Can the Day and the Hour of the Rapture be Known?

  • Why is there so much Contention against the Rapture?
  • How is the Rapture Explained?
  • What are the Biblical Clues and Arguments?

 by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
EMAIL: vegapost@hotmail.com 

‘But of that Day and Hour knows no man, no, not the Angels of Heaven, but my Father only’. -Matthew 24:36  

Can the Rapture Timing be known? Most will say that ‘No one knows the Day or the Hour’ of the Rapture. But is that the Context of the Verse given by Jesus? No. This Scripture is taken Out of Context, and many People use it to discourage Bible Scholars, even to the Point of discrediting any Person who even attempts to forecast the Day of the Rapture-Resurrection Event.

Now one has never believed that Jesus can come ‘Any Day’. YHVH in the Bible does not operate on anything Imminent, in one’s Assessment. One would agree that YHVH uses His Feast Days as they are Moeds or Appointments. And based on one’s Angle of Research, one is convinced that these Moedim or Divine Appointments also are confirmed by accompanying Celestial Signs. S, as to the Rapture’s Timing? Can there be Sound Biblical and Astronomical Proof of the timing of the Resurrection-Rapture event? One would say, ‘Yes’.

Thus one was asked about one’s Thoughts regarding Mattew 24:36, were it states that ‘No one Knows’, etc. Here is one’s Reply and hope it makes sense. It is about Context. It starts out this way in Matthew 24. The following will be one’s Best Attempt at explaining why this Passage is taken Out of Context, specifically Misappropriated for the Resurrection and Rapture Event. The Context of the Passage is set-up in Verse 2, ‘Not one Stone here will be left on another; every [Stone] will be thrown down’.

Original Question:
‘Tell us’, they said the following.

1. When will this happen?
2. What will be the Sign of Jesus’ Coming?
3. The End of the Age?


Here are the Answers to the Original Question of 3 Parts.

1-Watch out that no one deceives you, many will come in my Name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.
= White Horse

2-Wars and Rumors of Wars. Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom.
= Red Horse

3-There will be Famines and Earthquakes in various Places. All these are the Beginning of Birth Pains.
= Black Horse

4-Then you will be handed over to be Persecuted and put to Death, and you will be Hated by all Nations because of me.
= Pale or Green Horse

-Many will turn away from the Faith and will Betray and Hate each other.

-The Love of most will grow Cold.

-And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole World as a Testimony to all Nations, and then the End will come. Notice the Overlap of what will occur during Church  Age and after the End of the Church Age, during Tribulation.

What is the Key Difference and how to know when the Church age ends and when the Tribulation Period begins? It is when the Abomination of Desolation Event. Jesus delineated the in the following manner, in one’s Assessment.

-Inferenced back to Daniel.
-Validated Office of the Prophet of the Past.
-Validated that a Judea would exist in the Last Days.
-AntiChrist and False Prophet would perform Signs and Wonders during this Time.
-The Sabbath would still be observed.
-Time of Jacob’s Trouble would be Unprecedented since Adam.
-The Elect would be the Remnant Jews of that Time.
-The Return of Jesus will be witnessed by the entire World.

And? All these Factors have not occurred nor will during the Church Age, etc. One believes that the Passage referred to by Jesus, Isaiah 13, but also implied in Joel by Peter at the Pentecost Acts 2 are of the Sun and the Moon being Eclipsed on the same Day. This is naturally impossible. But at the Crucifixion, one is convinced that Planet X caused the Solar Eclipse for those 3 Hours. And then there was a Blood Moon just prior to Midnight. So, on the same Day, this will be repeating again when Jesus returns, perhaps.

But one is convinced that Planet X is on its way. When Jesus then speaks about His Return, it is when in Revelation, the same Parallel Depiction of the King with the Sickle, commands the Earth to be Harvested. This is the ‘Last’ Rapture or the 7th Translation of the Book of Revelation, in one’s Interpretation. The Point is that this Event is confused with the Rapture being at the End of the Tribulation, and thus, the Post-Tribulation Rapture, etc. There are 7 Raptures or Translations in the Book of Revelation. One wrote an Article about it.


