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No One Knows The Day Or Hour



Satan twists God's message by elevating one Scripture at the expense of all others.  Sadly, many Christians play right along with him.  Interpreting Scripture is not "this and not that", but "line upon line".  In other words, we need to stop shredding Scriptures, ignoring others, and assuming what they mean, and start trusting every Scripture for what they plainly say.  I see many examples of this assumptive Scripture-twisting in the Church and I've argued that it is the primary reason divisions exist within Christianity.  I've written a lot about the need for faithful, comprehensive exegesis in regards to the topics of faith vs. works and the partial-rapture doctrine (see here, here, and here).

What I want to talk about now is the ad infinitum repeat of "no one knows the day or hour" (Matt. 24:36, Mk. 13:32) as an argument against the Revelation 12 Sign.  For those of us watching for Jesus' appearing, what confuses us the most is why so many Christians base their entire theory of eschatology on just two verses when there are literally dozens of other Scriptures that paint a more complete picture.  Even more - over a quarter of the Bible is prophecy.  There are literally dozens and dozens of signs listed in Scripture that indicate the nearness of Jesus' return along with a number of commands to "Watch!" (Matt. 24:42-44, 25:10, 13, Mk. 13:35-37, Lk. 12:37-39, 21:36, Rev. 3:3).


A prime example of how satan twists Scripture can be found in Luke 4:10 during the Temptation of Jesus.  Urging Jesus to throw Himself off the Temple to test God, satan quoted Psalm 91:11: "He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully."  Jesus retorted with Deuteronomy 6:16: "It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.' "  Those who sow discord within the Church use what I'll call the satanic hermeneutic: "this and not that" rather than Jesus' comprehensive hermeneutic: "line upon line" (Is. 28:13).  I think many Christians are using the wrong hermeneutic when it comes to "no one knows".

Firstly, "knows" (οἶδεν in the Greek) is in the perfect tense in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32.  The perfect tense describes something that was true or completed in the past and is still presently true, but not necessarily true in the future.  In other words, no one knew the day or hour, Jesus included, before He spoke those words and no one presently knew the day or hour at the time Jesus spoke those words.  However, His statement cannot be taken as a dogmatic statement about whether or not we can know the day or hour in the future.  It's not in the future tense.  It clearly doesn't say "no one will know" or "no one will ever know".  Compare to the future tense of this Greek verb in Hebrews 8:11.  These two verses do not give us enough information to determine whether or not Believers in the 21st century can know.  For the answer to that question we need to look to other Scriptures - line upon line.

Secondly, context is king.  What was Jesus referring to when He uttered the words "no one knows"?  The rapture?  The Abomination of Desolation?  His second coming?  The end of the world?  There are a number of significant prophetic events still to come and blindly applying "no one knows" to just one event (the rapture) seems like a stretch.  The context in the Olivet Discourse could point to any of these events:

1. The rapture.  Some pre-tribulation proponents see Matthew 24:36-51 as applying to the rapture or the general beginning of the Day of the LORD.  This view has fallen out of favor, but if true then the context for "no one knows" might be the rapture.

2. The end of the world.  The verses immediately preceding Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 mention the end of heaven and earth.  This is an event that occurs at the end of Christ's 1,000-year reign (Revelation 21:1).  Or a differing interpretation would say at the time of Christ's return, which is at the end of the seven year Tribulation.

3. The second coming.  This view is the futurist scholarly favorite for several reasons.  First, because the disciples asked Jesus three questions that have little if anything to do with the rapture: "when will this happen [the destruction of the Second Temple], and what will be the sign of your coming [Jesus' return to establish the Kingdom] and of the end of the age?" (Matt. 24:3).  Second, because the signs described in the Olivet Discourse seem to describe events during the Tribulation, some types and shadows of which occurred leading up to the destruction of the Temple in AD 70.  Third, because the rapture was not clearly revealed until the Apostle Paul delivered the message to the primarily Gentile Church (1 Cor. 15:51-52, 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

Thirdly, if #1 was the correct context, "no one knows the day or hour" may have been an idiom for the Feast of Trumpets.  Of the seven major feasts of the LORD (Lev. 23), the Feast of Trumpets is the only divine appointment that begins on the new moon.  While the case for this being an actual Jewish idiom is not unquestionably established, the logic behind it is pretty sound.  The first sighting of the waxing crescent of the moon by two witnesses began the Feast of Trumpets.  The sighting cannot be perfectly predicted because of atmospheric conditions and so Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets / Day of Shouting) can begin on either of two days, which is why the Jews celebrate what is supposed to be "the first day of the seventh month" (Lev. 23:23-25) over a two-day period because it is "the day no one knows the day or hour".


