The Meeting at Gilgal
by Robin Kirby-Gatto 7/27/11
The week of July 18-22, 2011 God began to stir my heart for the next encounter The Bride of Christ would be experiencing. God had brought my family across the Jordan whereby we were entering the promises of God. In opening the eyes of my understanding, God showed me that we would be entering the Promise Land only in a time of preparing to battle and war, removing the enemies of God, making His enemies His footstool. As we crossed over and begin to get an awareness of the new spiritual terrain, my spiritual senses were becoming heightened by Holy Spirit to go deeper in my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. He began to take me through a series of events that would quicken my spirit to open my heart as never before. In this opening of my heart to the Great Physician who only could do heart surgery on such a heart that was deceitful to myself, I knew that there was a greater yielding, a greater lying down, and a greater surrender. I could sense Holy Spirit bringing me to a place of deep circumcision that I had yet to experience. This area is well known to me because I constantly am allowing the Hebrews 4:12 Sword of the Spirit to cut into my heart dividing between my intents and motives, and the soul and spirit. Moreover, Holy Spirit had me write a word called Kingdom Alignment in 2009 that penetrates one of the deepest circumcisions I had undergone ridding me of a religious spirit that would send people to hell and removing it from me, in order to pour in the Love of Christ Jesus to love the lost, especially my oldest son, Christopher, with an unfailing love! A love that would fail at nothing but all together would continue a perpetual sending forth of the Light of Christ Jesus into the souls that were desperate for Him Most! Desperate for Jesus as the Lover of the soul!
In doing this God began to say the word “Gilgal” to me over and over and over again. When I heard the word in my spirit He told me to go on a treasure hunt to find my Beautiful Christ, my Lover at a deeper encounter than ever experienced. I began to do a quest on Gilgal and found my Lover over and over, leading me further to a revelation of our Lord, our Savior, in which I would find a deeper cutting of my deceitful heart whereby My Lover would do heart surgery on me, giving me a heart transplant, replacing my deceitful heart with the heart of God the Father!!!!! Then as I went on the quest I saw the same thing occur with King David, that God said He had found “a man” after His OWN HEART! God brought me to a place of wanting the heart transplant, His beautiful flawless, loving heart for my very own whereby when I received more of His heart I could feel Him literally kissing my own heart time and time again, leaving me wrecked, shaken, resolute and emptied time and time again. A process that has been intensifying since 7/18/11 and continues to increase in intensity and fire by Holy Spirit preparing me for a greater baptism of Fire to carry to the nations!
There is no way in which one note alone can do this justice and I am prepared to do as many notes as it takes to herald this message to a Generation of Desperate Lovers, who have become dissatisfied with the wine of religion and allowed the taste to be removed by Holy Spirit in order to receive the NEW WINE, the Righteousness of Christ Jesus to pour into a New Wine Skin, one that has been prepared for the transformation that only the King of Glory can do Himself!
The message Holy Spirit had me title, was A Heart Transplant at Gilgal! This message was preached on Saturday night at The Cave in Saraland, Alabama at the church of Pastors Bryan and Angela Jones, where God specifically began this transforming grace of His work for the revival in the land! The date I preached the message was July 23, 2011 and service began at 4pm. Right before service began we all met in Pastor Bryan’s office, where we had intercessory prayer for the service. As I was asked to pray Holy Spirit said pray what My prophet Elijah prayed that “I see a cloud the size of a man’s fist” and call in the Latter Rain, My Glory Rain! I prayed that right before service and when you listen to the actual audio of the service you can hear where the thunder comes in so loud and such a torrential down pour about an hour after I had been preaching, demonstrating the prophecy God had spoken through me in intercession. Moreover, the vision He had me release to the people is on my way down to the Mobile, Alabama area, to Saraland God showed me the glory rain! As a matter of fact God showed me the Glory Rain that morning while I was still in Birmingham, Alabama preparing for my trip down. While Rich and I were traveling down I then saw God do something that left me totally speechless! He said “Robin do you want to see where , the glory rain is coming from over the land?” I responded like a child who was about to get Christmas presents “Yes God!”
As I watched and waited I saw God with His hands hold out His very own heart and then He opened His heart! Out of His heart came this liquid, honey yellow, living fire glory rain! I was blown away! He said the glory rain was coming out of His very own heart! When this happens God said that His people would begin to receive His heart and as a result have a heart transplant! I was left broken and undone, trembling at the awesomeness and the goodness of God!
Then God began to give me download after download all the way from Birmingham, Alabama to Saraland, Alabama that day of July 22, 2011. (That Friday we were having a fellowship with The Cave and were in route to that event). During the midst of the drive, while He was giving me revelation upon revelation I then begin to have to retreat from the Word and the revelation as I imagined the Seraphim did when they would continually have a revelation of God, crying “Holy! Holy! Holy!” I could not process the awesomeness, the greatness of our God in what He was doing because the revelation of it all continued to leave me undone and wrecked that I had to breathe and digest His Holiness!
