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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Newell Miller

Doyle’s maternal great-grandfather Newell Miller was born in 1842 in Ohio and enlisted as a Union soldier in the Civil War in 1861. After the war, Newell returned to Michigan and married Sarah Paddock in Ingham County in 1867. Newell and Sarah moved to Missouri, settling in Newton County in the late 1800s, near Pepsin which is just 7 miles southwest of Sarcoxie, “as the crow flies.” Newell farmed in Michigan and continued the occupation in Missouri. He died March 1919 and is buried at Diamond, Missouri with his wife Sarah.

The following is Newell Miller’s Civil War record and the history of his regiment, The 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Michigan:

Newell enlisted with the Union as a Private on September 9, 1861 in Danville, Michigan at the age of nineteen. The following month he enlisted with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Company B Michigan on October 2, 1861 at Grand Rapids. He was promoted to full corporal on January 6, 1864 and promoted to full sergeant on June 13, 1865. He mustered out of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment at Macon, Georgia on August 17, 1865.

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment
The field, staff and line officers at organization were as follows:

Lieutenant Colonel, William C. Davis, Detroit. Majors, Robert H. G. Minty, Detroit; Selden H. Gorham, Marshall; Charles P. Babcock, Grand Rapids. Surgeon, Charles S. Henderson, Grand Rapids. Assistant Surgeon, William Brownell, Utica. Adjutant, Peter S. Schuyler, Grand Rapids. Battalion Adjutants, Alphonzo E. Gordon, Grand Rapids; Peter A. Weber, Grand Rapids; George Lee, Grand Rapids. Quartermaster, Frank E. Walbridge, Kalamazoo. Battalion Quartermasters, James P. Scott, Grand Haven; Seymour Brownell, Utica; John A. Brooks, Newaygo. Chaplain, Francis Drew, Grand Rapids:

Company B officers were Captain Henry A. Shaw, First Lieutenant Philo W. Rogers, and Second Lieutenant Marshal J. Dickinson.

The regiment left Grand Rapids Nov. 14, 1861, for St. Louis, Mo., and its service during the war was in the western department.

The Second went into the field under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Davis and when it arrived at St. Louis Captain Gordon Granger of the U. S. A. was commissioned Colonel of the regiment, Sept. 2, 1861, and received from him thorough instructions for its duties when meeting the enemy, mounted or dismounted, and the Captain being a strict disciplinarian the regiment was soon splendidly organized. Captain Granger rose to be a Major General before the close of the war.

The Second was assigned to the army under General Pope, then operating against Island No. 10, and here saw its first real service. After the capture of Island No. 10 the Second took part in the siege of Corinth and was actively engaged in scouting and skirmishing.

Colonel Granger was promoted to Brigadier General March 26, 1862, which left the regiment without a Colonel while it was at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Governor Blair of Michigan was present at that time and selected Captain Phil H. Sheridan, U. S. A., to command the regiment and he was commissioned Colonel May 25, 1862.

Captain Sheridan rose to the rank of Lieutenant General and the Second Cavalry has the distinction of being commanded by the two distinguished officers above named. Under command of Colonel Sheridan the Second participated in the spirited action at Boonville, Miss., one of the most brilliant minor engagements of the war. It was this engagement, so largely brought to a victorious conclusion by the gallantry of the Second, that gave Captain Sheridan his promotion as Brigadier General and placed him on the road to further honors and promotions. Colonel A. P. Campbell was commissioned July 1, 1862, to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion of Colonel Sheridan.

The Second was a part of General Buell's army when the move was made upon Perryville, Ky., in Oct., 1862, and achieved an enviable reputation in its stubborn fight with the enemy, driving him in confusion from the field.

In December, 1862 and January, 1863, the Second was in East Tennessee, doing an immense amount of damage to the enemy's railroads and meeting the confederates on the field on numerous occasions. The following month the regiment returned to Nashville and had several severe skirmishes with the confederates under Forest and Vandorn.

May 5th it participated in the severe engagement of Thompson's Station, Tenn. where, with the balance of the Union troops, it was driven from the field by superior numbers and only escaped capture by the most heroic efforts.

During the next six months the regiment was constantly on the move, marching and skirmishing with the enemy, and frequently had sharp encounters with Forest's Cavalry.

In September the Second was engaged the 18th, 19th and 20th at Chickamauga and performed most valuable service in holding the enemy's advance and scouting the country, giving important information to the Union Commanders.

After Chickamauga, the Second pursued General Wheeler, who was making a raid on our communications in the rear of the army, and did most excellent service in thwarting the designs of the confederate General.

Again in November the Second proceeded to East Tennessee and after a series of hard marches, met the enemy in a severe engagement at Dandridge.

During the winter the regiment was constantly in the saddle, marching long distances with most inadequate supplies of rations and clothing. The hardships and suffering of the troops during the East Tennessee campaign had no parallel in the history of the war.

The weather was cold, the snow often falling so as to cover the blankets of the men, who slept in the open air for want of tents. The only rations or forage issued was secured from the country by the soldiers themselves, the clothing had become worn by long use and did not serve to protect the troops from the chilling rains and cutting winds, the horses were unfed and unshod and the general suffering of men and horses during the winter is one of painful contemplation. Even under these most disheartening and discouraging circumstances on the 29th of March, 1864, three hundred and twenty-six members of the regiment re-enlisted for "three years or during the war" and returned to Michigan on a veteran furlough for 30 days.

