Thursday 13 March 2014

GOD, MY FORTRESS - 14/03/2014

GOD, MY FORTRESS - 14/03/2014

Yesterday’s message was titled “GOD, MY REFUGE”. Today’s message is titled “GOD, MY FORTRESS” as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Psalm 71:3"Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress." and read  2 Samuel 22:1-4Our Bible in one year for today has been taken from Jeremiah 51 and Psalm 61 (Adeboye, 2014).

The message is quoted below. God bless you for your contribution

"The Most High God is our fortress. What is a fortress? A fortress is a stronghold where you can fight from. After you have been in a refuge for some time and you are now prepared for battle, the place of refuge can become your fortress. A fortress is w ere you are to put on your armour, consolidate all your strengths and then go out to battle. The Almighty God is not only my refuge but He is also my fortress. This speaks of His Almightiness. Jehovah-Nissi is not just a defensive God; He can equally be on the offensive! He is the Divine Garrison for genuine children of God. The God who told Elijah to go and hide was also the One who told him to go forth and fight after some time. In 1 Kings 18:40, we see a different Elijah:
”And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.” the brook Kishon, and slew them there.”
The time of hiding was over and it was time to go to battle. We also have another example in 1 Samuel 17:43- 45. Here we see how God can be a fortress. Goliath cursed David by the name of his gods and David handed Goliath into the hands of the Lord of Hosts. Goliath came to David with sword, spear and with a shield; but David confronted Goliath with the Name of the Lord of Hosts and of the God of the armies of Israel. While Goliath was disappointed by his gods, sword, spear and shield, David was protected by the everlasting arms of the Almighty.

If you pay close attention to the memory verse of today, you will discover something intriguing about our God who has never lost a battle. David discovered this truth and he asked God to be his strong habitation where he can continually resort to. No wonder the Bible says because you have made the Lord your habitation, there shall no evil befall you (Psalm 91:9-10). To make the Almighty God your habitation, you must live holy because He is hol . Some people may not accept an invitation to spend, their vacation in the house of an important personality who is noted for cleanliness because of their dirty habits. Don't continue to short- change yourself of the privilege of living with the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. When you make God your fortress, He will deliver you from the unrighteous and cruel men of your generation. My prayer for you is that your changed life will qualify you to have God as your habitation in Jesus‘ Name."

Today's action point is to Take an inventory of your life and see what may disqualify you from having your abode with the Lord of Hosts. Take positive steps to change immediately.

Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited.


  1. 1 Samuel 22:1-4
    1 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.
    2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
    3 And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me.
    4 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

    1. Sorry I don't understand the reason for this bible passage. Isn't our reading from 2 Samuel 22 1-4?

  2. Thank you sister for this effort. May God give you divine grace overflowing with riches. Joseph

  3. God is all I have. thanks for this devotion. Please let's share with our friends on Facebook and other social media

  4. Thank u sis for this wonderful work. Lord please help me to live a life that is Holy so that i may abide in your fortress. There is no place as the fortress of the Almighty. Putting your trust in man and hiding under his fortress is false security.

  5. Father Lord help me to amend my way in other to work righteously in you be you my place of abodes where I can resort everyday of my life and forever oh Lord be a refuge and fortress for me my son and my respective family in Jesus name. Amen

  6. Be my Fortress and Refuge O Lord my God.

  7. God is ever there and ever ready for those that want to take Him as their Refuge and Fortress

  8. Father you are my refuge and my fortress, in you O`Lord the God of Abraham, Jacob and Isaac i put all my trust never let me be Ashamed do not allow my enemies to triumph over me ,where i am unable let me be able as you've arise for David, Arise for me O` Lord of host.Where am sick, heal me and do not leave me to the hand of my enemies.You arise for David in the presence of Goliath,let your grace and your presence always be my shield ,in time of trouble Father Lord show yourself strong for my sake.Your name is a strong tower and the Righteours run into it and are saved ,You are my hiding place, hid me and my family in your Pavilion at the end let your Holy name be glorify. In Jesus Presures name i pray Amen