Trust brings peace, forgiveness and joy
I woke up with these words one morning.
One thing always leads to another, so my first search was on the word trust.
Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Mat 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
Mat 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
I believe he is telling us why the Gentiles trust in Jesus.
Judgment – towards the gentiles and unto victory
No strife, crying, or calling out in the streets
What is judgment that leads to trust and victory?
What do we see in the church and individually today that is opposite from what Jesus did?
What needs to change?
Why do people always think of something to fear when judgment is mentioned?
Judgment is not always connected to the grave or to what traditionalist believe as hell.
(Subjectively or objectively, for or against); by extension a tribunal; by implication justice (specifically divine law): – accusation, condemnation, damnation, judgment.
Verses 18 and 20 both use the same number.
What is divine law, or justice?
In a recent dream God showed me how judgment worked in showing me areas of weakness. Those areas of weakness were fear related. In 1st John 4:18 it says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” KJV. When we take this scripture to its roots we find that torment is something that dwarfs or prevents growth, like pruning in a wrong way.
The first root word for torment is:
From G2849; penal infliction: – punishment, torment.
Since it is from G2849 we will go there too.
From κόλος kolos (dwarf); properly to curtail, that is, (figuratively) to chastise (or reserve for infliction): – punish.
From these definitions we can define torment not as a hellish term, but rather one of curtailing or dwarfing one’s spiritual growth. Judgement deals with the fear that causes us to have hindered growth. Judgment becomes a good thing that helps us, similar to a parent’s chastisement of their child during training. Judgment helps to correct our understanding bringing us into a right relationship with God.
Therefore, divine justice or law would be a Godly form of justice that deals with anything that hinders us from becoming what God has destined for us to become, which are his sons and daughters put on this earth to manifest his glory.
As a result of God’s judgment or divine justice, we come into that place of trust. We trust God to show us what is right and to clarify our understanding of what his will is and what our life should be. When we can trust God, then we shall have peace in our hearts that leads to joy manifesting on our faces and in our bodies.
The manifestation of joy is the ultimate expression of victory within our lives.
I will leave the other questions up to you to ponder on.
Be blessed in receiving your judgment, knowing that judgment leads to trust and victory, peace and joy within your hearts.