Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Parable of the Sower

Mark 4
3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
14 The sower soweth the word.
15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

The seed is the Word of God and you sow it in your heart by reading the Word to yourself out loud with faith!

Luke 8
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Matthew 13
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

God bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lydia Prince

A brief timeline of Lydia (Christensen) Prince’s journey to Israel:

Lydia was born March 8, 1890 in Bronderslev, Denmark. In December 1926 her “suitor” proposed marriage and she couldn’t accept, needing an answer to a question in her heart, “Is there something more to life than just a career, nice apartment, furniture … and a pension?” She went home for Christmas and learned her father had expressed the same sentiments the last couple years of his life.

When she returned to Korsor after Christmas break (January 3, 1927), she began reading the bible the next day and was born again, (that is when she prayed and told God, “if you will show me Jesus as a living reality I will follow him” and Jesus appeared to her.) In February she was baptized in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues and that night God showed her the vision of the woman and men in middle eastern dress, and at the end of February she was baptized in water by immersion.

In August (while on summer break) she visited Pentecostal churches in Sweden and on her last night before returning to Denmark, she listened to a missionary speak, and along with other things, he shared about the hospital they were building in the Congo. As he was talking, she heard God tell her, “You have money to help him.” She had received her bank statement just prior to leaving for Sweden, and it was equivalent to about $3000 U.S. dollars. She shared with him and his wife after the meeting what she believed God was telling her: to give money for his hospital and also her vision about people in different dress. He told her they had been to the Holy Land and saw people dressed as she described. When she returned home, she immediately withdrew all her inheritance ($3000) and sent it to him. She began to earnestly seek God’s plan for her and “…almost against my will I began to turn my attention that direction [Israel].”

She spent weeks praying, by October and November, her heart was changing, and there was love in her heart towards people in Israel she didn’t even know. In December, in a prayer meeting with the Pentecostal group where she attended, God gave her the vision of a baby girl’s face, in a box. She came to believe God was directing her to Jerusalem but hesitant to actually turn in her resignation.

Over Easter weekend of the next year (1928), she listened to a missionary from China, talked to him after he finished speaking, explaining to him what she believed God was telling her and voiced her hesitation to him. He said, “Sister Christensen, Denmark is full of spiritual cripples who have heard the call of God but were afraid to step out in faith. Don’t you be one of them.” She wrote out her resignation that night.

In a missionary magazine published in Sweden, she saw the address of a Swedish lady who lived in Jerusalem, Ida Gustafsson. She wrote to tell her she was coming to Jerusalem. Gustafsson wrote back and agreed to meet her on Lydia’s arrival. Lydia spent the last few days before she left for Jerusalem with her mother and her mother told her a story about when Lydia was five, had pneumonia, she thought they were going to lose her. “I remember standing by your bed one night and telling God that if He would spare your life, you would be His. Perhaps that explains some of the things that have been happening these last two years.” Lydia agreed. She arrived in Tel Aviv October 18, 1928. Miss Gustafsson met her there, with a hired driver and they left for Jerusalem.

Compiled by Kathryn Currier
(Source: Appointment in Jerusalem by Derek and Lydia Prince)

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Healing Testimonies - The Invisible Things of God

(How God used Derek and Lydia Prince and Bob Mumford to “open my eyes to the word of God.”)

Transcribed and edited from:
Friday July 6, 2018 11:00 AM Livestream Program

Hello, I’m Doyle Davidson, servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ ministering locally to the Body of Christ in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, sent by God to your house to declare unto you the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:3 and 4 tell us what the gospel is, how that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried, that rose again the third day, according to the scripture.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, sent me to heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, set at liberty them that are bruised.

The word is nigh thee, even in your heart and in your mouth, that is the word of faith which I preach if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the just shall live by his faith.

I want to welcome everyone receiving this broadcast…

Terre Brown: “I Have Returned”

Doyle: I really didn’t think about this song when I asked Terre this morning if she would sing it. She said, “Sure I will.” I said, “Ok.”

It talks about me returning to the God of my childhood, the Father and Jesus, made known to me from birth—then it talks about, I’ve returned to the God of my mother, the Baptist mother, that told the Lord, “You give me a son, I’ll give him back to you.” And then it talks about the God of my father, the man that told me, for many years, one day I would have to preach the gospel. That’s amazing isn’t it? And sure enough, his prophecies came true. Amen. So, I did what my flesh wanted to for a few years, but in 1969 I had to give it up. I had to do what God planned for me to do. I had to do what my mother wanted me to do, and I had to do what my father said I should do. What can I say? January 2, 1970, I drove away from 121 Veterinary Hospital and the practice that I built. I was sole builder and owner of 121; I built the practice by myself and left as God had said, with one thing, “Obey me.” I didn’t know where I was going. I’m in the forty-eighth year. Do you realize that? [Kathie: Amen] That’s quite awhile, you know that?

