reply to post by HIFIGUY
When Jesus said that no man knew the time of his coming ecept the father, he was still in his earthly body and he was yet to rise to the right hand of
his father. It is Jesus who opens the seals of Revelation which begin the tribulation, and he knows how long it goes for, so at some stage, even if he
didn't know before opening these seals, even Jesus will know the timing of his coming. Yes the scriptures say that the day will come like a thief in
the night, but it is not talking about the brethren...
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
This says the brethren will not be in darkness, and this day will not overcome them like a thief, so why would that be?
AMOS 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Some people say that we are done with prophets and that no more will come but scripture says otherwise...
REVELATION 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall
overcome them, and kill them.
11 And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld
And since these two also know how many days they have power until their death and subsequent resurrections, knowing also that the resurecction of the
just takes place at the return of Christ, the date will be known by these prophets...
1CORINTHIANS 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
So at least by the start of the 1260 day mark, the date will be known, and the countdown will begin, but people simply won't believe it until it
Edit: Also forgot to mention that when Jesus said the only sign he would give that he was the messiah, he was talking to the generation at his first
coming, meaning that the sign would be him being in the grave for three and a half days...
Luke 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be
given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
Matthew 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of
the prophet Jonah:
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the
[edit on 2/6/08 by doctorex]