Question Twenty-Three

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? In Matthew 12:20 What is the bible talking about in this verse?

“A Bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, tell he send forth judgement unto victory”.

Answer: This whole verse is talking about the future judgement of ALL unsaved people. Here is a simple outline to help to understand its meaning.

1. A bruised reed shall he not break – Bruised in sin= UNSAVED, Shall he not Break= Judge them at this time (that will be done at the Great White Throne Judgement – Revelation 20:11,12

2. Smoking Flax- Those who are in opposition to Christ.(Jesus is keeping a record of every action, thought, motive, and word)- Revelation 20:14

3. Victory – Resurrection(when they brought out of torment(hell) to stand before Christ as their Judge to receive their degree of punishment in hell- Revelation 20:13

Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell & the lake of fire); but the GIFT of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23