Proverbs 18:10 ‘The name of the Lord is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.’
DAILY READING 2 John 1; Ezra 5-6; Psalm 93
The Rock of Gibraltar, which is known as the world’s premier natural fortress, is a spectacular formation of rocks in the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a natural strong tower or fortress located in Gibraltar, a territory of the United Kingdom.
The Rock which is 1,398 ft high, has played a significant role in the history of Europe. From ancient times it has served as a refuge for many armies. It has been a British fortress since the early 18th century and a vital factor in British military strategy.
During World War II, Gibraltar played a vital role in helping the British army to control virtually all naval traffic into and out of the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to its commanding position, the rock of Gibraltar provided a strongly defended fortress for the British army during the war.. The Rock was turned into a huge underground fortress capable of accommodating 16,000 men along with all the supplies, ammunition and equipment needed to withstand a prolonged siege. Tunnels constructed within the rock, housed guns, hangars, ammunition stores, barracks and even hospitals.
For the British, Gilbratar was an impregnable rock, a fortress that in many ways often helped them win their wars.
Just as the rock of Gilbratar served as a fortress for the British, likewise, we have need for a strong refuge in the battles of life.
Psalm 61:2-4 says “when my heart is Overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings”
Indeed The Lord is our strong tower! When we run to Him, we are guaranteed safety from all battles.
Proverbs 18:10 says ‘The name of the Lord is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.’
Strong towers are built not only for protection but to provide sustenance for those abiding within it. When God is our strong tower, we find in Him all we need for survival and sustenance on earth. In Him we find our Healer, Deliverer, Prince of Peace, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Provider, the Redeemer, the Strong Tower of refuge.
God not only supplies all our needs but He is a covenant-keeping God who will never leave us, fail us, or forsake us.
Indeed our safest place is in God’s hands. . In Him we live and move and have our being. God is a tower of refuge for those who put their trust in Him! He is our rock; He is our shield, the horn of our salvation, our high tower, and our refuge. God is Mighty to deliver, Mighty to save, the Mighty man in battle and the Lord of hosts.
When we abide in Him, we are safe from the storms and billows of life. When we abide in Him we are blessed, we are provided for, we are healed and we are more than conquerors. Indeed when we are in Christ our safety from all life’s storms is guaranteed.
Presently, God has really been a strong tower for us, protecting us in these very perilous times. With all that is happening in the world currently, it is indeed only by the mercies of God that we have been protected. And as we mark the end of this fifth month of May, let us continually make seeking the face of God our priority in the months ahead of us.
Indeed by His grace, we shall remain protected and shielded from every evil of these end times.
PRAYER: Lord,. Thank You for being my hiding place, my strong tower and refuge from all storms of life. Help me to always hide myself in You now and always in Jesus Name. . .
It takes a heart for God to make a mark in the sands of time. – WORDBITE 201