If you read the way many Nigerians talk about the curse of Miriam, Moses’ sister, you will honestly think Miriam was a terrible person.
That is not true. Miriam was the one who hid in the reeds and waited to see what would happen to baby Moses and it was she who arranged that he be nursed by his own mother.
Miriam was strong and devoted, she led all the women and girls in song and dance to cross the Red Sea. Together with Moses and Aaron, she led the Jewish people for the forty years they were in the desert.
However, when Miriam witnessed her younger brother willfully separating from his wife, and worse married a stranger, she could not stand by, but voiced her protest, to correct what to her was a reprehensible situation.
Numbers 12:1-2 ESV
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. And they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it.
Note, two people opposed Moses for marrying a strange woman. One of them (Miriam) was struck with leprosy, while the other (Aaron) was spared. Why?
It is important to elaborate Miriam meant well and even Moses did not agree with God on the punishment.
Miriam was punished only because she was not anointed.
How? it takes an Anointed to correct another Anointed. Many who are ignorant of this biblical principle are quick to reference how Miriam wasn’t spared when a pastor is criticized. But Aaron was spared. It had nothing to do with the sex or the act.
Moses was a unique individual, a prophet like no other. Being such a supreme prophet, standing head and shoulders above others, he was not to be judged by the same yardstick and the same parameters as any other individuals.
Aaron was anointed and in good standing to call out Moses, but not Miriam.
Today, many believers use the parlance, “touch not my anointed” to defend their men of God. And threaten with a curse if you dare challenge or disagree with them.
But who is the anointed? The one wearing cloak and collar only?
Believers are Anointed of God. Christ means “the Anointed One ” . If you are a believer, then you are in Christ. If you are in Christ, then you are Anointed.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
1 John 2:20
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
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