Let us look at a couple of more points related to the gospel going to the nations.
Look at what Jesus said would happen.
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you,
and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
“At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
“Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
“But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Believers will be delivered over for tribulation.
Believers will be killed.
Believer will be hated by all nations because of His name.
Many will fall away.
From the “faith”.
False believers will be revealed.
Betrayal will occur.
Hatred among professing “believers” will be manifest.
True Believers will not “fall away”.
(The “apostasy” that Paul reference in his letters to the Thessalonians speaks of this. I believe it refers to the Jewish people/Israel turning from the Lord to the man of lawlessness. By definition, true believers can not “fall away’. We are kept by the Lord for the Lord.)
Many false prophets will arise.
Many will be misled.
Lawlessness will increase.
Most people’s love will grow cold.
The gospel will be preached in the whole world.
Yes, we are to preach the gospel.
But, I believe this is fulfilled here…
And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;
and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
Then the end will come.
Meanwhile, press on in faith!
Fear not, it’s gonna get worse.
Endure to the end!
You will be saved.