An Alphabetical Analysis
Volume 8 - Prophetic Truth - Page 50 of 304
and this figure links the Church of Sardis with this same period, for we read
in Revelation 3:3,4:
'If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief ...
thou hast a few ... have not defiled their garments, and they shall
walk with Me in white: for they are worthy'.
The battle of Armageddon is followed by great Babylon coming into
remembrance, and so is inseparably connected with the coming of the Lord as
given in the nineteenth chapter.
'The great day of God Almighty' of Revelation 16:14 is related to 'The
supper of the great God' of Revelation 19:17, which in its turn is related to
the consequences of a terrible battle 'The flesh of kings ... captains ...
horses ...' and of the occasion when:
'The beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered
together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His
army' (Rev. 19:19).
These and similar items we hope will be gathered together later, when
we attempt a conspectus of the course of prophetic truth.
Assyria is associated with Babel and with rebellion from its inception
(Gen. 10:10), and Sennacherib (Isa. 36 to 39) shares with Babylon and Egypt
the invidious distinction of being an oppressor of Israel.
'My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the
Assyrian oppressed them without cause' (Isa. 52:4).
The Companion Bible here considers that the new king of Exodus 1:8, the
'another king' of Acts 7:18 was an Assyrian ruling over Egypt at the time.
This however seems to be an imposition upon the statement of Isaiah.  He
appears rather to refer to the early oppression of Israel under Pharaoh and
of the more recent campaign of 'Sennacherib king of Assyria' (Isa. 36:1) as
Perhaps the most astounding reference to Assyria in the Scriptures is
that of Isaiah 19:23 -25:
'In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the
Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the
Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.  In that day shall Israel be
the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of
the land: whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying
Blessed be Egypt
My People, and
The Work Of My Hands, and
Mine Inheritance'.
Here is a piece of prophecy that is so far beyond anything that we
should have imagined or expected, as to give us pause when we feel inclined
to say what the Lord will or can do, even with His enemies, in the day of His
glory.  (See article entitled Egypt, p. 187).