In Ezekiel chapter 28 the Lord, through the Prophet Ezekiel, gave us a picture of Satan; perhaps the clearest picture in the Bible. There is another being described by the Word of God, and he is referred to as “The Assyrian.”
Brother Ryan Pitterson, in his book Judgment of the Nephilim, discloses several types and pictures that have not been revealed to most Bible scholars. One of the most remarkable is “The Assyrian.” The Assyrian is spoken of by the Prophet Micah:
“And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. – Micah 5:5The “man of peace” is the Messiah, prophesied in the previous verses of Micah, and this Assyrian will be defeated after the first ministry of Jesus, when the Messiah returns as King of kings and Lord of lords. This is a prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled.
In Ezekiel chapter 31, we are given a description of the Assyrian, using metaphoric language of trees, birds and beasts. The Assyrian is a cedar tree. The birds and beasts of the field were under him. The “trees” of the Garden of God are angels who could not compare to “The Assyrian” in power and beauty. They were envious of him, they admired him, and he was their leader.
“Behold, the Assyrian [was] a cedar in Lebanon. (31:3) The waters made him great, the deep (tehowm, the abyss) set him up on high. (31:4) All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. (31:6) The cedars in the Garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. (31:8) I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that [were] in the Garden of God, envied him. (31:9) (KJV – author’s emphasis)
“Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself … and his heart is lifted up in his height; (31:10) I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one … I have driven him out for his wickedness. (31:11) To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether (lower) parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. (31:14) I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted (nacham – to be sorry, regret) in the nether parts of the earth. (31:16) (KJV – author’s emphasis)
The Assyrian, the leader of rebellious angels is condemned to Hell by the Most High God, along with all of those that followed him. They will all regret their decision as they reside in the lowest parts of the earth. God will have the victory! May His name be praised now and forever!
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