The "sorrow" of the world will intensify, and become quite painful for those that are not grounded on the Rock-it is designed, that way. Individuals tolerance for pain, varies: we all have a breaking point-all of us do. The fires of life were designed to be hot, but for good reasons.
Satan is the king of the world: He was correctly speaking when saying that He has the authority, and can give it to whom-ever He pleases. The problem is that many find it difficult in discerning the Kingdom of Heaven, on earth[Cosmos] - from the world[Chaos].
How does one beat the world-system? Do not participate in it, period. Rom.12:2 is a mouthful that should be applied. We know what usury is. We should know about the 'fractional-reserve-banking- system'. Get rid of the middle-man that is involved in financial transactions.
Turn off and shut down all politics. State-schools are indoctrinating or destroying our youth. This is a good time to consider Home-schooling. Stop giving away personal info to private organization that have a Global-agenda.
We must decide to stand for Christ Jesus, and do His work; His work alone. Be a great Witness for our LORD, in our minds, confession, and work. The fires are getting hot for the world-We can and must help.