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...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vision - My Angel

Kathie D came to my house January 2009, at the direction of the Lord. Some months later, (maybe years) I awoke one morning with a man standing at the foot of our bed. I sleep on the right of our bed, my right arm being the right; I have slept that way for many years—on my left was Kathie D, and both facing the foot.

As I looked at this man I noticed he had black hair and he parted it as I do mine; he was about my size. He had on a beige shirt with a black stripe about ¾ inch wide which encircled his body. I determined later this is my angel. I was entering in to a great war with the Roman Spirit. He was there telling me he was with me during the great tribulations that followed.

I thank God that he brought me through all, that was with that wicked spirit that was sent forth to destroy me. I thank God that my angel was walking with me, through that Roman spirit, that opposed me every step of the way, but by the grace of God I overcame.

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

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Monday, August 21, 2017

A Farrier’s Prayer

In the 1960’s I was a practicing veterinarian and attended regularly the National Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, always just before Labor Day. I knew stable owners, horse owners, trainers, and farriers, (a person who shoes horses) throughout middle Tennessee. 

In 1967 I had an appointment in late August to attend to a horse that had forefoot (front feet) problems. The appointment was at a stable west of Murfreesboro with the horse owner and his farrier. I had considerable success in treating this lameness working along with a professional farrier. 

This owner’s farrier had extensive experience, a highly qualified man. He worked on the Standardbred circuit and to a lesser extent the Thoroughbred, the American Saddlebred, and Tennessee Walking Horse Circuit from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. He had a lifetime of dealing with this particular lameness while working in conjunction with other veterinarians, but even then in most cases this type of lameness was not treatable. 

He was about thirty years older than me, in his early 60’s, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was very nice, even a gentleman, unlike most farriers that I had met. I was a thirty-six year old veterinarian with just six years experience. 

I arrived at the stable, met the owner and the farrier and outlined my procedures to correct the problems with the horse’s feet. The farrier showed me respect like I was not used to. He was very considerate and understanding as he listened to this young equine veterinarian with such limited experience. I explained to him my schedule of times that he should carry out certain procedures. I will never forget, he would just laugh and say, "Young man I have never heard of this, but I am going to trust you." I told him he could expect that within sixty days he should have normal feet on this horse. I finished my work, he went over his schedule with the sixty days of instructions that he should follow, and we departed. 

After sixty days I received a handwritten letter from this man. In the letter he wrote, "Young man, this horse’s feet are normal." Then he wrote something I didn’t want to hear, and I certainly don’t agree with part of it, "A fine young man like you ought to be serving Jesus Christ. I am going to pray for you." 

After this many years I have to believe that God healed that horse’s feet, for you see, I had been running away from God’s calling on my life since 1958.

 If I recall correctly that man’s name was Archie Manning. I never heard from that man again, but two years later in 1969, God visited me and told me to sell my veterinary practice and obey Him. This man’s prayers were answered.

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

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Lord Will Build A House

Transcribed and edited from:
Thursday August 10, 2017 11:00 AM

Hello, I’m Doyle Davidson, servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ ministering locally to the Body of Christ in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, sent by God to your house to declare unto you the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:3 and 4 tell us what the gospel is, how that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried, and he rose again the third day, according to the scripture.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, sent me to heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, set at liberty them that are bruised.

The word is nigh thee, even in your heart and in your mouth, that is the word of faith which I preach if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the just shall live by his faith.

I want to welcome all that are receiving this on Livestream Roku AppleTV, YouTube and other devices. Kathie Davidson, my co-host seated at my left, good morning and how are you. [Kathie: I’m doing well].

I think we will talk about a new sanctuary for Water of Life, but let’s have three songs first, and then we’ll talk.

Terry Mai with Water of Life Boys (recorded songs):
“I Am”
“There Stood A Lamb”

The Mai Girls (recorded song)
“To Him Who Sits On The Throne”

Hallelujah! Kathie Davidson, how are you? [Kathie: Doing well.]

Well, I’m going to talk about God building or providing a new sanctuary for Water of Life. [Kathie: Amen.] First of all, I was born and raised in a family of Davidsons who liked nice things. They like nice clothes, everything they did, very nice. The Millers were some, [one] extreme and others, poverty got them. That was never easy for me to understand; poverty was never one of my problems. I could work, do things, make a little money but there was one thing I knew, well let me say this, I used to say, “Every serious or adverse situation is subject to change by noon.” That was my attitude; I wasn’t going to put up with half anything and people that worked with me knew it. So as a veterinarian I built my own hospital; I drew the plans and had it done by Dave Bloxom in Fort Worth, pre-fab, the first pre-fab vet hospital he ever did. Dave and I became pretty good friends.

Kathie: They did the pre-fab, they built it, but you were the one that came up with the plans.

I drew my own plans. They had two architects look at them and said, “Well, we can’t improve them.” I said, “Well then build it.”

It was to my thoughts, my specs, the way I wanted it to be. It was called an ultra-modern veterinary hospital, large animal surgery, small animal, I was not a small animal man, I could do some, but I was an equine man that was highly respected by colleagues.

Once I had a drug salesman who came through my office he trying to sell me some drugs and I said, “I really don’t use them.” He said, “Well I’ll tell you this, you’re in the minority, you’re in a small group of people that won’t use them.

I said, “Is that right? Well just who are they?”

“They’re the best equine men in the country that don’t use that product.”

Kathie: That don’t use that product.

That’s right. So that was my attitude, reputation, which is pride I’m sure but I had a very successful veterinary practice [that I] sold in 1970 at the direction of God and did what he told me to do. So when I came to Plano, God sent me, I fully expected to have a very top sanctuary, everything top of the line. I was willing to start on the bottom. I think any man not willing to start on the bottom will have to do some wicked things to get on top. That’s just the way I think.

So the Lord directed me to this building, it was for sale from the Church of Christ and it was on 2-1/2 acres and the building was 25 years old. I never thought I would stay in it when I bought it but I bought it in 1980; January 4th, 1981 we moved in. It is equipped [with] top of the line equipment, whatever I did, I did it with good equipment, but the building has been here a long time. I finally accepted, maybe God doesn’t want me to have a nice building. This is nice, it’s clean, its decorated well, but there is just so much you can do with anything. So, I pretty much gave up.

Back in 1990, I was going to build a new one, had the plans drawn, the whole thing. I was in the architect’s office one day and I’d spent, $30-$50,000 for plans. [Kathie: We still have them.] I still have them and the Lord said, “That’s the end of it.” I was going to build it on West Plano Parkway. Could have worked it out, wasn’t right so I gave up.

