Jesus also said that the end would not immediately follow these wars (Matthew 24:7). WWI happened 100 years ago and WWII 75 years ago and the end did not immediately follow. Jesus told us how to recognize the “end”:
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)
Possible in This Generation
In this video the Southern Baptist Missionary organization stated that for the first time in history this generation possesses the knowledge and tools to complete the great commission.
Wycliffe Bible Translators has adopted Vision 2025 to begin Bible translation in every language. At one of their conferences attended by my friends in November 2016, it was stated that portions of the Bible could be translated into every known language by 2024! In the November 2011 Billy Graham Decision magazine it was stated that it is possible to see the great commission fulfilled by 2026!
The Great Harvest
The acceleration of Bible translations and having the Gospel proclaimed to all people groups will continue and culminate with a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, kindreds, peoples, and tongues standing before the throne and before the Lamb and clothed with white robes (Revelation 7:9). This great multitude comes out of great tribulation (Revelation 7:13-14).
This is the greatest harvest in church history and it is beginning to happen now! As followers of Jesus Christ, this should be our primary focus in obedience to the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20).