Assuming that our estimated window for Christ’s return is correct (i.e. 2048, 100 years from the founding of the modern state of Israel), then the youth of today will be the ones who will bow their knees and worship the Beast. I cannot help but think of a line from the movie, Lord of the Rings, where Saruman says:
Do you know how the Orcs first came into being? They were elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life. Now… perfected. My fighting Uruk-Hai. Whom do you serve?
Those growing up in recent times have been bombarded in their schools and universities with biased logic. They have been subjected to historically high amounts of sexual abuse as minors and have been awash in a sea of narcotics. The mass media has further twisted their thinking through its non-stop propaganda. When the Seventh seal is opened, they will not be able to understand the nature of the suffering that will be unleashed. When asked, ‘whom do you serve’, they will do as they are bid and will answer, ‘the Beast’.
Perhaps the time has come for Believers to seek out refuge, fleeing those areas under the political domination of the agents of the Beast.