I have not departed from what God told me, “Sell it and obey me.” I thought it, but my thinking didn’t run very far back.

In 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, just about the 4th of July, I met Derek and Lydia Prince. Derek and Lydia became good friends for a period of time. I became well acquainted with Derek and Lydia when I moved to Florida to manage a veterinary hospital in Opa-Locka in 1971.

There I met Bob Mumford. I attended some social gatherings with Bob, his wife Judy (I didn’t know her well), but Bob and I talked kind of heart to heart. So now I know Derek Prince, I know Lydia and I know Bob Mumford.

Lydia Prince to me is maybe the most unusual person I’ve ever met. A school teacher that was saved and believed God and trusted God obviously, with her whole heart. I’m not sure how old Lydia was when she went to Israel [Lydia arrived in Israel, October 18, 1928, she was 38 years of age]. She went to Jerusalem. What I remember about Lydia, she contacted someone that had an ad in a newspaper or magazine or something. [Ida Gustafsson]. She wrote them a letter, a letter about coming to Israel, a single woman.

Kathie: And she didn’t know why she was going, why God had her go, till later.

Doyle: Lydia, talking to me on several occasions, impacted my faith in a good way, would you say?

Kathie: Absolutely. The woman had some.

Doyle: She was of great faith, simple childlike faith, like my earthly father; he amazed me how he could believe God.

I asked Dad once, “Did you ever worry?”


“Well how’d you get it stopped?”

“I just quit.”


“Well sure, I just decided I wasn’t going to worry anymore.”

Is that amazing?

Kathie: That’s amazing. He had for an ulcer in his stomach for a while, from worrying?

Doyle: He sure did.

Kathie: And the doctor told him he couldn’t eat some of the foods he was eating. He decided one day he was going to have a piece of apple pie a la mode. Right? [Doyle: Right] Which is a no-no if you have a stomach ulcer, and he said, “Well if I die I’ll go to be with Jesus.”

Doyle: With the ulcer. Guess what? He ate it.

Kathie: At a restaurant.

Doyle: Absolutely. Do you know the place he ate that? [Kathie: No.] The house we built in Joplin, the young man’s father was Jesse Long, owned Jesse’s Truck Stop. There was a restaurant there.

Kathie: Oh, it was apple pie a la mode at a truck stop, that’s the best kind of restaurant.

Doyle: That’s where he stopped. Guess what? He didn’t have any ill feelings from it, he didn’t die, he was healed. That easy.

One of the toughest things to handle for me, he got hit in the jaw with and inch and a quarter in diameter, five-foot bar. It hit him in the jaw, the mandible, the bone you can feel with your finger, thumb and he went to a physician, who had an office in Branson and Forsyth. And the physician examined it and said, “I believe your jaw is broken.” The break was the width of a pencil. The physician asked him, “Do you want me to get an ambulance?

“No.” He had to go to Branson. Dad said, “I’ll drive.”

Kathie: How far away was it?

Doyle: Twelve to fifteen miles I think. So what did he do? Gets in his pickup, talks to Jesus, gets to Branson. If I remember, the physicians name was Threadgill. He x-rays Dad’s jaw and says, “Lyle there is a hairline, there, where something broke. I’m not going to do a thing for it.” God healed it on the way. That’s the man that said I had to preach the gospel. He had some childlike faith wouldn’t you say? His son didn’t.

Kathie: Till later. Well the son, hurt his wrist, cut the tendons in his wrist, in fact it looked like a suicide cut. You went to the doctors, they said they were going to cast it for a couple weeks [Doyle: 14 days], and then we are going to really set it. They said—

Doyle: “You destroyed your wrist.”

Kathie: They wrapped it for fourteen days and then you went back in to get the full blown cast on it and you went to a restaurant right after that, and the Lord spoke to you in the restaurant:

Doyle: “You ought to obey God, not man.”

Kathie: And at that dining room table in the restaurant you said, “What did you say?”

Doyle: That’s what I said.

“You ought to obey God not man.”

And I said, “Say that again.”

“You ought to obey God and not man.”

I looked down, here’s a piece of gauze, (plaster of paris cast), it wasn’t stuck down. I excused myself and went to the men’s room and started pulling it apart.

Kathie: Amen, and you got most of it done didn’t you? [Doyle: Yes.] I can imagine what the janitor thought when he went to change the trash can.

Doyle: When I got home, I took a pair of tin snips and the cast was full arm, just below the elbow and Icut it , took it off, threw it away—never went back to the doctor.

Kathie: That took some faith.

Doyle: He’s the one that gave me a hug.

Kathie: That’s right. He never did ask you why you didn’t come back.

Doyle: He never asked. He probably thought, “This guy will do about anything, that wasn’t true.

