The Final Harvest

God’s Way of Salvation! (John 3:16)

John 3:16 is without a doubt the best-known Bible passage. It has brought comfort and hope to millions—perhaps billions—of people, and contains an important message for you today. At its core, this verse tells us about salvation: the means by which God rescues the perishing and gives everlasting life to all who believe its message.

FOR GOD

The message of salvation begins with God. You and I might be tempted to look at ourselves and say, “What have I done?” or “What can I do?” But God wants to draw our attention to what He has done for us.

SO LOVED

What could move an all-powerful God to take an interest in what happens to you and me? Here we discover a wonderful thing about God—He loves us! Even though we have rebelled against our Creator, His love has provided the way of salvation. 

THE WORLD

God’s love extends to everyone. No one is too young or too old, too rich or too poor, too exceptional or too ordinary to receive His love. It reaches around the globe to find you, right where you are.

THAT HE GAVE

Giving gifts is a natural expression of love. While our giving is always limited by our resources, God is able to give us blessings of infinite and never-ending value.

HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

Here we find the first of two gifts mentioned in this verse: Jesus! The eternal Son of God came to earth and was born as a baby. He was given the name Jesus, which means “the Lord is salvation.” His miraculous arrival fulfilled many ancient prophecies, one of which says “unto us a Son is given” who will be called “Mighty God” and bring forth a kingdom characterized by justice and righteousness (Isaiah 9:6-7).

To enter God’s holy kingdom we must be perfectly righteous. And that’s a problem, because God knows our sinful hearts and has declared that “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). God’s holiness demands that a price be paid for sin. This is why God gave His Son to pay the price on our behalf. When Jesus laid down His life on the cross, bearing God’s punishment for our sin, He opened the way for us to be made righteous. He then rose from the dead on the third day, proving that God was pleased with His sacrifice.

THAT WHOSOEVER

God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ is offered to everyone. Regardless of who we are or what we have done, Jesus has promised to receive us: “him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

BELIEVETH IN HIM

“Believeth” means two things here. First, we must believe what the Bible says about Jesus. This means acknowledging who He is and what He has done (Hebrews 11:6). But it’s deeper than just accepting facts about Him; the belief spoken of here also implies “total trust.” To receive salvation, we must lay aside any thoughts of our own worthiness and come to Him just as we are. When we rest our souls completely on His grace, trusting Him alone for salvation, our sins are washed away and we are clothed in His righteousness. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” (Titus 3:5). “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

SHOULD NOT PERISH

The Bible says we are born in sin, and if we reject God’s forgiveness we will also die in sin, separated from God forever. “He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). I trust you will turn to God so you do not perish!

BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE

“Everlasting life” is the second great gift of God mentioned in John 3:16, and includes more than you might realize. Not only does God bless those who trust in Jesus with never-ending joys in His presence for all eternity, He also fills their earthly lives with many wonderful blessings:

  • He forgives their sins and makes them brand new in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • He adopts them as His children and promises them an inheritance in His kingdom (Romans 8:15; 1 Peter 1:3-4)
  • He sends His Spirit to dwell in them, giving them the ability to live a life that is pleasing to Him (Acts 2:38; Galatians 5:16)
  • He promises to be with them through every difficulty of life, never leaving them and never letting them go (Romans 8:28; John 10:27-28)

How can you have everlasting life? When you receive God’s Son, you receive everlasting life. It’s as simple as that. You can’t have one without the other: “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:12). “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).

Will you receive Him today? Carefully read and think about the Scripture verses quoted above. Then talk to God in your own words, confessing to Him that you are a sinner in need of salvation. Thank Him for sending Jesus to take the punishment your sins deserve. Put your total trust in what He has done for you. Ask Him to save you, and He will!

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below!

God's Way Of Salvation (John 3:16)

The Passport to Heaven

Dreaming of an international vacation? Without obtaining a passport you cannot travel to many foreign destinations. Anyone who wants to be in Heaven some day must also plan ahead.

PREPARED FOR HEAVEN?

No one can enter Heaven—God’s holy and eternal dwelling place—unless they are prepared. Because God is holy and hates all sin, He cannot accept anyone into Heaven who is defiled by sin. Each of us should carefully evaluate ourselves against God’s requirement for entering Heaven.

