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 (Psalm 105:14–15, KJV)
You have probably heard the verse above quoted frequently in Church circles: “touch not mine anointed, And do my prophets no harm”. What does this verse mean? Or who is the “anointed” or “prophets” in this verse?
If you are like me, this verse has often been interpreted as meaning do not touch God’s servants or ordained ministers like a pastor or Apostle or prophet or any other man or woman of God. In other words, the “anointed” or “prophets” in the verse above is the man or woman of God. Is this correct? The answer is no, that is not what this verse is saying. Yes, God pays attention to his ministers, and you certainly should keep your hands off judging or attacking those God has ordained to His service. However, this is not what this verse is talking about!
Faith requires accurate knowledge of the Word. That is why we must be careful to carefully understand what God is saying in a particular passage and not run with what we hoped it said or what we heard from someone that it says. Each time we misunderstand scripture, we lose precious revelations God is giving to us, as in this case.
Moses was the Man of God that brought the nation of Israel from Egypt. He was the “anointed leader” and “prophet”. However, when God said the words above, He was not referring to Moses, the leader. He was referring to the nation of Israel, every single one of them, including Moses. The words “anointed” and “prophets” are both in the plural in Hebrew and so a better translation will be “touch not my anointed ones and do my prophets no harm”. A truth that becomes instantly clear is how God perceives His people in general. He called the Israelites His anointed ones and every one of them His prophets. Do you know this truth is even more applicable to the believers in Christ, who have received the Spirit of God?
So God has given a command about you, a believer in Christ, whether you are an ordained minister or not, that you should not be touched and no one should do any harm to you! This decree was not for ministers only but for the entire people of God. Whoever is touching you or seeking to harm you is, therefore, coming against God Himself! Believe the Word, it is for you! There is a divine decree over your life!
Why is truth so important when it comes to our faith? Can we believe a false interpretation of scripture or a lie and expect to obtain results in our faith?
APPLY THE WORD
I want you to take the scripture above, meditate upon it, again and again, believe what God it is saying about you and make it a reality in your life! God means what He said!
Thank the Lord for speaking such a decree over your life and for protecting you from people who want to hurt or harm you!