A Heart Transplant at Gilgal Part 4! Going Higher
By Robin Kirby-Gatto 8/9/11
Glory to God!!!! We are moving forward with a HEART TRANSPLANT!!! God’s Heart!!!!!
God I ask that you infuse everyone reading this with YOUR HEART and expose to the light the lie of the enemy that would hold them back in Jesus Name! AMEN! Ok let us begin with the next part of going higher in the Lord Jesus Christ, where we are looking with an unveiled face in a mirror being transformed into the very image of Christ Jesus from Glory to Glory! 2 Corinthians 3:18.
This part of the Heart Transplant is a removing of the veils which hold us back from seeing Christ Jesus as He truly is within us! The Word of God says that the Kingdom of God is within! God Himself is within us through Christ Jesus! We now walk in the righteousness of Christ Jesus and as we have been crucified with Christ Jesus we are also raised up with Him! Therefore, the first two notes of the heart transplant dealt with God removing the reproach of the sin nature, iniquity from us! Now we are moving to another level of Glory whereby as God has removed sin nature from us we have veils ripped off of us so we can see Christ Jesus clearer than ever before and we walk in greater wisdom and revelation with the eyes of our understanding opened to know the hope to which we are called. (Ephesians 1:17).
There is an ever increasing of God’s splendor, His glory, being revealed in us by Holy Spirit through our position of being in the righteousness of Christ Jesus and being seated with Him in heavenly places. I know from experience as I have grown in spiritual maturity it is as though when I enter a new level of glory I have this feeling of things seeming “weird” not bad but simply “weird.” Holy Spirit explained to me that when I feel that I am to know that God has brought me up another level of Glory in Christ Jesus and I am to become acclimated to that level by His Holy Spirit. Therefore, when we go from glory to glory one of the occurrences along with the increase in seeing in hearing in the spirit is that many times our natural senses have increased in receptivity, too. Two weeks ago Holy Spirit brought me up to another level of Glory in Christ Jesus and literally my auditory and visual senses were so heightened that all the stimuli coming from the environment was magnified ten times more than normal. I knew it was a day in which I could not be in a location in which there would be a stimulus overload. LOL!
My oldest son, Christopher, was at Belk using his birthday gift cards and we had dropped him off there, returning later to pick him up. Upon our return I did venture to get out and go into the store on the prompting of Holy Spirit. When I did all of a sudden I began to hear people’s souls cry out. It was so crazy! I began to then later prophesy immediately because their soul cry was so loud and God’s mercy in me heard the cry to respond to them. Therefore, I began to prophesy to the employees standing around the register as Holy Spirit led me. Then as I prophesied the people began to obtain a greater hope than before. The employees erupted in laughter and joys, jumping up and down because the very things Holy Spirit had me prophesy were what they had discussed hours earlier! The incredible occurrence with me spiritually through this occurrence is that I could hear the souls of all of those people before God ministered to them. It was a discernment I had not entered into until that moment. Moreover, due to the lightening of God hitting my soul recently anytime there was doubt and unbelief operating in the room it felt like a wet blanket/cloak had been thrown on me, so I could understand why Jesus would have those with doubt and unbelief leave the room when He ministered; it was interference with God’s moving.
Since, God had taken me up this increased splendor of His glory I was feeling “weird” to say the least. My spiritual and natural senses were on overload and activated measures beyond what I had in the past. Never mind the fact that God has brought me light years spiritually over the past 9 years from glory to glory, this was as though God brought me in a few months what would have taken 9 years. Therefore, the acclimation to this level of glory would take some adjusting by Holy Spirit getting me balanced in that level of glory. By the time I went to Where the Rivers Meet Conference in South Carolina the first week of August (last week) I had gotten my footing in the new level of glory and I flowed with Holy Spirit in a greater grace as a result. Therefore, at Gilgal, part of the heart transplant, us receiving God’s heart is so that we will after the circumcision and healing receive more of God in us through Christ Jesus! We have had more sin nature removed from us therefore there is more room for Holy Spirit to occupy and flow which causes us to go up another level of Glory with God. This is poignantly displayed with Elijah and Elisha. Before we go up a level of glory there is a requirement of us to be obedient and faithful with the small before God makes us ruler over much. 2 Kings 2 gives the depiction of this phase or promotion I should say when we get a heart transplant; when we receive God’s heart.
1WHEN THE Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were going from Gilgal. 2 Kings 2:1 AMP.