Now here is where the story gets more interesting.  If you adhere to the aforementioned satanic hermeneutic ("this and not that") then there are a number of Scriptures that present a real problem for "no one knows" - an apparent contradiction:

Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard--and keep it and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come like a thief, and you shall not know at what hour I will come upon you.
- Revelation 3:3


According to Revelation 3:3 those in the Church who are watching will know when Jesus comes for them.  Not only a general timeframe, but the very hour.  The Greek word for "hour", hóra, is the same word used in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32.  Wow, that sounds like a complete reversal!

The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.
- Revelation 1:1


The glorified Christ delivered the message of Revelation to the Apostle John to show or reveal new knowledge to the Church - specifically the knowledge of what will happen in the future when Jesus returns.  Question: was this revelation given before or after Jesus uttered the words "no one knows"?  I think we both know the answer.

Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
- Hebrews 10:25


Hebrews 10:25 tells us that we will see the Day approaching.  The Greek word for "see" means more than just the physical act of seeing with physical eyes.  It can also mean to perceive or understand.

But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:4


How many times have you heard that Jesus is coming like a thief in the night?  He certainly is (1 Thess. 5:2-3), but not for us (1 Thess. 5:4).  How much clearer could Paul be in the above Scripture?  We are awake, watching, and walking in the light, so Jesus' appearing will not surprise us like a thief.  We can see the Day approaching.

So how do we reconcile the Scriptures, line upon line?  This is my best understanding:

1. Before Jesus was crucified His disciples asked Him when the Second Temple would be destroyed and when He would return to establish His Kingdom.  It is unlikely that they yet understood the two events were separate.  It is likely that they were unaware of the yet-to-be-fully-revealed pre-tribulational rapture of the Church (though some Old Testament Scriptures pointed to it like Isaiah 26:17-21).  They didn't understand an intervening dispensation of grace would cause a pause in Daniel's 70 weeks of years.  This is further evidenced by the fact the Apostles were still wrestling with these questions well into the book of Acts (Acts 15:1-21; see also Romans 11:1-32).

2. Jesus answers their questions quite literally, describing the events leading up to His second coming - His physical return to earth to establish His Kingdom.  Therefore the context is the events transpiring during the Tribulation.  Some of these events were foreshadowed by events leading up to the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, so Jesus' Olivet Discourse effectively answers both questions in one fell swoop.

3. When Jesus was saying "no one knows the day or hour" He was communicating several things.  First, at the time He spoke those words no one presently living (Himself included) could determine the exact day or hour of any of these future events.  Second, the Day of the LORD would come for most (but not all) people like a thief - hence the repeated command to watch.  Third, this statement may have incidentally foreshadowed the timing of the rapture of the Church on a future Feast of Trumpets.

4. Jesus was later crucified for our sins.  He rose from the dead and 40 days later ascended into Heaven.  When He ascended He received back the full glory that He had with God before the incarnation (Jn. 17:5, Eph. 1:20, 4:10, 1 Peter 1:21; see also Jn. 1:1, 8:58, Heb. 10:5).  This would necessarily include omniscience.  Certainly Jesus knew the day and hour of every future event once He was back in Heaven.

5. In His re-glorified state Jesus delivered all previously withheld prophetic knowledge to the Church (Rev. 1:1, 22:10; see also Dan. 12:4), except for the meaning of the "seven thunders" (Rev. 10:3-4).  There is a stark and complete reversal: prophecy sealed (Dan. 12:4) and then prophecy unsealed (Rev. 22:10).  No one can know (Matt. 24:36, Mk. 13:32) and now you better know (Rev. 3:3).  It couldn't be clearer.



