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...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Learning How to Pray Through

Transcribed and edited from:
Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:00 AM Livestream Program

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

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he’s anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, sent me to heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovery 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, believe in your heart that God hath raised from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for 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 everyone to this broadcast, receiving it on Livestream, Roku, AppleTV, YouTube, and other devices. Kathie Davidson, co-host to my left, Good morning, how are you? [Kathie: I’m doing well.] Good. After the singing, Kathie D is going to interview me. Right?

Kathie: Right. I’m going to ask you some questions that will benefit all of us.

Doyle: You’re going to hear stuff that you have never guessed came from Redwood Church.

Music:

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

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

So, you want to ask me some questions and I’m going to follow the leading of the Holy Ghost and answer questions probably in much broader that you might think.

Kathie: Well amen. I went back to my office and was praying, getting ready for the program and the Spirit of God said, “Ask him about what it means to pray through.” We had talked about it the other day, about Elliott Hodge and his praying through and I know there are a lot of people that do not understand, have never experienced praying something through and I know you have a lot of experience in that area and you are a teacher.

Doyle: Well amen. Well, Kathie first, I have to repent because I didn’t think my dad, my father was as spiritual as he was. He was not a man that showed much emotion; he prayed, and his prayers didn’t sound like they had a lot of strength, but I’m going to tell you something, he was a man that could believe God like nobody I’ve never met. His sister Velma, (he had three sisters) and she was not the believer she thought she was, but one time she was talking to me, (I love Dad’s family and I love Mother’s family; the Millers totally different from the Davidsons) but I was talking to Aunt Velma and she was talking about Dad, and she said, “You know Lyle.” And you know, I knew what she was saying, she thought he was simple, so did I, that was my problem. The man obviously had childlike faith. He had three brothers, three sisters, none of them could get close to his level of faith. He just amazed me.

He had a tremendous engineering mind and heart. I had more of a analytical mind than Dad. Dad could think something through and it would come to pass; so I was a lot like him, enough like Mother, but as a young boy, (I was a prophet I learned later, ordained to the nations before I came forth from my mother’s womb). I’m almost embarrassed to talk for my three sisters because they all seemed to think they were more spiritual than Doyle and it didn’t bother me, I didn’t care, I was comfortable within my own skin. Now I understand, sounds prideful, obviously I could hear God as a small boy and they couldn’t, I just don’t know. Love them, all three of them, loved Mother and Dad. Dad just amazed me, he absolutely embarrassed my pride, how he could think and how he could believe.

The people at Redwood Church (and that was the only place I had experience knowing them) we had camp meeting, been there half a dozen times, but I never saw at the Independence Camp Meeting anything that I didn’t see in Redwood Church. I didn’t hear anything at Independence Camp meeting that I didn’t hear at Redwood Church. So Redwood had to be ordained of God. And I’m going to say this: Redwood Church was established for Doyle Davidson. I suppose I’d like to have it today, but I don’t’ know what I’d do with it. Out of Redwood Church came Lyle and Alba’s son and he was a keen observer of other people. He [Doyle] had a discernment about other people that was at times uncanny to me. There were people at Redwood Church and I won’t at all speak of other churches, camp meeting, because, they just were not Lyle. Are you with me? [Kathie: Ya]

Dad would settle things in his heart through meditation and thinking on the word. Others would pray and make a show, Dad wouldn’t do that. He wasn’t that way, and Mother certainly wasn’t. People thought Lyle and Alba were less spiritual than others because of their quiet demeanor. But you let Dad get into the Spirit—I’m talking about, I’m showing you how to pray through, you follow me? [Kathie: Amen.] He knew in his heart the answer he was looking for. He amazed me. It seemed to me that the Lord would answer him before he even called. I think I’m repenting, ashamed of myself still of how little I thought Dad knew what he was doing, until I got in the Charismatic movement. And when I got with them, it wasn’t long and I said, “It’s time to talk to Lyle.” Do you follow me? [Kathie: I follow you.] I want you to know I’m happy to be Lyle Davidson’s son.

Dad loved apple pie ala-mode, he loved it and Dad was a contractor and traveled in his pickup and trucks a lot, he drove a lot, a hard worker, smart about his business. He knew things would work before he started. I think he had the mind of Christ. He wasn’t baptized in the Holy Ghost, thought he was, but he wasn’t.