Here, Elijah and Elisha were going from “Gilgal.” Remember Gilgal means to roll away the reproach. Therefore, it says in the word “When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind” indicating that God was promoting Elijah, taking him literally up to glory, it mentions “Elijah and Elisha were going from Gilgal.” This indicates Elijah and Elisha had been at Gilgal. In other words, before we get promoted we have already been at Gilgal, a place of circumcision of the heart, where God has exposed things in us in order that they might be removed by us laying it down at His feet, for Him to remove the reproach away from our hearts. Therefore, it was right after Gilgal that Elijah was sent forth into going to glory.
2 And Elijah said to Elisha, Tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Bethel. But Elisha replied, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went down to Bethel. 3 The prophets’ sons who were at Bethel came to Elisha and said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? He said, Yes, I know it; hold your peace. 2 Kings 2: 2-3 AMP.
Here, Elijah is sent to Bethel first and Elisha follows him. When Elijah began his journey from Gilgal to Bethel Elijah told him to tarry because the Lord had sent him to Bethel. Many people would look at this and believe that Elisha is to obey with what Elijah is telling him by tarrying at Gilgal. However, Elisha new that it was a test and in order to go into a higher anointing, another level of glory he would have to PRESS THROUGH with the trials and tribulations that would occur in order to obtain the GREATER!!! THE GREATER ANOINTING!!! Holy Spirit showed me in 2003 that in order to get more of the anointing flowing in us that we would have to press through and be obedient beyond acceptable. What does that mean? Well, it would have been acceptable in the natural for Elisha to stay in Gilgal as he was told why Elijah went forth. However, although it would have been acceptable Elisha would have missed receiving the double portion mantle of Elijah. Therefore, what is normally acceptable for others is not for us if we want more of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit and to increase in the anointing. Therefore, to Elisha it was not acceptable to tarry in Gilgal but surely as Elijah’s soul lived Elisha would follow him. Elisha would not be deterred from following Elijah all the way. This occurrence is analogous to us following the Lord all the way in the call of God on our life to receive the fullness of the anointing He has planned for us. Therefore, the first place Elijah goes to is “Bethel” meaning House. When we get ready for promotion God sees how we are faithful in His House, The Church, in serving and being obedient to The Church before promotion comes. For many years, 7 years, I served God’s Church in serving in ministry other ministries and not my own. I didn’t have a ministry then all I knew is that I wanted more of Jesus and that is all I wanted. I have a bachelor and masters in social work, as well as a law degree (juris doctorate) and had no intentions of ever going into the ministry. However, God told me to serve other ministries and be faithful to attend the meetings he wanting me attending. Therefore, I did what God told me. This is one of the biggest steps many people who end up going on in the call of God on their life have to pass, serving where God tells us to serve. The prophets even come up to tell Elisha that Elijah would be taken up with the Lord. See there is not only Elisha’s promotion but there is Elijah’s promotion, too. Elijah’s promotion was grooming Elisha, one who would pick up the destiny God had for them and walk in the fullness of it! The Elijah mantle is to prepare a people ready for the Lord in Spirit and Elijah’s relationship with Elisha is demonstrative of that. Therefore, Elijah passed through Bethel symbolizing The Church, God’s House, where Elisha was faithful to serve. Moreover, the fact that the prophets in the area were telling Elisha “The Lord will take your master away today” symbolizes where the mocking spirit at times attacks us as we move forward in our destiny; satan and flesh cannot see what we see in the spirit! Therefore, do not be surprised if the mocking spirit starts rising up against you attacking you as you are fulfilling the call of God on your life! Next we see Elijah passing through Jericho.
4 Elijah said to him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Jericho. 5 The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? And he answered, Yes, I know it; hold your peace. 2 Kings 2:4-5 AMP.
Here Elijah instructs Elisha to tarry in Bethel as Elijah prepares to go to Jericho. There is still a progression of the soul as we go from glory to glory. Therefore, the first level of going from glory to glory is when we allow God to circumcise our hearts at Gilgal, a place where we allow God to remove the reproach of the sin nature, Egypt, from our heart. Then we go to a place of being faithful with the little, not despising the day of small beginnings by serving in the House of God, His Church, in ministry. As we are faithful with a little God begins to promote us to the next level as we see Elijah going forth to Jericho. Elisha again instructs Elijah that he will not tarry in Bethel but rather as long as Elijah’s soul lived he would follow him, not leave him; Elisha has been instructed by the Lord at some point of this assignment which is why he will not abate (stop). Jericho means two things in Hebrew, it means fragrance and month. Therefore, this dimension of commitment from Elisha indicates that he goes through a state of maturity whereby he can become a sweet fragrance of the Lord to others. Elisha is after the God of Elijah not Elijah and that is what is so important here! Many people who come under ministers or anointed servants of the Lord are after that person’s mantle or anointing and not after God. This is a place whereby Holy Spirit allows a separation of those who are after the anointing or after God. This testing indicates that only those who pass through this test and continue to get promoted to the next level of glory are the ones God will promote. Therefore, the “month” of Jericho indicates 30 days. 30 is the time at which it was considered that Jewish men would begin their ministry. In addition the “fragrance” indications of Jericho identify those who will step forward in the call of God on their life becoming the fragrance of Christ Jesus, a sweet fragrance; not the fragrance of man which is a stench. This separation then allows you to go forward from the season of being faithful with a little and not despising the day of small beginnings to going deeper in the Lord Jesus Christ so that you smell like your lover, your Savior! As you smell like Jesus, then He begins to stretch out your tent pegs a little more for you to go forth in the ministry and the call of God on your life. The prophets again bring up to Elisha that his master will be taken away that day. Elisha’s continued response is hold your peace, in other words as of today, be quiet. Holy Spirit showed me something major in ministry as I continued to move forward in the call of God on my life.
