These following scriptures show that the Assyrian and the Beast are one and the same person!
Isaiah 30 shows the "Mountain of YHWH" being set up (verse 29), meaning the Kingdom of God, see Isaiah 2; Micah 4; Daniel 2:35, 40-45. Then God will: "... through the voice of YHWH shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod" (v.31). Do you see! At the time of the setting up of the Kingdom of God, God will strike at the "Assyrian," and defeat him because they make war with him. This describes the second coming of Christ in the book of Revelation
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast... These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast...These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful...And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, [THE WORD OF GOD HEB 4:12] that with it he should smite the nations:..And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, [Gog, and Chittim] and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army...And the beast [THE ASSYRIAN] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone...And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.[see also Ezekiel 39:17-20]" (Rev 17:12-14; 19:15, 19-21).
Germany's Final Repentance
God sent the prophet Jonah to ancient Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria. The Ninevites repented. After World War II, Germany was faced with the question of national repentance. Had America and Britain repented of their sins, they could have been used as was Jonah to bring the Germans to repentance. But our people refused. We did not show the Germans God's Way. We tried to convert them to democracy -- our human way. But God's way is not democracy!
The entire book of Nahum -- one of the so-called Minor Prophets -- is devoted to the final punishment of the German-dominated Church-State union yet to arise in Europe. The setting of the prophecy is the original fall of Nineveh about 612 B.C. What happened to Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria, was a type of what will happen in our day! Notice that the actual setting of this prophecy is the time of God's "wrath" -- the Day of the Lord (Nahum 1:2, 6). That day of God's intervention is YET FUTURE. It has not happened yet! This prophecy, then, is for our day! Now notice Zechariah 10:11. Here is another prophecy against Assyria. This prophecy was written almost a century AFTER the original fall of Assyria. It has never been fulfilled since. Yet God declared it would happen: "The pride of Assyria SHALL BE BROUGHT DOWN." Compare this with Isaiah 14:24-27. This could not happen UNLESS THERE WERE AN ASSYRIA TODAY -- a nation so powerful as finally to be able to carry our people captive in world war (Zech. l0:l0).
These prophecies are to happen "in that day" -- the climactic time of the end, when God intervenes in human affairs (Isaiah 30:31 and 31:8). When the nations learn their lesson -- learn that war does not pay, then "In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptians 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 Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance'" (Isaiah 19:23-25). Yes, that wonderful day of peace is coming. No more war, no more international friction! But before that time there are mighty big lessons to learn, and much suffering to be endured. Human beings, it seems, will learn no other way! But for those who do repent now, who do seek God's protection -- no matter in what nation they live -- God promises: "I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth" (Revelation 3:10).