Jan Markell of the Minnesota-based Olive Trees Ministries, a Messianic Jewish organization, is a noted “Jew for Jesus” preacher and radio host who focuses on “End Times” prophesies. On her show “Understanding the Times,” she routinely attacks gays and lesbians, Muslims, President Obama, and even Mattel dolls. One prominent guest on the show is Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who joined Markell to berate gay rights, lament the “criminalization of Christianity,” and criticize the government for scrutinizing right-wing extremist groups.
Following the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Markell said that God is sending a “wake-up call” to the Japanese and Americans to convert to Christianity and “get right with the Lord” before the End of days. According to the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow:
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, is hopeful the events in Japan will open the eyes of many to things spiritual.
“These so-called ‘birth pangs’ really are intensifying and getting greater and more frequent — and I think it’s a wake-up call, not just for the Japanese,” she offers.
“We’d all like to think that the nation of Japan would turn and repent as a result of what happened. [While] we know that won’t happen, we know individuals will.
“[The] same is true in America,” continues the ministry leader. “We’re hoping that some of these horrible things can open up some eyes; that they can see that God allows these things for greater purposes; that time is indeed short, and that people would get right with the Lord.”
Markell is encouraging Christians to fulfill the Lord’s Great Commission and share the gospel while they still can.