God’s commandments paint a picture of what He requires. These commandments include things like not lying, not stealing, not being jealous, and not using God’s name as a swear word. When we look at these commandments and honestly evaluate ourselves, we must admit we have failed to perfectly meet God’s righteous standard. Each one of us is guilty before God. His word, the Bible, makes it clear that every single person is a sinner: “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). None of us have the sinless requirement needed to enter Heaven.

PAYING THE PRICE

Many people are convinced they can earn a place in Heaven by doing good things like going to church, reading the Bible, praying, and helping others. The problem is that none of our good works can erase the guilt of our sin. God’s word teaches that “whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10). Just one sin is enough to make us guilty.

If you want to be prepared for Heaven, you need to have your sins forgiven. Because God loves us, He has—at great expense—provided the way. Our salvation was paid for through the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross. God sent Him to die in our place, receiving the punishment for our sin. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

DO YOU WANT A PASSPORT TO HEAVEN?

First, you must recognize that your sinfulness makes you unfit for Heaven. Next, you need to realize that you cannot earn God’s forgiveness. Finally, you have to depend fully upon Jesus’ sacrifice as payment for your sins.

You will receive your passport to Heaven when you place your trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). Salvation is a gift. “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Accept the free gift of salvation God offers you through His Son. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31). You can ask God to give you this salvation right now. All who turn to Him in sincere faith will be saved!


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below.

Passport To Heaven

A Sacrifice for Freedom

America would not be known as “the land of the free and the home of the brave” without the men and women of our military who have made immeasurable sacrifices for our country.

For generations, members of the armed forces have selflessly sacrificed their time and health, while families have watched their loved ones leave without knowing if and when they would return home. Why would so many people make such significant sacrifices? These brave men and women have sought to secure freedom for the American people, fighting against those who wish to restrict our rights or do us harm.

John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” The greatest act of love a person can display is to lay down their life for someone else. The heroes who have put their lives at risk for our freedoms have expressed great love toward their fellow citizens. A simple “thank you” seems insufficient to convey the depth of our gratitude for those who protect our country and way of life.

While the freedoms we enjoy in America are valuable and worth defending, we can only enjoy them in this life—none of them extend after death. What does our Creator say about finding life, liberty, and happiness for eternity?

“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” Romans 3:23, John 8:34

No one perfectly meets God’s standard; all are defiled by sin. God’s word and our own experience testify that everyone is a sinner, living under the power of sin.

“God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” Psalm 7:11

God is righteous, so He must judge sin. Because we have all sinned, we are all destined to face His judgment. But there is hope! The Son of God, Jesus Christ, came to earth as a man and made the greatest sacrifice for our spiritual freedom when He laid down His life.

God “made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, died on the cross, and rose from the grave three days later. On the cross He satisfied the judgment of God, paying the penalty for our sin. Anyone who places their faith in Him is saved.

“If the Son [Jesus] therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

None of us can free ourselves from the effects or the punishment of sin. But all who trust in Jesus Christ’s loving sacrifice find ultimate freedom! God forgives their sins and prepares a home for them in Heaven. 

“Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14

Because their sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus, Christians no longer fear Judgment Day. But that’s not all: followers of Jesus are set free from the power of sin in their lives by God’s amazing grace. They can use the power of God’s word and His Holy Spirit to gain victory over sin and live a life that is pleasing to God.

As we recognize the sacrifices of those who have served the cause of freedom, let’s make sure we don’t miss out on the greatest freedom of all. If you are under the power of sin, call out to God today. Put your trust in Jesus Christ, who died for you and rose again. He will break the chains of bondage and bring you freedom!

“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below.

A Sacrifice For Freedom

Why Can’t I Be Happy?


The world is filled with so many unhappy people. Why? Has society let them down? Is happiness an impossible goal? Has God failed them?

There’s no question that society has failed to meet our needs—it hasn’t even given us believable answers to why we are here and how to fulfil the true purpose of our existence. After all, they try to tell us in school that there is no God and that we evolved from some “primordial soup.” I knew better and so do you.

When I was young, I longed to be truly loved and accepted. So I searched for this from religion, family, friends, and classmates. I was soon disappointed, so next I compromised my values and conscience by joining in with all the juicers, drug users, and the immoral for acceptance. I found out that I had friends as long as I was providing the booze and laughs, though all the while I was slowly destroying my mind and body.

Lots of people wanted me to walk the “straight and narrow” but many of them were so hypocritical that I didn’t trust them. Running after riches, success, immoral sex, fame, and rock and roll kept me busy, but left me unsatisfied. They just acted like a temporary anesthesia for the deep pain that lingered in my empty, longing soul. Pleasure did not bring contentment.

