Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for his body’s sake, which is the church: Colossians 1:24
My afflictions are for the Body of Christ. I have experienced much affliction in my body and the Lord has shown me that my ministry is like that of the Apostle Paul and I rejoice in my sufferings for they are for your consolation and salvation and thanks be to God I am overcoming daily. On January 9th the Lord had me share with my staff these verses from 2 Corinthians 1:
6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
7 And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
This very thing has been happening to me since 2005 in Plano. Paul also speaks of this in Colossians 1:
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
Night Vision of Scorpion. Sunday morning, January 24th I had a vision of a scorpion. It looked like it was walking out from under a bed. It had eight legs that were red and arched, the body was black, about two inches wide and about 8 inches long. I could not see its tail but when God opened up the vision to me the creature started moving and stinging. I could hear it stinging. Since that morning I have not seen it again, but I can hear it stinging. This is what God spoke to me through Ezekiel 2:6, “thou dost dwell among scorpions.”
Water of Life Church of Missouri. January 24th Water of Life Church of Missouri was closed.
The Joplin House. The house God directed us to build following the tornado in Joplin in May 2011, is completed. We sent money to purchase the appliances for it in February, fulfilling my obligations and we are finished with the house.
|Old house on the left, new house on the right|
Elliott Hodge. March 29th the Lord led us to the testimony of Elliott Hodge. My grandfather Luther Davidson was a successful road contractor. In 1924 my grandfather was converted to Jesus along with the rest of his family. I learned through Elliott Hodge’s testimony that my grandfather, his oldest daughter Neva and his oldest son Floyd, visited Elliott Hodge in the hospital in Pittsburgh, Kansas. I sat in Redwood church, a church my grandfather and other family members built, and heard Elliott Hodge preach two or three times. I recall he had only one arm and he was a sober man, unemotional—he only talked about Jesus. This year I had the testimony of Elliott Hodge read to me. It has encouraged my walk with the Lord Jesus. I recommend you read it; it will encourage yours: A Short Sketch of My Life, by Elliott Hodge. The grace of God on Elliott Hodge’s life was extended to the Davidsons, to me and those that are with me.
Eighty Years. April 1st I turned eighty years, with God speaking to me about my upbringing in the Holiness movement, especially Levi Burkhart, Elliott Hodge, and Paul Smith. I celebrated with dinner at the Salt Grass Steakhouse along with forty-five others, on Saturday, March 31st.
A Life Lived Wholly Unto God. Kathryn Currier began compiling testimonies of my life at the end of 2010, and they were published on Water of Life Ministries website on April 7th.
Returned to Radio. April 15th Water of Life Ministries began airing on radio in Pittsburgh, Kansas and Bonham, Texas.
Three Visions. I had three night visions within a week in April. The first one was on April 22nd with a man standing in my bedroom. God showed me it was the son of perdition that had invaded our land. The second night vision occurred on April 27th and was of a man I was familiar with and I knew I was wrestling with a strong religious spirit of witchcraft that has been fighting me for years. God has shown me I will overcome him and his witchcraft. April 28th I had a third night vision and there were individuals I knew driving cars without tops or windshields. God showed me idolatry in the people around me. They did not want to hear what I had to say, but wanted to eat, drink and rise up to play.
When Terry Mai went to heaven, all people’s fears, unbelief and witchcrafts dropped on me. In January 2009 Terry had been in the hospital. During the time the devil was attacking Terry and trying to destroy him, my eyesight started coming under such pressure I couldn’t even read with my glasses on. Smith Wigglesworth said:
"God would have us so spiritual that we could have perfect discernment of the spirit of the people. If I can in a moment discern the spirit, whether it is quickening, whether the whole church is receiving it, whether my heart is moved by this power, then I can see the declination of positions, I can see the waning of positions, and I can see faith waning, and that will cause affliction and trouble to my life."
Paul Peters on Radio. Paul made his debut on my radio ministry in New York City on May 20th. Paul began leading the Water of Life Boys after Terry Mai went to heaven in January 2009, singing along with Terry’s recorded songs.
Aaron Wolpin began running the sound for our Livestream Broadcasts in May.
Dorothy (Davidson) Mitchell. My sister Dorothy went to heaven May 27th.
Neosho Vision. The Lord sent me to Missouri to my cousin’s wife’s funeral June 19th. I checked into a hotel in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri and in the early hours of the next morning, about 3:00 AM, the power of God was in me in a way like I have never experienced before. It was obviously a night vision—I was asleep but I was aware of what I was saying and doing. I was praying that the power of God would be upon the land. As I prayed I made a motion with my right hand, bringing my hand back over my head in an overhand motion, praying the power of God would be on each state. Over and over, I prayed, throwing my hand toward the ground as if with great force. I knew in my spirit I was praying for the power of God to be on each of the 48 states on the mainland in America and each time I could see land. This went on for about an hour until I awoke, weeping. I continued to weep for about thirty minutes, my face wet with the tears that kept running from my eyes.
As I was considering this, God began reminding me of when I was five years old, on a small gravel pile outside my mother’s window and I was talking to the Lord. He then ministered to me that when I was five, he adopted me, out there on that gravel pile. God also showed me, not only did he adopt me, but he has adopted those that are with me and continues to adopt children unto him.
God continued to talk to me; he told me that he had given to me and to those with me, the United States of America—to establish his Kingdom in this nation—the 48 states of the mainland and like Joshua and Israel, no man can take it from me. I found it significant that God sent me to Neosho to give me that vision.