On the 3d of May the regiment (except those on veteran furlough) entered upon the Georgia campaign with General Sherman's army. It saw active duty nearly every day as well as nights during this campaign until it reached Lost Mountain, when, on the 29th of June, it was sent to Franklin, Tenn., and was there joined by the veterans who had returned from Michigan.

It soon started after its old enemy, General Wheeler, and was constantly in the saddle looking after the confederate forces under General Forest and came in contact with them several times, pursuing him until he retired too far south to follow.

When the confederate General Hood marched north, the Second confronted his forces and retarded his march and destroyed many of his wagons and captured his guns and baggage. During the year the Second marched through Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia, sustaining losses, but inflicting much greater upon the enemy.

No brief history can do justice to a cavalry regiment that frequently operates by itself in the enemy's country far from its supports or base of supplies and when the good judgment of its of officers must determine whether to attack or retreat and when the responsibilities of the safety or destruction of the organization rests with the immediate officers in command.

To write the history of a cavalry regiment often separated by companies for important duties, needs a daily bulletin far beyond the limits of casual mention and beyond the limits of an abridged article as necessity requires in this case.

After the battle of Nashville the Second again started south, marching through Alabama and then turning east reached Macon, Ga., May 1, 1865. The war having practically ended, the regiment was broken up into companies to guard a number of towns and preserve order, the headquarters of the regiment remaining at Macon until Aug. 17, when it was mustered out of service and returned to Jackson, Mich., where it was paid and disbanded, Aug. 26, 1865.

During its service it had engaged the enemy at Point Pleasant, Mo., March 9, 1862; Tiptonville, Mo., March, 1862; New Madrid, Mo., March 13 1862; Island No. 10, Mo., March 14 to April 7, 1862; Pine Hill, Miss., May 2, 1862; Monterey, Miss., May 3, 1862; Farmington, Miss., May 5, 1862; siege of Corinth, Miss., May 10 to 30, 1862; Boonville, Miss., June 1, 1862; Blackland, Miss., June 5, 1862; Baldwin, Miss., June -, 1862; Boonville, Miss., July 1, 1862; Rienzie, Miss., Aug. -, 1862; Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862; Harodsburg, Ky., Oct. 10, 1862; Lancaster, Ky., Oct. 12, 1862; Rocastle river, Ky., Oct.-, 1862; Estillville, Va, 1862; Blountsville, Tenn., 1862; Zolikoffer, Tenn., 1862; Wautanaga, Tenn., 1862; Jonesville, Va., 1862; Bacon Creek, Ky., Dec. 24, 1862; Glasgow, Ky., Dec. - , 1862; Milton, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1863; Cainesville, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1863; Spring Hill, Tenn., Feb. 29, 1863; Columbia, Tenn., March 4 and 5, 1863; Hillsboro, Tenn., March 12, 1863; Brontwood, Tenn., March 25, 1863; McGarvick's Ford, Tenn., April, 1863; Triune, Tenn., June 4, 1863, Rover, Tenn., June 23, 1863; Middletown, Tenn., June 24, 1863, Shelbyville, Tenn., June 27, 1863; Elk River Ford, Tenn., July 2, 1863; Dechard, Tenn., July 4, 1863; Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 18, 19 and 20, 1863; Anderson X Roads, Tenn., Oct., 1863; Sparta, Tenn., Dec., 1863; Dandridge, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1863; Mossy Creek, Tenn., Dec. 29, 1863; Dandridge, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1864; Pigeon River, Tenn., Jan. 27, 1864; Dug Gap, Ga., May 13 and 14, 1864; Red Clay, Ga., May, 1864; Etowah River, Ga., May 24, 26, 27 and 28, 1864; Ackworth, Tenn., June 2 and 5, 1864; Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 30, 1864; Campbellsville, Tenn., Sept. 5, 1864; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 27, 1864; Cypress River, Tenn., Oct. 7, 1864; Raccoon Ford, Tenn., Oct. 30, 1864; Shoal Creek, Tenn., Nov. 5, 1864; Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Nov. 21, 1864; Campbellsville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1864; Columbia, Tenn., Nov. 25, 26 and 27, 1864; Spring Hill, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1864; Bethesda Church, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1864; Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864; Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 15 and 16, 1864; Richland Creek, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1864; Pulaski, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1864; Sugar Creek, Tenn., Dec. 26, 1864; Priceton Yard, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1865; Corinth, Miss., Feb., 1865; Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 1, 1865; Trion, Ala., April 2, 1865; Bridgeville, Ala., April 6, 1865; Talladaga, Ala., April 23, 1865.

Total number enrolled......................................2139
Killed in action.............................................39
Died of wounds...............................................26
Died in confederate prisons..................................12
Died of disease.............................................217
Discharged for disability (wounds and disease)..............328

