At the same time spake the Lord by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. Isaiah 20:2 KJV
Prophets have oftentimes been referred as men gone mad with a message from God. Messengers of God have also had to use some extreme methods to grab the audience’s attention.
Ezekiel laid on his side for an extended period of time. Elisha told a leper to wash in a river to be cleansed. Elijah called down fire from heaven. Jeremiah walked about while bound in stocks like a prisoner to demonstrate the suffering that would come upon the people once in captivity.
These and others used extreme methods to the attention of the people.
But Isaiah went to an extreme for God. Folks just were not getting the message so the messenger turned up the heat and changed up his methods. He went barefoot. He got naked. If they would not hear him, they sure could not help but to see him in his natural state.
What extreme will you go to so the message reaches home?
Go wherever God sends you?
Confront others for misleading the innocent and misrepresenting God?
What extreme method will you incorporate so that people can’t help but to see God at work?
God doesn’t need to perform miracles. He just needs some willing servants who will go to the extreme if need be so that other folks get it.
Will that be you?