Matt. 24:3 has three questions of Christ Jesus, from His disciples; when, what, the end? "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the *world? The Anti-Christ system is upon us this very moment. One mile-marker that Watchmen/women are to look for is War.
Christ told us in Matt.24:6 that there would be "Wars, and rumors of War". This goes with 1Sam.8:4-20; the leaders requested their own king, just as the surrounding nations had. This was, and is a "rejection" of the Lord, that comes with serious consequences. The king, or dictator forms his own private military for personal use. He confiscates private property, and controls private businesses. There will be double-taxes.
These dictators are greedy and can Not ever be satisfied. James 4:1,2 explains where War comes from. This is diametrically opposed to the guidelines in the Word, or the U.S.C.; it states that a military is for "Common Defense".
Matt.24:7 states "Nation shall rise against nation". This is usually to control commodities, or natural resources. The dictator confiscates his portion from the people through double-taxes, and inflation. People today are rising up because they can Not afford basic necessities.
Mile-markers are ever present; it doesn't matter if we are paying attention, or Not, they are there. Christ Jesus referred to them as "Signs", or "Seals". The end of the *world? That is the end of the wicked world that is under the control of Satan, and many uninformed followers-it is doomed to destruction.