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...

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Life Lived Wholly Unto God - Introduction

 A Testament of the Grace of God on His Servant
 by Kathryn Currier with Doyle Davidson

“And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments.” (Deuteronomy 8:1)

“Over Forty years I have obeyed God, wholly.”

I’ve heard Doyle Davidson say that often and few people can make that statement truthfully, but he can and God is his witness. He didn’t ask me to write about how God has led him over forty years, but it was in my heart to do so. When I began, I thought it would be something accomplished fairly quickly, however it soon became clear, this was not a simple task. I have not been an eyewitness to Doyle’s life, however since June 2006 I have personally witnessed moves of the Spirit of God in his life and his ministry many times. God has most certainly allowed me to become well acquainted with him and in our many conversations I have learned about his “up-bringing”, the people who raised him, and others God brought into his life. I have learned he is honest and a man of integrity—that is how his parents raised him but more importantly, that is the heart that God gave him. I have learned that he doesn’t seek his own will, but only the will of the Father.

Doyle’s cousin Paul Miller, a well known journalist said, “Our actions must be determined not by their compliance with state or federal law, nor by public attitudes, but on the basis of doing the right thing.”

Doyle learned years ago in his walk with the Lord that, to do what was right was to be led by the Spirit and to walk in the word. Psalm 37 says: the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and David prayed in Psalm 119:

Order my steps in the word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 

Much of this is simply Doyle’s own words from the writings he has shared on his web site, testimonies of the paths of correction God has led him on as he laid down his own life and took up the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, a yielded vessel that God could work His power through. Called of God, before the foundation of the earth, as an apostle and prophet, his life, and specifically the past forty two years is a testament to the faithfulness of God toward His servants but also an example of what is required of a servant, called of God. One can never fully understand what God requires of his holy apostles and prophets, only those who have walked there and they are few—we read about them in the bible and his is a life that resembles the lives of God’s servants found in the pages of the bible.

These are only highlights of his walk since 1970, when he drove away from his veterinary practice and hospital that he had built and it has all been to perfect his faith and his love, to prepare him to fulfill God’s purposes in these last days. Doyle has stated that he spent the first (nearly) forty years of his life learning the wisdom of man, and the next forty years being delivered of that wisdom.

Smith Wigglesworth said about Moses:

“The striking thing about Moses is that it took him forty years to learn human wisdom, forty years to know his helplessness, and forty years to live in the power of God. One hundred and twenty years it took to teach that man…” (from the Active Life of the Spirit filled Believer)

Other chapters of "A Life Lived Wholly Unto God:"

Chapter 1: Early Years
Chapter 2: Heritage
Chapter 3: Like Jonah and the Whale
Chapter 4: Sell Out and Obey Me
Chapter 5: Return to the Land of Your Fathers
Chapter 6: Florida
Chapter 7: Back to Texas
Chapter 8: Israel - Called Into the Ministry
Chapter 9: Argyle
Chapter 10: Carrollton
Chapter 11: A Prophet to the Nations
Chapter 12: Water of Life Ministries
Chapter 13: Terry Mai
Chapter 14: Radio and Television Ministry
Chapter 15: Live Stream Broadcasting
Chapter 16: The False Anointing
Chapter 17: Water of Life Christian Training School
Chapter 18: Africa
Chapter 19: Medicine is Witchcraft

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