Battles Fought:
Fought on 18 Feb 1862 at Hamburg, TN.
Fought on 3 Mar 1862 at New Madrid, MO.
Fought on 7 Mar 1862 at Point Pleasant, MO.
Fought on 6 Apr 1862 at Shiloh, TN.
Fought on 15 May 1862 at Hamburg, TN.
Fought on 4 Jun 1862 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 4 Jun 1862 at Blackland, MS.
Fought on 1 Jul 1862 at Boonville, MS.
Fought on 2 Jul 1862 at Rienzi, MS.
Fought on 18 Jul 1862.
Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 19 Sep 1862.
Fought on 27 Sep 1862 at Near Carters Creek TN.
Fought on 30 Sep 1862.
Fought on 30 Sep 1862 at Louisville, KY.
Fought on 8 Oct 1862 at Perryville, KY.
Fought on 9 Oct 1862.
Fought on 25 Oct 1862.
Fought on 12 Dec 1862.
Fought on 15 Dec 1862 at Carter's Station, TN.
Fought on 24 Dec 1862 at Glasgow, KY.
Fought on 25 Dec 1862 at Winchester, TN.
Fought on 26 Dec 1862 at Bacon Creek, KY.
Fought on 26 Dec 1862.
Fought on 30 Dec 1862 at Carter's Station, TN.
Fought on 30 Dec 1862 at Blountsville, TN.
Fought on 31 Dec 1862 at Loudon, TN.
Fought on 31 Dec 1862 at Blountsville, KY.
Fought on 1 Mar 1863.
Fought on 4 Mar 1863 at Thompson's Station, TN.
Fought on 5 Mar 1863 at Thompson's Station, TN.
Fought on 15 Mar 1863.
Fought on 18 Mar 1863.
Fought on 25 Mar 1863 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 25 Mar 1863 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 25 Mar 1863.
Fought on 25 Mar 1863 at Brentwood, TN.
Fought on 5 Apr 1863.
Fought on 2 May 1863 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 4 Jun 1863 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 7 Jun 1863.
Fought on 10 Jun 1863.
Fought on 11 Jun 1863 at Triune, TN.
Fought on 27 Jun 1863 at Shelbyville, TN.
Fought on 2 Jul 1863 at Tullahoma, TN.
Fought on 19 Jul 1863 at Dandridge, TN.
Fought on 19 Aug 1863 at Stevenson, AL.
Fought on 5 Sep 1863 at Lafayette, GA.
Fought on 8 Sep 1863 at Mills Valley, GA.
Fought on 8 Sep 1863 at Valley Head GA.
Fought on 20 Sep 1863 at Crawfish Springs, GA.
Fought on 20 Sep 1863 at Crawfish Ferry.
Fought on 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1863 at Harrison, TN.
Fought on 25 Sep 1863 at Dallas Ford, TN.
Fought on 10 Oct 1863.
Fought on 7 Nov 1863 at Shoal Creek, AL.
Fought on 29 Nov 1863 at Near Sparta, TN.
Fought on 15 Dec 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 20 Dec 1863 at Bacon Creek, KY.
Fought on 24 Dec 1863 at Glasgow, KY.
Fought on 24 Dec 1863 at Dandridge, TN.
Fought on 27 Dec 1863 at Dandridge, TN.
Fought on 29 Dec 1863 at New Market, TN.
Fought on 29 Dec 1863 at Mossy Creek, TN.
Fought on 10 Jan 1864.
Fought on 15 Jan 1864.
Fought on 27 Jan 1864 at Pigeon River, TN.
Fought on 27 Jan 1864 at Fair Garden, TN.
Fought on 27 Jan 1864.
Fought on 28 Jan 1864 at Bainbridge, TN.
Fought on 5 Feb 1864 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 5 Feb 1864.
Fought on 24 Mar 1864 at Madisonville, TN.
Fought on 1 Apr 1864.
Fought on 2 Apr 1864 at Cleveland, TN.
Fought on 12 Apr 1864.
Fought on 3 May 1864 at Cleveland, TN.
Fought on 3 May 1864.
Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 14 May 1864 at Near Cleveland, TN.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at Tilton, GA.
Fought on 15 May 1864.
Fought on 19 May 1864 at Cassville, GA.
Fought on 24 May 1864 at Burnt Hickory, GA.
Fought on 24 May 1864.
Fought on 26 May 1864 at Acworth, GA.
Fought on 27 May 1864 at In Action At Ackworth, GA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Burnt Church, GA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864.
Fought on 28 Jun 1864 at Powder Springs, GA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Carter's Creek, TN.
Fought on 15 Jul 1864.
Fought on 18 Jul 1864 at McCook Raid.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864.
Fought on 25 Jul 1864 at McCook Raid, Near Macon, GA.
Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at McCook Raid, Near Macon, GA.
Fought on 3 Aug 1864 at Lavergne, TN.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Lavergne, TN.
Fought on 2 Sep 1864 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 17 Sep 1864 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 27 Sep 1864 at Pulaski, TN.
Fought on 28 Sep 1864 at Pulaski, TN.
Fought on 7 Oct 1864 at Cripple Creek, TN.
Fought on 7 Oct 1864.
Fought on 7 Oct 1864 at Martin's Mills, AL.
Fought on 7 Oct 1864 at Florence, AL.
Fought on 14 Oct 1864 at Near Pulaski, TN.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864 at Florence, AL.
Fought on 27 Oct 1864.
Fought on 27 Oct 1864 at Cypress Creek.
Fought on 30 Oct 1864 at Florence, MO.
Fought on 30 Oct 1864 at Shoal Creek, AL.
Fought on 30 Oct 1864 at Florence, AL.
Fought on 3 Nov 1864 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 5 Nov 1864 at Shoal Creek, AL.
Fought on 5 Nov 1864.
Fought on 6 Nov 1864 at Shoal Creek, AL.
Fought on 7 Nov 1864 at Florence, AL.
Fought on 8 Nov 1864 at Shoal Creek, AL.
Fought on 8 Nov 1864 at Florence, AL.
Fought on 15 Nov 1864 at Pulaski, TN.
Fought on 15 Nov 1864.
Fought on 23 Nov 1864 at Pulaski, TN.
Fought on 25 Nov 1864 at Lynnville, TN.
Fought on 28 Nov 1864.
Fought on 29 Nov 1864.
Fought on 29 Nov 1864 at Florence, AL.
Fought on 30 Nov 1864 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 5 Dec 1864.
Fought on 7 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 15 Dec 1864.
Fought on 18 Dec 1864.
Fought on 24 Dec 1864 at Lynnville, TN.
Fought on 24 Dec 1864.
Fought on 26 Dec 1864.
Fought on 15 Jan 1865.
Fought on 25 Mar 1865 at Russellville, TN.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Selma, AL.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Tuscaloosa, AL.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865.
Fought on 4 Apr 1865 at Tuscaloosa, AL.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Pleasant Ridge, AL.
Fought on 17 Apr 1865 at Hamlin's Mills, AL.
Fought on 17 Apr 1865 at Hawkins' Mills, AL.
Fought on 23 Apr 1865 at Oxford, AL.
Fought on 23 Apr 1865 at Clifford, AL.
Fought on 23 Apr 1865.
Fought on 24 Apr 1865.
Fought on 25 Apr 1865 at Oxford, AL

