TOUCH MINE ANOINTED. NO PREACHER IS ABOVE THE LAW AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The doctrine of "touch not mine anointed" is the bane behind the insanity and gargantuan impunity among the clergy. The tales of abuse emanating from the pulpits is so overwhelming that most parishioners would rather stay away than be exposed to such mayhem.
Satan has infiltrated in to the Christian circle with the purpose of discrediting God's word. The strategy is to impersonate preachers of the gospel and create make the church unsafe and very obnoxious to the world. There are reports of heinous crimes being perpetrated by these charlatans under a non-existent immunity. Very often, they quote 1chronicles 16:22" Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm." but that statement isn't referring to a prophet without the requisite discipline.
PROPHETS ARE NOT FOR HIRE AND DO NOT DEMAND MONEY BEFORE EXECUTING A DUTY
Prophet Abraham recognized the place of the integrity of the prophetic office when he said to the king of Sodom in [NLT] Genesis 14:23 "that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from what belongs to you. Otherwise you might say, ‘I am the one who made Abram rich.’ Abraham was a businessman who's business generated him immense wealth. Genesis13:2 "And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold." He was a billionaire.
Prophet Elijah maintained his integrity and that of God's word by letting men know , MIRACULOUS HEALING IS A FREE GIFT FROM GOD. [NLT] 2 Kings 5:15 Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.” False prophets. demand for so-called "miracle seed "in advance.They collect, houses, jewelry, cars etc from unsuspecting victims.
JESUS CHRIST NEVER DEMANDED "MIRACLE SEED" FROM ANYONE NEITHER DID HIS DISCIPLES.
Offerings under the new testament are an expression of one's faith or loyalty and love for God. It is to be prayerfully and wilfully given. When you give a love gift you do it without expecting a payback from the recipients for that would negate the purpose of the gift which is to create a cordial and intimate relationship between the giver and the receiver. THE CHURCH IS DRIVEN BY LOVE THEREFORE GIFTS SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A BARGAINING TOOL. [NLT] Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received! MIRACLES ARE FOR FREE, YOU DO NOT PAY ANYTHING BEFORE AND AFTER A MIRACLE. Jesus expressly told His disciples not to collect money . He never intended a healing ministry to be a money making venture given that poor persons may not be able to pay.
GOD'S SERVANTS DO NOT PRAY AND DEMAND MONEY FROM THOSE PRAYED FOR. In 1 kings 17.13 Elijah was hungry and needed food and prayed that his hosts will not lack food and they never did. It was a singular case that should never be used as a general formula , for that will be illogical. Example, if giving food to a preacher results in the multiplication of the food then why do we need farms then?
The preacher is expected to render spiritual service without a price . Isaiah 45.13 "I will raise [Cyrus] up in righteousness [willing in every way that which is right and proper], and I will direct all his ways; he will build My city, and he will let My captives go, not for hire or for a bribe, says the Lord of hosts".