Mockers inside and outside the Church are using just a handful of Scriptures at the expense of all others.  They are choosing to be willfully ignorant.  They are also leveling two false accusations, which tells me that their reasoning is not coming from the Holy Spirit, but from a much darker place:

1. The Revelation 12 Sign is astrology.  No Christian proponent of the Revelation 12 Sign is worshiping or bowing down to the stars.  Neither are they divining their life with the horoscope.  The astrology accusation is patently false, a lie of the worst kind, and at complete odds with Scripture (Gen. 1:14, Job 9:9, 38:31-32, Ps. 19:1-2, Amos 5:8, Joel 2:30-31, Lk. 21:11, 25, Rev. 12:1-2).

2. Talking about the Revelation 12 Sign is date setting.  As someone well-acquainted with the teachings of the various proponents of the 9/23 alignment, I can say with confidence that neither they nor I are saying the rapture/second coming/end of the world will definitely happen on September 23rd.  There are a few exceptions - a few people saying the rapture will definitely happen on September 21st or 23rd, but for the most part the only definitive assertion made is that a specific sign described in Revelation 12:1-2 will be fulfilled on September 23rd.  The evidence is crystal clear for that.

I also want to point out that the Great Sign is not happening in a vacuum.  Let's not be so full of doubts and consumed with the cares of this world that we forget the fact that Jesus really is coming back.  And soon.  We've all been very focused on this September sign, but let's not forget the other overwhelming and mounting evidence that the end of the age is upon us:

THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE

AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH

20 SIGNS WE'VE ARRIVED AT THE END OF THE AGE

10 REASONS JESUS WILL COME BACK IN OUR LIFETIME

19 REASONS THE RAPTURE COULD HAPPEN IN 2017


So if you want to remain blind and ignorant then God will allow you to be.  Let that day come upon you like a thief.  If you want to latch on to two Scriptures at the expense of everything else and in the face of all of God's signs and wonders, then that is your choice, but don't expect those of us watching to join the unscriptural charade.

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  1. Feast Of Trumpets is also known as, the day that no man knows.

    Just as turkey day is an idiom for Thanksgiving, the idiom for Feast of Trumps are, the day that no man knows, last trump day....

    Because the Feast of Trumpets falls/starts on WHEN the new moon's crescent is seen by 2 witnesses with the naked eye. This sometimes take up to 3 days/72 hours, hence the day no man knows.

    Nana
    Titus 2:13

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    1. Good thoughts! I mentioned that in this article.

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  2. Amazing article. I am looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the authors on this site in the air. Hopefully this fall or even sooner. Wither way my Yahweh's perfect will be done. and Till then let us go about The Father's business.

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    1. Thank you! Excited to meet you myself (: We are going to some serious celebrating when we get there!

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  3. As I studied the events, signs, and eclipse since December 2016; because of one Scottie Clark video I've see an explosive amount of evidence showing something is changing in our world. Now no one knows for sure what's going to happen, but evidence points to a male child being snatch up to heaven. All the more let us do the will of Abba. Love your neighbor and share the gospel. Second rejoice for it God's timing not ours, just focus on what we are commanded to do, LOVE. Bless you all....

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  4. Wow, no one wants to touch this. I must say, exhaustive in context and I agree. The events described do not need the unbeliever to believe. They are going to happen. Ready or not. Thus saith the Lord, ...a thief in the night....
    Also look to www.aish.com "an article about the eclipse. Sadly the jewish leaders still sleep.

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  5. Brilliant! Wonderful expository, Gary. I love how well you write and lay it all out for us. Thank you for embedding my interview with Jeannie and Mike!

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    1. Thank you Scottie and thank you for sharing!

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    2. Just bought the conference in Idaho Scottie- you nailed it! One of the best speakers there!

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    3. Dear Scott Clarke, I am a fellow watchman and a huge fan of this site and your videos. I believe this Fall Feast of Trumpets is the great day we have been waiting for, and that so many events in the world, history, and scripture all add up or line up. I've also seen other videos by rabbi Mark Biltz and Amir Tsartati, and Perry Stone and Jonathan Cohn and others who agree on the significance of the eclipse, blood moons and this FOT. I've searched and searched and even contacted multiple traditional rabbis (non-Messianic) to find some confirmation or source that corroborates the "No one knows the day or hour" idiom, but can't find any confirmation. It makes sense in light of the new moon, and it's hard to see, or can be cloudy. I'm not a nay-sayer or a skeptic, but just want to be a good student, like the Bereans.
      Could you post or share some other sources (non-Christian) that can confirm the history or authenticity of "No one knows the day or hour" idiom. Maranatha. Blessings, Disciple4life.

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    4. Scottie, "can we know the Day and the Hour?" Do we know? Are you able to offer your thoughts on the exact Day and Time for the Rapture to take place? If so, would you share it with us? Thanks for your incredible work.

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  6. Heb 10:25:
    "Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

    What is the best way to encourage each other?

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    1. Go to church or meet with your friends and let them know what you have learned, and there is hope.

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  7. Delighted reading it. Thank you, brother!Waiting for the Lord!

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  8. Amos 3:7 For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

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  9. Great stuff Gary! Really helpful to watchers who are working to communicate this event to the world.

    Michael

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  10. Gary, love the pic, I got so tickled. unsealed.org is the RNN = real news network.

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    1. Amen! All the news that's fit for the soul :)

      Great work, Gary!!!

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    2. Thank you Matt and Jeff! You guys rock.

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  11. Maybe Scott Clarke can confirm this but I've heard there is a Jewish idiom for "twilight" and it is the "twinkling of an eye". If this is true, then the last trump, which is the Tekiah Gedolah, will be blown in "the twinkling of an eye" (in twilight).

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    1. I found this interesting! Seems to agree with your statement.

      http://www.torahcalendar.com/SUNSET.asp

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    2. Yes!
      The twinkling of an eye is the split millisecond at twilight when day turns to night. The Feast of Trumpets is a 2 day day as it was one long day. It will be the Feast of Trumpets ALL over the entire world at the same time, cutting thru all 24 time zones around the globe. This makes it possible for the rapture to happen on the Feast of Trumpets worldwide on the same day.

      Couple this with a Jewish wedding. Our bridegroom is coming soon.

      Zola Levitt wrote a wonderful booklet Titled A Christian Love Story that explains a Jewish Wedding in Jesus's day.
      The booklet(s) are $3.00 each, I also suggest The Seven Feast Of Israel.
      https://store.levitt.com/study
      D. A. Miller also wrote a book titled- Forbidden Knowledge or is it...

      The wedding and marriage supper is almost here.

      I know the eclipse was a warning to America and the world however during the eclipse when the diamond ring appeared/happened it reminded me of a wedding ring, a soon coming wedding for those that belong to Yeshua.

      Col 2:16-17-Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
      Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

      Nana
      Titus 2:13


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    3. That's really interesting Nana. I wonder what the GMT range is where all the world will be in the FOT range. This may allow us to know the 'hours' a bit more closely.

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    4. Wow. I never thought to put the ring perspective into but you are completely right!

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  12. This is a really great article, packed with helpful scripture references. I really wish that the term "satanic hermeneutic" could be exchanged for a more productive term. I say that because I am sharing with christian friend and I think that this phrase can be a stumbling block to prevent discussion of the real issue at hand, is it reasonable to believe that God has revealed to us the signs to recognize the day and hour? Thank your for your site, I've read extensively and I'm sharing with many.

    I now consider myself a "watchman" and I'm doing my part to spread the news to others. Interestingly, I've been fascinated with apocalyptic writing since I was a child (I thought I was strange!) and played the trumpet in school. Funny to see these confirmations in my life.

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  13. Wow, Gary! Amazing. Very very good. I was not aware of most of those things. Only 09/23. Very very well thought out, evidenced and laid out. Thank you for the cohesive thinking! It was clearly laid out. I am very encouraged. I didnt know how to reconcile what seems like a likely day for the Lord to return with the "no man knows the day or he hour" verse. It does seem lokely on or before the Rev 12 sign on 923. Thank you, God bless you!

