DO NOT TOUCH MY CHOSEN ONES
Do not touch My chosen people, and do not hurt My prophets.Psalm 105:15 NLT
I believe this study will be one of the most important studies I have ever written.
The first part of the above Bible verse refers to God’s promise to the Israelites, His chosen people, that He would give them the land named Canaan. At that time, the Israelites wandered treacherously from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another, and yet through it all, God never allowed anyone to do them wrong or oppress them.
The second part of the above scripture talks about how God in the Old Testament days sent prophets to His people. These prophets warned the people to turn from their sins. If the people repented, God delivered them from judgment. If not, they would face judgment. But many times the people rejected the prophets and their message from God, and even harmed them.
In the New Testament it is the same message, that if we receive God’s final messenger Jesus Christ and repent of our sins, God will deliver us from judgment.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.Romans 8:1-2 NLT
But, if we attack God’s chosen ones and reject the message of His prophets, Jesus says we will certainly be judged.
But all who reject Me and My message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.John 12:48 NLT
This means that if you are taking it upon yourself to personally attack a man or woman of God or a prophet of God by rejecting them and their message, falsely accusing them, shutting them up and running them off, persecuting them, criticizing them, telling others not to support them, gossiping about them, mocking them, being jealous and hateful towards them, plotting against and threaten to kill them, you are in serious danger of being condemned, avenged, and judged by God.
We have seen several people over the years, including Christians, resort to these kinds of evil actions of unmercifully attacking Godly men and women, and then end up having to pay the price of becoming gravely sick, confused, cursed, having abusive relationships, not being able to marry or conceive children, in financial distress, suffering losses, having accidents, homeless, and even dying.
The Bible contains many examples of people who unsuccessfully attacked Godly people and then had to suffer the consequences for what they did. Here is a sample of them:
It started with Cain, who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy because God accepted when Abel offered the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock, but God did not accept some of Cain’s crops. And this was the consequence of Cain’s action, as God told him:
Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood. No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless wanderer on the earth.Genesis 4:11-12 NLT
Moses and Aaron’s message to Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go, was met with great resistance by Pharaoh despite all the miracles and plagues performed upon him. Ultimately, Pharaoh and his whole army ended up drowning in the Red Sea.
But just before dawn the Lord looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw their forces into total confusion.Exodus 14:24 NLT
Then the waters returned and covered all the chariots and charioteers—the entire army of Pharaoh. Of all the Egyptians who had chased the Israelites into the sea, not a single one survived.Exodus 14:28 NLT
Moses was attacked by his own brother Aaron and his sister Miriam, who criticized him for marrying a certain woman and questioned Moses’ authority, whether he was the only one God could speak to. Then God came in defense of Moses by striking Miriam with leprosy:
The Lord was very angry with them, and he departed. As the cloud moved from above the Tabernacle, there stood Miriam, her skin as white as snow from leprosy. When Aaron saw what had happened to her, he cried out to Moses, “Oh, my master! Please don’t punish us for this sin we have so foolishly committed. Don’t let her be like a stillborn baby, already decayed at birth.”Numbers 12:9-12 NLT
David was persecuted for many years by King Saul, who became jealous and very angry at David. Saul wanted to kill David because of his successes as his army commander, and because of the fact that he was afraid that David would become king. But King Saul became severely wounded in battle against the Philistines, and took his own life.
So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.1. Samuel 31:4 NLT
King David’s wife Michal, who was the daughter of King Saul, hated and ridiculed David for dancing and leaping for God in the presence of people in public. As a result, Michal remained barren for the rest of her life.
So Michal, the daughter of Saul, remained childless throughout her entire life.2. Samuel 6:23 NLT
King David’s son Absalom plotted and conspired to kill his own father and take over his kingship, but ended up being killed himself by King David’s army commander Joab and his armor bearers in the battle for the throne.
Then he took three daggers and plunged them into Absalom’s heart as he dangled, still alive, in the great tree. Ten of Joab’s young armor bearers then surrounded Absalom and killed him.2. Samuel 18:14-15 NLT
The evil Queen Jezebel, wife of King Ahab of Israel, murdered God’s prophets and servants, and also threatened to kill the prophet Elijah, which resulted in fatal consequences for her. Sometime later, she got killed by being thrown out the window of her palace by her own eunuchs (servants) after taunting King Jehu.
Jehu looked up and saw her at the window and shouted, “Who is on my side?” And two or three eunuchs looked out at him. “Throw her down!” Jehu yelled. So they threw her out the window, and her blood spattered against the wall and on the horses. And Jehu trampled her body under his horses’ hooves.2. Kings 9:32-33 NLT
King Ahab mistreated Micaiah the prophet by having him slapped in the face and thrown in prison, feeding him nothing but bread and water, because Micaiah prophesied that King Ahab would die in battle, which is exactly what happened.
An Aramean soldier, however, randomly shot an arrow at the Israelite troops and hit the king of Israel between the joints of his armor. “Turn the horses and get me out of here!” Ahab groaned to the driver of his chariot. “I’m badly wounded!”1. Kings 22:34 NLT
So the king died, and his body was taken to Samaria and buried there.1. Kings 22:37 NLT
A group of forty-two boys got mauled by two bears because they mocked and made fun of the prophet Elisha.
Elisha left Jericho and went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, a group of boys from the town began mocking and making fun of him. “Go away, baldy!” they chanted. “Go away, baldy!” Elisha turned around and looked at them, and he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of them.2. Kings 2:23-24 NLT
Haman, King Xerxes’ right hand man, plotted to kill all the Jews in the land, but ultimately got impaled on the very sharpened pole he had set up for the man of God, Mordecai, the uncle of Queen Esther.
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai.Esther 7:10 NLT
Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ in exchange for money, and ended up committing suicide.
Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.Matthew 27:5 NLT
The false prophetess Jezebel in the Thyatira church refused to listen after she has been given time by God to repent from her immorality and evil deeds of leading God’s servants astray. She was thrown on a bed of suffering with all those who supported and condoned her, and was also told by God that her children would die.
Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds. I will strike her children dead.Revelation 2:22-23 NLT
If you are someone who has deliberately attacked a man or woman of God or God’s prophet, it is time for you to hurry and repent from your sins and make things right with God in order to release yourself from the curse of judgment upon your life.
There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.Luke 24:47 NLT
And never ever take matters into your own hands when you are being attacked, but allow God to take care of your situation.
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.Romans 12:19 NLT
Finally, we need to follow the example of the apostle Paul, who said:
Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And He rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into His heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever!2. Timothy 4:16-18 NLT
The lesson learned here is that we can never attack a man or woman of God or a prophet of God and think we can get away with it. As we see from scripture, sooner or later it will catch up with us.
Now, to use the words of radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger: “Now go do the right thing!”
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