One day he was in Joplin and he had been to the doctor’s office because he had ulcers and Dr. Detar, who Betty my sister worked for, and of course he knew everyone of us because of her, he told Dad, “You know, your problem is you keep everything inside of you and you won’t tell anybody, but you do some worrying, that’s what caused your ulcers. I asked Dad once, “Did you ever worry?”

“Yes”

“How’d you stop?”

He said, “I just quit.”

You know why? I think God used Dr. Detar to point out to him a weakness and Dad did something with it. So, he had been in Detar’s office and it’s eleven miles back to Fidelity and Dad told the Lord, “I’m going to stop up here at this restaurant and I’m going to have a piece of apple pie, ice cream ala-mode, and if I die from eating it,” because he was sick, “If I die, I’m coming to heaven with ulcers and it will be alright.” He went in and ate it, walked out, never had another problem, never had any more ulcers. But you know what? The man had it in his heart, what he believed. He just wasn’t somebody that prayed for a week or hours, but he believed all the time and I know this is not you’re exact question, but did you know that’s the greatest asset I have, is I can finally believe. You follow me? [Kathie: I follow you.] You know me, don’t you? [Kathie: Yes.]

Redwood talked of praying through. They would say, “You must have an assurance, that you’ve received what you’re praying for.” [Kathie: Amen.] You understand that don’t you? [Kathie: Oh yes I do, very much so.] I’m not sure where this is at, maybe Hebrews 32:17, but the work of righteousness is peace, and the effect of righteousness is quietness and assurance forever.

Isaiah 32:17:
“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.”

People at Redwood would say pray about what you’re praying for until you have an assurance in you. Well, you know what that assurance is? It’s the effect of righteousness. I will tell you, I was ashamed of my hard heart. Dad, and Mother to a degree, she didn’t have Dad’s confidence, but those two got some results. Dad broke his jaw down in Forsyth when they were building Table Rock Dam; Dad moved that town out upon the hill and had a steel bar hit him in the jaw and broke it, and he went to Dr. Threadgill, whose office is in Branson and he had an office in Forsyth and of course Dad knew everyone in town and everyone in the country knew him, because every time they turned around, he was taking a house up that hill. People would come, drive miles to watch.

Kathie: It’s amazing, he moved a whole town.

Doyle: Well it wasn’t a thousand, it was five or six hundred people.

Kathie: Right but it was like one hundred buildings, wasn’t it?

Doyle: Oh, I’m sure he did, took them up a hill that was crooked, it wasn’t wide enough to take a 24’ house up, yet he took 42’ up it. He amazed me. He knew just how to load one of them. [Photo]

It wasn’t that he was a genius, but he had brains that were functional.

Kathie: He had the mind of Christ.

Doyle: Well that’s the way I feel about it. But anyway, his jaw was broken and Threadgill checked him in Forsyth and said, “Lyle, you’ve got a fracture here as wide as a pencil, I can feel it in your lower jaw, mandible.” Well good Lord, here’s your mandible, if there’s something there as wide as a pencil, a kid could feel there’s a soft spot there. And so Threadgill told Dad, “I’m going to have to x-ray it and put a pin in it, meet me in Branson. Do you want me to have an ambulance pick you up?”

“Nope, I’ll drive my pickup.” So he does. He gets over there to Threadgill’s office, he x-rayed him he comes out and he says, “Lyle, there’s a very thin line where it looks like a fracture happened, but there isn’t one.” Dad said, “Well on my way over here I was talking to the Lord.” Probably told him he didn’t have time, he needed to go to work. But he was healed. Dad, the man—his faith was unreal. I’ve got it and I know it, boy do I ever know it.

I had to deal with my fears more than he did. Well he wouldn’t admit it. My intellect gave me trouble, I trusted in it too much. You’ve got to pray until you know it in your heart, not in your mind. That’s praying through, you hear me?

Kathie: I love one of the stories of Elliott Hodge because the Davidsons are involved in it. When they brought Elliott Hodge in, he accidentally shot his shoulder off with a shotgun, and he was in the hospital and they said they called people to come pray because he was told he was going to die. And they called Neva, they called Luther, [Doyle: Floyd] and Floyd’s dad, your grandfather [Doyle: Lute] and a group of people, I think there were ten or fifteen and they all came to the hospital and they said you need to pray so that this man lives. They went into a part of the hospital and I remember they started praying so loud, it was a Catholic hospital, they said they never heard such praying and it scared a bunch of them. But he said they stayed there and prayed through and when they were finished and they knew, and they told Elliott, “We prayed through and you’re going to live.’ [Doyle: Right.] “We know you’re going to live,” and Elliott knew he was going to live, even though he died about eight times after that, but he lived. One of them said, “We got through to heaven,” or something like that.