Sources: American Civil War Records @; Doyle Davidson-Water of Life Ministries.

Newell Miller Farm-Marion Township, Newton County Missouri Plat Map
Map courtesy of Missouri Digital Heritage
Newell Miller Farm-Marion Township, Newton County Missouri Plat Map Map courtesy of Missouri Digital Heritage
Aerial View of location  Newell Miller Farm
Aerial View of location Newell Miller Farm

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John Talcott - Intercessors for America

In June 1974, God sent me to Israel. On Sunday morning, June 16th at the Tomb of the Garden, God visited me for an hour and ministered Acts 1:8 to me:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

On the following Tuesday evening, Patti and I entered the dining room at the St. George Hotel and there were only two seats available in the dining room. They were at Derek and Lydia Prince’s table. Derek stood up and invited us to sit with them. We ordered our food and Derek looked at me and said, “Would you like to speak for ten minutes tonight in Christ’s Church?” I said yes and excused myself and went to my room. I kneeled down and asked the Lord what I should speak about, He told me and I returned to our table. When I spoke that night, I talked how God had brought Patti and Kathy into following what I believed was God. I read verse 15 in Joshua 24:

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

After reading the verse I then said, "Choose you this day whom you will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

I met John Talcott on that trip to Israel; he was part of our tour group. On three occasions, Patti and I went to the dining room at the St. George Hotel and the only seats that would be available would be at John and his wife’s table. We would sit with them and each time he would talk to me about joining Intercessors of America. I would just look at him, like I can and say, “Well, I don’t know.” The third time, on the night before we were to leave Jerusalem, he again brought up Intercessors for America and said, “Doyle, don’t you think it’s about time you join Intercessors for America?” That time I consented.

After returning to the States I did become a member of Intercessors for America. I was designated the key intercessor and I would receive faxes from Washington about issues they wanted prayed for.

Finally one day I said, “I don’t need anyone telling me how to pray, I have been praying and interceding for years as God has directed me,” and that was the end of it.

John was a very gracious and pleasant man, very congenial; I liked him a lot.

Link to John Talbott's obituary.

God Bless,
Doyle Davidson
Apostle and prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Consider These Words

Originally posted April 28th, 2012 

 Last night I had a night vision. In it we were driving in cars, which had no tops nor windshields. We would drive, then stop and get out and buy food and drink then get back in our cars and drive. In one of those cars were two people, a man and a woman who I know very well. They wouldn’t look at me. When we stopped to buy food and drink, these two people shook my hand when we got out but would never look at me. Others talked and talked about me speaking—they kept talking about me speaking, but they would never let me speak.

God is showing me idolatry in the people around me. They don’t want to hear what I have to say, they want to eat and drink and rise up to play.

When Terry Mai went to heaven, all people’s fears, unbelief and witchcrafts dropped on me. In January 2009 Terry had been in the hospital. During the time the devil was attacking Terry and trying to destroy him, my eyesight started coming under such pressure I couldn’t even read with my glasses on. Just as Smith Wigglesworth said:

"God would have us so spiritual that we could have perfect discernment of the spirit of the people. If I can in a moment discern the spirit, whether it is quickening, whether the whole church is receiving it, whether my heart is moved by this power, then I can see the declination of positions, I can see the waning of positions, and I can see faith waning, and that will cause affliction and trouble to my life."

The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 6:

4) But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

If you can see what Wigglesworth said about faith waning, you can see that’s exactly what happened when Terry went to heaven. People let down, stopped believing, stopped using their faith and fell away from the position they held which is what Wigglesworth described as the “declination of positions…the waning of positions…faith waning.” Everyone’s unbelief, witchcrafts, and fear came down upon me causing great afflictions, but God held me up and I am continuing to move forward every day. Amen.

God Bless,

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Friday, March 25, 2016

My Experiences With the Shepherding Movement

In June 1970, I was introduced to the Charismatic movement and also was introduced to Derek Prince at a full gospel businessmen's meeting in Chicago, Illinois. In 1971, God directed me to move to South Florida and manage Turnpike Animal Clinic in Opa Locka, FL. During this period of time, I became somewhat friends with Derek and Lydia Prince and other members of their family. I also became more than a casual acquaintance to Bob and Judy Mumford, and Don and Alice Basham. Just before moving back to Texas in May 1972, I met Charles Simpson. I did not meet his wife. About two weeks after I arrived back to Texas, I received a phone call from a friend of mine in Hollywood, Florida. My friend informed me that Hollywood, Florida was divided for spiritual purposes at Sheridan Avenue. The people that lived south of Sheridan Avenue must attend meetings conducted by Charles Simpson and people that lived north of Sheridan Avenue must attend meetings conducted by Bob Mumford. As soon as this information was given to me, I said without hesitation, "This is not God." I had started at this moment confronting the spirit that ultimately was called the discipleship, shepherding, and relationship movement.

