SID: Sid Roth here with Earthquake Kelly. Demons told this 15-year-old kid how to get high.
Their intent was to kill him. He had four different drug combinations in large quantities and he took it and he passes out and his buddies, what did they do, take you in a car, what did they want to do with you?
EARTHQUAKE: Just take me home.
SID: What happened?
EARTHQUAKE: Well on the way home I died. And the evil spirits came out the same way I was talking to them, they came out, grabbed me, snatched me out of my body and was pulling me down, I mean I was going down into a pit and then when I got to this pit they started tormenting me, it was like they were coming from everywhere, they were in my mouth, they were in my eyes, they were hitting me with all kinds of things, they were yelling and telling me that I worked for them, it was a trap and a setup and you did all our bidding for us and now you are in hell. And it was a horrible thing.
SID: Were you really in hell?
EARTHQUAKE: I was in hell, it was a real place for sure, it was real, it is real, it is not made for us, designed and made for the devil and his angels and that’s where I wound up at. That overdose of drugs was a trick from the pits of hell. The drugs were a trick to set me up, to stop my heart, to get me lost for eternity.
SID: What did you see?
EARTHQUAKE: Oh I saw all kinds of horror and misery, it’s a lonely, miserable, ugly, stinky, sulfur smelling, nasty, pitiful, horrible place that you can’t even hardly describe it.
SID: Did you hear people saying anything?
EARTHQUAKE: Oh you could hear all kinds of promises and people screaming and yells and sounds that just torment 24 hours, seven days a week of nothing but misery and torment and I was down there amongst them, with them and all that torment. But there was hands of light came down inside of that place and that pit that I was in and grabbed me by my shoulders and started pulling me out of there. And I could see even as I was pulling out of there Sid, those spirits were still trying to hold on to me saying, he’s ours, he belongs to us, but the hand of light pulled me, and took me out of there and put me back in my body. And he says because of your mother’s prayers, that’s what I’ll never forget, you were spared and because you were chosen to do a work for us Sid, but it kept saying because of your mothers prayers.
SID: Who was saying it?
EARTHQUAKE: It was God’s voice; it was God who said, “Because of your mothers prayers.”
And that’s what I heard and I said, oh God I’ve been to hell and at that point I didn’t even know to thank God because I was so wicked, I was a wizard and everything like that but I knew that something had happened.
SID: But you were still, you were kind of messed up physically.
EARTHQUAKE: I was messed up really bad, I was messed up in my mind, messed up an optic nerve because it messed up parts of my body, I realized I couldn’t walk, and so when I came back into my body the people that was driving the car they opened the car door and they said get out, and I tried to walk but I fell over into the ground because of the lower extremities that wouldn’t work, and so I had to pull the top of my body all the way to the top of the stairs and then I rang the doorbell and one of my sisters came to the door, being from my background they know an overdose because we had many people to die of an overdose around us, and she could tell.
SID: Okay, shortly thereafter one of your sisters invites you to church, you are doing drug deals, I mean even seeing hell, how could you still be doing drug deals?
EARTHQUAKE: Messed up in the mind.
SID: Okay, so you go, why did you even go with your sister?
EARTHQUAKE: because she kept telling me, “You need to be saved.” And at that time I had just went to hell, but there was a big shipment of drugs coming in and my cut was a million dollars and at 15 years-old a million dollars we could have bought an extra hamburger or something, you know.
SID: Okay, you get into that church and the only word I can come up with is crazy. You get into this church, what happens?
EARTHQUAKE: I get into the church; I’m sitting in the back, she convinced me to go, I was real mad because I didn’t want to be around Pentecostal anything, I was real mad and I said sit me in the back. So she sits me in the back and the preacher is preaching and I said okay, good, I’m finished. The next night she said oh you’re going back. I said no I’m not going back to church no more, I’m finished with church; I’ve got to get out of here, I’ve got a drug deal, a big one, real big one, the biggest one we ever had. She said no you’re going to church. So I said okay, I’ll go to church. After two or three days of that the preacher said hey you back in the back, young man.
But I didn’t know he was talking to me, I thought he was talking to somebody else. So everybody in the church turns around, so I turned around too, to see the young man he was talking to, but there wasn’t nobody else back there but me. I said man, he’s talking to me. And so he said come up here in the front God wants to save you. And is said oh man, I got mad, I said I don’t want,
I don’t want this Jesus stuff, you know I got things to do. But I heard a voice that I had never heard before. He said “I love you, remember when they had the gun to the head and the gun wouldn’t go off, when it went up in the air,” He said, “That was me.” “Remember when you were almost killed, remember when you were set up to do this and that drug deal went bad and this, that and another, he said all those times I saved you, I spared you.” He said come up here I want to save you and use you. I got out of that seat Sid, went to the front, and the pastor told me everything I had been in, he told me like he was there with me as I was growing up, he gave me all, I mean he just read everything off to me and he said you were this, you put curses on people, you did that, he told me everything. I said how can you know all of that, you don’t know me.
But it was God that told him, and at that time God was speaking to me to, at the same time he said I will use you, I can do more for you, I said hold it God, hold it, hold it. I said you know what I do, I do bad things to people, I said but if you want me you are going to have to do more for me that I was for the devil because I am a wicked person, I put curses on people and they die, and I do bad stuff, but thanks be to God, Sid, he saved me. It was like a ton of bricks fell off of me and I tell you he has been using me ever since.
SID: Do you know who the real hero is? The real hero of Earthquake Kelly’s story is his mom.
If you had known the beatings she went through and how she tenaciously held onto God for Earthquake’s life. Let’s go to a pre-recorded telephone call we had with her.
MRS. KELLY: I am a mother of ten children, five boys and five girls. And so I would like to say now to the mothers, please do not give up, pray for your children, we need the children and children are a blessing from the Lord. God is such a loving Father and he listens to what we say, he knows our hearts, he has our feelings. There is always a God that is waiting with his arms stretched out. He loves you, he will hear your prayers and he will take care of the children. Father God, bless the mothers with their mind stayed on him. Amen.
SID: You may say, well that’s wonderful, I don’t have a mother that is praying for me like that, I don’t have a hero that is calling and pleading with God. Well maybe you don’t, I come from a Jewish background, you better believe my mother wasn’t praying to God for me, but someone, somewhere did. And just in case you don’t know who is praying for you, I am going to pray for you right now. Just for you. It is not an accident you are watching. I pray that the spiritual scales come off of your eyes, I pray that you experience the acceptance and the forgiveness that Earthquake experienced, that I have experienced, I pray in Yeshua, in Jesus name that you would feel God’s embrace. I pray that you would recognize that God is too good to sin against. And if you tell him you are sorry for the mistakes that you have made, no matter how big they are, God will wipe them away, it is too good because God is love. You have never experienced love I pray for you that you would know the love of God and experience the shalom, the peace of God that passes any drug or any experience you have ever had. It is what you are created for. To have intimacy with God, intimacy with God through Jesus, that’s the deal. Take it; grab it.© Copyright 2009 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth