What is the Meaning of “The Assyrian Shall be His King?”

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What Is The Meaning ​o​f “The Assyrian Shall Be His King”?

Hi R____,

You ask what this verse means:

Hos 11:5  He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.

What we are being told is that once Christ begins to give us an unsettled and uncomfortable spirit of conviction of how we have given our lives over to the desires​ of our flesh and after He has begun to drag us out of our sinful ways, then, if indeed He is dragging us to Himself, we will never again be allowed to return to that completely carnal way of life. Instead we will begin to see that we still fall short in our daily lives and to sooth our conscience,​ we will begin attending a church which is nothing less than one of the 40,000 plus daughters of the great whore of Revelation 17-18.

A ‘whore’ is an unfaithful wife, and that is what every church organization with a statement of beliefs and a 501-C-3 tax status is. Christ is not an ‘organization’. Rather, Christ is a living organism dwelling within everyone who He is calling out of organized religion to do the things He tells us to do.

Luk 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Luk 6:47  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Luk 6:48  He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luk 6:49  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

There is not one church or one minister in a thousand who does not teach you to get out and vote and join the military and defend your family and your country. There is not one church which does not teach you to defend yourself at all costs. I am no fool. I know it is naturally impossible to be obedient to these words of Christ:

Mat 5:38  Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Mat 5:39  But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Mat 5:40  And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
Mat 5:41  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Mat 5:42  Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 
Mat 5:43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 

All of these are “the things that I say”, and they are literally impossible for our natural man to do. But “Christ in [us]” can do all things:

Php 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Christ twice tells us:

Mat 20:16  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Mat 22:14  For many are called, but few are chosen.

“Few” is defined for us in these words in answer to His disciples’ question, “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Mat 24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mat 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [8 people saved out of possibly many ​millions.]
Mat 24:38  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Luk 17:32  Remember Lot’s wife. [Three out of “Sodom… and all the cities of the plain”]
Luk 17:33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Luk 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

That is the meaning of not returning to Egypt, but being given over to the Assyrians, who are the same people as the Babylonians who carried Israel off into captivity.

We are warned:

Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 18:5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

“Babylon the great,​ the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth” is not just Christendom. It includes Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and all the religions ​of this world. That includes secularism and atheism, which “worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator”.

It is only when we “come out of [Babylon]” that we can begin to truly know Christ and His Father, which is eternal life.

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

I hope this helps you to see the spiritual message in these words:

Hos 11:5  He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
Hos 11:6  And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
Hos 11:7  And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

YbiC, Mike

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