There are many false prophets, but those who are most awake spiritually will be able to see things that blind mortals will not.
I live in the Philippines and the typhoon and earthquake have already happened. Where I live, the earthquake felt like a 6.0 on the Richter scale and the typhoon winds went up to about 50-60 mph. Not too bad, but relatives in Northern Cebu had their homes damaged. Some came to live with my wife and I for a few weeks until things could return to normal and infrastructure could be restored.
Some people do not believe in prophecy, because they are blind to spiritual things. Some are too ready to believe any prophecy, because they are too blind spiritually.
But some prophecies are visions of the work of the Lord. For instance, we are living in the End Times foretold in the Bible's New Testament. This started with the rebirth of Israel. We some some prophecy fulfilled with the falling of the "great star" named Wormwood (Chernobyl in Ukrainian) and the spreading of a great pestilence across a third of the world (nuclear fallout).
America is playing its part in the End Times, by becoming the new Evil Empire which stirs up death in the Middle East. For instance, Iraq and Afghanistan are both the leukemia capitals of the world far outstripping all other nations in leukemia deaths. Why? Because of American war crimes using deadly white phosphorus and depleted uranium. The lies that are being told are thick, including proclaiming Obama with a Nobel Peace Prize just before he becomes the most blood-thirsty president in American history. Our egos are being played like a symphony. If we are asleep, like some people on HubPages, then we miss the fact that Obama's Peace Prize was a PR game, just as was the election of Bush to give the government plausible deniability for 9/11. After all, a government headed up by that bumbling idiot couldn't pull off something that complex, and yet the top military officers responsible for the massive security failures on 9/11 were all given promotions instead of courts martial. And NIST scientists proclaimed that the perfect free fall collapse of WTC7 on 9/11 was caused by simple office fires. Any scientist worth their salt knows that solid steel never, ever offers zero resistance to collapse. 9/11 was an inside job, just like the unused Operation Northwoods in 1962 -- a government false flag to murder their own citizens and then blame it all on the enemy they want to attack.
Love & humility are the answer.