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...

Sunday, February 28, 2016

When Lyle Went to Heaven

This morning as Kathie D talked about my Dad it broke my heart. I would like to add a few more comments concerning Dad going to heaven.

Dad had fallen in his house and bruised his hip and they were saying he couldn’t stay alone any longer. He lived alone, and there would be no one there to know he fell; so they said “You need to go to a nursing home or somewhere where there is supervision, someone to help you.”

Dad said, “I want to go home and think about it,” and I’m quite sure he talked to Jesus and let it be known he didn’t want to go to any nursing home or anywhere except heaven and that’s what happened.

I talked with him on the phone about 5:30 in the evening and told him there was a meeting in Tulsa that I was going to be speaking at, and I said, “I would like for you to come there.” I told him I made arrangements for someone to bring him and told him their names. and he said, “If you think it’s right I will,” and I said, “I certainly do.”

I wanted to see him again.

But he didn’t make it. Instead, he went to heaven. I was wrong, the hospital was wrong and Dad had faith to go where the Lord wanted him.

Isn’t that something that Dad had that kind of relationship with the Lord? He aggravated me sometimes with his faith. And then one day he told me, “I wish I believed God like you do.” I was almost speechless. He had faith like no one else I ever knew.

I believe that when Jesus returns, Lyle and Terry Mai will be there with Jesus to meet me. There will be Luther, there’ll be Lyle, and Alba; there’ll be Patti, there’ll be Terry and there’ll be many others that will go through the millennium with me.

God bless,
Doyle Davidson
Apostle and prophet of the Lord Jesus

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

God’s Dealing With Sin

Genesis 13:

1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

The events of this chapter have been with me most of my life, knowing what got Lot into trouble and how God then blessed Abraham.

Genesis 19:

1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

2 Peter 2:

3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

These examples from the past are how God still deals with sins today.

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monday - February 22, 2016

Transcribed excerpt from:
February 22, 2016 11:00 AM Livestream Broadcast

Doyle Davidson:

I have something today very personal I want to talk about.

I met Patti [Tinkle] when she was sixteen. In 1952 God told me to marry her and I did. I was in the Navy in San Diego, California, I had been there about 13 or 14 weeks and got out of “boot camp.” We got married—you can read all about me and her at the following links, most of it is good, some of it had a sad note, but it turned out good.

In 1984 she listened to the wrong voice; she listened to the devil, she made a big mistake, a big one. And for nineteen years we struggled; she did, because she listened to the wrong voice. She’s in heaven, sanctified.

I want to go back—for 45 years I’ve been ministering to God’s people. They would get offended at me and they would say, “Well, I love you.” Once a man and his wife came to me and said, “Why don’t we bury the hatchet and move on.” I said, “Well I don’t have a hatchet to bury, you’ve got the problem, I don’t” I never saw them again. His wife died from cancer.

Once I was ministering and I saw in the eye of a woman a demon, and I said “That woman’s full of evil.” I knew it. She died of cancer.

Oh, I’ve had men that flattered me and told me how much they loved me, they were lying. They died of cancer.

I tell you folks it’s ridiculous to reject the word of God, it’s maybe deathly to reject the words of an apostle/prophet.

Thank God for Pat, I wanted you to see her [photo attached]. She went to heaven when she was seventy, sanctified. She had a spirit from 1984 and for several years, she hated me, she did hateful acts; but thank God, one day she repented, she was sincere; she put her arm around my neck and said, “Thank God for you Doyle, that you believed God and prayed or we would have all gone to hell.”

Before she went to heaven, Kathy Mai (my daughter) and I were in her room; she waved twice and she left.

I want you to know this folks; you make big mistakes rejecting my words. The words I speak, they are Spirit and they are life. Your repentance will have to be sure, from the heart and I pray that you do.

Links to referenced testimonies:

Patti (Tinkle) Davidson
1949 - Meeting Patti
1998 - Identifying the false anointing.
2000 - Patti suffered plagues from the false anointing and sorcery.
2003 - Patti sanctified and in heaven.
"A Life Lived Wholly Unto God" includes more details of Doyle’s walk with Patti.

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Time for America to Repent

Acts 17:

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

In the spring of 1949 I had finished my junior year and had just had my 17th birthday. I was driving west off the square of Sarcoxie on Center Street. Center Street had a hill going up beside the high school. I saw two young girls walking up Center Hill, as we referred to it as, one I knew very well the other was a stranger. Several hours later I called the one I knew and asked her, “Who was that walking up center hill with you?” She replied, “Her name is Patti Tinkle. Her father is a foreman with the Lazy Bone Shoe Factory. They just moved here.” In a few days I met that young lady named Patti. Our conversation was brief, but I knew I needed to know more. I talked with her briefly two or three more times during the summer. When school started in September I was a senior and she was a junior. Sometime in September or October I asked her for a date. We dated through my senior year and then the spring of 1950 I graduated from high school.

Within 3 weeks of my graduation the Korean War broke out. I was 18 and almost certain to be drafted. I did not want to enter college at that time because I did not want college to be interrupted with the military so I took a job working in a funeral home; Thornhill Dillion Mortuary located at 4th and Wall in Joplin, Missouri, expecting to be drafted any day. In November 1951 I decided to join the US Navy. It was not until February 1, 1952 that I took a train to California to enter into basic training. Later that year God told me to marry Patti and take her as my wife. I called her and asked her if she wanted to get married. She said yes. I told her to come to San Diego where I was stationed at Balboa Naval Hospital. She came and we were married June 5, 1952. I was transferred to Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, California in November. I remained stationed there until October 1953 when I received orders to report to US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan. I left San Francisco, October 20th, 7 days before Kathy Jane Davidson was born. In May of 1954 I brought Kathy and Patti to Yokosuka. For the first 15 months we lived in Kamakura in Japanese housing until August 1955, at which time we moved onto base housing in Yokosuka. We departed there four months later on December 18, 1955 and returned to the US where I was discharged on December 28th at the Federal Building at San Francisco. Good bye Navy!

I returned to Sarcoxie where I was born and raised and entered Joplin Junior College in September 1956. I transferred to the University of Missouri, Columbia, in January 1957. I remained there until I graduated from the College of Veterinarian Medicine in May of 1962.