I’ve given millions of dollars to God’s people. I have given away 25 to 30 million dollars to ministries, [the] poor, but God’s people. I have given thousands to ministries that I didn’t approve of. I did it in obedience to God. One guy I gave money to once, wrote me a letter and said, “Man what an honor to get money like this from you.” I never told him, “I wouldn’t have sent if God hadn’t told me to.” I’ve overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

I used to tell people at Water of Life, “Just because you get a chunk of money from me doesn’t mean God approves of you.” [Kathie: Amen.]

I’ve given much money to ministries that were certainly not upright with their dealings and I’ve overcome them, had to forgive them. A man walked up to me (if I told you his name you’d be shocked), he drove here, came in my office, he said, “Did you know you have the nicest employees of anybody I ever met?”

I said, “Is that right?”

He said, “Ya.”

He said, “Do you know why you have them?”

I said, “No, God gave them to me.”

He said, “Because that’s the way you are.” He started telling me about ministries that had ripped him off. “No integrity,” he said. I knew that. Thank God. But I just keep on walking.

Well, I’ve gone off TV after twenty-six years and I’m glad. This year I’ve been totally amazed at how the Lord has exalted me. Forty-seven years following God, fully following him, doing his will, but in December/January, things started to change at Water of Life; I didn’t know what God was going to do with me. I really didn’t know, but things started to change. My top with the ministry was three million [dollars] per year but I gave 1/2 of it away. I always paid my television, most of it in advance. But in January—read Psalm 142:

1 I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.
2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
5 I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

That came out in January, righteous compass me and they would see how deals bountifully with me. I have been more than eight years persecuted by the wicked, by my enemies, persecuted my soul brought my life down to the ground like a man long time dead, in great darkness. It’s been a long, long time, but I know I’m coming out, I know, I have to. I know Isaiah 35, God dealt with me about having a fearful heart, and the Lord is present with me now, he said, “I’m with you to help you, to bring you to victory,” and to exalt me, I know this. But I would like you to read some things that started taking place:

February 14, 2017
(about 12:30 pm tongue and interpretation while praying)
"Be strong and of good courage. You're going to make it, keep presssing hard. I am here to help you and bring you to victory, saith the Lord.”

February 18,2017
(Prophecy just given to me from the Father, February 18, 2017 4:10 PM)
“Be bold, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Many will come and hear your words. I will strengthen you and uphold you by the right hand(Jesus) of my righteousness.
Beware of false prophets for many will come saying who raised you up? And who gave you authority over us?”

February 22, 2017
"I will come with vengeance and recompense and save you! saith the Lord of Hosts." (That is Jesus).

March 2, 2017
(While praying in the morning I had a tongue and interpretation)
"Be strong in the Lord and the power of his might and do not compromise your words for the time has come for you to stand before the strong, saith the Lord."

April 1, 2017
“The day of the Lord is at hand. Be still and know I am God. The land will be filled with the glory of the Lord.”

April 3, 2017
“You don’t have the last word, I have the last word over this man and he’s going to come out and finish his course, which is my course saith the Lord, and you will see wonderful works done through his life, for I am with thee, saith the Lord.”

April 15, 2017
Saturday, 11:00 AM Live Stream Broadcast
"For the time has come, saith the Lord, that you must stand before the strong. Fear not what the strong can do for they will melt like wax in your presence. Fear not their face, fear not their words, consider who they are talking to; they are talking to Jehovah, the One that created them, and they cannot in any way influence me, saith Jehovah."

May 22, 2017
Spoken on the daily program
“I’ve chosen you, sent you to the four corners of the earth to deliver my word without despair or fear, saith the Lord of Hosts."

June 19, 2017
Monday 11:00 AM Live Stream Broadcast
Doyle Davidson: (Tongue given by Kathie Davidson)
“The time is near, look not right, look not to the left, but look straight ahead where the table is set and the time is now; believe the Lord your God and so shall you be established.”

I want to say, that one right there, almost slipped by me. Well I want to say, yesterday morning I woke up, it was hard, in fact I’m awake a lot, I’m awake every night 5 or 6 hours and it was so hard to pray and I kept praying and I broke through and it was like my mind was a different mind, my intellect had pushed off some tough oppression, hard oppression. I felt so good, so free, I thought, “Goodness sakes!” and I started thinking about a new sanctuary. I’m a thinker, I’m a builder, I’m an energetic, determined person that likes nice things; but I want them to come from the Lord. In the flesh I had them, I was blessed to raise the champion American Saddlebred. I forgot how many championships. [Kathie: I think it was twelve.] Twelve? That’s what I was thinking.

One man said to me, “Do you know you’ve done in one year what it takes forty years for most people to do?” I laughed, they didn’t know what they were doing. I did know something about horses. Nice things—I had two farms, one 50 acres and one 143 acres—one in Missouri and one in Texas. I wanted to make them show places. I didn’t get to, God took all that out of me, that desire, those desires. He didn’t take my ambition, he didn’t take my ability to see things that I like, but the Lord has just totally surprised me, but he said on May 22nd, “I chose you and I sent you to the four corners of the earth to speak my words and not despair or fear.”

My friends, I have to tell you, with the ministry that God has committed to me, it’s all written, with the honor that God has put upon my life I don’t believe it should be housed any longer in this building. You follow me? [Kathie: I follow you.] So, all the silver and all the gold, cattle upon a thousand hills, belong to the Lord. The glory of the latter house is going to be greater than the former house, that’s talking about Solomon and the Body of Christ. With that kind of ministry, that kind of honor before God, I think the Lord needs to honor himself by giving me a building, you understand me? [Kathie: Oh ya.] You know, I had some good horses and I worked on some of the best ones and a man or a woman that has a quality show horse most certainly will house them in a nice stable. I believe the Lord is saying “I’m going to build you one.”

I’m afraid to say too much but I’m going to say this. What I would consider, it may not be adequate, it may not be what God wants, but it certainly is in my heart and in my head, you hear me? [Kathie: yes.] I would like to have a sanctuary that would seat 1000 people and filled every time I was there. Theatre-style seating, beautifully decorated with a more conservative look than this building, I’m talking about the materials. [Kathie: you talked about a little bit lighter colors.] Lighter colors, more conservative colors and I’d like medium wood color, stained, no, I’d like painted wood. That’s pretty much what I wanted to say, I could say more, but when we get started, or when we know we are going to move forward with this, they will hear the rest.

