10/40 Bug-out Window

As high net worth individuals expatriate from the US to reduce their tax burden or get out of the way of the coming economic collapse and bail-ins, some sincere followers of Jesus are also getting ready to bug-out of America Babylon and move to countries where they can live in relative freedom. Some are also considering where they might be able to serve the Lord Jesus and His Kingdom. For those who really want to step out on faith and go after God's own heart, why not consider going where the Good News of Jesus is needed the most - the 10/40 Window, which is also called "The Resistant Belt" and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." - Matthew 24:14

The 10/40 Window


Beautiful feet

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! - Romans 10:14,15

Since the days of Abraham, God's plan has clearly been to shower His blessings and give His Word and Holy Spirit to selected people - to enjoy Him, His presence and His protection as long as they obey and love Him in return. Part of obeying and loving God includes reaching out to share His blessings and His Word and His Holy Spirit with others worldwide, so that people of all ethnic groups can be rescued from the power of the devil. (See 1 John 5:19, 2 Corinthians 4:4 and 1 John 3:8.)


Biblical Examples of Voluntary Immigration for the Sake of God's Kingdom

In the Bible, there are several examples of people migrating for the sake of God's kingdom. Sometimes it was because they were kicked out of their land. Sometimes it was because they were disgusted with the evil practices of people around them. Sometimes it was because they wanted to be where the action was in terms of God's presence and work. Sometimes, it was because they merely saw danger and decided it was time to move on. Whatever the case, God has always been interested in where people live and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth.


Migration to Live under King Rehoboam, ~945BC

King Jeroboam made two golden calves and set them up as idols in Dan and Bethel. He then made priests for them of the lowest of people and ordained a new feast to them. (See 1 Kings 12:28-31.) This was evil. King Jeroboam also commanded that the priests of the LORD were to no longer execute their duties in the cities reserved for them. Thus, all the priests and Levites that were in all of Israel migrated to Judah and Jerusalem to live under the rule of the Law of God and King Rehoboam. (See 2 Chronicles 11:13-16.)


Migration to Live under King Asa, ~912BC

When Asa heard the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin and out of the cities that he had taken from Ephraim, and he renewed the altar of the LORD that was before the porch of the LORD. (See 2 Chronicles 15:8.) He also kicked the sodomites out of the land and removed all the idols. (See 1 Kings 15:12.) And he gathered all the people of Judah and Benjamin and migrants from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon, for many came to him out of Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him. (See 1 Chronicles 15:9.)


Migration to Live under King Hezekiah, ~725BC

Hezekiah sent letters to all of Israel and Judah, inviting all people to come to Jerusalem to celebrate the passover. Some people laughed, but many from Ashur, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. (See 2 Chronicles 30:1,11.)


Jonah's Comfort Zone, ~767BC

Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord ... - Jonah 1:1-3

History shows that most people prefer to stay in their comfort zones rather go out to share the Good News of Jesus. If God asks a person to go outside his of her comfort zone, it is easy to come up with excuses and run from God's calling. (For further study, read the entire book of Jonah.)


The Power of Persecution, ~34AD

And they stoned Stephen ... And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem ... As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. - Acts 7:59, 8:1-4

Persecution has historically been an effective impetus to move God's people out of their comfort zones to find greener pastures and finally share with lost souls. Examples include the scattering of the Jerusalem saints after the stoning of Stephen, the migration of Puritans to the New World due to pressures in Europe and movements today in the Mideast and many politically unstable places.


For God so Loves the World ...

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. - 2 Peter 3:9

God loves every individual - even the vilest of sinners. He is even able to bring repentance to people in any nation. Examples include Ninevah (Jonah 3:1-10), the Roman Empire, China and recently Japan (since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.) We should expect that He will continue this practice. The problem is that many groups of people still have no effective witness for Jesus.


Early Birds Catch the Best Worms

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. - Proverbs 10:5

When persecution starts in the US, Christians either be martyred, go underground or leave the country. As the Revelation 13 beast system will probably start in the US and then spread worldwide, it's only natural that a large number of Americans will leave America Babylon. The problem is that most will do so only as a last-minute escape. There's nothing wrong with that, but why wait until the last minute? People in an unreached people group may be waiting for you right this minute, so do some research and do some prayer and fasting. Ask God,"Father, where would you like me to go? Is there a a place in the 10/40 Window I can bug out to and also bring the Good News of Jesus? Is there a place I can use my professional or business skills and experience to not only survive but take the precious name of Jesus?"


The 10/40 Window


The Joshua Project is one good place to start investigating and getting educated about opportunities.


Don't Wait Too Long

For man also does not know his time: like fish taken in a cruel net, like birds caught in a snare, so the sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them. - Ecclesiastes 9:12 NKJV

And remember, the Day of the Lord (a period of judgment) comes like a thief in the night. (See Matthew 24:43, 1 Thessalonlians 5;2 and Revelation 16:15.)


Step out on Faith

And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. - Luke 17:5,6