Doyle: Well, ya, that’s the way they talked. If they didn’t get through to heaven, how are they going to get an answer?

Kathie: And that’s what Elliott was telling that nurse. He said, “You have to get through, once you get through you have your answer, but you have to get through to God.”

You have an amazing story, a testimony of praying through, you said for a long time, you said it was like your prayers hit a ceiling, a concrete, [Doyle: Concrete wall], in the sky. [Doyle: Sure did.] You said your prayers wouldn’t get through. [Doyle: Right.] And then one night, if you’ll share, you broke through that concrete wall.

Doyle: I was in Louisville, Texas, in a dental office, (1974 or 1975), Dr. Weldon Parks, DDS used to be a great friend of mine, he’s still alive. We went there and prayed about forty-five minutes, [Kathie: So you had already prayed forty-five minutes?] Ya and I said, “Alright, I’m getting a drink of water and we’re going to pray,” and someone said, “Pray? I thought that’s what we had been doing?”

“No,” I said, “We’re going to pray.” Now what did I mean? I’m going to pray in faith, believing.

Kathie: You mean you can pray without faith and without believing?

Doyle: Why goodness yes, that’s what most do. They pray, their prayers are in their mouth, between their ears. A prayer to God is faith in your heart and do you ever know it when faith is working, and the reason it won’t work is because of your unbelief. Faith is in your heart, good Lord, if you’re saved, you have faith in your heart, but the reason you can’t pray in faith is because you don’t believe. Now, I can tell you this, when I’m praying, if I know I’m not believing, “This is not good, this is terrible, I would be better off to be fishing!” I’m that honest before God. You follow me? [Kathie: I follow you.] I don’t let my pride get me. I can tell you when my faith is halfway up in my heart, up in my belly, halfway, the reason it is only halfway, because I’m not believing to get it up. I tell you, sometimes you’ve got to be angry at the devil. You’ve got to get hot, you’ve got to be angry at the devil, you hear me? And determined to push him out of your way!

There was a prophet once prophesied about my determination, strong will. If I can’t tell faith is working, if I can’t tell I’ve got faith from my lower belly up, I keep praying, I keep praying. I keep praying, something has got to come loose, some spirit you’ve got to overcome, if you’re determined. If you just mouth prayers, you never pray through. Never pray through. You get it? I’ve had people say, “I’ve got it Doyle.”

Kathie: Back to the dentist’s office, you left us off with, “I’m going to get a drink of water and now we’re going to pray.”

Doyle: Right, I was determined and I don’t really like to kneel. Doesn’t bother me but my knees get tired. I would rather set down and pray, do you follow me? [Kathie: I follow you.] I can stand up and pray but I really like to set down and pray. And when I go from that chair, out on my knees, get ready, I’m about to break through and I know it. Oh, how wonderful it is to know that you have prayed through, you’re assured your faith is working and you have touched God, you have touched the very God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with your faith. You getting it?

You know my mother couldn’t get loud, but she did. That story will be up on my website, go there and read it. [click here to read.] She lived five more years after that, but I was quiet just like her, prideful.

Kathie: So how many people were in that dentist office?

Doyle. Four. Oh that’s right.

Kathie: I’m going to make you finish that story.

Doyle: You want to hear this, ok.

Kathie: This is going to help somebody.

Doyle: I prayed and I said, “I’m covered by the blood, covered by the blood of Jesus, Devil you get that? I’m born again! Born again Satan, do you get that? I’m saved, you get that? I am covered by the blood of Jesus, you get it? I’m justified, by faith in blood of Jesus, you get that Satan? I’m righteous by faith in the blood of Jesus and I reign and I rule in this life through Jesus Christ!” I didn’t tell him I was sanctified because I wasn’t sure. Folks, when you get assured in your faith of who you are and who God is and who your enemy is you will pray through! Glory!

