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
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El Sacrificio de Cristo

Gospel Tract #95

The Blood of Christ

John D. Clark, Sr.

"How much more shall the blood of Christ purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"

Heb 9:14

The life of the body is in the blood (Lev. 17:11). Where blood ceases to flow in the body, death is certain. So, because the life of the body of Christ is in the holy Spirit (Jn. 6:63; Rom. 8:10), the Spirit is referred to as the blood of Christ. Where the Spirit ceases to flow, spiritual death is certain.

The Law’s most dreadful punishment was reserved for the gravest offenses, including the drinking of any kind of blood (Lev. 17:10). However, in John 6, Jesus told a crowd of followers that unless they drank his blood, they had no hope of eternal life. This statement confused all who heard it, and as a result, “many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him” (Jn. 6:66). They did this despite Jesus’ attempt to explain that he was speaking of the Spirit. “The words I speak to you,” he told them, “they are spirit and they are life” (Jn. 6:63).

Hebrews 9:22 tells us, “without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.” So, it was necessary that Jesus die, that his natural blood be shed, so that his life - the spiritual blood that we must drink - could be given to us. After drinking of the Spirit, Peter preached his first sermon as a new creature in Christ, and said, “[God] has shed forth this, that you now see and hear!” (Acts 2:33). Just as surely as Jesus’ natural blood was poured out on Calvary, his spiritual blood was poured out on the day of Pentecost.

The true blood of Christ is still flowing and cleansing souls from sin. Jesus’ natural blood, precious as it was, never touched a soul. Jesus was one of us, in every way except for sin, and the blood that ran in his natural veins was natural blood. If Jesus’ natural blood washed sins away, then only those who lived at that time could have been cleansed from sin because we have no access to his physical blood. The Roman soldiers who crucified the Lord surely were spattered with Jesus’ natural blood during the crucifixion process, yet no one believes that those soldiers were sanctified by it. They probably went home and washed it off, and they should have. It did not make them new creatures; it made them dirty. For spiritual cleansing, they needed to be in the upper room on Pentecost morning, awaiting the arrival of the true blood of Christ from heaven. The blood that sprang from Jesus’ natural body never cleansed anyone from sin. Only the blood that flows from his glorified body can do that.

The Spirit and the Blood

  1. We are justified, sanctified, and washed from sin by the blood of Christ (Rom. 5:9; Heb. 10:29; Rev. 1:5). At the same time, we are justified, sanctified, and washed from sin by the Spirit of God (1Cor. 6:11). Obviously, we are not justified, sanctified, and washed from sin twice - once by the blood and later by the Spirit.
  2. Paul taught that the resurrection from the dead is accomplished by God’s Spirit (Rom. 1:4; 8:11), but in Hebrews 13:20, the resurrection is said to be by “the blood of the everlasting covenant.”
  3. We all know that anything washed in blood turns red; however, saints in Revelation 7:14 “washed their robes and made them WHITE in the blood of the Lamb.”
  4. By that same blood we are brought near to God (Eph. 2:13), but Paul himself restates it five verses later by saying, “by one Spirit we have access to the Father.”

As a result of ignorance of this truth concerning the blood of Christ, many believe that the blood of Christ washed their sins away before they received, or were baptized with, the holy Spirit. But sin cannot be washed away before one receives the Spirit, because the Spirit is the blood that washes sin away. Paul’s sins, for example, were washed away only when Paul received the Spirit (Acts 9:17-18; 22:12-16). He, like the disciples on the day of Pentecost, was forgiven, washed from sins, and justified with God, when he received the Spirit, the true blood of Christ.