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Critical COVID-19 Patient Recovers Overnight: ‘God Breathed Into My Lungs and Healed Me’

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After having received a grim diagnosis from his doctors, Clay Bentley from Georgia experienced the healing breath of God...literally.


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Last Monday night’s Fox @ Night featured the miraculous story of Clay Bentley. Clay is a retired sheriff’s deputy who lives in Georgia. A few weeks ago, Clay began experiencing symptoms that were making it difficult to breathe. As his condition declined he made a visit to urgent care where the doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home. Over the next few days, Clay’s condition worsened and he went back to see the doctor, where he was finally diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.

After he was admitted to the hospital where, over the next few days, he was treated with multiple antibiotics. After about a week in the hospital, the doctors were concerned because Clay’s lungs were filling with more fluid and making it more and more laborious for him to breathe. Clay recalls the doctor’s grim diagnosis.

“We ran all these antibiotics through you. We’ve done all these tests, you’re worse today than you were when you came in the hospital.” At that point, Clay testified to hearing God speak to him, “I’m just going to tell you, I heard the voice of the Lord tell me as [the doctor] was telling me that,” he says, ‘You’re getting better. You’re getting better.’”

This is where it gets really interesting. Clay says, “I guess it was about 3 o’clock in the morning, I got to the point where I couldn’t even breathe, and I tell you I felt like I had a man laying on my chest and the weight of this man was so heavy that he was taking my breath. I mean, it was like I couldn’t even breathe,” he said.

“And then all of a sudden I felt this—I felt air blown into my lungs and I know as a believer, that God was there with me, and he began to blow air in my lungs and I took a deep breath.”

Clay continues, “The doctor came in the next morning and checked me and he said, ‘You hardly—yesterday you were worse than you’ve ever been and I come in here today and you don’t have hardly any fluid in your lungs at all.’”

“And [the doctor] asked me, he said, ‘I just want to ask you if you’re a praying man,’ and I said, ‘Yes sir. I pray. I pray constantly.’ And [the doctor] said, ‘Well I have found in my practice when people pray, that positive energy causes the body to begin to heal itself.’ And I said, ‘You can believe that if you want to, but I’m telling you, God came in my room last night and healed me.’”