Some people spend all their time, trying to stay current on the news. It is far better to assume that the worst is coming and correct your life now. If you were wrong, you are still way ahead of the game and have even more time to be an even better person.
This is not a time period where disaster preparation by stockpiling will give much benefit. It is individual soul growth that will protect.
Prophesy is not that important! We are coming into a period of pure hell, where a lot of egos will get a mid life crisis as the political, economic, medical, military and earth changes environment will all combine for the perfect storm.
Let me say it this way.... If I told you that you had one year to live, how would you spend that time. That is how we prepare... What is the most important things I can do in the present time if I know something is going to happen? Forget the exact details as they will give you no more help than knowing tomorrows lottery numbers. Those who seek control will suffer the most. Knowing the details merely creates a distraction. This is not like cramming for an exam.
If we let God control and trust him he may even provide some miraculous protection! Or we may be martyred. Either way we can trust Jesus.