This is how it started. God had me look at Gilgal at first as it relates to Joshua and when Joshua had first crossed over. Then as I did God showed me all throughout His Word how Gilgal is a place of a heart transplant, a removing of the reproach of Egypt off of us in order that we might be more transformed into the image of Christ Jesus from Glory to Glory! Furthermore, He showed me in His Word how Gilgal is also a place of testing to see if we will submit our will, our own heart, to His plans and purposes or if we will instead serve our own kingdom and agenda. There is always a Gilgal before promotion; God only promotes those who will carry His heart, His plans, intentions, leanings and inclinations. We see this with King Saul, Elijah, Joshua and other great Saints! Moreover, we will see the prophetic implications with even Jesus and the disciples as we look at this revelation of the Heart Transplant!
First of all, when Rich and I went to South Carolina the week before the Saraland meeting, we met Stan and Nancy Patterson who have great wisdom and understanding. Stan introduced us to a book titled “The Heart’s Code” by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D. whereby the unveiling of the language and energy of the heart is understood. It is proven in science that organs have memory, skin has memory, and moreover, that heart has memory. Therefore when people have a heart transplant it has been proven that someone who has never drink or rode motorcycles before will all of a sudden have a “desire” or “urge” to drink a beer and ride a motorcycle for no reason at all. When they did research on the heart donor it was discovered later that the donor was someone who rode motorcycles and drink beer. The very memory in that heart that the original donor had was being transmitted in the heart of the new recipient! The heart’s energy, memories were pouring out into the new donor. God showed me likewise, that as we receive more of His Heart, that His memory, His thoughts and intentions would then begin to flood our own heart and we find ourselves doing things that He desires! He gives us the desires of our hearts, literally, through the transmission of the Heart Code in His Heart through our heart! He is the donor and we are the recipient! We receive the heart of Christ Jesus, the Heart of God the Father, infused by His Holy Spirit! This all occurs at Gilgal, where we lay down the deceitfulness and wickedness within our own heart and let Him remove it from us to HEAL us and give us more of Him!
When Joshua crossed the Jordan there was a process whereby he came to a place of receiving a heart transplant from God the Father! This is identified in Joshua 4.
1 WHEN ALL the nation had fully passed over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, 2 Take twelve men from among the people, one man out of every tribe, 3 And command them, Take twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan from the place where the priests’ feet stood firm; carry them over with you and leave them at the place where you lodge tonight. 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men of the Israelites whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe. 5 And Joshua said to them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God in the midst of the Jordan, and take up every man of you a stone on his shoulder, as is the number of the tribes of the Israelites, 6 That this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, What do these stones mean to you? 7 Then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever.8 And the Israelites did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord told Joshua, and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged and laid them down there. 9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the Ark of the Covenant had stood. And they are there to this day. 10 For the priests who bore the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan until everything was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people passed over in haste. 11 When all the people had passed over, the ark of the Lord and the priests went over in the presence of the people. 12 And the sons of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before the [other] Israelites, as Moses had bidden them; 13 About 40,000 [of these] prepared for war passed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for battle. 14 On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him, as they stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.15 And the Lord said to Joshua, 16 Order the priests bearing the ark of the Testimony to come up out of the Jordan. 17 So Joshua commanded the priests, Come up out of the Jordan. 18 And when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord had come up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of their feet were lifted up to the dry land, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and flowed over all its banks as they had before. 19 And the people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month and encamped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. 20 And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan Joshua set up in Gilgal. 21 And he said to the Israelites, When your children ask their fathers in time to come, What do these stones mean? 22 You shall let your children know, Israel came over this Jordan on dry ground. 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up for us until we passed over, 24 That all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty and that you may reverence and fear the Lord your God forever. Joshua 4:4 Amp
Here Joshua is instructed by the Lord to have a leader from each of the twelve tribes of Israel go and gather a stone from the midst of the Jordan, where the priests were standing, on the dry ground of the Jordan that God had in His sovereignty performed a miracle and held the water so that Israel could cross over on dry ground. It was in the midst of the Jordan that God wanted to forever proclaim His goodness to the nations through Israel by having them gather a rock out of the midst of the Jordan and bringing it onto dry ground in order to create a memorial in Honor of the Living God and proclaim the testimony of the miracle to generations to come in the nation of Israel. The people of Israel came up from Jordan onto dry ground and encamped at Gilgal, where the stones were set up as a memorial to God providing a miraculous passage to Israel in crossing over the Jordan on dry ground. In order that ALL PEOPLES OF THE EARTH MAY KNOW THAT THE HAND OF THE LORD IS MIGHTY AND THAT YOU MAY REVERANCE AND FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD FOREVER!