Kathie: But God healed your wrist.

Doyle: He healed my wrist.

KD: I want to ask you a question for those of you who don’t realize it, you cut the tendon in your wrist, and you just missed the blood vessel-

Doyle: I could see the artery and the vein and the nerve right beside it. [Kathie: And they weren’t hurt.] No they weren’t, only capillary bleeding. I could see my pulse, I could see the nerve, see the vein, artery and my physician who was a great friend, almost collapsed.

Kathie: So he sewed the tendon back together.

Doyle: The tendon—he brought in a specialist.

Kathie: I was going to say, that’s not an easy thing to do.

Doyle: Right, very difficult. He told me I had destroyed my wrist. “No way,” I didn’t believe that one.

But I’ve got to get to deeper things; I guess this is pretty deep, I used my faith a bit.

I trust in God. I posted something on Facebook about two people who influenced my life:

I thank God for using through His Spirit, Derek Prince and Bob Mumford to open my eyes about the Word of God.

He used them through his Spirit. Here we go, in 1974 I go to Israel. Derek and Lydia invited us to go on the Family Tour; you can read about it. Frankly, I didn’t know much about Israel, except the biblical things I’d learned, but we went and guess what happened? At the Tomb of the Garden, God anointed me, Acts 1:8 on June 16, 1974. Would you read that?

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Do you see why it was easy for me to say that Derek, and I’ve got to say Lydia (Prince) influenced my life through the spirit? Can you see that? Look what happened at the Tomb of the Garden [on Sunday]. Then on Tuesday night, Derek asked me at dinner if I’d like to speak ten minutes at Christ’s Church. “Sure.” I excused myself, went to my room and said, “OK, Lord, I said yes, now what am I going to say?”

“What have I done for you?”

I said, “Oh yes, you’ve been getting Patti and Kathy to follow me.” So what’d we do? We go back and we talk about Joshua 24:15:

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Afterwards a lawyer from New Zealand came to talk to me and said:

“I’ve presented a lot of cases to a judge, and before a jury and I’ve heard a lot presented, but I’ve never heard anybody present what you did—concise, short, understandable,” something to that effect, very complimentary.

You can read about that, but the difficult things came later. I [had] left Florida [in 1972], and came back to Texas. God sent me. Before I left, Bob Mumford recommended a book, The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee. I said, “I need it, I’ll buy it.” I bought that book; we got back to Texas and it wasn’t fun. I expected it to be victory, victory, victory. It was, “Obey, obey, obey!” Stay in a hotel and read Romans, ten weeks. But let me tell you what directed me to Romans: the book, The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee. I started reading it and it was about the Book of Romans. I said “I don’t need this thing, I’ve got the Book of Romans. Well I could read. Not only that, I had a concordance; by that time I had learned something about studying the bible. I had Vine’s, I had Young’s, I probably didn’t have Strong’s yet, but I soon got it. Alright? That was when the real fun began, would you say? I’m reading Romans.

Kathie: I’ve shared this many times, but I find it interesting, that the Protestant Church began with a man that locked himself in his room and read the Book of Romans, over and over and over and over and God had you do the same thing only he locked you in a hotel.

Doyle: Ten weeks—I had money, I couldn’t lease, I couldn’t buy, I couldn’t do anything for a place to live except the Denton Holiday Inn.

Kathie: And you even moved around [to different] rooms hoping that would open something up.

Doyle: Three or four times, I thought that would help. That was my superstition and I didn’t know I had any. Anyway, I tell you, I think it’s right we move to this.

I read Romans and ended up in the first five chapters at the last. I tried to read it all, that wasn’t good. I tried to read the first eight chapters that wasn’t right, so I ended up in Romans 1 through 5. One day I said to the Lord, “If I could just see your power, I could believe.” Are you here? Ya, you think God wasn’t ready for me?

“Romans Chapter 1, how about verse 20, Doyle?”

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

Doyle: Invisible things, of God, right? [Kathie: Right.] Are what?

“…from the creation of the world”

Oh, from the creation. You people that don’t think he created anything, that the “Big Bang” put it in place—I asked a PhD, a geologist, very wealth man, spent a lot time in the Middle East, digging somewhere. I asked, “How do you think the earth was formed?

“Oh, Big Bang.”


This guy wore overalls and sandals and had a beard and was worth millions of dollars. I think they were Egyptian sandals. I was his veterinarian for several years. He came to Kathy and Terry Mai’s wedding.

Kathie: You know I went to college with some of the Big Bang theories and I realized later that they had a problem with their theories. First, where did the mass come from? and who lit the match?

Doyle: Oh sure. They had all kinds of problems. If they would have been smart and thought, you know? [Kathie: Amen.]

