“…in the primary sense of prophets, as vehicles of direct and fresh revelation, it seems we must say that this charisma is no longer given. There is no longer anyone in the church who may dare to say, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying…” or “Thus says the Lord.” It has been argued, however, that prophets may be used in other and lesser senses. Some think there may be men today like the prophet Agabus (Acts 11:28; 21-10-11) whose function is NOT TO ADD TO REVELATION but to foretell some future event. This is possible. But both church history and personal experience make me cautious…”
– John Stott, Baptism and Fullness.
It is right to be cautious as there are many charlatans out to make gain today by claiming to have this gift of prophecy in the lesser sense. But we are also told not to despise prophecy in these last days but to test everything. 1 Thess 5:20-21.
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (Emphasis mine).
Another shorter message. The watchman kept repeating the maxim that if you prepare and the flood never come, you lose nothing but if you do not prepare and the flood come, you have everything to lose. Another important point made : God has not intended that the warning is to strike fear but rather to be prepared as not to be alarmed. Jesus our Lord warned in Luke 21 about coming calamities and persecution but added that we should not be alarmed which was His intention of warning.
In the several conferences and churches that I have shared till now about the coming economic flood, the top concern is still about knowing how to prepare physically for it. There are several secular websites on this topic. Here is one Christian ministry calling for similar preparation like having an emergency fund, getting out of debt and trusting God as the highest priority. Zeph 2:3.
One of the more interesting look at the signals and flashpoints of the coming economic depression with convincing charts. From the 28th minute 30 sec to 30th minute of the interview, it was mentioned that the IMF may bail out the Fed with their printed money and a question is posed on who is running the IMF – an unaccountable king, dictator or communist ? Though it was a secular interview on economic issues, could it unexpectedly predict the coming one world dictator as prophesized ?