Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Day And The Hour No One Knows

"But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
(Mat 24:36 ESV)

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
(Mat 24:37 ESV)

For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,
(Mat 24:38 ESV)

and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
(Mat 24:39 ESV)

I learned three different sources of this Hebraic idiomatic expression: "The Day and The Hour No One Knows".

  • Young Moon

    First Visible Crescent New Moon

    The first source of this phrase "day and hour no one knows" is a Jewish or Hebraic idiomatic expression borne from observing the New Month also known as the New Moon Day.

    This observation ends in two to three days, it is also verifiable that the first crescent of the moon is seen at the end of two to three days.

    The observation is basically by a dinner feast. Most preferably outside, like a picnic. 1Sam 20:5,12,18,19.

    The Scripture gave us the Hebrew word "khodesh" taken from the root "khadash", which means "to renew".

    One major interpretation states that the New Moon Day is the First Visible Crescent (FVC), where the light is renewed, not the moon. And it is observable.

    Astronomical New Moon or Conjunction or No Moon

    Another is the Astronomical New Moon or Conjunction or No Moon. Where the moon is being renewed.

    And another is very closed to the Astronomical New Moon, the Dawn After Conjunction (DAC), where the light is renewed, and observable.

    Because the Hebrew Language was lost for centuries, we are coming back to it as if groping in the dark.

    Therefore, we have various interpretations of When the New Moon Day is. So Please be aware. The New Moon Day is not yet conclusive until you, personally say so. And Let us not be dogmatic about it, until there is conclusive evidence by the understanding of the Word.

    My understanding is this: The New Moon Day IS, The Day And The Hour No One Knows. It is the day alluded to by the Mashiach of His appearing. Which would fall on the Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah.

    The account of Jonathan and David, in 1Samuel chapter 20, gives a clue that they actually knew when the New Moon Day is. But even then, they still celebrate it in two to three evenings.

    Today, we also knew, the point of conjunction occurs between 1.5 to 3.5 days. What am I suggesting then?

    I suggest: New Moon Day is The Day and The Hour We Do Not Know. For it is between 1.5 to 3.5 days. And this observation of the New Moon Day only Ends with the First Visible Crescent. Which means, the morrow is the beginning or the first day of the work week.

    This understanding aligns with the Hebraic idiomatic expression: "The Day and The Hour No One Knows".

  • Jewish Wedding

  • The second source of this expression is the Jewish Wedding. When a couple is engaged, the groom would leave his bride and go to his father's land to build a house.

    When his friends and relatives would ask him, when he would return to claim his bride, it is customary to answer: "The Day and The Hour No One Knows Only My Father Knows".

    This is because, his father would have to inspect the house whether it meets his standard. When it does, only then that the father gives a go signal.

    The Mashiach also gives this allusion in John 14:

    “Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in Elohim, believe also in Me.
    (John 14:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

    “In My Father’s house are many staying places. And if not, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    (John 14:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

    “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I shall come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you might be too.
    (John 14:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

  • The Day Of YHWH is Neither Day, Nor Night. But at Evening time there shall be light. Zec 14:7

  • The Third source of this expression is found in Zec 14:7:

    But it shall be one day which shall be known to YHWH, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
    (Zec 14:7 RNKJV)

    The Day and the Hour No One Knows is also A Day, known to YHWH or The Day Of YHWH.

    This Day is Neither Day, Nor Night.

    For It shall happen on the "Evening", but "there shall be light".

Conclusion

"The Day and The Hour No One Knows" IS "The Feast of Trumpets". Is "the coming of the Son of Man", Is "the Day of YHWH .

Where it is Neither Day, Nor Night. For it shall happen in the "Evening", where "there shall be light".

“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming.
(Mat 24:42 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Aḏam is coming,
(Mat 25:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
(1Th 5:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

Might that command to "Watch" be, that it means, to observe the New Moon Days as a rehearsal -- "Watch" -- for the "Day of YHWH", and for the "coming of the Son of Adam", which falls on "The Feast of Trumpets"?

The Day And The Hour No One Knows

Yom Teruah

The Day Of YHWH

The Coming of the Son of Adam

Thus, come, every Yom Teruah, after we have seen the First Visible Crescent of the moon, it means, the Day of YHWH has not yet come, and might be on the next year. And rehearsing the New Moon Day points to this very Day of YHWH.

It explains why Jonathan and David Knew When the New Moon Day is by calculation. Thus, we should also know When the New Moon Day is by calculation.

And though they (Jonathan and David) knew, When the New Moon Day is. They still kept the "Watch" -- by Evening dinner feasts of two to three days.

Are they really "Watching" for the beginning of the month when they already Knew When it is?

OR, Might they be rehearsing for our benefit the coming of the "Day Of YHWH"?

Shalom!

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