By: Robin Kirby-Gatto
Holy Spirit had me recently preach on the “Mantle of Jesus Christ” for Pentecost Sunday and showed me the prior week how He had a mantle which soldiers ripped into 4 pieces and they gambled for the tunic, which He wore that was seamless. God showed me the church is no different than the roman soldiers who ripped the robe (mantle) gambled for the tunic.
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, one share for each soldier, and also the tunic (the long shirtlike undergarment). But the tunic was seamless, woven [in one piece] from the top throughout.24 So they said to one another, Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots to decide whose it shall be. This was to fulfill the Scripture, They parted My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. So the soldiers did these things. John 19:23-24.
We the church have been gambling for mantles to see what we can “get” from God. This is about to be a wake up call like you have never seen before because we are about to see who is trying to “sale” the anointing and who truly is sold out for the Anointed One, Jesus Christ! There was a difference between the Roman soldiers and those whom loved the Lord Jesus Christ at the cross. They saw his garments and what he wore as something that could be gambled over, while His mother and disciple John stood nearby to gaze upon the Savior Jesus Christ.
25 But by the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.26 So Jesus, seeing His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, [Dear] woman, See, [here is] your son! 27 Then He said to the disciple, See, [here is] your mother! And from that hour, the disciple took her into his own [keeping, own home]. 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished (ended), said in fulfillment of the Scripture, I thirst. 29 A vessel (jar) full of sour wine (vinegar) was placed there, so they put a sponge soaked in the sour wine on [a stalk, reed of] hyssop, and held it to [His] mouth.30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:25-30.
Here Jesus’ Mother, her sister, Mary the one whom Jesus delivered, another Mary wife of Clopas and John stood and watched Jesus on the Cross. They were looking at the very Son of God, Son of Man on display taking all the guilt and shame of the world. Jesus bore the shame of the cross despising it in order that we would be reconciled to the Father and have eternal life! Here before Jesus gives up His Spirit we see that He looks to His Mother and says “see here is your son!” Then Jesus looks to John and says “see this is your mother!” In the final moments Jesus was ensuring that His House would be taken care of by those that are His own! God brought us forth into His plans and purposes, building a permanent dwelling place in which Jesus went to prepare for us and made God our dwelling place, our abode, where we abide in Jesus, the Vine and we simply from that state of abiding in God bear fruit! Fruits of righteousness and fruit for the Kingdom of God to give God all the glory!
HELP US JESUS!
We in the church have allowed satan (whose name is not worthy to be capitalized) into the church to cause us to be gamblers and has prostituted God’s church trying to change it from being a House of Prayer instead and making it a casino!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you not see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leviathan has crept into God’s House and instead has pulled away the Bible and given us poker chips that are worthless based on a mammon system from the Babylonian structure in order to get our eyes off of the Word, Jesus, and begin gambling for mantles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you not see it?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the outside it does not appear this way but believe me once your eyes are opened you will see and I pray that God brings forth His wisdom and revelation to open the eyes of your understanding and flood it with the light of Christ Jesus to bring forth the knowledge of God Almighty so that you will know His glorious inheritance for ALL THE SAINTS!!!
As the roman soldiers ripped apart the mantle of Jesus and gambled for the tunic we the church have done the same with the Bride of Christ Jesus! How have we done this!!!!????? We have come in ripped an identity for ourselves away from the truth of being only ONE BODY and have ripped the Bride up and we call her Pentecostal, charismatic, Presbyterian, evangelical and so on!!!! We have determined to delineate the Bride of Christ Jesus separating from the whole bride, One Body and instead becoming schizophrenic Christians who do not even know how to define the church must less rise up and BE THE CHURCH! No wonder great darkness is overcoming us because the enemy has us all running around in different circles like chickens with our heads cut off!!!! Oh I am about to preach all up in here with Holy Spirit!!!! DO YOU SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is not to say that denominations are wrong on the contrary it is to say let us put down the title by which we call ourselves and reach across the gaps the enemy has caused, the ripping he has caused, and come together with the oil of unity in being built up in the faith of Christ Jesus! Not only do we not know who the church is what God has called us to be, the Spotless Bride of Christ Jesus, but in turn we have forgotten who we are because we would rather gamble for a mantle and pick up our chips going to the different tables playing card tricks with the enemy believing we are going to hit the jack pot, than to pick up the Word in Power and come into agreement for THE ENTIRE CHURCH being built up into the UNITY OF THE FAITH!