Yes, I tried almost everything a young person could try, and came up empty and lonely. I turned to a hypnotist for mind control to escape reality by pretending that everything was ok. It did not work; my conscience was still saying that something was not right. Then I wanted drugs and alcohol to medicate myself to forget the pain of being lonely, and the shame and guilt of my sins. I was really bad in relationships and longed for true intimacy, but found that being real was too painful for me. False intimacies were so much easier and less painful, but also never satisfied.

Dear reader, does any of this ring a bell? If so, let me tell you clearly that there is an answer to “Why can’t I be happy?” Years ago I asked a Christian man this question and the answer he gave me—the answer I’m going to give you—came as a surprise. He took me to mankind’s “owner’s manual”—the Bible, where it says that God “satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:9).

God, our Creator, has designed us and knows our needs and problems. He has given each of us the freedom to either love and obey Him or to turn away from Him. Sadly, we all have chosen to sin, to rebel against His commands, and the result is physical and spiritual death (Genesis 2:17). Spiritual death ultimately brings separation from God forever, away from the only source of everlasting love. In order to have joy and peace, we must be reconciled to God!

God has done His part: “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Jesus Christ suffered the death penalty for you when He died on the cross in your place and mine. He rose from the dead the third day, and is now alive forever (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

He asks you to come to Him. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). God did not let you down. He has cleared the way for you to come to Him. He offers you love, acceptance, forgiveness, peace, and eternal, joyous life with Him.

I tried all the other ways; maybe you have, too. But now it is time for you to fulfil your purpose and begin a loving, eternal relationship with God by seeing your need of Jesus and trusting Him to forgive all of your sins. When you do this, you will be spiritually “born again,” and begin to experience “life more abundantly” (John 3; 10:10; 15:11). For the first time, you will also be equipped for true happiness and satisfaction, which come from knowing and following God—from aligning your will with His (Psalm 16:11; 144:15).

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). The word call means to appeal to Him. You do the calling and He will do the saving. Eternal life is free, a gift from God through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23).

—Gary Pace


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others, please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below.

Why Can't I Be Happy?

Canyon Crossing!


How will we ever get across?

I can jump across.

Good efforts aren’t enough.

The Bible says…”All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

I’ve earned it. I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve got. I deserve it. I… I…AAAIEEE!!!

Splat!

Good morals aren’t enough.

We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6)

Let me try! I can make it. I’ve lived a very moral life. I help others all the…AAAIIEEE!!!

Splat!

Education and psychology aren’t enough.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12)

I can do it! I’m well educated, and I’ve got life’s answers figured out. Nothing can… AAAIIEEE!!!

Splat!

Religion isn’t enough.

Jesus said in the Bible… Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven…I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23)

I’ll make it. I’ve dedicated my life to my religion. I worship every…AAAIIEEE!!!

Splat!

Well if these guys can’t make it, I certainly can’t. I need help from the other side.

God made a way to get to Him.

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)

But we have to walk across His bridge to get there.

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. (John 1:12)

I’m trusting in Christ to save me.

Man’s way: death

God’s way: life through faith in Christ

Now the question is, which side of the bridge are you on?

Dear Lord, I turn from my own way of trying to earn my way to You, and I now place my trust in Your Son, Jesus, who died for me and rose from the grave.


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below!

Canyon Crossing

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN?


Changed from an ugly caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly! This transformation that takes place in nature is a good illustration of what happens when a person experiences the new birth.

NEW BIRTH IS NEEDED

In God’s eyes, our natural state is unattractive, too, since we are born in sin and formed in iniquity (Psalm 51:5). As we grow, we continue to live after the desires of the flesh and mind (Ephesians 2:3). This is opposed to God’s purpose in creating us, and shows our need to be made new creatures in Christ Jesus. Only the new birth can give us new desires and a new life. The caterpillar does not become a butterfly by education, religion, or self-effort. Likewise, it is only by the miraculous metamorphosis of new birth that your life and mine can be made beautiful to God.

NEW BIRTH IS FROM GOD

John 1:12,13 state the facts of the new birth: “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the [children] of God, even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Only those born of a certain man have the right to be recognized as the children of that man. So only those who are born of God have the right to be recognized as the children of God. Thus it is that those who receive Christ as Saviour and Lord become children of God. To receive Christ is to have true repentance to God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

HOW ARE WE BORN AGAIN?

