Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Chronicles 16:21-22(KJV); He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
The Lord sternly instructs us not to touch His anointed.
Touching His anointed is not simply about doing them physical harm. There are those who do so with their tongues; through gossip, slander, malicious talk and erroneously judging them.
When He says “touch not My anointed” He means that you have to leave them to Him. It is He who will deal with them when they are at fault.
King David gives us a clear example of one who had this wisdom.
He had an opportunity to kill King Saul. One might argue that he even had the moral right to end the life of his mortal enemy. But look at what David said in the face of temptation. He said, “FOR WHO CAN STRETCH FORTH HIS HAND AGAINST THE LORD’S ANOINTED, AND BE GUILTLESS? … AS THE LORD LIVETH, THE LORD SHALL SMITE HIM; OR HIS DAY SHALL COME TO DIE; OR HE SHALL DESCEND INTO BATTLE, AND PERISH.” (1 Samuel 26:9-10).
Imagine the language! “The Lord shall smite him or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle and perish…”
In David’s mind, this was purely between God and the man He had anointed as king. He [David] had no part in it; God would deal with Saul in His own good time.
That is wisdom!
In the same vein, Paul asks, “Who are you to judge another man’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls (Romans 14.4).
The servants of the Lord stand or fall before Him; you have no authority to judge them, only God does.
That is why I have learned to stay away from any negative talk about men and women of God. I dare not touch the anointed of God.
In whatsoever you do, DO NOT TOUCH the Lord’s anointed.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 14:4, Isaiah 54:17
The servants of the Lord stand or fall before Him; you have no authority to judge them, only God does. In whatsoever you do, do not touch the Lord’s anointed.
PRAYER: My loving Father, I thank You for Your Word. I receive this wisdom with meekness and humility. I choose to honour the anointing in all that I say and do and regard with esteem those You have anointed. I walk in this pattern because these truths preserve and make ministers and in them, I am established every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.