressors. 5 I was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So I myself stepped in to save them with my strong arm, and my wrath sustained me. 6 I crushed the nations in my anger and made them stagger and fall to the ground, spilling their blood upon the earth.”
Looking back throughout Israel’s history, we see that they’d experienced cycles of oppression laced with intermittent periods of freedom and peace. While God has committed Himself to provide and protect His Cherished Ones, He is yet Holy therefore His love for Justice does not diminish His hate for iniquity! While many struggle to reconcile the seemingly duplicity of God’s attributes, TRUTHBTOLD, God’s Holiness cannot overlook humanity’s sin and requires a satisfying sacrificial atonement! Unfortunately, this task would require substantially more than mere human capacity!
As our scripture text opens in Isaiah 63:1, the question is being asked, “Who is this coming from Edom, Israel’s enemy? God responding, as He triumphantly appears clothed in his garment stained with the blood of His subjugated adversaries annihilated in the fury of His Vengeance, identifies Himself as The Solo Warrior!
Having looked around and finding no one capable of helping Him to victoriously uphold His Righteousness, determined to bring about Salvation by His Own Arm, trampled out His Holy Indignation upon those who persisted in their rebellious disobedience and wicked oppression of His People, bringing the strength of His enemies to naught and prompting the Year of God’s Redemption!
Beloved, I count it not a stretch to report that we’re living in desperate times that for all intents and purposes, without Divine Intervention there is little evidence of things getting better. Yet for those who have placed their confidence in The Saving Grace of JESUS, our TRUST shall remain fixed On The ROCK and our HOPE resting assuredly well beyond this world!
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with ornaments.
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the LORD GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations! Isaiah 61:10-11
BELOVED, WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST, AND THERE’S NO REASON TO HOPE FOR HELP, TRUSTKNO, THAT’S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK TO THE ALL POWERFUL ONE GOD ALMIGHTY, THE SOLO WARRIOR, EL SHADDAI. FOR THE LORD, OUR GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!