Commentary By: Gordon King
We have lost two very significant members of the church this year, Billy Graham and Chuck Missler. Both very godly men, both taught the truth of God’s word, both not afraid to teach the truth, the whole truth.
Chuck Missler excited me when I heard him on the radio or saw him on television. Chuck Missler taught in-depth on the end times, on the signs of the times, on the current age that we are now living in. Even though I didn’t personally know either of these men I miss them both, thank God for recorded messages!
When I listen to a Christian radio station I get excited to hear Chuck Misslers voice because I know that I am going to hear some very special messages. I love to listen to Mr. Missler speak from the bible, I love to hear his in-depth study and analysis of scripture, and I love to learn more and more about God’s word from a godly person that I trust and admire. I also trust and admire Billy Graham, and I love to watch his old television sermons.
Both of these men were anointed by God to teach the word of God, both were led by the Holy Spirit to lead men into righteousness. These men were raised up by God at a specific time in history, both for God’s will, all for a significant and special purpose. Now that they are both gone who will take their place? Is there anyone to fill their shoes? We still have some very good Christian leaders who are godly and knowledgeable of the bible, but even so, many of them are also up in age and won’t be around much longer.
The good Lord raises people up at specific times in history for His specific purpose, both of these men are examples of that. He raised them up at this very time in history for His purpose, but what exactly was that purpose?
If you ask me I will tell you that it was because we are living in the last days, the days just before the return of Christ! And if these great men of Christ have now left us does this then mean that the return of Christ is very, very near, even at the door? I’ll let you be the one to decide the answer to that question, but for me I believe that it does! Two great men of Christ, two of the greatest in two thousand years, both now gone to be with the Lord.
God used both of these men for His will, not because they were proud and egotistical, but because they both were humble and mild. Because they could teach from the love of God, for His purpose, for His glory. And God uses His people for this reason, He uses the meek and the mild, He uses those who humble themselves before Him, He uses them for great things, He uses them for His glory!
He doesn’t use people because they are rich, proud, or famous, He uses people because they love Him, because they have a heart for Him, and because they don’t want the glory for themselves but for God! He also uses those who aren’t able to do things that seem impossible for them to do without God, so that others can see that it was God who did these things. He also raises people up at certain times in history, just before significant events, this is written throughout scripture, Noah, Moses, Joseph, Joshua, David, the apostle Paul, etc. They were all raise up by God for a specific purpose, for God’s will to be done, all for very significant events.
The year 2018 has brought with it some very incredible things, but also some very tragic things. It most definitely has brought with it many highs and many lows. It has been a year of struggles, of battles between the righteous and spiritual darkness, but it also has been a year of miraculous events and it isn’t slowing down! If 2018 has been like this then what does the year 2019 have in store?! Are we standing at the door of some very significant biblical events?
God bless my friends! Maranatha!