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It could even be that before there were men to name them, they possessed names. There is no record what the nonhuman inhabitants of these lands were like before the First WorldТs cataclysmic destruction. Inhabitants they seemingly had, but just what sort, we can only conjecture. However, it is the sad fate of earth that the original inhabitants still exist, probably in demonic form. They must have rebelled against the Most High God and Creator, enlisting in the cause of Lucifer the fallen archangel. That rebellion led to their overthrow and destruction in a sudden, world-wide cataclysm. Yet God does not destroy immortal spiritsЧthey are given everlasting punishment not extinction. That was the case with Lucifer and his angelic coherts, and so it seems it was the case with the terrestrial inhabitants who first lived upon the Earths. What can be learned about the first inhabitants of the Earth? For one thing, the peculiar, pathological qualities of these spirits can be observed even today as they manifest themselves in their original homelandsЧand they manifest themselves in consistent patterns! Evidence for that is seen in the rulers, particularly, from Persia to Lebanon. Anyone who wishes to list those qualities merely has to examine the characters and deeds of Middle Eastern rulers. Their characters and behavior exhibit consistent patterns by which the fallen spirits can be known. Ancient beyond knowing, Assyria is mentioned in the holy writing of Moshe (or Moses) to have a great river, the Hiddekel (later called Tigris). That river watered the plains of Assyria, so that it was rich in agriculture from earliest times of habitation. Unlike Babel to the south, the river banks supplied ample quarries of limestone for building, yet the preferred building material was the easily worked sun-dried mud brick. It was natural as well for Assyria, though a later offshoot of Babel, to think of herself as the center of the Universe, for she was placed centrally between all the lands that rose up in the east. To the north was Urartu (Van, or Armenia), to the east lay Persia, Elam and Susa. To the South lay Babel, Egypt and Ethiopia. And to the west lay Hattu, Syria, and Phoenicia (or KenТnan, the Land of Purple, and later to be called Lebanon and Israel). With no mountains to wall her off from trade with neighbors, the plains of Assyria afforded easy access and egress. International trade, with all its hazards and benefits, being the equivalent of taking a wolf by the ears, was probably invented in Assyria. Most ancient, well-watered and fertile, supplied with unlimited building material of mud brick and stone, and blessed with a long growing season and a mild winter, Assyria was destined to become rich, populous, and happy through animal husbandry, agriculture, and weaving of fine, woolen goods for trade. But happy, it was not. How so? Assyria lacked natural borders, its cities lying in easy and convenient reach of all its envious, greedy neighbors, who were all powerful rivals of Assyria from early on. The same river that brought life-giving water in abundance also brought invading armies who followed these natural lifelines to locate cities and towns founded along its banks and tributaries, such as the Lesser and Greater Zab. The same plains that produced unbounded food and wealth also resounded with the tramp of enemy infantry and the thunder of their horse-drawn chariots. Both river and plains invited incursions from friend and foe alike. Raids by wild tribesmen from the hills and mountains to the north and east were even more likely, the farmers learned from bitter experience. No village could survive alone, it was discovered, as the tribesmen found little difficulty in overcoming its defenses. Several villages lying close by each other had better chance to fend off attackers. But even these could be taken relatively easy, if they were surprised and attacked at night. So the loose confederations of unwalled villages soon learned to band together for greater defense in walled towns and cities, the walls being extended far enough to enclosed considerable agricultural land, with guards set at the thick wooden gates leading in, and watchmen posted on the walls and gates at night to give alarm if enemies appeared. The walls grew larger with the years until they formed virtual mountain-like barriers shielding each complex of allied villages . Seemingly, the Assyrians could not build them high and wide enough, even after they succeeding in raising and training an invincible army. Would the Assyrians, challenged on all sides, choose faith in God or fear? The Assyrians failed early on to rely on the Most High God for their defense. They turned polytheist and began to worship their own founding fathers such as Nimrod and Asher as well as many Уsons of godsФ, idols they made with their own hands and darkened imagination, trying this one and that to help them deal with the rampaging spring floods of the Hiddekel, which often swept away major portions of their laboriously built walls and cities, besides drowning much cattle and many people. Witchcraft, divination to foretell the future, and sorcery to manipulate other people or sicken and kill them, also flourished. Idols set up in temples staffed by greedy priesthoods could be bribed with gifts to produce desired things, such as fertility and protection. The rulers and kings, most of all, resorted to building up fighting forces that could go out and attack their neighbors before they themselves came against the Assyrians. Having created their own defense with enormous walls and an armies that could be sent out on long expeditions, the Assyrians set in motion a war machine that, seemingly, could not be stopped, as long as they could supply the manpower and materials to keep it running efficiently. Swollen with pride in their success at overcoming formidable natural handicaps, the Assyrians no longer contented themselves with their own ample territories. They reached out to not only raid but rule oppressively over the nations of the earth. The cities of Assyria swelled massively in population, both slave and free, and were made splendid with palaces, temples, mansions of the upper classes, and, of course, mighty walls and towers. The luxuries and wealth of the world poured into Assyrian hands, and the people grew more and more cruel, selfish, and greedy. The captives taken in wars were employed as forced labor, to build, to serve in houses and in the palace, and as field-workers. The good looking women and girls among the captives were made concubines and mistresses. Assyria, the economic and cultural center of the east, might have been a land bestowing great blessing on its neighbors, but it became a land of robbers, full of witchcraft, immorality, and cruelty. Expressing the character and quality of its original inhabitantТs demonized spirits, no other country, however wicked, could equal Assyria in vice and brutality. All this they achieved by dint of their own strength and perversity, without requiring any assistance by the star-stones which would come, much later, to seduce and destroy mankind. Yet the gifts of the Creator God are Уwithout repentance,ФЧthat is, He does not take them back just because the recipient proves unworthy of them. An increasingly wicked Assyria remained, if not the apple of GodТs eye, a land loved by Him because, though it fell into gross darkness. Moved by His own plans, the Almighty waited for the right moment to revive the people after a time of the most cruel subjection to other nations and hostile religions. God fully intended to gather the Assyrians together again and make them His standard-bearers. From what line did the Assyrians spring? If not from the First World (no written account of it exists except a reference by Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 24:1), and if not from the Second World (described in Genesis), then early in the Third or Noahic World (or post-Flood), Assyria officially came into existence. For Ham was a son of Noah, and Cush was a son of Ham. 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