Now, I would like Isaiah 35:

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

If the Lord’s going to do that kind of work through me, and he has for years, but in a greater manifestation, demonstrating great power—did you know the Lord told me twenty-five years ago, not to go back to the dentist? I had the best dentist for friends, twenty-five years, but you know I have two teeth in my head. I could have had the best mouth that a dentist could build, but I’m going to have the mouth that the Lord built. Any day he will put new teeth in my mouth, that is part of being saved, my eyes will be opened, 20/20 vision. I don’t have anything else wrong with me, my body is strong, healthy; I don’t take vitamins, any kind of medication, haven’t had any medication in my life for twenty-five years. Amen. I think the Lord would like to honor himself with a new house. Well, after all, he’s the one that is going to put the teeth in their mouth, he’s the one that’s going to heal the lame, the one that’s going to heal the blind and the dumb who can’t speak, the deaf, it’s his work. It needs to be done in a house that suits him and I don’t believe he would want me to stay with his work in this house much longer, that’s just where I’m at KD.

What song do we want to hear?

Kathie: Want to finish with the Mais?

Yes, that’s what I do.

The Mai Girls (recorded songs)
“Come, Now Is The Time”
“Here I Am To Worship”

Hallelujah. I want to make one last statement. I would like a building, sanctuary that didn’t point to the building or to the man that operated in it, woman that operated in it, but would point to the man that laid his life down for all of us, left his home in heaven, knowing where he was going. He went to Golgotha and I’m going to say something to all of you, I have experienced some of Golgotha in the past nine years. But I would like for him to be glorified and everybody that came, when they left, they wouldn’t talk about my facility but they would talk about the work that the man Jesus did in their presence.

You concur? [Kathie: Oh ya]

God bless.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Interpretation of Tongue - August 2, 2017

Transcribed from:
Wednesday 7:00 PM Livestream Broadcast

Doyle Davidson:
“Why are you so fearful and call yourself strong? Why are you so fearful and walk in doubt? Because you are a proud person, you’re full of pride.”

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God Will Try Your Heart

Back in the eighties, the Lord was teaching me to obey him and I was struggling for money. I certainly didn’t want to offend the Lord, and I knew the Lord put me in the ministry, so I said to him, “If you can’t afford this ministry I will loan you some money,” and I put $7000 on my credit card that I borrowed, and let me tell you, he quickly started giving me money.

During those years in the eighties, a man’s house was being foreclosed on and I was told it was going to be sold on the courthouse steps at 10:00 in the morning.

They needed $27,000 and I didn’t have that kind of money. I went to the bank and talked to a man who I had been friends with for years and told him I needed to borrow $27,000.

“What for?” he asked. I told him the story and when I finished he said, “I’m not interested in doing that.”

“Well I am,” I said. We had been friends a long time and I said, “You’ve got to do this, this is the Lord’s business.” He knew me as a veterinarian, not as a preacher. Finally he said, “Write out what you’ve got for collateral.”

I did and he said, “That’s stuff’s not worth that much.”

“How do you know how much it’s worth?” was my reply. We did not have a friendly discussion. Finally, he said, “Alright, I’m going to loan you the money, but your collateral is not worth that much.”

I took the money to the judge’s office that was selling the property and when I arrived he was just putting on his hat, getting ready to go to the courthouse. “Aren’t you Dr. Davidson?” he asked.


“You know, you’re doing something way above your call of duty.

I said, “No sir, the Lord is doing this. Here’s the money.” It stopped the foreclosure and this is where the story gets interesting.

I began paying on the note at the bank and it was slow. I would get a $1000 and I would take it to the bank. I’d get another $1000 and I would take it to the bank. I had made three or four payments when the Lord said to me, “Give him the money.” I didn’t have $27,000 to just give away but I told the man that owned the house what the Lord said and of course he didn’t refuse.

It tells us in Luke 6:35:

35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

And the money began to come and it came quickly—instead of a $1000 at a time, I was getting $3000 to $4000 and I would take it to the bank and pay on the note. A woman at the bank said to me, “Dr. Davidson, I’ve known you a long time and I’ve never seen you get money so fast.” Within just a few days I had re-payed the entire note.

Verse 38 in Luke 6 says:

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

With this experience, the Lord showed me how bold he wanted me to be toward man and God. He was making an intercessor out of me.

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

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Same Power that Raised Christ from the Dead is Working at Water of Life Church

Transcribed and edited excerpt from:
Sunday August 6, 2017 6:00 PM Livestream Broadcast

Doyle Davidson:

If you’ve got a pain somewhere, put your hand on it, it’ll be healed.

If you’ve got an abscess that won’t heal, just say, “I receive that healing now,” and that abscess will be healed. I don’t know where you live and it doesn’t matter, listen to what I’ve said, believe my words and say, “I believe this abscess is healed.”

Somebody with tuberculosis, (you know tuberculosis was wiped out once, practically, but it’s coming back; well God says, “Just in time for me to run it out again, to heal it all.”) So, if they’ve told you you’ve got tuberculosis, believe God your tuberculosis is healed right now, right now, right now, right now, healed.

Be healed, be healed now of this sickness, this uncurable disease that they tell you cannot be healed, receive it now, believe it now and be healed, believe it now and be healed; it doesn’t matter what medicine says, God’s word is truth; be healed now of this incurable disease, be healed now, there is nothing incurable with God, nothing, absolutely nothing. Jesus in Matthew 4:24 healed all manner, all kinds of sicknesses and disease, he didn’t overlook one and if there’s one that they say is incurable don’t believe them just believe that Jesus will heal it now, he healed all manner.

Kathie Davidson:
Someone is saying, “Well what do I believe for?” Absolutely nothing less than what the gospel brought you, absolutely nothing less than the gospel brought you. Don’t settle for anything less than total healing; don’t settle for anything less than prosperity; don’t settle for anything less than total justification; don’t settle for anything less than Jesus brought you… you say, “Well should I be settled?” No, don’t settle for anything less than what Jesus bought you.

Do you want a blessing? Do you want a blessing? Put your hand on the top of your head. Father in Jesus name, bless every one of these people by turning them from their iniquities.

That’s the big blessing folks, to have God turn you from their iniquities.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Mercy of God on My Mother

"In 1992 something happened to my mother. She started out having mental problems and it was all fear. I would call and talk to her and she would say, ‘Doyle your dad is trying to poison me.’ I asked, ‘In what way?’ And she would say, ‘Well, he’s done something to the furnace.’ I said, 'What’s he done? ' She said, ‘Well, there’s gas leaking in this house.’ So I asked to talk to Dad. When he came on the phone I said, ‘Dad, what are these stories Mother is telling me?’ Dad said, ‘Doyle you know there is nothing to them.’ ‘I know Dad,’ I said, ‘but would you do something for me? Would you call the gas company and have them check it out?’ He said, ‘Doyle I’ve done that, but for you I’ll do it again.’ One of Grandma Miller’s relatives had put the furnace in and I said, ‘Would you have George come and check that furnace?’ Dad said, ‘Doyle I had him check it but I’ll have him check it again.’ The gas company came and found nothing wrong. They said, ‘Lyle, you know there’s nothing wrong’ and he said. ‘I know but Doyle asked me to do this for him.” My cousin George came and said, ‘Lyle, there is nothing wrong with this furnace.’ He said, ‘I know George but I’m doing this because Doyle has asked me to.’ George checked it again and of course there was nothing wrong with the furnace.

