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.


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?”


“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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