I was living in Denton County, North Texas, practicing veterinary medicine and being taught by God to live by faith. Two or three times a year Derek Prince would be in the Dallas and Fort Worth area ministering and I would attend his meetings. On several occasions, Charles Simpson ministered in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, and I would attend his meetings. I also would attend meetings conducted by Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, John Osteen, and T.L. Osborne. I also attended meetings by various other ministries conducted at Christ for the Nations, Moody Coliseum, as well as other locations.

In 1974, I was invited by Derek Prince to go to Israel and the United Kingdom. While in Israel, God called me into the ministry on a Sunday morning at the Garden Tomb. I was asked by Derek Prince on the following Tuesday evening to speak at Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem for ten minutes. That was my first public speaking appearance ministering the gospel. After I returned from Israel and the United Kingdom in June 1974, I continued to attend meetings conducted by various ministries in Dallas and Fort Worth. By that time, emphasis was growing on the discipleship and shepherding movement. I kept an open mind, guarded my heart diligently, and tried the spirits whether they be of God or not. The spirit of the movement never seemed right to me. I always questioned if it were God or not.

On July 4, 1976, I attended the bicentennial celebration where Derek Prince and Kenneth Copeland were speaking. After Copeland and Prince spoke, Derek approached me and told me that Orlando Reyes had invited him to his house for a meeting the following day. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the activities of Doyle Davidson. There were certain Southern Baptist Charismatic preachers, as well as other Charismatic preachers of the metroplex that considered me the rebel of Dallas and Fort Worth. They not only considered me that way; they publicly voiced that. Following that meeting at Orlando Reyes house, I was not happy about the way it was conducted or about the things that were spoken.

Within a few days, I was invited by Derek Prince to attend a retreat held in North Carolina at the Inn of the Last Resort, owned and operated by Jay and Sally Fesperman. I went there by invitation, but I purposed in my heart to make a decision about discipleship, whether I believed it was God or not. Derek Prince, Don Basham, Jay Fesperman, and thirty-four other men besides myself attended that meeting. Charles Simpson came the last night. I was not a part of the discipleship movement, and Derek Prince introduced me as his guest. I really laughed, because I suppose I knew Derek as well as most people there. A discussion took place between Charles Simpson and Derek Prince in my presence. I knew at that juncture that Charles Simpson did not believe what he taught, and that was, that you should submit to your leader. That along with many other things I observed, and along with prayers and the unction from the Holy Ghost I determined to not be associated with the discipleship movement.

It took me until the summer of 1977 to overcome the spirit of the discipleship people. During that period of time, I spent hours praying and binding witchcraft. My last contact with Derek was September 1977 at the Royal Coach Inn in Dallas, Texas, where he was conducting a meeting. I was invited there as a guest. Following a morning meeting, I met with Derek and Bill Mayne from Midland, Texas, had lunch and we discussed certain things. Derek asked me what I was doing. After I told him, he said, "That sounds like God, but..." I said, "BUT WHAT?" He said, "You need supervision." I said, "I have supervision. Jesus Christ is Lord of my life."

Even though, I respected spiritual authority and still do and have no problems submitting to spiritual authority, I could see that the authority of the discipleship movement was not God but rather a spirit of witchcraft. Except for one telephone conversation in 1987 with Derek Prince, that was directed by God, I had no other contact with him until May perhaps June (not sure) 1988. I was sitting in a meeting room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The man seated to my right was Bill Cooper from Naples, Florida. Bill was the worship leader on our tour to Israel in June 1974. He and I became somewhat friends. As I was sitting at the table at that meeting, Bill Cooper asked me at least a half a dozen times if I was related to Derek Prince in the Spirit. I said, "No." He said, "Are you related to any one in the ministry?" I said, "No." He said, "And you have a church in Plano?" I replied, "Yes." He said, "That has to be God, Doyle." I said, "Yes." He was most amazed. (Yesterday, I received a picture of the thirty-eight men that attended the conference in October 1976 in North Carolina. In that picture was Bill Cooper along with information that he was deceased and gone to be with the Lord.) As I sat there that night discussing with Bill about my church in Plano that was started by the Lord, the Lord opened up the things of the Spirit and I saw that the room was filled with witchcraft. Some ten minutes later Derek Prince stood up to speak, and he said, "I must be careful what I say, but I have been involved in witchcraft for the past twelve years." I do not believe that Derek, Don, Bob, or Charles ever overcame witchcraft.

We find in Revelation 18 that that spirit is a habitation of devils, the hold of every foul spirit, and a spirit that causes people to sin (the sin of rebellion). We also see that the rewards of this spirit are plagues, sorrow, torment, and death. This spirit is called sorcery and is witchcraft.


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

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Working of His Mighty Power

Transcribed and edited excerpt from:
August 12, 2015 Wednesday PM Livestream Broadcast

Doyle Davidson:

Jesus Christ died for our sins, he was buried, he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. That happens to be the power of God. Now you people that quote the book of Romans, only one verse that I remember that talks about the power of the Holy Ghost. My friends, the Holy Ghost has no power. The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit gets its power from the gospel, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Acts 10:38 says how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power and he went around doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. Now, I’m going to shake you up—you see I’ve been in the Charismatic movement since 1970, 45 plus years I’ve listened to you people talk:

“Holy Ghost, take over my tongue, take over my lips, take over my mouth and speak to God’s people.”

