Kari (18 Nov 2011)
"add'l comment to Lisa Taylor's commentary"


Well said, Lisa.  I was thinking along the same lines but you explained it better than I could.  I must also add this verse:


Revelation 3:3

King James Version (KJV)

 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.



So conversly we can say if you are watching you will know what hour.  I'm sure I know what verse you are thinking right now: 


Matthew 24:36

King James Version (KJV)

 36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.


You must look @ the context of the quote, who is He speaking to? 


1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

 2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

 3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?


Looking at the greek verb knoweth, or know, it is eido.  It is used in past tense only.  I think this means he is telling them they will not know, (so don't try to figure it out, much in the same way Daniel was told to go his way, it is for the time of the end)  It is to know for a future generation. 


In His Love,