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  14. "According to Revelation 3:3 those in the Church who are watching will know when Jesus comes for them. Not only a general timeframe, but the very hour. The Greek word for "hour", hóra, is the same word used in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32. Wow, that sounds like a complete reversal!"

    That quote is approximately brief summation of the key point developed through a majority of article, and SEEMS to conflict with the closing point: " I can say with confidence that neither they nor I are saying the rapture/second coming/end of the world will definitely happen on September 23rd."

    Somehow I fully agree with that hugely built up former point fully...yet also with that closing point. (Uh...does that make sense? But I do.)

    To bring it together, I believe the closer we get to that day (VERY close now), the more confident of that time THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING will be--at least by the time the very hour arrives. Just think how the confirmations have grown this year alone!

    Gary, BRILLIANTLY written! Love it!

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    1. Thank you George! I think my reasoning behind what seems to be a contradiction is this:

      1. I don't want to put God in a box or elevate my understanding (I want to be open to being wrong about things).

      2. There is some ambiguity about when FOT occurs (the 21st, 22nd, or 23rd).

      3. It's theoretically possible that the sign is a just a marker about the general nearness of the rapture.

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    2. Gary, I agree 100%. Nevertheless, when I think:

      1. We go up "at the last trump" (1 Corinthians 15:52), understanding that this is the FOT...can it be as long from "the great sign" as a year?

      2. The enormous compilations of things that point to this time (as marvelously pointed out in Unsealed.org, by WatchForTheDay.org, and plenty of others), it seems bizarre for God to set all that up for it to happen out of sync (with anything?) in the next year...or the next!

      3. Even if God clearly told us when the Rapture would occur, wouldn't these thoughts of doubt pop up? It's never happened before, let alone in the experience of anyone living today. (Not referring to the "types", such as Enoch and Elijah.) But...how much more clearly could He tell us? If Gabriel appeared to some of us and told us, would that be more clear? How would we know that it really was Gabriel, rather than a deception? After all, Paul warned us about satan appearing as an "angel of light". Is not the evidence He HAS given us so much greater?

      As for placating "not knowing the day" (even though you refuted it masterfully), your point #2 (21st, 22nd, or 23rd) fulfills that perfectly...although I'm inclined to think it's not the 21st, because that may be when the FOT starts, and we go up "at the last Trump" of a 2 (biblical) day Feast (spanning 3 of our days). Perhaps we know the hour (Revelation 3:3--at "the twinkling of an eye" [1 Corinthians 15:52]--end of sundown in Jerusalem), but not the day. Jesus never said: "You won't know within a few days", but rather clarified the exact opposite in Mark 13:35, when He elaborates times of day, rather than obscures periods of years!

      I do NOT say these things whatsoever as a critique of your article or response, but I'm sharing what has been racing through my head with increasing clarity as we learn more for the past several years...which is very different from the previous 4 decades of thoughts of "imminency" since reading Hal Lindsey's Late Great Planet Earth in 1974.

      But as relates to you and your amazing companions on Unsealed.org, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the amazing things you keep teaching!

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  15. Gary, just as we speak Mahmoud Abbas sets Trump an ultimatum of 45 days to support 2-state solution, check it out in the news!! That makes 5th October from now and right on the Feast of Tabernacles!! Need more confirmation, anybody?? MARANATHA! :)

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  16. Excellent. Truth is a delight to the soul.

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  17. You are right
    In the twinkling of an eye refers to the point at Twilight when day turns to night
    More specifically on the Jewish calendar it's the start of the new day

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  18. Great article!!! Thanks for this.

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  19. Everytime we curse Israel, we will be cursed. If Trump goes for 2 state solution, we will pay the price. This country has to be taken out of the picture as we are the only thing stopping the one world government. Some man made, geological, or astronomical event will bring our world governments to its knees, bringing on the antichrist.

