The Office of a Prophet
Thus, the Office of a Prophet is specifically ordained by God, directed by God’s divine appointment, and a prophet communicates clearly what God intends to say. Essentially, a prophet is one that speaks on behalf of God. If this is so, there comes with it an awesome responsibility to fully and accurately represent that which is in God’s heart to say. To neither over-state nor under-state that intention, to neither detract from it nor add to it.
As an “Elder” to the Body of Christ, a prophet should fully qualify in accordance with 1 Timothy 3:1-7:
This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behaviour, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.