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It has been said that Christ's mission-precondition to His Return has long been fulfilled, for all 'geographic' regions of this planet have at some stage in history received His gospel and all languages have His Word translated. This is not true!
For the Lord
Jesus put it thus –
"...THIS gospel of the kingdom will be preached
throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations,
and THEN the end will come."
Matthew 24:14.
statement of the Lord was in answer to the question (1) 'when', and (2) what would be the 'sign of His coming (i.e. how will we know?), the sign which Christ then described as the violation of Jerusalem's temple-sanctuary by an object of worship (cf. Mat.24:15; Dan.9:27; Mk.13:14).
So how
do we know whether this 'all-the-nations' precondition of Jesus, as quoted above, refers either to 'peoples', or to 'places' as some have said?
Well, the Bible is its own best interpreter.
Although God's
ways in human history may sometimes seem confusing,
  the Apostle Paul explains to the Christians in Rome very clearly:
"I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, [Gentile] brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited:
a partial hardening has happened to Israel
UNTIL the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
And so
[after that] all [national] Israel shall be saved...[in Christ's return]"
Romans 11:25-26.
The Apostle Paul
here makes it clear that it is people: people's experience of the call of God that is in view, and not simply languages or localities where peoples were found or who had lived there in the past.
So, the geographic spread of the gospel is not the sign to be completed, but the reaching of everyone who, given an opportunity, God knows will "come in".
the Spirit of God knows the fulfillment of this time-factor, but it is given to us to motivate and direct our obedience.
And when this goal is achieved then, and only then, will this 'sign' in the Jerusalem's Jewish-sanctuary be allowed by God to occur, which lets us know that the final time (3½-years / 42-months / 1260-days) has now begun.
So we obviously have some way to go!
For this reason, the Apostle Peter describes the practical effect of our Christian obedience as –
"hastening the coming of the day of God"
2 Peter 3:12.
Let us therefore 'hasten' Christ's Coming, person by person, soul by soul – until all who are called have heard this gospel in the character and power in which it was first given!

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