Answer: A prophet is a spiritual seer of the future (a futurist). People who discovered the steps for elevating a person from his beastly state to the most divine state and described how one must rise in the spiritual levels were called prophets.
They never predicted what would happen in matter. For example, The Book of Zohar was written in a cave 2,000 years ago. But it has nothing to do with the cave or that time.
What is written in it is that in our time we must attain a state of spiritual ascent; it doesn’t speak about what will happen on the face of the Earth. That did not interest the prophets because from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah, matter does not exist. This is essentially something that is given to us only in our subjective feelings.
Comment: In his book, “The Last Generation,” Baal HaSulam wrote about the possibility of third and fourth world wars.
My Response: He didn’t talk about the soul in the book, but about how humanity will get a push for correcting the soul through all kinds of potential problems in our world if people don’t begin to advance correctly. But this is not a prediction!
What he talks about is that there are two scientific ways for the development of nature. This was said even 6,000 years ago. In principle, all of the developmental phases have been described in the wisdom of Kabbalah from the days of Adam, and then later by Abraham in his Book of Creation (Sefer Yetzira). Since then, everything is happening. There is nothing new here because the laws of nature are constant and are being realized before our eyes.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17