Psalm 18:2, “Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my HIGH TOWER.”
As a nation, we grieve for the unnecessary deaths of over 3,000 lives which were taken from us on 9/11/01 - not just numbers, but dear mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters who are sorrowfully missed. We lament that we no longer have the twin towers of the World Trade Center gracing the skyline of New York. These high towers were magnificent, but they could not withstand the attack of the enemy.
We also read about other towers in the Bible. We immediately think of the tower of Babel where God intervened in the project before it was finished. Historians say that it was about seven stories and 300’ high when God scattered the people and confounded the language. (Genesis 11-9)
We read in Judges 9:46-47 about the tower of Shechem (which was meant to be a stronghold) that was also burned to the ground – and about a thousand men and women were burned to death.
In Luke 13:1-5 Jesus talks about the tower of Siloam that fell and toppled to the ground and 18 people were killed.
Man-made towers cannot survive enemy strikes. They cannot give everlasting protection. But oh how wonderful that we have a High Tower that can withstand all enemy attacks.
God is our High Tower. We can run into Him and find our refuge in Him. Dear mother, I want to remind you today that you have a High Tower. He is waiting to be your refuge. But He can only be your High Tower when you come into Him, when you totally put your trust in Him.
Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a STRONG TOWER: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.”
Will you run into your Strong Tower today?
There is so much going on in the world right now and of course it affects your thought life. If you allow it, it can bring you into a state of fear and depression. Or perhaps you have things going on in your home and in your marriage that are weighing you down. You can hardly think straight. Dear one, run into the High Tower.
God is your High Tower. He will lift up your head. Oh yes, your situation may not change, but as you abide in the High Tower, He will lift you up above your problems. Instead of groveling in the pit, you can live your life from the heavenlies, looking down upon your troubles.
The Shinarites tried to build a tower that would reach to the heavens. They never made it! But you can live in a tower that reaches to the heavens. In fact, it’s a tower that lives in the heavenlies!
In 2 Corinthians 10:5 it says, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
What are the “high” things that we have to bring down? Every thought that takes higher place than the knowledge of God. Do your thoughts loom bigger in your mind than God Himself? Are you plagued with thoughts of fear, dread, anger, worry, despair, self-pity, bitterness and so on? What is higher in your mind - your thoughts that hold you captive, or the peace of God? If negative thoughts consume your mind, cast them down. Plead the blood of Jesus and tear them down in the name of Jesus. Let your burdens go and trust in your High Tower.
Here are some other wonderful promises for you.
Psalm 61:2-3, “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, 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.”
Psalm 114:2, “My goodness, and my fortress, my HIGH TOWER, and my deliverer; my shield, and He in whom I trust…”
As you resist your “high” thoughts and instead trust in the Lord, you will find that He will become your strong and high tower.
Love from, NANCY CAMPBELL
“Oh Lord, I thank you that you are my Strong Tower. You are my High Tower. I can run into you and be safe. I want you to be the highest place in my mind. In the name of Jesus, I cast down all negative and fearful thoughts and I ask that you will captivate my thoughts. I put my trust in you. I lean on you. I thank you that as I hide in you, I can resist all enemy attacks. You are my safeguard and the safeguard of my mind. Thank you, Lord.”
“Trust Him when dark days assail thee,
Trust Him when thy faith is small,
Trust Him when to simply trust Him
Is the hardest thing of all.”