The primary function of the role of a prophet is activating and releasing the Voice of God among the people of God. We see in the Word of God that when people got around the prophets, they began to prophesy themselves (1 Samuel 19:18-24). When a prophet is near, the voice of God becomes active.
The governing role of a prophet is based upon the affirmation and functionality of the apostolic; they are dual anointings (see Eph. 2:20 and 1 Cor. 12:28). The office of a prophet is different than the ministry gift of prophecy. Within the CN, just because someone is prophesying, it does not necessarily mean that they carry the role of a prophet. Prophets must have freedom to flow with the Holy Spirit and function in the Body of Christ. Prophets work with apostles to develop strategic, spiritual warfare through hearing and releasing the Word of God.
The office of prophet is being restored to the Body of Christ. Within the Covenant Network, we are actively seeking God for the restoration of prophets. For more information on the office of prophet, the CN recommends “Prophets and Personal Prophecy” by Dr. Bill Hamon (please keep in mind, his ministry is not LGBT affirming; however, the book is effective for its revelatory information on the Prophetic Anointing).