[The link above is a very interesting and timely video update from Jan Markell (this isn't a trend towards more videos on this site, but this has a level of depth and interest that is hard to find, plus I promised a bible study group I would put this up...and while I'm at it, this was a terrific group of Christians who are watching the signs and reading the word of prophecy which is so uplifting, so a shout-out to them and this is the video we almost showed tonight. The commentary below, also Jan Markell, is a perfect description of these gatherings for the purpose of studying end-times prophecy. It has been posted here before, but I wanted to show it again tonight. In this video she traces the beginnings of the movement towards a world government. The introduction below gives the set-up]
For more Olive Tree Ministries Resources click here: http://www.olivetreeviews.org. How is Antichrist's kingdom forming even now? Who are the major players trying to bring it about? Donald Trump threw them a roadblock in November of 2016 so their plan is delayed, but it will not be denied. Jan Markell explains the efforts to establish one world and how it blossoms after the Church is gone. These efforts are hidden in plain view.
By Jan Markell
You have heard of the word "remnant." Some people are called "remnant believers." There are "remnant churches." Perhaps you know of some or attend one. I often say that I do "radio for the remnant."
I began to pay more attention to the term when I got some e-mails. Here is a sample from Benjamin:
"Jan, I feel the remnant is getting smaller every day as the time approaches for the Lord's return. The world seems to be getting darker and more evil. I know I am not alone as a member of the Body of Christ but at times it is easy to feel isolated."
Then Patrice wrote: "I just read your print newsletter and want to thank you for your article on the remnant church. You hit the nail on the head and everything you write about that church I am experiencing. I feel so alone and no one wants to discuss events of the day and certainly not Bible prophecy. If I mention these things they shudder.
"My husband and I are visiting churches and have not found one that addresses these issues. Some in these churches have gotten angry and asked that I not come back. I feel like crying when I leave. I try to sit there but wonder why they never talk about what is going on, what's happening in Israel, or the intensifying birth pangs."
Then Carolyn wrote: "My church has no excitement about prophetic fulfillment applicable for today. When I bring up what I learn on your broadcast, I am put down. I am so lonely for like-minded believers."
Based on a lot of interactions including people at my annual conference, I have concluded this about "the remnant."
Some who are reading this see themselves in several of the above-mentioned bullet points! And, you fully identify with Benjamin, Patrice, or Carolyn.
People who make quilts use a wide variety of mismatched remnants. Such professionals discard sections of fabric from garments that were no longer usable but they were then sewn into a unbelievably elegant quilt! The tossed aside remnant became an object of creativity and beauty!
If you are a remnant believer, take heart and remember that you, too, are a creative and colorful quilt. Eternity may reveal that you broke through to more people than you thought. And remember that such mocking and scoffing are fulfilling end-time prophecies as well. Hang on and don't grow weary in your well doing!
We are living in the most significant time in history and the most prophecy-fulfilling days, yet we are in the days with the least amount of interest. People are perishing for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Who will tell them if you don't?
Our assignment is to be "watchmen" (Ezekiel 33). We're to be sounding an alarm. Trouble is ahead. There is a new urgency and a renewed reminder that time is short.
The nations of the world seemed moved, as though by a hidden hand, into exactly the right positions on a global chess board. Amazing things are happening before our eyes.
So, remnant believers, let's not be silent. Go tell it on the mountains. The King is coming, perhaps today!