As I mentioned in a previous threat the prophetic word 'soon' has been appearing in prophecy for quite a long time perhaps for the last 30 years, which is a generation. God's time is not our time so in heavenly terms 30 years is not a long-time. I was reading the signs of the times as far back as the 1990s and warning people that the world was headed on a downward spiral. Back then I did not believe that in August 2016 I would be living a normal life, quietly in my home in Ireland. I genuinely believed that the whole world would have entered tribulation before now. The unravelling has been relatively slow. Yes the signs of the times are all around and we can see these very, very clearly. And yet we still hear the prophetic word 'soon'. A few years ago I gave up on any ideas of a timeline or working out the chronology of the end times that are immersed in and just accepted that I had to get on with everyday living and praying the daily Rosary to keep close to God and availing of the sacraments to remain in a state of grace. I am aware that a few nations have already entered tribulation (Venezuela, Syria spring to mind). My feeling is that we may well have a few years of grace left before we enter the fullness of the storm of tribulation. By tribulation I mean that state where every person in the world in affected by turmoil to the extent that 'modern living' as we know it is impossible either through economic chaos (where one cannot access money in the bank), interruption of power supplies and the food chain so that there is a break-down in civil society and so on in other words drastic times when we will know that we have entered tribulation personally. I would be interested in hearing what others think as we all have been prayerfully reflecting on the signs of the times and it is one of the reasons for me joining this forum as I had an interest in Catholic prophecy. Some people have been pointing to the end of the year of Mercy as a possible water-shed in this regard but there is no way of knowing if this will be the case. Mind you - I am happy to report that my life today is failure normal and without tribulation and thank God for His Mercy and Patience!