Let me preface this with OFFENSE WILL COME!!!! Holy Spirit allows offense to come because offense is to shovel out of us what is not of God. For those who have not read my book, The Glory to Glory Sisterhood, there is an entire section on Offense that gives you the revelation of what offense is to do in our soul. Either the sin nature will be uprooted or we will from the ministry we serve. There were many times that I could have been offended with others and in the natural had a right to be offended but it was a test for me before God would promote me, whether or not I would allow love to infuse me and love those who persecuted me and allow God to deal with their hearts. Holy Spirit literally zipped my lip all throughout the attack of the enemy against me during the time offense came toward me because I was being falsely accused of being a jezebel and other things on top of that, as well as treated as though I had some contagious disease that others might get. I did, the Dis Ease I had was JESUS and made others at a lot of DIS – Ease because they were not use to seeing Him in the manner in which I displayed Him. I am an abandoned lover that does what Jesus tells me to do no matter what the cost. Therefore, I was paying a huge price at the time. On top of that Holy Spirit was allowing my FLESH TO DIE!!!!! This occurred by two methods, the flesh dying, the first of which Holy Spirit would not let me speak! LOL!!! Holy Spirit was training me on the difference between the flesh speaking and the spirit speaking. I was given massive revelations during this time and while others would talk on the revelations they had on the subject matter Holy Spirit gave me massive downloads on, Holy Spirit would not let me open my mouth even once regarding those revelations; I was being tested if I wanted the glory and allow flesh to rise up or would only allow God to get the glory and speak when He told me to speak. Believe me just because we have a revelation doesn’t mean we are to tell everyone about it whenever we feel like it. LOL!!!! I KNOW BECAUSE HOLY SPIRIT TRAINED ME IN THIS FOR TWO YEARS STRAIGHT!!! Thank you Jesus that is over! J I see this test given many times to people and they cannot restrain themselves for letting everyone know what they know. I simply allow Holy Spirit to have me maintain patience in the fruit of Holy Spirit and pray for those in this test until they actually pass. A news flash is that promotion comes when we PASS this test! Therefore, many are not walking in the call of God because they still have not passed this test where they walk in the spirit and not the flesh, not letting the flesh nature be predominant in speaking.
Next, the other method in which our flesh dies is that we go through different offenses whereby Holy Spirit allows the flesh and sin nature in us to die so that we become infused with the Love of Christ Jesus in us so our roots go deeper in Him! It is in this pressing in, this allowing the offense to expose the flesh and the sin nature in our hearts/souls in order to allow God to remove it from us so that it is all about God and nothing is about us!!!! This promotion from Bethel to Jericho indicates Elisha’s going forth from glory to glory by passing his test as a servant and moving forth into the test of allowing the love of God (Christ Jesus) to be molded in him in a greater measure, making him a sweet fragrance. As Elisha walks through and passes this test we see the flesh, carnal nature of man interfering again when the prophets instruct Elisha his master would be taken away by the Lord today. Again Elisha tells them to be quiet. Many times when you are moving forward in the call of God others might allow their flesh, carnal nature, to operate in them and attack you. You have to look forward and not give into the flesh nature of others that simply is a hindrance to distract you from going in the Way of the Lord. As we looked in the prior note where Peter reproves Jesus from going to the cross, it indicates the flesh is trying to tell the spirit what to do and Jesus rebukes Peter, saying that he is given to the nature of man. Do not let the nature of man, the flesh, of others be a deterrent, simply do not listen to the message of the flesh.
To be continued………
By Robin Kirby-Gatto permission is granted to republish as long as authors name is attached.
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