Matthew 12:25-26 Applied: Hitler vs Stalin

I like studying the behind-the-scenes aspect of World War 2 because it was a major conflict between the forces of good and the forces of evil in the physical world and in the spiritual world. The spiritual forces of evil backed several leaders during the war, including the two leaders featured in this article: Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. I focus on Hitler and Stalin in this article because I believe that the conflict between these two leaders and their respective countries was an instance that demonstrates the accuracy of Matthew 12:25-26.

Christ suggested to the Pharisees that when Satan is divided against himself his kingdom will fall (and end in its destruction or desolation):

“(25) And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: (26) And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” (Matthew 12:25-26)

Adolf Hitler

I believe Adolf Hitler was possessed by the spiritual forces of evil and led a satanically-inspired empire to make war against the Jews and to annihilate Christianity. Hitler often acted as if he followed orders from a higher power, which did not go unnoticed by those around him. Herbert Döhring, head of Hitler’s household, often watched Hitler walk alone at his mountain retreat nearby Berchtesgaden, Germany. Döhring described the “real Hitler”-a man who may have been taking orders from someone else:

“In fine weather what he would do is walk in the garden at the back. There was a lawn with paving stones leading around it. He would walk around in a trance-like state, totally absorbed. There were strict orders that he could not be disturbed, no matter what. If there was a telephone call, the adjutant could not interrupt him. He would march up and down like this up to 1 ½ hours at an unbelievable speed—left about turn, right about turn. He was completely switched off, and he used to do some of his typical gestures in an ecstatic state. It was interesting to watch him, at least interesting for me to watch him. I don’t know why. I was seeing the real man. He was forging these gigantic plans, and he would stop for a while, and then off he would shoot again as if under orders like a sprinter”.[1]

Hitler hinted that he was indeed taking orders from someone else when he said: “I am following the way shown me by Providence, with the confidence of a sleepwalker”.[2]

Joseph Stalin

I believe Joseph Stalin was possessed throughout his reign. Stalin decimated the Russian Orthodox Church, ordered the execution of its priests, and ordered the destruction of all religious images shortly after assuming power. Stalin replaced the religious void in the Soviet Union by establishing himself as god and received worship from the people who bought into his Cult of Personality.

Like Hitler, Stalin felt no remorse when a life was lost, especially when it got him closer to his goal. In fact, Stalin often personally decided who should or should not be included on death lists he had his men send him virtually every day during the height of his terror against the Soviet people.[3] Sometimes Stalin was disappointed with the number of names on the list, so he wrote instructions on the “disappointing” list requesting that more names get added next time. Regardless of who was listed, according to historian Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko, Stalin’s death quota had to be filled no matter whom was listed: “Just like the production quota for timber, the quota for extermination was over-fulfilled especially among the country’s elite. That was absolutely typical for Stalin’s type of terror”.[4]

Throughout his reign, Stalin authorized the deportations of entire ethnic groups that he did not like from their lands to remote areas of the Soviet Union. Stalin made plans in 1953 to deport and exterminate all the Jews living in the Soviet Union after he grew paranoid about them. However, a couple of weeks before his plan went into action, Stalin suffered a brain hemorrhage that quickly grew lethal. Minutes before Stalin died, witnesses at his deathbed saw something that they would never forget. Here is one account from Stalin’s daughter Svetlana:

“He suddenly opened his eyes and cast a glance over everyone in the room. It was a terrible glance and something incompressible and awesome happened. He suddenly lifted his left hand as though he were pointing to something above and bringing down a curse on all of us. The next moment after a final effort the spirit wrenched itself free from the flesh”.[5]


Before Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union Hitler and Stalin did what you expect two possessed leaders to do behind-the-scenes: cooperate with each other:

  • Before World War 2 began Hitler and Stalin signed a non-aggression pact where they agreed to not attack one another and to share the spoils of Poland with each other.
  • Stalin helped to supply Hitler’s war machine even though his own people were starving. Stalin sent supplies to Germany, including food, as Hitler waged war in Western Europe.
  • I remember reading that at one point Hitler proclaimed that his favorite leader was Stalin (not Mussolini or Tojo).

Satan Divided Against Himself

Hitler and Stalin turned against each other when Hitler ordered the invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Despite being warned that an invasion was coming before it actually happened, Stalin failed to take command of the situation until after the Wehrmacht (the German Armed Forces) already gained a considerable advantage against the Red Army. You’d expect any other leader to quickly take command of the situation, but for some reason Stalin refrained from rallying his people to resist the invasion for a suspiciously long period of time (11 days following the invasion!).

On July 3, 1941 Stalin’s leadership paralysis ended when he finally decided to rally his people to resist Hitler’s war of annihilation. When Stalin made the choice to have the Soviets resist the Germans at all costs you effectively had a case where Satan was divided against himself: two demonically-led leaders engaging in a war of annihilation against each other.

