Assyria and Bible Prophecy
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King of AssyriaThe Lord was fed up with the Northern Kingdom of Israel and their wickedness. Every king was evil and desired to be like the kings of the nations around them, worshippingidols and forsaking the commands of the Lord who brought them out of the house of bondage. The Bible describes each of the kings of Israel like this:

 

I King 15:34 "and he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin by which he had made Israel to sin."

 

Israelís destruction had finally been spoken by the prophets, who were continually rejected by the rulers. In fact they had so resisted Isaiahís message that, according to tradition, in order to shut him up they sawed him in two in a hollow log.

 

God was swift to use the mighty Assyrians as His instruments of judgment upon his people Israel and many of the territories of the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

 

God allowed the Assyrians to create an "invincible host" far superior in their tactics of warfare than any other people in the ancient world. In fact military strategists today stand in awe of their training and warfare strategy.

 

Assyria became Godís plunderers and because of their disunity within their own land they continually went out to war. In fact almost all of their history was described by mighty monarchs,intense warfare and brutal military campaigns.

 

The Assyrians became proud in their own might, and did not realize that it was the Lord enabling them to be powerful for a season and for a purpose. Their pride, brutality and wickedness reached the throne of the Lord of Hosts, Yahweh Sabaoth, the God of the armies of heaven. It was time for the Lord to deal with Assyria directly, by His own hand.

 

When the king of Assyria came to Jerusalem his invincible army was routed by "the Angel of the Lord" who was not really an angel but the Lord Himself.

 

The mighty Assyrian Empire finally came to an end in 612 B.C. when the Lord caused a great flood to open the way for the Babylonians and the Medes. They were utterly destroyed, never to rise again.

 

The prophets of ancient Israel and Judah were despised, but their messages from God have been preserved, and we have the Biblical testimony of Godís dealings with the Assyrians before the actual events.

 

In this program we are briefly looking at about 20 of the prophecies that were spoken regarding the fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, the campaigns and fall of the powerful Empire who would bring their destruction, Assyria, and the foretelling of Godís protection of His chosen city, Jerusalem.

 

"Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria: 'He shall not come into this city, Nor shoot an arrow there, Nor come before it with shield, Nor build a siege mound against it. By the way that he came, By the same shall he return; And he shall not come into this city,' Says the LORD. 'For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'" Isaiah 37:33-35

 

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Assyria and Bible Prophecy

Assyria and Bible Prophecy Woe Unto Nineveh God will Summon Assyria to Destroy Israel God will Call the Assyrians to Conquer Judah Assyria will Plunder Damascus and Samaria Israel will be Taken Captive to Assyria Assyria will Take Egypt and Ethiopia as Prisoners God will Punish Assyria's Arrogance God will Break Assyria in Judah God will Destroy Assyria with His Voice God's Sword will Devour Assyria God will Defend Jerusalem from Assyria Forty Days and Nineveh will be Overthrown Nineveh will be Ultimately Cut Down Nineveh will be Made Desolate Nineveh will be Made Naked God will make Assyria a Desolation The Pride of Assyria will be Brought Down Assyrians will Accept Jesus

"Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation. I will send him against an ungodly nation, And against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, To seize the spoil, to take the prey, And to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Yet he does not mean so, Nor does his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And cut off not a few nations." - Isaiah 10:5-7
 

Introduction

Overview

Assyria - God's Plunderers Isaiah 10:5-6

Assyria will Strip the Land of Judah Isaiah 7:17-25

Assyria Will Plunder Israel Isaiah 8:1-10

Assyria Judged Because of Pride Isaiah 10:5-34

Assyria Will Be Broken In the Holy Land Isaiah 14:24-28

Assyria Will Hear the Gospel Isaiah 19:23-25

Assyria Will Conquer Egypt Isaiah 20:1-6

Assyria Will Be Punished by God Isaiah 30:27-33

Assyria's Fall Will Not Be By Human Hands Isaiah 31:8-9

God Will Protect Jerusalem From Assyria Isaiah 37:21-36

Northern Kingdoms Will Attack Jerusalem Jeremiah 1:15

Jonah's Message to Nineveh Jonah 3:1-4

Nineveh Will Be Utterly Cut Off Nahum 1:1-15

Nineveh Will Be Laid Waste Nahum 2:1-13

Nineveh Will Be Stripped Naked Nahum 3:1-19

Assyria Will Be Made a Desolation Zephaniah 2:13-15

Assyria's Pride Will Be Brought Down Zechariah 10:11

Prophecies of the Captivity of Israel Hosea 8-9

When Your Enemies Are The Size Of Assyria - A Heart Message

 

Woe Unto Nineveh
God will Summon Assyria to Destroy Israel
God will Call the Assyrians to Conquer Judah
Assyria will Plunder Damascus and Samaria
Israel will be Taken Captive to Assyria
Assyria will Take Egypt and Ethiopia as Prisoners
God will Punish Assyria's Arrogance
God will Break Assyria in Judah
God will Destroy Assyria with His Voice
God's Sword will Devour Assyria
God will Defend Jerusalem from Assyria
Forty Days and Nineveh will be Overthrown
Nineveh will be Ultimately Cut Down
Nineveh will be Made Desolate
Nineveh will be Made Naked
God will make Assyria a Desolation
The Pride of Assyria will be Brought Down
Assyrians will Accept Jesus

 

Charts and Information

List of Kings

List of the Kings of Assyria

Map of the Assyrian Empire

Map of Assyria in the Ancient Near East

Historical Writings

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 

Timeline of Events 

 


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