What about the Return of the Lord

Anyway isn't God all powerful and can do anything he wants, whenever? So why doesn't he just come back now? Well because there are some scriptures that have to be fulfilled first. He says in his word just how he is going to do something, and he can't just change his mind any old time and do something differently.

Here are two major things that stand in the way of the Second Coming.

A. The Gospel must go out to all the world producing a harvest.

Matthew 24:14 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.

B. The Lord will not come back till the people of Jerusalem, the Jews, repent and call on his name.

Luke 13:34-35

34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The connection between these two is in Romans 11.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

So the way this works it that the Jews, can only call on the Lord if the blindness is removed. And the blindness can only be removed with the fullness of the Gentiles. And the fullness of the Gentiles can only come once the Gospel is preached to all the world. So the Lord's primary objective is for the Gospel to be preached to all the world, and the rest will fall in line automatically. There are other ways these verses can be interpreted, but I believe this is what the Lord has shown me.

That leaves us with the question:

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