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...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Exhortation - August 14, 2016

Transcript of exhortation from:
Sunday August 14, 2016 6:00 PM Livestream Broadcast

Kathie Davidson:
The Lord would say to you, What did I tell Peter when he was a fisherman? I said, “Come.” What did I tell Peter when he was in the boat and I was walking on the water? I said, “Come.” What did I say to the children when they were coming to me? I said, “Come.” My word to you is come, come, come unto me all that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest; my word to you is come. Come, come, I will not turn you aside, I will not turn you away, come, come. Lay down those things that hinder you from coming to me, put them away and pick up your cross daily and come with me, saith the Lord.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Leaking Vessels of Water of Life Churches

Hebrews 2 King James Version

1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip (Greek: run out as leaking vessels).

2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Hebrews 2 New International Version

1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,

3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.

4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

From 1990 into the 2000’s people of Water of Life were filled with every kind of sin that I could imagine.

Ephesians 5 King James Version

1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

These Water of Life people were filled with all these sins mentioned above. They were vessels that had leaked out what had been revealed to them. But now many of those are gone from my ministry and I am sanctifying the ones that are left according to Acts 26;

15 And I (Paul) said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Interpretation of Tongue - August 3, 2016

Wednesday August 3, 2016 7:00 PM Livestream Broadcast

(Tongue and interpretation given by Kathie Davidson)

Did you hear the song, saith the Lord? Did you hear what my name is? My name is the great I AM. I AM is my name, not “I will be,” and not “I was;” my name is I AM. Today is the day of salvation, not tomorrow. Today is the day that I was raised from the dead, not tomorrow, not yesterday, today is the day; I AM today, your salvation is today, you look to me today, not for tomorrow, saith the Lord.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Reading the Psalms, written by Ralph Edge

I can think of many things that have been shared with me over the years, but none were more beneficial than reading the Psalms out loud. I could go into some theological explanation of the virtues of this exercise, but it would just be the flesh. The sum total of reading the Psalms out loud is that it works.

The works that are produced are profitable in your life. Now, I am about to say something that could shake you up. You could read all day and all night, and it could profit you not in the least, unless you believe. What! Then what do I do if I don’t believe, you say? Simple, read till you do. Folks, this works. No need to e-mail me with all of your excuses of why things don’t work in your life. They don’t work because you don’t believe. I know, because I have lived it (the unbelief). I will tell you something else, so has everyone else. There comes a day when you either fish or cut bait. Then, you will read those Psalms and the New Testament and you will believe, because you have no other way to go.

In 1985/1986, I got sick. I ran a fever for about sixty days, along with upper respiratory symptoms. The more time that passed, the weaker I got. It was very subtle. I got just a little weaker each day. Finally, I became so weak that I would leave work at noon and go home. One day, I went to a drive-through restaurant for some food. I was so weak that I pulled over into a parking space and lay over in the seat. I knew that I was I trouble. Somehow, I made it home that day. I told Debbie, my wife, that I was not going to prayer that night. I just didn’t feel up to it. Doyle had been sharing about reading the Psalms out loud and how it would be profitable to your life. Well, I needed some profitability in my life, and fast. My heart was so hard through doubt and unbelief that I could not accept that reading the Psalms out loud could help my situation. The gospel can help any situation, because it is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1). The gospel is on every page of the Psalms. God had a plan to write that in my heart.

As I sat on our couch, wrapped up I a blanket and shivering, God spoke. He said, "If you will read the Psalms out loud, I will heal you." I continued to shiver, cough, hack, and just be miserable. I needed help, I thought, "I will take you at your word." Let me give you what I knew at the time:

God had spoken.
I needed help.
Obedience brings blessings. (Genesis 22)

I started reading. It was slow going that first day, and I felt no better. The second day of reading found me at Psalm 66 or 67. I felt some improvement, and that was enough to be encouraged. By the end of the third day, I had finished the Psalms, and a change had occurred in my life, and in my heart. I felt better. The morning of the fourth day, I was stunned. I had no fever, no symptoms, less doubt, and more humility. I was humbled because I was close to going to the hospital, and then God changed my heart. Those Psalms were a fire and a hammer to the stony heart that I had.

