“Touch not mine anointed” they command!
In a time of catchy phrases and clichés’, Christians can be no different. Whenever you question the validity of a false teachers doctrine you almost immediately get the “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm” or “Do not touch God’s anointed!” thrown in your direction as if that is going to stop you dead in your tracks from questioning their beliefs further.
Let’s have a look and see what this verse actually mean according to what the Word of God says, not according to what the followers of false teachers, Apostles and Prophets say.
Psalms 105:15-19 “15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread. 17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.”
What does the Bible mean when it says not to touch God’s anointed? It’s not my opinion or yours that matters; but what God’s Word has to say about this that really counts?
I certainly wish the people that repeat this phrase would read it in its context.
Anointed Kings and Prophets
The Lord’s ‘anointed’, is a reference to the Kings of the nation of Israel: (1 Sam. 12:3,5; 24:6,10; 26:9,11, 16,23; 2 Sam. 1:14,16; 19:21; Psalm 20:6; Lam. 4:20).
In each of these situations, the person described as anointed was chosen / selected by God for a very special purpose and a very heavy responsibility was placed on them.
The mention of prophets is solely a reference to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: (Psalm 105:8-15; 1 Chron. 16:15-22).
There are also times when all the Israelites, God’s chosen people, are described as God’s anointed ones as in 1 Chronicles 16:19-22.
The ” Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm ” it is used exclusively in the Old Testament for Kings and Old Testament Prophets..
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