Complete Gospel Tract Titles

Gospel Tract List
1. How I Received the Holy Ghost
2. Jesus Is Coming Again
3. You Must Be Born Again
4. Stir Up the Gift of God
5. The World's Most Dreaded Hour
6. What is Salvation?
7. Stand Still in Jordan
8. The Returned Father
9. Grieved Hearts
10. The Second Death
11. The Father and the Son
12. Suffering and the Saints
13. Cancer Conquered
14. The Church?
15. How Shall They Preach, Except They Be Sent?
16. Have You Received the Holy Ghost Since You Believed?
17. Patience
18. Alone With God
19. Tithes and Offerings
20. Prayer
21. The True Sabbath
22. The Besetting Sin
23. Saving Strength
24. What Will the Harvest Be?
25. Marriage and Divorce
26. Taking the Name of the Lord
27. Keys to the Kingdom
28. Works
29. Politics and Believers
30. Unequally Yoked in Marriage
31. Unequally Yoked in Worship
32. The Forgiven Woman
33. The New Earth
34. The Sin of Silence
35. Freedom
36. Gods of the Gentiles
37. Why Some Are Not Healed
38. The Seven Pillars
39. Life, More Abundantly
40. Fear
41. The Comforter’s Testimony
42. This is My Friend
43. Conversion
44. The Time Is Drawing Near?
45. Songs in the Night
46. The Master's Net
47. Trials are Opportunities
48. Receiving the Messenger
49. Seven Messages to the Seven Pastors
50. Keep Yourself Pure
51. Jezreel
52. The New Birth
53. Denying Jesus
54. Bruised Reeds
56. The Wise and the Foolish
57. Holiness
58. Is Jesus God?
59. Christ or Christianity
60. Have Faith In God
63. Four Kinds of Soil
64. Communion
66. Baptism
69. Crucified With Christ
70. Homosexuality and the Bible
71. The Kingdom of God
72. The Gospel of Christ
77. Sanctification
78. New Commandments
79. The Sacrifice of Christ
81. Speaking in Tongues
87. Antichrist
88. The Way of Grace
90. Relationships
93. Subdued
94. The Spirit of Christ
95. The Blood of Christ
96. Spirit of a Serpent, Spirit of a Dove
97. Gluttony
En español
El Nuevo Nacimiento
¿Cristo o Cristianismo?
¿Que Es Salvación?
El Sacrificio de Cristo

Gospel Tract #39

Life, More Abundantly

by George C. Clark, Sr.

"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
John 10:10

"And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. . . . He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, 'Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.' He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing."

John 9:1-7

Already, flashing across today's horizon, signs of the fulfillment of Joel's prophecy of a mighty, last-day revival are being recognized by those whose care it is to look after the sheep. These humble shepherds, casting wistful, watchful, eager glances toward the heavens, long for the age-ending restoration, are seeing "a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand," and they know, just as Elijah knew, that there is to be "a great rain."

In the centuries since the days of the apostles, thousands of God's children have fallen asleep without the privilege of seeing what we are about to see. These events will be made known to them only when the waves of time break on the shores of eternity. How we will rejoice together!

Many mock our expectation of a great visitation of God, but Jesus taught us to look for it. True doctrine always turns men's eyes to God and His power, not to men and their words. "And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God," Paul once wrote, "and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God" (1Cor. 2:1, 4, 5). Synthetic theology can never rouse the hearts of God's people. Only the power of God can do that. Living in the power of the Spirit of God is the "abundant life" that Jesus came to provide.

Without faith, it is impossible either to receive or transmit this power. Miracles do not even produce conviction in those who doubt. But if the issue of miracles is to be settled on the basis of human knowledge alone, skepticism will always be the answer. The power of God, that brings us abundant life has nothing to do with knowledge. That power connects with our wills and affections.

When one is driven to desperation and finds himself unable to escape his plight by himself, it is then he is prepared to look beyond himself for a miracle. And it is only right that a child of God should look for the miraculous when he sinks into the depths of misfortune. The Father encourages us to do so. "Call upon me in the day of trouble," says God, "I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me" (Ps. 50:15). If we can only gather to our hearts the faith to cry out for help, as the Israelites cried in their bondage in Egypt, God will deliver us as He has promised, just as He delivered them.

