Everyone you know that has been saved by the grace of God is living in the last days, and has been since they were born, no exception. (Matt. 24:33) We are being blessed to be able to see the end of the age of the gentiles, and I mean no offense to the children of Abraham, but we screwed it up just as bad as they did, when the Romans burned Jerusalem and they were scattered as a nation until 1948.
Human beings have a tendency to do that, we tend to mess up almost everything we touch, and the reason of course is quite simple, it is a lack of praise and honor to the Most High. Sin does not help the equation because of our sin nature we are unable to live righteously continuously, pride, lust, envy, jealousy, they all get in the way, temptations come, we fall away. This age is no different, save for the fact that it is worldwide this time, but that really means very little to the one who has studied the Scriptures, all the examples are there for us, these days should be quite easy for us to discern.
At the root, not the base, it is cause and effect, stop praising God, start experiencing the wrath of God, pretty simple, you should be able to search your mind here and see many examples in the Scriptures of this truth. The Lord blesses those that obey Him, (Luke 11:28) those that love Him, and in every nation there has always been a remnant, always, but nations are judged by the Lord as a whole, the rain will fall on the just and the unjust. (Matt. 5:45)
I use the analogy in my mind of the children of Israel after they sinned when Joshua, Caleb, and the other spies came back. Every person under the age of 20 would see the promised land, everyone over that age would not. (Numb. 14:29) But I wonder, were there not a few who stood there and contended, “We need to obey, God has promised,” were there not some that would have gladly gone into the land, yet the Lord laid the law down, as it were, no one over that age group.
The Lord always reserves to Himself a remnant, always. Ezekiel, Daniel, and his three companions witnessed the end of all they knew, were taken away from the land they loved, saw persecutions most of us cannot even begin to imagine, a remnant, Noah and his family, Lot and his daughters, John whom the Lord used to write the Revelation down for us, always a remnant.
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.” (Matt. 24:23) The remnant will laugh at them, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (2 Tim. 3:1) The remnant will warn them, “the falling away,” (2 Thess. 2:3) the remnant, through His power and strength will stand.
Evil is not getting worse my friends, evil is being allowed by the Sovereign Lord of all creation to rear its ugly head up just a little higher, while the Lord God lowers the hedge just a little more each day. Those who are not of the remnant will be shown for what they are, what they have always been, the chaff, those who gave God the glory only with their lips. (Matt. 15:8) The wheat will stay planted, it will not be moved, until He sends His harvesters.
Let the winds of evil blow, “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91:10) Let the temptations come, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” (James 1:2) Let them pull us from our families, take us to places we do not want to go, let them destroy all we know and love, we are the remnant. Will we falter, will we doubt, will we be afraid, yes, we will, but until our final breath, the Lord God will fulfill His promise to never leave us or forsake us (Deut. 31:8) until we close our eyes for the very last time in this life, He will be our High Tower, (Psalm 18:2) He will be our Rock, (Psalm 62:6) we are safe in the shadow of His wings. (Psalm 91:1) “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Prov. 3:5-6)