Strictly speaking, the eschaton has already effectively taken place - this is the wager contained within the Ark. Something has already happened in the future, and it guides us towards itself.
We should distinguish this prolepsis (causal efficacy of a future that is effectively past) with hope, which is a much weaker notion, contaminated by doubt. Hope lacks faith - hope is a weak substitute for a proleptic understanding of apocalypse: prolepsis is actual knowledge that a future event has already effectively taken place.
Even if certainty that this singularity has already occurred is not legislated in terms of determinism (which it is not) , it must be understood as a willed certainty, essentially a vision imagined with an intensity adequate to mold matter into its form - as necessity itself