By Robin Kirby-Gatto
I wanted to share this with you and exhort many in the Body of Christ Jesus. While I am sitting here typing this it is as though I can feel the Father’s heart just weeping for many who are at the point of feeling overcome by the enemy and are weary, wanting to give up. March 7th and 8th of this year we did our training for God’s Fire Wall “And the Saints Came Marching In, 2 Timothy 2.” It was absolutely the best training thus far, which blows my mind because the other trainings are off the chain that we have done prior to this one. With that said the first two classes in session 1 were called “Boot Camp” and we had shirts for God’s Fire Wall Army. The second two classes were “Seal Training” and we had shirts for God’s Fire Wall Seals. This training was so indescribable that it leaves me speechless to say how utterly mind blowing (Ephesians 3:20) it was! We did scriptures from God’s Word on 2 Timothy 2, 3, 4, as well as Jude, John 1 and the book of Enoch. God revealed His eagles that are raising up in this hour and the oddest thing is, right after the training everywhere there were signs of eagles like crazy.
Paul right before his death exhorts his spiritual son, Timothy, in this revelation of truth of being a spiritual soldier, along with two other revelations in 2 Timothy 2.
3 Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him.5 And if anyone enters competitive games, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully (fairly, according to the rules laid down).6 [It is] the hard-working farmer [who labors to produce] who must be the first partaker of the fruits. 7 Think over these things I am saying [understand them and grasp their application], for the Lord will grant you full insight and understanding in everything. 8 Constantly keep in mind Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] risen from the dead, [as the prophesied King] descended from David, according to the good news (the Gospel) that I preach. 2 Timothy 2:3-8 Amp.
God had me teach on all three revelations of truth in the Seal Training class. As we look here Paul exhorts Timothy to endure in his hardships and suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Moreover, that after enlisting into the military of Christ Jesus that Timothy would no longer be entangled with the enterprises of civilian life and instead satisfy the One Who enlisted him, Christ Jesus. Paul goes onto tell Timothy to think over these things which he was saying in order to UNDERSTAND THEM AND GRASP THEIR APPLICATION, saying the Lord would grant him full insight and understanding in everything, including this issue of a solider of Christ Jesus. Being enlisted in the military means that you are no longer your own, but you have been bought and paid for with a price! You are His, Jesus Christ’s property! Therefore, there is no turning back, no discharge from this service.
Mark Powers Terry sent me this information this morning “The official Seals motto is: “Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit” Navy SEALs or SEa Air and Land teams are called this because of their ability to operate in any environment. Their training is very extensive so they are qualified divers, parachutist and land warfare specialist.”
In saying all of that I have always likened our ministry to the military; I believe the military is the closest representation to a true disciple of the Lord God. The Church is to go and make disciples and not pew sitters.
18 Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be). Matthew 28:18-20 Amp
I have seen in my own life where God rebuked and chastised me the need for ‘strict obedience’ in greater measure, which is what God trained me up in since 2003. God began to have me go through a series of tests of ‘strict obedience’ to test my commitment ‘faith’ unto the Will of the Father. As He took me through a series of tests in keeping with His divine will I couldn’t understand it until later in that He was seeing if I would stay contrite and simply obey even when it did not make sense to my natural mind.
In addition, to the training in ‘strict obedience’ God began to empty me from past pains and injuries, where all I could do was weep as He delivered me and healed me. Afterward, God allowed me to go through persecution in great measure and when my flesh nature would want to run it was as though the nail of Christ Jesus pierced me and God had me stay and not leave the place of my persecution, surrounding me in the Hebrews 4 bubble, His rest, His peace and His perfect love, while He did heart surgery on me (see Gigal notes).
God was molding me to be a disciple of His Word and His love so that I could by the power of His Spirit and His Word go forth and make disciples. As God took me through this training by Holy Spirit and the Word He would take me from glory to glory and start bringing promotion and enlarging the territory of the Call of Christ Jesus I walked in and open doors that no man could shut, ensuring that I would not give into mammon as I pursued the call of Christ Jesus and only trust Him to be my provider as I stepped out in faith into fulltime ministry February 2011.
In the process of it all since it began in 2003 for the training as a minister of the Lord God and being first a disciple and anointed with His spirit of prayer God began transforming me into a stealth weapon for destruction to the enemy’s camp, a laid down lover of the cross of Christ Jesus where I would not be disloyal and become a weapon of His love!
I have come into my garden, my sister, my [promised] bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my balsam and spice [from your sweet words I have gathered the richest perfumes and spices]. I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends [feast on, O revelers of the palace; you can never make my lover disloyal to me]! Drink, yes, drink abundantly of love, O precious one [for now I know you are mine, irrevocably mine! With his confident words still thrilling her heart, through the lattice she saw her shepherd turn away and disappear into the night]. Song of Solomon 5:1 Amp
16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy. 17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord. Isaiah 54:16-17 Amp
I was in the fire and the coals of His Divine protection and keeping while I endured siftings by the enemy and siftings by the Word of God that was present in me to try and to test me (1 Peter 1:6-7; Luke 22:31-33; Matthew 3:11-12). This sifting was causing me then to become a weapon created for His purpose to destroy the works of the devil!!!! To release the power of God’s love to those caught in darkness that needed to be released from captivity!!!! To bind up the broken hearted and bring forth the garment of praise of the Living God for those who were in despair!!!!!
In this process God began to train me as likening to that of a Navy Seal. Ever since 2004 I started saying I was in the Navy Seals of Discipleship. Well after doing Seal training 10 years later in the ministry God gave us, Gods Fire Wall (Zechariah 2:5) I have become more disciplined to the point that there is no room for pity; pity is the distraction and the disruption to you walking in God’s plan, the Call of Christ Jesus. Therefore, as I was even three weeks ago thinking I could have a big old pity party because we were in true need and I am not allowed to make our needs known to others for our ministry (God will not let me), I was about to have a big pity party. Then God said ‘Robin, Navy Seals, Navy Seals!” He said that Navy Seals don’t have room for pity parties and simply do not. When I was about to get started in one He said “Navy Seals Robin, Navy Seals.” As soon as He said that right in front of me passes a car and it had on its plate “Navy!” LOL Then I said “I hear You God!”
Likewise for you, it is no different; God is creating you to be a weapon of His love, to love others even your enemies!!!! I’ve heard many talk about Civil War and even that being in the church and God has told me there is no civil war in His Bride because His true disciples are called to love no matter what!!!!!! That love will melt the coldest of hearts and bring forth the power of His truth to destroy the works of the devil!!! Therefore, if you are feeling overcome by the opportunity to feel sorry for yourself know that the enemy is trying to distract you and deactivate you for the Lord’s service, but I would say to you NAVY SEALS, NAVY SEALS!!!! READY TO LEAD, READY TO FOLLOW, NEVER QUIT!!!