I had told Dad I would call back later and see what they found out and when I called no one answered. I wondered at the time, 'What is going on, why is no one at home?’ I received a phone call later that evening and my sister said they had taken Mother to the rehabilitation wing of St. John’s Hospital. I said, 'Well what is she being rehabilitated for?' They started to relate to me about her fears and how she was accusing Dad of trying to poison her. I said, ‘I’m aware of that. Is Dad there? Let me talk to him.’ He told me about 3:00 that afternoon, the girls decided to take her to her physician and he (her physician) told them to go ahead and take her to the hospital.

I found out a couple days later that it was really a psychiatric ward they had put her in. That really made me mad. I said to them, ‘Why didn’t you tell me? She doesn’t need to be there. If you can’t help her she needs to have medication, not put her in one of those places.’ A few days later they called and told me she was having strokes and she was losing her mind and later, they called again and told me she couldn’t drink water or take ice chips, she had ulcers all around her mouth and in her mouth. ‘We don’t want her on life support and we know you don’t either.’ I said. ‘No, you’re right, I don’t.’ ‘We’re going to let her die,’ they said. ‘Well ok.’ I said, ‘just don’t take her off fluids.’ And they said, “Well we already have.” I could not believe it. ‘You’ve done what? Put Dad on the phone.’ My sister said, ‘He’s on his way back home.’ I was furious, ‘What have you all done?! Do you realize that’s like putting her out in the desert to die of dehydration and starvation?!’ I hung up that phone and went outside. I was hot! I walked over and sat on the bleachers at the ball park right next door to the church and I did talk to God. I said, ‘If my mother were a horse I would drive up there and euthanize her. This is no way to treat my mother. I have a brother-in-law who’s a veterinarian, and a nephew who’s a neurologist, and they know better than that. If it was legal, I would go euthanize her, it would be better than letting her die like that. I don’t even know if this woman is saved, in fact I don’t think she is.’

That evening my Mother started yelling and they could hear her all over that floor of the hospital; they said you could even hear her in the elevators. ‘Jesus, come help me! Jesus, come get me!’ This is a woman who never raised her voice, a very quiet woman. She kept this up for thirty minutes. And at the end of that thirty minutes, Jesus did come, and He healed all the lesions on her lips and in her mouth and she was able to drink. My sisters called me up, so excited with what had happened. The Lord said to me, ‘Do you think she’s saved now?’ I chuckled, ‘I think so, thank you.’

My Mom lived five more years and she knew me every time I went to see her. I was on my way to South Bend, Indiana for a meeting one weekend and God told me to go and see her. We were on a charter flight and we stopped in Springfield and rented a car and drove to Mt. Vernon to the nursing home. They told me she wouldn’t know me and I said, ‘That’s alright.’ When I walked in Mother said, ‘There’s my boy.’ I prayed for her that day and cast three devils out of her. When I left, God told me not to go back there. It was the last time I saw my Mother. She went to heaven, January 4, 1998.”

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Diamond, Missouri

What is it about this area in Missouri?

George Washington Carver was born as a slave in Diamond, Missouri around 1864. His owner, Moses Carver, though not for slavery needed help on his farm and bought George’s parents for $700. Just a week after George was born, bushwhackers (people who stole slaves and then sold them in other states) kidnapped his mother, sister and him. Moses hired a man to find the slaves and bring them back. He found George, but never found his mother and sister. It cost Moses a good horse to procure George’s return. Moses Carver, after the slaves were freed, raised George and his brother as their own children. We will never know the impact Moses Carver had on the integrity found in George Washington Carver.

The primary crop of the south was cotton. Cotton is a plant that depletes the land of its nutrients and eventually the land cannot sustain the crop. On top of this the boll weevil invaded cotton in 1892 almost destroying the cotton industry. The economy of the south was in crisis. It was found that planting peanuts and other crops in rotation with cotton put the nutrients back in the soil, but peanuts at that time did not bring in much profit. George Washington Carver worked tirelessly to find products from peanuts that would be profitable and therefor give reason to plant them. He invented over 100 products from the peanut, such as peanut butter, plastics, paint, dye and a type of gasoline. In 1921 George Washington Carver testified before congress in an effort to implement a tariff on importing peanuts, giving the south the advantage in the market place. Carver’s work helped the south and its economy come through a very difficult time.

George Washington Carver once said, "If I know the answer you can have it for the price of a postage stamp. The Lord charges nothing for knowledge and I will charge you the same."

Also born in Diamond, Missouri in 1906 to a Baptist minister, Paul Miller became a worldwide influence in the area of journalism. Even during high school, college and after he graduated in 1931 he worked as a journalist for several newspapers in Oklahoma. In 1932 he married Louise Johnson and began his first job with the Associated press. He became chief of the Washington bureau in 1942, covered the 1945 United Nations Organization conference in San Francisco in 1945 and joined the Gannett Corporation in 1947. Paul went on to become president and chief executive officer of the Gannett Corporation from 1957 to 1978 and also president and chairman of the Associated Press from 1963-1977. He met with world leaders and became a national spokesman for journalistic affairs. His integrity was well known while maintaining that "Our actions must be determined not by mere compliance with state or federal law, not by public attitudes, but on the basis of doing the right thing."

Doyle’s mother, Paul Miller's first cousin, was born in the same town, Diamond, Missouri in 1908. She told the Lord, "if you will give me a son, I will give him back to you." The Lord answered her prayer. God took Doyle as a young boy, adopted him, and led him on a path to do His will. Alba’s son is now preaching the Gospel, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus to the whole world and interceding in prayer for this country.

Wikipedia, George Washington Carver,

Bio, George Washington Carver,

National Park Service, George Washington Carver National Monument,

Paul Miller, A Biographical Sketch, Paul Miller Collection Oklahoma State,

Written by Kathie Davidson

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Interview With Bruce Geer

Bruce Geer was born March 22, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Gene and Pauline Geer. Gene was raised in Westminster, Texas and his vocation as an engineer took him to New Orleans, where Bruce was born and the family lived for about four years until they were transferred to Virginia. Following a year in Virginia they returned to Texas, living in Dallas for a year before settling in McKinney, Texas in 1962. Bruce graduated from McKinney High School in 1974. He is married to Debbie Geer and they have five children and four grandchildren, and one on the way. He has two older sisters.