John 3:5 tells how we receive the new birth—”water and the Spirit.” What the water signifies is plainly told in Ephesians 5:26. The water is the Word of God—the gospel of Christ preached to sinners like you and me—which, by the sovereign power of the Holy Spirit, produces the new birth. (See also 1 Peter 1:23; James 1:18.)

WHEN ARE WE BORN AGAIN?

John 20:31 gives us the time of the new birth: “and that believing ye might have life through His Name.” It is immediately upon believing that we receive life eternal. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

Nothing that we can do will enable us to “see” or “enter the kingdom of God.” For this, the Lord Jesus says, “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

Without the new birth, we have no life toward God. By being “born again” through faith in the Lord Jesus, we receive everlasting life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Without the new birth, we are “condemned already” (John 3:18). By being born again, we are freed from judgment (John 5:24). If you are to be eternally saved, it is absolutely necessary for you, dear reader, to be born again.

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below. 🙏

Are You Born Again?

Suppose It Is True After All

Two friends were talking on religious topics. They discussed the question of punishment for sin in a

future life. They settled to their own satisfaction that there was none. They decided that hell was a myth. They argued that there was no need for God or a

Supreme Being since scientists say that the universe and life and man could have come into being through “natural” causes. And they agreed that even if there were a God, He would be a God of love and thus could not consign His creatures to everlasting punishment.

Then a Christian, who had been a silent listener to the discussion asked:

“SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL?”

The question fell on the ears and hearts of the other two with crushing force. The power of God was felt in these searching words of truth. Solemn silence reigned for some minutes. God had spoken.

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that the God of the Bible is real and living? Would you, a mortal being, be willing to risk your eternal destiny by arguing against the eternal “God who cannot lie” (Titus 1:2)? “He that believeth not God hath made Him a liar” (1 John 5:10).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1)? When you stand before the Creator-God on the day of judgment, what reason will you offer for having given all the glory and credit for the beauties and glories of the earth and the universe to the impersonal “god” of chance and nature rather than the personal Creator-God?

Scientists, in fact, do NOT have a reasonable explanation for the origin of the universe. If the universe exploded into being via the “Big Bang,” they cannot explain where the original matter and energy came from. This is just a feeble attempt to replace the eternal, personal Creator-God with an eternal but impersonal matter-energy-god. Many scientists, and others too, would prefer to believe that a personal God does not exist; that way they are free to be their own “gods,” living their lives however they please, without having to worry about what God thinks. The Bible talks about such people: “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). “We have turned every one to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that God must punish sin? While God’s very nature is love (1 John 4:16), He is also a holy God who hates evil (Psalm 97:10; 99:9; Proverbs 8:13). How would you fare before God as Judge? What could you say to Him? “He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man [Jesus] whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that hell is a reality? A skeptic sneeringly asked: “Where is hell?” The ready and true answer came: “At the end of a Christ-rejecting life.” Let me ask you: What lies at the end of the path you are now treading? The Scripture says: “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that the Lord Jesus is the only Saviour, and His death and resurrection provide the only means by which you can be fitted for God’s presence? Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). What if you ignore Him and leave Him out of your life? “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3). “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life…. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16,18).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that the much-despised blood of Jesus is the only thing that can cleanse you from your sins? Has it cleansed you before God, or are you still heading toward the eternity of the lost? “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL? How terrible will be your doom if you “die in your sins” (John 8:24). Dear friend, flee to Christ and be saved. “Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

Be assured that IT IS TRUE, with a guarantee of “fulness of joy” and “pleasures for evermore” in God’s presence (Psalm 16:11) for all who place their trust in Christ for salvation. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

Act upon it today! “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

—Adapted by P. L. Canner


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below.

Suppose it is True After All?

Cleave Unto The Lord


“[Barnabas] exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord” (Acts 11:23,24).

This is what the Christian is to do: cleave unto the Lord—abide faithfully with Him—with purpose of heart! Depend on Him. There is power and sufficiency in Christ for all He would have you do or be. Some are allowed a long season of joy on first believing; but God knows our hearts and how soon we begin to depend on our joy instead of Christ. Forget not that Christ, and not our joy, is to be our object.

Sin no longer remains upon you—God has blotted out your sins; but the flesh is in you to the end, and to avoid reaping its bitter fruits we must learn to nip off the buds which the flesh will put forth. No good fruit can come out of the old nature; it is only the new nature that bears fruit unto God. But though the flesh is in you, do not be occupied with its presence; rather, think of Christ, and seek His grace to turn away from the flesh.