Hitler and Stalin ordered their respective forces to fight to the death and to defeat the enemy at all costs. The war in the Eastern Front was extremely destructive and costly for both sides. However, in the end Hitler’s satanically-inspired empire was left in complete desolation, especially in the eastern part of the Germany where the Soviets sought retribution for what the Germans had done to them just a few years earlier. It was truly a war of annihilation in which Hitler lost.

Christ’s teaching was proven correct during World War 2: when Satan is divided against himself his kingdom will not stand. We may see history repeat itself in the end times following the sounding of the sixth trumpet.

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  1. “Hunting Hitler”. by The History Channel, 2002.
  2. Angebert, Jean-Michel. The Occult and the Third Reich; the Mystical Origins of Nazism and the Search for the Holy Grail. Trans Lewis A. M. Sumberg. New York: Macmillan, 1974. 235.
  3. Stalin used random killings throughout the Soviet Union as a way to keep the population inline. A death list was an instrument that allowed these killings to be administered in an efficient manner. A person could appear on these lists whether they were guilty or not and anyone whose name remained on the list after Stalin signed off on it was to be executed.
  4. “Stalin: Man of Steel”. A&E Entertainment. 2003.
  5. “Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil”. A&E Entertainment. 2002.
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Wayne Croley
Wayne Croley

Hi! I’ve studied and written about Bible prophecy since I was a teenager. My goal is to make Bible prophecy easy for you to understand while avoiding the sensationalism seen elsewhere. I am the author of several end time books, including Prophecy Proof Insights on the End Times, a comprehensive book about the end times. I hold an M.B.A. and degrees in Managerial Economics and Political Science.


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  1. I believe Adolf Hitler was possessed by the spiritual forces of evil and led a satanically-inspired empire to make war against the Jews and to annihilate Christianity. Hitler often acted as if he followed orders from a higher power, which did not go unnoticed by those around him. what load of absolute BS. Hitler was Christian, consider the war as good v evil. soldiers often took communion before battle and their belts had the message inscribed “gott min uns” translated GOD WITH US. Imbecile author that understands nothing about anything

    • You certainly don’t have an high opinion of me. However, my conclusions regarding Hitler are supported by research I’ve done over many years, which include eyewitness accounts from those who were around him.

  2. Why would hitler have such fear at what he “saw”? If one is posessed and recieving information demonically and this entity would like to use you to accomplish it’s goals- why the fear that causes a bed to shake and a person to perspire? Shouldn’t it want you to remain calm, feel you are in control, confident in your ability to carry out what the entity wants? Why would he utter apparent gibberish at times yet be so coherent at other times to lead people as they did? Do you have any thoughts on the “he” who “has been here” that Hitler describes is?

    • I need to revise this article and remove that particular quote. After doing some research, I question the validity of the book where I found that quote.

  3. Wayne,

    Excellent insight on the Hitler topic. I too studied World War 2, and Hitler and the Nazi’s in particular when I was younger and I see many parallels with Hitler and how the coming of the Antichrist will be. Hitler, as evil as he was, is just a foreshadow of things to come.

  4. I agree with Wayne, Ariel, and yes even Angry German… The two men were likely under attack by the devil (by the way, there ARE degrees of possession, sorry Angry German, but the Gospel mentions a LEGION of demons being cast out by Jesus into a herd of pigs…as well as LONE evil spirit cast out from a man…and SEVEN cast out from Mary Magdalene…not to mention a spirit so STRONG that the Apostles by themselves couldn’t cast it out…)

    I also want to mention that Satan works by deception, dividing brothers against brothers, men against men… But that the death of the body means nothing compared to death of the soul…and that only God has the power to take away life in its true form. Therefore, brothers and sisters, we only look at OURSELVES, and resist the temptation to pronounce judgement in a world deceived and suffering

    All those who shed blood will answer for it, and all those who seduce into evil will answer for it… But mercy is shown to ALL who are in Christ Jesus and call on the Lord and turn to Him

  5. Haha, I was JUST musing over Hitler’s amphetamine psychosis. Shamans have known for ages that chemicals alter the protective shell in the psyche and open the spiritual realm. Most of the action in mind altering substances are toxic, rendering the brain from a functioning locus of the senses which reveals the other layers of reality. Drugs make a person more vulnerable to spiritual influences. Evil is evil – it’s not a high. Wouldn’t ya think high people would be just like happy n stuff?

  6. Actually without Christ and an active commitment within the correct faith any average person is just as evil as the next. Hannah Arendt did a post WWII study that defined how if three factors were met, a person would become a murderer. Unless saved you are as evil and as condemned as the fallen.

