Jesus Himself warns us, in the Gospel of Luke, that there will be signs in the last days. He also warns us, in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, that there will be a lot of false signs and wonders done by our adversaries. He also warns us to watch and be prepared for these events. He is very explicit though, in both Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32, that no one but God knows when the “end” is to be.
Being prepared means several things. First, and the most important, is to be ready spiritually – get “right with God” ASAP and stay that way. Second, since wars, strife, and natural disasters are part of the signs, it behooves us to be “preppers” - not just for ourselves but so that we can help others too. Third, as Jesus commanded us more than half a dozen times, we need to stay in the know with the latest events in the world – to watch. To watch and pray.
Mark 13:37 - And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.