Protecting the Anointing by David Bernard

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Psalm 105:14-15 “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.” This brief verse contains a powerful warning from our Lord. And he means every word of it: woe to any nation or individual who lays a hand on those who are chosen of God. And woe to anyone who does harm to his prophets.

This severe warning has a dual application. First, the “anointed” and “prophets” here refer to natural Israel, God’s people of the Old Testament. Yet God’s warning not to harm his chosen continues to apply today. It also covers his spiritual Israel, that is, his church. We should live in peace with all men, and have special regard for the estate of all of God’s people. No weapon formed against God’s people will prosper. “The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32) Patiently God has worked with you. You have been called out from the world, called out from sin, from the works of the flesh. You’re called into the holiness of God to be a witness, a witness to His love, a witness to His delivering power, to tell what Calvary has done for you and what it will do for others. You’ve been called out to show people the narrow road to Heaven just as Jesus pointed the way when He was here on Earth. You’ve been called out to be a witness to His healing power and His miracles today, called out so that the signs and wonders of God can be revealed through you, a believer. You’re a called-out believer from the unbelievers, called out by the Spirit of God.

God’s anointing has changed your life if you have accepted it and have been made a new creation in Christ. No longer covered with sin, no longer contaminated with the world, you’ve heeded the call of Christ: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate (II Corinthians 6:17). God has revealed to me that His people are a called-out people and must be a holy people, truly consecrated and dedicated to God.