The naked prophets

The LORD God called Isaiah to be stark naked, everywhere he went, for three years. Micah also ministered while fully naked.



Isaiah and Micah were on fire with love for God. They were 100% committed to obeying his calling upon their lives.

But in our day, we Christians are lukewarm about obeying the calling of the LORD God.

If the LORD God called a Christian to be naked for three years, it is unlikely that the Christian would do it.

If you ever get the feeling that the LORD God asks a lot from you, these are great texts to come back to.


The faith of Isaiah and Micah was an action-faith. They believed. But then they acted. They did.

But in our day, we Christians are so focused on belief and doctrine and intellectual concepts. We fail to put our faith into action. We fail to do.


Isaiah and Micah were 100% focused on their relationship with the LORD God. They were unconcerned about their reputation in the community.

But in our day, we Christians prize our standing in the community. We would do nothing to jeopardize that.


In our day, some members of the Jain religion practice complete nudity. This  symbolizes the non-possession of even clothes.


Isaiah 20:2. at that time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your waist, and take your sandals from off your feet.” He did so, walking naked and barefoot.

Isaiah 20:3. The LORD said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia,

Micah 1:8. For this I will lament and wail. I will go stripped and naked. I will howl like the jackals and mourn like the ostriches.


King Saul is not a hero. But for one night, the Spirit came upon him and he too ministered as a naked prophet:

1 Samuel 19:24. He also stripped off his clothes, and he also prophesied before Samuel, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

The verse suggests that it was common for prophets to be naked.


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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