I practiced veterinarian medicine unto 1969 when God called me to obey him.

Patti went through some very difficult health problems from 1998 till the time she went to heaven. The greatest thing was she was being sanctified and set apart to God. She went to heaven in February 2003. She went in peace and just as she was leaving she opened her eyes and waved goodbye to Kathy Mai and I from her bed.

In the mid-1980s I was talking to the Lord and spoke of my disappointment that I had not followed him sooner and how much time was wasted. He replied back to me, “Be still, your life is right on schedule.”

It still is. It has been 50 years since I graduated the university. God has led me all the way.

Today is the eve of the national elections of 2012.

America has undergone many changes in these last 50 years. I have watched the love for America turn to a love for self. Many have denied Jesus Christ in their ways and their thoughts. America needs to humble itself and believe the gospel which I have preached for over 30 years.

God bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

P.S. Kathy Davidson Mai arrived in Japan just after she was 6 months old. Her playmates were Japanese and they spoke Japanese. In fact Kathy learned to speak Japanese before she learned English and spoke it for several years after. She returned to the U.S. at the age of 26 months. I started at the junior college just before Kathy was 3 years of age. Patti and I ate a lot of cottage cheese in those days (I still do), and Kathy referred to cottage cheese as ‘college cheese’.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

For a Testimony Against Them

I posted the following scriptures from Mathew 10 on February 17, 2006, the day after I appeared on the witness stand at the Schlosser trial.

I perceived when I was subpoenaed by the district attorney’s office of Collin County Texas for the Schlosser trial, that one of the primary reasons I was subpoenaed was to examine me about my wife Lisa, whom God had given me. As it turned out, more than half of the examination was about Lisa, because I was examined. God had warned me of what was about to take place with the following scriptures from Mathew 10:

17) “But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18) And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19) But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.”

Notice it says, “…for a testimony against them”. God’s word is sure and He will perform it. There was a defense attorney named Schultz that I had great respect for. He asked me on examination: “In other words you are saying that the words you speak are not yours, but you are just a conduit?” And I said, “You got it counselor, you got it”. As he was closing, he said to me, “Have you been treated fairly today?”, and I said “Absolutely”. The district attorney asked me a couple questions and one was, “Were you present when that woman cut that child’s arms off?” I said, “Absolutely not”. (I suppose the law would require him to ask me that kind of question).

Behold the goodness and severity of God.

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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A Life Lived Wholly Unto God - Chapter 16: The False Anointing

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

God gave Doyle his first wife, Patti, June 5, 1952 and she was his help meet, walking with him through his years in the Navy, and his years as a practicing veterinarian. He has shared more than once that she ran his office and did an excellent job. When his ministry began, she was right there with him helping in whatever capacity he needed her. He has stated they were much alike in temperament, both being fairly sober, not given to emotion. Kathy Mai, their daughter has shared with me that her mom taught her to respect her dad and in turn have that same respect for her husband. She has happy memories of a loving family life.

When God told Doyle to sell out and obey him, Patti didn’t understand the decisions he was making and he said once, “I know Patti, I don’t understand it all either.” Their whole life had changed and she stated once, “I didn’t marry a preacher.” His reply was, “You didn’t marry a veterinarian either, you married a sailor.” Doyle has told the world that everyone resisted him when he started obeying God, including his own household and his daughter Kathy will attest to that. She has her own testimonies about those days and the mercy God had in granting her grace to humble herself. God gave Doyle a vision when he returned to Texas of two spindly roses in the desert and when Doyle asked what it was, the Lord said, “That is you and Patti, I’m sending you to a dry and parched land, Dallas and Fort Worth.”

They met when they were in high school and he told me when he married Patti he expected a lifetime together. He knew it was God that they marry; he could never have imagined what lay ahead and what God would require him to walk.

In 1984, Patti yielded to a wrong spirit and Doyle’s ministry came under a great attack. Patti believed God had told her to lay hands on another person during a meeting and say, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” and when she did, she and the person she touched began to laugh uncontrollably. Doyle thought it unusual—the person was already baptized in the Holy Spirit and it was unusual that God didn’t tell him. He understood later that she had usurped authority over him and a false anointing, which came in through the teachings of the faith movement, was turned loose that day and it affected everyone. There was tremendous power with it and at that time Doyle didn’t know what it was and did not want to resist it, if it was God. He did not want to be guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. A great division came between he and Patti and God eventually took her out of his life, as his wife. She continued to live with him in their house and he provided for her but in 1998 the plagues from that spirit came upon her and she began to suffer many physical afflictions. He prayed and believed God for her through every affliction. She would be tormented and in great pain in the night and he would command the devil to loose her until she was free. One day she leaned down to hug his neck as she walked past where he was sitting and said to him, “Doyle I thank God for you. If you hadn’t prayed and believed God, we would have all gone to hell.” There are those who talk of Doyle being overbearing and harsh towards her and they are judging something they have no understanding of. I have heard Doyle speak with much tenderness and affection about “Miss Patti P” and God has required of him what I have not seen him require of any other man, except in the bible. By the Spirit of God he set her free from many oppressive spirits. He believed God for her and cared for her and by faith sanctified her, before God took her to heaven in February 2003.

In 1998 while doing a meeting in South Bend, Indiana, he began speaking and for the first time said that it was a false anointing that entered the place the day Patti layed hands on that person. Soon after he finished the meeting, he called Patti and asked what was going on. Her reply was, “I started getting better about 30 minutes ago.” Doyle knew the consequences of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and he had prayed and sought God for fourteen years before he would say the spirit that came in that day was not of God, but a false anointing. Since then he has been overcoming the effects of that spirit; everyone with his ministry had yielded to it and have had to be delivered by the Spirit of God. During a Live Stream broadcast in 2007 God led Doyle to pray and set people free from the false anointing with Terry Mai joining him on the floor and together they prayed and set people free for over an hour. Many that were delivered testify that their life changed dramatically after that night of deliverance.

