Does "Touch not mine ....

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  1. ktn4eg

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    .....anointed" (1 Chronicles 16:22) still apply to us today?

    If it does, who exactly is "mine anointed" today? Is this applicable only to pastors?

    IMHO, if it applies today, could it apply also to full-time evangelists?

    Also, how far should this be taken? IOW, isn't such an application today open to abuse?
     
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    It can extend to the church....

    16 have ye not known that ye are a sanctuary of God, and the Spirit of God doth dwell in you?

    17 if any one the sanctuary of God doth waste, him shall God waste; for the sanctuary of God is holy, the which ye are. the ye is plural speaking of the church...the temple of God.
     
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    Touch not mine anointed has absolutely nothing to do with preachers, pastors, or any church leaders.

    It never has. The "anointed" was the nation of Israel.

    Other than your scripture citation from Chronicles (which is a psalm by David when the ark was brought in), it's also found in Psalm 105.

    David is singing/reciting a psalm giving a history of God's taking care of the nation of Israel - the anointed.

     
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    25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

    26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

    27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

    28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

     
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    Never mind. Lost my train ... LOL
     
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    Right on. I have seen the "anointed" misused many times by preachers wanting laymen to blindly follow them without question as they do unethical things, Such as, You are not to question anything the Lord's anointed does.
     
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    Yes, this has been terribly misused by some Pentecostal and charismatics. Just point out the error being taught or lived out by some high profile "full gospel" ministers and this will be thrown out like a curse upon your head.
     
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    That is a fact!
     
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    Agree with the sentiments above.....this does not apply to Pastoral staff or any other New Testament Church office. David also stated that in reference to God's chosen king of Israel (Saul at the time). Last I checked, I know of no such person.
     
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    God's "anointed" only applies to men under the Old Covenant who were anointed by a prophet. There are no prophets under the New Covenant, & we are all equal priests in the Priesthood of the believers. Only self-righteous wannabe high priests claim special anointing.
     
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    Dr. Harold Hunter, speaking at the pre-Convention meeting of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE) in Phoenix (2011):

    Baptist Press

     
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    Dr Hunter is reading much into Scripture & ignoring certain Biblical truths. Under the Old Covenant, God's anointing was a visible event which was witnessed by others. It was performed by a prophet to whom God spoke directly; telling them whom to anoint. The event, with time & place, is often recorded in the Biblical historical record. This Holy Spirit "anointing" cannot be substantiated, documented, or witnessed. It is reliant solely on the claim of the priestly preacher that he was "anointed". Preachers of every denomination claim to be "anointed", yet cannot give a consistent, coherent description of this event. There is no defining difference between the IFB preacher who claims super special anointing & the charismatic faith healer who claims the same. It's a feeling, a thought, a whispered voice, etc. No, it's just Scripture-twisting nonsense.

    Under the New Covenant, God no longer speaks to us through specially anointed priests & prophets. He speaks to every single individual believer through Christ & the written Word. Those are the facts.
     
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