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. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
It is not until the gospel of the kingdom is preached to all nations that Jesus Christ will come to rapture the Church from the earth, rather when the gospel of the kingdom has being preached to all nations shall come the end of the age. The end of the age is not when Jesus comes to take the church to heaven. The end of the age (of this age) comes after the reign of the antichrist. For at the end of his reign shall Christ descend from heaven upon mount Olivet as He ascended into heaven before the 500 disciples that saw Him received into heaven with a cloud(Acts 1:9). Scriptures [Matt. 24] teaches that the present age will end in the greatest tribulation the world has ever seen and that immediately after that tribulation the Lord will return to destroy the wicked and reward the righteous.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
People will still be saved during the tribulation through the blood of Jesus and not by their own blood, although they might be killed and their blood thus shed.
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
So the Holy Ghost will not be taken from the earth at the rapture although majority of saints who are His Living Temples are taken away. During the tribulation, the ministry of angels shall be made most manifest as seen in the book of Revelations, for before the rapture of the saints, angels are rarely allowed to preach the gospel as directly as believers can, rather they do orchestrate that the sinners and the believers meet, for the salvation of the sinner as seen in the various accounts from the book of Acts of the Apostles, Peter and Cornelius, Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. It is during the tribulation that by the ministry of angels and believers working most supernaturally like as the angels (i.e. the left behind believers) in the company of the two witnesses which is revealed to be Moses and Elijah (Revelation 10 - 11) shall the gospel of the Kingdom, which is the witness and testimony of Jesus Christ be preached in all nations.
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Many Christians are reasoning and believing that since the gospel had not be preached in every nations of the earth yet and also that there are many languages and tribes that are yet to be learnt before even the move to evangelize these tribes for Jesus in these languages, also considering the seemingly slow speed of the gospel and the increase of wickedness, Jesus Christ is far from coming. Even some hath become to scoff as Apostle Peter prophesied as we see our comedians do without restraint
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
Even the agents of Satan in not having understanding of the scriptures believes that with the numerous strategies which their master had laid out and is implementing, with the seemingly exploding population rates, the gospel will never be preached to all nations. (For Satan, though knew the scriptures with such memory and accuracy to tempt Jesus in the wilderness understood not the mystery of Christ crucified)
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
As long as the preaching of the gospel is thus hindered all through the ages, Jesus will never come and therefore the possibility of remaining the god of this world for as longs as man walks this planet. For according to the strategy that is distracting the world with worldly things and filling it with apostasies in leavening the lump, will the Church be corrupted and Christ will never come. Never the less the counsel of the Only Wise God will forever stand
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 2Pe 3:5
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Mar 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Luk 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Mat 24:37
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.
The saints have a choice in the light of these truths above, either to get ready for the rapture or prepare to escape through the tribulation (possibly become the tribulation evangelists). That the whole world not being evangelized will not stop Jesus Christ from coming should not deter believers from seeking to preach the gospel to the ends of the world as the Lord commissioned and empowered us to do, being His witnesses, for it is only in our preaching the gospel shall the powers in heaven and in earth which is given to Jesus be manifest in us, and also that Christ shall present to Himself a glorious Church, a Church without spots and wrinkles (Eph. 5:27) which can only be manifest by a church whose heart beats for the lost as the Lord does.
Finally, remember, the Lord is that Faithful witness (Rev. 1:5) who is sitteth upon the white cloud (Rev. 14:14), upon the cloud of witnesses (Heb. 12:1) beholding all that we do, and He shall reward us according to our deeds. (Rev. 22:12)
Therefore, awake oh Jerusalem, awake thou daughter of Zion (Isaiah 52:1). Arise from thy slumber, shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
Buy of me gold tried in the fire that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see (Rev. 3:18)
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches … Revelations 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22