Doyle was praying one day and God showed him a tower in a vision:

”In July 1985, I was praying one day, and the Father told me that America could not discern its right hand form its left. He showed me in a vision a tower like the tower of Babel. He told me that the tower represented confusion and that it was His church.

I said to Him, ‘Lord I cannot accept that your church is totally confused.’ I told him I needed to see some scripture for confirmation and He said, ‘Read the book of Jonah.’

So I did, and when I reached the end of the book, the last verse said that there were more than 120,000 people living in Nineveh who could not discern between their right hand and their left hand. God asked me, ‘Do you think that is confusion?’ I said, ‘I think so.’ He said, ‘Well that is My church.’ Then He told me, ‘I am going to judge America with your mouth.’ At that time I did not understand, but I finally saw as the words of God are spoken out my mouth judgment occurs.”

During that same year the Lord spoke to Doyle and told him He was going to put His Spirit back in the church through him. When God would speak things to Doyle about his life and what He was going to do through him he said, “I didn’t just immediately accept it, or even believe it was God speaking. I know many people just profess to immediately believe, I didn’t and I don’t mind admitting that.”

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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A Life Lived Wholly Unto God - Chapter 15: Live Stream Broadcasting

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

The World Wide Web became available in 1997 and Doyle’s internet web site was founded that year.

January 2007 Doyle began broadcasting the daily services on Live Stream on the internet, seven days a week. Until then he had been making the weekly television broadcasts available on the internet.

God promised Doyle that his ministry would cover the earth and today it does through Live Stream broadcast and Facebook on the internet.

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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Psalm 55 - My Personal Experience

II Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (teaching the word), for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" v.17, "That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." We should take note, all scripture is given by inspiration of God.

In the past two years, I have been experiencing what God told me ten or twelve years ago was going to happen to me. One day as I was praying, God spoke to me and said, "You are not hard enough to deal with my people, I am going to make you harder." I really had a problem accepting what God said to me, because I believed that the only thing necessary was to teach the word and let people make their choices on whether they want to believe or not. I was not fully prepared for the tongues that are set on fire from hell attacking me; tongues, full of deadly poison, a world of iniquity (an arrangement of unrighteousness). During this period of time, God has been faithful to uphold me and strengthen me in my inner man by His Spirit with power. I have certainly experienced much of Psalm 55, and I want to share my experience with the body of Christ.

Psalm 55 is a Psalm of David. David begins this Psalm with, "Give ear to my prayer O God, and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise. Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me." In reading these first three verses, we see that David is in much trouble. We also see that his trouble comes because of the voice of the enemy. For many years, I never considered that words in people's mouths could be instruments of unrighteousness and be so destructive. Although, the scripture makes it plain that they are. I am going to bold some of these verses that I have experienced. I trust that God will give you understanding and strengthen you in your inner man by His Spirit with power.

Psalm 55:1-23 says, "Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. v.1

Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; v.2

Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. v.3

My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. v.4

Over the past several months, I have experienced pain in my heart (not the heart that pumps blood) that I would have never considered possible. Verse 3 tells us that this pain comes from the voice of the enemy. Not only have I experienced this pain, but also many that are with me have experienced the same pain. Jesus said, if you are not for me you are against me, and certainly these voices, the voices of the wicked, are not for us.

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. v.5

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. v.6

Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. v.7

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. v.8

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. v.9

David prays a powerful prayer in verse 9; a very short, but powerful and effective prayer. This prayer has now become my prayer.

Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. v.10

Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. v.11

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: v.12

But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. v.13

The people that have reproached me and magnified themselves against me, were certainly not my equal, nor may guide, but they were mine acquaintance.

We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. v.14

We did take sweet counsel together.

Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. v.15

As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. v.16

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. v.17

He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. v.18

I most certainly can testify to the truth of this statement, that I have bolded in verse 18.

God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. v.19

He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. v.20

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. v.21

This verse tells us that the words that this person speaks are smoother than butter, but war is in their heart. Smooth talk may be backed up by a heart full of war, and their smooth words are drawn swords to cast iniquity upon the righteous.

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. v.22

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee." v.23

In closing, I want to tell you that I have come to a place in my walk with the Lord, where my prayers are prayers of faith, believing. My prayers are intended to bring God into my situation and deal with my enemies, according to his righteousness. I pray that God will prepare your heart to achieve his purposes on the earth. It is God through our prayers that deal with the wicked. Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:7, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." That word nation refers to a person or group of persons, and the word kingdom is God's kingdom verses Satan's kingdom. You better prepare yourself, because Jesus said that a man's foes will be they of his own household. This is not easy to accept, to have someone that you love become your enemy. It can be one of the most difficult things that you will ever experience. I want to encourage everyone to be a doer of Matthew 5:44-46,

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; v.44

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. v.45

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? " v.46

II John 6 says, "And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it." If your prayers are prayers given by the Spirit of God, you will be doing his commandments, and therefore you will be walking in love, with prayers that deal with the wicked.

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Expecting Power

Excerpt from “A Life Lived Wholly Unto God”:

“Terry walked with Doyle for almost thirty years as a fellow apostle and prophet, his worship leader, his son-in-law and his friend. Doyle believed that together they could pray through anything and he told Terry as much. One day in 2006 Doyle was under a severe attack of the devil and was on the floor, unable to get up. He told someone to find Terry and it wasn’t long before Terry strode into the office blessing those that had cursed him (Doyle), blessing his enemies and those whose tongues were set on fire from hell and after just a few minutes, Doyle was up on his knees and said, ‘Ok Devil I am ready!”

Excerpt from “A Glimpse of Terry Mai’s Life”:

“Doyle believed there wasn’t anything that God sent them to do that he and Terry could not handle. He was confident they could pray through anything, and he told Terry as much. Terry told Doyle later that those words actually scared him. Doyle has said, ‘I knew it did, but Terry stayed steady, didn’t let his emotions affect him and he didn’t run.’ Doyle said to me about him and Terry, ‘We are like Paul and Silas.’ When Terry was ministering in song and Doyle was on the floor [in the midst of the congregation] praying, their faith joined together, the power and anointing flowed and no devil could hide.”

