Jan Markell

Jan Markell: Rules for Remnant Survival – How to Survive These Last Days

Jan Markell: Rules for Remnant Survival – How to Survive These Last Days

While people in my home state of Minnesota shivered, I spent most of January in California meeting with remnant believers, as well as speaking at churches and conferences. I had much feedback from people, and frankly, a lot of it sounded like this recent e-mail from a gal named Karen. She writes,

If I did not have access to you and a few others online, I would be so isolated! I try to talk to people about issues that are important, including end-times, and they look at me like I am an alien. A few of you help me celebrate my alien status. I feel like a lonely gold fish in a bowl. Prophecy is coming true right before our eyes. You and a few others are making a huge difference with all of us aliens in the world.

So I spoke to and with fellow aliens on this January journey. I even shared a message titled, “Rules for Remnant Survival.” I would like to share a few bullet points from that message on how we can survive these last days. I hope you find these observations and suggestions helpful. Read More


Summoning Up Demons

Summoning Up Demons

Jan Markel | Olive Tree Ministries I have to be honest: This is an article I wish I didn't have to write. The Christian walk is about good news, not bad. So I promise to take some bad news and turn it into good news before I am finished. But some of the paragraphs about which I write contain the inconvenient truth. This is a call to prayer and spiritual warfare. We are battling principalities and powers (Ephesians 6:12) and they are not even subtle today. They are bolder than some believers and some pulpits today. But were the church not here to provide a buffer against evil, the battle would be more intense. Can you imagine the chaos of the Tribulation when there is no restrainer Read More

What Happened to My Church?

What Happened to My Church?

By Jan Markell | Olive Tree Ministries Church issues are the most frequent inquiry I get here at Olive Tree Ministries. Other leaders tell me the same. What has happened in the last 30-40 years Many people visit church after church only to walk away disheartened. Others are lifetime members of a church and have seen changes that left it unrecognizable -- spiritually speaking. Read More

The Blessed Hope or the Blasted Hope? The Attack on Bible Prophecy

The Blessed Hope or the Blasted Hope? The Attack on Bible Prophecy

Jan Markell | Olive Tree Ministries Even folks who generally don't notice our times are paying attention right now. The birth pangs are intensifying with tragic consequences and loss of life. The earth is reeling.  A parade of potentates has addressed the United Nations this week trying to manage earth's problems. The head of the European Union wants to have a single E.U. leader so that body can "make the world great again." Russia is on the move. North Korea is making astounding threats. Iran's intentions are a menace to the entire globe. Israel is striking in Syria. The area around Yellowstone is rumbling. Days of Noah behavior is stunning with the aberrant actions being celebrated. There is a seduction in the storm resulting in end-time deception running amok and false teachings and teachers being glorified. Sound doctrine is scarce. Life as we know it has changed. We are not in Kansas anymore. All of this, and more to come, was predicted for a last generation. Anyone who follows this ministry -- its radio program, website, conference activity, and more -- knows that I have a specific burden. Churches have dropped the greatest news there is today -- the King is coming. And there is a crown for all of those who long for His appearing (II Timothy 4:8). This past summer I put all of these thoughts into a new DVD: "How the Blessed Hope Became the Blasted Hope: The Attack on Bible Prophecy."  It grieves me that the topic is marginalized and mocked but even that fulfills Scripture (II Peter 3:3). Who is responsible for this Consider these issues which represent just a portion of the one-hour presentation: Read More