Psalms 105:15 – Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm is one of the most protective and reassuring statements of our Lord God to His people. It may imply to a group of people, His anointed nation-Israel (in a certain degree) or to specific servants of God, the prophets. The thought that we may all be included as His anointed and chosen people is simply invigorating and empowering. But these statements are not meant to apply to everybody . It is a direct words of protection and security for His servants. These words are technically meant for His prophets and His anointed leaders like David and may not as well include any of us (gentiles), not maybe atleast until the new testament arrives. Of course, let us not forget our Lord Jesus, the Christ, the anointed one.
Unfortunately, the whole world is not entirely God’s anointed. His anointed ones are just specks and dust particles in comparison to the entire population of mankind. They are so few in numbers, too few that we could even mention them one by one. They are the ones who were chosen for a specific purpose and function. They are leaders, disciples and God Himself that were part of God’s plan for humanity.
1 Chronicles 16:22 – Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Touch not my anointed, His anointing is so powerful and mighty
In the old testament, an anointed one had generally had undergone a literal pouring of oil on his head. And they are specifically chosen and ordained by God thru His revelations or ordinances like kings and prophets. It may sound unreal but it is how anointed ones are in the beginning. They are appointed by God who speaks to them and gives them direct instructions.
These exclusive words are so vigilant and authoritative but very warm. Encapsulating His anointed people in His protective shelter and providence. The assurance of God of being under His custody is so homey and safeguarding. They are safe, sound and completely “bulletproof” against anything, well above and beyond one’s imagination of what protection is. They are under the refuge and watchful eyes of our Lord God. They are simply under the guidance of the Almighty God, who then can be against them? Thus, we have all the reasons to be jealous (in a good way) of His anointed. We should have all the determinations and perseverance to be on the good side of our Lord. For sure there are ways to belong in His safety net but not that many. It all starts from serving Him above all and giving all your best to Him.