A few years back Hal Lindsey was regarded as having it all figured out in the "Late Great Planet Earth". I believe he was not as spot on as he tought several years later.
Maybe we aren't supose to figure it out step by step, but just live our iives, knowing we may be in those times, and live with God in your heart. About the only thing we know for sure is everyday, things get closer and closer to just popping. WE are just on the edge of total worldwide collapse economically, all these wars, world tentions between middle east countries, Pakistan and India, North Korea. Everyone saying "Ready, Aim, Fi----". I wondered one time reciently if the symbol 666 may have implied the population? That the earth could support only so many people, and when the earth reached 6.6 billion population, that was the limit. We are there right now.
Of all our problems we face today, how many would disappear it the population overnight went from 6.6 Billion to 3.3 Billion. We are running out of natural resourses, food supplies, what we need it in short supply, supply and demand. Lets just hope that the world doesn't erupt into armageddon, and the last survivors will just start over. Providing we can survive the Nuclear winter, the fallout, and resulting polution, biological and chemical agents, disease and famon created by it.
I would think even the most devout atheist would know we are in a mess, and would hope there is a God to save us.