You Gotta Be Kiddin?

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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!


Isaiah 3:8

Then I made love to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. And The Lord said to me, name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.


Where we seem to have inhibitions, God has no inhibitions. He had one of His prophets, Hosea, marry a prostitute to get Israel’s attention. And now dear Isaiah, who later in chapter 20 runs naked through the streets (at God’s command) prophesying, is talking about his conjugal relationship with his wife. “You Gotta Be Kiddin?” NO. The point was that a son, who would be a sign to Israel, would be born to the prophet and his wife. The boy’s name meant “Hasten to the Spoils.” God told Isaiah that before the boy could say the word DaDa, the Assyrian King would plunder their territory. All of this was set up in verses one and two.


God will use any means possible to get my attention and yours. Sometimes He uses our children to do it. When in high school (about a hundred years ago), The Lord spoke to me and said that I would have four sons. Some years later when Robyn was expecting our first child, I heard The Lord say, write his name down and prophesy over him these things. The day after Jonfulton was born I gave Robyn the sealed envelope of what The Lord had spoken four months earlier. In the case of each of the next three sons God gave us their names and their purpose before each of them were born. The prophecy God gave Isaiah came to pass, even though with an audacious introduction. And each of my son’s prophecy has come and is coming to pass as I write. “You Gotta Be Kiddin?” No! Hey, it’s in the Bible.


Dear Jesus,

Thank you that You have a plan and a purpose for each and everyone of us before we are ever conceived. Amen

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