Mark 13:9-10 (NKJV) 9 “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.  10 And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is talking about the Tribulation here. And the “gospel” that He is speaking of is the gospel of the Kingdom which is a facet of the gospel of Grace. For all salvation is by the grace of God through the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. By grace alone in Christ alone we are saved. God has only one way to save sinners, and it is by the blood of Jesus Christ His Son. During the Great Tribulation, the gospel of the Kingdom will emphasize “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” And it will be accurate. So, my friends, verse 10 is not a requirement for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. No prophecy needs to be fulfilled before Christ’s return for His church. Jesus can return at any time. Therefore, be ready at all times for His return.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.