True prophecy is the revealing of God’s will for mankind, it is not fortune telling. Contemporary prophecy is given to equip all, who are searching for the truth, with a clear understanding of God’s definitive, relevant presence.
Because the world can drift into a state of crises or near panic, God will always respond by commissioning a true prophet who will present to the world that which is being overlooked or discounted.
Prophecy is the gifted role of being allowed to know God’s will, God’s thoughts, and to faithfully present them in audible or written words.
The difference between a true prophet and politicians or diplomats is that the prophet tells it how it is, whereas politicians or diplomats tell it as they would like you to believe it is.