Terry Mai
Water of Life Ministries

False Anointing

I want to begin by stating, although the primary content of this testimony is from the situation that began in l984, everything Satan does is false against God.  Therefore, I will declare unto you that Satan has been trying by a false anointing to separate and divide us from God and this ministry even before it began.  He tried to deceive me and keep me from getting together with Kathy even before God joined us together in marriage.   However, thank God he couldn't do it as we persevered and overcame by His mercy and grace and according to His will.  However, Satan has not stopped his futile efforts to divide us all.  He has used situations and people who oppose God working in our lives over twenty eight years.  Remember John 10:10,

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly." 

He also stated in John 16:33,

"In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

I am continually grateful and thankful that Jesus informed us and encouraged us with these words.  However, I had no idea how far the devil would go, nor that God would allow him to do so, but He did.  He knows what we can handle and what we will do.  Believe the gospel and overcome.  Also remember what Paul wrote to Timothy and for all of us in II Timothy 3:10-17:

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. l3 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 

God sent us with Doyle to Plano in l980 and told him to speak to the people of Plano.  Notice it was not a specific group.  Actually, God sent me in advance of Doyle's arrival to lead worship for a group of people in Plano, who were looking for a pastor.  Eventually, they asked Doyle to pastor their church, and  requested that I not be part of the package.  Doyle informed them that they did not have a church, and I was with him, and they were welcome to join us.   Ultimately, these people, who we later understood had been under the influence of a Jezebel,  joined Doyle and this ministry.  Prior to our arrival there had been a woman with this group of people who taught and usurped authority over men.   I Timothy 2:12 states,

"But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."  

From the outset it was clear that this spirit was opposing us and trying to cause division. 


In the early 80's the Lord directed Doyle to begin Water of Life Christian Training School.  Shortly thereafter we came in contact with a man named Sam Whaley who was a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and served on staff at Rhema in Tulsa(Broken Arrow), Oklahoma.  He ministered in our church a few times and was asked to minister at one of the graduation ceremonies for the Water of Life Christian Training School.  The night of the graduation dinner, Sam's wife Jane, laid hands on several people, including Kathy and myself.  When she laid hands on me, I became very sick to my stomach.  They continued to minister for a short time until Doyle stopped it.  Thank God!  Although we had seen many spirits dealt with previously, and helped cast out some as well, I had never seen a woman operate like this woman.  This was not the way things operated through this ministry.  We had become accustomed to the foundation laid in our hearts by the apostle/prophet ministry through Doyle, which is scriptural.  Until now, everything had been done decently and in order.  This was anything by orderly.  Unfortunately, that spirit is running ramped throughout the church today.  Isaiah 3 says that because men's tongues and their doings are against the Lord, children will oppress them, and women will rule over them.  For example, a man called a prophet by many, said "We don't do it quite like they did it in the book of Acts."  This says a man's doings and tongue are against the Lord.  We have been taught Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  Following this experience some strange things began to happen to people in the ministry.  The Lord instructed Doyle to take Word of Faith satellite, and that spirit increased in strength.  In September of l984 we were all in the fellowship hall praying.  Kathy and I were on one side of the room, and Doyle came over and told us that Patti had laid hands on Debbie and said, "be filled with the spirit," and they were laughing hysterically.  He said, "There is tremendous power there."  Initially after some discussion, it was considered that this was the power of God.  After all, I never would have thought that the devil would come into a prayer meeting.  Since that time I have recognized that was unbelief.  Initially I hesitated, but my thought was if this is God, I want it.   No one that has any fear of God wants to resist the Holy Ghost, and that was our fear. 


In l985 Doyle told me that he believed the Lord wanted Kathy and I to go to Denton, Texas to minister to a group of people there.   Later he told us the reason God had sent  us to Denton was that He didn't want Kathy and I to be overtaken by the Jezebel.  We were there a little over a year and a half on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  We did not really understand what that meant at the time, but it is very clear now.  As always, that false anointing was trying to overpower and divide us from God and ultimately drive us out of here.   Although we experienced manifestations of this spirit, including laughter, the full effects of this spirit did not overpower us until after l987.  By this time frankly, we were uncertain what was right to yield to.  We did not want to resist God, but there were many questions that we could not answer.  I should of spoken up, but I was afraid I would be resisting God.  I now know it was unbelief, and I do not blame any other person for my unbelief.  The primary question was that I noticed we were not profiting in our life like we had before.  I also noticed that this anointing empowered the women and seduced the faith of men.  I saw Kathy and other women who normally were sober display emotions and actions contrary to their normal behavior.   It takes no faith to yield to this spirit.  It is very prideful and will not humble itself to receive correction.  When this spirit would manifest, I began to notice there was no lasting change in people's hearts.  It would only relieve pressure for a short period of time.  This spirit was very strong and convincing that it was the Spirit of God.  However, I began to notice Kathy's emotions becoming out of control and subsequently, physical problems.  Our children became fearful and insecure, which we had never seen before.  Kathy and I were overpowered with doubt and unbelief, and we knew that we were fighting for our life.  I would take her out praying night after night to overcome the effects of this spirit.  Frankly, at one point, Kathy was convinced she was loosing her mind, but I refused to give up and would continually encourage her, "Kathy, we have to believe!!!"  We continued to fight and pray, and by the grace and mercy of God, we slowly began to make some progress to overcome that spirit.  Finally, by the early 90's Doyle overcame the spirit enough to stop most of the outward manifestations.  Kathy and I neither one had a problem admitting that we simply treaded water for a period of time, but there came a day when we started coming out from under this false anointing.  We fought one attack and false accusation after another and never said a word to anyone.  We simply called on the Lord, and He has come through every time.  We were profiting again by the power that raised Jesus from the dead.


By l995, we were traveling with Doyle on crusades.   One day coming home from Tulsa, Ralph, Debbie, Kathy and I were praying with all we had in us.  There was a lull and up out of Kathy's heart came these words,"I may be the biggest Jezebel in the world, but I refuse to walk in this fear another day."   A tremendous weight lifted off of both of us, and in the days following, we began to overcome adversities more rapidly. 


In l998 the Spirit of God led Kathy and I to begin binding the power and authority of the Jezebel and bless our religious friends.   Things cropped up all around us trying to convince us we were crazy and trying to distract us away from what God was doing in our lives.  I shared with you in the previous testimony how I came under attack and asked the Lord if I was in rebellion.   The Lord replied "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."  Immediately I knew it was obedience that brought the attack, and I overcame in a matter of minutes.  It is difficult to explain for a person to completely understand, but you do know when you have overcome.   Also, the Spirit of God revealed to Doyle that when Patti  laid hands on Debbie in l984, she usurped authority over him, and unleashed a false anointing into this ministry.  Suddenly things were clear how this could be false.  It began to be much easier to resist the effects of that spirit after it was determined it was not the Holy Ghost.  I know that we have overcome a large degree of this spirit, and we will see the end of our salvation.  I encourage all of you, try the spirits whether they be of God or not (1John 4:1). 


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