Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth: Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
KING OF ASSYRIA SENNACHERIB PUNISHED BY GOD
There are seven things the Lord hates and a proud look is at the top of the list (Pro 6:16-17). It was the Lords purpose that was necessary to stop Israel from completely forsaking God with their idols. Assyria was the instrument of His correction. Simply because the Lord uses us does not make us impervious to the Lord’s laws. The humble receive His grace (Jam 4:6). Making Jesus Christ Lord of your life is the best step of humility anyone can take.
GOD’S JUDGMENT ON ASSYRIA
Isa 10:12 When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.
Isa 10:13 For he says: “ ‘By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, because I have understanding. I removed the boundaries of nations, I plundered their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their kings.
JERUSALEM’S DELIVERANCE FORETOLD
710 BC (U)
2Ki 19:7 Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.’ ”
THE ANGEL OF THE LORD DESTROYS ASSYRIAN ARMY
710 BC (U)
2Ch 32:21a And the LORD sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace.
SENNACHERIB (SARGON II) KILLED
2Ki 19:37 One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.
Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system. ** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.