That’s an empty prayer; the Holy Ghost cannot do one thing. It’s the Father that ministers the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit, through his servants, Jesus.

I’ve always been a person that wanted to know why. My professors in the University would say, “Oh, you’re the one who always wants to know why.”

When I first got in the Charismatic church and they would say, “I’m waiting on God.”

I’d say, “You are?” I wanted to know, what were they waiting on, how did they know they were waiting on him?

So I would ask them, “What are you doing?”

They’d say, “Waiting on God.”

“You are?”


“What are you waiting for?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well did he tell you to wait?”

“Uh, no.”

“Well how do you know you’re waiting on him?”

“I don’t know.”

I never did say it, but I do today, “Why did you lie to us?”

I was in an automobile with four men in Hollywood, Florida one night. They were Full Gospel men and they were talking about what God had done, what God was saying to them. I was excited that God was talking to them. I said, “You know, that’s great. I wish God would talk to me, all he did was told me to come to Florida.”

They said, “Oh we don’t mean he’s talking to us.”

I said, “You don’t? Why do you say then what he says to you?”

You know what? They were lying.

You might be saying, “Doyle, it’s not nice to say Holy Ghost filled people lie.” I know it’s not, but it’s not nice to lie—all liars go to the pit (Revelations 21:8).

After a couple, three years God knew I was a frustrated veterinarian and he knew if it wouldn’t work I didn’t want any part of it. So one day the Lord said to me:

“The church is not waiting on me.”

I said, “They’re not?”


“What are they waiting on?”

“They are not waiting on me, I’m waiting on them.”

“Well what are you waiting on the church for? Who am I talking to?”

Here’s the church saying they are waiting on God and here’s this voice somewhere up here saying, “I’m waiting on them.”

I thought, “Could this be God talking to me?” See, I had not been to seminary; I had not been to bible school. (Later I had my own, God gave it to me.) I had not set at the feet of the great preachers of America and the world—no, I had not. I’d been taught by Jesus, riding in my car, setting under a shade tree, setting in my house, praying.

The Lord said, “Turn to Ephesians 1:

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Whoa!” God said, “Whoa! That’s what I’m waiting on the church for, that’s what I’m waiting for the church to do, that is to believe, believe the power that I—Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jehovah, I Am—worked in Jesus when he raised him from the dead.

He worked it through the Holy Ghost. You see the Father works through the Holy Spirit. Did you know that? Did you know that God raised Jesus from the dead?

You know I was really troubled listening to all these people that thought they were somebody, telling me how great they were. And I was so confused because God told me to sell my veterinary practice. Oh I wasn’t waiting on him to tell me, I was just driving down the highway and he said, “Sell it.” I didn’t want to.

That day when God showed me Ephesians 1, changed my life. Now if you will take those scriptures and look at them, and meditate, read them, God will show you that he will work that same power. He worked his power when He raised Jesus from the dead.

I said, “You raised Jesus from the dead?”

“Well how do you think he got raised?”

And what’s incredible, He said, “I’ll work that power in you if you’ll believe.”

“…according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”

I was stunned. I hadn’t been to bible school, hadn’t been to seminary and I did not know any preachers very well. And I said to the Father, “You’ve got a taker.” And from that day forward, “Father, in Jesus name thank you for working that power, that gospel in me that you worked in Jesus when you raised him from the dead.”

Oh does he like to hear that.

Phillip said to Jesus, “Show us the Father.”

Jesus said, “If you have seen me, (Jesus) you’ve seen the Father.

That’s an amazing scripture.

Jesus is the express image of the Father (Hebrews 1:3). If you’ve seen Jesus, you’ve seen the Father. Understand folks, God is not nine million miles tall. Understand the power of the gospel—the POWER of the gospel—and it’s available to you and I if we believe—God will work that power in us, for us, through us, to profit us, benefit us. I want to encourage you, believe the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus; that’s all you have to do, believe it, walk in it, mix faith with it and God will work that power in you that he worked in Jesus when he raised him from the dead. My friends you don’t know what’s in us; let me give you a clue: all the power you’ll ever want, and God works it--just keep it up, keep praying, keep thanking God, keep obeying God, do his will, get the mind of Christ, do what he tells you, obey him, you’ll do well. Thank God.

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Galatians 5:

1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.

9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

The purpose of my ministry to YOU is to espouse you, male and female, to one husband, Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:

1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.

9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

16 I say again, let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.

22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.

25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:

33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Revelation 19 - 22


1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.


1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.


1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Interpretation of Tongue - March 22, 2014

Interpretation of Tongue - Doyle Davidson
Saturday, March 22, 2014 (Tongue given by Kathie Davidson)

The Lord would say to you gainsayers, think not that these people do not know what they are doing but think this way, that they are servants of the most high God and the words they speak are words from heaven not earthly words but words coming from the throne of God through the Spirit of God for they know their God and they trust in their God and they shall not be moved nor shall their righteousness fail but they will continue to multiply and bring forth more fruit and more fruit and more fruit until the end comes they will be praying and worshiping and praising me and speaking my words saith the Lord and they will bring forth fruit because they are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood that is sent to bring forth and show forth my strength in the earth saith the Lord.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Day to Humble Myself Before the Lord

In 1970 I sold my veterinary hospital and practice and obeyed God. I spent until May 1977 in the wilderness being trained by God, humbling me, proving me, showing me what was in my heart and whether I would keep his commandments or not. There were seven years of trial and correction.