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  20. http://yeshua.org/who/matthew-24-is-for-the-jews-2/

    This article really sorted out Matthew 24 for me and seems to correlate very well with what your saying Gary. Hope someone can find use from it and maybe add even more value to your post. God bless.

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  21. No one knows the day or the hour.

    Major misconceptions.

    The word "know" doesn't denote being informed, or having knowledge of the exact day/hour beforehand.
    Thus not knowing doesn't denote ignorant of the day/hour.
    Similarly, being ready/prepared does not mean knowing the day/hour.

    To be caught unaware simply means when He comes, one that is unprepared will not be caught up to meet Him in the air. You can know the day and hour but still not prepared.

    One can be ignorant of the day and yet be caught up to meet Him when He comes in the cloud.

    To "WATCH" doesn't mean to look for signs in the world/sky.
    It simply means to be watchful spiritually i.e. living a holy life and not in sin.

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    1. I understand completely why you use anonymous as your tag.....

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    2. Anonymous, a lot of *assumptions* you're making there. Assumptions = not a good thing.

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  22. So when October rolls around, continue preaching and loving the world.

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    1. Another revealing response from "anonymous".....hmm. Confirms the truth of this great article!

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  23. coach Gary,

    Thank you thank you!! This is exactly what I was praying I would see here at Unsealed. I have read the false articles in the media falsely saying Unsealed was predicting the end of the world on the great eclipse...NO WAY was that ever stated here..fake news!!. And some of my favorite pastors out there mocking the very watchers such as us, saying we are date-setting.. You have made a great case for "no one know the hour" yet "we should". Your Scriptural case study has been a blessing to me and, like a coach in a football game, I hear you saying...."let's keep watching, team!" "Heavenly signs and all!"

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  24. The last refuse of a scoundrel - "let's go to the Greek". lol, that way the Bible can support your presupposition instead of the other way around.

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    1. what is your interpretation? rather than accuse someone support your viewpoint with fact, scripture and evidence rather than insults and suppositions, please.

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    2. Anonymous seems to be coming from the "kill, steal, and destroy" camp. They don't have fact, scripture or evidence to support their viewpoint.

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    3. Let's be careful here. Yes we disagree with Anonymous but we need to respond in Love or we cannot expect seekers to listen to what is being said here. There are plenty of places on the Internet to find hate. I know it's tempting to be snarky but let's be better than that. Not trying to criticize. Just trying to focus.

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  25. Gary,

    The Excellent articles just keep coming!!! Maybe I missed it but have you covered Dan Matson video of the Oracle in Stone which occurs on Sept 21st? He covers the Christ angle alignment within this video. This adds yet another level of importance to the Feast of Trumpets!! When I inform my pastor of all the signs, he states that this amounts to date setting. Yet he feels the rapture is soon....amazing conclusion if you IGNORE, the prepoderance of significant signs and there CONVERGENCE! When these things begin to happen...Lift up your heads, as your REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR! MARANATHA Ron Garbe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHg9yku3LSA (link to video)

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  26. Very excited about the soon coming of our Lord. The 726 days from the last blood moon culminating on 9/23 with a 726 minute sunrise to sunset, really blew me away. Strong's #726 being "Harpazo" or "Rapture". God's perfect timing.....WOW!

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    1. Yes, that's something isn't it! That blew me away, too. Our readers actually discovered both of those amazing "coincidences".

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  27. Gary, so well written...thank you! What a joy to see how the Holy Spirit is revealing insights in His word to his humble servants who long to see and know. Bless you! Look forward to seeing you (and hopefully meeting you) soon. God Bless!

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  28. Gary and others,

    Your thoughts about a major source of contention in our family....will 100% of christians be raptured (even those who are lukewarm or drifting), or must you be watching and praying to be found worthy? Scripture seems to support both views.

    Thanks

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    1. I think we can add confusion to the situation if we put the cart before the horse by saying watching and praying are necessary for salvation.

      I've written extensively on both faith vs. works and also the partial-rapture theory. I actually think it's likely that many persons teaching that works are necessary and therefore the rapture will be partial are woefully deceived and may actually be left behind themselves if in fact they are trusting in themselves and not Christ's blood. This is why there are certain people teaching about the Rev 12 Sign that I cannot in good conscience fellowship with.