This in turn causes the operation of the Leviathan spirit into God’s House and the word begins losing power because of the apathy, lethargy and complacency. As a result, we instead become lukewarm gamblers trying to gamble for a dead man’s mantle so that we can walk around with a title puffed up because we have no true relationship with the Father to know we are already a Royal Priesthood and Holy Nation but deny the power of that truth in our lives!! GOD HELP US!!!!!!! This is easily distinguishable when you have people going to churches, ministries or conferences to pay for a mantle that is simply a filthy rag with no power and glorifies the dead, giving more credence to a dead man’s gospel than it does seeing CHRIST JESUS WHO IS THE ONLY SON OF MAN WHO ROSE FROM THE GRAVE, BECAUSE HE IS THE SON OF GOD AND WROUGHT FORTH A DIVINE NATURE OF GOD ALMIGHTY GIVING US THE POWER TO BE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD AS CONSTITUTED IN GENESIS WHEN ADAM AND EVE WERE MADE! We have settled for the world’s trophies and it’s victories and wonder why we die of cancer, disease, our ministries are torn apart and scandals brew all over the world in the church causing divorce and division!!!!!!!! It is because leviathan is all up in the house keeping us busy gambling with his seven heads talking to us instead of us cutting his head off with the Sword of the Lord, the Word of God Almighty, endued with the Power of Holy Spirit and picking up THE LIVING WORD, THE GOSPEL AND GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST JESUS THAT HAS ALL AUTHORITY AND POWER TO CRUSH THE HEAD OF satan! I am telling you Holy Spirit is preaching for repentance to come to the Bride. We truly cannot repent until we get to the root of the sin within the church, which is PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PRIDE OF LIFE- THE APOSTATE SIN!
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. 1 John 2:16.
The enemy has not changed, satan, never does anything new but rather simply comes against us with pride, over and over, by keeping our eyes own ourselves. The enemy does this either causing a false humility and in that false humility really it is pride operating; causing one in pride to look at others thinking instead another is in pride, when in reality the person is fighting battles on God’s battle field, killing giants. People see pride in another because, within their own heart that is truly where pride resides, allowing them to be complacent, lukewarm and lethargic, thinking they are a judge of a Body Building (God’s Body) contest when they have never lifted the weight of God’s Word, His Truth and His Name, Jesus to even have the opportunity to build a miniscule of muscle to see someone delivered much less the Body of Christ come into a maturity of the Unity of the Faith of Christ Jesus! But rather, the spirit of pride has allowed mocking spirits to come into the church where they simply see within their own heart the very evil in which they operate, pride, and begin judging others falsely putting it on them, accusing, slandering, gossiping and ripping up the mantle, the robe of Christ Jesus, distributing it out prostituting the mantle of Jesus, leaving it without power, only to wonder why we don’t see the dead raised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe me God WILL NOT PROMOTE YOU IF THIS IS YOUR POSITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He does not promote those who would profane His Holy Mantle, His House, but rather He promotes those who simply are laid down lovers for Christ Jesus and have no other agenda other than to do what He tells them to!
I have had so many people misjudge the zealous nature of God in me as a warrior and try and get me to cool my jets at doing spiritual warfare for the Body of Christ Jesus to see people set free, instead claiming that I am in pride of some sort and later saying that I have repented when they have not even noticed that it is their own pride within them that they have seen and they have simply wasted their time misjudging my Body Building in the Body of Christ Jesus by Holy Spirit and profaned it calling it arrogance or pride so they feel justified in their lukewarm complacency and comfortable when they can talk about it amongst others to only rip the mantle of Christ Jesus and instead bring judgment upon themselves! This is for the whole body and I am preaching to myself! In the mighty name of Jesus! On Pentecost Sunday I was utterly convicted preaching this message that I could hardly finish it because of the weight of this Word! I was torn apart inside and out and was in travail and repentance for my sin and that of the Church of Christ Jesus that God would not let me preach it until Robin’s heart was right!
THE UNITY OF THE FAITH OF CHRIST JESUS!
God then had me teach on the entire book of Ephesians where God Himself wanted to make a display of the resurrection power wrought in Christ Jesus when He raised Him from the dead to unify all things that are in heaven and in earth to make a visible display of the awesome complicated wisdom of God to ruling powers in the heavenly realms!!!! God wanted to show His Church off to the enemy, demonstrating that the very image in which satan wanted to rip man apart, the Image of God, would be impossible to restore and put back together! However, Jesus did that very thing! Jesus took captivity captive as He ascended on high and distributed gifts to men!!! He distributed the fivefold ministers to the BODY, HIS MANTLE AND TUNIC (4 ripped parts of the mantle and one tunic) in which THE CHURCH WOULD BE BUILT IN THE UNITY OF THE FAITH OF CHRIST JESUS, not the mantle of David, the mantle of Paul, the mantle of Katheryn Kulman, the mantle of John G. Lake, the mantle of Smith Wigglesworth, GOD FORGIVE US IF WE ARE AFTER A MANTLE AND TRADING IN THE WORD FOR POKER CHIPS TO GAMBLE FOR A ROBE INSTEAD OF SEEKING YOU!! FORGIVE US OF PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!! IN JESUS NAME! As a result, Jezebel has come in and we have tolerated that spirit, Python has come and squeezed life out of us and brought divination which allowed false prophets to rise up and charm people with their spells thinking it is Holy Spirit when it is a deceiving spirit sent to deceive us giving us what it is that is in our own heart!!!! We have allowed a deceiving spirit into God’s church in order that we can say we have a mantle!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We see a demonstration of this pride coming against King David before he is every king and about to fight Goliath!