Now lets go back, The invisible things of God,

"from the creation of the world are clearly seen"

Oh, the invisible things of God, from the creation, clearly seen. Oh? You know I had six years at the university, I was a veterinarian, I got two degrees: a B.S. in agriculture and a DVM, doctor of veterinary medicine. Now let’s go, clearly seen-

clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,

Doyle: Oh my! Clearly seen and being understood—what’s being understood? God. Isn’t that what that says?

Kathie: Clearly understood the invisible things, [Doyle: of God] of God, yes.

Doyle: What’s next?

“…clearly understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

See everything to now…kind of weird, but now we get to eternal what?

“eternal power and Godhead”

Doyle: Wait a minute. Eternal power! Are you there? Eternal power can be clearly clean, understood? Right?

Kathie: Right. By the things that were made, and we’re made.

Doyle: Yes. Eternal power, what else does it say?

“…and godhead.”

Doyle: That verse gave me hours of, “How dumb are you?”

Kathie: And that next part, “so they are without excuse.”

Doyle: Yes that was me, no more excuses. See I made an excuse, “If I could just see the power of God.”

Well, look at that bird right there. God made it. Look at that horse, God made it. Look at that man, God made it. Look at your wife, God made her. How about my daughter? He made her too. How about me? “I made you too.” One day he told me, “I made you for this job.”

Folks, don’t criticize the way you are, the way you look, the way you’re built, don’t. You know what? God made you for a purpose, made you for a purpose. Don’t criticize it. But did you know, read that again.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

Doyle: Eternal power. If I could just see the power. Well look at that tree right there, you’re about to run into. Or the one you’re going climb, or the one you’re going to cut down. If you’re married and you have a wife, look at her, maybe you’ll approve of God.

Listen, If you didn’t think that didn’t change my life and If you don’t think going to Israel and called of God to preach the gospel, Two very important things, in my life.

One of them Derek and Lydia, Israel, anointed to preach, Tomb of the Garden.

And then Bob Mumford, told me about that book; I bought it, by Watchman Nee. You know I didn’t buy that book to learn a thing about that book?

Kathie: You didn’t read very much of it, did you?

Doyle: No, very few pages. I thought, “My goodness, this Is about Romans, why do I want to read this book? I can read and I’ve got the Book of Romans,” and I wanted to walk in the word. Now, let me assure you that in that first chapter of the Book of Romans, I believe God opened my heart to the gospel, but going on to Corinthians 15, there, how about reading that? Paul preached the gospel, it’s power, not word only.

Kathie: Amen. 1 Corinthians 15:

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Kathie: As I say, “the bona-fide definition of the gospel.”

Let’s go back to Romans 1:16:

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Doyle: Therein, in the gospel, is the righteousness of God revealed. Right? [Kathie: That’s right.] And from faith to faith? [Kathie: From faith to faith.]

If you think that Bob Mumford and Derek Prince and Lydia were not used by God to open the eyes of this blind veterinarian, trust me that’s what changed my life.

Well, you know what God told me yesterday to do? Give $50,000 to Derek Prince Ministries and $50,000 to Bob Mumford’s, are you here? [Kathie: I’m right here.] And I’m giving it today. [Kathie: Amen.] I think we’re through don’t you?

Mercy grace…multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you. I pray that God opens your eyes by listening and viewing this video and you get a revelation of that man Jesus and a revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God bless you.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Afflictions from Religious Spirits

I was raised in a Christian home, my mother Alba (Miller) Davidson, had Baptist roots and my dad, Lyle Davidson had Methodist roots, actually Northern Methodist. I learned after God had given me my ministry that my mother had prayed, asking God for a son, “If you will give me a son, I will give him back to you.” God made sure she kept her vow. I was born with a congenital heart defect, known as “blue-baby” syndrome and the leading physician in Joplin told my parents there wasn’t anything he could do. I’ve been told it was at that point, my mother, quite distraught, threw me on the bed and said, “Take him Lord, he’s yours.” A neighbor told my dad, “You might as well be prepared to find him dead in his crib some morning.” Dad’s response to her was, “No, he won’t die, he will live.” Soon after, God healed me; I have never had a heart problem since then.

My grandfather, Luther Davidson was instrumental in the building of Redwood Holiness Church, along with his family, (dedicated July 4, 1927) and I grew up attending there until I turned eighteen. At that time, I asked my Dad if I could stop going and when he asked why, I told him I didn’t think it was doing me any good. Dad said, “Well if you don’t believe it’s doing you any good then you ought not to go.”

My parents left Redwood and eventually began attending a Baptist church in Sarcoxie, at the encouragement of my sister. She told my Dad he could fellowship with anyone, anywhere, but Mother couldn’t, and she was a Baptist. She suggested to Dad, "Why don't you fast and pray about moving to another church", and he humbled himself and did what she asked. After they started going to the Baptist church, he was no longer able to get healed. He and I talked about it. He had to see physicians more than he ever had in all his years and he also began taking medication. Baptist spirits seduced his faith.

