➲ "Is a two-state Palestine the right solution?" Dr. Swaim's latest in the series, "What In This World Is God Doing?"
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The news media is largely absorbed with coverage of the protests that occurred in Egypt, and are now spreading around the world. While the purpose of those in our own country is different, the idea and inspiration for the take over of State Houses in Wisconsin and Ohio, likely stems from the events in Egypt. Every day the media brings news of protests occurring in additional locations, and the fear of growing unrest in our own land.
All the events we are seeing now in unfolding history are the same as has been prophesied in the Word of God from the beginning. Detailed societal developments increase our understanding of the general prophecies, so that they are becoming clearer to us.
The severity of economic and political unrest in America fuels fears of the abandonment of problem solving through the political process, and the alternative Middle-East-inspired method of taking to the streets.
Where will it all lead, and end? The Word of God is clear, even in the midst of some details not yet so clear. Two things, among many, are very clear, and worth our consideration:
One, America will disappear from leadership on the international scene, in either one of two ways: She will either weaken
politically, economically and militarily to the extent that she will no longer exercise the supremacy among nations she historically
has, but will become just another unheard voice in the halls of the United Nations Assembly. Our nation’s continuing rejection of
Christianity, and denial of the dangers of
Koran-believing Muslims, could bring about her demise as a world leader, and find her committed to an ungodly path.
Or, she will be destroyed--annihilated from the world scene, through nuclear means.
Whether the first or the latter--or yet some other occurrence, which we can’t yet perceive--no one knows. But, we do know that all nations will turn to a path contrary to God. The Book of the Revelation, Chapter 18, makes it clear. Note the repeated phrase, “all nations,” in verses three and 23. We are told that “all nations” will follow the Antichrist, from his Iraqi headquarters in rebellion against God, and will be deceived by the ,Satan's Big Lie and the "Strong Delusion" which God will send. Whatever might be America’s state of existence, if at all, she will be in rebellion against God, and will fall under His judgment.
Two, Israel will be forsaken of all the nations, absolutely friendless in this world, and threatened with total annihilation. Iran is doing the latter, now, but cannot carry out her threats. Israel will be brought to the place where she has no one to whom to turn, but God. When she does so, God will deliver her in the destruction of the Antichrist, and divine judgment upon all her enemies. This will occur at the Return of Christ to the Earth.
A very unique Old Testament Scripture verse declares the above truth, found in Isaiah 1:8. The prophet records God’s portrait of Israel abandoned and all alone. She is painted as a “cottage in a vineyard,” and as a “lodge in a garden of cucumbers.” The imagery is vivid, as one paints the picture in one’s mind. This lodge is Israel, and is surrounded by—not cucumber vines alone—for that is how it is now, with a view focused on the Middle East context. But, in that day, at the end, she will be surrounded by vines which are fully matured and loaded with fruit. The whole world is totally in opposition to her, and determined to rid earth of her presence, once for all. But the vines are loaded with fruit--it is harvest time, and the nations of earth are about to be plucked clean! Israel has disobeyed her God, and been chastised (note the context of the whole chapter), and it appears that she is done for. At the last minute, when it will appear that all is lost, the “besieged city” will be delivered by the powerful hand of her God—hallelujah!—our God!
These things will happen—regardless of whatever error may be found in my expressed views—just as our sovereign God says they will, and in accordance with His unchangeable plan. Observe the cucumbers, and make sure you are on His side!
 It is not radical Muslims whom we need fear, it is simply Koran-believing Muslims who take their guide book at face value.
 Ironically, it appears that our goal to see the Middle East democratized, honorable as that is, may backfire. It may be the very means by which popular vote will empower the enemies of Israel throughout that entire region.
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