Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Jesus said nobody knows the day or hour of the end of the world. But that doesn’t mean He gave no signs to indicate when the end would come.
Here the Teacher tells His students that Jerusalem will be inhabited by Gentiles (non-Jews) until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
What is He talking about?
History tells us in Acts of the Apostles that the gospel was first preached to the Jewish nation. In fact, the early church was comprised entirely of Jews at the first.
In time, the message broke out and was preached and accepted by peoples of the entire world – the Gentiles.
Today, this process continues as the Message of Jesus continues to permeate the remotest parts of the globe and rapid entry into the last strongholds of resistance.
When this process is complete, the times of the Gentiles will be fulfilled.
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.