Attacks On and In the Church 

I have been asked on numerous occasions to write a book on church hurt. I can see why the people that have asked me wanted me to write it as well. They want someone to avenge them. They want someone like me, someone with a relationship with God and a voice to place judgement on people of God that have hurt them. 

It has never happened because I understand and am strongly convicted by this very principle: Touch not God’s anointed!!

If someone in the church has hurt you, you let God handle it. He gave them the anointing and in like manner it is His responsibility to pass discipline or judgment. 

King Saul hurt David. Bad. He tried to kill him. Several times. He was jealous of him and went into demonic rages. He drove a wedge between him and his best friend John.  

But David understood that Saul was anointed by God. Therefore it was not his place or anyone else’s to touch God’s anointed. 

“And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD’S anointed, and be guiltless?” 1 Samuel 26:9

David continued to trust in the Lord his God even in the wilderness that he was driven into by the king-God’s anointed king. Even though Saul was the people’s choice and David was GOD’s choice after His own heart, anointed by Samuel  with a horn. 

(Side note: If you know that you are anointed and chosen by God you have to trust Him to be your defense.)

“And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed? And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died. And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord’s anointed.”

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:14-16

“…for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord’s anointed.” Whew that’s deep!!!

When the Amalekite told David he had slayed King Saul, he was killed on the spot. The same judgment he rendered Saul was rendered to him. 

Verily, verily I say unto you, let God handle the  correction of the anointed. Let God handle people in the church, anointed ones of God, that hurt you. Less the judgment you pass is passed on to you. 

Usually, people who hurt you in the church are in high position. Rarely does a lay person in the church or someone without an anointing have the power to hurt you in the church. 

I’m telling you from experience. I was deeply hurt but I have NEVER, EVER touched God’s anointed. I haven’t thought it, spoke it or wrote it. I let God my shield and buckler handle it and handle it in whatever way He saw fit. 

I know the call and anointing upon my life that I received by grace through faith. I trust Him with my all and give place to His sovereignty. Even when driven to a wilderness by God’s anointed, I kept my peace and He gave me His. 

Touch not God’s anointed…