I saw a majestic tower reaching up into the heavens.
“My Name is a Strong Tower. The righteous run into it and are safe. Take refuge IN Me, Beloved. I AM your Shelter from the storms and your Stronghold in the day of trouble. See the walls of salvation that surround you. NOTHING can touch you here. I AM your Rock and your Fortress.
I hear the cry of the broken and I AM moved with compassion. Run to Me, My Children, all who are weary and heavy laden with burdens. Hide in Me for a little while and I will give you rest and respite from this present evil age. ‘And I Myself will be a wall of fire around you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be your glory within.'”
RESPITE: a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed. A delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief
“Come, My people, enter into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast,” Isaiah 26:20.
“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people both now and forevermore,” Psalm 91:1.
“He who dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”” Psalm 125:2.
“Behold I give you authority to TRAMPLE serpents and scorpions and over ALL the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm you” Luke 10:19.
“Violence will not be heard again in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise. … But you will have the LORD for an everlasting Light, And your God for your Glory,” Isaiah 60:18-19.
“And I Myself will be a wall of fire around her,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within,'” Zechariah 2:5.
“The LORD is my Rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold,” Psalm 18:2.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to Whom be the glory forevermore. Amen,” Galatians 1:3.
~Deborah Waldron Fry