In June 2006 I was walking and praying on the athletic field adjacent to Water of Life Church. The Lord started talking to me about Paul and Silas in jail and they prayed and sang praises and an earthquake hit the jail. Great power shook that jail and liberated the jailor and his family and they were all saved. The Lord told me as Paul and Silas brought the power down, that Terry and my praying and singing praises would bring the power down where we are at. When Terry went to heaven in 2009 it took me about three days before I said that I had not lost his songs that he ministered with power and I knew that on all his songs was my faith, my anointing and I still can join my faith with his songs and minister the power of God. Thank God for Terry Mai.

Acts 16:

19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

Today I’m more encouraged about this than the day God spoke to me on the athletic field in June 2006

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Acts 5:1-39

Acts 5:

1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned and told,

23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,

28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Could there be a Gamaliel in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas?

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Great is the Lord, And Greatly to be Praised

In 2000 I engaged a spirit that was very difficult to battle. I went on television in Tulsa, Oklahoma May 2, 2000, five days per week, 9:00-10:00 AM, Fox 23 KOKI. I battled that spirit for years and I thought it was because I went on secular television, however over the years I’ve overcome a lot and I see that spirit plainly. It was a spirit sent from the devil, to buffet me and destroy me, the apostle. However, God held me up.

In 2002 I was praying and had a tongue and interpretation. Lisa was with me and my interpretation was, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay saith the Lord.”

In September of 2003, Kenneth Hagin and Derek Prince were gathered to the Lord, five days apart; neither one of them would accept my ministry. In September of 2004 God’s vengeance came on Lisa and he took her out of my life.

In 2009 things really got difficult. There was a major breakthrough on Monday (February 1, 2016). God directed me to bring out Terry and Kathy Mai’s praise and worship songs. My faith and anointing is on every one of them and if you listen you can hear someone saying, “Go!” That is Doyle, telling the devil to go. Monday morning I was able to pray like I have not been able to pray, except during the last years of Argyle.

You can read how I challenged the ruler over North Texas at the following link:

A Victory Over Satan in the Heavens

Today I’m gaining victory over the devils in God’s people daily. Their devils have troubled me greatly, but God has held me up. I was disappointed that Kathy Mai would leave her Dad and agree with an evil spirit. A few moments ago, I called her and she didn’t answer the phone and I left her a message. I told her how much I appreciated her and Terry Mai’s praise and worship songs and I said, “I shouldn’t have to say this but I’m sincere in what I’m saying to you--love you Jane.” She’ll come back, the girls will come back, many will come back, even one that said he would have to have a lobotomy before he comes back—he might even come back.

1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. (Psalm 48)

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Life Lived Wholly Unto God - Chapter 14: Radio and Television Ministry

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

In October 1981, a few months after they had moved into the new facility, Doyle’s radio ministry began. The Lord directed him to go on 1600 AM in Plano, ministering five days a week and within six months he was on twenty stations all over the United States.

He began teaching on live television April 1984 on Saturday evenings on Channel 49, Dallas/Fort Worth and by June 1986 he was taping a recorded program for Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM on the same channel.

God had told Doyle that his ministry would cover the earth and He spoke to him in January 1992, “The things I have promised you I will bring to pass in this season.” Shortly after, his television ministry expanded with Channel 12 Joplin and LeSEA Broadcasting Network with all of its stations. Then the ministry went on to include CBS, PAX-NBC, Fox, WB, cable and other independent stations along with satellite. The program was in such markets as Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tulsa, South Bend, Nashville, Houston and others. At one time the ministry was on 25 television stations in the United States. They had five one-hour broadcasts, weekly on many of the stations as well as a one-hour radio broadcast on short-wave, five days a week. These radio broadcast covered a majority of the world’s population. He had become acquainted with Lester Sumrall, the founder of LeSEA Broadcasting and they developed a close friendship. Lester recognized Doyle was led by the Spirit of God and Doyle respected Lester’s faith and all that God had done through him. They had a mutual love and respect for one another. Lester went to heaven in April 1996 and Doyle continued with LeSEA until early in 2000 when he was removed from their television and short-wave radio stations. Other stations, like PAX Communication were removing him from their stations because of the content of his messages. His weekly television expenses were over $40,000 per week, amounting to over two million dollars per year. A check accompanied every tape.

God showed Doyle twelve men he appointed as apostles and they went on radio KPPC 770, Dallas. They each had their own time-slot airing on Saturdays and Sundays. The apostles were Terry Mai, Ralph Edge, Bob Buckner, Basil Clark, Jack Turquette, John Ferguson, Steve Brown, Donnie Cauthorn, Wally Edge, Randy Brooks, JR Staton and Dwyane Jackson. They remained on radio until 1997.

Those twelve apostles began appearing on their own 30 minute television programs in July 2001. They were aired on Channel 55, Dallas-Fort Worth. Kathy Mai was a regular on Terry Mai’s broadcast, hosting her own 30 minute show and Ralph Edge’s wife Debbie also hosted a 30 minute segment on Ralph’s broadcast. Lisa, Doyle’s second wife, appeared regularly with Doyle and also hosted her own 30 minute show. Terry and Kathy Mai regularly led worship on Doyle’s programs. Water of Life ministries paid for all the air time for every radio and television broadcast. Television managers told Doyle that he was the only ministry that paid for his air time in advance. These programs continued until 2003. The following year the twelve apostles went out by twos and ministered in hotels in various locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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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Friday, February 5, 2016

A Life Lived Wholly Unto God - Chapter 13: Terry Mai

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

Doyle knew from the time he understood that he would have a ministry that he would need a singer, someone to lead worship. When he moved back to McKinney, Texas, God sent him to the First United Methodist Church of McKinney. Years earlier he had prayed and committed Kathy’s marriage to God on a cold windy day after he had borrowed her bike and rode it to the top of a hill near their house. The Lord told him Kathy’s husband would be in that Methodist church. When they arrived at the First United Methodist Church, both he and Kathy looked around and came to the same conclusion: they didn’t see anyone they believed was the one, though I don’t know that they shared those thoughts with one another. Terry Mai had been the choir director there, but had resigned and was on tour with an opera company when the Davidsons began attending. Terry returned in September and again became the choir director. The Lord told Kathy to join the choir and after a period of three months, Terry asked Kathy out for a coke and about a year later, they were married at her parents’ home in her Dad’s rose garden.

