by Robin Kirby-Gatto
This will totally blow your mind at the revelation God gave me, which He has me teaching in our School of Healing of the Soul. The incredible thing is the means by which God gave this truth.
This morning on my walk throughout our neighborhood as I was coming up the hill to our street I heard a noise. I do not look up when I am walking up the hill because when I look down to the road while walking up I convince myself that it is not a hill but instead it is a flat road, but in fact it is the top of the mountain in our neighborhood.
As I heard the noise I looked over my left shoulder to find a bird sitting there and remaining still. This particular road has a lot of traffic in the morning with people going to work and I was stunned that the bird had somehow survived while sitting in the middle of this road. As I began to examine the bird I looked to see if it was possibly injured and saw its wings intact, its feet fine and could not figure for the life of me what was going on. Then I peered to my now right side and found its mother run over by a vehicle so much so, that she was unrecognizable.
God would not let me touch it but all I could do was stay out in the middle of the road until the strategy of aid would come to me by the Holy Spirit. As I stood up now I looked to my left to the road side and saw a branch and God said go get that to aid the bird to the side.
I picked up the branch and found myself in a process whereby I was SLOWLY aiding this bird to get out of harms way so it too would not be run over. The bird was not happy about me helping it but I did it ever so slowly as another vehicle was coming by me realizing that it would have to get out of my way; I was not moving until this bird was in a place of safety.
With effort by only God in time, I was able to get this bird to the edge of the road and off the street by lifting it up onto the curb then into the wooded area. As I was there I was pondering on what to do when I heard “put the branch between it and the road, the place of harm!” The branch became a boundary!!!!!!
This is going to blow your mind at the beauty of what God showed me about wounds in the soul!!! As people are being transformed into the image of Christ Jesus as they behold the Word of God with an unveiled face, many still need to be healed of wounds. Wounds come as a result of the fallen nature of mankind, where we live in this fallen world; satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. In the process of satan doing that against our person we get wounded in our soul. However, Jesus came to bring life and life abundantly! (John 10:10)
Therefore, God showed me as we have been doing in our School of Healing of the Soul, which is a three year school based on revelation largely from the book of Nehemiah, the process of the healing of the soul!!!! God showed me that my person could not touch the bird but I had to get a branch to touch the bird!! Although I was the instrument that held the branch in my hand, it was not me putting the bird into safety but instead it was the BRANCH!!!!! Now get this; that bird would have stayed on that road, seeing its mother dead and not wanting to leave her side. Some people, in their wounds stay in a place of being ‘stuck’ in life not being able to move out of harms way!!! They do not know what to do because of the trauma/wound to the soul and are instead in a place where they are open to even more harm in life be it from rejection, hurt, fear, etc.
God brings forth His Word to Heal us; it is the Word that brings Healing to the Soul!!!!
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. PSALM 19:7 Amp
Our school on Healing of the Soul focuses on the Power of the Word and how it makes you WHOLE, which I am a walking, talking testimony of this truth!!! I had disassociated being in an abusive marriage for nine months when I was 19 years old where I have yet to see a movie on television or the screen touch to the degree I was abused. That marriage inflicted such devastation to my soul that got me bound up in other devices such as drugs and alcohol, specifically alcohol. However, in time the Lord God set me free from ALL SPIRITUAL DIS-EASE delivering me from that bondage and healing my person, making me whole!!!!
IT was the WORD, the BRANCH, JESUS MESSIAH, that led me out of the road of harms way where I should have been dead or in jail one, is what counselors say of someone abused to my severity. The BRANCH, JESUS THE WORD, led me out of the place of harms way to bring me healing and aid me in getting into a place of safety when I was stuck and could not move!!!!! He took me under the Shelter of the Almighty and hid me under His WINGS (oh my the bird) where I would be protected!!!! IN time the Word set me free, healed me and delivered me!!!! I was no longer broken in my soul, my wounds were healed by the Word, by the Living God!!!!!
Likewise, in our ministry to others we are the instrument that merely gets the BRANCH, THE WORD, CHRIST JESUS, to guide people gently, not impatiently, but with the mercy of the Living God to the place of safety to where they can receive HEALING!!!!! We move them to the place where they are still and they have the BRANCH as a boundary between them and harm where they remain in that place of safety until they are made well, WHOLE and are able to move into the call of Christ Jesus!!!!
In that place of stillness all they have is the BRANCH, which is all they need!!! ALL THEY NEED IS JESUS, THE BRANCH, WHO IN TIME WILL BRANCH FORTH WITHIN THEIR PERSON AND LIFT THEM UP BY THE POWER OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT!!!!! The bird trusted the branch but it did not trust me!!!! However, when I got myself out of the way and it only had the branch to look at, the bird was calm by the branch because the BRANCH brought it peace!!!!!!! JESUS IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE, WHO LEAVES A PEACE FROM ABOVE THAT HAS POWER TO SAVE, POWER TO HEAL AND POWER TO DELIVER!!!!!
As we simply minister the BRANCH, JESUS THE WORD, He does all the work to those who are wounded and in need of healing!!!! He is the the GREAT PHYSICIAN, who brings forth wholeness so that people are made whole!!! It is even in the midst of us being vessels of honor for the instrumentation work of the GREAT PHYSICIAN to minister the Branch that we are tried and tested in our faith even as we suffer temptations, in order that our faith would rise to the place where people would not see us but they would ONLY SEE THE BRANCH, JESUS!!!!!!!
Be encouraged in your trial and testing of faith and suffering of temptation because your faith is being refined to redound to your praise, glory and honor when Messiah the Branch is manifested!!!!!!
I love 1 Peter 1:6-7 and when I declare it over others and myself I always place in the part where it refers to Christ Jesus the Messiah, the word “BRANCH.” The scripture is
6 [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed. 1 Peter 1: 6-7 Amp
I always say “Be exceedingly glad when you experience fiery trials and tribulations and suffer temptations at the testing of your faith, which is more precious than gold. For it will redound to your praise, glory and honor when Christ Jesus, the Branch is revealed, in Jesus Name!!!!”
I love THE BRANCH, MESSIAH, RESURRECTION POWER!!! He is seen in the Old Testament in key places, two of which are Zechariah and Isaiah.
In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be excellent and lovely to those of Israel who have escaped. Isaiah 4:2
Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues who [usually] sit before you—for they are men who are a sign or omen [types of what is to come]—for behold, I will bring forth My servant the Branch. Zechariah 3:8 Amp
And say to him, Thus says the Lord of hosts: [You, Joshua] behold (look at, keep in sight, watch) the Man [the Messiah] whose name is the Branch, for He shall grow up in His place and He shall build the [true] temple of the Lord. Zechariah 6:12.
Son in Hebrew also means “branch.” Jesus the Son of God is the Branch of God!!! What is amazing as that as we abide in Jesus Christ, in the VINE, then we now become the branches!!!!!
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. John 15:5 Amp
Therefore, in our trying and testing, as well as suffering temptations we are being made to abide even more so that we are not just an instrument of use for God’s works but rather we are the branch, the walking talking Word of God that looks like the SON, JESUS THE BRANCH!!!!!! In this place God causes us to do works where we set people free of the wounds of the enemy and by the Word of God they are healed ever so gently on the Great Physicians table to abide in the VINE, to now become a BRANCH OF JESUS, THE WORD, IN THAT PLACE THERE IS WHOLENESS AND HEALING!!!!!!