  7. Your anger blinds you sir or madam. I said that Stalin was arguably just as evil as Hitler. I am not minimizing any of the heinous things that Stalin did. However, Hitler was different than Stalin. Stalin did not have the unnatural charisma that Hitler possessed nor the ability to hypnotize people with his eyes. Hitler was the seventh king of Revelation 17:10. Stalin wasn’t.

  8. you FUCKING stone age christian bastards. Stalin used to prohibit the Russian Church, killing Christians, and is responsable for the RAPE of believing christian-russian women. And this motherfucker here, wants to tell me that “Stalin was not possessed at the degree Hitler was” ? You fucking cultural-marxist piece of shit. I hope you burn in fucking hell.

    • Remember ,you will answer to God at the end of your life ,would you stand before Him and repeat what you have said ? Great article Wayne ;accurate and thought provoking.

  9. Je dois dire que dans l’ensemble je suis très pris avec ce site. Il est évident que vous vous connaissez sujet et vous êtes passionné par le sujet. Je voudrais avoir obtenu votre capacité à écrire. J’ai signet votre site et nous nous réjouissons à plus de mises à jour.Et c’est mon site sur les robinets d’eau, bienvenue à visiter à tout moment.

  10. Rom 11:22 Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

    Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

  11. This article only had a partial amount of information that I have about Hitler

    Hitler was quite adamant-even in the early days of his political career-that one of his primary targets were the Jews. The Soviet Union had a Jewish population in the millions, so the Soviet Union was a place he had to invade if he wanted to reach them.

    I have a book about Stalin’s persecution of the Jews. Stalin’s persecution of the Jews was not remotely close to Hitler’s level of persecution through much of his reign of terror over the Soviet Union. It was not until the early 1950s that Stalin devised a plan to persecute the Jews at a level remotely close to Hitler’s level. But Stalin died before the plan could be executed. Hitler told an aid in the 1930s that he had a short time to rule so the pace at which Stalin persecuted the Jews was unlikely “fast” enough for Hitler’s liking.

    It’s chronicled that Hitler diverted trains in the Eastern Front to carry on the extermination of the Jewish people rather to help his soldiers stop the Red Army offensive. This alone sounds like someone who made persecuting the Jews his top priority.

  12. “(my research suggests that the real reason Hitler wanted to invade the Soviet Union was so he could have a chance to eliminate its large Jewish population rather than acquire living space for the German people). ”

    Actually Hitler stated in his book Mien Kampf that he would attack the Soviet Union which he wrote in prison BEFORE he came to power. The decleration of war between these two powers was around long before Hitler was leading Germany. Why would Hitler attack the Soviet Union to exterminate its Jewish population? Its a known fact that Stalin repeatedly persecuted Jews at Hitlers discresion and even had them sent over to Germany. Stalin didnt retaliate at Hitler because he simply trusted him. There never was an empire, two powers saw a mutually beneficial arrangement. Hitler was in dire need of supplies because he knew he couldn’t trade with Britian when the war would start (the soviet union was more then happy to supply them with said supplies in exchange for high tech weapons) and Stalin was becoming increasingly paranoid of an attack from the west because his military was weak from The Great Purge.

    Also your reference to Hitler following “Providence” is completely out of context. In his book he alludes to a belief in a single diety which he refers to as “Providence” rather than being a follower of a specific religion, agnostic, or atheist. As far as the possessed references you quoted, Hitler was known to be taking a potent combination of amphetamines and vitamins. While amphetamines and cocaine were common in all countries armies involved in WWII, Hitlers combination had a rather unique spark. Most of these symptoms were directly attributed to this drug habit and his cracking sanity on his eve of defeat.

    Finally, Stalin was a much more brutal leader then Hitler. Stalin slaughtered over 30 million of his own countrymen and he was repsoncible for teaching the Germans about concentration camps, such as electrifying the barb wire surrounding them, and about the secret police / propaganda that both utilized.

    While I’ll admit you have an interesting take on the reasoning behind WWII, I cant help but feel facts that don’t line up with your ideas werent included.

    • Just a thought- is it possible to consider that people may become demonically possessed while under the influence of the substances you mentioned, as well as others? I have seen some of these Bath Salt crazies video and the people that can talk, talk a lot about assuming their true form, ask people how they do not know who they are, ect. I saw a woman on some drug start bashing her head bloody in to a drive thru window and tell the employees when she assumed her true form they would bow down to her and she would eat their faces and digest their rotting, devoured corpse meat. And I also have encountered what I know to have been a possessed person, so drug usage or other wise, I am inclined to believe evil forces possess today just as they did in Jesus’ In fact much as their was what might have been an uptick in spiritual influence on our world leading up to and during Jesus presence with us; I believe we may be experiencing a similar uptick in activity now.

      • I think there has to be something about at least some drugs that makes it easier for possession to occur. I have personally witnessed things that I wouldn’t be able to explain otherwise. Just my opinion..