Since things are getting worse and worse in the world, is the devil working overtime?
The devil knows the Bible so he knows that his time is short. As time draws nearer and nearer to the return of Christ, the devil will continue to increase his efforts to keep people from trusting in the Lord.
[Jesus said,] "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places" (Matthew 24:6-7).
Further, we are told to expect things to keep getting worse: "Evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived" (2 Timothy 3:13).
Because of Satan's increased efforts, we must work harder, too. It is the call to every believer to go and preach the gospel. We must be witnesses for Christ in these last days, and we must keep ourselves ready to meet the Lord.