A couple of leading points Holy Spirit wants me to tell God’s Bride, first of all this is where we are spiritually, we are at Gilgal for heart surgery before we proceed into eating the fruit of the Land! We are at a place whereby He makes a heart incision removing the reproach of Egypt, of the sin nature (the world) from us, so that His heart, His pure heart replaces it and gives us A REVERANCE AND FEAR FOR THE LORD GOD. In the middle of the service on Saturday night the thunder of God begins to rumble when I mention the dimension of His Holy Spirit in the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. Moreover, my next book out by Destiny Image in December 2011 will be Princess Warriors, which starts out in The Fear of the Lord. When in prayer and intercession God revealed one thing specifically to me regarding this heart transplant, I kept hearing over and over a certain word which I knew was to lead me on a God Quest for His revelation. I kept hearing “Augustus” and knew that God was leading me to the meaning of the name. The Name means “The Revered One!” AND God began telling me “Robin I want to teach you to Revere Me! To regard and respect Me with Holy Awe!” He then transcribed to me “When My people who are called by My Name look to Me with holy reverence they will see a quickening by My Spirit to open up heavenly portals. It is this Holy Reverence that opens up these portals! It is a lifting of the veil!”
He showed me that in order to receive this hunger and thirst for revering Him in a greater measure we would have to visit Gilgal time and time again! It is not a onetime thing; it is continual! Joshua is at Gilgal throughout the book of Joshua but it is noted by scholars that there is more than one Gilgal. Therefore, Holy Spirit said Gilgal is a position it is a place whereby we continually return to over and over and over, having God remove our reproach, our sinful nature, making us crucified with Christ Jesus!
Gilgal in Hebrew means a, wheel, the root word means “rolling away, a commitment to roll away, to remove the reproach!” That is what God did for Israel! As they crossed over the Jordan from the wilderness God had to remove all residue from Egypt and the wilderness off of them! He had to remove the reproach. We see this in Joshua 5.
7 So it was their uncircumcised children whom He raised up in their stead whom Joshua circumcised, because the rite had not been performed on the way. 8 When they finished circumcising all the males of the nation, they remained in their places in the camp till they were healed. 9 And the Lord said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you. So the name of the place is called Gilgal [rolling] to this day. 10 And the Israelites encamped in Gilgal; and they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening in the plains of Jericho. 11 And on that same day they ate the produce of the land: unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12 And the manna ceased on the day after they ate of the produce of the land; and the Israelites had manna no more, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year. 13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are you for us or for our adversaries? 14 And He said, No [neither], but as Prince of the Lord’s host have I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, What says my Lord to His servant? 15 And the Prince of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, Loose your shoes from off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy. And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:7-15 Amp.
Here Holy Spirit pointed out to me that there was a circumcision at Gilgal, a place where Israel and Joshua laid down and encamped, lodged with God, so that He could do a circumcision of the heart bringing out the deceitfulness of this world, the generational curses from the heart and bring His heart into us. The Word states in verse 8 that they camped there till they were HEALED! It is not only a place where the circumcision takes place opening up the wounds in our soul but it is a place where we are HEALED! We cannot move forward out of Gilgal until we are healed by the Living God! Verse 9 states the Lord said to Joshua “THIS DAY HAVE I ROLLED AWAY THE REPROACH OF EGYPT FROM YOU” so they called the place Gilgal! It is where God removes the sin nature out of us, He removes the reproach and brings us His heart! Moreover, the time is significant too because it is the time of Passover! The time where Jesus is offered as the Passover Lamb for our sins! Jesus removed completely the reproach of sin from our life! However, we have to receive the fullness of what Jesus Christ has done! We have to allow Him to walk into the darkest places of our soul whereby He can bring the Light of Himself into those dark places of our heart, bringing the truth of Himself and crucifying us with Him! Where we are crucified with Him but also raised up with Him! Jordan in Hebrew means to “descend.” Holy Spirit said this is a twofold revelation whereby Christ descended to leave His throne of Glory and humbled Himself, coming as Son of God and Son of Man and in His ascension to Heaven He seated us with Him in heavenly places! Moreover, it is a place whereby we descend and place ourselves in being crucified with Him, where it is us that no longer us that lives but instead it is Christ in us Who lives! (Galatians 2:20). God took me through this process on July 19, 2011 when I went to a meeting with Tommie Zito in Birmingham, Alabama. When I was in worship I saw my Lover my Christ!!!! Jesus!!!! During the Holy Visitation He told me “Robin I want you to get on the cross there is more of you to be crucified.” I was flabbergasted and blown away because it was unexpected to say the least; I didn’t see it coming. This was the beginning of my interlude in ministry, whereby I would have to travel to Gilgal with My Savior, Christ Jesus!
As I was in worship, and I said yes Jesus I will lay upon the Cross, I will obey because I love you! I saw Him taking His flesh and it turned into bread and then I saw Him taking His blood and it turned into a cup of wine and He said “eat of my flesh and drink of my blood!” All I knew was at that moment my heart began to be laid open in front of my eyes and He said “Robin you still have unbelief and doubt that needs to be removed from you.” I saw the horror of the truth of what Jesus was saying and agreed for the removal of such hideousness to what was in contradiction to what Jesus died for in my life! He died so that I may live! He died so that I would be healed! He died so that I would believe! I ate the bread and drink the wine and found myself being swelled up with the heart of God! With the heart of my savior as Waves of Glory poured throughout my being and only could fall prostrate on the floor weeping at the Matter of His Heart!!!! At His Heart Memory!!! At His heart Intentions!!!!
….. to be continued