The Assyrian Antichrist
THE ASSYRIAN ANTICHRIST
Friends, I’m not really interested in who the Antichrist is or where he or she comes from. I mean, I’m not looking forward to shaking his hand or anything. Why would I need or want to know who it is that plans on killing me? All I care about is that he shows up soon and gets his butt kicked quickly, so Yeshua can bring us into His millennial Kingdom. Many scholars and end-time prophecy teachers have written volumes of volumes about the Antichrist. My research is nothing compared to what many have already done and written about, so I’m going to give you a web link at the end of this article, so you can check out some good straightforward teaching concerning the Antichrist. One thing I’ve learned from these brothers is that Antichrist will not be an American, a Brit, or a Roman. Sorry guys, he’ll be an Assyrian. Assyrians are not Kurds, Arabs or Muslims, they are Syriac orthodox Christians, and their occupied homeland is in Northern Iraq; I believe they call that place the illegally named Kurdistan.
You all know the context of Micah 5, where Yeshua is prophesied to be born in Bethlehem. It’s time to reread Micah 5:5-8, 15, “And this One (Yeshua) shall be peace.
When the Assyrian comes into our land,
And when he treads in our palaces,
Then we will raise against him
Seven shepherds and eight princely men.
6 They shall waste with the sword the land of Assyria,
And the land of Nimrod at its entrances;
Thus He shall deliver us from the Assyrian,
When he comes into our land
And when he treads within our borders.
7 Then the remnant of Jacob
Shall be in the midst of many peoples,
Like dew from Yahweh,
Like showers on the grass,
That tarry for no man
Nor wait for the sons of men.
8 And the remnant of Jacob
Shall be among the Gentiles,
In the midst of many peoples, . . .
15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury
On the nations that have not heard (heeded, heard and obeyed).””
Notice that Micah is talking about an Assyrian that appears after Yeshua walked in the Holy Land. When Yeshua lived in Israel, the Assyrian nation had been gone for about 600 years, destroyed by the Babylonians in 612 BCE. This was the deadly wound of Revelation 13:3a, “And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded.” So who is this Assyrian?
Isaiah 19:23-25, “In that day (the last days, time of the end and end of time) there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. 24In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, 25whom Yahweh of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”
Assyria as a nation, a people, survives the Tribulation and apparently gets saved in the end. Assyria is the only one of the seven (think 7 beastly heads) ancient empires that does not exist today, but will be baaaaacccckkkkk. Revelation 13:3b, “And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” Revelation 13:1, “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 17:7-11, “But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8The beast that you saw was (until 612 BCE), and is not (when John was writing), and will ascend out of the bottomless pit (the demonic prince of Assyria will arise) and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10There are also seven kings. Five have fallen (Egypt, Assyrian, Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Grecian), one is (Roman), and the other has not yet come (Ottoman). And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth (revived Assyrian), and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.”
I’ve read there is a belief that the European Union is the 7th revival of the old Roman Empire. Maybe, but the Antichrist is not Roman. Rome never fully conquered the Babylonian or Persian empires. The only empire that ever conquered the whole of the Middle East has been the Arab-Muslim empire. Daniel 11:37, “He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.” Antichrist will be an Assyrian who converts to Islam from his orthodox Christian faith. Islam is the only empire that surrounds Israel today, not Europe. Be looking for a 10-horn coalition of Muslim nations to pull together soon to push Islam upon the whole world and try to push Israel into the sea; that is their goal. Heck, Europe and America are being taken over by Islam even as I write. We do have our problems don’t we?
The truly sad thing about this Assyrian Antichrist scenario is that America is in Iraq today, saying we are fighting Islamic terrorists, all the while, we are funding, supplying, and training the ultimate terror cell, and will soon put forward an Assyrian dictator with an Assyrian/Babylonian army to rule the Middle East and the entire world. You may or may not know how many terrorist organizations the USA has created in the last 100 years, but this one will be our last. You could call this guy our trillion-dollar baby. The Manchild is not the only one being given birth to in the end times.
You think like the Bush and Chaney families that we’re in Iraq for all that oil? Are we trying to mix and mingle iron and ceramic clay cultures together into a democratic government in the Middle East? Oh, please. Daniel 2:43 already straightened us out on that point, “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” That little word for mix and mingle is the same Hebrew word, arab, Strong’s # 6151, meaning to commingle. Yep, you read that right, arab, and you guessed it, it’s only used here in Daniel 2:41 and 43. Meditate on that for a few moments and realize that we will never turn Muslims into Democrats and Republicans. It ain’t going to happen, not now, not ever. Not in America, and certainly not in the Middle East. Just pray that as many Muslims as possible will turn to Yeshua in repentance before He drops the hammer on that firing pin in the Middle East.
Folks, I have not done justice to this subject, because quite frankly I don’t care who the Antichrist is. Who wants to know the guy who wants my head lopped off? I’m sure he’ll be here knocking on my door soon enough. Check out Rodrigo Silva and Joel Richardson’s research on their great website http://www.beastfromtheeast.org. They have many contributors to the site, delve into the history of world empires, give many Scripture references, and reasonably explain this Assyrian Antichrist much better than I can. Check their site out today.
Blessings in Yeshua,
Gene Benjamin II
Ps. My prayer today for the leader of our nation, Hussein Obama: Psalm 109:8, “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.”