In May 1977 I started making money again and learned to sow to the Spirit and reap to the Spirit. In 1980 God told me to speak to the people of Plano. Within about three years I was convinced I was a prophet. By 1985 I was convinced I was an apostle. I went on television, Dallas-Ft. Worth, in 1984, and by 1985/86, God had me speaking to the word people/faith people, primarily led by Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland and my message from God to them was: “They were full of covetousness and idolatry.”

That brought me much pressure, much. The attitude was, “Who does Doyle Davidson think he is?” I heard in the Spirit one night a preacher say, “Oh he’s a fool”. Those days were shaky and I went to my office and set down at my desk with a humble heart and I opened to Psalm 131 and I set at my desk for maybe three or four hours looking at the words of Psalm 131; considered what it said and the words “…neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things to high for me.”

I set before the Lord with a humble heart, considering those words and at the end of my considering the words, I was convinced that I was not exercising myself in matters to high for me; that I was speaking the words of Jehovah my Father. From that day on I never thought that I was involved in matters too high for me. That was a decision made by the Father in my heart to convince me of who I was in the Lord and I’ve never doubted since, that I wasn’t God’s servant.

Some need to consider what I am posting and let God give you understanding.

2 Tim 2:

7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

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

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

This Is The Environment of Water of Life Ministries

Matthew 12:

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Luke 11:

20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

John 14:

17 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

18 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

26 But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 15:

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27 And you shall also bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because the believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsovever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

This is the environment of Water of Life Ministries.

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

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Prayer From God

Excerpt from Work of Righteousness 2010:

“Wilt Thou Tax the Righteous?

Kathie D and I had just returned home from a meeting in Broken Arrow on the 13th of March. Right after getting to the house we both started into hard praying for about forty-five minutes, then I went on into intercession. I told Kathie this has got to do with the health care bill now in congress. The burden in my heart literally expanded the walls of my abdomen and my chest. I started interceding as Abraham did with the Lord and the two angels following their lunch together, in Genesis 18:

17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him

20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

I have always been impressed that Jesus did not listen to hearsay, but He made a firsthand inspection of the situation before He would judge it. That I know He has done with me for all these years I have served him.

I begin to pray as Abraham prayed; it was powerful prayer of faith. “Wilt thou judge the righteous from the wicked? That be far from thee Lord!” That’s what I prayed, and then my prayer changed, “Lord wilt thou tax the righteous to reward the wicked? That be far from thee Lord! Shall not the judge of the whole earth do right?”

I knew I had a prayer from God and I am still praying it.”

Six years ago today I prayed this prayer about Obamacare. I have never accepted Obamacare for myself, my organization or my people. I trust in Jesus Christ raised from the dead and when He was raised from the dead He provided health and healing for all that would believe the gospel.

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

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Signs of an Apostle

I am a prophet of God and I am an apostle, and I’ve known that since the early 1980’s. I also experience what apostles experience, as described in 2 Corinthians 12:

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Note the Strong’s definitions of those words:

Infirmities – weaknesses. even feeble mind and body

Reproaches – insults, I’ve received many insults over the years!

Necessities – pains throughout my body

Persecutions – pursuit by people with evil spirits to afflict me

Distresses – to be as in a straight jacket, a very difficult feeling!

Most of these I can overcome within a few hours, some a few minutes, but some maybe a couple of days. I am in perfect health, have not been to a physician since 1992 and would not go for any reason. I have overcome medicine, physicians, dentists, and veterinarians!

I have received the same revelation that the apostle Paul received, and I’ve experienced many of the same afflictions that he was afflicted with, AND like him my strength is made perfect in weakness! Further I want to show you Psalm 143:3,4 “For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.” I have lived in Psalm 143 the past seven years. My eyes have been afflicted because of my persecutors and I cannot see. However, I’m beginning to push off of my soul sins that were laid upon me by God’s people, and I can see a little more light returning. For the past three years I lived in complete darkness. I expect complete overcoming of all of these afflictions as the Lord leads me to victory! You can read Galatians, fourth chapter and then the sixth chapter. In the sixth chapter Paul has overcome his eye problems and has written the book of Galatians with his own hand.

Let me point out one more thing, Ephesians 3:13 “Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.” You can read about Paul’s afflictions all through the epistles, and I can say when you read about his you are reading about many of Doyle’s. “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” I Corinthians 15:10

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

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Travail of My Soul

Isaiah 53:11

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Travail: (Strong’s and Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon) weariness, trouble, vexation, (and as to Isaiah 53:11) of the sorrow (or anguish) of his soul.

The same Hebrew word and meaning are in the following passages:

Genesis 41:51

And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil (weariness, trouble, vexation), and all my father's house.

Deuteronomy 26:7

And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour (weariness, trouble, vexation), and our oppression:

Job 16:1,2

1 Then Job answered and said,

2 I have heard many such things: miserable (weariness, trouble, vexation), comforters are ye all.

Peter discusses the vexation of Lot in the New Testament:

2 Peter 2:7,8

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;)

Isaiah 59:15 states

Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

I departed from evil and made myself a prey. My soul has been vexed just like Lot’s by the filthy conversation and unlawful deeds of the wicked. Certainly God’s people have treated me like Job’s friends treated him.

