1 John 5:18 – We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. [NASB]
Yes, you are untouchable. However, not because you are strong, but instead because Jesus-Christ to whom we belong is strong!
We have already looked at the first part of this verse. Now let’s turn our attention to the second. It says “…the evil one does not touch him”, and the reason for it is because “…He who was born of God keeps him…”. He who was born of God is none other than Jesus-Christ, and Jesus-Christ protects you like a treasure! Jesus-Christ said it himself in John 10.
John 10: 27-29 – My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
This verb “touch” is not any kind of touching. It is the word “haptomai” in the Greek, which literally means “touching someone (something) in a way that alters”. This touching has serious impact! It is used 36 times in the New Testament. Most of the times, it is used to describe Jesus-Christ acts of healing or people touching him to get healing (e.g. Mark 5:28, Mark 6:56). Here however, the impact would be negative and devastating if the devil could indeed touch us.
He will try to lie to you and intimidate you. But the reality is…he cannot touch you!
Claim this wonderful love and protection from Jesus-Christ every day; remind yourself that the devil has literally no power over you! Not because you are great, but because Jesus-Christ our Lord is great!
Yes, you are untouchable!