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."
I spent November 1976 until April 1977 walking four miles on a gravel
road in Carrollton speaking these words in Isaiah 41:10-12, over and over,
in the morning, in the evening and many times I was out there throughout the
Prior to that time, I had set out to find out if the Discipleship
movement was of God or not as I have previously related and I had come to
the place that it was settled to my satisfaction and obviously to God's that
they were not of God.
You wouldn't have thought so, but the five leaders, Derek Prince, Charles
Simpson, Bob Mumford, Don Basham and Erin Baxter became incensed against me,
because I would not submit to them. I wouldn't submit because I wasn't sure
whether they were of God and they were angry at me, and became my enemies.
The angrier they got the more I could see they were not of God. If it had
been divine indignation, that would have been fine, but it was fleshly
indignation and I knew it. They were indignant because when they would tell
me something I didn't agree with I would say, "That's not God." Who
was I to tell them something wasn't God? I was a great irritation to them,
especially to Derek Prince. He would be so frustrated with me when we had
conversations because neither he nor any of the others could rattle me. What
they didn't understand was, I knew God, I knew His voice and He led me.
Early in 1976, I was having a conversation with Derek and he said to me,
"Doyle, you need to wipe your slate clean and start over. I said to him,
"Derek, I don't have a slate. I don't do anything, unless it's God." He
said, "Now that's maturity." I just looked at him and said, "No
Derek, that's the way I walk." If he had listened at all to anything I
had shared with him over the years, he would have known that. He later said
to me while wringing his hands, "I have never met a man like you, I don't
know what to do with you." My thought was, "Thank God! I'm out of
In 1976 they wanted me to submit to Glen Rochelle, who was under Charles
Simpson and I knew that was wrong. Then they tried to get me to submit to
Bill Mayne who was under Derek Prince. Bill Mayne said one day, "Do
something Doyle, even if it's wrong!" He had no idea who he was talking to.
Well that was all I needed to hear-I knew I wouldn't be submitting to him.
These men had no experience in the natural, nor did they have any experience
in the things of the Spirit.
It was July 5, 1976 that Derek asked me to go with him to a meeting at
Orlando Reyes house and at the time I knew it was a waste of time and I told
Derek as much. But I humbled myself and said to Derek, "If you think its
right to go, I'll go with you." As I have already shared, the group of
men at that meeting brought false witness against me and Derek just sat
there and didn't say a word, until he quoted the scripture in Galatians 6:3,
"For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
A few months later in October or November I went to a meeting in North
Carolina at Derek's invitation and it was there I confronted Derek Prince
about what happened at Orlando Reyes house. That day he and I came to an
understanding where we were with one another. I went back to Carrollton
where I was living at the time, knowing I was through. I was through with
him and the rest of them. I knew I had overcome that wicked bunch. I knew
they were of the flesh; I knew they walked in witchcraft; they walked in the
gentile spirit; they walked in their fleshly, puffed up minds. I overcame
those people and God began to move in my life.
In the midst of all of this, in early 1977, I had no money and had no
idea where I was going to get any. God spoke to me and reminded me of a man
I had provided veterinary services for and I had never received payment
from. He owed me several hundred dollars and God told me to call him. I
didn't even know where he was at that time and God clearly said,
"He's in Oklahoma." I called information, they gave me a
number, I called it and he answered. We exchanged greetings and I reminded
him of the money he owed me and he said, "Oh Doc, I sent you a check for
that, but I'll write you another one." He sent me the money and there was
enough to pay my bills.
I walked that gravel road in Carrollton speaking Isaiah 41:10-12 for
hours, week after week seeking the will of God for my life. One
morning in early April of 1977 God spoke and told me to go back to McKinney.
He told me there was an office there, how much rent I was to pay for it and
He also told me I would have to get the zoning changed. I told Patti,
"Get ready, we're moving back to McKinney." She said, "We just left
there." (Actually it had been seven years since we had left.) I did just as
God instructed me. I went to the office and it was empty. I drove over to
the man's office that owned it and asked if he was in. He was I told him
what I was looking for. He told me I could have the office and told me what
he would charge me. It was the exact amount God had said it would be. When I
told him we needed to change the zoning he said, "Oh we don't need to do
that. We all know one another here." Well, I knew to obey God and not a man.
I went to the city offices and while there, a man walked by me who was a
city engineer and stopped and said, "Aren't you Dr Davidson?" I said,
"Yes I am". He said, "Just last week we were talking and I said if we
had a veterinarian come to McKinney who wanted to set up an office, we don't
have the zoning ordinances to cover it. Would you sit down and tell this
person what you want included and we'll write it up and I'll approve it?" I
did and wrote it as I wanted it, (however I wished later that I had expanded
it when I had the chance.) I went before the zoning board and they voted
5-0 in favor and gave me a certificate of occupancy according to the zoning
ordinance I had written. The pastor of the First United Methodist
Church, Dr. Canafax, was one of those on the zoning board.