So I kept praying, “And I have no fear of you!” I probably said, “I know who you are devil!” It took me a long time to get the courage to say that, you know that? [Kathie: I gotcha.] I thought if you don’t tell him you know him he might not know who you are. Ya, sure. “I know you Devil, I know what you’re up to and I have authority over you and I know you’re going to bow your knee, in the name of Jesus.” I pray all kinds of ways and in a little bit I saw what looked like a concrete ceiling over me. I saw that concrete crack. Glory! I saw that thing crack and something down inside of me rose up stronger, it had to be Jesus and I saw that thing crack a little bit, it just started opening up, half and half. Oh was I happy, I knew I’d prayed through. Not only that, I broke through in the heavenlies.

You see, you have to break through the heavenlies to get to God. That’s where your wars at. Amen, well, I was through. Somebody said, “Man, you just broke through concrete.” I thought, “Hmm, you’re absolutely right.”

Kathie: That was 1974, [1975] things started changing after that didn’t they?

Doyle: Oh ya. I’ve got to tell this. Redwood Church had some people that knew how to pray and they could pray at the altar with you. Oh they would. They’d pray there with you and some of them were loud, some of them weren’t so loud, but they’d know, they had an assurance. They had a witness in their heart, “This person just got born again,” and they’d ask you, “What are you thinking in your heart?”

“Oh, I feel good.”

“What do you mean good?”

“Well I’ve got a peace like I’ve never had in my life.”

Kathie: Isaiah, “assurance of peace.” You know you taught us about that warfare and it says in Ephesians, “Having done all, when you know you’ve prayed through, stand.” [Doyle: Praying.] Stand praying, until it comes into fruition, but you know it’s coming into fruition anyway, but you stand and you don’t let go until you see it come to pass.

Doyle: You stand and pray until you are assured that it’s yours and you don’t have to pray for that one again. You’ve got it folks. Now this is the only kind of prayer that I trust. You got it? [Kathie: I’ve got it.] Listen I’ve prayed for five years to get out of this darkness, I’m not out yet, but I thought I was in a pit. I’ve never been in a pit. If I could have heard, but Satan had my faith blocked and my soul full of doubt, fears, I couldn’t even hear Psalm 143, that I had been smitten down to the ground like a man long time dead, I could not get that, I didn’t hear it, smitten down to the ground. Well I’m not in the pit, I’m walking on this earth, praying.

Kathie: You know I took that story about the concrete, and I had a situation in Frisco, in 2006 and I knew we had to do something with the sign business and I was no longer working in it and I knew something had to be done with it and God led me to pray kind of like that, I had to pray for two weeks, and at the end of the two weeks, I knew, that I knew, that I knew what I had come to God with that I had gotten my answer, but nothing changed until two weeks later and then it happened, everything that I had prayed for came through.

Doyle: Thank God amen, Glory be to the Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, glory hallelujah, amen!

Now let me say, praying through, you know you’re finished. If you still have prayer in your heart, you haven’t prayed through. If you have a witness in your heart, you know it.

Kathie: Beautiful feeling.

Doyle: Yes. Thank God, hallelujah! Mercy, grace, mercy grace…

Kathie: God bless, see you tomorrow.

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Posting Index

Letter to America

In April 1980 God told me to “Go to Plano and speak to the people of Plano.”
http://blog.doyledavidson.com/2015/11/a-work-of-rightousness-1980.html

In 1981 I went on radio, five days per week.
http://blog.doyledavidson.com/2015/11/a-work-of-righteousness-1981_64.html

In 1984 I went on television, Channel 49 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
http://blog.doyledavidson.com/2015/11/a-work-of-righteousness-1984.html

1992 my ministry went national and international with LeSEA Broadcasting. At one time we were on twenty-five television stations, many of them five days per week and some seven days per week, always preaching the same message, the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
http://blog.doyledavidson.com/2015/12/a-work-of-righteousness-1992.html

In 1997 we launched our website on the internet.
http://blog.doyledavidson.com/2015/12/a-work-of-righteousness-1997.html

In 2007 we began live streaming on internet. Today, 2017, we have been on the internet twenty years.

In every venue we always preached the same thing, the gospel, the death burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, we preached it everywhere in America.

In January 2007 I went off all television. America had rejected my gospel. They followed the Galatians. So, let’s consider the letter that Paul sent to Galatia, this is exactly what America did.

Galatians 1:

1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.

24 And they glorified God in me.

Galatians 2:

1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.

2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 3:

1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 4:

1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.

13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.

18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.

21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.

23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.

24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.

31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

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.

