We know that Jesus is coming back. He will not come back without the Jews being restored. The time of the gentiles is coming to an end, and we see the fullness of the gentiles being fulfilled before we see the Jews evangelized. Romans 11:25.
It takes the church to fulfil this task. When the Israelites failed to take the gospel to the world, God chose the gentiles instead to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth. We see in Romans 11:14-17 that the Israelites were provoked to jealousy by God when He grafted the gentiles into the wild olive tree, to take the place of the Jews. This grafting in is the work of the Holy Spirit, where the church is expected to bring in the full harvest of souls prior to Jesus second coming.
This is an irony, as we see in Acts 10 and 11 that Peter, being a Jew, was proselyting to the gentiles. In Acts 15, we see the apostles defending the gentiles, that the gospel should go to them; where Peter, in the Cornelius experienced, saw that the Holy Spirit too, fell upon the gentiles. Acts 15:7-8.
The Apostle Paul, who once was the enemy of Christ, later preached the gospel to the gentiles too. Within a short period of about 11 years, he managed to spread the gospel to the entire regions, which spread from Jerusalem, round about to Illyricum (which is about the whole continent). In the last days, the Church of Jesus Christ will bring in the full harvest of the gospel, then God will bring in the Jews to Himself and saved all of them. Romans 11:26. When that happens, Jesus will then come back and rule with us on this earth for a thousand years. Revelation 20:4. But this will not happen until the gospel is brought to the Jews.
We see the importance of the role of the church in ushering in Jesus coming. In Matthew 24:14, it says that the gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the ends of the world, and then the end will come. The evangelization of the unreached peoples groups must take precedence if we are to preach to all the earth.
In the worldís population, there are six billion people but only two billion are saved. The world is divided into three different categories. World A is the unevanglised of the world, which consists of about 50% unevangelised groups, with 1.45 billion people. World B comprises of more than half evangelised group with 2.97 billion people. The most reached is the World C Christians, which consists of about 60% saved with 2.2 billion Christians.
The statistic is obvious. The unevangelised is a large group of people still not saved. Will we be able to bring in the harvest in our lifetime? Can we usher in our Lordís return with such a mammoth task. Will our Lord return in our lifetime? The answers to these questions lie very much on us. If we do the job of world evangelisation, the Lord promised to come back. He will not come back as long as we are still complacent with our own life of daily concern and pursued of riches and wealth. What are we busy with? Our Lordís plan, or our own plan?
We need to see where our priorities are. Are we building the kingdom of God, or are we building our own little world? What we do today has its significance as to what will happen tomorrow. Either we grow a little richer, or we choose to build our intimacy with our Lord? We must come to the place where we will realized who we really are. Are we Godís people, or are we worldly people? Do we want to see Jesus come back in our lifetime? It takes a heart-searching time for us to grapple with the right answer for ourselves. We must be serious about our walk with the Lord and be in His perfect will all the time.
Are we ready to take on the task for world evangelization? We must pay the price if we want to see the job done. Letís take the first step to do all that we can in our relationship with our Lord and build on all that He wants us to do and finish the job of world evangelization.