Why does Rev 3:3 say:
Rev 3:3 Remember 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.
Quite literally it seems to say that if we watch He wont
come upon us as a thief. We WILL
know When He’s
The context of the word “hour” here does not mean hour of
the day but rather the period of time: such as the
generation, or maybe the decade --maybe even a year or
two. But It’s a brief period of time.
Just like Matthew 24…….. Even though I do believe this
chapter concerns the tribulation period and speaks
primarily to the Jew; this verse is for the watchers in
the final time:
Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his
branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know
that summer [is] nigh:
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these
things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not
pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
The watchers are seeing “these things” , hearing the
approach of the four horsemen, we know we are in the
“”final hour”” …….
We have been told by many preachers that there are no
signs to indicate the approach of the Rapture, however
when we see the approach of the AntiChrist and the
Tribulation we “know”
the rapture is even closer.
Can we “figure it out” by calculating feast days or
numbers from this event or that event such as May 1948?
Lots and lots of people have repeatedly done this. The
latest frenzy was about the comet Elenin …… I mean all
kinds of ”end of the world” speculation and trying to tie
it mathematically or some other way to the feast of Rosh
“The full measure of the Gentiles”
Romans 11:25 KJV
For 1063 I would 2309 not 3756, brethren 80,
that ye 5209 should be ignorant 50 of this 5124 mystery
3466, lest 3363 ye should be 5600 wise 5429 in 3844 your
own conceits 1438; that 3754 blindness 4457 in 575 part
3313 is happened 1096 to Israel 2474, until 891 3739 the
fulness 4138 of the Gentiles 1484 be come in 1525.
“Fullness” as used here in Romans 11:25 according to my
Hebrew Greek key study Bible, Strongs# 4138 means the
“complete number” and that there is a definite exact
number of Believers to be saved before the rapture can
happen. Believers who are Chosen by GOD before the Earth
was created to be saved, who then in GOD’s own time
through their free will choice chose to be saved.
Not one will be left behind…
John 10:29 My 3450 Father 3962, which 3739 gave 1325
[them] me 3427, is 2076 greater than 3187 all 3956; and
2532 no 3762 [man] is able 1410 to pluck 726 [them] out of
1537 my 3450 Father's 3962 hand 5495.
John 10:30 I 1473 and 2532 [my] Father 3962 are 2070 one
Quite literally, all those Fore Ordained by GOD before the
rapture to be saved will be saved. Not one of Jesus sheep
will be lost.
John 10:14 I 1473 am 1510 the good 2570 shepherd 4166, and
2532 know 1097 my 1699 [sheep], and 2532 am known 1097 of
5259 mine 1699.
John 10:26 But 235 ye 5210 believe 4100 not 3756, because
1063 ye are 2075 not 3756 of 1537 my 1699 sheep 4263, as
2531 I said 2036 unto you 5213.
John 10:27 My 1699 sheep 4263 hear 191 my 3450 voice 5456,
and I 2504 know 1097 them 846, and 2532 they follow 190 me
All of this to point out that GOD knows the day, something
we cant know.
IMHO God wont tell anyone ahead of time
So please don’t get excited when someone
tells you he knows exactly when Jesus is coming. I think
Jesus coming is hastened by our faithful witness so that
when the last person on GODs list is saved, then Jesus
We are told to watch and be ready … Are you???