Galatians 6:

1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

5 For every man shall bear his own burden.

6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

The letter that Paul wrote to the Galatians, I now send the same letter to America because of their rebellion. America has done the same thing the people in Galatia did, forsook the right way and went back under the law.

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

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Walk in the Kingdom of God

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:00 AM Livestream Broadcast

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

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he’s anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, sent me to heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovery 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, believe in your heart that God raised from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for 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 everyone receiving this on Livestream, Roku, AppleTV, YouTube, or other devices and shortwave radio. Kathie Davidson, co-host seated to my left, Good morning, how are you? [Kathie: Doing well.]

Music:
Terry Mai and Water of Life Boy (recorded songs):
“I Am”
“There Stood A Lamb”

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

Thank God, well, we’re here to answer a question that every Christian must ask. Do I have a revelation of the gospel? And the answer is this, “If you do, you’ll know it, and when you don’t, you won’t know whether you do or not, but you can act like you do and that’s a waste of time.”

Kathie: Yesterday I asked you a question and the Spirit of God had said that to me in my office. [What does it mean to “pray through”?] And there was another question: “Well how does a person walk in the Spirit?” and we were in your office praying, actually talking more than praying, and we were going over that question, just talking about it and it led to the very fundamental [truth] about beginning to walk in the Spirit, and I asked you a question: “What’s the difference between the kingdom of God and the gospel?”

We discussed it and that is the basis, because you can’t walk in the Spirit unless you can walk in that gospel and we went back to Mark 1, Can I read it to you and you expound on it? [Doyle: Sure.] How many years you read this every time you went up to the pulpit:

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

What is the difference between the kingdom of God and the gospel?

Doyle: Let’s take these words that you just read, 1, 2, 3, 4 at a time, alright, make it simple for the simple and I thank God I’m simple.

the kingdom of God is at hand:

Doyle: The first question you’re going to have to ask is, “What is the kingdom?” And it tells you: it’s “of God,” What does that tell you? Nothing. It does, but it doesn’t. “the kingdom of God is at hand” What’s at hand? The kingdom. Well, what’s that? What are you talking about?

We have to go first to find out what the kingdom supplies. The kingdom of God is at hand. Now, I want to show you that’s saying, “The power of God is at hand.”

1 Corinthians 4:

20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Did you read that? The kingdom of God is not in word! Did you get it? But it’s what? Its power. So, don’t tell me you’re preaching the word, preaching the kingdom, you’re not. The kingdom of God is not in word but power.

I struggled with this, you don’t know how many days I struggled. I thought, “Mercy!” The kingdom is power. But what did Jesus come preaching? What did he say is at hand?

Kathie: He said, “the kingdom of God is at hand.”

Doyle: Now in Corinthians, the kingdom of God is not word, but power. So when he said the kingdom of God is at hand, what is he saying?

Kathie: He was saying the power of God is at hand.

Doyle: Now you’ve got it! So, the power of God is at hand when the kingdom is preached. [Kathie: Right.] All of you out there, all of you millions have got it, right?

Kathie: So Jesus walked in that kingdom, he walked in power. [Doyle: That’s right.] And when we walk in the kingdom, we walk in power. [Doyle: That’s right.] Not words, we walk in power. [Doyle: That’s right.]

Now if we go on, it says how you get into that kingdom. [Doyle: That’s right.] And Jesus told us how to get into that kingdom, how to get into that power and it was “repent you

Doyle: Repent means change your will, change your thinking, change your speech.

Kathie: and then the next part, after you’ve changed your thinking, after you’ve changed your speech, it says, “believe the gospel’.

Doyle: Change your thinking and believe the gospel. [Kathie: Right.] Change what you think: “Well I believe the gospel is the Ten Commandments.” The gospel has nothing to do with the Ten Commandments! The Ten Commandments are not power, their bondage.

Kathie: Amen. That is true, there is no power in the Ten Commandment.

Doyle: So you need to stop preaching the Ten Commandments and preach the gospel. Forget the Ten Commandments! They were nailed to the cross you preach. They were done away with; they were abolished for a Christian; for a legalist they are still active.

Now, “repent and believe”. Believe, where do you believe at? In your heart, in your spirit. “Well where is my spirit?”

Proverbs 20:
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Doyle: Belly is probably not sophisticated enough for you; you can call it the abdomen, that would be fine. And if you want to talk to a little child, you might call it a tummy. But to Jesus, it’s the belly. You teach a little kid, this is your belly-button. The kid would say, “Mother what’s this?” What are you going to tell her? “Well, It’s the belly-button.”