In 1970, when I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, I told my parents that I spoke in tongues. When I told my mother, she said, "Doyle, I told you to stay away from those people." My response was, "Mother, I never heard you."

I chartered Water of Life Church of Plano, Inc. in 1980; I was forty-eight years of age. Ten years earlier I had sold my veterinary hospital and practice at the direction of God. I went on national television in 1992, initially in Joplin, Missouri on Channel 12, KODE. We also went on shortwave radio to Europe and South America through LeSEA and by April 1st of that year we were on every station they had, radio and television. I was sixty years of age.

When Mother would go into town, people would tell her, “Alba, we see Doyle on TV.” She loved that, until I began to say that Baptists didn’t believe God; then she wasn’t so happy.

On one of the occasions that Patti and I visited my parents, we went to church with them at my mother’s request. She spoke highly of the minister and was quite pleased to have us come listen to him preach. That day, he preached a sermon criticizing people who speak in other tongues, saying, “People who speak in tongues are of the devil.” When we got out of there, Mother said, “Lyle did you tell him Doyle spoke in tongues?”

“Alba, I never told him one thing about Doyle,” Dad answered.

After we got home, she said to me, "I can't understand why he went on like that. I never told him you speak in tongues." I explained to her, "It was the spirits in that man that were offended by my presence, not him."

Six months later, that preacher had his secretary pregnant. Mother didn’t think so highly of him then.

I spent eleven months in Florida, managing a small animal practice at the direction of God and in 1972 God sent me back from Florida to Texas, specifically Argyle. I started a bible study and soon preachers started calling me, coming to see me and condemning me because I wouldn’t join any of their organizations.

Denominational people believe everyone needs to belong to someone, preferably them. They want you to submit to them, and if they find out they can’t control you then they set out to destroy you. As long as you are with some denomination, they will leave you alone. I was teaching the bible in my own home and they thought I needed their permission. God had told me to start a bible study and I had the authority and I wasn’t about to stop teaching what God told me to teach.

Eventually word got around, that this veterinarian was casting out devils, laying hands on the sick and they recover, teaching that every man is rich if he believes the gospel. I was teaching that Jesus became poor that we might be rich, (2 Corinthians 8:9). They came and talked to me about all these things and it became evident, they were afraid I was taking up offerings. They thought I was taking their sheep and they were worried I would end up with offerings they thought belonged to them. Well, I wasn’t taking up offerings; I wasn’t taking a dime from anyone.

They told me I needed a pastor, I needed to be under authority. They wanted me to submit to them. I told them, “Jesus Christ is Lord of my life and I submit to him.”

“Well we all do that,” they would answer, however not one of them had done what I had done, sold everything to obey God. I will also add, God had given me a vision in 1970, soon after I sold out, with specific instructions:

I had laid down in bed one evening about 10:30 to go to sleep when suddenly before my eyes I found myself standing at the water’s edge. The water was crystal clear and I could see the bottom was covered in small brown pebbles that went out for about 10-12 feet. At that juncture was a clear line of demarcation, the water became very blue, deep blue. I was reminded of the water I saw in the South Pacific in 1953 when I was in the U.S. Navy. I raised up, sat up in bed, shook my head, everything remained the same, the vision didn’t go away. I stood up and the scene never left me. I thought this must be a vision of God. As I looked up and out the water as far as you could see was deep, dark blue just like the water in the South Pacific Ocean. In a few minutes I was able to go on to sleep. The next morning, I began to pray and ask the Lord what the vision meant. About 11:00 AM it came to me by the Spirit, “You are about to enter into deep water, and if you look to the left or look to the right or listen to any man you’ll drown.”

God knew what was ahead of me. There were four Charismatic preachers, Baptists, in the area who seemed intent on destroying me. Their persecution brought great pressure on me, so much so, that my dentist asked me, “What kind of stress are you under?”

“I don’t know, why?”

“You have lost 30% of your bone around your teeth; it’s from stress.” This had happened within six months’ time from my last checkup. I saw a specialist in Dallas who confirmed it and they told me I would be fortunate if I kept my teeth five years. I kept them fifteen more years, but then they all came out; I have one tooth left in my mouth. It is incredible how much evil spirits can affect the human body, but know this, I am expecting a new set of teeth any time, the Lord will put them in my mouth.

One of preachers who visited my bible study said, “We need you in our church,” and kept trying to get me to join. One Sunday afternoon I knew God wanted us to join that church; he was leading me to overcome a religious spirit. Patti and I went to the evening service and told the pastor our intentions. After the service the announcement was made that the Davidsons were joining the church and the senior pastor gave the usual introduction that they do with new members and invited everyone to come up and greet us. An associate pastor at the church who was in his sixties stepped up and asked me to give him my hands. I did, and he said to me, “Young man, you have a dark cloud over you”. Out of my heart with faith and power came: “I know who you are Satan! I bind you in the name of Jesus!”

