Know the times by knowing history and what the Word has to say. I started reading Leviticus and was shocked to find how much worse our country is than back in that day. People are so unaware of what is going on and are being led to slaughter singing and dancing as they go. Pastors and priests are not doing their jobs and people are not reading their Bibles to know what is not happening that should be - blinded to the truth.
The remnant exists and will be brought through times of trouble. They are being prepared even now. Preparation comes in a variety of ways and with such a creative God, each group is doing its thing to carry out the job the Lord has given it.
Are you part of the remnant? Do you know the times?