Three things could be happening here: The prophet did not hear right, the word who the person is for gave up or God is doing a new thing.
Did John Doe arbort his destiny?
Was it the prophet? When a prophetic word needs correcting I would feel a quickening to read this word again. When this happens the window only stays open to beging to intercede over the words given for a short time. To ask God to send his angels to help.
Or did life get in the way? I have noticed that if I am not in a deeper state of worship this happens. It feels like God was asking me to go higher into the realm of the Spirit. To inquire again.
Out of 261 prophetic words I have only seen this happen twice. The other time was with electing the last pope. I was hearing a black man. Life got in the way... My father was sick and I dropped everything to help him. The pope turned out to be a latin man. We are not under the law any more. We are under grace. This grace give us the right to get back up for Jesus Christ when words fail. He comes with a new covenant of love.
While visiting Pasadena, California the word of the Lord came upon me. It was a warning about Syria. The pastor of that church began to ask his people to interceede for Syria. The next week their was a change for the better. This shows me that if we pray and speak to God we may be able to change things. Daniel did the same thing. He worked with the angels of God the father.
Daniel 10:1-12King James Version (KJV)
Many times people have tried to come against me as God's angent and I have had to pray for that person, that the rath of the Lord would not come upon them. Just recently I had to pray for a bother who was preaching about a certain subject. I will not go into great detail but I could feel a kickening to hold this word back from happening. 13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
That very hour as that person was speaking about God's anointed sombody in the same work as this person fell under this word as a warning of some kind. I am still asking the Lord Jesus more about this matter. This is not the first time I have seen this happen. Each time this has happen I have seen insidents play out on the news or I would find out later what had transpired in their life. Read Revelation 11.... Prophets are well protected as long as they stay under the covering of God. Read Psalm 91....
Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of them, Deuteronomy 18:22
1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. Read about Sodom and Gomorrah.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
If we fall out of a life style of worship this can happen. See Isaiah 8:19 King James Version (KJV)19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? These spirits are around us and above us in between heaven and earth. We must continue to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ.
Psalm 55:21King James Version (KJV)
21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
1 John 4King James Version (KJV)
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Please read 1st Samuel 9
16 To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.
18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.
19 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.
Can God change His mind? We all know David was his next pick for Israel to have a King.