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Satan Possessed Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler is one of the most terrifyingly evil men in history. What was the real source of his mesmerizing power?

Because of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, 60 million people died in World War ii. Winston Churchill called it the unnecessary war, because the West allowed Germany to build up a formidable military and break every post-World War i treaty pledging not to rearm.

The Germans are a great people, but they have been led into supporting most of the prophesied seven resurrections of the Holy Roman Empire. Hitler was the head of the sixth resurrection.

The Jews have often been called God’s chosen people, but Hitler said that was no longer the case—that the Germans had replaced them. He said he would finish what Jesus Christ supposedly tried and failed to do: eliminate the Jews.

At a rally in Nuremberg in 1938, “Hitler had brought from Vienna, after 140 years, the insignia of the First Reich—the imperial crown, the orb of empire, the scepter of the imperial sword. At the presentation of these symbols of imperialism, he solemnly vowed that they would remain in Nuremberg forever” (John Toland, Adolf Hitler). Hitler deeply valued the history of the Holy Roman Empire.

When Hitler was a teenager, one of his friends said the young Hitler “was absolutely convinced that one day he, personally, would give commands whereby hundreds and thousands of plans and projects he had at his fingertips would be carried out.” This may seem like an unusual destiny, but it was prophesied in your Bible in a powerful way!

Prophecy About Hitler—and His Successor

The main force behind the Holy Roman Empire is Satan the devil. He fights against God’s plan and prophecies.

“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space” (Revelation 17:10). When God revealed the meaning of this prophecy to the late Herbert W. Armstrong, our predecessor, the sixth “king” of the Holy Roman Empire (Hitler) was on the scene. The seventh one is almost here! Because of the division in the European Union, it isn’t hard to imagine this group being pared down from 27 member nations to just 10—just as the Bible foretells (verse 12).

“These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast” (verse 13). This is the seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire.

The good news: “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” (verse 14). Violent world events caused by this bloody empire will lead directly into the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!

Hitler’s Vision

Hitler said nobody else could lead the Holy Roman Empire like him. He was a different kind of person. What motivated him? How was he so powerful? I want to show you that he was Satan-possessed.

Most people are still unaware of the vision that motivated Hitler. Robert G. L. Waite quoted him as saying, “We are not a movement. Rather, we are a religion” (The Psychopathic God—Adolf Hitler). He wanted to be a religious figure—and he was. He built a colossal assembly hall that was viewed more as a secular cathedral than a capitol; it was a place of worship.

In 1918, as Hitler recovered from wounds at a military hospital, he finally understood his purpose. Waite wrote:

He was the leader sent by destiny. He must answer the ‘voices’ that he said he heard—like Joan of Arc—distinctly calling him as he lay in his hospital bed. The voices told him to rescue his motherland from the Jews who had violated her. … He told an aide that during the preceding autumn, as he lay wounded in a military hospital, he had received a supernatural vision which commanded him to save Germany.

Of course, Hitler thought that God gave him this vision. He was horribly deceived. “I go the way that providence dictates for me with all the assurance of a sleepwalker,” he said in 1936. Satan groomed him from a teenager to become a sleepwalker! Does someone in control of his mind behave like a sleepwalker? This is absolute proof of the devil, yet people scoff at the mention of his existence.

“He insisted … that his early years in Vienna were absolutely crucial to his career because ‘at that time I formed an image of the world and a view of life which became the foundation for my actions …. I have had to change nothing’” (ibid). Hitler deviated not at all from this perverted vision!

What made Hitler stand out? He was possessed! The true source of Hitler’s vision was Satan, the god of this world! (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Satan’s Rebellious History

Lucifer was one of three archangels, the highest rank of angel. He was a great cherub covering the very throne of God, learning from God all the time. God sent him to Earth to oversee a third of the angels as they put the finishing touches on its perfect creation. But Lucifer rebelled, contorted into Satan, and eventually deceived every angel under his command. He convinced them to try to overthrow God! (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28).

“Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created” (Ezekiel 28:12-13). This chapter talks about a “prince” before transitioning into this description of a “king.” Clearly, this king is the perfect spirit being who later became Satan. He is closely linked to a “prince,” or a human ruler. This indicates Satan’s ability to possess or strongly lead human minds.

Do you realize that Satan can get control of world leaders and transform them into unusually cruel destroyers like himself? Satan certainly did this to Hitler. The final leader of the Holy Roman Empire will experience a “mind change” (Habakkuk 1:11). He will possess power beyond his own human capabilities (Daniel 8:24). We must grasp the enormous magnitude of Satan’s power!

“Eden” in Ezekiel 28 is dual. There’s the garden of God in the heavens, and the garden on Earth where Adam and Eve chose to follow Satan instead of God. The splendid physical garden was only a type of the garden of God! God will soon make the Earth look like His garden, then do the same to the entire universe! Those who are called out of the world today to do God’s Work and proclaim His warning message will receive the most spectacular reward: sharing Jesus Christ’s throne and leading this vast beautification project forever. We will succeed where Lucifer failed!

Irresistible Influence

Hitler’s vision was powerful. His influence over others was “absolutely irresistible,” according to Harvard graduate Ernst Hanfstaengl. His eyes were hypnotic. German dramatist Gerhart Hauptmann said staring into Hitler’s eyes was “the greatest moment of my life!” An American ambassador’s daughter called Hitler’s eyes “startling and unforgettable.” (Request our free, full-color booklet Germany and the Holy Roman Empire to learn more.)

“Suddenly this man, who has been awkwardly standing around … begins to speak, filling the room with his voice, suppressing interruptions or contradictions by his domineering manner, spreading cold shivers among those present by the savagery of his declaration, lifting every subject of conversation into the light of history,” said one of his political opponents, Konrad Heiden. “[T]he listener is filled with awe and feels that a new phenomenon has entered the room. This thundering demon was not there before; this is not the same timid man with the contracted shoulders. He is capable of this transformation in a personal interview and facing an audience of half a million.”

Does such a transformation of character seem normal to you?

“Other opponents observed the same phenomenon: A limp, little man changed into a force of overwhelming power, the stream of speech stiffening him ‘like a stream of water stiffens a hose’” (The Psychopathic God—Adolf Hitler).

After a speech at the Reichstag, an English observer, Maj. Francis Yeats-Brown, said this about Hitler: “During the rhetorical passages his voice mounted to the pitch of delirium: He was a man transformed and possessed. We were in the presence of a miracle.” Hitler was “possessed”! He practically hypnotized his followers by the power of Satan!

Learning Our Lesson

What kind of cruelty exists in this world, and continues to increase, because we haven’t learned the lessons of the Bible and history? God loves all mankind! We’re His creation. He wants to teach us how to live.

Habakkuk 1 discusses an end-time system of government in a “bitter and hasty nation” with a long history of starting wars: Germany. The leader will be empowered by the devil! This seventh resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire will treat humans like animals!

Just look at the history of this empire. European parliamentarian Otto von Habsburg, a descendant of the Habsburg dynasty that lasted 400 years and at one time ruled the Holy Roman Empire, said, “We possess a European symbol which belongs to all nations of Europe equally. This is the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, which embodies the tradition of Charlemagne.” Charlemagne led the First Reich. Hitler led the Third Reich! Both were leaders of the Holy Roman Empire!

Charlemagne is becoming more and more popular in Europe today. He was a leader willing to wade through rivers of blood to convert Europe to his religion! Hitler tried to uphold Charlemagne’s legacy.

We must learn from this history and be alarmed at current trends, which are leading to the rise of the bloodiest empire of all time and to the return of our Savior! That’s the most wonderful news you’ve ever heard, spectacular in every way!

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