The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:11-16, NRSV)
We try to predict the end of the world by Biblical passages and things that are happening.
But if we read this passage, it is clear when the kingdom of God will arrive. When we all have come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God.
When we have come to unity in Christ that is when the kingdom will come….
Until then we have been given tools or gifts to use for the building up of the body and for sharing the love we have been given.
We need to use our gifts for the betterment of the body and to show the grace, mercy and love we have received.