      There is so much Scripture to chew through on these topics that a short reply here won't suffice, but here are some links:

      Repentance
      Atonement
      The Narrow Way
      Good Works

      Who Will Be Raptured?
      The 10 Virgins
      The Letters To The 7 Churches

      I should point out that some of these Scriptures that say to "watch", the word can actually mean to be "awake", thus a comparison to being dead (asleep) or alive (awake). Context is important as always.

      Now to your question... will all Christians go? No, most definitely not. There are many Christians who don't know or believe the Gospel.

      Will all Believers go? Yes, most definitely. The Body is One and there is no division within it.

      How many Christians are actually Believers? I'll just have to leave that knowledge to God (see Rom. 10:6-7).

      But I know whom I believe in and am persuaded that He is able to keep me until that Day.

      One might ask though, if someone truly believes the Gospel won't they watch and pray?

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  29. Thanks, Gary. Wonderful article. I've had a recurring thought: Daniel was told to seal up the visions and prophecies he was given because they were not for his time, but for the time of the end. Now, if this is the time of the end (and I believe it is), than that means the wise today do understand Daniel's teaching correctly. I don't claim to have it all figured correctly, but the scripture says that some (the wise) do. Thus scripture guarantees that some do have the proper understanding of these things at this time. If you look at what various groups (Muslims, New Agers, Hollywood, UFO enthusiasts, etc.) say is upon us, I think what you, Scottie, Jaco, etc. are saying makes the most sense and lines up correctly with God's Word. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you brother. I think it is all finally coming together, but I want to continually maintain that humility necessary to change my understanding as new Scriptural evidence comes to light.

      Maranatha.

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  30. The above is true, just be sure to anticipate a sooner Rapture -it's BY 9/23, on or before- in the Jewish wedding model it was still to be a surprise for the Bride. On or before 9/23. Be looking up always!! Be on the alert! Be watching! Expect Him!

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  31. Will my children be raptured?

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    1. Pray for them diligently and teach them the Gospel, but yes, I believe they will.

      "For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy." - 1 Cor. 7:14

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  32. Bless you. The thought of them being left steals my joy of His near return; the fear of those left behind is crippling! I pray for them and have diligently taught them truth (as much as their 3 and 5 years can comprehend). What a glorious and riveting time to live! May we pillow our heads on His chest as we watch and wait. Maranatha!

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  33. According to Isaac Newton's research of the Bible, Jesus will rapture his Church one jubilee from the time of Israel re-acquiring Jerusalem.

    171] "Sir Isaac Newton’s Daniel and the Apocalypse (1733)". The Public Domain Review. Archived from the original on April 30, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
    Very interesting if you add 50 years to 1967.

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  34. I think Christians generally fall into 3 camps regarding no-one knows the day or the hour: the ignorant...i.e., those that simply have not done the study, or had the time to do the study, and therefore are genuinely oblivious to scriptures regarding the end-times; the arrogant - i.e. those who parrot a one-sided perspective without taking in consideration of others views - sometimes falling into the 'mockers' camp and expounding your perspectives above of being in the "God will command his angels to protect you" as Satan tried to deceive Christ; and the uninformed have not followed in Pauls footsteps when he declares "I did not neglect to give you the whole counsel of God" In Acts 20. It is this third area that I believe many Christians I come across fall into. They see a single scripture and believe it opposes other perspectives that don't align with it. Paul gave us a great example in Acts 20 of ensuring we take into account the whole gospel of Christ before coming to a conclusion on a matter, and (as Chuck Missler always reminds us) points out the Bereans in Acts 17:11 as being great examples of those who did not simply take Pauls comments at face value, but "searched out daily in the scriptures those things that Paul said".

    So the next time a Christian states "but no-one knows the day or the hours", we can ask the question "is that the whole counsel of God on the matter". See how many blank stares you receive after that.

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  35. It's interesting how this year has been all about "greatness." From Trump promoting to make so many different things great again to the "Great American Eclipse" to now the possible "Great Sign." Seems like a good year for the sign to be fulfilled.