The Purpose of the Raptures in Prophecy

So, it can be known when Jesus is coming. It will not be a ‘Secret’ Return as the Revelation Chapter 4 Rapture of the Bride, i.e., John will be as. Then Jesus ties this Event, the 2nd Coming with the Fig Tree Generation of Israel. He stated that the Generation that saw the Fig Tree Leaves spring-out, is the one, from 1947 to 1949. Then in 2018, that was the 70th Year Anniversary in which Israel ‘Matured’.

But in keeping with the Fruit of a Tree Metaphor, the Reason why one is convinced that the Fig Tree Generation started in 1952, and not 1948, is that it was Synchronized back to the Shemitah Year Counts and the Law of Planting a Tree. As Israel was the Fig Tree planted once again in the Promised Land, it had to wait 3 Years.

The Year then was 1952 that happened to also coincide with the 1st Shemitah Israel was under, being back in the Promised Land since 70 AD. But more important, there was the Command of the Forbidden Fruit. No Fruit could be eaten for Food for the 1st 3 Years of a Tree being planted or re-planted. This was the Prophetic case of Israel, as seen as a Tree by Jesus. So, the following Assertion and Calculation.

1948 Declaration of Re-Birth of Israel
= 3 Years of Forbidden Fruit + 1 Year to Eat in the 4th Year
= 1952

Thus, if one then applies the Psalm 90 Maximum Limit of a Generation, given to Moses, of being 80 Years, that Equation would be the following.

1952 + 80 = 2032 - 7 Year Tribulation = 2025

The Year 2032, then would be or could be the Year that the Son of Man is to Return to Earth. One can then presume to Reverse Engineer the 7-Year Tribulation form that Year.

If doing so, that year will be then, 2025. Now as to the Crux of the Matter or Question about, Verse 36, that states.

36 ‘But about that Day or Hour no one knows, not even the Angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

The Answer to what is the Subject, and what is the Verb needs to be dissected? The Verse prior to Verse 36, being Verse 35 provides the Context. It is when Heaven and Earth will Pass Away. Realize that after the Millennial Kingdom, and then the White Throne Judgment, Jesus is there and then going to Make ‘All Things New’. There will be a New Heaven and a New Earth. And we get to see that Creation. Imagine having been given a Front Row Seat when YHVH created the present known and understood Heaven and Earth, and the Creation of Adam.

In this next go-around, the Bride of Christ will see all that Creation of the New Heaven and Earth. That is going to be Amazing. But the Point is that there is no Time given or a Duration between the White Throne Judgment and when the New Creation will be made. No one ‘Knows the Day or the Hour’. This is why to infer that it is speaking about the Rapture is folly and ‘Gas-Lighting’, as they say nowadays. Although one can accept that Jesus overlayed the Church Age and then Transitions it into the Tribulation Age, there was no mention of the ‘Great Escape’ of the Bride.

He inferred the need to Escape, but that was of the Jews, as that is the Context from which Jesus directly related to the Disciple’s, not the Church Body that had not yet been constituted at the Pentecost of Acts 2 Event. To interject the Doctrine of the Rapture there and then, to the Disciples would have been too much for them to compute, in their Old Testament, Kingdom Theology. The Disciples would not comprehend the Rapture but would the Fleeing from Judea to the Hills. Why then at that Time and Place?

That is when the AntiChrist would set-up the Statue and enter the Holy of Holies to proclaim Godhood and mandate absolute Worship. The Disciples did not realize that there would be nearly 2000 Years until that would occur. This is the Pentecostal Intermission, the Church Age, etc. If one does a Greek Interlinear Study, the Word translated into English as ‘Knows’ is the Greek Word, Oiden, G1492.

It really means or insinuates that one is more aware of to perceive it as in to take note of, etc. What is further revealing, is that in Verse 42, that is the Verse, one could argue, given the English Translation that since Jesus is to ‘Return’ at the Rapture, then Jesus says emphatically to keep Watch because ‘No one knows that Hour’.

