Jan Markell, who desperately wants people to keep following prophetic indicators (as she defines it), has resorted to attacking every other Bible-believing Christian in the world who dares to question her interpretation of news events.
In one of her latest newsletters (original is here), Jan makes several statements that we simply cannot let stand. These statements range from nasty, to unbiblical, to just plain goofy. And none of this is helpful to the building up of the Body of Christ.
The title of her newsletter is “Rules for Remnant Survival: How to Survive These Last Days”. In this newsletter, Jan shares that she has been speaking with other like-minded Endtimes hobbyists who are bemoaning the fact that their friends and family are not being nice to them. One of these people says this:
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…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.
Jan’s reply is that the person should hold on to their viewpoints regardless of what people might say. In fact, she insinuates that being an “alien” is a badge of honor:
So I spoke to and with fellow aliens on this January journey.
I would agree that Christians who live a true Christian life are ostracized, but people making predictions about a soon-coming day when millions of people vanish from the planet is not what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he talked about being “aliens” in Ephesians 2:12-13:
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Paul’s use of “alien” here is that of a group of people – Gentiles – who were alienated from God until they became followers of Jesus Christ. Not alienated from their families because they are obsessed with Prophetic News interpretations.
Though almost always in vain, these believers have talked to church leadership about their concerns, including topics missing from the pulpit, but they are generally blown off. Some are asked to leave the church.
It’s sad if pastors don’t even take an audience with members who have questions or concerns, but to make a blanket statement that people who want their pastors to discuss the news of the day in a “Prophetic” light are “generally blown off” is an unfair characterization.
Many churches today do not want to be caught up in the endless speculation that Jan thinks is important. They rightly discern that recycled hype has no place in the pulpit. And if pushy members are going to insist that they start holding meetings to discuss these topics, perhaps that pushy member should find somewhere else to meet.
We should expect mockery and worse as it is predicted (II Peter 3:3, 4). Watchmen are going to be seen as trouble makers for we are studying and keeping alert. We understand the times as did the sons of Issachar (I Chronicles 12:32). The tragedy is that our critics are the clueless ones.
There is a lot I could say here, because this is truly pathetic. For Jan to call anyone who questions her view of news events as a “mocker” is mean-spirited, unhelpful and just plain ignorant of this verse in 2 Peter.
Peter wasn’t talking about hype-driven speculation regarding the Second Coming of Christ. He was talking about Jews, which is why he references “The Fathers”, in his day, the last days (see 1 Peter 4:7). We know that all of the Apostles talked about their time as being “the last days” (1 Cor 10:11, Heb 1:2, 1 John 2:18). Peter was thus warning that his time would be marked by people doubting the coming judgment of Jesus on Jerusalem and the second temple that He had promised would happen within a generation (Matt 24:34).
It might be convenient for Jan Markell to simply wave off opposition by calling people lustful mockers. But it is Jan Markell who continues to wake up every morning with absolutely zero of her predictions in place.
Nonetheless, when it comes to charting our times and the lateness of the hour, stick to the Bible. Trendy new “signs” and theologies come along frequently. Some are intriguing and thus become an Internet sensation.
Not much to say here, other than “Jan, take your own advice.”
Understand that the end-time church is racing towards Laodicea and is more interested in conforming than transforming.
This is probably one of the more mean-spirited comments I hear from these Endtimes Professionals. They believe that Revelation 2-3 speak of the history of the church, and that the last church, of the Laodiceans (Rev 3:14-22) is the final church of the Age. None of this is actually in the Bible, by the way – so much for reading the Bible “literally” and not adding to it. But meanwhile Jan makes an enormous fallacy by assuming WE are that last church period. Therefore we MUST see the church slide into lukewarm behavior. I find this mean-spirited because even Jan herself would admit that millions of people are being saved in China and the Middle East, where you can be imprisoned or executed just for being a Christian. Is Jan going to call all of those people “lukewarm”??
Things are going to grow darker and we must shine brighter! News of the day can be shocking and disheartening. God is trying to wake us up and shake us up so we will look up.
Tragically, this message is a key component of pre-millennial teaching. Jan and others preach that we are on board the sinking Titanic and there isn’t anything we can do to stop the inevitable slide into hell. Notice that her charge to the Christian remnant is to “look up.” Not “get busy about the Father’s business”. Not “get out on the street and preach”. No…Jan wants us to be about the business of Endtimes Speculation, which is what a “Remnant” believer does. And it just so happens that Jan’s business is producing content to support that.
I will try to be kind in my summation here. Jan Markell is simply not consistent. She does not have an honest view of either the present time or history, and she does not interpret the Bible honestly. Somehow she can stand behind pulpits and tell people they are a small remnant, a special group, and in the next breath boast about her conference overflowing the church she uses to host it. She can admit freely that people like her have been predicting the end for 100s of years, even in the face of mocking. But then tell her followers that mocking is a sign that we are at “the end.” And so on.
