Yesterday, April 30,2018, it was announced that Dr. Chuck Missler passed away at the age of 83. And while I am saddened at his passing I realize that he lived a long life, is reunited with his wife and sons and more importantly is with his Lord and Savior in Paradise.
Dr. Missler was a unique man who I had the pleasure of speaking to on a podcast many years ago. He helped fill in the blanks in areas of Biblical knowledge and never ceased in his search of the scriptures. In his final years I was disappointed in his choice of speaking engagements and the people he shared those stages with. Be that as it may, I realize those things no longer have meaning to him. There is only one reality I believe that interests him and that is the reality of Heaven.
The Apostle Paul was a student of the great teacher Gamaliel, the Pharisee of all Pharisees, and a man knowledgable in the Word. However, after many years of arguing and causing riots in synagogues and cities he came to the conclusion that he resolved to know nothing more than Yeshua as crucified Messiah and the only thing saving him from being the wretched man his flesh desired him to be was Messiah Yeshua as Lord. He knew that knowledge puffs up and the only great thing we can offer is the Love of God in Yeshua His Son.
Nowadays, it seems that the Church is looking for the next rabbit hole to dive down for the latest and greatest exciting new teaching. There is only one eternal reality worthy of such effort – the Blessed Hope and eternity with Him. Eternity itself is the greatest reality check we could ever experience. As knowledgeable and brilliant as Dr. Missler was I believe that standing in the presence of the Lord gave him all the answers he needed.
Knowledge and intellect is what people are seeking in these end times when in truth they should be seeking the One who has all the answers. Everything else is worthless in my opinion. And, as stated, is my opinion. I have a “no rabbit hole” rule these days. My mind, heart and spirit is fixated on eternity and the One I will spend it with.