"The Name of the LORD"is a "Strong Tower from the enemy" (Psalm 61:3). We need not fear his breath nor his shadow. For there is a place in God that we can run to for safety. It's called "The Name Of The LORD."
Proverbs 18:10 says - "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."
The Lord Jesus is addressed by so many different names throughout the Scriptures. Each one of them represents an answer to a need that we will face throughout our lifetime.
"The Name of the LORD is a Strong Tower"- The word "Strong" implies force, security, majesty, boldness, might, and power. There is only one group that is welcome in this "Tower" - "The righteous." These "sanctified ones" are not nonchalant about their entrance. The Scriptures tell us that "The righteous runneth into it." That means that they run swiftly, move quickly, hurry, and dart about.
Could it be that they are running from danger, evil, harm, temptation, wickedness, etc. - seeking a refuge for their souls? Could it also be that the Scriptures are informing us that their walk is a battleground, and that they are constantly on the move against the forces of evil?
Once they arrive at this"Tower," they know that they are "safe."
How is that?
Simply because the"Tower" is too high for capture, inaccessibly high, and safely set on high. No enemy can penetrate this fortress because of its elevated position - "in heavenly places"(Ephesians 2:6). That is what the word "safe" implies. Also, no enemy can penetrate this fortress because of Whose Name it represents - "in Christ Jesus"(Ephesians 2:6).
The Scriptures instruct us that, by"The Name of the LORD," we are enabled to fight the devil, receive Salvation and Victory, and be kept from all harm and evil.
2 Chronicles 14:11 says -"...in Thy Name we go against this multitude..."
Psalm 54:1says - "Save me, O my God, by Thy Name..."
John 17:11adds - "...keep through Thine own Name..."
It is in"The Name of the LORD" that we battle the enemy of our soul. For instance, when temptations of all manner assail us, it is then that we combat the forces of darkness with the Scriptures exemplifying God's Name as Holy and Righteous.
Isaiah 57:15 -"For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, Whose Name alone is Holy..."
Jeremiah 236- "In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely, and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."
When we are feeling afraid, alone, helpless, depressed, and abandoned, we can counteract Satan's lies of defeat and hopelessness with"The Name of the LORD" that assures us that God will never leave us nor forsake us, as found in Matthew 12:3 - "...AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us."
We are also informed throughout the Scriptures that, by"The Name of the LORD," we are saved.
When everything around us is being shaken, we can run into it as our"Rock," the "God of my Rock," our "Fortress," our"Strong Tower from the enemy," and "The Strength of my life."
When the battle is raging about us, we can run into it as our"Shield," "Buckler," and "Deliverer."
When the way seems dark and is filled with confusion, we can run into it as our"Light."
When man is attacking us, lying about us, mistreating, using, and manipulating us, we can run into it as our"Refuge for the Oppressed."
When everything seems to be going wrong and nothing seems right, we can run into itas our "Refuge in times of trouble."
When we cannot figure out our way or the direction in which our lives are headed, we can run into itas our "Alpha and Omega" - our "Beginning" and "Ending."
Finally, by"The Name of the LORD," we are kept by God's Almighty Power. That which protects us from all harm and evil is exemplified by the Name - "God." Within that Name lies the Omnipotent Power that no foe can ever challenge or thwart.
"The Name of the LORD"is a "Strong Tower from the enemy"(Psalm 61:3). We need not fear his breath nor his shadow. For there is a place in God that we can run to for safety. It's called "The Name of the LORD."
Run into it and be safe.