20 So David rose up early next morning, left the sheep with a keeper, took the provisions, and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host going forth to the battleground shouted the battle cry.21 And Israel and the Philistines put the battle in array, army against army.22 David left his packages in the care of the baggage keeper and ran into the ranks and came and greeted his brothers.23 As they talked, behold, Goliath, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, came forth from the Philistine ranks and spoke the same words as before, and David heard him.24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, terrified.25 And the Israelites said, Have you seen this man who has come out? Surely he has come out to defy Israel; and the man who kills him the king will enrich with great riches, and will give him his daughter and make his father’s house free [from taxes and service] in Israel.26 And David said to the men standing by him, What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?27 And the [men] told him, Thus shall it be done for the man who kills him.28 Now Eliab his eldest brother heard what he said to the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David and he said, Why did you come here? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and evilness of heart; for you came down that you might see the battle. 29 And David said, What have I done now? Was it not a harmless question? 1 Samuel 17:20-29
David did as his father instructed him, taking provision to the battlefield. As David heard the mocking of Goliath against the Army of Almighty God, Israel, David became angry and inquired of what would happen to the one that would kill Goliath. At this question, David’s brother, Eliab responds to him, “why did you come here? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and evilness of heart, for you came down that you might see the battle.” The reason Eliab saw this “presumption and evil” in David’s heart was because it was not in David’s heart but rather Eliab’s heart!!!! However, as Holy Spirit has taught me you don’t talk to devils unless you tell them where to go when Holy Spirit has given you the instruction to do so. When someone is given over to leviathan you do not talk to them because they will twist your words of truth you would speak, making them evil, as satan did the word of God in the garden of Eden that persuaded Eve to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil!!!! The enemy only twists the truth of God! The attack of leviathan comes into the Bride of Christ Jesus and a person, when they are after building their own kingdom and not the Kingdom of God, and in order to build their kingdom up they have to tear God’s Kingdom, the Bride, down by letting you know how they are the only one that has eyes to see and ears to hear and everyone needs to listen to them! By the way, they are operating in Jezebel, claiming everyone else is, Python (divination) claiming that others are, Behemoth self righteousness all puffed up in their righteousness that is filthy rags, and in Leviathan that is a divisive spirit of pride designed to wreak havoc and division ripping apart the Bride of Christ Jesus!
God is looking for fiery lovers that are given over to His plans and purposes that do not allow pride to operate in them so that He can bring you to a place of being low and staying in that place of humility so that in due time He can exalt you for the call, for promotion! However, leviathan attacks those who are anointed of God, walking in the anointing using attacks putting presumptions of pride on them by the accuser of the brethren, blaming others for sin in order that they appear humble.
The spirit of leviathan begins operating in a ministry or person when people have taken their eyes off the building up of the Body of Christ Jesus and instead put it upon their ministry or themselves! David was fighting for God but also in this scripture David was fighting for God’s people!!!!!!!!! Jesus laid His life down for us and He says that you are a true friend if you lay your life down for others!!!! True Christ likeness is laying down your agenda only to build up the Church.
And David said to the men standing by him, What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? 1 Samuel 17:26
David wanted to remove the reproach from ISRAEL!!!!!! Leviathan showed up against David, when pride rose up in Eliab’s heart and he mocked David, slandering him and did so because instead Eliab wanted all the glory and David simply wanted to see God’s people set free of captivity and torment!!!!! Oh let me tell you this will preach!!!! People who are given over to leviathan’s schemes will quickly leave a meeting when Holy Spirit in me is preaching to rise up for the CHURCH and stop letting the enemy rip the church up and points fingers at me quickly saying I’m in rebellion and in pride, when they do not know that MY FATHER, GOD ALMIGHTY, HAS SENT ME TO FIGHT A BATTLE THAT PRIDE IN THEM HAS DISQUALIFIED THEM TO EVEN HOLD A WEAPON OF WARFARE IN THEIR HAND BECAUSE THEY WOULD MURDER AND SHED INNOCENT BLOOD BEING COVERED IN BLOODGUILTNESS AND ANSWERING TO GOD FOR MURDER, WHILE GOD HAS ME AND OTHER WARRIORS TAKING THE BATTLE OF THE LORD TO PULL DOWN EVERYTHING THAT EXALTS ITSELF AGAINS THE NAME OF CHRIST JESUS, AGAINST THE LIVING GOD! PRIDE HAS ALREADY DISQUALIFIED THEM AND THEN PEOPLE LIKE ELIAB BECOME JUDGES OF A BODY BUILDING CONTEST THINKING DAVID, GOD’S PERSON, IS DISQUALIFIED NOT REALIZING THAT GOD USES THE FOOLISH TO CONFOUND THE WISE!
Part 2 To be continued…………..
Robin Kirby-Gatto is General Officer with her husband, Rich Gatto, over God’s Fire Wall School of the Prophets and School of the Healing of the Soul. She and her husband, Rich Gatto, are Generals officers also, over 22 IS 22 (Isaiah 22:22 Company) that is a prophetic intercessory prayer ministry equipping younger generation, Generation Elohim, with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and a hunger and thirst for prayer. She desires to see the Body of Christ Jesus built up in the perfection and full equipping of the saints in the unity of the Faith in Christ Jesus to reach that full maturity and perfection in Jesus. Robin can be reached at robin@Godsfirewall.com.