William Branham stated:
This article is one in a series outlining a number of William Branham's visions that failed - you are currently in the article that is in bold:
There were also many visions that changed significantly over time. William Branham told Fred Barker that one day he would "say the right thing and it’ll all be over.”
The Fred Barker prophecy
In March 1965 at age 33, Fred Barker, a singer, songwriter and evangelist, who had sung at several conventions where William Branham had spoken, suffered a brain aneurysm. His throat was paralyzed and, according to the doctors, he was near death.
Approximately one month later, William Branham was in Los Angeles preaching. Richard Shakarian and Gene Scalf (Demos Shakarian’s son and son-inlaw) brought William Branham to see Fred Barker at the hospital. The following is the testimony of Fred Barker as related in the Only Believe magazine:
The prophecy fails
Sadly, Fred Barker died a number of years ago without being healed. William Branham said that Fred Barker would one day "say the right thing and it’ll all be over".
Is this another vision that failed?
Quotes of William Branham
The boys, the other day, Brother Shakarian's son and his son-in-law, taken me up here to pray for a young fellow, singer, dandy boy. Just come back… Fred Barker, that was his name, just come back from a trip. And they called me, that, "Fred was dying." And then, 'fore I could get in the house, another message come, "He may be dead right now." And he said he had had a—a hemorrhage in the brain, and he was paralyzed, and—and he was dying, and his wife wanted me to pray for him. 56 And I thought, "Oh, if I try to fly, he'd be dead 'fore I get there, and may be dead now." So, I called quickly and got the little lady on the phone. And—and we got the phone hooked up, and to Fred's ear. He couldn't swallow. They was giving him artificial swallowing. And when we prayed for him, he said, motioned, take it out of his throat. He could swallow. The doctors didn't believe it. They took it out, and he could swallow. He was setting up, the other day.