You know it is not the physical reading that healed me. It was the power of God that manifested the change of my heart that healed me. Jesus tells us in Mark 7 that it is what comes out of the heart of man that defiles the man. The sickness was in my heart. That is hard, but it is the truth.

Humble yourself, read and pray the Psalms and the New Testament out loud. It will be profitable to you.

Posted by Doyle Davidson
Servant and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Prophets and Teachers at Antioch

I Corinthians 12:

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

When God sent to me to Plano and instructed me to speak to the people of Plano I asked, “What do I say to them?” He replied, “Read where Paul went to Antioch and you will understand.” I read in Acts 11:

19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Notice these people that were at Antioch received Christ and were born again, but they had not yet been taught by a prophet and a teacher.

Now let’s look at Acts 13:1

Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

We see that prophets and teachers joined Barnabas and Saul, who in chapter 11:25 &26 Barnabas went and found then brought him to Antioch. In Chapter 13: 1 we see that Barnabas, Saul and three others; Simeon, Lucius, and Manaen were called prophets and teachers at Antioch.

Continue on in Acts 13:2,

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Barnabas and Saul were sent to a work that they had previously been called to. They were in preparation before they were called and sent to do the work of an apostle. I have also been called and then sent to do the work of an apostle.

In Romans 1:1 the Apostle Paul introduces himself to the Romans as a servant and an apostle separated unto the gospel to preach to them.

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Although one has been called as an apostle he will have served as a prophet and teacher prior to his being sent. He will not be sent as an apostle until he has been prepared by the Father. During that preparation period one may make many mistakes and will be corrected by the Spirit of God. Either by God directly or through God’s apostle that He set first in the church.

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

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Divine Appointment at the Garden Tomb

I met Bartholomew Manjoro, a student at Christ for the Nations (Dallas, Texas), when he visited my ministry in 1984. He was associated with Forward in Faith Ministries of Harare, Zimbabwe. Bartholomew was the number two man in the organization and had been with them for about twenty years. He attended Water of Life for several months. He and I became good friends and he invited me to come to Zimbabwe in 1985.

October 1984 I led a tour to Israel. While at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, there was an African man and two African women, myself, and two women from Water of Life with me, inside the tomb at the same time. The power of God was strong and all of us were shaking while standing in the cave at the entrance of the tomb where the visitors could stand while looking at the tomb itself.

After we exited one of my party, Ron Kepler, an Assembly of God preacher, began talking to the African man that was in the tomb with me. The man introduced himself to Ron as Ezekiel Guti, Founder of Forward in Faith Ministries, in Harare, Zimbabwe. My friend then said, “Doyle Davidson is going to Harare in January”. Ezekiel then asked, “Where is he coming to?” Ron replied, “Forward in Faith Ministries”. Ezekiel was amazed and said, “I don’t know about this, who is this person?” My preacher friend then told him of me and Water of Life Ministries but Ezekiel answered, “I have never heard of him.” Ron then went on to say, “He used to be a veterinarian…” Ezekiel then responded, “Oh, I know who he is now!”

Ron then came to me and said “Ezekiel is here!” and then reiterated his conversation. Ezekiel and I then met and talked. We both knew that God had arranged our meeting at the tomb. My plans were to be in Harare the second Sunday in January 1985, but after our meeting and talk Ezekiel asked if I could be there the first Sunday. It was to be their “Big Sunday” with preachers coming from all over Africa.

New Year’s Day 1985 we left Dallas Fort Worth Airport headed for Harare. After our arrival I spoke on Friday and Saturday night at local churches in the area. On their Big Sunday I was scheduled to speak just ten minutes after they conducted some business. The meeting had to finish by 4:00 PM so everyone could catch the last of public transportation. At 3:00 PM Ezekiel came to me and remarked how they had finished all their business much sooner than they expected and asked if I could speak for an hour. I said “Sure.” I spoke to four thousand people in the sanctuary through an interpreter. I preached on 2 Corinthians 8;

2 Corinthians 8:

1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.

18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;

19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:

20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:

21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.

23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Ezekiel came to me afterwards and said, “I have heard many preach on that chapter but I never heard anyone get out of that chapter what you did.” It was just God ministering prosperity to Harare, Zimbabwe. I have been ministering to Zimbabwe ever since.

