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...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Life Lived Wholly Unto God - Chapter 5: Return to the Land of Your Fathers

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

Doyle knew a lot of the horse people in Tennessee from the days he spent there when he initially began practicing veterinary medicine after graduation. He attended horse shows every year in Shelbyville over Labor Day weekend and had a number of clients that he treated horses for each time he came into town for a show so he was well known there. Soon after that vision, he believed it was right to ask George Jackson about coming to work with him in his practice over the summer. George told him, “Come on, there’s plenty to do” and he and Patti and Kathy returned to Tennessee in May.

They went to a Full Gospel Business meeting in Chicago in June and there Doyle met Derek and Lydia Prince. Derek knew Doyle had sold his veterinary practice and he asked Doyle, “What are you going to do, preach?” Doyle’s reply was, “I wouldn’t know what to say.” During the meeting Derek read the verses in 1Timothy 2:

1) “I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, and intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, 

3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

God ministered those verses to Doyle and from that day on, he began praying for this country. God has shown him over the years that He has given him authority that extends not only to America, but to the world.

During that summer in Tennessee, on July 24, 1970 while in bed at midnight, Doyle asked Patti to get him a drink of water, which in itself was an unusual request. But Patti went to get him a drink and while she was gone, what looked like a clear, plastic meter board 2½ x 8 inches with six oriental words written on it appeared right in front of his face and as he jerked his head back from the vision, he began speaking in tongues. Patti returned with the water, and he said, “Patti I don’t need a drink, I’m speaking in tongues.” Jesus said to the woman at the well, “…but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

God was beginning to lay the foundation in him spoken of in Hebrews 6:

1) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

2) Of the doctrines of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 

After receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit he determined he was leaving Tennessee and thought, “I’m going back to Texas”. The day they left, they were about sixty miles down the road and the car began to act up and this was a new car! Even with the accelerator pushed to the floor, it wouldn’t run over 40 miles per hour and when Doyle looked in the rear view mirror there was black smoke rolling from the back end of the car. He pulled into a service station to have a mechanic look at it. Underneath the car, transmission fluid was blown everywhere. He was told the seals to the transmission were leaking and would need replaced and it would take a couple days to fix. After considering this news, Doyle decided he would just turn the car around and see if they could limp back to Murfreesboro. As they eased onto the highway, he soon found the car would respond to pressure on the accelerator, they began to pick up the pace and soon were cruising down the highway like nothing was wrong. He looked into his rearview mirror, and there was no smoke! They made it back to Murfreesboro without incident. He said he never added a drop of transmission fluid to replace what had leaked out, nor at any other time while he had it. He put 50,000 miles on the car and never had any repairs done on the transmission, nor any other part of the car. After he related this incident, I asked him—twice, “You mean you never added any transmission fluid, even immediately after it happened?” His reply: “Never.” That would be hard to explain away. God not only corrected him and stopped him from returning to Texas, but performed a miracle with his car.

Soon after they returned to Murfreesboro he was walking across the parking lot of the apartments where they were staying and he said to God, “How can I be straightened?” The Lord spoke to him these words from Luke 12:50: “But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straightened till it be accomplished.” Doyle knew the scriptures in Mathew 3:15: “…Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness…” and he knew to go on with God he needed to be baptized in water. The next morning, George and Johanna Hedges, who were moving from Chicago to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, stopped by the Jacksons. Johanna was Lydia Prince’s daughter. Doyle asked George Hedges if he would baptize him and Patti in the swimming pool at the apartments and he did. The next night at midnight, God said to Doyle, “Return to the land of your fathers” and with that, Doyle told Patti and Kathy, “We’re going back to Missouri.” He called George and Betty the next morning and said, “I’m leaving to go back to Sarcoxie.” The Jacksons didn’t understand but Doyle said, “This is God.” He was thirty-eight years old when God sent him back to Missouri.

