Not only did Jesus connect the great commission to preach the “gospel of the Kingdom” with the end of the Old Covenant age, he said that it would be accomplished before that end came…. This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached…. then the end will come”. The fact is, the gospel (good news) of the Kingdom was that Israel was about to receive her Kingdom promises. As Mark says, the appointed time had come, and the “Kingdom of God was at hand” (Mark 1:14-15). This means that the arrival of the Kingdom was connected to the end of the Old Covenant age.