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20 Apr 2010

A Strong Tower

 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.He is my shield and the horn  of my salvation, my stronghold.

 Are you in  distress? Are you in pain? Are you confused? Are you in debt? Are you depressed? Are you in great danger? Are you in need?---All you need to do is to call on the name of the Lord. The name of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run into it and they are safe. Romans 10:13 says everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. That's soothing and comforting to know. Just calling on the name of the Lord is the solution. It brings salvation, total salvation of the body, soul and spirit.

The name 'JESUS'  is  a name above all names in Heaven, on earth and under the earth. At the mention of the name Jesus all knees bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord  to the glory of God the father (Philipians  2:10-11) .That's how powerful the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is. What are you waiting for, why don't you start calling on the name of the Lord now! The Knees of distress, pain, confusion, depression, danger ,anger etc all bow at the mention of JESUS CHRIST!! Wow!!

Let's look at the meaning of a strong tower as used in Proverbs 18:10: The name of the Lord is a Strong Tower; the righteous run into it and they are safe.

What is a Strong Tower? A tower is not a modern day skyscraper or any tall building. A Strong tower is a place of safe refuge. It fights more enemies in its range, it causes more damage to the enemies, and can take more damage than the normal watch tower. A strong tower has large areas to sleep large amounts of men, and can hold and store a large amount of food. Its huge and heavily fortified. They are built of thick stone blocks and they are tough.

Now the spiritual similarities: Strong towers have thick stone blocks and are enormous. Our God is a rock, He is our fortress, Our stronghold. In fact in  Psalm 61:3, David says of the Lord been his refuge and strong tower against the foe. How true. Our God is so huge. In Jeremiah 23:24 our Lord declares He fills the Heavens and the Earth. That's how big our God is. He fills it ALL. No situation is too Big for him. Luke 1:37 says ' For with God all things are possible'.

A strong tower is also a place of  abundance. There is a great storage of food and provision. Our Lord is a provider. He says cast all your burdens on Me because I care. Psalm 23 says the, 'The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want'! Matthew 6:31-33 says' Do not worry saying what shall we eat or what shall we drink? or what shall we wear? for the pagans run after these things, and your heavenly father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom and righteousness , and all these things will be given to you as well'. Jehovah Jireh is His name, the Lord our provider in times of great need. The Lord will supply all your needs according to His great riches.
No more aching brows, no more swollen limbs, no more dim eyes, no more fainting hearts. The old man shall be no more a bundle of infirmities, nor the sick man a mass of agony all we need to do is to call on the name of Lord Jesus Christ Now!!Call On Him, say Lord Jesus Christ Help Me!! He will show up strongly!!

Bible Study:  Jesus is our Strong tower, in him is our security, salvation and provision. Meditate on these verses below:

(a) I Am  Who I Am:
Exodus 3:14- God said to Moses, "I am who I am . This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.' " 
John 8:58-I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!

(b) God Fills Heaven And Earth:
 Jeremiah 23:24 - Can anyone hide in secret places
 so that I cannot see him?"declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"declares the LORD.

(c) You Shall Not Want
Psalm 23:1 -The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

(d) All things are possible with God 
Luke 1:37- For nothing is impossible with God.

(e) Everyone who calls on the Lord will be Saved
Romans 10:13-For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

(f) Every Knee Bows
Philipians 2:10-11-That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Comments from you: What verses or insights stand out to you in this reading? Please post up by clicking on the "Comments" link below!

God bless


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Thank you for this post! Doing research on Jehovah Jireh and lovechowxthiscties it all in with my God being my refuge and strong tower!!

Anonymous said...

I have been in the presence of the Lord in fasting and prayer, the reason was to have the power of his name poured over my spirit, soul and body. There was a tremendous supernatural manifestation of the power of his name when Elijah prayed in his name, Jehoshaphat and the whole nation Israel sought him by his name and the result was overwhelming, Solomon in a prayer of dedication of the temple, the answer was his glorious presence moved in to fill the temple. As I was meditating on his name as a strong power I googled strong tower to just reflect on and your page pop up, God blessed you Enim.

Anonymous said...

God bless you! This message was right on time for me.

Anonymous said...

Amen, the Lord is our refuge and strength in the time of need. If it not have been for the Lord who was on our side when man rose up against us...Praising my savior all the day long...HE IS GOOD!!

Anomonys said...

Wow! Strong Tower great explanation of it,I never knew reall what a strong tower was, when I read this it blew me away. Very good and powerful message

Anonymous said...

thanks this is a great answer

Anonymous said...

thanks just what I was looking for to know God is bigger than all my circumstance oh magnify his name with me