The senior pastor walked over and said, “Well you have done it now!”

“Look,” I said, “Don’t tell me that the devil has me, I cast them out. I don’t want the devil talking to me.”

I didn’t go back to that church, however one day God said, “Go tell that pastor I want to build him a new house.”

I did. I went to see him and said, “The Lord told me to tell you he wanted to build you a new house.”

“Oh, Brother Doyle!” he exclaimed.

“Yeah, the Lord said to tell you he wanted to build you a new house.”

He lived just three or four hundred yards from a housing development and got in his car and drove down there and as he was standing on one of the lots, a man yelled across two or three rows of lots, “Preacher I want to build you a new house on that very lot you’re standing on and it won’t cost you a dime to get into it.”

That is exactly what happened, he built the house, they got it financed and it was a nice house; I went to see it. It was a blessing to me to me that God did exactly what I told him God said. He was so happy that Brother Doyle would come, but the story didn’t end there—he lost the house, he lost his job, his ministry, everything.

One preacher said, “As soon as I heard his name, I knew he was trouble.” I was told that man died. Another who was after me, lost his church.

Those days in the seventies were difficult days, very difficult. I prayed these verses in Isaiah 41 for hours, week after week:

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

12 Thou shall seek them, and they shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

By the grace and mercy of God, I overcame, and I am still here, preaching the same gospel that I’ve preached from the beginning.

May 22, 2017 the Lord said to me,

“I’ve chosen you, sent you to the four corners of the earth to deliver my word without despair or fear, saith the Lord of Hosts."

God bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Beginning June 5th

This day, June 5, in 1952 at 7:00 PM West Coast Time, at Linda Vista Presbyterian Church, Patti P Tinkle and I were united in marriage by the minister of that church. As Patti was given to me by God, every step we took was ordered by God.

I had dated Patti for three years. On February 1, 1952 I joined the US Navy and took my basic training in San Diego California. After spending 10 days leave in Sarcoxie, I returned to San Diego and entered Hospital Corps School at Balboa Naval Hospital. Two weeks after I started school, the Lord spoke to me and told me to marry Patti.

I called her, she agreed and came out to San Diego, California on a train from Sarcoxie, Missouri. I finished Hospital Corps School and was transferred to Oak Knoll Hospital, Oakland California.

Upon my transfer, Patti returned to Sarcoxie Missouri because I didn’t know what was ahead of me. In January of 1953 she joined me in Oakland California. September of that year I was ordered to go to Yokosuka Japan Naval Hospital. Patti was expecting our first and only child, she was almost nine months pregnant, but the Navy went ahead and sent me on to Japan anyway. I recall standing on the ship deck, the US Cape Esperance TCVE 88, looking down on Patti, as we backed away from the pier in San Francisco. I was determined not to cry. I held back the tears, saying good bye; “Love you! I’ll see you again!”

The ship pulled away from the dock, turned toward the entrance of San Francisco Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge, headed for Japan. That was a strange feeling going under the Golden Gate.

With the ground swells facing us for miles heading out of the bay, and many of the transients getting sick, I was taken and assigned to the ship’s hospital room to assist in dispensing medication. You see, I was a hospital corpsman and by the grace of God I never got sick.

I was fifteen days at sea. On the eighth day I received a communique; Kathy Jane Davidson was born, giving me the date of October 27, at the specified time. I was twenty-one years old and a dad.

I arrived in Japan seven days later and was assigned to a position in Dispensary Services at the Yokosuka Naval Hospital. My senior was the Commander of Medical Forces, Far East under Admiral Callaghan. Soon he was replaced by Captain Cohen, Chief Medical Officer, Far East Command. Hospital Corp Chief, Harry McCarty was my immediate superior. He was Captain Cohen’s Chief of Staff.

After a few weeks I decided I wanted to bring Patti and Kathy to Japan. I talked it over with Chief McCarty and Captain Cohen. They thought it was the right thing for me to do. So, I sent word to Patti, my dad, and my mother, “Here’s what I am going to do.” I had two horses, a mare and her offspring, boarded at my dad’s farm. I instructed him to sell them and purchase tickets for Patti and Kathy to join me. Patti was ecstatic. So, with the sale of the horses, I had everything for her and Kathy to fly on American Airlines to Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. The tickets were bought, and everything was set.

But then I got notice that Surgical Team 15, which I was a part of, was being sent to Korea for duty. I was shocked. I talked to the chief and the captain. After a bit, the captain and his wife met with me and said, “Look, you go ahead and bring her on. And if you must go to Korea, Patti and your baby daughter can stay at our house until you return.”