Now the good part; God caused Joseph to forget all his toil (weariness, trouble, vexation), and I expect God to make me forget all my toil and I will say as Paul did,

Galatians 6:17

From henceforth let no man trouble me:

I give God all the praise and glory!

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

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fret Not and Be Not Envious

God taught me these verses while in Argyle before 1977, especially verse 1;

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

I walked this out while in the wilderness and learned not to fret evildoers and not to be envious against the workers of iniquity.

That was forty years ago, and I have walked through the same verses of scripture in the past 16 years. I do not fret against evildoers, nor am I envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 37:

1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

I should bold every verse in this Psalm. Hopefully you will get the message. You will see if you have eyes to see and ears to hear that the wicked fall and the righteous is exalted.

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

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cast Your Cares Upon the Lord

1 Peter 5:

1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

I am an apostle and prophet; I also am an elder and I feed the flock of God. I would encourage you to cast all your cares upon the Lord for he careth for you. Cares are fears.

You must do this to walk in this hour with me. “Why?” Because that’s what I have to do—cast your cares upon the Lord. We have to this.

How do you cast your cares upon the Lord? Simply praying, “I cast all my cares upon the Lord, who careth for me.”

Be a doer of the word, not a hearer only, deceiving your own selves. (James 1:22)

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

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Holy Ghost Without Revelation of the Gospel

I have studied the bible since 1970 from cover to cover, as the Spirit of God led me. I saw in the book of Exodus 7 that sorcerers could do the same works that Moses and Aaron did. That was very difficult for me to accept. However, the scripture says there’s no power except from God; God created good and God created evil.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (Romans 13:1)

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)

In the 1970s I studied the bible, being led by the Father through his Spirit. In Matthew 7, I saw a group of people that prophesied, cast out devils and did many wonderful works, but the Lord said, “I never knew you workers of iniquity, depart from me.”

Matthew 7:

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

The Lord revealed to me that group of people never had the gospel preached unto them, therefore they never believed it.

And, that was the Charismatic movement that started in 1960 in America.

Mark 16 tells us what the gospel is and this is given to the eleven after the resurrection of Jesus:

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

This outpouring of the Holy Ghost on America was God’s judgment on their unbelief and their rebellion. The gospel was never preached to them except by me, beginning in 1970.

In 1974 God anointed me in Jerusalem, at the Garden Tomb in the presence of Derek and Lydia Prince. Derek and Lydia knew me real well. Lydia said to me once, “God has done more for you in five years than he has done for any man I know of on this earth.”

I was sent to preach the gospel to America and the world and that is what I do today.

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

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fulfillment of the Vision of the Vine

Fruit is coming forth that attests to the fulfillment of the vision of the vine that the Lord revealed to me in 1970. The Lord took up my life and began revealing the gospel to me in the early 1970's. The gospel produces fruit, Colossians 1. The Lord has worked all these years to bring about the fulfilling of this vision, Jesus and the Father working through the gospel they put in my heart bringing forth the fruit. My ministry has been international since 1992 and there is fruit worldwide.

The following people are fruit of my ministry that has come forth through the years or is being brought forth currently:

First, my wife Patti, who went to heaven in 2003.

Kathy Mai my daughter, her husband Terry Mai, and their daughters Candace, Ashley and Rachel, who with their mother formed the Mai Girls after Terry went to heaven in 2009.

Kathy Davidson, prophetess and gospel preacher

Terre Brown, prophetess, dancer and soloist

Terre and the Browns, with Terre's children: Phillip, Jenny, David, and Daniel along with Phillip’s wife Lou Ann. Also, the Brown Brothers minister as a trio.

Paul Peters, my daily co-host, and a soloist who at times joins with Terre and the Browns, or with the Brown brothers to comprise the Water of Life Quartet.

All the Water of Life Boys, Paul Peters, Phillip Brown, David Brown, Daniel Brown, Brian Stiles, Jesse Geer, Caleb Parker, Robert Carpenter,and Philip Guthrie.

Linda Stiles, trumpet player

Also, I appreciate the contribution of Aaron Wolpin, sound director

All of my staff including -

David Kaspareit, TV and Technical Director and Vice President of Water of Life Ministries

Kathy Currier, historian and writer

Sharion Brockett, assistant building manager and decorator

Anthony Reece, my assistant, building manager and camera man, along with his wife Misty, camera operator and other helps ministry

Other camera operators, Mike Peters, Roy Oakley, Cherri Carpenter

Bruce Geer, sound assistant and his wife Debbie who is assistant TV director, also both assist in building and grounds upkeep

Vickie Wilmarth, building maintenance assistant

Bernadette Rosatto - ministering in Paris, France

Steddie Muserera - ministering in Harare, Zimbabwe

There are many that God has prospered greatly, and they are contributors to the finances of this ministry, contributors to the preaching of the gospel worldwide.

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

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I Have Brought You the Gospel

I most certainly have brought you the gospel. In Colossians it states the gospel brings forth fruit.

Colossians 1:

5) For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

6) Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

And I most certainly have planted a vineyard through the gospel and I most certainly feed the flock through the gospel as Paul wrote in I Corinthians 9:

7) Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

And I most certainly am in a great contest in prayer for all of you who believe.

Colossans 2:

1) For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

2) That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God and of the Father, and of Christ;

I most certainly know that you could not become fruit on your own.

John 15:

1) I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2) Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3) Now you are clean through the words I have spoken unto you.4) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

So you did not arrive where you are, by yourself. It has been through my great conflict and labor in prayer that the Father has brought forth through me, as much fruit as you are.

Consider what I say and God will give you understanding.
Doyle Davidson

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