Their apartment rent was paid through the month so they left the next day. They were in two cars, Doyle in one and Patti and Kathy in the other. Just west of Cabool, Missouri, Doyle pulled off the road and Patti pulled up behind him. Doyle got out and walked back to their car and asked how they were all doing and Patti said, “God just healed me.” Surprised, Doyle said, “What?” Doyle hadn’t even been asking God to heal Patti. He was praying, but it was about what he was going to do when he got to Missouri. Patti went on to explain, “Everything just cleared up, my nose isn’t running, everything is gone and my breathing is normal” Kathy was in the car with her mother and she said it made a great impact on her. She knew her Dad was trying to obey God, and at that time she didn’t want any part of it. Her words were, “I was a rebel, I wanted God to just leave me alone. But that got my attention. I saw the results of my Dad’s obedience.” It was Doyle’s obedience that brought about Patti’s healing. Both Doyle and Kathy have said Patti never had any major physical problems from then on, until 1998 after she had yielded to the false anointing in 1984.

There on his farm in Missouri he continued to study the word and began to learn to live by faith. He saw in James 5:

17) “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

18) and he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.”

His farm needed rain and he saw that Elias was a man with like passions and so he purposed to believe for rain and the following is his testimony:

“When I arrived back in Sarcoxie I saw that my farm had not received enough rain and was in a dry condition. It occurred to me that the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. I knew that God had sent me back there, and I determined to walk an hour on my farm and pray in other tongues. That night it rained 9/10th's of an inch. I had cleared several acres of land with a bulldozer and had thirty-six piles of trees that I wanted to burn. In two weeks, I had placed under the piles of trees, inner tubes and old tires, and had strategically located several five-gallon cans of diesel fuel. That afternoon when I had completed my work, I said, ‘Now it's going to rain,’ and I started praying for rain and that night it rained two inches. The next morning I was up early and set all of those tree piles on fire. Within five months, I had burned all of the trees and stumps, and what remained I buried with a bulldozer. Those were acts of the power of God. By now, I had confidence that God would answer my prayers if I would believe him. Over the next year, I watched God do several miracles.”

Doyle said when he first began walking with God he went from one end of the radio dial to the other, trying to find someone who knew anything about God. He went to seminars, read books, listened to tapes—looking for someone who taught the bible like it was written, all to no avail.

But he never stopped studying and he had heard them say in a Full Gospel Businessmen’s meeting that God was a businessman and he knew what Psalm 100 said. He owned a house that he was trying to sell and came before the Father believing and expecting him to perform his word:

“I remember one time I fell on my face at 3:00 in the morning and said, ‘I'm on my face, Father, and I want to thank You and praise You and worship You.’ I did this for one hour and then I said, ‘I know I’m in your presence, because I came according to Psalm 100,’ which says, in verse 4:

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise…

I continued, ‘I thanked You and entered into Your gates, and I praised You, so I'm in Your court. Now, I have some things to say to You.’

I owned a house that had been vacant for 18 months and that I had been unable to sell. I had heard people at Full Gospel Businessmen meetings say that God was a businessman.

I said to God, ‘They tell me that You are a businessman, and I accept that, because they are Your servants. It doesn't seem like good business for me to pay interest on a loan and taxes on a house that has been vacant for 18 months. I would like to have my house sold now. Thank you. Good night.’

I went to bed, and the next morning at 9:00, my realtor called me and said, ‘I just sold your house.’ I said, ‘I'm not surprised.’ That is the way God moves, when you pray from 3:00 until 4:00 in the morning. You cannot simply pray for five minutes and expect God to answer.

In January of 1971 I laid down in bed 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 from the edge. At that juncture was a clear line of demarcation and the water became very blue, deep blue. I was reminded of the water I saw in the South Pacific in 1953. I raised up, sat up in bed, shook my head, but 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 to sleep. The next morning I began to pray and ask the Lord what the vision meant. About 11:00 that morning it came to me by the Spirit, ‘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.”

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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