The Assyrian in the Last Days

The Assyrian is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. Before I studied this entity I thought he was simply a king of the Assyrian people. However, I discovered that in addition to the description of the Assyrian found in Ezekiel chapter thirty-one (discussed in a previous lesson), this entity is found in relation to the Last Days of Bible prophecy.

Brother Ryan Pitterson, in his book Judgment of the Nephilim, connects the Assyrian with the leader of the rebellious sons of god (B’nai Elohim) who saw that human women were beautiful and took any of them that they desired as “wives.” (Genesis 6:2)

The Bible uses the Assyrian to represent a type of evil entity who seeks to destroy the lineage of the Lord’s chosen people. The Lord speaks of the Children of Israel who previously went down to Egypt, “and the “Assyrian” oppressed them without cause.” (Isaiah 52:4) Here Pharaoh, who sought to destroy the descendants of Abraham by killing all the male children, is called “the Assyrian.” I have come to the conclusion that the Assyrian is not a specific man, but an evil spiritual being.

Micah chapter five prophesies the coming Messiah. We are told that He would be born in Bethlehem (verse 2). “And He shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD His God.” (verse 4) The Messiah will be the peace of Israel “when the “Assyrian” shall come into our land.” (verse 5). This is clearly during the second portion of the ministry of Jesus when He returns, and is prophesied in Zechariah 14:3.

Ezekiel chapter thirty-one is a statement against the “Assyrian.” He is metaphorically described as the highest of cedar trees who, because of his wickedness, was cast down to the lowest parts of the earth to lie in death “with the uncircumcised.”

Isaiah 14:8-11 mirrors the language of Ezekiel chapter thirty-one, using the metaphor of the cedars and speaking of the king being brought down to Hell. This prophecy includes an event that has not yet occurred. “… I will break the “Assyrian” in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot.” (verse 25)

And finally, in Isaiah chapter thirty-one the Lord confirms the end of the “Assyrian.” He shall fall by the sword. (verse 8) The “Assyrian” is a wicked and evil spiritual being that apparently will be involved in the events of the Last Days, or the Day of the Lord. But the Lord will have the victory! Praise His name, forever!

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