Hopefully more Christians will start holding people like Jan Markell accountable for what she says. Jan makes a very good living pushing these views (her public records show an annual income of nearly $200,000 the past few years). I’m not saying that she is behaving in a fraudulent manner. What I am saying is that pushing a view that is known to be debated in the church, as if only people who follow your view are true Christians, while meanwhile you make a tidy living from followers of you view … smells funny.
12 thoughts on “Jan Markell Says the Remnant Church are People Who Agree with Her and Attend her Conferences”
Jan was talking about the Jewish people. The time she is talking about is called “The Time of Jacobs Trouble”. Jacob was the patriarch of the twelve tribes of Israel. 1/3 of the Bible is prophetic. Jesus Christ was prophesied 3500 years before he was born
YESHUA’s Return is our BLESSED HOPE!! PRAISE JESUS…HE’S COMING SOON!!!
Interesting you wrote this in February 2020 and said that Jan Markell “woke up every morning” with none of her predictions coming into place. Ever since, the times have erupted with signs of the end times. For any Christians to deny bibical prophecy is being fulfilled now, in September 2021, they are just refusing to acknowledge the truth. Not saying rapture is imminent but these are definitely signs that we are in the beginnings of the end times. Unless we want to completely ignore the signs that Jesus told us to watch out for.
Prove it. All you are doing is saying the same thing people have said for 100s of years. I’m not mocking you, just stating facts. Maybe it’s you that needs to actually understand what the Bible says. And no, Andrea, nobody has been raptured into heaven yet. Jesus has not come back to earth yet. That is what Jan keeps pushing – that this is going to happen any second. And it never does.
Sir, you are a prophetic sign yourself. (In the last days there will be mockers and scoffers Saying where the sign of His coming, for since the fathers have died it is as before, or something to that effect. I’m sure you know the verse).
And you are incorrect in saying that no one has been raptured yet. Enoch for one and Isiah for the second. Additionally, if you aren’t seeing the signs of the season of the last days and the soon appearance of Jesus in the sky for the rapture of his Bride the Church, then you walk in darkness and are under a delusion. I don’t know if your NAR or Kingdom Now, but that isn’t biblical.
I would like to understand where the rapture is actually mentioned in the Bible. Not where it is assumed, but where it’s mentioned. I agree that prophecy is coming true, but I disagree with pre-trib rapture. I would greatly love it if the rapture was actually uncovered.
I agree with the previous men of God that we’re taken off the earth; however, the green word harpazo never suggests rapture in any of its uses.
No, Sheila, your tired response is competely without merit.
1. I never mocked Jesus
2. I never mocked His coming
3. I never questioned His coming
4. I never mentioned “fathers”
I merely stated the FACTS – that people have been speculating for generations, and always 100% wrong.
You rapture idolaters can’t handle that truth.
I recently went on her YouTube channel and called it an echo chamber or to me it is a cult as they are not open to even debating subjects let alone
I got so much abuse in the comments from getting called Satan’s errands boy and other things which I love because I know that as soon as anyone resorts to ad hominem attacks I know they have no arguments
They do not interact with any outside influence as according to the bible she should not even be in leadership
To me the worrying thing is there are people in this group who thinks that the pre trib doctrine is essential for salvation
The ironic thing is that they are all about bible prophecy but it is more unbiblical bible prophecy as they never actually wrestle with any texts
To me it is so cultish
I could write a book on the amount of abuse that the pre trib church has caused me
Why did they call you satans errand boy? What did you say or points of view did you have, according to them, to warrant that??
So I’m writing this on Feb. 22nd 2022. I see the decline of the U.S. and the rise of Russia. I see the prophecies of Ezekiel 38 forming as turkey and Iran have sided with Russia. The Saudi’s that will protest the Magog invasion are at peace with and doing business with Israel. I see the New World Order showing it’s ugly head in Europe (revived Roman Empire anyone??) in the form of the world economic forum led by Klaus Schwab. He was bragging about how they have their people installed in every relevant government of the world. Like Justin Trudeau, Angela Murkell, Gavin Newsom, and Vlademir Putin, to name a few. Their “Great Reset” is global domination with them in charge. Klaus wrote a book about it, so it’s not a conspiracy. Bill Gates has his “ID2020.” Quantum doy anyone?? I see lawlessness happening everywhere. I see secular political interviews with politicians serving in our House of Representatives talking about how “……..the Democrats desperately want us in the coming global economy and want us all under a global digital currency” (GA rep Marjorie Taylor Greene in an interview on Steve Bannon’s war room sometime in Feb 2022). What more do you want to see to know that Jan Markell is correct. That fig tree is starting to bloom!! Noah just finished the ark, and boy, it’s starting to rain!! This is it. Let go of earthly things. “When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draws near”. -Jesus
I agree! But He also states in Matthew 24 that it is after the great tribulation that the sky is rolled back and we are to be gathered…
I 100% guarantee, you are wrong. You aren’t going to be raptured out of this.
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