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