• For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream ...

    • Jeremiah 17:8

    • The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

    • Psalm 18:2

God’ Word is the Foundation of Our Home


Changing our presuppositions concerning
the rich and the religious.

Another blessed afternoon was spent last Sunday as we had one team going out into one of Montreal’s wealthier neighborhoods. An amazing correlation was noted. Twelve bible sets and one Tanach were given in just one day. Similarly, on a previous outing, the same number of Bibles was also given out in one of Montreal’s religious neighborhoods. We live with many presuppositions.  We would normally think that the religious and the wealthy would claim they have it all and don’t need to add anything else to their lives. And while that was the declaration of quite a few from both these communities, nevertheless, the greatest number of bible sets in the least period of time saw their way into so many of these same two communities. How do riches and religion get reconciled? How can we mix the two? 1Timothy 6:17-19 gives us the solution:

Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works and to be generous and ready to share, treasuring up for themselves a firm foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.…

The day was cold and the wind blew. Perhaps this might have contributed to the shortened conversation time at the doors. Nevertheless, we were blessed to share what warmth and comfort the Word could bring. Because this is a wealthy neighborhood, homes were quite large. In fact, one was gated but when our team passed by, the gate was opened and they had no trouble reaching the front door. “We have everything we need”, they said, when an appeal to take the Scriptures was made. Yes, indeed they do have everything that is needed for this life, but what of the one coming? At three of the homes, the team left the bible sets on the doorstep having been greeted by voices through the intercom system, instructing them that they would retrieve the bibles later on. Though some homes were closed to the offer, here was one which was not. At this home, there was an “Open House” sign planted on the front lawn. The house was for sale. When the team rang the bell, the woman who answered thought it was a prospective buyer but instead of selling, she actually bought into the best real estate possible; with the firmest foundation imaginable. The woman received the team’s words with thanks, took the set, the Isaiah 53 pamphlet and the prophecy bookmark. She asked for another set to give to friends of hers. Opened gate, open house, opened door, and most importantly an opened heart. We came to one home, which though it sported a mezuzah, was owned by a Chinese individual. She spoke very little English. Her daughter came to the door and shared with us that they had just immigrated one month ago.  When a team member told them about Jesus, the daughter said that she nor her mother ever heard of Jesus. We will be returning there next week to give an all English bible and look into getting a bible in their native language. For all the other homes which did accept a bible, each received the set, took all the literature we offered and even thanked the team for the work they were doing. Proverbs 20:22 reminds us that the blessing of the Lord makes rich. And as a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children (Proverbs 13:22) so we joyfully share in the inheritance that was given to us through the love and work of Yeshua the Messiah. No greater birthright can be had or enjoyed, both in this world and in the world to come.

1 Comment

  1. by Pat Miller on 28 October 2018  21:23 Reply

    What a blessing!! God is really moving in these new areas and I too believe as Pastor Jacques does, that these bibles could very possibly end up in the hands of one of the 144,000! Praise the Lord!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

  • Is Christianity a religion? It’s religion with a difference. There is relationship. Yeshua doesn’t hate religion; what He hates is pretense and pride in that relationship.  Guard your tongue… that is religion. Look after the orphans and widows and keep from being polluted… that is religion (see the ... [read more]
  • Outreach Montreal Due to the rain, we did not go out on October 28th. This past Sunday (November 4th) proved to be a much better day in terms of the weather. There was one team who had the privilege of giving out two sets and one all English bible. From those who refused the set, they all receive... [read more]
  • Changing our presuppositions concerning the rich and the religious. Another blessed afternoon was spent last Sunday as we had one team going out into one of Montreal’s wealthier neighborhoods. An amazing correlation was noted. Twelve bible sets and one Tanach were given in just one day. Similarly... [read more]
  • When life is a rush and we don’t take the necessary time to stop, admire and get refreshed, God uses signs to keep reminding us of this need. Fifty kilometers is your maximum, so slow down and soak in all the autumn hues. Going out on a Sunday afternoon has not only allowed us this privilege, but we... [read more]
  • As we approach the winter months, going out at night certainly has its demands. The most obvious challenge is how dark it gets so early; so much so that we find ourselves having to feel the doorpost with our fingertips to ensure whether there is a mezuzah there or not. This reminds us of spiritual d... [read more]
  • We will never begin to unlock the mysteries of God if we don’t open the door to Him. Even when a door is under lock and key, the Lord can pass through. For that which is incorruptible and eternal is not bounded by what is not. Even though some homes locked their doors in response to our kno... [read more]
  • Truth does not need to be complicated… it’s the enemy who makes it that way We are so excited to be back sharing with you what wonderful encounters God has orchestrated in the last couple of months through Knock and Talk. In terms of counting, we would like to report that 44 Bible sets were d... [read more]
  • A non-believing Jewish man pointed us to another Jewish home where we could offer the Scriptures.  How’s that for ‘loving your neighbor’, without realizing what you’re really doing! In this case pointing a finger wasn’t bad at all. Hello and shalom to our brethren and friends who are part of th... [read more]
  • As the days get shorter, the nights colder and we grow weary, we want to stay consumed by the fire, yet not burnt out. We know that such a thing is possible with the presence of the Lord in our midst. (Exodus 3:2) We had two teams last Monday evening. In total, ten sets were given out. In th... [read more]