As you grow in the knowledge of Christ, a joy comes which is deeper than the first joy. I have known Christ for more than forty years and I can truly say I have a thousand times more joy in Him now than I had at first. It is a deeper, calmer joy. The water rushing down a hill is beautiful to look at and makes more noise, but you will find the water in the plain is deeper, calmer, and more fruitful.

Cleave to the Lord. A distracted or divided heart is the bane of Christians. When we are after something not according to Christ we are away from the source of strength. When the soul is filled with Christ, we have no heart or eye for the trash of this world. If we are living by faith, our guidance will not be: “What harm is there in this and in that?” But rather, “Am I doing this with the approval of my Lord? Can He go along with me in this?”

Do not let the world get into your heart and distract your thoughts. I speak especially to you young ones. They who are older have had more experience of what the world is and know better its true worth. But dear young ones, it all lies shining before you, endeavoring to attract you. Its smiles are deceitful—still it smiles. It makes promises which it cannot keep—still it makes them. Your hearts cannot be satisfied by the world; it cannot fill them. Yet they are too little for Christ; He fills heaven with joy and He will fill your heart to overflowing.

Cleave to the Lord with purpose of heart. He knows how treacherous the heart is and how soon it puts anything in His place. You will indeed have to learn what is in your own heart. But abide with God and you will learn it with Him, with the realization of His grace. If you do not, you will learn it—with bitter sorrow—through the devil’s successful temptation.

If you have been getting away from God and other things have come in and formed a crust over your heart, you will not get the joy back all at once. God will have you deal with this crust in true self-judgment as you return to Him. Remember that Christ bought you with His own blood so you are His, not the world’s.

Do not let Satan get between you and God’s grace. However careless you may have been in getting away from Him, count on His love in turning back to Him. It is His joy to see you back again. Look at the sin with horror, but never wrong Him by distrusting His love. Do not mistrust His grace; do not mistrust His love. He has loved you, loves you now, and will love you to the end.

Talk much with Jesus, your Saviour. Never be content without being able to walk and talk with Him as a dear friend. Be not satisfied with anything short of close communication of soul with Him who has loved you and washed you from your sins by His own blood. Think of what He has suffered—the judgment of sin upon the cross—to make you His own!

—J.N. Darby


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below!

"Cleave Unto The Lord"

He Lives! (And so can YOU!)


“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said” Matthew 28:6

These glorious words, spoken by an angel, brought fear and great joy to those who heard them. The previous weeks must have been a blur of activity to them. They had seen their Messiah, the Lord Jesus, raise Lazarus from the dead, enter triumphantly into Jerusalem as their King, and then be betrayed, arrested, beaten, and hung on a cross to die between two criminals. They had thought He was the One who would deliver them from their enemies and lead them into His kingdom. Now, early in the morning, they were visiting His tomb.

The news that He was alive should not have surprised them. He foretold His crucifixion and resurrection many times. In fact, time after time, He told them that He would go to Jerusalem, die, and rise again (Matthew 16:21; 17:22-23; 20:18-19). The importance of His resurrection is as great as that of His death. Jesus “was delivered [into death] for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25). Through His death the penalty was paid for our sins. Through His resurrection we are given a living hope—the proof that His promises are true (1 Peter 1:3-5). Without a living Savior, there is no hope. “If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain” (1 Corinthians 15:17). But He lives! “I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

Because of His resurrection, Jesus lives as the hope and glory of the believer and the Judge of the unbeliever. Have you turned to God in repentance, putting your faith in Jesus Christ —claiming His gift of eternal life? “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

If you have not, come to Him right now. Coming to Jesus means believing that He alone is able and willing to be your personal Savior and Lord: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

If you have trusted the living Savior, consider this: “He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again”
(2 Corinthians 5:15). He has died for you and risen again to raise you from spiritual death to spiritual life. “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:1-3).

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26).

Read God’s word, the Bible. See what great things the living Lord has done for you!


The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others! Please visit their website for more information by clicking the link below! 🙏

He Lives

1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given

WHEN YOU FACTOR IN GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU, IT ALL ADDS UP!

“He [Jesus] humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:8

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us … and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.” Colossians 2:14

“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

The above Gospel tract was written by MWTB Moments With the Book Ministries and can be purchased in a convenient pocket sized tract so that you can share it with others. Please visit them at their website for more information by clicking the link below!

1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given