A prophet can see into the future. He or she generally has no control over the scale, of what or when aspects of the future are glimpsed. In fact, a prophet may have no interpretation at all regarding their foretellings. However, sometimes, whether it is tomorrow or centuries from now, a prophet knows without a shadow of a doubt the meaning of what will come to be.
A true prophet is hard to find. Their lives may be wracked with visions, compulsions to write, or trances which render them unresponsive. In times past, accusations of witch-craft silenced their claims. Others sought the mysterious shrouds of gypsies. In modern times, a prophet may be called a psychic, medium, or simply, schizophrenic.