These are just my thoughts and my end time theories may not line up with yours.
Surveys show that "fear" has been increasing in the world since the 1980s. Many people sense that things are not quite right, and they are anxious about their future.
Most Christians, however, know the signs of the times and understand that the world around them is beginning to resemble the "days of Noah."
God, in His mercy, not wanting us to be confused or anxious has given us a clear picture from scripture that in the last days, wickedness will increase.
As Christians, we can be confident that God is not only in control, but that He is faithful and His word is true.
History is unfolding just like God said it would in His word.
Until the rapture does occur, we need to prepare our hearts and minds for whatever level of tribulation lies ahead for us.
Though scary, this is comforting.
And this is also confirmation that the Lord will also rescue His children from the wrath to come as the Bible says.
(1 Thessalonians 1:10)
And whatever your rapture theory, we all eagerly await our blessed hope, the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is important to understand that the world is not looking for the return of Jesus. The world is looking for a "man" savior to stop terrorism, armed conflicts, pandemics, computer hacking, injustice, greed, and society breakdown caused by the first world government, Mystery Babylon The Great.
The world is looking for someone
to bring peace and security.
They will get their "man" and
he will be the Antichrist.
From scripture, we know that the Antichrist
will LOOK LIKE A SAVIOR.
He will declare himself God and most will love him and worship him.
We need to be on guard.
The deception will be great
and most will be deceived
by the Antichrist.
My Theories on End Times:
Are there clues in the Bible?
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day [the coming of Jesus] will not come, unless the rebellion [the great apostasy] comes first, and the man of lawlessness [the Antichrist] is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
--- 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4