the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel with the Good News of Yeshua
Bella and Simcha Davidov
Prelude to World War II
Simcha and Bella Davidov
The Lord is a man of war, YHVH is His name. Pharaoh’s chariots
and his army He has cast into the sea…You have overthrown those who rose
against You: The enemy said: I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide
the spoil…I will draw my sword, My hand shall destroy them…You stretched
out Your hand; Your right hand, the earth swallowed them. Ex. 15:3,4,7,9,12)
Who are the enemies of God? They are the ones who are the enemies of His people,
Israel. And God said He will fight for Israel and destroy them.
Hitler, in his speeches to the German people said that the Jews were the enemy
of Germany. It was a lie. The Jews just wanted to live in peace and have a
good life. They even contributed to the welfare of Germany. They fought in
WWI for Germany. Most considered themselves Germans first and then Jews. But
Hitler wanted to kill them and take their possessions.
Hitler planned his military takeover of Europe carefully and in stages. He
wasn't afraid to go to war to achieve his goal. First he was successful in
turning democratic Germany into a dictatorship. Then, In October 1933, Hitler
withdrew from the League of Nations, with the excuse that Germany was now militarily
weak due to the Treaty of Versailles following Germany's defeat in WWI. He
said Germany now had to take measures to protect herself.
In the months that followed, Hitler tripled the size of the German Army and
completely ignored the restrictions on weapons that had been imposed by the
Treaty of Versailles. By 1935, when it was clear to Hitler that no action
was going to be taken against Germany for breaking the Treaty of Versailles,
He felt strong enough to start military enrollment, confident that both France
and Britain were unwilling to go to war. He therefore decided to break
another aspect of the Treaty, by sending German troops into the Rhineland,
the west bank of Rhine, on the border with France. That area was demilitarized
under the Treaty of Versailles.
The French government objected to German troops on their border, but didn't
want to take action without the support of the British. The British government
argued against going to war over the issue.
Full of confidence that his gamble had paid off, Hitler began to make plans
to make Austria part of Germany. In March 1938 Austria’s Chancellor Schuschnigg,
who opposed Hitler, resigned. He was replaced by Seyss-Inquart, the leader
of the Austrian Nazi Party. He invited the German Army to occupy Austria and
proclaimed union with Germany the following month.
Hitler's next move was to take over the Sudetenland area in Czechoslovakia
close to the border with Germany. He threatened to do so in his meeting with
British PM Chamberlain.
Counting on the British and French dislike of the communists and their reluctance
to join forces with the Soviets, Hitler didn’t take no for an answer, even
when Chamberlain informed Hitler that his plans to invade Czechoslovakia
Desperate to avoid war, and anxious to avoid an alliance with Joseph Stalin
and the Soviet Union, Chamberlain and the French leader Daladier met with Hitler
in Munich on the 29th of September, 1938 and agreed that Germany could have
the Sudetenland. In return, Hitler promised not to make any further territorial
demands in Europe (which he never intended to keep.) That day Adolf Hitler,
Chamberlain, Daladier and Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement which transferred
the Sudetenland to Germany. Czechoslovakia's Head of State, protested at this
decision, but Chamberlain told him that Britain was not willing to go to war
over the issue of this area. On the 1st of October 1938 Germany invaded Sudetenland,
an area that is nearly all mountain fortification and Czechoslovakia’s defense
From his meetings with Chamberlain, Hitler had discovered that the British
PM would do anything to avoid military conflict. Chamberlain feared the devastation
a modern war would bring on the western world, and the possibility of a communist
takeover. Hitler's words in private after that meeting: "This fellow
Chamberlain shook with fear when I uttered the word war. Don't tell me he
Hitler’s next plan was to invade Poland. He wanted to reclaim areas of land
Germany conquered in WWI that was lost by the Treaty of Versailles. Chamberlain
tried at this point to get tough with Hitler and convinced him that Britain
would indeed go to war if Germany continued to invade other countries. The
British government also sent diplomats to the Soviet Union to explore ways
of joining forces against Germany.
The British government was still uncertain about actually signing a military
agreement with the Soviet Union. While they hesitated, Hitler signed an agreement
with Stalin. The Nazi (Fascist)-Soviet (Communist) Pact took the world by surprise.
Fascists and communists had always been enemies. However, both Hitler and Stalin
were opportunists who sought to divide Poland among them. Hitler later broke
this agreement and went to war with Russia.
In August 1939, Hitler devised a plan to make it appear Poland had tried to
invade Germany. Concentration camp prisoners were dressed in Polish uniforms,
shot, and then placed just inside the German border. That was Hitler’s excuse
to order the German Army to invade Poland on September 1, 1939. The rest is
At the start of the Second World War, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced
that the United States was going to remain neutral, and that the American people
had no desire to become involved in the war. However, Roosevelt sent supplies
and loans to Britain to enable her to continue fighting the war. Later on the
United States was forced to enter the war. It became the most devastating World
War, and introduced the most devastating modern weapon, the atomic bomb.