42 ‘Therefore keep Watch, because you do not know on what Day your Lord will come.

That is not what the Passage is inferring about or communicating. It is more so, about not being aware of the Hour that this known, but of those that do not Watch, will miss it. Thus, Jesus inferred and expected his Hearers to assume and presume that the Hour was knowable. It was, is and will be, what Hours are you looking at? One is convinced that the Year, the Month, the Day and even the Hour of the Great Escape can be known. Here is the Rapture Theory about the Leo New Year and Lion’s Gate.



24 Jesus left the Temple and was walking away when his Disciples came up to Him to call His Attention to its Buildings. 2 “Do you see all these Things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not 1 Stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” 3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the Sign of your Coming and of the End of the Age?”

4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one Deceives you. 5 For Many will come in My Name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will Deceive many. 6 You will hear of Wars and Rumors of Wars, but see to it that you are not Alarmed. Such Things must happen, but the End is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. There will be Famines and earthquakes in Various Places. 8 All these are the beginning of Birth Pains.

9 “Then you will be handed over to be Persecuted and put to Death, and you will be Hated by all Nations because of me. 10 At that Time many will turn away from the Faith and will Betray and Hate each other, 11 and many False Prophets will appear and Deceive many People. 12 Because of the increase of Wickedness, the Love of most will grow Cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the End will be Saved. 14 And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be Preached in the whole World as a Testimony to all Nations, and then the End will come.

15 “So when you see standing in the Holy Place ‘the Abomination that causes Desolation,’[a] spoken of through the Prophet Daniel—let the Reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the Mountains. 17 Let no one on the Housetop go down to take anything out of the House.

18 Let no one in the Field go back to get their Cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those Days for Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers! 20 Pray that your Flight will not take place in Winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be Great Distress, unequaled from the Beginning of the World until now—and never to be equaled again.

22 “If those Days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the Elect those Days will be shortened. 23 At that Time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For False Messiahs and False Prophets will appear and perform Great Signs and Wonders to Deceive, if possible, even the Elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of Time.

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the Wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the Inner Rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as Lightning that comes from the East is visible even in the West, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a Carcass, there the Vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the Distress of those Days

“‘the Sun will be Darkened,
    and the Moon will not give its Light;
the Stars will fall from the Sky,
    and the Heavenly Bodies will be shaken.’[b]

30 “Then will appear the Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven. And then all the Peoples of the Earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the Clouds of Heaven, with Power and Great Glory.[d] 31 And he will send His Angels with a loud Trumpet Call, and they will gather His Elect from the 4 Winds, from 1 End of the Heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this Lesson from the Fig Tree: As soon as its Twigs get tender and its Leaves come out, you know that Summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these Things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the Door. 34 Truly I tell you, this Generation will certainly not pass away until all these Things have happened. 35 Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my Words will never pass away.

Day and Hour Unknown
36 “But about that Day or Hour no one knows, not even the Angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the Days of Noah, so it will be at the Coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the Days before the Flood, People were Eating and Drinking, Marrying and Giving in Marriage, up to the day Noah entered the Ark;

39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the Flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the Coming of the Son of Man. 40 2 Men will be in the Field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 2 Women will be grinding with a Hand Mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42 “Therefore Keep Watch, because you do not know on what Day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the Owner of the House had known at what Time of Night the Thief was coming, he would have kept Watch and would not have let his House be broken into. 44 So you also must be Ready, because the Son of Man will come at an Hour when you do not expect Him.

45 “Who then is the Faithful and Wise Servant, whom the Master has put in Charge of the Servants in his Household to give them their Food At the Proper Time? 46 It will be Good for that Servant whose master finds him doing so when he Returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in Charge of all his Possessions. 48 But suppose that Servant is Wicked and says to himself, ‘My Master is staying away a Long Time,’

49 and he then begins to beat his Fellow Servants and to EAT and Drink with Drunkards. 50 The Master of that Servant will come on a Day when he does not expect him and at an Hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a Place with the Hypocrites, where there will be Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth.



Mattew 24

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