Touch Not My Anointed!
1 Chronicles 16: When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
 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.
There were a few times I have heard this passage and it scared me to death. Usually it is used or misused when a minister wants to separate controversy from himself by those who oppose his leadership. As if He alone in the Church is not to be accountable for his actions because he is, “The Anointed!” Truth is ministry should be given great honor and respect! Men in ministry have a call of God on their life. The call of God is something incredible and spectacular. But when a minister fails or has error in their life they still are accountable for those shortcomings. Maybe it is not moral but a ineptitude of leadership. The call does not qualify the minister for every location. Sometimes it is the call, the qualifications and the skill sets to do the work. To declare that because one has “the call”, guards them from the responsibility of results and integrity is ludicrous!
Actually the passage in Chronicles was not talking about individuals but the nation Israel. Within Israel were the prophets and Israel was the Anointed. Today the Church is the Anointed! The church must be guarded and protected. Sometimes it is not a devil from the outside but a failure on the inside that harms the Church. As ministers we all serve because of the Call on our lives and by the pleasure of those we serve. If those we serve do not find pleasure in our service then our call is not challenged but our appointment. We are all called to Jesus and appointed to different places and positions. The Call never changes but the appointments do! Put up the sword, the hard words, the fight and humble yourself in the sight of God and others. Your ministry is not over because your moment has passed. God gives all of us the moments to stand on the stage. But never does he give us the stage, only the moment! The stage belongs to God and the people we serve. The call belongs to you!