A Testament of the Grace of God on His Servant
by Kathryn Currier with Doyle Davidson
God sent him back to Texas in May 1972 and at that time, he thought God was going to set him up in a veterinary practice again; instead, he and Patti spent ten weeks in the Holiday Inn and there God taught him the book of Romans and he said, “By the time I got out of that Holiday Inn, I had some understanding of the first five chapters in Romans and I knew I was going to have to live by faith.” By this time he had sold his farms, all his cattle and had only six horses left.
In early August he purchased six and a half acres of land with a house in Argyle in Denton County and set about to practice veterinary medicine. He had a contractual disagreement with his former partner over where he could practice medicine and ended up in court in Denton, Texas. In September 1972, a judge in Denton had issued an injunction against him, and he could not practice in about seventy percent of the territory that he needed to serve. The injunction was in effect for seven months. Again, he saw God move on his behalf:
“When I went to court the judge instructed the jury that he had already determined that I was guilty, and they should just assess the damages. Needless to say I was surprised that I could not have a trial by jury. They brought in two of my colleagues that testified against me and both of them are now deceased. During the night following the first day of the trial, I was aware that the judge was determined to punish me. About 3:00 a.m. as I was praying, the Lord gave me three verses of scripture, Isaiah 51:
21)Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
22) Thus saith thy Lord the Lord, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
23) But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
I arrived in court that morning in late March 1974 very encouraged expecting that God would do a miracle. While the jury was deliberating, the judge was seated on his bench. My attorney, my opponent's attorney, and myself were all seated. I simply said, ‘Your honor, I have four questions that I would like answered.’ The attorney's were amazed, but that judge wrote the four questions down. (He had to, I had authority over him.) His head, face, and neck were red. It was easy to see his anger. He said, ‘I will go to my chamber and study this, and I will be back.’
In about forty-five minutes he returned to the bench, and as he entered we all stood up, and then we were seated. He answered my four questions one at a time. Upon completion of his answers, he totally reversed himself and changed the bounds of the territory that I could serve. My attorney said, ‘My God I never heard of a judge doing this,’ and he began to weep. I said, ‘Jerry, please, please, get a hold of yourself.’ My thoughts were ‘Don't even give this judge an opportunity to think anything about this. Let's just get out of here before he changes his mind again.’
I really could not tell you that at that moment I believed God changed that man's decisions. The jury returned and assessed their punishment, and the case was over. I was very thankful that God's power worked on my behalf again. After I got out of the courtroom, I was convinced that God did change the judge’s decision.”
Following that, Doyle re-established his veterinary practice and spent twelve years practicing as a veterinarian who was born-again and baptized in the Holy Spirit, speaking in other tongues. During those twelve years, God demonstrated his power to him over and over and taught him to believe and trust Him in his practice. Time and again, Doyle would be at the end of his knowledge and ability and God would manifest his power. He remembers a horse he was treating that was laboring to breathe and he had decided on two different medications, not sure which one he should give and as he reached for a bottle he heard the Lord say, “Don’t give that one.” He immediately stopped and gave the horse the other one. The horse quickly began to improve. Later he asked the Lord, “Why didn’t you want me to give the first one?” and the Lord said, “I didn’t want you to kill the horse.” He learned from that experience that God knew the effect drugs had on the animal kingdom.
The Lord started revealing the gospel to him in 1973 and in March 1974 he experienced a week of what he describes as gushes of power coming up in him. He said it felt like his ribs were coming out of his mouth as wave after wave seemed to push up through him and he thought he was losing his mind, and he said “I was. I was losing my mind and getting the mind of Christ,” he was being renewed in the spirit of his mind. On one of those days he asked Patti to drive him to one of his client’s horse farms. He thought if he could go see a horse he would feel better. He reassured her that no matter what happened or what started coming out of him, to not be bothered, he would be ok. He said, “I was really convincing myself I would be okay”. After about a week of that, he said, “I was a changed person, many of the desires I had, such as making money, were gone.”
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