So what does what happened 2000 years ago have to do with what's happening how. Whether you believe it or not the plan of salvation began 6000 years ago when God decided that there was going to come a time when the reign of Sin in this world was going to end. Thus you have the whole Adam and Eve and the Serpent fiasco. One little screw-up on Adam and Eve's part and every person born after that is born into sin.
Here's the timeline: the Bible says that it took God 6 days to create the world and on the 7th He rested. Somewhere else in the Bible it says, "a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day". If you look at it that way, and calculating that from Biblical creation to today is 6000 years.
The Bible also said that at the end of the 6000 years some things were going to take place: earthquakes, famines, pestilence, wars, signs in the heavens...lots of them with an intensity never before experienced. When Jesus, Himself, was on the earth, He spoke about the things that were going to happen.
The purpose is going to be for one last chance for people to come to Him before He forever rids the earth of the being, Satan/Devil/Lucifer, who has caused so much misery in the world. It's because of him (and his fallen angel/demon buddies) that there are things like: death, sickness, addiction, murder, hatred, anger, pedophilia and a world of unhappiness.
So God decided a long time ago that there was going to come a time when all that would end. So Satan knowing that his time is short is getting ready to go on a rampage to end all rampages. During which time everyone in the world is going to have one last chance to make a choice who they want to serve: Satan or God. Then once all votes are cast, Revelation says, that God says "It is time" and puts His hand of protection over those who've chosen Him, while He pours out His Wrath on the rest of the world.
At that point Satan and his deadly crew are locked up (at the end of the 6th day-thousand years) and then there come a day/thousand years of rest for the rest of the world. At the end of which Satan is released for a short time to try and deceive the rest of the world one more time.
Imagine if you can a 1000 year period where there is no death...anyone born lives on and on because there is no sickness, no decay, no hatred, no greed, innocence, no sin...because the one who in behind all that nastiness is locked up. Then imagine that suddenly things begin to happen in the world that people have never seen...sickness, anger, jealousy, hatred and death! They'll think the world has gone crazy.
But you see God is giving the world one last chance to choose Him or reject Him...you see He doesn't force Himself on anybody. We all have a choice.
So you've just receive a brief rundown of Biblical history, with a warning that we are now at the end of the 6th day/6000 years. In about seven years the 1000 years of peace is going to start, but between now and then Satan is going to unleash a reign of terror and death like this world has never seen...if fact it's already started (tsunami/Indonesia, cyclone/Myanmar, AIDS, wars...)
Better get ready folks 'cause we are in for a bumpy ride and before it ends everyone will have to make a choice. For those who've already made a choice, then do what you can to prepare because it's going to get much worse and many reading this now will not survive to the end.
Think about it.