Isaiah 63 could easily be a script to a Hollywood movie. It looks At Israel from 3 perspectives; the Father that avenges His chosen’s enemies, a grateful child that recognizes and regrets their rebellion, and a humble recipient that begs for forgiveness for their wicked behavior. The title could be “Three Genres”.
In the first genre, the audience would see the rage of a Heavenly Father tired of seeing His chosen attacked and abused by all that are around them. In His mind, these are His precious treasures, and no one will help them. So, as any great Dad would–The Father interceded. It was not pretty, and the enemies were destroyed “Hollywood Style”. The Father wanted to make clear that while there are times when he has had to discipline them–no one can mess with His kids and not pay a price!
Act two is staged in a quiet forest, where a Lovely child tells the story of a Father’s patience and love for Children that chose to rebel. She sings the praises of the patience of a Father that would love despite the rebellion. One can hear the beautiful and humble grateful heart of this child of the King. She knows she did not deserve the effort, but also that Her Heavenly father would Have it no other way.
Then the final vignette. This vignette is in a chapel on a hill where a child who has given the Father a very difficult time realizes the err of their ways and repents and asks for the pardon the awful behavior. In that, the Father gladly scoops up the child and forgives the child without a second thought. It is a scene like the prodigal son with fine robes, fatted calves and celebration that lasts for days. All are reunited, redeemed, and restored and the family of God walks in peace and unity…
The closing credits display three verses–Romans 5:8, 2 Chronicles 7:14 and I John 1:9…
God Bless You
Who is this who comes from Edom,
from the city of Bozrah,
with his clothing stained red?
Who is this in royal robes,
marching in his great strength?
“It is I, the Lord, announcing your salvation!
It is I, the Lord, who has the power to save!”
2 Why are your clothes so red,
as if you have been treading out grapes?
3 “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.
4 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.”