Reminder: Scripture says that the aggregate of fallen human behavior, and the decisions of fallen human governments, is under His ultimate control. He uses Satan to herd this mass like cattle, without a clue to what is real, what is possible, etc. Satan’s mission in this task is largely to provoke human desire for things they cannot have, and then consume their lives as they beat their heads against the wall of Creation’s boundaries.
Armed with that reassuring word from revelation, we can face frightening scenarios of destruction. I would encourage you to read such reports only because this will prepare you for the kind of insanity we face. Most of this will never bear fruit, though some of it will hang around even after God’s wrath has done its work. What persists longest are the peculiar lies that work like religion.
For example, take a look at this religion. It’s nothing new for us, but it’s surprising to see it presented in this forthright way as a religion.
We keep an eye on this stuff so we aren’t caught off guard by what evil people are planning. The shape of tribulation is always full of surprises.