What he said there can make for an interesting topic of discussion all by itself.
While I agree that Revelation indicates the Great Tribulation will be horendous to live through, I can appreciate a part of where his reaction comes from - we seem to focus more on what Satan is doing in the world that what God is doing.
Yes, things are going to get worse and painful and hard, yes evil will encrease. But in reading Revelation, should we not see the hand of God? Should we not relish more on what God is doing than in woeing over the evil?
I thought about what God was going to do, but his statement seems to ignore that. Things will not get better, but get worse. People in the world will increasingly act more on their sinful nature and rebell more against anything which is of God.
As a believer, I do not believe we will be here for the worst of things. That time is called Jacob's trouble, which refers to Israel. It is meant to turn the eyes of Israel to the Lord. Which is ultimately good as all things God does are for His purposes. But in the mean time, for those who do not believe will seem so bad, scripture says for some, their hearts will fail.
If we, believers, do experience tribulation, which we will, scripture says all things work together for good for those who trust God and are called according to His purposes. I don't believe we will be here for the Great Tribulation but scripture does say we will experience tribulation. What I believe is that things do get tough, but somehow God does sustain us. For example, I had a better paying job, but I saw that the company was getting into a cycle of letting people go. The people being let go tended to be people who had been there a while so had received raises and were paid better. These people were usually within 5 years from qualifying for retirement, but when let go, they lost a lot of retirement benefits. It looked like the company was setting up a regular lay off policy. I realized I probably would never be able to retire from the company, so I took an offered buy out, and looked for another job. The new job I got paid 30% less. I wasn't sure how we would make it with that big of a cut as the numbers did not line up, but amazingly, somehow, we had enough money to pay all our bills. I still don't know how that happened, but the money was always there just in the nick of time. I attribute it to God's provision. I do believe God will provide, so that experience raised my trust that God will take care of us. I don't look forward to tough times, and I will probably not be a giant in faith, but God will once again show how He provides when it does happen, despite me.
Whatever happens, our faith has to be in God.