Following that meeting, we began attending the First United Methodist
Church, I became a member and was voted president of the fellowship class. I
taught the Sunday school fellowship class and became a lay speaker ordained
by a staff member of the North Texas conference. Bishop Stowe was the Bishop
of the Conference at that time. I submitted to that organization because it
was God. Soon after I arrived at the Methodist Church, God spoke to me and
said: "You have been taught to get, and then give. My son says
you are to give and then get".
38) "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be
measured to you again." Luke:6
God told me to give $100 to the Methodist Church. I didn't even have $100
and I told him he was going to have to give it to me if he wanted me to
give. Almost immediately, God provided a little job, I was paid $100 and I
couldn't get to the church fast enough to give that money. I didn't even
wait until Sunday. I drove over there and told them, "God told me to
give this." He then moved me up to $150, $200 and then $300 per week
and after that I just continued to obey God and give whatever amount he told
me, large or small and I never forgot to give to the poor.
One day God had me take $200 or $300 and drive around and give it away. I
drove up to a house and knocked on the door and as I was invited in I saw a
woman sitting there and I told her I believed God wanted me to give her some
money, and handed her $50. She told me she had been praying, asking God for
help. I asked her if she could use another $50 and she said, "Yes" and I
handed it to her. Later I drove up to another house and I had $80 left and I
knew God had told me to stop there, but when I knocked, no one came to the
door. I knocked a few more times and as I was turning to leave a man came
around the corner of the house with four children in tow, and I told him,
"God told me to give you this money." He wanted to know where I went to
church and I said, "Where I go to church doesn't matter, God told me to
In the process of going back to McKinney, God performed another miracle.
I had told the man that we were leasing our house from in Carrollton that
the deposit I had paid when I rented the house was going to pay the next
month's rent. The guy started to protest and I told him that was how it was
going to be, we were leaving. A friend, who was a realtor, took me to see a
house for sale in McKinney that he thought would be perfect for us. We went
and looked at it and I said, "We'll take it" and Patti told me she
was with me. He said he would get the papers drawn up and I could come by
and sign them. When I arrived at the realtors office, he said, "Doc, someone
has just signed a contract on that house and I think it's a sure deal. That
was the end of that. Patti said, "What are you going to do now?" "We're
going to go look at that house you and Kathy found in Fairview," I
replied. When we walked into the house the realtor's husband said, "This is
your house". It was nice, a four bedroom, 2400 sq. ft. home on 1.25 acres.
The description of the house was on the counter and the listed price was
$69,000 and they had dropped it to $65,000. I was told the owner of the
house was a Lt. Colonel in Iran. I asked him to call him and tell him I
would give $61,000 but I wanted a six month lease-purchase. He told me the
owner was out of town on vacation and I encouraged him to call him anyway.
When the owner answered the phone, the realtor's husband said, "I thought
you were going on vacation. The reply was, "I canceled my vacation and I
just sent you a letter with instructions that if someone wanted to buy the
house with a lease-purchase that would be acceptable." I closed the
deal that day. I paid $61,000 for the house and in 2000 when I gave it away,
it was appraised at $227,000.
I saw Derek again in September 1977 when he invited me to a meeting he
was doing in Dallas and after the meeting we talked and he asked me, "What
are you doing?" I described the events that had taken place and told
him I was practicing veterinary medicine and obeying God and he said, "That
sounds like God, but..." Up out of my spirit came, "BUT WHAT!!" He
said, "You need supervision." My reply to him was, "I have supervision,
Jesus Christ is Lord of my steps."
I knew when I overcame the spirit of the discipleship movement and I knew
I was then free to move on with my life and what God had for me, but I had
to overcome them before I could go on. After I did, I continued to seek the
Lord diligently and God moved swiftly with one victory after another. From
that time on, financial blessings came and overtook me. My ministry opened
up and I began speaking in the Methodist Church where we were attending and
I met Terry Mai. I started speaking in other Methodist churches in the area
and young people began coming to my house and I taught them. I have never
stopped and today I minister this gospel to the world. The key to my walk
with God is obedience to Him. In 1971 God showed me a vision and I was
standing by a body of water, so clear I could see the brown pebbles at the
bottom until about ten or twelve feet out, where it became very blue and I
knew it was deep and God spoke:
"You are about to get into deep water. Don't look to the
right or to the left and don't listen to any man, or you'll drown."
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ
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