If anyone in the world was taking note or paying attention, they would have seen plenty of ominous signs heralding the dark and dismal times ahead; hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, eruptions, fires, floods, riots, rebellion, universal unrest, killing, rape and out of control lawlessness, just as the Master said would occur; signs which would usher in the beginning of the end of the world as we knew it. For as were the days before the flood, men were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered the ark. And knew not until the flood came and carried them away, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be; (Mt. 24:38) then so it was that men were eating and drinking and committing abomination until Christ came and removed His saints and the Holy Spirit out of the way; and men were left to face the great and terrible tribulation.
And I looked and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat upon him was death and hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6: 8)