If a prophet by clear dictionary definition means a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration, a person chosen to speak for God, then anyone who speaks on the pulpit proclaiming God’s word is by your sweeping regard, a prophet. However, in the second definition, a prophet could be a seer/soothsayer/forecaster. Shouldn’t both be read together?
And who anoints a prophet? God or its people? If it is God, it is clearly divine intervention. But what if it is people?
To me, one whom by outstanding example and enlightenment does good, provides, protects, leads well, and has followers is a politician. But to be a prophet, you have to fulfill both definitions above as defined by the dictionary not forgetting that you too have to be anointed by God. Not by its people.

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