MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 17 August 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Touch Not My Anointed
TOPIC: Touch Not My Anointed (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 17 August 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 97-99; Romans 16
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 105:12-15
MEMORY VERSE: “Who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD’s anointed, and be guiltless?” – 1 Samuel 26:9b
Most often, when the Fire Scripture above is quoted (Psalm 105:15), many people generally have the idea that it is referring to the heathens or unbelievers that are attacking or persecuting the Lord’s anointed or God’s people from outside the church. While this is true most of the time, the same ‘touch not’ principle applies to believers that are in the church, who harm and malign each other and their overseers even worse than the unbelievers outside the fold of the church.
The question to ask now is this: who is the Lord’s anointed? In the Old Testament palance, “the Lord’s anointed”, refers to the kings of Israel (1 Samuel 12:35, 24:6,10,16,23; 2 Samuel 1:14,16; 19:21; Psalm 10:6). In the context of Psalms 105:15, the reference extends to patriarchs and leaders in general. The words “touch” and “do harm” have to do with inflicting physical or spiritual harm upon someone. Specifically, in 1 Samuel 24:6, the phrase “touch not the Lord’s anointed” refers to David’s refraining from killing king Saul when he had the opportunity. It means in that context, “not to kill’.
Looking at the Scripture closely, we will see that David did rebuke Saul publicly more than once and called him to account for his actions before God. He said in 1 Samuel 24:12, “The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.” But he did not physically harm or injure him. In like manner, Christians should be fair-minded and balanced when giving criticism or assertively making a point, especially of or against a leader.
The Bible teaches that Christians are to hold one another accountable in behaviour and character (1 John 3:17) and to always be their brother’s keepers. We should therefore not condemn or do harm to other believers, even when they are erring, but rather pray for one another that the light of the gospel may shine into every heart. The fact is that the judgement of every believer is in the hands of God. The Bible says we should not judge (Matthew 7:1; Luke 6:37). We should therefore not judge, condemn or do harm to others, especially leaders and elders that God has anointed or appointed to positions of authority.
David should be our classic example. We can, and should air dissenting views and opinion when offended, but this should only be done in the light of scriptural and moral truths. We should never condescend to the level of harming one another or maligning a man of God. No justification of this action will be acceptable before the Lord.
THE LORD IS THEIR STRENGTH, AND HE IS THE SAVING STRENGTH OF HIS ANOINTED.
The Lord will rebuke devourers and afflictions for your sake today.
1. O Lord my Father, arise in Your power and fight my battles, in the name of Jesus.
2. I command every evil power that wants to touch me to fall and die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Any personality that wants to do me harm, you are a liar, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. I release the fire of God into every department of my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every satanic limitation and restriction upon my life, be broken now, in the name of Jesus.
6. Every satanic border-post against my progress and my blessings, die, in the name of Jesus.
7. I render all evil attacks against my potential and destiny impotent, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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