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  36. I know this is off-topic, but anyone else wondering about the coincidence of Harvey so close after the eclipse?

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  37. Robert said: "I know this is off-topic, but anyone else wondering about the coincidence of Harvey so close after the eclipse?" No, not at all. They said today it has been, what, since 2005 since a major hurricane hit the mainland? It came up out of nowhere really. Wacth BPearthwatch on youtube to get up-to-date weather and other really in-depth things concerning earth... Where is it to make landfall? Near Corpus Christi.. someone pointed that out in the discussion thread. Also, lots of refineries, kinda hitting a key area of petroleum...It just as easily could have meandered into the eastern coast of Mexico, yet it didn't... Are they saying that upper level winds are not really controlling it? There were those mockers that said people were predicting earthquakes and other destruction, "during" the eclipse. I believe this storm revealed itself that day...

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    1. Aug 13 was when they started tracking the hurricane (then a tropical wave) according to Wikipedia. Thats 40 days prior to the FOT (depending on whether you consider the FOT to be 21 or 22 Sept)

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    2. Corpus Christi where the storm hit is also called "The Body of Christ" and they are getting rain as if in Noah's day. Also if you read about Jonah (Matthew 12:38-41) and God commanding him to preach to Nineveh, you find he rebelled and was in the belly of a great fish. When God released him, he did go to Nineveh and they were saved through a 40 day period of repentance! We are in a 40 day period of repentance as well in my opinion. God clearly said He would not give a murderous and adulterous generation a sign other than the sign of Jonah!

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  38. BtW Israel qas not a country when he wrote Daniel and the Apocalypse.
    He had no idea the would retake Jerusalem in 1967.
    One Jubilee year later well 2017.
    Come on last trumpet!

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  39. Robert Breaker has put together a nice video on this very subject. (I wonder if he reads Unsealed.org and thought to address the question... He did say a lot of people have been emailing him lately about this subject though.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ1yapCMVWI

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  40. When September 24th comes along, and if we are still here, how are you going to deal with the fallout of questions from those who bought into this date setting?

    I am 57 years old and I have seen date setters come and go. What if Christ comes 5 minutes after I post this? Jesus wasn't the only One Who said "we would not know the day or the hour of His return", but Paul told the Thessalonians that as well. This is what is called the doctrine of imminent return. Hey, I would LOVE for this to be right. My whole life I have waited for Christ's return, and I believe it is likely to happen in my lifetime. This is the Blessed Hope, and my hope as well, but date setting is a certain recipe for disaster. I am sure some prognosticator will eventually get that date right, as even a blind squirrel will find a nut. But in the meantime, they leave in their wake a host of disillusioned Christians especially babes that become shipwrecked in their faith because of these failed predictions.

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    1. I think that this is where the versus in the Bible speak explicitly on how important it is to be watchful. And this date was set by God, not humans, humans found it.... all past dates were based on private interpretation or some random dream....

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    2. Based on scripture alone, we are not obeying God's command to study, to watch, and to wait if we don't continue to study. If you are studying, researching, and watching, I don't know how you could ignore or miss these signs. And if you really do your homework and see how it all fits like puzzle pieces, it's very hard not to put your blessed hope on the Feast of Trumpets this year.

      I want you to know, I have never believed in date setting or people who set dates and there have been many in my lifetime alone! However, when I started learning about this sign I was reserved yet excited. As I delved deeper into studying these events, I just couldn't forget it or get it out of my head. I prayed about it and asked God to lead me elsewhere if this sign was not of Him and He continues to show me more confirmations every day! There is no way I can dismiss it.

      If those who believe this sign is connected to the rapture (harpazo) discover we miscalculated somehow, we will continue following God's lead and we will not loose our hope. I believe these signs are clearly telling us to watch for Christ's return, even if it's not on the exact day we thought.

      I believe as we get closer, more knowledge and more coraboration will come out and the hour of His return will also be revealed!

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  41. My granddaughter asks why would God show us a plan for thousands of years, of how he is going to cause so much destruction.

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