➲ "GIVE US OUR DESIRES..." Dr. Swaim's latest in the series, "What In This World Is God Doing?"
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The Blessed Hope
We believe that Christ is comingRead More... back to the earth, at the end of the Seven Year Tribulation Period, to establish His kingdom on earth (The Revelation 19, 20). But first, He shall come into the air above, just prior to that Tribulation Period, to catch away His Bride, the Church, in the event we term, "The Rapture" (I Thessalonians 4:13-17), also called the "Blessed Hope" (Titus 2:13). ...Read Less
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A series of articles designed to correlate current events with Bible Prophecy. They are all a kind of commentary on that which is prophesied in the Word of God. Many events we are seeing today are the very things Bible believing preachers have been predictively declaring for decades.
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“And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will” (Acts 13:21, 22).
Paul herein declares that God gave Israel a king, according to their desire. Our system of government is not the same as was Israel’s. We can elect the leaders we desire. My observation is that three generations of government education (so called public schools), has saddled our citizenry with wrong desires.
God suffered King Saul for forty years. He then overrode Israel’s desires, removed Saul, and gave them the King of His choice. David was not perfect. He committed grievous sins. But, being a man after God’s own heart, he always repented and continued usable of God, for the accomplishment of His sovereign will.
One may find fault in Donald Trump’s past; think he is lying, and will change course once elected. Such could be right. But what is definitely “right,” is that Hillary Clinton lies profusely, and she will do what she says—i.e. take us farther down the path of national corruption and destruction.
At present, they are now our only legitimate choices. A vote for her, or the refusal to vote, would structure a future Supreme Court that will further cast us into the jaws of judgment of the Almighty God; a path from which we would likely never recover.
Vote. Vote wisely. Pray profusely that our God will preserve our freedom to serve Him, and give us the leader that will conform to His sovereign will.
In it all, remember that our sojourn here is but temporary. We believe Jesus is coming soon. Once God’s people are removed from the scene (i.e. via The Rapture), America will be just like any other heathen nation. Israel will then be His focus. Our prayer is not that God will convert America, and make us a great Christian, earthly super-power. It is only that He will preserve our freedom to serve Him, and declare His gospel.
As the late Dr. Charles Stevens use to tell us preacher boys, our job is not to save the ship (i.e. this condemned world), but to rescue souls from off the ship, onto the old Ship of Zion.
Dr. Swaim is a native North Carolinian, where he now resides. He was saved as a young lad in Calvary Baptist Church, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and immediately became a student of the Word of God. Among his most influential teachers were the late Drs. W. Herbert Brown, and Elmer Piper, two of his childhood pastors. Others included, first of all, his late godly mother, who, beside her own testimony, equipped him with a Scofield Reference Bible, and fed him a spiritual diet of radio preachers. Prominent among them were the late Drs. Oliver B. Green, M. R. DeHaan and Charles Fuller.
Following high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, and trained as a helicopter mechanic. In November of 1959, he married Marnie Faye Jordan, his wife now of over 50 years. After six years of military service, he answered the call to preach, and enrolled in Piedmont Bible (now, Baptist) College, in his hometown of Winston-Salem. In the early part of 1971, he entered his first pastorate, graduating from college in the Spring with a Th.B degree. He pastored churches in North Carolina and Virginia until 1998, and being also involved in additional areas of service, including music, radio, print, and addiction recovery ministries. During this time frame, he earned his Master and Doctor Degrees, from the Andersonville Baptist Seminary,in Camilla, Georgia. (now, Andersonville Theological Seminary)
Though not now pastoring a church, due to some physical restrictions, he is an an active member of the Green Valley Baptist Church, Walkertown, North Carolina, where Brother Wayne Dunn is the fine Pastor. Pastor Wayne often calls upon Dr. Swaim to preach, and fill the pulpit in his absence, as well as being elected now as Teacher of the Auditorium Bible Class.
Several years ago, Dr. Swaim was diagnosed with a cancer on one vocal chord. Through much prayer, and appropriate medical procedures, he is now cancer free. To God be the glory, with many thanks also to the VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, for their great work.
Thank you, and may our Lord Jesus make this web site ministry a blessing to you,
Dr. O. Wilburn Swaim Th.D