Bruce’s Dad was raised Baptist and his Mom was brought up in a Catholic home and he and his siblings were raised in the Catholic Church. He thought it was pretty boring and he said he remembers being angry the first time he heard about the Ten Commandments:

“…when I was about six or seven years old, the Catholic Church and my Mother taught me the Ten Commandments. Something inside of me was immediately angry at those Ten Commandments. The more I think about it, this could have been the Spirit of God in me that was angry. I thought it is just more rules and more things to remember. We know now that the Law and the Ten Commandments are not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, etc.(1Timothy 1:9)”

He continued going to the Catholic Church “because we were supposed to,” until he went to college and then just stopped going. “I told my Dad once that the Catholic religion was the “right” religion and Dad, being Baptist, said, ‘No that’s not right!’”

Bruce said, “You know it’s a miracle that my Mom and Dad even got married with the way Baptists and Catholics are."

”When I was about ten or twelve years old, while I was at church one day, I heard something say to me (pretty sure it was God talking to me), “I want you to follow me.” I looked at that priest up there and pointed my finger at him and said, ‘I will NOT do that. That is the most boring job I have ever seen."

Bruce grew up in his Dad’s surveying/engineering business. His Dad is an engineer and a surveyor. It wasn’t always easy working for his Dad.

“I thought being a surveyor was too hard of a work (ha ha). I did not like it. Also, I thought Dad was real hard and mean. He had been boss over many people on construction sites, building shopping centers, commercial buildings, etc., and was responsible for hiring and firing. He brought his hardness home when he came home at the end of the day; with me full of pride and my Dad full of pride, this only brought contention. I was dead set against being a surveyor. So when I went to college, Dad and I parted ways.

Today, Bruce has appreciation for the things his Dad taught him:

“My Dad is a good example for a Dad showing me how to work, a very good example of a hard working person. It didn’t matter if it was hot or cold, we were out there working. There was no nonsense with him when he was on the job site. Maybe a joke or two, but real serious about getting the job done.”

Bruce went to college with plans to become a veterinarian and in 1977, at the end of his junior year in college he was looking for a summer job and met Doyle Davidson.

“I needed experience with working with large animals, horses, cattle, etc. I talked to Dr. Butler [Doyle’s former partner], he was not hiring; I talked to Dr. Hefner who was a large animal vet, he didn’t have any work. I went to Dr. Derryberry* and he said he didn’t have anything but suggested I talk to Doyle who had just returned to McKinney and was just down the road from Derryberry-King; and that’s what I did. I went and talked to Doyle and he said, ‘I can’t pay anything but if you want to ride with me you can’ Well I needed large animal experience so I took him up on his offer.”

Doyle knew Bruce’s uncle, who was president of Anna Bank and one of the partners in the corporation that God sold for Doyle, when he said to God, “If you’ll sell my share in this corporation, I’ll do whatever you ask.” Bruce and his Dad had surveyed that corporation’s property when Bruce was a kid and he remembers his uncle was on site that day, “…we went to the Dairy Queen and got drinks for the crew.'" Recently, Bruce found the survey map of that property that showed the large building that Doyle has talked about. The building was 120 feet by 350 feet on 21 acres, described as a steel frame and sheet metal sided clear span building. The survey date was September of 1968 with his Dad’s signature. Another survey of 166 acres was done a month later. The file said it was the “Nolan property”.

Bruce’s parents were born and raised in Texas, his Dad in Westminster (Collin County) and his Mom in Bryan and Bruce grew up in the area, so they knew the same people Doyle knew. Bruce knew the city engineer who had said to the city council “if we had a veterinarian move in, what would we do?' A week later, Doyle came in and they rezoned the property; it was a great location, and the rent was the cheapest place in town.” [When Doyle closed his practice, Geers took over the property and moved their office into that location.]

Doyle didn’t waste any time talking to Bruce about the Lord:

“The first time I got in the car with him, we hadn’t been driving about ten minutes and he started talking about Jesus. He told me he served Jesus. He kept on talking and I thought, ‘Oh no, not another one of these.’ I said to myself, 'I have to stick this out,' because I knew I needed the experience with large animals for my application for veterinary school.”

A few years later, Doyle told Bruce that he just decided he would put it all out there and if Bruce stayed, fine, if he left, so what? By this time Doyle had been through a lot. He had been through Argyle and Carrollton. He taught Bruce about the veterinary business, how to hold horses, how to handle cattle, livestock—

“…but he kept on talking to me about Jesus. ‘You need to be born again and baptized in water and baptized in the Holy Spirit,’ and my response to that was, “What would my friends think?’ ‘Well, you’d get better friends,’ he said.

And then Bruce had a visitation:

“About a month after I had started working with him, I had gone home for lunch and while I was eating, the angel of the Lord stood right there by me, I couldn’t see him, but I sensed his presence. I was somewhat fearful, but was not overwhelmingly fearful. And I said the same thing to him, “What would my friends think?


He said it in a way that these words were a sharp two edged sword that pierced right through me. I did not have anything to say. Of course, he was right. My friends were not friends. So, I had something to think about.

Pretty sure it was the next day, Doyle said I needed to be born again, baptized in water and baptized in the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues. My reply was, “Ok, I am ready”. The Spirit of God was helping me and showing me that it was time to get with the program. This was no joke anymore. The Spirit of God was revealing to me that hell was too real and I was sure I did not want to go there. The Spirit of God was also revealing to me the spiritual trouble that I was in. I could sense it, but did not know what it was. I found out later it was sins that were bound up inside me. You could call them curses, devils and strongholds. God later started setting me free of these, little by little.”

Bruce asked Doyle about being baptized and he said something like, “go to your Catholic priest and ask him to baptize you.”

So that’s what Bruce did—told the priest that he wanted to be baptized.

“I didn’t know anything, I just knew what the bible said and it said, repent and be baptized. I had repented, now I wanted baptized in water by immersion. Well, the priest came apart… ‘Oh no, you’ve already been baptized.’ They didn’t do that, so that was the end of that.”

Bruce told Doyle about what had happened with the Catholic priest. Doyle said to talk to Dr. Canafax, pastor of First United Methodist Church, McKinney, Texas, about being baptized. Dr. Canafax asked Bruce if he’d been baptized before.

