No Man Knoweth the Day or the Hour?

 

Matt 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father.

I always try to remain open to being teachable, and as of this week (8/8/17), I have changed my position on this issue. I must submit to scripture, and have realized there were things I had not seen. But I should have known it was coming because I believed knowledge shall be increased in the end times. But lets look at Matt 24:36 as shown above.

That scripture is not necessarily future tense, but was present tense because it had been sealed in Daniel's day.

 

Dan 12:4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
9 And He said, Go, Daniel! For the words are closed up and sealed until the end-time.

 

But God tells us these things will be be made available in the end times. Does this mean even Jesus didn't know? Well according to Jewish tradition when a Jewish man and woman were married, they could not come under 1 roof until the Father said it was time. This speaks of Jesus and His bride, the church, as well. Jesus, Himself also had some limitations when he was on the Earth, that have since been removed.

Another very important thing I learned, is the phrase Jesus used, "But of that day and hour no one knows", is a Jewish idiom, speaking about the Feast of Trumpets.  It is also referred to as Rosh Hashanah . Of the seven feasts, this one is the only one that doesn’t have an exact starting time. This feast begins when the new moon is sighted and this has a slight variable time to it.

In other words we may be able to observe when the new moon is coming, but we may be out by a very short time. For this very reason, the Feast of Trumpets is also referred to as “the feast that no one knoweth the day or hour of”!

Let's look at a few scriptures:


1 Thess 5:
2 For you yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape.
4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief.
5 You are all the sons of light and the sons of the day. We are not of the night, or of darkness.

 

So if you are of the day, then that Day will not surprise us.
 

Rev 3:3 Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

So is the opposite of Rev 3:3 true? That if you do watch, you will know the hour He comes?
 

Heb 10:
24 and let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,
25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is , but exhorting one another , and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

 

So with those 3 scriptures we can see and know that Day coming.

Paul tells us the Rapture will happen at the last Trumpet. Finding when this Trumpet is difficult. In fact it was sealed! But Daniel also says this will be revealed in the last day, and as Jesus says, if we watch we can not be surprised like a thief in the night. Some believed it was going to be on Jewish feasts of Trumpets which this year was between Sept 20-23 (2017). Many point toward Sept 23, as that is the day of the constellation sign previously discussed, which I am uncertain of, read my blog post there. See here:


https://kingdomgospel.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/sept-23-or-some-other-projected-dates-2017-signs/


Others claim the Jewish calendar is wrong and it will be in October.  Yet some claim because the calendar is lost and forgotten, we can't pinpoint the Rapture through any calendar method.

Jesus has used the Jewish feasts on the day, but not for all the important ministries He did. He may just use the season as well, or the spiritual significance.


Most of this I learned through the following video, which I recommend. I am not convinced on his point about the Mark of the Beast, but the rest of the video I agree with. And he has awoken my eyes about:


Matt 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father.


But of coarse as knowledge is now being dissected and shared on an unprecedented scale as we are living in the last days.


Dan 12:4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.


It is this wisdom that convinces me. Which interestingly enough the Bible says the Gentiles seek out wisdom but the Jews seek after signs.


1 Cor 1:22 For the Jews ask for a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom


But God seems to be giving both. But I regard wisdom even more.


There are too many Biblical prophecies being fulfilled to be ignored. His return most likely is imminent. It's always easier looking backwards. Using math, you can point to the day Jesus came to the earth the 1st time, based on prophecies, but that math had not been worked out by those in his time that we know of, but there were some who were looking for his arrival at the time, and found him. See here for that math:

 An exact prediction of the date of Christ's entry into Jerusalem


 Part 2 from above: Confirming the Prophetic Date of 445 B.C.


Hindsight is always easier. For now we live by faith, and make note of these things and remain alert.


2 Cor 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight


1 Cor 13:12: For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.


1 Cor 2:2 For I decided not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, and Him having been crucified.

It is a tricky thing, knowing and yet, not knowing. But we can prepare and be ready! I will not set a date, but I can be looking up and vigilant on certain dates, and particularly certain seasons!

Amos 3:7 For the Lord Jehovah will do nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope, and the appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ

Please check out the video discussed here, below the links.

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UPDATE!!!


There has been a recent change among many "watchmen" that we are now looking at events instead of dates. It may have started from this video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnoGQ1Kehi4&t

At the time of this update (12-6-17) Israel has had 2 attacks in Syria on Iran targets, and is reported that Iran is tired of these attacks and is moving their troops into Damascus. Thus the event we are watching for now is Damascus' desruction and the Ezek 38 war after that. We have also seen the alliance between Iran, Russia, Turkey begin, and the start of Sudan joining them. On this day president Trump has announced that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will move our embassy there. There also happened to be 4 reported earthquakes on this day.

Links of interest:


The Rapture

Preparing for the Rapture

Eternal Judgment of the Believer

The 2 1/2 Tribes that didn't Cross Over

Believing vs. being Born Again

The Great Apostasy


 Prophecy


Check out my Blog entires on the prophetic here:

https://kingdomgospel.wordpress.com/category/prophecy/
 

To see info on the Anti-christ and the Whore of Babylon, click here:

 The Anti-christ, Whore of Babylon, & more
 
 


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