January 2018 Prophecy Update

We thought we’d rapture up in 2017, didn’t we?

Yep, 2017 was supposed to be the Year of End. After all, there was an eclipse and a creepy Revelation 6 star alignment. Fortunately or unfortunately we’re still here. Darn it, the bills are still due and we’re still tied to that job we hate.

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And although I joke about this stuff, there were some significant prophetic shifts in 2017.

The new year – 2018 – followed suit. Already the prophecy wheel’s turning. (By the way, does anyone else forget what year we’re in? The other day I Googled it and immediately wondered how I arrived at this state in life.)

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Matter of fact, I believe the world as we know it will end within the next ten to fifteen years.

So happy new year! To commemorate, here’s some recent prophetic happenings:

1. Something’s happening in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State, specifically. It’s been rumbling unusually and cracking up literally.

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Mt. St. Helens has experienced some concerning activity. And there’s been lots of earthquakes along the west coast, which is perched atop fifty million fault lines and twenty billion volcanoes.

And there’s also a huge crack in a mountain in Yakima, WA, that keeps threatening to break off and swallow everyone. (Seriously, though, if you’re in the evacuation zone, please leave if possible. This is nothing to play with.)

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All this is relevant because it’s prophetic. Christ said towards the end earthquakes would increase. We’ve seen the uptick and this is more evidence for it. (Luke 21:11)

And although I give extra-Biblical prophecies far less credence than Biblical ones, I listen when they make sense. So here’s one: a while back my mom met a Native American whose tribal ancestors inhabited what is now Washington State.

If you’re in the Pacific Northwest region, take heed. There’s been unusual, increased seismic activity.


He relayed a generationally passed-down prophecy: when every “Sister” (code for a volcano within Washington’s Cascade Mountains) is talking, it’s the end of the world.

If there’s an earthquake that triggers one volcano eruption, and then another erupts and so on, this “Sisters” scenario isn’t far-fetched.

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2. Everyone is sick. Snotty lately? Been bitten by the green Death Monster? So has half the population.

Normally I’d write this off to annual winter crud, but this is the first time in my forty years I’ve heard hospitals delayed surgeries (this happened in the UK recently) because so many people were infected with ick. (That’s a real name for a fish disease, by the way. My poor pet Goldy died from it when I was eight. I’m still sad. I’m kidding only sorta.)

So far this year there’s been an uptick in illnesses. It means something prophetically.


And recently the popular sugar additive Trehalose may have caused two superbugs. If you’ve been living in a cave for the past seventy-seven years, a superbug is a bacterial strain that’s resistant to antibiotics. That means you can pop all the pills you want, but your interestingly gross case of bubonic plague ain’t going anywhere.

But who cares? Sickness is normal right? Of course. However, towards the end pestilence will increase. In fact the last seven years of life on earth as we know it (we’re not there yet) will be chalk-full of the most painful and persistent plagues and outbreaks you can imagine. (Luke 21:11, Matthew 24:7)

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3. Cool stuff has happened in Israel. Their population reached 8.8 million on the eve of 2018. Eight represents resurrection or regeneration. Could be prophetically significant, or not. In my experience, however, God is the Ultimate Mathematician. His attention to detail is quite impressive. (Then again, He’s God. He makes me gush. Oh I love Him!)

And a 2,700 year old Jewish seal was recently unearthed in Jerusalem. The inscription indicates it belonged to a governor mentioned in the Bible. Prophetic? Maybe. Cool? Definitely.

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So that’s a prophetic update for now. This doesn’t remotely encompass everything’s that’s occurred lately. Reporting all significant prophetic information would produce volumes, and who has time for that? After all, the latest episode of The Bachelor is on.

In fact, maybe that’s our problem. Some of us are too interested in the The Real Housewives of Whatever than we are in prophecy. Prophecy’s scary and confusing – but it’s so important. Friend, I pray your New Years’ Resolution reserved a seat for more of its study.

As always, thank you for a slice of your time. I don’t want to waste a minute of it because it’s valuable. After all, our days are numbered.

So Friend, live well. Look up. 2018 is here and let’s live like Paul: “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

After all, if we squint real hard we can see Messiah. He’s seated atop a rescue horse, valiantly riding the horizon. The reason for His visit: you. I’ll be ready, Friend. Hopefully, you will be too.

Diane Watt teaches the Word. A student of God, she seeks excellence for King Jesus. When she’s not typing you can find her seated on a bicycle or in the kitchen. But not at the same time.

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