A final word, by Keith Green It’s not God’s fault that the world isn’t being won. It’s not His will that any should perish. There’s a little command in the Bible that says, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” We like to think that was for the disciples, for the missionaries, for old ladies that can’t find husbands that need to bury their troubles on the mission field, or for humanitarians, for real Christians that are so spiritual they can’t stay in society so they go overseas. . . .

The world isn’t being won because we’re not doing it. It’s our fault. Nowhere on earth is the gospel as plentiful as it is here in the United States. You don’t need a call— you’ve already had one.

If you stay here, you better be able to say to God, “You called me to stay home.” If you don’t have a definite call to stay here, you are called to go.

WHO WAS KEITH GREEN? Keith Green was a popular Christian musician whose ministry had an impact for world missions. During his concerts, he consistently emphasized “No compromise” and “Get right with God.” At the end of his life this focus went one step further to the importance of reaching the lost, especially overseas. Only weeks before the fateful plane crash in which Keith and two of his children died, Keith and his wife, Melody, together with Loren and Darlene Cunningham of YWAM, interceded for world missions. Keith fervently cried to God for the lost and prayed that God would use him to raise up thousands of young missionaries. The words above, filled with passion and urgency, were spoken at one of his last concerts and later repeated by video at Keith Green Memorial Concerts across the United States, and multitudes responded to the call. Today, the former property of Green’s Last Days Ministries is the mission headquarters for Teen Mania Ministries, where thousands of young people from around the world are trained in missions and sent throughout the world. Keith Green’s songs continue to inspire many, especially “Asleep in the Light” (based on William Booth’s classic vision, “Who Cares?” about drowning lost souls).

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