Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God.
Updated: Jan 23
Migdal-Oz is the Hebrew name for God meaning my strong tower or stronghold.
Strongholds are fortified defensive structures or a place that is in a position of strength and safety. Strongholds have been used throughout history to provide refuge from enemies. In biblical times, some cities were enclosed by walls that were twenty-five feet thick. Farmers would work in their fields during the day outside the city walls and then they would retreat within the city walls during the night to keep them safe. If the city had a good stronghold, then the enemy couldn't break through their defenses and the people and their food supply would remain safe.
Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower
The name of the Lord is a strong fortress;
the godly run to him and are safe. Psalm 18:10.
Pronouncing The Name: mig-dal OHZ.
This is Day 19 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE
Understanding the Name Of God, Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower:
In Proverbs 18:10, we read of this security: “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe.” What does this mean?
It means that God is not just a strong tower but also a 'watchtower', your watchtower! God is your watchtower that guards your heart and mind. God is your tower of salvation and deliverance when you go to Him in prayer. We all have bad habits that cause us to sin but God can renew our minds and break the spiritual strongholds in our lives.
Do you struggle with bad eating habits?
Do you have issues with something else that holds you back from truly living in the freedom that Jesus died for you to have? Run to the Lord, your 'Watchtower'.
God is also your tower of strength. He is not a tower of brick or mud. He is something much better! He is a spiritual tower of strength and divine protection. And He wants us to run to Him in prayer.
When the storms of your life overwhelm you, there is only one thing you can do to survive and that is to position yourself in the right place in the hands of God, your stronghold, and pray, pray! Actually, pray, and listen for God's voice whispering across your heart and wait in His presence.
You can only be protected in a strong tower when you run into it. So for you to be protected by God 'in your strong tower' you need to be in prayer in His presence. That reminds me of Psalm 91. That is a powerful Psalm to read, learn and pray. You will be reassured of God's protection when you read it. It is the very first verse that calls your attention to how to obtain God's protection. This is what Psalm 91:1 says:
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him. Psalm 91:1-2.
You have to live 'in the shelter of the Most High and then you will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.'
Go dwell in Migdal-Oz, your strong tower. Spend time with Him in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. That is the safest place to be.
Migdal-Oz in Hebrew:
Migdal-Oz is the Hebrew name for God meaning the Lord is your strong tower.
Applying the name of God, Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower to your life:
Is Jesus Christ your tower of strength that you run to when you are in trouble?
Or are you trusting in man-made towers of success, money, or pleasure?
If you are not in prayer, your defense is down and you are not safe. Run straight to your strong tower. You are truly safe in God's arms.
Do you ever think that because you cannot see or feel the hand of God in your life, or sense His presence that He is not working in it?
This is where you have to activate your faith muscle and trust that God is working behind the scenes in your life because He is always at work in your life. God is in control, you can rest confidently in Migdal-Oz-The Lord Is Your Tower, He is at work in your life and He is your stronghold!
For You have been a defense for the helpless,
A defense for the needy in his distress,
A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of the ruthless
Is like a rain storm against a wall.
How does knowing God as Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower affect your life?
I have prepared a free printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.
This page has prompts for you to use as you prayerfully meditate on the names of God.
So who is Migdal-Oz to you?
How does knowing God as Migdal-Oz impact your life?
How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as Migdal-Oz?
Praying the Name Of God, Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower:
When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation-it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it. When you pray God's name, you are declaring the truth of who God is and you are proclaiming His power at work in your life. And when you pray to Migal-Oz, you are praying to the God who has promised to watch over you and keep you safe.
Migal-Oz, You are my strong tower. Thank you that I am safe with You. Forgive me for the times that I have turned away from You and sought refuge in other things. Forgive me for not trusting You. Help me Father in my storm. Thank you for Your faithfulness to me. You alone are my stronghold, my strong tower. Amen.
We will be using these bible verses in the month of January 2021 as our daily devotionals in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. Come join us there and join me every day for the next 12 days here as we unpack each name of God in a daily blog and I will try and explain how to pronounce the Hebrew Names Of God too. I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via firstname.lastname@example.org on our FACEBOOKpage.
Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days..
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Here is the list of blog posts about 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning : Introduction, 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning (Free Printable) HERE
DAY 1. Elohim: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 2. Yahweh: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 3. El Roi-The God Who Sees Me: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 4. El Shaddai-The All-Sufficient One, God Almighty: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 5. El Olam-The Everlasting God Or The Eternal God: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 6. Yahweh-Yireh-The Lord Will Provide: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 7. Adoni-Lord And Master: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HER
DAY 8. Yahweh Rapha-The Lord Who Heals: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 9. Yahweh Nissi-The Lord Is My Banner: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE DAY 10. El Kanna-Consuming Fire, Jealous God: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 11. Yahweh Shalom-The Lord Is Peace HERE
DAY 12. Qedosh Yisrael-Holy One Of Israel: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
Day 13. Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE Day 14 Yahweh Roi-The Lord Is My Shepherd: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE DAY 15 El Elyon-God Most High: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 18. Magen-The Lord Is My Shield: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 19. Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE