ADOLF HITLER OF GERMANY
Adolf Hitler of Germany was a typical example of man who lived by violence, and died by violence. He massacred millions of Jews among other atrocities. He plunged the world into Second World War, in which millions of people died; and subsequent partitioning of Germany. Whatsoever one does on earth, whether good or bad, there is always a payback day.
Dictator Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, near German border, on April 20, 1889, and was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. When Hitler was 3 years old, the family moved from Austria to Germany. As a child, Hitler clashed frequently with his father. Nationalism became the motivating force of Hitler’s life.
Hitler’s father was the illegitimate child of a cook named (Maria Anna) Schicklegruber. This cook, the grandmother of Adolf Hitler, was working for a Jewish family named Frankenberger, when she became pregnant. Frankenberger paid Schicklegruber, a paternity allowance from the time of the child’s birth up to his fourteenth year.
Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics, as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, otherwise known as the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as dictator within that period. His policies engendered World War II and the Holocaust.
Hitler was saddened by the collapse of the war effort. This reinforced his passionate German patriotism, and he was shocked by Germany’s surrender in 1918. Like other German nationalists, he believed that the German army had been betrayed by civilian leaders and Marxists. He found the Treaty of Versailles degrading, particularly the demilitarization of the Rhineland and the stipulation that Germany accept responsibility for starting the war.
Hitler announced commencement of national revolution and declared the formation of a new Government. After a short struggle including 20 deaths, the coup, known as the “Beer Hall Putsch,” failed.
Hitler was arrested few days later and tried for high treason. He served a year in prison, during which time he dictated most of the first volume of Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) to his deputy, Rudolf Hess. The book laid out Hitler’s plans for transforming German society into one based on race.
Hitler used his position as chancellor to form a de facto legal dictatorship. He suspended basic rights and allowed detention without trial. Hitler also engineered the passage of the Enabling Act, which gave his cabinet full legislative powers for a period of four years and allowed deviations from the constitution.
As head of state, Hitler became supreme commander of the armed forces. He began to mobilize for war. Germany withdrew from the League of Nations, and Hitler announced a massive expansion of Germany’s armed forces.
The Holocaust was also conducted under the auspices of racial hygiene. Between 1939 and 1945, Nazis and their collaborators were responsible for the deaths of 11 million to 14 million people, including about 6 million Jews, representing two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe. Deaths took place in concentration and extermination camps and through mass executions. Other persecuted groups included Poles, communists, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and trade unionists, among others. Hitler probably never visited the concentration camps and did not speak publicly about the killings.
On September 1, 1938, Germany invaded Poland. In response, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Hitler escalated his activities in 1940, invading Norway, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium. Hitler ordered bombing raids on the United Kingdom, with the goal of invasion. Germany’s formal alliance with Japan and Italy, known collectively as the Axis powers, was signed to deter the United States from supporting and protecting the British.
On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Hitler was now at war against a coalition that included the world’s largest empire (Britain), the world’s greatest financial power (the U.S.) and the world’s largest army (the Soviet Union).
Facing these odds, Hitler’s military judgment became increasingly erratic. Germany’s military and economic position deteriorated along with Hitler’s health. Germany and the Axis could not sustain Hitler’s aggressive and expansive war. In late 1942, German forces failed to seize the Suez Canal. The German army also suffered defeats at the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk. On June 6, 1944, the Western Allied armies landed in northern France. As a result of these significant setbacks, many German officers concluded that defeat was inevitable and that Hitler’s denial would result in the destruction of the country.
By early 1945, Hitler realized that Germany was going to lose the war. The Soviets had driven the German army back into Western Europe, and the Allies were advancing into Germany. On April 29, 1945, Hitler married his girlfriend, Eva Braun, in a small civil ceremony in his Berlin bunker. Around this time, Hitler was informed of the assassination of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Afraid of falling into the hands of enemy troops, Hitler and Braun committed suicide the day after their wedding, on April 30, 1945. Their bodies were carried to the bombed-out garden behind the Reich Chancellery, where they were burned. Berlin fell on May 2, 1945. Five days later, on May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
Hitler’s political program had brought about a world war, leaving behind a devastated and impoverished Eastern and Central Europe, including Germany. His policies inflicted human suffering on an unprecedented scale and resulted in the death of an estimated 40 million people, including about 27 million in the Soviet Union. Hitler’s defeat marked the end of a phase of European history dominated by Germany, and the defeat of fascism. A new ideological global conflict, the Cold War, emerged in the aftermath of World War II.
At the Potsdan Conference (17th July to August 1945), after Germany unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945, the allies divided “Occupation Zone Germany” into four military occupation zones—France in the Southwest; Britain in the northwest; United Stated in South; and Soviet Union in the East.
