Jesus: Fortress

Your name
My hope
Fortress in the raging storm
My heart
Is Your home
Jesus let Your love take hold

– Hillsong Music, Mountain

Yes, I know I have blogged about the chorus of Mountain before. But we Pentecostals like to get as much mileage from a song as possible. So here’s another thought to bless your heart.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

What name is above all else? What name holds power over sickness, sin, and even death?

The name of Jesus. The most beautiful name in all the earth.

Last week I read a post on incourage.me by Lysa TerKeurst. She shared this revelation about Jesus our fortress:

A fortress is a place that is built intentionally for the purposes of exceptional security. The Hebrew word for fortress is metsudah with one of its definitions being an “inaccessible place.”

God is not just a quick refuge from the storm but He’s the place where fear no longer has access to me.

The name of Jesus is a fortress. Inaccessible to Satan. When covered by the name of Jesus the devil can not attack. Accusations cannot penetrate in the fortress of His name. You are untouchable.

Satan is like your average two-year-old, he pushes boundaries. As with your own child, push back. He does not have an access-all-areas-pass when it comes to your life. He will press for an opening with fear and shame but kick him out. In Jesus Christ you are inaccessible. Deny the devil access in Jesus name.

When you feel threatened, call on the name above all names. The name of Jesus is a fortress of inaccessibility.

Run to Him.
Run to His name.
And be safe.

More about Sarah Coleman

Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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