I suppose I didn’t know the grace of God that was on my life. But within days God intervened and removed me from the Surgical Team and finally the team was dissolved. Now everything looked better. I rented a house in Kamakura and prepared for them to come. On May Day 1954, Patti and Kathy landed at Haneda International Airport on a DC-8, a prop plane. I met them and my God, what a day! I met my daughter for the first time, she was just over six months old. She was so cute! To think they were with me in Japan! I somehow knew it was God, but I did not give him much honor at that time, but I have repented of that since then. It was an act of God. We lived in Japan together twenty months in both Japanese and base housing.

On the 18th of December 1955 we left Haneda International Airport on a Military DC-6, seats turned backward. Six airplanes had already attempted to take off that day, and all returned because of mechanical problems. We were aboard the seventh plane to take off. During takeoff all the engines were shut down. For thirty minutes we idled, then began new starts of the engines, and we took off toward Guam. There we landed, refueled, departed on the same plane, headed for Midway.

After Midway we travelled to Honolulu. There we waited thirteen hours while they replaced an engine that was not working properly. It was in Hawaii where Kathy had her first drink of pasteurized milk, not the condensed milk which she had to drink in Japan. Now we are heading home! We took off after the engine replacement, proceeded toward McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, California.

After we had been flying for a while I thought we had an engine missing (a spark plug not firing). So, I asked one of the flight crew, “Do we have an engine missing?” He replied sternly, “Don’t you open your mouth.” I listened to that engine miss all the way to California. Then with land underneath us, we prepared to land at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento.

We made three attempts to land in a cross wind. The first two times we had to abort and go back up. Almost everyone on that plane was vomiting, Patti and Kathy included. And there I sat, one of the only ones not sick. I am sure I was praying. On the third attempt we landed. We boarded a bus to San Francisco and were met by John and Dorothy Mitchel, my brother-in-law and sister, at the Federal Building. We stayed with them through Christmas and on the 28th of December I was released from the US Navy Active Duty and put into the reserves for eight years. My mother and dad met us that day at the Federal building. We left from there; Patti, Kathy, mom, dad, me, and started the drive back to Sarcoxie. Needless to say, I did most the driving.

Our civilian life had begun.

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Prominent Woman Makes Big Impact on Water of Life Church of Plano, Inc.

In 1980 I was a certified lay speaker at the First United Methodist Church of McKinney, Texas and a practicing veterinarian for 18 years when God said to me, “Go to Plano, Texas and speak to the people of Plano.” I said, “What do I say to them?” He said, “Read in the book of Acts where Paul and Barnabas were in Antioch and you’ll understand.” And I did. In 1981 Water of Life Church of Plano, Inc. purchased the building they are in today. I was working as a veterinarian until November 1982. I had started Water of Life Christian Training School at God’s direction, I was on Word of Faith Satellite, I was on radio - 1600 AM, five days a week and I was growing in strength, faith, and love. April 1, 1984 I went on television in Dallas, Saturday night - live, one hour, channel 49 preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1985 a woman walked in to this sanctuary; she was a nice looking woman and a woman that was BOLD with her faith! And it didn’t take her long to start preaching to me! I would be having Sunday lunch at Wyatt’s cafeteria in Plano with many from the congregation, and she’d wait in line and when I got there she’d join me and preach to me. She told me about Jesus, about the Word of God, and I was impressed with her love for the name of Jesus and her unwavering dedication to the truth of the Word of God. Later in 1985 she came to me and said, “I have some stock I want to give to your ministry.” She sold the stock and gave the money to Water of Life Church. When the stock sold in ‘85 it paid off the note on this property in full! And she hadn’t stopped preaching to me. By now, I was convinced this woman was serious about Jesus Christ being her Lord and Savior, not talk, but sincere he was her LORD and Savior at least with her money! Many of you in the metroplex have heard of this woman, Jane Downtain. I recognized her faith, but most Water of Life people, from the top worship leader down were threatened by her faith. They would come to me and say, “She’s a Jezebel.” You see, anyone in the church today that has faith and is strong, other members in the church think that there is something wrong with them. In ‘85 she started bringing her family to Water of Life, and she brought her daughter Terre and son-in-law, Steve Brown, and their two children. She attended Water of Life Christian Training School in the fall of 1985. She often left money for another person, even a hundred dollar bill as the Lord prompted her, not knowing - but supplying their need. She liked to sit right in front, right under my podium. (Terre Brown, her daughter, states that her mother was hungry for the Lord Jesus and to see the power of God manifest in her life.) Jane had a zeal for the power of God like no one I ever met, and she would tell you about the power. I thought, Lady you’re singing my song! In the years following Jane came under such psychological pressure from the tongues set on fire from hell against her that it affected her emotionally, but I knew that she had some love for Jesus. She came under such persecution because of her faith that she started having some medical problems. She went into an assisted living home taking four medications for various health issues but after a few years she refused all medications much to the concern of the staff at her residence. They sent her to her doctor and she told him that the medications made her feel worse and she was not going to take them anymore. (That was her faith speaking!) He said that he would work with her and requested a blood pressure reading once a week but very shortly even that was stopped and she continued on for many years advancing in age through her 70’s taking no medications with both her physical and her mental health improving. You see, I never forgot this woman and her faith and her obedience to the Lord Jesus with her money. I never stopped praying for her even though she was out of this ministry in her assisted living quarters. And the gospel, the power of God worked in her life and those years and mixed with her faith and brought that improvement in her health. In her later years the staff at her home informed her daughter how she would share the Lord Jesus with others there at that home. When the appointed time came for her to depart from this life, her body began to shut down, and her daughter and I recognized that. We prayed her into heaven within six weeks with minimal suffering. On the day before her last day on this earth, she complained to her daughter about her living quarters. And her daughter replied, “I’m sorry, Mom, but this is what we have to do right now.” To which Jane replied, “Well! Maybe then I’ll jut pass away!” And she did the very next day. That was her faith in action. At her funeral service the power of God manifested so mightily, such as I have never seen at any funeral service of anyone ever. Her daughter and grandchildren sang many songs as a tribute and a testimony to this woman, their mother and grandmother, and while they were singing “Our God Reigns” the power of God manifested and the glory of the Lord fell on that service in an incredible way as a witness to this woman’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jane’s daughter, Terre Brown has been on Water of Life staff since joining me and Kathie D in prayer daily in 2010, and then became a worship leader and led The Browns to minister their family worship on Facebook, then brought forth the Brown Brothers, then came the Water of Life Quartet with Paul Peters, and then Terre and the Browns, with Paul often joining them, and then Terre’s solo ministry. And I must say that Terre Brown has faith much like her mother (have you ever thought Terre was a Jezebel?) even as Paul writing to Timothy states in 2 Timothy 1:5 “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” We have not yet seen the end of the manifestation of this woman’s faith! I have watched Jane’s faith work in her daughter Terre Brown to come through some very difficult times. In September 1987, just two years after Jane arrived at Water of Life Ministries, the Lord prophesied that there was coming a great deliverance. In the days ahead we will see the effects of Jane’s faith delivering his people from the power of darkness.