 Terry had accepted a job as a painter before he and Kathy were married and he was painting houses and working on his Masters Degree in Vocal Performance in the beginning days of their marriage. He was already establishing a reputation as a singer and had an impressive portfolio of reviews from the world of opera. He had performed with the Honolulu Symphony in Hawaii and music critics had rated him as one of the best baritones to appear on the Islands in the past ten years. He performed in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center and toured with an opera company out of North Carolina, making seventy appearances in notable performance centers across the United States. God took Terry, a person who had an aspiring career as a singer and changed him into a servant of God to minister the sacrifice of praise and worship to Him and to minister the Spirit of God to His people. (See: A Glimpse of Terry’s Life: Kathy ministered with Terry during most of those years. In the early days they led worship, they would ask Doyle at the end of the service, “Well Dad, how was it?” Doyle would say, “Good singing, no Spirit,” but Doyle never stopped believing that they would get there. Terry and Kathy could have been discouraged, but they would humble themselves and pray and come back and give everything they had and they learned to minister power by the Spirit.

Doyle has stated many times that Terry was one of the best singer’s he has ever heard and God gave him to Doyle—the honor of God on Doyle’s life. Terry was diagnosed with lymphoma on January 10, 2009 and very unexpectedly, left this earth with a mighty shout, a little over two weeks later on the 26th. There was no space to grieve, no time to let down—there was nothing Doyle could do but “gird it up” and continue to walk and that’s what I watched him do. And I watched God sustain Kathy and the girls; they had a sure foundation in them, laid by the apostle and prophet and continued in what they had been taught: to put their trust in the gospel. Just as Psalm 23 says:

“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me…” 

The Lord led them through and I believe Terry’s family today would agree that they have walked out of that long shadow and stepped once again into the sunlight.

Terry and Kathy had three daughters, Candace, Ashley and Rachel and growing up, they spent many hours worshipping in song with their parents—in the den, in the car… and they began ministering in song with Kathy on Live Stream almost immediately after Terry went to heaven. They have been “brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,” taught by their parents and their grandfather to trust the gospel of the Lord Jesus all their lives, it’s all they have ever known. They are Doyle’s seed’s seed, and are living proof of the commitment Doyle made to the Lord in Jerusalem, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

 Terry walked with Doyle for almost thirty years as a fellow apostle and prophet, his worship leader, his son-in-law and his friend. Doyle believed that together they could pray through anything and he told Terry as much. One day in 2006 Doyle was under a severe attack of the devil and was on the floor, unable to get up. He told someone to find Terry and it wasn’t long before Terry strode into the office blessing those that had cursed Doyle, blessing his enemies and those whose tongues were set on fire from hell and after just a few minutes, Doyle was up on his knees and said, “Ok Devil I am ready!” They were like Paul and Silas.

Terry finished his course and as it’s written in Revelations, Terry’s works follow him; the anointing and faith on his recorded music continues to minister to God’s people.

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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Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Nation Bringing Forth Fruit

Originally posted July 2, 2008 on Kathie Davidson's website

This last week Doyle asked my daughter if she would be willing to travel on the Fourth of July to Indiana with Candace and play the drums during worship. Doyle then asked me if anyone in my family was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I shared with him how my grandmother had been a charter member. Since that time God has been ministering to me about my family’s history and I believe it is right to share that with you.

People from my family have been in this country since the 1600’s. I have been taught as a young child about my background, how they were some of the first to settle Pennsylvania and how some lost everything in war and yet would start over. My ancestors have fought in every war since the King Philip’s war in 1675, several of them in the American Revolution. These were ordinary, hardworking people. They were soldiers and farmers and factory workers. But what I saw in those stories and those family members I had the pleasure to meet were that these people had strength of character.

One of these people in my background, Edward Doty, came over on the Mayflower and was a signer of the Mayflower Compact. He was in his early 20’s when he arrived here and an indentured servant. If you grew up in our education system you were taught about the pilgrims almost every Thanksgiving holiday and how they came to the new land and before leaving their ship wrote up a document that would govern them while they began their new settlement. This document was one of the forefronts to our Constitution. God led me this morning to read an excerpt from one of their own, Edward Winslow, who in answering some accusations, wrote down how the pilgrims left England and Holland and come to America. It ministered to me.

From “Hypocrisy Unmasked” by Edward Winslow (London, 1646):

"Now these their private thoughts (Reverend Mr. John Robinson of late memory, and our grave Elder Mr. William Brewster) now upon mature deliberation they imparted to the brethren of the congregation, which after much private discussion came to public agitation, till at the length the Lord was solemnly sought in the congregation by fasting and prayer to direct us, who moving our hearts more and more to the work, we sent some of good abilities over into England to see what favor or acceptance such a thing might find with the King. These also found God going along with them, and got Sir Edwin Sandys a religious Gentleman then living, to stir in it, who procured Sir Robert Naunton then principal Secretary of State to King James of famous memory, to move his majesty by a private motion to give way to such a people (who could not so comfortably live under the government of another State) to enjoy their liberty of conscience under his gracious protection in America, where they would endeavor the advancement of His Majesty’s Dominions, and the enlargement of the Gospel by all due means. This His Majesty said was a good and honest motion, and asking what profit might arise in the part we intended (for our eye was upon the most northern parts of Virginia); ‘twas answered, “Fishing.” To which he replied with his ordinary asseveration, “So God have my soul, ‘tis an honest trade, ‘twas the Apostles own calling,” etc. "

Another ancestor of my family was General Baron Johann de Kalb. He was a German soldier and volunteer who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He first came to the colonies as a spy for France to determine the level of discontent among the colonists toward Brittan. During the trip he gained a respect for the colonists and their "spirit of independence." In 1777 he returned again with his protégé, Marquis de Lafayette, and joined the Continental Army. He was at Valley Forge for most of the 1777-78 winter. He became second in command of the Maryland and Delaware troops under General Gates. He fell at the battle of Camden, South Carolina after leading several charges and being wounded 11 times. He died three days later as a prisoner of war. It was reported as the surgeons were dressing his wounds that he replied "I thank you sir for your generous sympathy, but I die the death I always prayed for, the death of a soldier fighting for the rights of man.*

On Saturday, all while we were worshiping, God talked to me about the history of our nation. He ministered how it was He that instilled strength and fortitude in our forefathers and how he sustained them against insurmountable odds to create and preserve this country. He walked me through some of the events that I had read or heard about and showed me how his Spirit kept them alive and obtained His will for this land. He then ministered how this strength was in my family and how he had put it in my children.