Authoritarian rulers and sit-tight dictators who perpetuate themselves in power by systematic suppression and killing of political opponents, other ethnic groups like Hitler, shall never know peace. They are the root cause of unrest and wars in their countries. They spend a lot on military hardware, arms and ammunition. Billions and trillions of dollars, are being spent to sustain wars against rebels or militants; and invariably to sustain authoritarian and other evil rulers.
Services of foreign troops and mercenaries are engaged, yet the rebellion persists. At a stage, it will appear as if all the rebels have been wiped out by Government forces, with help of foreign allies. But suddenly, the rebels will resurface to wreck more havoc: killing, burning houses, and destructing infrastructures. And the vicious circle continues!
SOWING AND REAPING
God Almighty created this world in such a way that, whatsoever a man does, whether good or evil, there is a payback time. It’s like sowing a seed. If he ‘sows’ in good deeds, he shall surely harvest good deeds. On the other hand, if he sows evil, it will surely come back to him someday. It will boomerang on him.
The righteous is like a tree planted by the rivers of water. Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper– Psalm 1-3.
The evil doers or law breakers, shall never have rest of mind. Apart from suffering the consequences of their actions, God uses law-enforcement agents to deal with them. Somebody who sheds innocent blood, get involved in armed robberies, or other heinous crimes, shall one day face wrath of the law, or God’s visitations here on earth. They shouldn’t forget God’s injunction that bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. He who sheds blood shall have his own blood shed by man.
He said, as the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not so he that acquire riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. He that rewards good with evil, evil shall never depart from his household. Evils that men do live with them.
Biblical King David, during his life time, committed adultery and subsequently murder. He lay with another man’s wife, and caused the husband to be killed in a battle front. Within few years, God visited his atrocities. Acts of rape and adultery were recorded in his household. The LORD temporarily removed him from his throne, and restored him later after allowing him to pass through hardships and humiliations. His own son tried unsuccessfully to overthrow him. God said to him, “INhed innocent blood, swords shall never depart from your household.”
Instances abound in this world where dictators and other evil doers, reap the fruits of their wickedness. Remember Samuel Doe of Liberia, who butchered his fellow human being alive. At God’s appointed time, He allowed some persons to butcher him alive as well. He paid him back in his own coin.
RE-UNION OF FATHER AND SON
It happened that a certain man impregnated a girl. He vehemently denied responsibility for the pregnancy. He sternly warned her and her relatives, never to come near him for anything. Little did he know he would someday have strange encounter years later, with the unborn child, when he grew up.
Months passed, and the lady put to bed a baby boy. He nursed and catered for him with the help of her parents and other relations. Decades passed, and the male eventually graduated from university. He secured employment and few years later, became the manager of a company.
Then, this young man began to search for his estranged father. It was a long search without success. He resigned himself to fate. But one day an incident occurred. His company advertised for job vacancies, including for those of security men. One the day of interview, the ‘father’ surfaced to seek employment as security man. The young manager was head of panel conducting interviews. The now elderly man was disturbing the whole place, in a desperate attempt to get a job. He couldn’t wait for his turn before going in for screening. He jumped the queue. His impatience was caused by years of severe hardship he was passing through. He had no wife, no children.
At a stage, the manager came out and warned him to conduct himself orderly He threatened to disqualify him, if he continued his nuisance in that place. Suddenly, something seemed to strike him. He took a long look at the man, and remembered the photograph of his father; his mother presented to him many years ago. It was a striking resemblance of the man standing before for a job. He called the elderly man aside, and asked him some probing questions: the place he came from and where he grew up, and so on. He was amazed to discover him as his ‘missing’ father who abandoned his mother with pregnancy.
As they were talking together, people around became inquisitive. They were murmuring that the two must be father and son. The duo looked very much alike despite the age gap. There was no way the elderly man could deny him being his son; for they look almost alike. God’s providence made him to accept what he denied decades ago. God said, there is nothing hidden under the son that shall not be made manifest.
THE “COCOA NUT” ENCOUNTER AND THUNDER
Sometime ago, an old woman begged a young school boy to climb her cocoa nut tree, and pluck some cocoa nuts for her. She had the evil intention of getting the boy killed. But, it boomeranged on her and her accomplice.
The small boy, the only child of his parents, told the woman he was just back from school (primary School), and very tired. He insisted he needed a rest. The woman begged him the more to pluck some cocoa nuts for her. She assured him of good reward. After much persuasion, the tired boy reluctantly dropped his school box by the side of the tree, and began to climb. He reached the top and started to kick down cocoa nuts. They were falling on the ground with interesting rhythm.
As they were falling, the wicked woman put her two hands on her head, and raised alarm. She was crying and shouting that a thief had invaded her home. She yelled for help from the villagers. Instantly, a mob gathered in her compound, and was furious at the boy. They went there with all manner of local weapons: catapults, clubs, local guns of hunters, kitchen knives, name them. They commanded the ‘thief’ to come down quickly.
Meanwhile, there was a law in the community that whoever stole, should be buried alive, no matter how insignificant the items stolen might be. The mob was raining curses on the innocent boy, calling him rogue and all sorts of derogatory names. As he was getting down, people were digging his grave. When he landed, he tried to explain to them what actually transpired: how the woman appealed to him to pluck cocoa nuts for her. He told them he was tired, after closing from school. He showed his school box beside the cocoa nut tree.
They insisted he had stolen, and must be buried alive, according to the law of the village. Only one elderly man objected to their evil plan. He counseled them to leave the boy alone; that he was innocent. He explained to them that “there is God in heaven, who looks down in the kingdoms of men, to pay everyone according to his deeds.” They refused, and ordered the boy to go and lie inside the grave, and they began to cover him with sand.
As the sand was covering him, the old man with contrary view left in anguish along with his walking stick. There was pandemonium in the land. Suddenly, the weather changed, as if it was about to rain. Then, God released a mighty thunder on the people who gathered there. The thunder struck and made a mince meat of them all; with exception of the man opposed to burying the child alive.
Their dead bodies were all over the place. Instantly, a mighty and mysterious hand went and drew out the boy, who was half buried in the emergency grave. The boy, who is now a man, has a scar on his left hand when he was pulled out. He is well and hearty. Later, there was mass burial, and wailing in the community. After the mourning, the remaining inhabitants gathered in the village square, and deliberated on the unfortunate incidence.
They unanimously repealed the obnoxious and devilish law of burying human being alive, no matter the atrocity committed. That law originated from the devils a juju priest was serving. The latter claimed he heard from the gods or ancestors. The villagers took a firm decision to destroy all idols and deities in the land. They resolved to worship the only true God Almighty, the creator of the whole universe.
SURVIVOR OF TWINS
Sometime ago, a woman gave birth to a set of twins—all boys. The juju priest in that community, went and collected them; and threw them into the evil forest (abattoir), according to their evil custom. For days, they were crying uncontrollably and unattended to, in the bush. One day, God moved a “white” missionary serving in the locality, to stroll nearby. As he was moving closer, he was attracted by the cry of a baby. He went right inside the bush; and behold, a dying baby being bitten by ants. His twin brother had already been bitten to death by the ants.
He had compassion on him, and took him home. The child was well taken care of by the missionary station. He was treated by medical team, and was well fed. When he came of age, he began attending missionary school. Years later, he attended their bible college.
Then, came his ordination as a Reverend Minister. Virtually, all inhabitants of that community gathered to witness the event. The missionary gave life history of the man: how he was thrown into the evil forest, along with his twin brother to die. But, God saved his life for a purpose. The inhabitants of the community wept for joy, as he was ordained as a Minister. After the ordination, the young minister was given the opportunity to preach to the people which he did well. They danced and gave thanks to God, for rescuing their son.
Then, they took a swift decision. They went round the entire community, burnt down all the shrines, and other satanic places of worship. They got hold of juju priests, native doctors, their agents, and beat them up mercilessly. They were actually beaten to submission. Those who refused to change, fled from the community. Up till today, no juju priest or his agent, can rear his ugly head in that village, for any demonic activity! People of God took possession of village, and drove away evil from the land.
SET UP TASK-FORCE
We urge Nigerian Federal Government, and other governments over the nations, to establish special taskforce to eliminate ritual killings, disappearance of human beings for rituals, kidnapping, and all worth not. Let them investigate the nefarious activities of: herbalists, native doctors, juju priests, and other members of secret societies. These people are wrecking havoc in the society with impunity. They are directly and indirectly involved in all these rituals and evil activities. The rate of ritual killings in the country is increasingly alarming; the highest anywhere in the world. It is believed to be higher than deaths through accidents. Federal Government has the capacity to virtually put to an end to this man’s inhumanity to man.
She needs the will power to do so. There is nothing extra-ordinary about these heartless agents of Satan. They butcher their fellow human beings like animals, and sell the parts for charms and other diabolical purposes at exorbitant prices. Of course, they are cannibals. Their so-called evil powers have limitations. Nigerian Authorities should constitute groups of crack detectives, which will include Believers baptizes in the Holy Spirit, to round up these undesirable elements and public nuisance. They use some: ware houses, thick forests, etc, as their human abattoirs.
Some ritual killers disguise as mad men; going naked with only dirty pants on, and bare-footed. Of course their hairs appear unkempt and bushy. They move around on lonely places with sharp machetes. Anybody who sees them can mistake them for mad persons. But, they are very deadly. At any opportunity, they kill and butcher people like animals.
Let Armed Forces comb forests, including so-called evil forests to arrest these agents of darkness; and rescue their human captors. These evil agents use human parts for money rituals; to prepare charms for armed robbers, and other evil people. They encourage people seeking for false power and protection, to commit rape in order to revive their diabolical powers. That is one of the main reasons rape is rampant in the country. All these ritualists should be brought to book, and their shrines destroyed. Time has come for them to be demystified. God Almighty, creator of the whole universe, is much greater than all, including the devils that are using them.
Most of the money juju priests, native doctors, and their likes make, go to the devils they serve. When you go to their houses, you will hardly see any good chair to sit on. Many of them still have bamboo chairs and bamboo beds in their wretched homes. They live in mood houses with thatched roofs.
They claim to make people very rich through ritual killings; yet they themselves are paupers. A lot of them appear as haggard as mad people. The devils they serve collect most of the money they make, and leave little for them. In the sight of men, they charge their clients high fees, and collect huge some of money from them. However, it doesn’t reflect in their scanty possession and wretched lifestyle. The average native doctor or juju priest is like a bank cashier, who counts a lot of bundles of money daily. At the end of the month, he will be given relatively little from it as his wages. These evil geniuses are the wretched of the earth; who work under task masters.
God said, “Come unto me all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”—Matthew 11: 28-30.
A juju man used to go to the riverside in the night. There, he would turn to a crocodile, and move inside the river. Later, he would swim back to the bank of the river, where it would change to human being. But, one day something sad happened to him. He changed to crocodile as usual and began to swim inside the river. As he was swimming, stubble struck on the left eye, and he was seriously wounded. When he eventually emerged from the water, he became permanently blind in that eye.
One day, he quarreled bitterly with his wife, to the extend he beat her up. The woman was so infuriated, that she exposed him before the public. She said her husband was blinded in one eye, when he turned to crocodile inside the river, and was hit by stubble. Then, that secret was brought to light; for God said, there is nothing hidden under the sun that shall not be made known.
Majority of mad people, or mentally derailed people, are victims of self-inflicted wounds. Either they are into illicit drug taking, or their diabolical powers have boomeranged on them. A young man was raised under strict parental care while with his parents. But, when he left home to be on his own, he soon joined a bad company. Due to peer pressure, he joined gang of marijuana smokers and cocaine addicts.
Soon, they took to crimes like: robbery and kidnapping, in order to be able to raise money to buy the Indian hemp and hard drugs they were addicted to. They would go to public places like restaurants and cinemas, and shoot indiscriminately to kill and rob people. Some of them would just shoot and kill fellow human beings for the evil pleasure of it. They were mentally derailed.
Then, came the repercussions. Some of them were shot dead in a shoot out with law enforcement agents. While others had serious mental problems, including himself, for drug addiction. Today, he is a mad man; wearing dirty and tattered clothes, trekking bare-footed. He picks from the dustbin and begs for money.
A man in secret society used to boast of his diabolical powers: his ability to afflict people with various diseases including madness. But he failed to realize that there is a “law of boomerang,” governing every diabolical attack. Take for instance, for somebody to be struck with blindness, if it can’t hit the target, it will go back to the sender and hit him.
One day, he sent the devil he was serving to strike a righteous couple, with blindness and madness respectively, in the mid-night while asleep. The devil went on the errand, but couldn’t get close to husband and wife; not to talk of afflicting them. With anger, he rushed back and struck the man who sent him, with blindness, and his prodigal son with madness; as he vowed not to go ‘empty handed.’ Evil that the man planned against God-fearing family bounced back on him and his own family. God said, “he that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaks a hedge, a serpent shall bite him—Ecclesiastes 10:8.
There is a reward for hardwork. School dropouts and their likes, won’t know it until it is too late for them. When other students face their studies in school in order to come out successful, potential school dropouts will be whiling away their time on frivolities.
The latter see the world as a bed of roses. Their attendance of classes or lectures are usually scanty. Many of them waste their school fees on merry making: drinking, smoking, and womanizing. Eventually, they leave school without sound education or certificates. Of course, they will become liabilities to the society: taking to crimes, and other illegalities. At the end of it all, they will be jailed or even killed.
God said, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways, and be wise: The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.”
A certain institution has its motto as: “Dignity of Man Through Labour.” Hardworking and focused students usually leave school in flying colours. They turn out to be useful and productive citizens, who fear and reverence Almighty God, creator of the world.
There is a payback time for everything done under the earth; whether publicly or confidentially. God sees everything and everyone clearly. At the appointed time, He will punish or reward everyone according to his deeds. He said, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let
him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be—Revelation 22: 11-12.
I would like you to take a firm decision to reverence and worship the only true God. He said, “Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches. But let him that glory glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercises lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, said the LORD”– Jeremiah 9: 23-24. As you submit yourself to the will of God, I pray that He manifests Himself strongly to : protect, heal, provide and bless you abundantly. Amen.