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"Day Of Redemption"

On the morning of Tuesday, March 8th 2005, my wife and I found our son (Christian) lying in his room complaining of severe head pain and an inability to move. Immediately we called 911 who dispatched the paramedics. When they arrived, we learned that Christian had a fever of 105.8 F with a rapid heart rate. We began praying in the spirit and laying hands on Christian beliving God's Word.

As the week progressed, Christian continued to suffer from a high fever with chills. He slowly lost his appetite and became severely lethargic. He also began to complain of leg pain. We took Christian to his pediatrician, intermittently, to monitor his status. In addition, we contacted our pastor who prayed with us about Christian's health. He prayed specifically that Christian's heart, and other organs would begin to function normally. He also prayed that Christian's body would function normally. At this time, we had no idea that this was a prophetic prayer.

On Thursday, March 10th, Christian continued to have a high fever and did not appear to display any signs of improvement. Out of frustration, we took him to the hospital. The ER physician said Christian was suffering from a virus that was 'going around' and that he would improve. However, Christian's condition worsened throughout the course of the day and on Friday, March 11th he refused to walk independently. He slept all day and began to display a flat affect. He could not hold eating utensils and could not sit up without assistance. By late Friday night, Christian could not walk, open his mouth, hold his head up or raise his arms At this point, I honestly think my wife and I were focused on what we were seeing. Fear began to sink into the both of us and we were overwhelmed by the site of our son deteriorating before us.

Christian was admitted to the hospital on Sarturday, March 12th. His condition was such that he was rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). He was initially diagnosed with Guillian-Buerres syndrome until his body began to display multi-organ involvement. His resting heart rate was 170 beats per minute (BPM). He also had developed a disease called Kawasaki Disease, which made his heart race. This disease can cause heart attacks in kids. His urine was red because we learned that his body was destroying muscle tissue and passing it through the kidney. In addition, the myeline sheath (that covers and protects nerves) was also being destroyed. His liver was inflammed and his liver function tests (LFTs) were severely elevated. His platelet level was 20K (normal range is 150 - 250K) which basically meant he was at a high risk of internal bleeding with no clotting ability in his blood. In addition to all of this, the high fever continued to persist. Physicians (neurologists, pediatricians, attendants, etc.) were baffled by Christian's clinical presentation.

His prognosis was gloomy and we were told to prepare for him to be in the PICU a minimum of 1 month before we would see a 'slight' improvement in his condition. We were also told that our son would get worse before or if he improved. At that momemt I believe my wife and I knew that we needed to STRONGLY invoke our dominion & authority as children of God regarding our son's health. We began to pool together scriptures about health and healing and exercising our faith. In addition, the Lord recalled to my wife the specifics of the prayer our pastor prayed.

We began to refute everything the doctors told us. For example, when they said, "You're son will be sick for awhile and will not walk for a year," we countered with "we believe he is healed and will walk out of this hospital shortly." We lived and breathed the Word of God. We kept the Word with us at all times. We both studied non-stop and began to ask the Lord to help us proclaim that we believe that he has already healed Christian. We (seperately) asked the Lord to remove fear from both of us. We did not allow people to pray in just any mannor for Christian, instead we asked them to agree and speak what we ALREADY believed had been DONE for Him according to God's Word.

As we began to grow in faith, we would speak specifically to parts in Christian's body. My wife began to speak to Christian's kidney & bladder and spoke against the protein in his urine. By Tuesday, March 15th, his urine was clear. We spoke to his fever and it was gone by Thursday, March 17th. I spoke specifically to his heart rate--and endured a spritual battle on Tuesday, March 15. By the morning of Wednesday, March 16th, his heart rate was normal. We both began speaking to his arms, legs, and throat muscles. On Friday, March 18th, our son was able to stand on his feet. He regained the ability to use his arms and hands. He was able to use his mouth and swallow. His personality returned. Physicians were astounded at the rapid progress he had made.

We learned that there is a natural reality and then there is the ETERNAL TRUTH. The TRUTH is what frees us. It does not matter what the circumstances are, the Word of God is forever. His Word teaches us that He is the same today, yesterday and forevermore. We had to admit to our fear and ask God to remove it before we were able to stand on his Word. I believe his Word and his Holy Spirit intervened and strengthened us. We are here to say that Faith & believing is not a fad. It works! Trust in the Lord in ALL things and lean not to your own or man's or the circumstance's understanding. Thanks be to God, who reigns forever!!

These are some of the scriptures we used... 1 Cor 12:27, Rom 12:21-- Psalm 23:4-- I will fear no evil... Hebrews 6:18--it is impossible for God to lie. Isaiah 55:11--So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Rev 12:11--I am a overcomer--I overcome by the word of my testimony. James 4:7-- the devil flees from me because I resist him--I will not fear. Psalm 119:89--the Word of God is forever. Psalm 118--Christian lives and declares the works of the Lord. Eph 6:16--I quench the fiery darts of the enemy "By whose stripes Christian was healed." 1 Peter 2:24 Galatians 3:13-14 is so very important!

After this was all over my wife Tamika and I spoke with Christian and he said the day before he was admitted to the hospital he was laying in his bed and he began to think to himself that he was going to die. He told us that he felt as though his throat was closing up and he was suffocating. He said he was so miserable and terrified. Tamika and I didnt even know this until after the fact. I dont know why he didnt tell us this. We felt so bad that he was going thru this. I believe that angels were dispatched in that room and protected him from death. I believe those angels had swords in their hands and began to take out those powers of darkness that were trying to kill Christian by closing his throat. Satan tried his best to kill him but he was unsuccessful because of the awesome power of Jesus Christ......Praise God!!!!

Christian's illness started on Monday March 7 when he started having a fever. He entered the hospital on Saturday, March 12th and he left the hospital on Saturday March 19th. He started walking REGULARLY on March 23rd. So, where the doctors told us it would be months or years before or if he would recover at all, Christian recovered in 16 days - CAN'T NOBODY DO YOU LIKE JESUS.........PRAISE GOD.

Brian & Tamika Kelley

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