You can watch the celebration of Jane Downtain's life below:

God bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Servant of God Walking in Power

(Originally posted Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm)

I knew that God sent me to Zimbabwe in 1985, therefore I knew God’s authority and power was with me. One evening we were ministering in a church in Harare and that held 400-600 people. Ezekiel Guti’s son-in-law, Mike, was with us as our host. After some worship and praise a black man jumped up in the front row and started yelling at me saying, “We don’t need any white man over here, we have Ezekiel Guti, a black man.” He repeated this several times. I could see immediately it was a demon talking out of him. He went on, “We have an apostle to teach us, Ezekiel Guti, and we don’t need any white man speaking to us!” This went on for maybe a minute and then Mike got up to pray. He prayed, “Father anoint your servant to speak your words; exhortation, rebuke, or whatever you want to say.” He then turned the meeting over to me.

I stepped right up in front of this black man full of the devil and said, “I didn’t come here as a white man or a black man to speak to black people, but I came as one with Jesus Christ the Jew in me to preach the gospel to you”.

After a couple of seconds this man answered back, “Oh go ahead, it won’t make any difference”. You see, I was walking in the authority and the power of God and that was a witchcraft spirit in that black man that hated whites. We finished the service and went on to our hotel.

On another day during our trip, I was speaking in Harare and I said by the Spirit of God, “You people of Zimbabwe need not fear the Communist spirit. You have an opportunity as a nation of black people to believe this gospel and God will raise you up and you will be glorified in the earth!” Well it is pretty obvious Zimbabwe did not receive my gospel, look where they are at today.

Demons are also in America. I had a man full of witchcraft that was rather large and overweight. That spirit in him was angry, not at me, but God, and came up to attach me. God knocked him on the floor at my feet. This spirit in that man still hates God, pursues me, and would like to destroy my ministry.

Another time I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I was sharing about David Koresh rising up in Waco, Texas and saying on audio tape that he was Jesus Christ. Now I know it says in Matthew and Mark that false Christs should arise, but I certainly didn’t believe they would be in Waco, Texas. As I said that, a white man sitting in my meeting jumped up and said, “I AM the Word of God!” I leaped off that platform and went after him, saying “Get out of here!” That demonized man ran out the door babbling something about homosexuals. I then went back to speaking.

You see the devil hates God, the gospel, and the servants of God. However, there is no fear in love and a servant of God moving in His power cannot be stopped; not in Zimbabwe, Plano, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma or anywhere else.

God bless you,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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