Jesus said that in the end times, the world situation would be like it was in the time of Noah. In short, except for Noah and his immediate family, there was TOTAL disregard of God’s warning about the flood. Is the Heavenly Father preparing for the climax of the world’s existence, of time itself? Has He deliberately created Harvey, Irma, Jose. Katia. the fires in the western U.S., the threat of nuclear war, etc.? Here is my take: What matters is how believers react to the call to lovingly appeal to non-believers to call upon the Lord like NEVER BEFORE, while time still exists. I believe we are very, very near the time of Revelation 22:10-13. “And He said to me, ‘Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong, and the one who is filthy, still be filthy, and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness, and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy. Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end,'” Whether God IS causing massive tribulation and tragedy on earth, or simply that He has always known that all these events were going to come, the ultimate truth about Almighty God is that He is LOVE! He is still of the same mind and heart that He expressed through His —about to be murdered– Son, Jesus–Who said of humanity, “How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing.” The Bible also tells us in essence that the Spirit will not always strive with the spirit of man. In conclusion, it feels to me like the game we used to play as children….”Hide and Seek.” Remember? The “seeker” would count to twenty (or whatever) and then call out to playmates who had hidden, “Ready or not, here I come!” Keith Green sang, “The world is asleep in the dark, but the CHURCH is asleep in the light!” I pray for mercy and for the Holy Spirit to stir us ALL to get ready! Jesus is coming….maybe today! He will one day, perhaps VERY soon, concede to the wills of all humans. He will not send millions and millions to hell….but He will give up on them. They will send themselves away from the Heaven He has offered!