He permitted no one to do them wrong; yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:14-15
Guess who are the Lord’s anointed ones in this time and age? They are the spiritual seed of Abraham who became his seed by reason of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross – believers. If God didn’t permit anyone to do Israel harm as they went from place to place in the Old Testament, He wouldn’t permit harm to come to us (believers) because He is a God that doesn’t change.
Just like God did for Israel, He would restrain the wrath, envy and wickedness of the wicked on our behalf. He would foil their plans and blind their eyes to our advancement. God was the one who held Abimelech back from taking advantage of Sarah; He held back the people from killing Jesus before His time, He foiled the plan to kill Paul, He delivered Peter from Herod’s rage; and King Jeroboam’s hand withered when he stretched it against God’s servant. God denied the wicked their request or permission to hurt these ones. (See Genesis 20:1-8, John 7:30, Acts 23:12-24, Acts 12:1-10, & I Kings 13:4).
Since God remains omnipotent, not more powerful in the old days than He is today, He would in His strength and might restrain men’s madness, bind their hands, scatter their gathering, make their curses causeless – with no effect, neutralize their vengeance and expose their plots against us; all because we are His anointed. We carry His oil, the seal of Jesus’ blood and are termed as His prophets.
Bad things happen in our lives sometime because we live in a fallen world; however, that is not God’s will. Despite what happens, God by His good nature will not let us go through what we are not equipped to handle. I Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” So, within any temptation we encounter in life, there is a way out, an escape route for us.
Furthermore, the times we go through trials and it seems God permits them are times when God knows that whatever trial we are passing through will only strengthen and make our faith perfect. He knows we can only be better for it. However, as long as it is on God’s watch, He has denied permission to anyone or anything that seeks to harm us! Let me leave you with these words, “God may not turn the hearts of your enemies to stop them from hating you, but He will often tie their hands to stop them from hurting you.”
Thank You Lord for not permitting harm to get to me; I am Your anointed, therefore, I am sealed with the precious blood of Jesus. I boldly declare, “In the name of Jesus, a curse causeless is not permitted to alight on me or anything connected to me. Amen!”