No sooner do we speak of the ministry of Jesus than we are compelled to think of healing - opening the eyes of the blind, causing the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak, the lame to walk. With his word, he cast out demons and healed every kind of ailment suffered by men. We shouldn't wonder at the masses following him. The masses always have, and always will, follow the power of God. We are told, "The common people heard him gladly" (Mk. 12:37), but Israel's religious leaders, moved by envy at the people's attraction to Jesus, cunningly turned many against Jesus with slanderous, false accusations.

Still, the same Lord who healed sick and suffering people throughout the promised land of old is challenging us today with this promise: "I am the Lord who heals you." It is true, we do not have access to the seamless robe of Jesus, the blessed cloths of Paul, the shadow of Peter, the oil of the first elders, the prayers of the early disciples, or the laying on of the apostles' hands; yet, we do have the Great Physician, the one who said, "I am the Lord; I change not." He is "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever." We are still living in Jesus' day because he is alive! How wonderful is the realization of this truth! What irrepressible joy it brings to be able to say with the sweet psalmist of Israel, "O Lord my God, I cried unto you, and you have healed me" (Ps. 30:2).

Reader, have you ever been healed by the power of God? To feel God's healing power penetrating our bodies is an experience of unspeakable delight. Some seem to think that divine healing is some sort of magic. But, praise God, we who have been healed know better. We know that faith in God will deliver not only from sin but from sickness as well, for faith has complete mastery over every sin and disease known to man. The key to your healing, my friend, is your believing. If you have faith, you can be healed right now. You don't have to finish reading this tract. Raise your hands and believe, and God will heal and make you whole this very moment. Yes, he will deliver you from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet.

Many people didn't hear Jesus teach and see the miracles he performed during his stay here on earth, for instead of going to see for themselves, they stayed home and listened to the critics who said, "This fellow does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, the chief of demons." Over the years, I have been deeply impressed at the enormous number who stay away from healing services but are always ready to listen to critics of them. We do not - in fact, cannot - place undue emphasis in divine healing, for our Lord showed when he was on earth that he was greatly concerned about the health of his people. How sad it is that so many of his people have so little faith in him for healing! We read that after the Lord ascended, his disciples went forth teaching everywhere, with miraculous signs following.

Jesus had told them to teach others "whatsoever I have commanded you." But what had he commanded them? Among other things, he had commanded them to "heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons." Not only had he commanded them to do these things but he had demonstrated for them what he wanted them to do, as in this instance (Mk. 1:40-42): "And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, 'If you will, you can make me clean.' And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand and touched him, and said to him, 'I will. Be clean.' And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed."

Many miracles were performed by the disciples after Jesus' departure, and they were astonishing, as anyone can see for himself who will read the Bible. Their miracles equaled those performed by Jesus, just as he said they would (Jn. 14:12). But God's point in having those wonderful stories of healing recorded is to show us that the true gospel of Christ brings both holiness and healing to man.

There is no limit to the power of God, and if you are a child of God, it is your right to live in that Abundant Life! Go up and possess it! Do not allow your faith to waver, and it will be crowned with the grace of God. Our Father's power not only will heal but will also keep us healthy, as well as free from sin. We can be perfect in our generations, just as Noah was in his (Gen. 6:9).

Now, if you are ready for your healing, read this prayerfully: "He himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses" (Mt. 8:17). Yes, friend, you do not have to bear your sicknesses, for Jesus bore them for you. You can be healed right now, and you can keep your healing, too! Do not doubt! Only believe! Believing is faith, and faith is believing God's word - and He said you can be healed!

I know we have those who say the foregoing Scripture refers to the healing of the soul and not of the body. But notice how Matthew used that verse (8:16-17): "When evening was come, they brought to him many that were possessed with demons, and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, He himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses." Is it not clear that the works of Jesus here in Matthew 8 fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy? It was Isaiah who also said (53:5), "He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed." We believe in the efficacy of Christ's suffering on the cross, so why not believe in the efficacy of his suffering at the whipping post, where he received the cruel stripes from the Roman whip that heals us.

May God help us to overcome this doubting and cursed world and to put all our trust and hope in the one who inspired John, the beloved disciple, to write these encouraging words: "Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers." Amen!