Christ sheweth who he is,
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that commeth from Edom, with red garments from Bozrah? hee is glorious in his apparel and walketh in his great strength: I speake in righteousnesse, and am mightie to saue.
what his victory over his enemies,
Isaiah 63:2 Wherefore is thine apparel red, and thy garments like him that treadeth in ye wine presse? Isaiah 63:3 I haue troden the wine presse alone, and of all people there was none with mee: for I will treade them in mine anger, and tread them vnder foote in my wrath, and their blood shalbe sprinkled vpon my garments, and I will staine all my raiment. Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the yeere of my redeemed is come. Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to helpe, and I wondered that there was none to vpholde: therefore mine owne arme helped me, and my wrath it selfe sustained me. Isaiah 63:6 Therefore I wil tread downe the people in my wrath, and make them drunken in mine indignation, and wil bring downe their strength to the earth.
and what his mercy toward his Church.
Isaiah 63:7 I wil remember the mercies of the Lord and the prayses of the Lorde according vnto all that the Lord hath giuen vs, and for the great goodnesse toward the house of Israel, which hee hath giuen them according to his tender loue, and according to his great mercies. Isaiah 63:8 For he saide, Surely they are my people, children that wil not lie: so he was their Sauiour. Isaiah 63:9 In all their troubles he was troubled, and the Angel of his presence saued them: in his loue and in his mercie he redeemed them, and he bare them and caried them alwayes continually.
In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy.
Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore was hee turned to be their enemie and he fought against them. Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembred the olde time of Moses and his people, saying, Where is hee that brought them vp out of the Sea with the shepheard of his sheepe? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him? Isaiah 63:12 He led them by the right hand of Moses with his owne glorious arme, deuiding the water before them, to make himselfe an euerlasting Name. Isaiah 63:13 Hee led them through the deepe, as an horse in the wildernesse, that they should not stumble, Isaiah 63:14 As the beast goeth downe into the valley, the Spirite of the Lorde gaue them rest: so diddest thou leade thy people, to make thy selfe a glorious Name.
The Church in their prayer,
Isaiah 63:15 Looke downe from heauen, and beholde from the dwelling place of thine holines, and of thy glory. Where is thy zeale and thy strength, the multitude of thy mercies, and of thy compassions? they are restrained from me. Isaiah 63:16 Doutles thou art our Father: though Abraham be ignorant of vs, and Israel knowe vs not, yet thou, O Lord, art our Father, and our redeemer: thy Name is for euer.
and complaint, profess their faith.
Isaiah 63:17 O Lorde, why hast thou made vs to erre from thy wayes? and hardened our heart from thy feare? Returne for thy seruants sake, and for the tribes of thine inheritance. Isaiah 63:18 The people of thine holinesse haue possessed it, but a litle while: for our aduersaries haue troden downe thy Sanctuarie. Isaiah 63:19 We haue bene as they, ouer whome thou neuer barest rule, and vpon whom thy Name was not called.