How This 4-Year-Old Gave Her Mother a Lesson in Spiritual Warfare
“There’s something scary in my room, Daddy.”
“Mama! Daddy! I see an angel!”
“Jesus came to my room last night, Mommy.”
Many of us hear words like these from our young children, prophetic intercessor, ministry leader and podcast host Rebecca Greenwood says.
“A lot of children when they’re born, they do see, they do hear in the spirit realm,” she tells Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelineson the Charisma Podcast Network.
Greenwood says her daughter Kendall, now 30, is a seer who showed evidence of this gift from her early years of childhood.
“I have angels,” 4-year-old Kendall told her mother one day. “You have angels. Daddy has an angel, the twins, Mama—they have angels, Mama. Mama, those angels help us.
“Mama, those angels, they have a big pointy, shiny thing. … Mama, they hold it in their hand. And Mama, do you know what they do?”
“I said, ‘No, baby, what?'” Greenwood says.
“Mama, when those demons come, the angels take that pointy, shiny thing and they swing it,” Greenwood explains, adding that her children never watched anything violent or demonic, so “you knew that you knew that you knew” she was seeing in the supernatural realm.
“She made this sound like someone swinging a sword … And she said, ‘Mama, they help us like that,'” Greenwood recalls. “‘And Mommy, you know what happens? … Those demons disappear.'”
Greenwood says she thought, Oh my goodness. Here’s a spiritual warfare, one-on-one lesson by a 4-year-old.
This experience with her daughter—among many others—has moved Greenwood to encourage other parents not to discount but to encourage what the Lord does through their giftings, even at a very young age.
To hear more from Rebecca about this spiritual aspect of parenting as well as much more on her life as a prophetic intercessor, listen to the entire episode of the Greenelines podcast here. Subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite platform, and be sure to check out Greenwood’s own podcast, Victorious Prophetic Warfare, also on the Charisma Podcast Network.