Alright, “Repent and believe the gospel.” And where do you believe? In your heart, in your belly, in your spirit. I’m going to shock you, Ezekiel 13, the prophets preached a vision of their own spirit.

Ezekiel 13:
1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord;
3 Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

Did that not tell you that you can prophesy out of your own spirit and say, “Thus saith the Lord and you have seen nothing”? Does that not say that?

Kathie: That’s what it says, they “follow their own spirit and have seen nothing.”

Doyle: Right. But it is by a spirit, divination, divining spirits, may work in the spirit of man and you prophesy something that’s not even there. So most preachers preach from their own spirit, a vision of their own spirit. That’s frightening. I think I’ve said enough, don’t you?

Kathie: “The time is fulfilled, the kingdom is at hand, that’s the power, and how we get into that power is: repent you and believe the gospel.” [Doyle: Right.]

You said something in our conversation earlier [in your office], that I had never considered; You said that there is a difference between believe and faith. [Doyle: Right.] And I had never considered that before and would you describe that difference?

Doyle: Well of course, 2 Corinthians 4:13 says:

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Alright, faith is a spirit. Right? [Kathie: Right.] Now you said, there is a difference between faith and believing? [Kathie: Right.] Absolutely! One believes with their will, in their heart. [Kathie: Right.] Did you know one of the many problems of the church is? They think believing is a feeling.

“Well, I don’t feel anything!” Well why should you? You don’t have to feel—you have to believe! And what do you believe with? Your will!

“I just don’t feel like I’m believing!” Well you’re not, silly! Use your will to believe. I want to tell you something. This man [Doyle] has a spirit, has emotion, has a will and has an intellect, you do too. I have an intellect that is pretty keen, let’s put it that way. I have some emotions that are fear; fear is an emotion, and it makes it difficult, but I’ve got a will that you can’t crack. And God gave me that, that will, and I can rule my emotions with my will. When I’m afraid, I can take ahold of my fear with my will. I could do that years ago. It kept me out of a lot of trouble, kept me from walking away from things that I knew to be right. So, we’ll be talking about your will, intellect and emotion but not right now.

I’ve got a headache. What are we going to with this? [Kathie: You’re going to use your will…] Right. I don’t know what stirred this up.

Kathie: I remember back early, during Water of Life Christian Training School, and you were teaching us that you use your will to believe, like it says in Romans 4; you don’t look at the situation, you don’t look at how you feel, you use your will to believe. And you said back then, “You have to believe, before faith.” You said, “You believe first and that brings the faith.” [Doyle: That’s right.] I saw that start to happen in me. You force yourself to believe that word, that gospel and then the faith comes.

Doyle: That’s right. And what do you believe?

Kathie: You believe that gospel, like Jesus said, the power that’s in the gospel. Right?

Doyle: Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom, power and word. Go to 1 Thessalonians 1, where Paul wrote about his preaching:

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance…

Right. But you can preach the gospel without the Holy Ghost. [Kathie: Right.] You can have faith and preach the gospel. Did you know Abraham did it? [Kathie: Amen.] Did you know Isaac did it? Did you know Jacob did it? Did you know they didn’t have the Holy Ghost?

Kathie: Amen. Your dad did it.

Doyle: My dad had faith in that gospel and he could believe it and preach it and he would tell you, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost,” and I would say, “Dad, you do not.”

Kathie: He made a very good comment later, he said, “I can believe for myself, but I can’t believe for others.” [Doyle: That’s what he said.] And you told him, “You need the Holy Ghost.”

Doyle: Do you know a very famous preacher talked just like my dad? Smith Wigglesworth, right? [Kathie: Yes.] He said, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost.” No you didn’t Smith.

Kathie: He would fight you on it.

Doyle: Yes, but one day, God convinced him and he was a different person, right?

Kathie: He was baptized in the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues.

Doyle: There you go! So you people that are afraid to speak in tongues, what are you afraid of?

“Well it might be the devil.”

Well, how could it? If it’s tongues of God? Did you ask the devil to baptize you?

Kathie: I remember you sharing that years before, “You mean you’re going to ask God for the Holy Ghost and he’s going to give you the devil?”

Doyle: Glory! I’m about to shout! You know this is a tough walk coming out of all this persecution, but I’m coming out. Oh what a beautiful thing.

It talks about, three things, [Luke 11]

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


I tell you I am overcoming persecutions sowed in my soul, by wicked tongues, pains being moved, and I can’t remember a lot of scripture but I knew those three things, God can remember all of it when he wants to do it.

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,” and finishes with, “how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Doyle: Well what did it say about fathers?

“If ye then, being evil,

Doyle: Whoa, whose evil? [Kathie: The fathers.] Fathers! “Oh, I’m not evil.” Oh yes you are, saith the Lord. Accept it, it will help you, the next step you take. But all people are evil, but God is not evil. Are you getting it?! He’s now going to lie to you. Right? [Kathie: Amen.]

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Doyle: Yes you are going to get what you ask for.

Kathie: Amen. I remember you saying this very clearly, you said, “You mean to tell me the devil is stronger than your Holy Father?”

Doyle: Amen, sorry, but the pain is plenty. Back to 1 Thessalonians 1:5:

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance…”

Doyle: Notice the gospel did not come in word only but power, and where does the power come from? 1 Corinthians 4:20:

“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”

Doyle: Ok, but Paul said in 1 Thessalonians, his gospel came not in word only, but power. His gospel came (that Jesus died for us, he was buried and he rose again the third day according to the scripture) and he preached those words with power. And I’m getting better thank God, Why? Because the power is working. If you think this trip isn’t tormenting, you’re sadly mistaken, but I’m coming out of this persecution by my enemies.

Now, remember your gospel, if you’re preaching it is word and power, right?

Kathie: That’s right, Romans 1:16:

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation” and when we walk in that power we are walking in the kingdom of God.

[Doyle praying @ 47:05-minute mark]

Kathie: You know what that was? That was a perfect example of using your will to believe.

Doyle: My pain is much less.

Kathie: To summarize what we’ve said today to help: Jesus said in Mark 1,

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:

That kingdom is the power of God, Jesus walked in it. And then he said how to get into that power, how do we walk in that power? He said:

repent ye, (change your will, change what you believe,) and believe the gospel.

Believing the gospel is using your will to believe, to trust in what that gospel is and when you use your will to believe the gospel, (that Jesus died, that he was buried and rose again) when you use your will, then that spirit of faith comes and that manifestation of the power works. [Doyle: Very good.] When you are walking in that power, you are walking in the kingdom of God. The difference between faith and believing is: believing is using your will to believe those words, to believe what’s being taught, to believe the word, I think we talked about Acts 10, when Peter came to Cornelius and said, “those that heard the word, those that believed, that word that Peter was speaking, they used their will, that’s when the manifestation came. The spirit of faith came in their hearts, they believed, and they were baptized in the Holy Ghost. Nobody layed hands on them, nobody touched them.

Doyle: Acts 10, and they all spoke in tongues…We’ve got this plain, haven’t we? Well just remember this, the first thing you’ve got to keep in your head and heart is: the kingdom is power and you’ve got to have the power with the word, which is the gospel, you’ve got power AND word (1 Thessalonians 1:5), remember that, get it settled in your heart, you’ve got to have the kingdom to have the power; you’ve got to have the power with the word for the gospel to be effective.

Hebrews 4:2

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Doyle: Amen, I want to point something out, Acts 10:38:

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

Doyle: Notice there is one verse in Romans 15, it talks about the power of the Holy Ghost; the power of the Holy Ghost is the gospel, and the power of the gospel is the kingdom.

Have you got it? You’ve got to get it all right folks, in your heart and Romans 1 says: I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of god unto salvation. You see that? [Kathie: Yes]

Amen! Grace, mercy, grace, mercy…multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ our Lord!

God bless you!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

His Spirit Never Failed

Excerpt from: “Jesus On The Cross” (Page 3):

One night in 1986, I was walking in the country, where I walk and run and pray. I was meditating and speaking to God concerning some actions He was requiring of me. I was troubled with what God was telling me to do. I could not believe that it was God.

The Father said to me: "That Spirit in you has been tried every way that It can be tried, and It has never failed." He was talking about the Spirit of His Son. "That Spirit has been tried every way that you can try It, and It has never failed." That built a trust in my spirit.

That was a word of prophecy to my heart. It edified my spirit. Since that day, I have never been afraid that my spirit would fail, because it is the Spirit of Christ in me. If a person wants to follow God, there is absolutely no reason for that person to fall into any type of sin.

Book: Jesus On The Cross

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