By: Rosemary Barnes, Pastor




Rosemary Barnes was an adopted child.  God gave her a wonderful set of Christian parents, but as she grew into her teenage years and then into adulthood, her longing for affection and attention from males placed her into a life-style that was pulling her further and further into spiritual compromise.

Along with a promiscuous life-style came an attraction for things of the occult.  From Ouija board encounters to some eyebrow-raising experiences with a fortune teller spiritualist, Rosemary began to experience things in the spirit realm that later on opened her eyes to some realms of the demonic that she had been blinded to previously.

Rosemary lived in the era of the 1960's Hippie Movement.  She moved to San Francisco and immersed herself in the free-love, drugs-were-acceptable culture of that time.  Yet all along, deep down inside her was a spark of love and passion for Jesus Christ that wouldn't die out. 

Let us fast-forward to years later.  Through one of the rockiest roads a person could travel, Rosemary eventually was to learn that demonic powers had strongholds over her life even from infancy that only the power of God's Spirit could reveal and destroy. 

Many of you reading this have addictions and bondages you want free of, but feel completely powerless to do anything about, if you'll be truly honest with yourself.  You may have tried rehab centers, counseling of various sorts, immersed yourself in self-help books and tapes; you name it.  But STILL, you keep falling back into the same bondages that you desire deep down inside to be freed from. 

We encourage you to listen to Rosemary's life story.  These four segments of her testimony can't do it full justice, but the Holy Spirit can do incredible things with only a few words spoken by others.

It was in January 1997 that Rosemary shared her testimony that you will be watching, and many things has changed since then, obviously.  However, Rosemary and her husband, Robert, have continued to be used of God since 1997 through the church they pastor in the west Grand Rapids, Michigan area:  The River Of Life Ministries, 3412 Leonard NW, (near the intersection of Remembrance Road and Leonard.  Phone:  616-735-6420) and in many other ways.  God has and continues to use both of them to minister to many people just like she was and he was, and helping equip other Christians to walk into the fullness of the call God has for their lives.

We personally want to acknowledge our deepest thanks and appreciation to Pastor Rosemary for allowing us to videotape her.  Many Pastors would never open up publicly and share so openly and freely like Rosemary shares on this tape.  Yet the Holy Spirit compels her to be open about her past so that God can use her story to give hope, courage and insight to other people who are caught up in bondages that they too can't get free from.

Rosemary full well knows that there is NOTHING God won't free people from, if they are willing to humble themselves to the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit.  God desires that people be set completely free and stay free from strongholds that keep them bound -- to walk in the fullness of peace and joy and power that Jesus Christ paid the price for them to have.   

Rosemary's video testimony:  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4


Dear Reader - are you at peace with God?  If not, you can be.  Do you know what awaits you when you die?  You can have the assurance from the Holy Spirit that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain.  Either Jesus Christ died for yours sins, or He didn't (He did!).  Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to cover your sins?  We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.

To be at peace with God; to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help understand the importance of being reconciled to God.  What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one.  Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life. 



The Fearful Kitten Analogy:  The Rosemary Barnes Testimony

(Click On Photo For Condensed Testimony)


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