Understanding the Times

Jan Markell

The Impending Financial Collapse in Light of End-Time Prophecy

June 9, 2012
Jan's guest is Christian economist John Terry. There appears to be global economic financial collapse in sight so how does Bible prophecy play into this? Europe is struggling for its very survival. America shivers in Europe's shadow. Global debt will probably be the primary issue the Antichrist uses to unify the planet and win friends! He'll wipe all debt away. Economic issues are also shaping America's Fall election as revealed by nearly every poll. Jan and John remind listeners that God is in control and that Christians have an opportunity to shine in this darkness. Terry offers other tips and insights to help you understand economic issues today. www.revelationfiles.com.

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Jan's guest is Dr. Michael Coffman. The two discuss his new book, "Plundered: How Progressive Ideology Is Destroying America." If you want to know what's happened to America politically and ideologically, this info is for you! Progressivism is on overdrive now in Washington, and it's in both parties. What can Christians do about it? Progressives feel only government can solve problems. They are well-intentioned but fallen mankind cannot make progressive ideas work. This is vital info as we head to America's November election. We carry Coffman's book here. To learn more about Coffman, visit www.epi-us.com.
June 2, 2012
Jan's guest is author and evangelist Ray Comfort. In Ray's new book, "Hitler, God, and the Bible," he reveals how Adolph Hitler used the Bible to undermine a nation. Most Germans were members of a church, yet eventually they would have no trouble singing hymns as well as Nazi songs. They would swear oaths to Hitler and forget God. This was possible only because the church in that era was riddled with apostasy. Germans, therefore, looked to Hitler for divine truth, more than God. Germany had a "remnant church" led by Bonhoeffer, Niemoller, Barth, and others, and most, though not all, perished. Jan brings out elements of her own classic book, "Trapped in Hitler's Hell." Ray then makes a comparison of the Nazi Holocaust and the holocaust of babies today. He references his hit DVD, "180." Find Jan's book here. Today's apostasy-riddled church in the West should learn the lessons of the German church. Learn more at www.livingwaters.com
May 26, 2012
Eric Barger sits in for Jan and discusses science-related issues with Jay Seegert. Before Jesus was Savior, He was Creator, so why are science-related issues and the book of Genesis not discussed more frequently? Many churches just allegorize Genesis as well as Revelation. Eric and Jay then discuss the top 10 questions concerning the creation-evolution debate. You don't want to miss this as your own questions will be among them. For more info, visit www.cecwisc.com and www.ericbarger.com Olive Tree Ministries carries several products produced by Eric Barger found in our store at www.olivetreeviews.org
May 19, 2012
Radio producer Larry Kutzler is guest host and on Israel's Independence Day--May 14-- talks to two Jewish believers about the church's missing agenda: Israel. The church today either ignores the topic or mishandles it by twisting Scripture. Could the church today be less dysfunctional if they did not abuse or ignore "the apple of God's eye?" All three men are pastors and offer great insight into the dilemma. For more info, www.fire-church.org or www.junevolk.com.
May 12, 2012
We play a message given by Dr. Mark Hitchcock at "Understanding the Times 2011." The topic: "2012: If it's Not the End of the World, What's Next?" Mark gives some insights into the Mayan suggestion that there may be an apocalypse in December, 2012. Students of the Bible know the world won't end at that time, but what might happen on that date or shortly thereafter? This is a sobering wake-up call and a message to Christians that the hour is, in fact, very late. How can we make the Mayan prediction work to our advantage to win souls while there is time? You can order CDs or DVDs of this conference here. We have conference products going back several years if you would like to check that out.
May 5, 2012
Jan's guests are Jack Kinsella and Ken Ham. Kinsella and Jan discuss the chilling connections of the "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS) crowd. The violent "Arab spring" has finally come to America. Chaos is about to be unleashed by the OWS crowd of Communists, Socialists, anarchists and general Leftists. This is a part of the "lawlessness" predicted in the Bible. Jack and Jan focus on the good news that reflects: Christ's return is imminent. Ken Ham and Jan discuss Noah's Ark as Answers in Genesis is building a full-scale model of the Ark, to be finalized by 2014. The ramifications of the Ark are fascinating, from the care of the animals to the fact that the planet was one entity before the deluge, not many continents. The good news is that this is a symbol of salvation and Christ has the Ark door open today offering safety and eternal life to all who accept it and enter in. www.omegaletter.com   www.answersingenesis.org
April 28, 2012
Jan's guest is Jonathan Cahn. The two discuss his book and film, "Harbinger." Is this America's final warning or just a fictional narration? He relates what he feels are parallels between ancient Israel and America, explaining America is not a chosen nation such as Israel. As Israel was warned but ignored the warnings, he feels America is doing the same. There are nine parallel harbingers. They key verse is Isaiah 9:10 which was quoted by America's leaders following 9/11. These same words were spoken by Israel in defiance to God. The Harbinger phenomenon has its critics and supporters so you have to weigh it for yourselves. Because of the extensive information, you can hear the extended information in the Web audio bonus below. The book is now in film form: "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment." Olive Tree is not carrying either one at this time. Learn more at www.theharbinger-Jonathancahn.com.
April 21, 2012
AUDIO WEB BONUS Cahn explains the financial collapse in America and the world in this segment and other issues that we could not cover in our radio program. Hope for America is offered and the encouragement that we be salt and light while there is still time. We offer all of this interview as information to think and pray about. We are not suggesting that this is a definite word from God but we do ask, "What if Jonathan Cahn is right?" Could this be America's final warning?
April 20, 2012
Jan talks to Dr. Erwin Lutzer about the gathering darkness. Will we still exalt the cross as things get difficult? The church today is hopping on some bandwagons such as environmentalism, pop psychology, and even political activism when it needs to be shining a beacon of truth amidst the gathering storm. Jan is drawing heavily from Lutzer's book, "When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany" which you can order here. Then Jan gives commentary on the new blockbuster film, "The Hunger Games"; the Muslim Brotherhood being welcomed into the White House; Holocaust Remembrance Day which is coming up; and Jerusalem being wiped off the Israeli map by our State Department. An ominous sound byte is played of a reporter grilling a State Department rep who will not own up to this. What does this mean for America in light of Genesis 12:3? www.moodychurch.org Find Jan's uplifting book about the Holocaust here.
April 14, 2012
Jan talks to Pastor Skip Heitzig about his book, You Can Understand the Book of Revelation. If you want to understand the present and future, you can't ignore Revelation! The book and this program will give you a deeper appreciation for the majesty and power of Jesus; will help you know what God says about the last days; will assist you in discovering how God's plans for the future apply to you right now; and will help you be ready for Christ's return! The book of Revelation has a message for you! For everyone. And it is not all gloom and doom. Learn some of the good news found in that book as well as the last days' warnings. Visit our Web site here for Heitzig's book. Learn more at www.skipheitzig.com
April 7, 2012
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A compelling look at current events, Bible Prophecy and apologetics with interviews of well-known authors and prominent leaders from around the world.


About Jan Markell

Jan Markell is a popular author and speaker across North America. She has written 8 major books and has hosted the largest prophecy and apologetics’ conference in North America. She began on radio in 2001 and now is heard on almost 900 radio stations with a large electronic audience as well. She founded Olive Tree Ministries in the early 1980s.

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