“Yes, when I was a baby, but I want to be baptized by immersion, will you do that?’ Dr. Canafax reluctantly agreed. We arranged to go to the First Christian Church in McKinney when no one was at the church. Doyle had been teaching Terry Mai and I and we were both baptized by Dr. Canafax and Doyle assisted him. Doyle was teaching a bible study in the Scout building and soon after he prayed for me at one of the meetings and I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues."

Working with Doyle and riding in the car with him provided opportunities for many conversations and Bruce said Doyle always talked to him about God and Jesus and miracles.

“He encouraged me to believe in healing. I could see it was in the bible but I had never seen miracles or healings. We would be walking through high grass and I would be saying, ‘Oh no! Chiggers!’ and Doyle would say, ‘I don’t get chiggers.’ I thought ‘Wow, you don’t’ get chiggers?’ One day as were driving Doyle said, ‘The devil is the God of this world,’ and it was like a revelation to me that day—‘That is right, he is!’ That’s what he would do, just talk and something like that would come up. Doyle is a real person, he would also cut up too, tell funny stories, like the time someone put a goat in his trunk."

Bruce planned to apply to enter veterinary school at mid-term of his senior year, he remembers Doyle talking about getting two or three vet clinics and Bruce said, “It seemed like he was implying I would be in one of them.” Doyle knew the dean at Texas A & M who had been a professor at the University of Missouri when he was in veterinary school there. Doyle called him and recommended Bruce for their veterinary program. The dean said, “Well if you recommend him then that’s good.”

One of the first miracles Bruce saw the power of God work was with a horse he really liked. The horse had problems with his digestive tract and the horse would not get well. He doesn’t remember how it all came about, but the owner agreed to take the horse to Texas A & M after Doyle said there is nothing else he could do for the animal:

“Doyle got a call and found out that the jugular veins where one would normally administer fluids/drugs to a horse was swollen from being used so many times that they weren’t able to use those veins. The doctors said they cannot administer fluids anymore to this horse. I assume the owner asked Doyle to go down to Texas A & M and see the horse. I was visiting some people in Houston and Doyle called me and asked me to meet him at Texas A & M. The horse was an Arabian stallion and I like Arabians. The veterinarian was there and Doyle told them, ‘Well you can use this vein to administer fluids,’ showing them one by the front knee. ‘Well, would you do it?’ they asked, and he did. Doyle told me to get a hold of the horse and I did. This horse had not had many bowel movements, but it did while I was holding the horse. Doyle examined the fecal material. It looked strange. He said it was parts of the inner lining of the intestine that passed out. I knew this horse did not have a chance of living and he was one of my favorite horses. I had an acquaintance, a decent friend, who lived near there and I called him and asked him if we could come spend the night at his house. He said, ‘Yes, come on.’ I did not want this horse to die, I really liked this horse and I was talking to God in my heart. As we drove out to my friends place, Doyle looked over at me and said, ‘Are you praying for this horse?’ I said ‘Yes.’ He told me years later that he thought to himself, ‘I better get to believing God that this horse will be healed.’ The horse didn’t die and they brought him home. Day after day, this horse would not die. Later I was with Doyle and we went to check on him and as we drove in the driveway, the horse was laying down, not flat, but just laying down and he looked real skinny. As Doyle examined the horse we saw between his legs, at his testicles, what looked like a cancer, a large bulge. I asked Doyle if it could be drained and he said no. At the time we did not know this was an abscess. I think it was the next day or two that bulge burst and drained. The horse got well and even became a breeding stallion on top of that. Later he was sold to some people in Kentucky as a breeding stallion. This was one of the first miracles I saw the power of God sustain life when it looked certain that this horse could not live. I think this happened over a period of one month—too much of a mind boggling thing to think this horse would live and not die.”

Bruce returned to college that fall but continued to work with Doyle when he was home on the weekends or whenever his schedule allowed. He applied for veterinary school that year (senior year) but was not accepted. It was probably about January or February of 1978 when he got that news he was not accepted. God had mercy on Bruce and showed him that it wasn’t in his heart to become a veterinarian. He is very appreciative of the Spirit of God working on his heart and showing him this. The Lord further showed him that it was right to come home and work for his Dad. Bruce said, “I had something to come home to and that was to be around Doyle. I was very happy."

"I called Doyle on the phone and said I did not get accepted into vet school. I said ‘I am coming home.’ I could tell Doyle was a bit amazed and touched in his heart."

Bruce stayed and finished his senior year, receiving a four year B.S. degree. Even though he was no longer pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Bruce was drawn to Doyle and wanted to continue to be around him.

“I sensed the love of God in him and I had never met anyone like him. Also, I sensed he was a righteous person, of which I had seen little in my lifetime, maybe not any. My inward thought was, ‘If I stay around him, maybe what he has will rub off on me.’ You know the bible says, if a person comes to Jesus, he will in no wise cast me out. That is the way Doyle was to me, he did not cast me out. That was Jesus in Doyle that did not cast me out. Most of the veterinarians I had met were prideful and even arrogant, but Doyle was not that way; he told me the truth—at times, it was not easy, but Doyle walked in the love of God and told me the truth in love.”

Bruce attended the bible studies that Doyle had in his home and went to the meetings he held on college campuses.

“Doyle taught me about giving, I saw in Malachi you are cursed if you don’t give and if you give your tithes and offerings, you are blessed.

Malachi 3:

8 Will a man rob God: Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

“I saw in the book of Job, Satan came to God and wanted Job. Well, if I’ve got my giving in order, God will rebuke the devourer for my sake. If I had my giving in order, God would tell Satan, he can’t have me or my family. I was pretty happy when I saw in scripture that God would rebuke the devourer if I obeyed him in my giving. I said ‘If you (God) will do this, I will give you what you want.’ My grandmother died from cancer when I was six years old; she was just sixty-six years old and that left an impression on me. I wanted out of the curse, so I started giving tithes(10%) and offerings(additional above 10%). This is a guarantee that will protect me and my family. I am thankful that God, through Doyle, taught me this early on. You also will have to be associated with an Apostle/Prophet ministry for this to work. The Apostle and Prophet supplies the Spirit of Christ.

In 1979, while I was in the shower, I was thinking about a sound system, a particular one just came to me by the Spirit of God and I told Doyle about it. I said ‘Are you needing a stereo?’ I said ‘Go to Radio Shack and look at it.’ He and Terry Mai did, and Doyle said, “That isn’t the one I need but it’s similar (We needed a mobile sound system to take to meetings on campuses and other places). I believed God was telling me to buy the sound system for the ministry. I’m not sure if what I gave covered the whole system or half of the system. Pretty sure this was the first instance of God requiring me to give a large sum of money (at the time, it was large to me).

