Emanna for 12/27/2019
The Advantages of Tracts
Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was carried
[published - KJV]
through the whole region. 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. Words of Ministry
During the past two to three hundred years, the Lord has
used tracts in a particular way to save many people. One
thing special about winning people with tracts is that
tracts are not limited by time. You cannot speak twenty-four
hours a day, and your audience may not be available all the
time. However, tracts are not limited by time. You can pass
out tracts any time of the day, and men can receive and read
your tracts any time of the day.
Many people are very zealous in testifying for the Lord and
leading men to Christ. However, their knowledge is limited
and their words are lacking. They cannot convey the gospel
message adequately and fully
[as tracts can]
. Another advantage of passing out tracts is that one can sow anywhere. The Old Testament says that we should sow our seed in many waters (Num. 24:7). If one person can be saved out of the thousand tracts we pass out, this is wonderful enough. God has indeed used tracts to save people. I remember an incident in which a person received a tract and then threw it away on the street. Another person, who had a nail stuck in his shoe, was looking for something to cushion his foot. He picked up the tract and stuffed it in his shoe. He returned home and began to mend his shoe. Then he saw the tract and was saved. There are numerous similar cases of people being saved by tracts. Like the work of leading men to Christ, we should do this with much prayer and dedication of heart. While we are passing out tracts, we can speak a word or two to others or we can remain silent. Either way is good.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 302-304. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.