I will be speaking this Sunday (July 15, 2016) about my trip in 1985 to Zimbabwe and how God sent me there as an apostle and prophet.

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

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Directed To Television

In 1984 the owner of Channel 49 Television Station in Dallas/Fort Worth came to Water of Life Church to ask me about sponsoring a couple of Puerto Rican ministries for a television program. As we talked he looked at me and said, “I believe you are to go on television.” I replied, “I believe you are right.” As we were standing there talking God directed me to go on his station Saturday evenings live from 8:00 – 9:00 PM. He responded that it couldn’t be done; Jimmy Swaggart had that time reserved. I answered him back, “I believe God wants me to have it”. I stood with what I believed God said and the station owner picked up the phone and called Jimmy Swaggart’s ministry in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The man on the other end of the phone responded they had decided they did not want that time. God got what He said for me to do. In April we began broadcasting a live one hour television program in Dallas/Fort Worth on Channel 49, Saturdays from 8:00 – 9:00 PM from the station’s studio in Dallas.

In June 1986 I changed our time to Sunday mornings 8:00 -9:00 AM. I would travel to the station and record two programs at a time.

Sometime in 1988 I knew it was time to purchase our own television equipment so we would be able to record television here. We ordered the cameras and all that pertained to them COD (cash on delivery). It was quite a lot of money. I remember when the call came that the cameras were in and they were ready to deliver. I wasn’t sure the money was there, but when we added together the three accounts used by the church there was just enough to cover the invoice. They were delivered and we began taping from here. At first, a crew from Channel 49 came with their video recorder while we would use our cameras.

While recording our television programs this way (our cameras and their recorder) there was a period of time I was teaching the book of Galatians. It was a difficult book to teach. I believe I had done six hours on the first four chapters of the book. I decided to push through and finish Chapter 5 in just one hour and Chapter 6 in the other hour of the two hours we record. When we were finished the television crew went back to their studio and they found the tape for both hours was blank, the programs did not record.

I want to say something here to a young man at that time, I don’t know where he is at now; Tony Montez, God bless you! He called me and said, “Brother Doyle, we made a mistake and the tapes are blank, we didn’t get your programs recorded”. I said, “Tony you didn’t make a mistake, it is my fault. I knew God wanted me to do more than one hour on Chapter 5 and 6, but I wanted to push it through to be done with it.”

So they came back and I did it in four hours, not two, the way God intended.

We then purchased a video recorder and began recording our programs at Water of Life Church in Plano, Texas. In February of 1992 God sent me to go on television, Channel 12, KODE, Joplin, Missouri—the land of my fathers. He then directed me to go on television in Tulsa, Oklahoma; He even told me what channel to go on, KWHB TV 47. I talked to a man named Gary Murphy; he worked for LeSEA Broadcasting at their Tulsa station. He said to send him a tape so he could send it to South Bend to be reviewed by Pete Sumrall. The most recent tape I did was titled “The Law is Not Faith”. I knew that tape was strong and controversial for main line religion. But in a few days I received a phone call that they had been looking for a ministry with integrity to take that hour, and I was that ministry. I have been with LeSEA Broadcasting most of the time ever since.

In 2000 God told me to go on secular television and to call Fox 23 in Tulsa. When I called the station I talked to the sales manager. I asked him what times they had available. He replied back, “The manager of the station and I were talking just one hour ago and the manager said if some ministry would like to do a daily program they can have 9:00 -10:00 AM Monday – Friday. I took that one hour program. I went on Tulsa, Fox Channel 23 on May 1, 2000. I remained on that station until 2007. I had a very good relationship with the sales manager.

I went on to broadcast from a CBS station in Wichita, Kansas, a Warner Brother’s station in Houston, and a station in Los Angles that was owned at one time by Gene Scott.

This ministry then went through a period of the power of darkness, but we came through. We are now broadcasting on LeSEA World Harvest Television, Channel 367 on Direct TV. This station covers all 50 states. We are also on 9 additional television stations, Live stream, Apple TV, Roku (Channel: Water of Life Ministries),YouTube, and Shortwave Radio.

We are still preaching what we have always preached, the gospel; the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We expect to keep preaching it until the Lord returns.

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

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