Hi, I am Rebecca Greenwood of Christian Harvest International. I want to welcome you today, to God Today. I want to talk to you about a personal testimony. As a travel and minster our nation and the nations, I realize there are so many people that sometimes struggle with what I am going to call “a spirit of fear”. I am very passionate about sharing my testimony with you. I am a firm believer that what God has set me free from, what He has set others free from, He wants to see you free from as well.
We know the scripture, “I have not given you a spirit of timidity or fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.” I actually had a traumatic accident at the age of 3. I fell from a very high place and I broke my elbow. I am going to make the testimony a bit brief. My parents were way and the lady babysitting my sister and I, became very angry because I would not stop crying. She put me in a crib in a back room and it was totally dark – pitch black. She was yelling at me to be quiet and not cry. So, I ended up breaking my elbow, but what happened form that time, is that I had a fear of heights, fear of dark, fear of authority figures.
What happened in that moment? In that moment, in that trauma a spirit of fear came into my life. Friends, I am here to tell you, literally even up to the age of 14, I was so terrified of the dark. I had so many nightmares. So many night terrors. My mother would have to lay down in bed with me for 10 minutes so I could go to sleep. FInally, at 14 I said, “Mom, I am 14, I can do this. I can do this.” Raised in a wonderful Christian home. But, I hadn’t been taught or we didn’t understand about deliverance ministry. What happened to me in that trauma, a spirit of fear, a demonic spirit of fear attached itself to me.
I will never forget at the age of 23, I was at this conference and they taught all these women about a spirit of fear, how it would function, what it would appear as, how it would manifest in your life. As they described it, I am like, “This is me.” They had all of us stand up, who had a spirit of fear. Out of 120 women – 110 of us stood up. They prayed over us. I could feel something leave. I was like, “Praise Jesus!” I would go home. Friends, I was an intercessor, praying in the night, hours, spending a lot of time in prayer. Even in the midst of the night hours, I would be in intercession, I could feel that spirit of fear enter my home and try to come back on me. I ask the Lord, “What do I do?” He said, “Get up, and go address that spirit where you feel it.” So, I would get up, I would walk over, and I would say, “Now what do I do?” I would listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. He would say, “Repeat after me: In Jesus’ name. In Jesus’ name. I say, ‘Go’. I say ‘Go’. Your assignment is over. Your assignment is over. In my life. In my life. Get out now. Get out now. In Jesus’ name.”
Friends, that spirit of fear would leave. I said, “Lord, this is good stuff it really works!” Every night, for two months, that spirit of fear tried to come back in my home and gain an entrance in my life. Every night, I did what the Holy Spirit told me to do. The true test came. My husband went out of town on a business trip. Beforehand, I would sleep with every light on in the house, the radio, the tv on. I would put my newborn daughter, who is now 28 years old, in bed next to me, like she could protect me. And I wouldn’t sleep.”
But, when my husband Greg went out of town, I put my baby daughter in her bedroom, in her crib, turned the lights off, stood in the foyer of my home. For the first time in my life, I was not afraid. Spirit of fear, it is over. It is finished. I have power, love, and a sound mind. I have the spirit of adoption by which I cry out, “Abba Father. I am free and i am free indeed.” RIght now, for all of you who struggle with fear, I pray that over you. YOu have power, you have love, you have a sound mind. You have a spirit of adoption by which you cry out, “Abba, Father.” You are free and you are free indeed.