Am I proud of my heritage? No, I am humbled. I am humbled that the Spirit of God saw fit to preserve a people and nation. My family and other’s like them were used to create and uphold this country so that many others like them could minister the Power of God. I know my heritage will mean nothing to me or give no honor to them if I and my children don’t preach this Gospel.

Sunday between services I was reading and praying at home and asked God, Why? What was your purpose in my family and family’s like us enduring all the hardship? The Spirit of God led me to Matthew and powerfully ministered to me these words that Jesus spoke while he was on earth:

“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, (Israel) and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof." (Matthew 21:43)

This country, our country, is the nation Jesus is speaking about. What an honor! That He would create a nation that is made up of every people on our earth and grant them the grace and opportunity to preach His Gospel. Whether or not our forefathers knew of God’s intent, it is not important. What is important is that His will was done. And now we are a part of a generation that will show forth His praises and bring forth fruit.

Kathie Davidson
Source: Wikipedia
Originally posted on Kathie's webpage.

"A Nation Bringing Forth Fruit" Page

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

John Greene of Quidnessett

John Green (not to be confused with his second cousin John “the surgeon” Green of Warwick), was born in England about 1606. According to family histories, he left England in 1635, as a young man, first sailing to the West Indies on the ship Matthew. Within a few months, finding the people there “a Godless set” he sailed to Massachusetts.

He eventually left Massachusetts because of the oppressive rule of government, the authorities endeavoring to dictate men’s conscience in matters relating to religion. He removed to Quidnesset about 1639, with Richard Smith, who was ten years his elder.

Smith also had emigrated from England to America and eventually left Massachusetts, buying land from the Narragansett Indians on the western side of the Narragansett Bay area and built a trading post at Aquidnessett, which the settlers later called Quidnessett, (later called King’s Province) about 1637, according to Roger William’s writings. Richard Smith was the first white person to settle in that area of Narragansett and he and his family were the only white people there for years. John Green worked for Richard Smith and lived with the Smith family for a number of years and became a landholder in his own right.

Roger Williams was a friend and colleague of Richard Smith* and Williams and a Mr. Wilcox purchased land and built a trading post about a mile north of Smith’s. They traded with the Indians in the area and the trading posts were on the well traveled Pequot Path and served many travelers. Williams later sold his trading post and his holdings to Richard Smith to finance his trip to England to secure the second charter for Providence and the nearby colonies.

The area at Quidnesset became involved in a land dispute, after a land company (Atherton Company) comprised of speculators from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Connecticut and headed by Major Humphrey Atherton** purchased much of the region in what later was deemed to be an illegal purchase, and the controversy lasted for years. Richard Smith was one of the few Rhode Islanders in the company and one of the original share holders. John Green was also a shareholder though not one of the original but a somewhat prominent figure in the community at that time. The dispute was eventually settled in May 1671. The following was written by John Green:

"King's Province in Narragansett 21 July, 1679.

To All Whom This May Concern :

I, John Greene, inhabiting in the Narragansett Country, called King's Province, I being a sworn Conservator of the Peace, do on my Oath affirme, that forty years and more ago, j\Ir. Richard Smith that I then lived with, did first begin and make a settlement in the Narragansett, and that by the consent and approbation of the Indian Princes and people, and did improve land mow meadows severall yeares before Warwick was settled by any English man ; and I, being present did see and heare all the Narragansett Princes being assembled together give by livery and seizing some hundreds of acres of land about a mile in length, and so down to the sea ; this being about thirty years agoe, many hundred Indians being present, consenting thereunto . This I certify to be true as I am in Publique office, on oath and under my hand.

John Greene. ''

(Source: The Greene Family and It’s Branches by Lora S. LaMance 1904)

John married his wife Joan about 1641 and there is some dispute over her last name. In Governor Winthrop’s writing he mentions “one Green who married the wife of one Beggarly” It is written they had nine children and John divided his land between some of his sons before he or his wife’s deaths. Joan Green died sometime after 1682 and it is believed John lived with his son John in Coventry, until his death in 1695.

Benjamin Green the youngest of John and Joan’s children was born about 1665 and married Humility Coggeshall, the daughter of Joshua and Joan Coggeshall and the granddaughter of John Coggeshall, who served as President of Providence Plantation.

Benjamin and Humility (Coggeshall) Green had at least twelve children. Their son John married Mary Aylesworth, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Brown) Aylesworth and the great-granddaughter of Obadiah Holmes and Chad Brown. Benjamin and Humility’s daughter Phoebe, married Thomas Wells.

Doyle Davidson traces his lineage to John Green of Quidnessett through his mother, Alba Sarah (Miller) Davidson.

Most remarkable, Doyle Davidson’s great-great grandmother, Vashtia (Green) Miller is a third-great granddaughter of both John and Mary (Aylesworth) Green and Thomas and Phoebe (Green) Wells.

Compiled by Kathryn Currier

early map of Quidnesset from Narragansett Historical Register, volume 5, p 62.
Early map of Quidnesset from Narragansett Historical Register, volume 5, pg. 62

*Richard Smith had come to America from Gloucestershire in England, according to Roger Williams, where "he left a fair possession" because of his "conscience toward God." He arrived in New England at an unknown date, where he settled for a while in Massachusetts and later purchased land on the west side of Narragansett. Roger Williams wrote of the wilderness location in which Smith lived—that it was suitable to him for being "instrumental under God in propagating the gospel among the natives, who knew not God as they ought to know him," and that Smith took great pains in this regard until his dying day.

**Major Humphrey Atherton was one of the company from Massachusetts Bay Colony sent to arrest and try Samuel Gorton and others at Warwick.

 Sources: Wikipedia;; One Rhode Island; (Photo courtesy of Narragansett Historical Register)

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Stukely Westcott

Stukely Westcott was born in England probably about 1592 and his marriage to Julianne Marchant is recorded in St. Johns Church in Yeovil, Somerset, England on October 5, 1619. A number of sources suggest the couple had six children who all came with them to America. Historians have written that the William Arnold family and also William Carpenter sailed with the Westcotts from England in 1635. This information is substantiated by writings found in Benedict Arnold’s old family papers apparently written April 1656:

“June 24, 1635, arrived in Massachusetts Bay. Sailed from Dartmouth of Devon May 1, 1635, all but one of the Party (William Carpenter) coming from Ilchester in southern Somerset or within five miles of that place…”

“My father (William Arnold) and his family Sett Sayle ffrom Dartmouth in Old England, the first of May, Friday, & Arrived in New England (Thursday) June 24, 1635. On board was Stukely Westcott, 43, of Yeovil, and his wife with children Robert, Damaris, Samuel 13, Amos 4, Mercy and Jeremiah.”

Benedict Arnold later married Stukely’s daughter, Damaris.

The History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of Stukely Westcott makes reference to two brothers of Stukely, Richard and William Westcott, who are first recorded in Salem in 1636 and it appears they both later settled in Connecticut.

A record in 1636 lists Stukely as a grantee of land, but the extent of the grant is not named however he would have been made a freeman in order to have received a land grant. He was granted one acre of land at a town meeting in Salem, according to the town records, in the latter part of 1637, listing his name as “Stuky Wesket” naming him as “one of the inhabitants and freemen” and listing the number of persons in his house as eight.

Stukely and his family were members of the church of Salem, where Roger Williams had taught and been “excommunicated” from and Westcott was seemingly of the same mind as Williams, “first, that the members of Salem church should make public confession of their wrong in having formerly communed with the Church of England: secondly, that the civil magistrate had no lawful authority or right to take cognizance of or punish a person for his religious beliefs.” Westcott along with Richard Waterman, Thomas Olney and Francis Weston were ordered by the General Court in March 1638 to remove from the jurisdiction of “The Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay” along with their families before the next General Court. The charge was “heresy.” At the same time, notice was sent by Hugh Peters to the church at Dorchester of the order to prevent them from being received into membership there.

They followed Roger Williams to Providence and Stukely was one of the twelve whom Williams wrote of when he “freely admitted twelve loving friends and neighbors” into ownership of lands he had purchased in 1636. Stukely’s was the first name listed on Williams’ grant to the twelve associates at Providence. He was also one of the founders of the first church at Providence recorded as a Six Principle Church, being baptized by Williams along with ten others. They obeyed the scriptures as they understood them, practicing the first principles of the oracles of God found 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 doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

This re-baptism caused great offense to the church at Salem and when the church elders learned of it, the Westcotts and others were ex-communicated.

Records indicate in October 1638, Stukely contributed 2 pounds, 10 shillings toward defraying the town expenses and it was one of the largest contributions to the common good of the community.

In 1642 there was an agreement for the division of Pawtuxet from Providence, of which Stukely was a party to. Records and letters reflect there was much dissension within the community with land divisions and ownership and it was at this time that Samuel Gorton had made an attempt to settle in the Providence area at Pawtuxet, resisting being drawn into the internal conflicts of the community. Also at this same time, the larger, more powerful Massachusetts Bay Colony was attempting to extend their jurisdiction over the settlers in Rhode Island, desiring the rich resources available in that area and to stamp out what they considered heretical ideas. By December 1642, Gorton and others purchased the Shawomet area from Miantinomi, chief sachem of the Narrangansett, which put the new colony outside of Massachusetts Bay Colony by a distance of about 25 miles.

There are no writings that specifically state the reason Westcott left Providence for Shawomet (Warwick) but it was a very turbulent time for the surrounding settlements of the area, with land disputes and personal differences over biblical doctrine and civil liberty.

The ancient records reflect that Stukely and his family came to Shawomet (Warwick) in 1647, however the book The History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of Stukely Westcott states that “it is reasonably certain that he was at least active at Warwick as early as the Spring of 1643” because he was one of the nine persons that was taken to Boston when Massachusetts sent a company to arrest the group at Warwick. Also included in the Genealogy was the statement recorded in the old records that the soldiers had “killed one of his sheep” at the time the group was arrested. Stukely is listed seventh on the list of inhabitants of the town previous to June 5, 1648 of thirty-one settlers and two of his sons were listed seventeenth and twenty-seventh.

The men were imprisoned, charged, found guilty at Boston and sentenced to hard labor, but after a few months, were pardoned due to public sentiment of the towns where they were fulfilling their sentences. Stukely's name is not found in the towns where the men served their sentences so he may have been allowed to return to Warwick, however he was one of those who bore witness on March 30, 1644 under oath to “the outrage committed upon property and the persons of the first settlers of Warwick because they refused to subject themselves to the pretended jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Bay colony.”

During the summer of 1648, Stukely Westcott, John Greene, William Arnold and nine others of Warwick “agreed to support in faith and practice the principles of Christ’s doctrine.” They met in homes and groves and attended the gathering at Providence as often as circumstances would allow. An actual church building in Warwick wasn’t built until several years after Stukely Westcott had died.

In 1655, Stukely was licensed to keep a house of entertainment [tavern] and to set out a sign at the most “perspicuous” place. His “hotel license” was renewed in 1664 when he was authorized to keep an "ordinary" [a tavern/hotel] for the entertainment of strangers during the time the King’s Commissioners held Court at Warwick. History has shown that often times those who became “inn-keepers” owned large houses at central points on the roads. Below is an excerpt of an article explaining the importance of the tavern, ordinary or house of entertainment in colonial days:

“An introduction from Nancy L. Struna's Transforming the Ordinary: A Social History of Taverns, 1750-1820s, best states what taverns meant to the local communities they served in the days of the Revolution:

"In the middle of the 18th century, taverns lay at the center of life in the British American mainland colonies. People ate, drank, and slept there; they read mail and papers and in other ways got the news; they boarded stages from and voted at taverns; they attended court hearings and committed crimes. Tavern keepers themselves were often respected and influential citizens, and tavern keeping was viewed as an important and economically viable occupation, including for women. As a point of fact, taverns were everywhere, they housed everything, and everyone could be involved. They were the social and cultural centers of colonial life.

