While everyone is exhorted by the Apostle Paul to desire more than any the gift of prophesy it is important to recognised that the ability to prophesy does not make one a prophet. The fact is not everyone is call to the prophetic office though everyone has the ability to prophesy.
A prophet has the ability to see, know and hear from God that which is to come, that which has not yet happen that which is yet to take place and to proclaim the acceptable day of the Lord. The ability to see the past or present of itself does not make one a prophet this is a word of knowledge gifted by the Holy Spirit, similarly having the ability of discernment or word of wisdom does not make one a prophet of itself.
A prophet is a lot more than one who prophesy he or she is a joining of the body of Christ one that holds the body together, one that is entrusted together with the apostle to lay the foundation of the church as well as to lead and equip the people
(author Angela Doreen)