I remember one instance, before Debbie and I were married, Debbie had bought a new car, and Doyle asked her if she tithed on the car.” Debbie’s reply was something like, ‘Uh, no.’ It was a large revelation to me. It stunned me to think you have to tithe on a car. Doyle then talked more about giving. I started getting a revelation of my life. I had a lifetime of working and making money. Of course, I had not worked much, only gone to school and worked summers. Have I given tithes and offerings on all the money I had ever made? Too scary for me. The answer was no. God made a way for us to get current, not be in the negative column in Heaven and get out from being cursed. After Doyle purchased the church building at Ave. P and 18th Street and before Debbie and I were married, God required me to give a large sum of money and I think required Debbie to give a large sum of money. Soon after, Debbie and I were married, God required us to give a large ‘chunk’ of money in 1982 and in 1983, another large ‘chunk’. If there is one thing I don’t want, that is to be cursed. Also, you can be assured that if your giving is up to date, your family will not be cursed and if they are, God will make a way to escape that curse. Thank God for helping us get out of the curse. As I said before, for this to work, it is most imperative that you be in association with a bonafide apostle/prophet ministry. They are the persons that will supply the Spirit of Christ."

Bruce emphasized it a number of times, how thankful he was that he was taught from the beginning "about the curse and giving."

Bruce shared about his love for cars, how they had become an idol in his heart and God began working in his heart and setting him free after he met Doyle and he began to minister the gospel to him.

“In my early years as a young teenager, I started getting into cars. Dad liked buying old cars and he talked about cars all the time. You know if there is no God in your life, what are you going to do? I got involved with a crowd in high school who were obsessed with race cars. To make a long story short I bought a car—a chevy—put a race motor in it and another transmission in it, took it out street racing on country farm to market highways; I was just constantly messing with it. I got another one and said I was going to race it. I started putting in it almost the hottest stuff that you could put in a car. I had met Doyle by this time. The thing about these race cars, it’s like drugs, getting hooked on it and it’s not good. I used to say,’ that person got bit, they got the race car venom and can’t get free of it. I just kept sinking paycheck after paycheck into that car. It took everything I made, even after I got home from college. I heard one guy took out a home improvement loan to put the money into his race car, that’s how crazy people can get. I think I might have told Doyle, ‘I’m going to put on my race car: MARANATHA’ However, God had been working on me. I had been messing with cars since I was at least 16, now I was 21 years of age. I was ready to start this race car one late afternoon, and said, ‘I’m going to start it in the morning.’ When I woke up God changed my heart, I said, ‘I’m not going to start it, I’m going to tear it down.’ I started realizing by the Spirit of God that this was not a good thing I was involved with. I tore it down; somebody bought the motor and I put a regular motor in it, still a little fast, but it wasn’t anything like the one I had had in it. I would still tinker with my cars but God was getting rid of a lot of stuff. Previous to this, I had an ad in an auto supply in Houston, Texas for a 4-speed transmission for sale. I lived in College Station at the time. Someone from College Station saw that in that Houston auto supply and called me. Houston is 90 miles from College Station. It was mind boggling. He said he also lived in the College Station area and he bought that 4-speed transmission. That is how God was intervening in my life and bringing me out of bondage. After I had put that regular motor (I would call it medium fast) in the car, I drove over to some acquaintances, who had some real hot rods, that were real fast on the race track. There was a group of guys that all had hot rods. Not exactly sure what I said to them, but related that I would not be racing, only would have this car. There were two brothers in town that had the hottest car around. Anyone in McKinney that knows anyone will know who they are. One of those brothers said to me, ‘You are smart.’ He knew something had happened to me. It was God that delivered me through an apostle and prophet.

But I kept tinkering with that car and God was showing me I needed completely delivered from it. The car was sold, I bought a new car."

In 1980 God told Doyle to go to Plano and speak to the people at Plano and Bruce followed him. Doyle spoke his first message in Plano in August 1980. Water of Life Church of Plano, Inc. was chartered in November 1980 and the ministry moved into the current location January 4, 1981.

Bruce met his wife Debbie at one of Doyle’s early meetings. She was a widow with a little boy and she was dating someone else at the time.

“They were looking for a place to go to church and I think they found Faith Temple listed in the paper. That was about September 1980. We met and started dating. I remember after we started dating, Dad and I were surveying the present location of the church in December of that year and Debbie drove up in her little Ford Pinto station wagon, with Riley. In March of the following year we went to Doyle and told him we thought we were going to get married. He made a passing comment like, ‘…give it about six months.’

We did get married; Terry Mai was best man and Kathy Mai was the matron of honor—we invited everybody in the church and lots of relatives. It was the first wedding in the current Water of Life Church building."

Bruce started in his own land surveying business in 1982 which required passing a surveyor examination and applying for a license through the State of Texas.

“It was a miracle to get that license. I was still working for Dad and God absolutely led me step by step. Everyone said the survey tests are, ‘So hard,’ and they also said ‘Hardly anyone passes it the first time.’ It’s a two day, eight hours each day, test. One day I was in the office of an engineer and he said he hired a surveyor who just passed the test. He said go in the other room and talk to him. The surveyor said you need these two particular books. He said they will help you. Someone else told me to get a certain type of computer/calculator, ‘Get it, it will help you.’ Programmable calculators were not accepted and only certain calculators were accepted to use during the test and that was one of them. I called the Surveying Board in Austin and asked the Board Secretary if it was alright to use this particular calculator. Her response was, ‘Yes, it is ok’. To make sure, I called back and asked again ‘Are you sure this calculator is accepted? I have to drive 200 miles to take this test, I don’t want to get there and not be able to use this calculator.’ She assured me it was ok. Months later, after I had passed the test, I learned that calculator was no longer accepted (they realized this thing is too powerful). I also met a guy who told me, ‘You need to go to this seminar,’ (which was a one day seminar), ‘and the teacher shows you problems that could be on the test.’ One of the problems on the test that was worth 25% of the whole grade and that problem was the exact same problem in that seminar. One week before the test, I went to another seminar (a week long seminar) and a guy said, ‘I have a copy of an old survey test,’ and he gave me a copy of it and it had one of those problems on it that was on the surveying test. One of the four hour tests had only one problem. They allowed you four hours to complete this problem. I got hung up on one of the steps and could not complete it. I got through about 10% to 20% of the problem. I wrote a note to the person grading this part and told them how I would finish the problem if I could get past this one certain part. I called Debbie and said I did not pass the test. She said, ‘You need to believe God!’ I was trying to be hopeful, but being through college and only doing 10% to 20% of a test, you usually do not pass it. A few weeks later, I got the letter in the mail that said I passed the test. This was above what I could think. I called Doyle and told him I passed the test. He said ‘Well, I am not surprised.’ That is just how Doyle believes God. He expects things like that to happen.

