The history of humanity is dotted with examples of men and women who have sought to know the future. They have done so through oracles, visionaries, seers, and mediums.
Prophets, on the other hand, are different. They are special messengers who speak on behalf of God. They do not intuit or interpret. They are the chosen ones, selected to announce events that are unpredictable by common logic, often in stark contrast to the historical and political context of the time.
Prophets are mysterious figures in their actions and in their being. They are men and women who have spoken with the Divine, knowing how to listen to His voice and accepting a mission of extraordinary nature.