On July 14th God gave me a prayer: “Change the policies of the Federal Government.”
Sanctuary. July 19th we replaced the chairs in the sanctuary as they were in 2007.
|Water of Life Sanctuary - 2012|
|Shelby and Doyle|
Casey and Ashley (Mai) Alvis.
Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel. (Psalm 128:6)
Miller Farm. The day before we were to conduct a worship meeting in Sarcoxie, I visit- ed the property that was formerly my great-grand- father, Newell Miller’s farm. He served in the Civil War, 2nd Cavalry Reg. Co. B, Michigan.
|Doyle at the Miller Farm|
|Doyle at the Onion Shed|
Sarcoxie, Missouri Praise and Worship Meeting. Water of Life Ministries traveled to Sarcoxie, Missouri on September 22nd and met in the park at the Sarcoxie Town Square. There were nearly 100 of us worshipping God; it was a great time, the Spirit of God was strong.
During the final song, No Other Name, Debbie Geer saw an eagle soaring above us. God inhabits the praises of his people—I am thankful he does not judge the righteous with the wicked.
|Town Square - Sarcoxie, Missouri|
|Doyle and Glenda|
My youngest sister, Glenda (Davidson) Schoen also attended. Glenda is a graduate of Sarcoxie High School as I am. Kathy (Davidson) Mai is also a graduate of Sarcoxie.
|Freestone County Courthouse - Fairfield, Texas|
|Phillip Brown, Candace Mai, David Brown, Paul Peters,|
Brian Stiles, Casey Alvis - Fairfield, Texas
Muskogee, Oklahoma Praise and Worship Meeting. We held a praise and worship meeting at the Muskogee Rainbow Division Memorial Amphitheater November 10th. 105 people traveled from Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma and the group worshipped and praised with strength. God gave me strong intercessory prayer for the Body of Christ during the praise and worship.
|Muskogee Rainbow Division Memorial Amphitheater|
Denison, Texas Praise and Worship Meeting. Saturday December 8th we held a worship meeting at noon at Waterloo Lake Regional Park in Denison, Texas. Over one hundred people were present, from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Colorado—joining to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Lord Jesus Christ. It was a beautiful afternoon, the gospel was preached and the sacrifice of praise and worship was offered unto the Lord. We thank God for the liberty to freely worship in Grayson County and the state of Texas and these United States of America.
|Waterloo Lake Regional Park - Denison, Texas|
Order of the Church. In October God led me to appoint musicians at Water of Life Church, Plano and instruct the Body of Christ accordingly, in singing, the playing of instruments and women in the dance playing the timbrels; all according to the word of God found in 1 Chronicles 13 and 15, 1 Samuel 6 and Psalm 68.
Message to Israel. October 13th I posted the first “Message to Israel”: “I am pressed in the Spirit as the Apostle Peter was, being a Jew testified on the day of Pentecost, to speak these words to Israel”: Acts 2:17-47.
Holy Ground. In 2011, on the afternoon of November 16th, I was standing in my kitchen and the Lord said, “Take off your shoes, you are standing on holy ground.” God was speaking to me about America and as Jesus commanded Joshua in Joshua 5, I obeyed and took my shoes off.
On Sunday morning October 28, 2012 during the Livestream broadcast, I spoke these words:
“I could never have imagined 42 years ago, the world being in the situation it’s in today. It’s everywhere, chaos, wherever you look. In 1892, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed unanimously that the United States was a Christian nation. President Truman wrote in a letter to the Pope in 1947, America was a Christian nation. America is still a Christian nation. Forces of Satan have come against it in a great way, fighting to destroy what God is establishing…Today there is an army with me and when they use their faith and believe this gospel that I brought them, they’re a great help. When they yield their members to unrighteousness unto sin they become an enemy against me…We have a job to do. It is to lay the foundation and plant the heavens.”
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
During worship that morning, as the song, We Are Standing on Holy Ground was ministered, I took off my shoes and others did the same.
Join Me in Prayer. On November 13th I shared the following verses in 1 Timothy 2:
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, 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.
I asked those that would join me to pray for their individual states, the governor and the state’s administration plus their senators and house representatives of the federal government. We posted a list of the names of those who said they would join us to pray.
Covering the States. As stated, we returned to radio on April 15th and by December we were broadcasting on 28 radio stations covering all the contiguous states with a one hour program on Sunday. Six of those stations also include a Saturday broadcast. One of the stations is “The Voice of the Navajo”, a powerful station which covers the whole western portion of the United States and broadcasts into Japan and everywhere in-between, on a clear night. A real blessing to me is that our radio program is now ministering the gospel in Providence Rhode Island, the place my ancestors helped establish. We also broadcast on two shortwave antennas airing over all the United States and parts of Canada and in November we expanded our shortwave to include Israel, the Middle East and North Africa five days per week with a one hour broadcast. We continue to broadcast our programs live over the internet as we have done since January 2007. In addition, we launched a public station on Roku.
I endured much physical affliction during this past year, brought on by prayer of intercession for God’s people, intercession to bring forth the will of God for my ministry and His purposes in the earth. One of those times of great affliction was the evening after returning home from the praise and worship meeting in Muskogee, Oklahoma. I asked four others to join their faith and pray and I did overcome. Sunday November 18th our Livestream broadcast aired on short-wave in Israel with the gospel.
Jehovah anointed me June 17, 1974 at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, to preach the gospel and I have done that ever since and will continue to.
It tells us in Matthew 24:
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
“I believe that is where we are at today.” -Doyle
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