Something interesting that happened when I was filling out the application to take the test to become a surveyor, I was questioning myself, ‘You have been working as a surveyor, and now you are applying to be a surveyor?’ The seriousness of what I was doing came over me. I thought, ‘Do you really want to be a surveyor as a profession?’ While thinking these thoughts, the Spirit of God moved into the room where I was at, and it was thick—like you could cut it with a knife. I would describe it like the room was full of water, it was thick and it was all over me. I appreciate the Spirit of God confirming what I was doing was the right direction for my life. I cannot repay the Lord for what he has done in my life."

Bruce said that he began reading the Psalms some, in 1984, but not a lot.

“I was just living, working, raising a family. Really, I was still real carnal and sorry to say, not interested in following God wholly. We did go to church and to bible school most every time the doors were open. The first time I read forty Psalms, I was like almost floating, the presence of God was so strong; About 1985 or 1986 I discussed a problem with Doyle and asked him what he thought about it. Doyle said ‘Are you reading the Psalms?’ I said, ‘Ok Doyle,’ he didn’t have to say anymore; in other words, I was not. But I was rebellious and I still did not read much and in 1987, our business was affected, not much work, not much money. It was a real dry spell and we could hardly ever pay the bills on time and that went on until the end of 1991.

God had required some things concerning giving, that according to the courts, was not legal. We were overseers over a minor’s holdings. Prior to that, I had allowed the deceitfulness of riches to lead me into decisions that weren’t the will of God, but just the lust of my heart. I thought God would pay for it. But, when you are not in the will of God, he won’t pay for what you buy. By the time 1990 rolled around, I was in a big mess, none of these large bills were paid and this judge was on our case. It was getting worse and worse. I knew God was saying, ‘Now you are going to do what I tell you or you and your family will be destroyed.’ I started getting afraid real fast. I started reading the Psalms (50 to 100 per day) and I was fasting 6 days a week, eating one meal a day. We still had our giving in order. I told Doyle everything about my situation and his response was, ‘Well, I don’t know what you are going to do.’ He told me years later, ‘A little fear on people is good for them, it will help you get straight’. The start of 1992, God started getting us out of trouble. He started giving us high paying jobs. Also, the judge in the court said that everything we had done was ok, but just do not do it again. That was a big deliverance, because he was at first not a happy judge because of what God made us do. The Lord also gave us a large sum of money through the courts, which paid off all our bills. We told Doyle all this over the phone and he started laughing.

Later Doyle told us, ‘The only reason you are coming out was because of your giving in the past’.

During that time, from 1990 and until about 2005, as I was pressing in, reading Psalms (50 to 100 per day), praying and fasting (mostly 6 days a week). I was being loosed from bands of wickedness (Isaiah 58: 6) and God began setting me free of devils, LOTS of devils; often it was when I was by myself when they were coming out. When I was in college I had a parasitology class and the person teaching the class talked of a pony that had been kept in the back pasture for a couple of years and said when we bring him in, he would be a ‘walking check list’ and he was; he had every parasite/worm a horse could have. I was reminded of that horse when all these devils were coming out of me and I told a sister in the Lord one day about that horse and said ‘I feel like a walking check-list.’ I appreciated her reply, ‘Well, just check them off as they come out!’

I have learned that you have to be led by the Spirit every day, listening for his voice on what he is saying, reading the Psalms out loud, fasting as the Lord leads and led by the Spirit of God in your giving. Also, not thinking that you can rest on what you have done in the past, but always listening and seeking God every day for what He wants.”

God was also working on Bruce’s relationship with his Dad during those years. Bruce shared that God required him to accept help from his Dad when he didn’t have the money to pay a property tax and when Bruce had his own surveying business and no work, he would ask his Dad if he had any jobs and his Dad would be able to send work his way to repay the property tax. There were a times his Dad asked Bruce for help and often it was when Bruce needed work. He has watched God change his Dad and his relationship with his Dad over the years:

“When I began reading the Psalms a lot, I began to see my Dad change for the better. The spirit of the situation was changing little by little and I know it is because I am in conjunction with an Apostle/Prophet ministry”.

Bruce said he wouldn’t trade any of those hard days.

“I appreciate the years of preparation before the power of darkness was to hit this ministry. In God’s timeline, when darkness hit this ministry, He had me enough ready for this to take place. He sent me through hell first, and got me out. I will say, when this darkness was on this ministry, I was thinking about survival for me and my immediate family. Not even thinking about ministering to someone else, but walking daily and considering what was necessary for survival. Doyle has said that no one stood with him. I know for sure that I was not standing with him because of the pressure. It was the grace of God that kept me and sustained me and my family during this period of time and I also know that that grace and power came through His servant Doyle Davidson."

Doyle said once publicly, ‘Bruce has gone through severe correction.’

The Lord told Doyle in the mid-1980s, ‘Because you have obeyed me, my mercy will never depart from your house.’ Doyle told Debbie and I around 1992 that because we had done a certain amount of giving at a certain time, when it was needed, all in your house will be saved forever. Debbie and I have held on to that.”

About 1983, Bruce and Debbie had a conversation with Doyle and Bruce was telling him about a situation. He told Doyle that God was revealing to him (Bruce) that he was a child of the devil. "God was bringing me to repentance." Doyle’s response was, “Bruce, God is taking a bunch of sinners and changing us,’ including himself in that and Bruce found some comfort in those words.

Bruce said that he has been set free from curses and strongholds—curses and strongholds from himself and four generations of fathers. He has also said he has been healed and had miracles happen to him; however, "it may not be time to reveal details of these."

Except for Doyle’s daughter Kathy Mai, Bruce has been with Doyle and Water of Life Ministries longer than any of those who have remained with the ministry, and is a witness of many of the testimonies that have been shared over the years. He reiterated many times during the course of our conversations that it is the Apostle/Prophet ministry through Doyle Davidson that has kept him.

Bruce said:

“It’s the love that the Father has and the love that Jesus has to me through His servant Doyle Davidson. Of course, He is no respecter of persons. He will do that for anyone who will believe and obey Him. Thank God for His mercy!”

Interview conducted by Kathy Currier

Note: This was an interview by phone and took place over a number of days.

*Dr. Derryberry: Doyle Davidson was employed by Derry-King when he moved to McKinney, Texas in 1963, prior to starting his own practice.

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