It's not going to end well for them.
Thlipsis: Renewed hatred, Idolatrous worship, Bent on death, Unorthodox, Lawlessness. Already- The Man of Sin In lies and death. Omnipresent- Not yet. Revelation 1:9- "I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus..." Revelation 2:9, 10- "I [Jesus] know your tribulation and your poverty
To quote the cardboard signs: "The end is near!" But this is not a warning or for hope or for fear. To quote the popular worldly proverb: "It is what it is."