This is not "reality", but just as it is written, this is a mere "image" of what is true--man was "created in the image", and a "dim" one at that, showing the reality of evil, that we who do not prefer it would chose the truth instead.
And, no, God does not only speak to the Prophets. That was only for a time. Since the days immediately following the ascension of Jesus back to God, He then set in motion the prophecy of Joel, that God would pour out His spirit upon all flesh. That is, "all" meaning both on the good and the evil, which would eventually bring about the end of this image illusion which Jesus had already overcome for those who want is true and good. It is that outpouring of God's spirit that comes like a knock at the door, like a lightbulb coming on leaving one to hate evil and love good--that is the touch of God. Learn of his ribbon of truth that has been since the world began, follow it, be a part of it--be that good, it is a gift from God and the promise of a better future. Be patient, as He has also been patient with us. Help is on the way--believe it even if you die believing it--believe it, because it is believing it that is our ticket out of the illusion.