Signs of the Times
The gospel has been preached around the world fulfilling the times of the Gentiles and we are now in the time of the end. Jesus gave His disciples signs in Matthew 24 that would indicate the nearness of His return.
"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door." Matthew 24:32-33 NASB
The things that He described to His disciples are also seen in the book of Revelation when the seals are opened. When comparing what’s in Revelation with the signs of Matthew, we get a pretty clear picture of how things are going to unfold.