The colonial government found taverns so important to development of this new land they enacted laws to encourage their construction.”

Westcott was quite involved in the settlement at Warwick and according to preserved records—owned along with his home lot, a large acreage, as did the other initial founders. He had retained his land interests in Providence after moving to Warwick and in his will he stated that he, together with Samuel Gorton, Randall Holden, Thomas Collins and John Potter, were the sole owners of a tract of land totaling about 2,100 acres, between the Pawtuxet lands on the north and the ‘Old Warwick’ lands on the south.

He apparently elicited the confidence of his fellowmen, holding numerous public offices. The highest office he held was Deputy of the colonies, which he held in November 1651, February 1652 and also December of that year, representing Warwick in the Colonial Assembly and again in 1656 and 1660. He was nearly eighty years old when he served his last term as Deputy to the Assembly in 1671. In 1653 he was elected twice as “General Assistant” and these officers, usually two from each colony, formed the Governor’s Council and also exercised judicial power. He served on a committee to call a special Assembly if needed, as the colony was in “eminent danger” during that time. He also served on a committee to restrict the sale of liquor to the Indians, and to regulate excise and sale of it in the Colony.

In local issues, his fellow townsmen chose him and Ezekiel Holliman to collect monies of the settlers to pay a person for watching over their cattle from Indian intrusion and he served as a member of the Town Council. He was a commissioner for Warwick numerous years, surveyor of highways, listed as a jurist, and also sat on a committee to confer with Indians about fencing and other matters, probably acting as liaison between the Indians and colonists, diffusing problems when the colonist’s cattle damaged the Indians crops, etc.

Another notable event that speaks to the character of Stukely: his neighbor at Warwick, John Bennet [probably aged and without family] gave his property, “8 cattel, 19lbs of peage* at 8 per penny” and his house and land, all except 5 pounds, which Bennet retains “to dispose of as he may see fit,” on the condition that Westcott and his heirs furnish him during his life “meate, drinks and aparall” on June 24, 1657. Later it is recorded, Amos Westcott, who was living with his father at the time, is excused on October 10, 1670 by the town from service at the three courts, by reason of the “weak condition” of John Bennet, and Amos needing to personally attend to him during his illness, obviously fulfilling the promise of taking care of the elderly man.

Stukely’s wife preceded him in death as did his son Robert. His son Amos Westcott and wife apparently went to live with him and care for him in his last years. At the onset of the King Phillips war, Robert, a lieutenant of the militia was killed in the great swamp fight in 1675 in which the Indians suffered great losses. The Indians returned to execute vengeance, burning every house in Warwick except one and the inhabitants all fled, Stukely going to live with his grandson Caleb Arnold (son of Benedict and Damaris (Westcott) Arnold, at Portsmouth. He died there on January 12, 1677.

Stukely had deeded much of his land to his sons as gifts during his lifetime. He wrote a will which was never executed because apparently his grandson had encouraged him to wait to sign it until Amos and Jeremiah, his two remaining sons, could be present and he became incapacitated before they arrived. Because his will wasn’t signed and there being mention of additions that were verbalized, the Town Counsel drew up a will and it was sealed by John Greene - Assistant, Samuel Gorton - Assistant, Randall Holden, Thomas Green and Benjamin Barton who comprised the Town Council, years later.

Stukely Westcott’s descendants are many and a few of the notable ones are General Benedict Arnold, (descendant of his daughter Demaris who married Governor Arnold and general of the Revolutionary War, who is better known as a traitor to his country), Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Commodore Mathew C. Perry.

Doyle Davidson and David Kaspareit both trace their ancestry to Stukely Westcott through his son, Jeremiah and Eleanor (England) Westcott.

*Peage: A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United State; originally applied only to polished white cylindrical beads.

White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI (This is not Stukely Westcott's tavern).
Frances Brinley constructed the original building on the site in 1652. In 1673, the lot was sold to William Mayes, and the building was enlarged to become a tavern. The building was also used for large meetings, including use as a Rhode Island General Assembly meeting place, a court house, and a city hall.
An interesting note about the White Horse Tavern:
O.L. Pitts of Fort Worth, Texas, along with three partners, purchased the White Horse Tavern in 1981. Infamous participants in the revelry of the America’s Cup races, they continued the tradition of good fellowship, good food and good cheer. On his ninetieth birthday, O.L. Pitts turned stewardship of the Tavern over to Paul Hogan, a Newport native and only the sixth owner in three hundred and fifty years. No building is believed more typical of colonial Newport than the White Horse Tavern, with its clapboard walls, gambrel roof and plain pediment doors bordering the sidewalk. Inside, “its’ giant beams, small stairway hard against chimney, tiny front hall and cavernous fireplaces are the very essence of 17th Century American architecture.”
White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI (This is not Stukely Westcott's tavern). Frances Brinley constructed the original building on the site in 1652. In 1673, the lot was sold to William Mayes, and the building was enlarged to become a tavern. The building was also used for large meetings, including use as a Rhode Island General Assembly meeting place, a court house, and a city hall. An interesting note about the White Horse Tavern: O.L. Pitts of Fort Worth, Texas, along with three partners, purchased the White Horse Tavern in 1981. Infamous participants in the revelry of the America’s Cup races, they continued the tradition of good fellowship, good food and good cheer. On his ninetieth birthday, O.L. Pitts turned stewardship of the Tavern over to Paul Hogan, a Newport native and only the sixth owner in three hundred and fifty years. No building is believed more typical of colonial Newport than the White Horse Tavern, with its clapboard walls, gambrel roof and plain pediment doors bordering the sidewalk. Inside, “its’ giant beams, small stairway hard against chimney, tiny front hall and cavernous fireplaces are the very essence of 17th Century American architecture.”

Sources: History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and Some Descendants of Stukely Westcott; The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton by Adelos Gorton (1908); Wikipedia; Society of Stukely Westcott Descendants of America.

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