“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24 v 14)
There are many debates over what Jesus actually meant in this verse. Some mission agencies use it to hasten His return by strategically going to every unreached people group as quickly as possible. In every generation there seems to be a new UPG so the mission continues. Some missiologists attribute a percentage of converts to a certain group which then equals them having been reached. So that group is able to be ticked off and we go onto the next. The end becomes the focus.
This morning my simple thoughts are based around the power of the gospel. Since the moment Jesus spoke this sentence till now the world has been hearing the beautiful sound of the good news! But as the generations have continued and travel has been made easier and then with the rise of the internet and technology then more of the world is hearing about Jesus than ever before.
The end of the world is not only going to come at a time of deception, falling away and difficulty, it will come during a time of mission.
Can you imagine leading someone to Christ at the time when He comes?!