Today the world is facing threats of another world war. Will
the world learn from history? Will the world fall into the same trap and act
on self interest?
Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is the enemy of the Jewish people and
the Land of Israel. Since 2005 the Iranian leader has become is known for
his anti-Israeli remarks when he said the Jewish state should be "wiped off the map." Other
quotes: "The Zionist regime is a threat to all nations...Zionism (Jews)
is a dreadful party, a feared party, that was behind the First World War
and the Second World War, whenever there is a conflict or war - this party
(Zionism) is behind it.
In 2009 Ahmadinejad announced that his country would persist with its nuclear
After years of claiming that their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes,
it is now known that Iran is developing nuclear. Just before the report was
to be published, there were heated discussions in Israel about a possible attack
on Iran to stop the threat of Iran developing the Bomb. The consensus in Israel
is that the time is now to consider it, because the window of opportunity is
closing for such an action. Both the pro-attack and the ones who oppose it
understand that the decision that will be made next summer will be irreversible.
All who debate the subject, be it in Israel, in the Arab nations, or
the western countries, are aware that Iran is most definitely entering the
last stages of completing the uranium enrichment process. And that if Iran
is successful in obtaining the critical mass of the material to produce just
one nuclear war head, it would mean an immediate attack on Israel.
The Shiite Muslim nation of Iran operates with a completely different mindset
than the West, whose rationale is based on a Judeo-Christian belief system.
The Shiite Muslims (10-12 % of the Muslims in the world) believe that the end
justifies even violent means. Some of them go as far as injuring themselves
to identify with their martyred leaders murdered by their Sunni Muslim brethren.
They consider Jews and Christians the enemies of all factions of Islam, and
not worthy of having any form of sovereign nation (that includes mainly Israel).
For this reason, Iran is supporting any terror organization that is fighting
Israel and/or the West west, be it Shiite or Sunni, and has no problem in pushing
the button against them.
Many in Israel think that as long as Iran still doesn’t have nuclear weapons,
Israel and the West need to prevent them by hitting them first. A preventive
strike now would be less detrimental to the citizens of Iran, because an attack
on active nuclear plants will kill and injure many more civilians.
no doubt that the aim of Israel is to destroy any Iranian nuclear capability
and not cause unnecessary human casualty. Every strike by Israel, and in any
stage of the Iranian nuclear weapons development, would follow by a massive
missile attack on Israel by Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. With what's
happening in Syria today, it is unlikely the Syrians would join joining them
in fighting against Israel.
The Syrian leader's Army is busy with a bloody
civil war, and he needs them to help him stay in power.
Experts here think that if Israel postpones the attack on Iran, leadership
in Syria and Egypt might change, and the new ones may very well be more hostile
to Israel, and show their anti-Israeli sentiments by joining the fight against
Another consideration is the coming elections in the US. The candidates will
most likely avoid confrontations with Israel, so Israel has a year of grace
on the American front. We saw this in this week's statements of most Republican
candidates who support Israel vis-a-vis Iran.
Sanctions on Iran
The most effective weapon the U.S. and Europe have against Iran is to impose
an oil embargo and measures against Iran's Central Bank. That action may cause
the price of oil to skyrocket. While Because of the upcoming election in the
US, and his desire to be reelected, Obama cannot risk an economic problem and
a strain on Western financial recovery programs. So even though the West may
announce harsh sanctions, they would not be harsh enough to cause Iran to retreat
from their nuclear plans.
As it stands now, the nations are fearful of the results their actions against
Iran will bring. Again, as it was with Hitler, this fear gives Iran's leaders
the confidence to continue their plans in building themselves up to be able
to strike Israel. And from what we hear from world leaders, even with their
support of Israel and announcements that Israel's security is in their best
interest, when the time comes, Israel will stand alone against the enemy
(Iran). But Israel is not alone, the God of Israel will fight for her.
As believers we know that God's first and foremost plan is for Israel to be
saved (Rom. 11) and it is a cardinal part of His End-Times plan. Now more than
ever we need to intercede for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Dear friend and prayer partner, PLEASE PRAY WITH US:
1. FOR SALVATION THROUGH YESHUA TO MANY, IN ISRAEL
AND THE NATIONS.
2. FOR WORLD LEADERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO REALIZE THE THREAT FROM IRAN.
3. FOR THE LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL TO KNOW WHAT TO DO.
Thank you standing with us through your prayers and support.
For salvation to Israel and the nations,
In Ashdod, Israel
Simcha and Bella Davidov