Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.
The Lion is come up from his thicket, and the Destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make the land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste without an inhabitant...(Jeremiah 4:6,7).
And the land, that thou seest now to have root, shalt thou see suddenly wasted.
But if the Most High grant thee to live, thou shalt see after the Third Trumpet that the Sun shall suddenly shine again in the Night, and the Moon thrice in the Day.
And blood shall drop out of the wood, and the Stone shall give His voice, and the people shall be troubled.
And even he shall rule, whom they look not for that dwell upon the earth, and the fowls shall take their flight away together...(2 Esdras 5:3-6).
And they shall know that I am the Lord, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them...
So will I Stretch Out My Hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the Lord...(Ezekiel 6:10, 14).
And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done therein.
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my Sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city...(Ezekiel 9:4-7).
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the Bottomless Pit (the Abyss), whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon...(Revelation 9:11).
Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the Lord, and...the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and light of the candle.
And this whole land shall be a (spiritual) desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon (America) Seventy years (see Chapter 11)...
For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the City which is called by My Name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts.
Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He shall mightily roar upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel...
And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the Lord.
He hath forsaken His covert, as the Lion: for the land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger...(Jeremiah, chapter 25).
The Avatar of Fascism Posed the Century's Greatest Threat to Democracy and Redefined the Meaning of Evil For All Time.
By Elie Wiesel
"Not being a professional historian, (or a theologian), I take on this essay with fear and trembling. That's because, although defeated, although dead, this man is frightening. What was the secret of his Power over his listeners? His demagogic appeal to immoderation, to excess and to simplifying hate? They spoke of his intuitive powers and his "luck" (he escaped several attempts on his life).
Adolph Hitler or the incarnation of absolute evil: this is how future generations will remember the all-powerful Fuhrer of the criminal Third Reich. Compared with him, his peers Mussolini and Franco were novices. Under his hypnotic gaze, humanity crossed a threshold from which one could see the abyss.
At the same time that he terrorized his adversaries, he knew how to please, impress and charm the very interlocutors from whom he wanted support. Diplomats and journalists insist as much on his charm as they do on his temper tantrums. The savior admired by his own as he dragged them into madness, the Satan and Exterminating Angel feared and hated by all others, Hitler led his people to a shameful defeat without precedent. That his political and strategic ambitions have created a dividing line in the history of this turbulent and tormented century is undeniable: there is a before and an after. By the breadth of his crimes, which have attained a quasiontological dimension, he surpasses all his predecessors: as a result of Hitler, man is defined by what makes him Inhuman. With Hitler at the head of a gigantic laboratory, life itself seems to have changed.
How did this Austrian without title or position manage to get himself elected head of a German nation renowned for its civilizing mission? How to explain the success of his cheap demagogy in the heart of a people so proud of having inherited the genius of a Wolfgang von Goethe and an Immanuel Kant?...
And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay...(Daniel 2:43).
Few have inspired so much historical and psychological research after their death. Even today, works on his enigmatic personality and his cursed career are best sellers everywhere...
We think we know everything about the nefarious forces that shaped his destiny: his unhappy childhood; his frustrated adolescence; his artistic disappointments; his wound received on the front during World War I; his taste for spectacle, his constant disdain for social and military aristocracies; his relationship (and subsequent marriage) with Eva Braun, who adored him...
Seek out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them...(Isaiah 34:16).
the cult of the very Death he feared; his lack of scruples with regard to his former comrades of the SA, whom he ordered assassinated in 1934; his endless hatred of Jews, whose survival enraged him--each and every phase of his official and private life has found its chroniclers.
And yet. There are, in all these givens, elements that escape us. How did this unstable paranoid find it within himself to impose gigantic hope as an immutable ideal that motivated his nation almost until the end? Would he have come to power if Germany were not going through endless economic crises, or if the winners in 1918 had not imposed on it conditions that represented a national humiliation against which the German patriotic fiber could only revolt?
We would be wrong to forget: Hitler came to power in January 1933 by the most legitimate means. His Nationalist Socialist Party won a majority in the parliamentary elections. The aging Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg had no choice but to allow him, at age 43, to form the new government...and the beginning of the Third Reich, which, according to Hitler, would last 1,000 YEARS. From that moment on events cascaded...
The fact is that Hitler was beloved by his people--not the military, at least not in the beginning, but by the average Germans who pledged to him an affection, a tenderness and a fidelity that bordered on the irrational. It was idolatry on a national scale. One had to see the crowds that acclaimed him. And the women who were attracted to him. And the young who in his presence went into ecstasy. Did they not see the hateful mask that covered His Face? Did they not divine the catastrophe he bore within himself?...
He wanted to swallow up Russia, Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic countries to augment "lebensraum:" Germany's vital space...
And out of one of them came forth a Little Horn (a corporal) which waxed exceedingly great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Yea, he magnified himself even to the Prince of the host, and by him the Daily Sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his Sanctuary was cast down.
And an host was given him against the Daily Sacrifice (the Mystery of Christ) by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spoke, How long shall be the vision concerning the Daily Sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed...(Daniel 8:9-14).
(From the day that Hitler marched into Vienna in March of 1938, until the allied invasion of Europe in 1944, there are just over two thousand and three hundred days):
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy Place, (WHOSO READETH, LET HIM UNDERSTAND):
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day;
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened...(Matthew 24:15-22).
For these be the days of vengeance , that all things which are written may be fulfilled...(Luke 21:22).
But then why did he launch his destructive war against London? Why did he declare war against the U.S.?...Why did he mandate a policy of cruelty in the Soviet territories occupied by his armies, when certain segments of the population there were ready to greet them with flowers? And finally, why did he invest so much energy in his hatred for the Jews? Why did the night trains that took them to their death have priority over the military convoys that were taking badly needed troops to the front? His dark obsession with the "Jewish Question" and its "Final Solution" will be long remembered...In his testament, drafted in an underground bunker just hours before his suicide in Berlin, Hitler returns again to this hatred of the Jewish people that had never left him.
But in the same testament he settles his score with the German people. He wants them to be sacked, destroyed, reduced to misery and shame for having failed him by denying him his glory. The former corporal become commander in chief of all his armies and convinced of his strategic and political genius was not prepared to recognize his own responsibility for the defeat of his Reich.
His kingdom collapsed after 12 years in a war that remains the most atrocious, the most brutal and the deadliest in history...When we evoke the 20th century, among the first names that will surge to mind will be that of a fanatic with a mustache who thought to reign by selling the soul of his people to the thousand demons of hate and of death." Time 100, The Most Influential People Of The 20th Century, 1998.
And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto him over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth...(Revelation 6:7, 8).
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts...(Revelation 9:20,21).