RUN TO THE STRONG TOWER (1) Tuesday, 17 February 2015
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10 (KJV)
In the Book of Judges, the Bible tells us that Abimelech went to a place called Thebez in order to attack the city.When he got there, all the people in the city ran into a strong tower at the centre of Thebez and climbed to the top. I want you to use your imagination. Think about the discipline and diligence they exercised to get there. While they were in the tower, Abimelech was still raging and decided that he was going to burn down the door in order to get to them. The Bible tells us that a woman threw down a stone from the top of the tower.It fell on Abimelech’s head and broke his skull. Since he was dying, Abimelech turned to his armour bearer; he asked the man to kill him so that no one could say that a woman had killed him. The armour bearer stabbed Abimelech with a sword and he died.
Now, looking at that account, the Holy Spirit began to talk to me about the challenges that we face as God’s children and what we are expected to do. How do we break the lordship of the devil over our lives? Listen, the fact that you come to church every day does not make you immune to Satan’s attack. The fact that you carry the Bible every day and read it does not give you immunity or exempt you from Satan’s attack. Even the fact that you quote the scripture does not bother the devil. But there is a way that you can be positioned well enough that no matter what he does, you will be adequately protected.
The Bible says that God’s people are destroyed due to a lack of knowledge or revelation-not because the devil is stronger. You need to feed on the word of God regularly, digest it, and put it to use as often as occasions demand. It is the practice of the word of God that guarantees growth. Galatians 4:1 says, “Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” (KJV). In other words, the heir is like a servant who is being commanded when he is actually supposed to be in command. Child of God, as long as you refuse to grow up, the things that are rightfully yours will elude you. The enemy will make sure you don’t get them. I therefore challenge you to commit to feeding and acting on the word daily.
Further reading: Galatians 4:1-7 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Leviticus 21-22, Evening-Matthew 28