A Word From The Pastor

A Strong Tower

June 11, 2017
Pastor Kaiser
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.  
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.  
   With the technology that we have today, if an enemy of the United States of America fires a missile directed at our nation, satellites and radar will identify the missile and anti-missile systems will immediately be deployed, hopefully protecting our citizens.  It is because of the great advancement in technology that towers are rarely, if ever, constructed anymore.  However, there was a time when towers were the primary concern when planning and constructing a city.  The tower was not only the alerting system of every city to approaching enemy, because of the guards that were in them twenty-four hours a day, but also a place heavily fortified, able to occupy many of the inhabitants of the city, to protect them from the enemy.  Towers can still be found all over Europe, China, and Russia today.
   Our Father in Heaven is also a tower unto us.  For all of the same purposes that towers were constructed for the cities of old, God is for us, and more.  Notice that it is not the name of an angel, a saint, a priest, or a religion that is the tower, but it is the name of the Lord that is our tower.  Then notice also that this tower of ours is not weak or anemic, but strong.  The Lord is the strongest of all.   
   Towers are high above the earth and God is high above the earth.  So high that He can see the entire earth all at once.  He sees, being our high tower, the approach of the enemy days before he approaches and He knows what will happen before it happens, because He knows the mind and thoughts of men.  Yea, our tower is lofty, high above the earth; but not so high that we cannot enter or gain access.  The foundation of the tower is near to us, here on the earth, easily accessible, through the door, and Jesus is the door.
   Our tower is also conspicuous.  The most visible structure when approaching an old city was its towers.  We, the righteous, know exactly where our tower is and often we run, not walk, into our tower and find perfect peace and safety.  There is still room for you too in the tower!