An estimated 4.65 billion individuals residing in approximately 8,751 distinct people groups make up the 10/40 Window. An estimated 2.82 billion of those are unreached individuals from approximately 6,214 people groups. That comprises 90% of the unreached population of the world, yet a mere 10% of our missions endeavors are devoted to these difficult but critical areas!
Southeast Asia alone makes up over half of unreached people in the 10/40 window!
For more detailed information on these needs the Joshua Project website is a great resource. Click HERE.
The overwhelming majority of those who bear God’s image exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. They also bear the consequences of uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. But God will not give His glory unto another. People are condemned first and foremost, not because they have broken God’s law, but because they have dishonored Him by preferring idols.
The gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes. The gospel is not like a yapping Chihuahua that needs to be kept on a leash to protect it from the big dogs. The gospel is like a lion that pulls down its prey and subdues it. The gospel has the power to penetrate the hardest heart, humble the most arrogant mind, and bring the vilest sinner to repentance. News flash: the gospel never needs to be protected. It needs to be set loose. The salvation of a single soul is a magnificent display of the infinite power of God.
Yet billions and billions of human beings, made in God’s image, are still lost and on their way to hell. Of these, the majority have never even heard the good news of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in the substitutionary death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Billions have never even heard the name of Jesus or seen a Bible. After two millennia, Christians have still not completed the task of going into all the world and preaching the gospel to every creature. They see a world wholly given to idolatry, and their spirit is not stirred in them. They do not dispute in the market daily with them that meet them. From these billions of unrepentant sinners, God is not receiving the glory and worship that He deserves—and He commands all men every where to repent. He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He has ordained.
The news is that we still have a job to do.