“Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm”
“Don’t speak anyhow about God’s anointed, remember what happened to Mariam when he spoke anyhow about Moses?”
“You have to respect the anointing on a man of God, and sow into his grace to tap into that anointing”
These are different degrees of viruses that have infected the regular religious mind over the last few decades. Some of these quotable quotes are well engineered question and criticism defection devices. Once the questions start getting too probing, and the character of “The Lord’s anointed” begins to be out of order, this quotes are wielded and silence ensues.
In matters of anointing it’s them versus us. Some of them are anointed and some of us are not, or vice versa. Are these quotations bible based, or are they quoted out of context? Are there a few anointed men of God then every one else? What does the Bible say about the anointing and the anointed? Are we confusing Old Testament realities with New Testament realities?
It’s “touch not my anointed ones”, not my anointed! This was a statement that covered the entirety of Israel, and you are included! If you read the passage in context, you will see that God warned off the kings of the earth not to touch His anointed ones. The same protection did not extend to specifically anointed ones like Saul. Though David laid no hands-on him, the kings of the earth were not warned off by God not to touch him. Saul was mercilessly touched.
That’s the Old Testament however, Not once in the New Testament is there the mention of any “specially anointed”. There are specially gifted, but no specially anointed. The word anointed one was reserved exclusively for Christ himself. He is the anointed ONE!
In the New Testament, we all have a corporate anointing. The anointed one is our HEAD, and the anointing flows from him to all parts of his body. Everyone who is in Christ is anointed and He who has anointed us is God! We ALL share the same anointing, there is only one anointed one.
Jesus is described as the Word of God that became flesh. To take God’s word out of context, to use scriptures to protect some favorite man of God and Stand in allegiance to one, against the grain of God’s word is really to touch the lords anointed. It is the word of God that sanctifies us, to go against it, is to go against the anointed.
We should no longer allow “anointed ministers” to quote the expression “do not touch the Lord’s anointed” as a cover-up for their questionable teachings, practices and behavior. This may ultimately be for their own good as well, lest unrepentant they suffer the same fate as “the Lord’s anointed” Saul or Lucifer.
We should no longer see ourselves any less than God sees us. We are all brothers and sisters and all special to our father. Don’t give human beings power over you that God has not given them. By all means respect those who labour over you in the faith, but follow them only as they follow Jesus. Our loyalty and allegiance must never be misplaced.
Jesus clearly was anointed, and he went about everywhere doing good. He went to baptism praying and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him. This same Holy Spirit was promised to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Jesus boldly declared, if earthly men would give gifts to their children, how much more our Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.
He didn’t allow the intimidation of Pharisees and Sadducees who despite being the channels for communicating God’s law at the time, were hopelessly out of touch with the God they were representing. Jesus stood by the truth and judged by righteous judgement. We should do the same.