Water of Life Christian Training School
Posted July 5, 2016
December 1981 Patti and I were driving back to Texas from Sarcoxie, Missouri. We had spent Christmas there with my parents and as we were driving, the Lord instructed me to begin a bible school. Frankly, I was stunned.
When I shared this with one of the leaders of Water of Life he replied half-heartedly, “Well, who is going to come?” My response was, “I don’t care if anyone comes. I will teach to the chairs.”
God gave me the name of the school, and two weeks
later (January 1982) Water of Life Christian Training School was established
with fifty-four students in attendance. We repeated the same teaching in
September adding another term, enlarging the school to include both a fall and spring semester.
The teaching began with the Gospel and It’s Benefits. After that I taught the foundation found in Hebrews 6:
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
The course was called, “Foundation Faith” but we covered each of the principals separately: Repentance from Dead Works, Faith Toward God, The Doctrine of Baptisms, The Doctrine of Laying on of Hands, Resurrection of the Dead and Eternal Judgment.
God revealed the foundation to me in an unusual way. I had been in Argyle, God putting me in the wilderness to overcome the devil. I was reading and studying, looking for the foundation that was spoken of in the Word.
In 1973 I was visited by Mike and Pat Reed and their four children at my home in Argyle. During the Reeds’ stay at our house Mike was under severe attack of the devil. In the daytime he would have to rest and at night he would teach in our house.
In one of our conversations, I shared with Mike what God had revealed to me; that there was a foundation and it is spoken about in I Corinthians 3:
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
I asked Mike, “Where is that foundation?”
His response was, “Doyle, don’t you know?”
I said, “No.”
“Well,” he said, “It is Hebrews 6:1,2.”
After he left my house I started studying the foundation as outlined in Hebrews 6. I developed the teaching that I used for many years in Water of Life Christian Training School, on radio, television and in the crusades of several states.
With the inception of Water of Life Christian Training School we began making the teaching tapes available.
God spoke to me later these words, “I will pour out my Spirit through Water of Life Christian Training School.”
God bless you,
Originally posted in "1983 A Work of Righeousness" and January 2013 Facebook post.