Regarding Matthew 24:36 – “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
It’s important not to build a theology on a couple of verses but instead put everything into context, letting the Bible interpret the Bible, just as the Bible teaches us:
Isaiah 28:13 – line upon line, precept upon precept
Therefore the following verses must also be considered:
Acts 17:31 — For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 – “You’re not in darkness for that day to surprise you like a thief.”
Amos 3:7 – Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
Deuteronomy 16:16 – Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose:
Passover = Easter : Fulfilled by Jesus
Shavuot = Pentecost : Fulfilled by Jesus
Tabernacles = Harvest Festival : To be Fulfilled…
Jesus actually fulfilled 10 out of 12 Jewish Holy days and is beyond coincidence. Therefore He must return on the ones He has yet to fulfil, this is the Day of Atonement (When every eye will see Him coming on the clouds) and the Feast of Tabernacles that celebrates the harvest (When He returns to the Mount of Olives). Many know it as Harvest festival and it alludes to the great harvest of souls at the end of age. I hope and pray you can see and believe this and will not be like the Jews who missed how Jesus actually fulfilled 10 separate feast days and holy days during His first coming.
Another important fact to remember is that the book of Daniel also reveals that Jesus’ first coming was predicted. This is explained in Daniel chapter 9 when Daniel studied the Bible and discovered that it was the time for the Jews to be freed from Babylon. As Daniel then began to pray about this prophesy Gabriel appears and reveals that the Messiah would come to God’s people 483 years after the command to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem would be given, and in 29 AD this was fulfilled when Jesus drove out the animals at the beginning of his ministry as recorded in John chapter 2. Predicting the future from the Bible is not unbiblical but thoroughly biblical, it is only Christians who take Mathew 24:36 out of context and change the meaning of what Jesus said, who believe it is not. The commonly parroted cliche ‘No one knows the day’ was said in the present tense, Jesus did not say no one would ever know, otherwise Jesus would have said it in future tense, i.e. ‘No one WILL EVER know the day’.
Further more Jesus also alluded to the fact that He would fulfil Tabernacles at a later time:
John 7:2 & 8 – But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, [Jesus said] “You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”
Jesus then purposefully misses the feast of Tabernacles which is on day 15 of month 7 and lasts 8 days. However, Jesus does turn up after having deliberately missed this specific day:
John 7:10 & 14 – But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then Jesus also went up, not publicly but in secret. About halfway through the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching.
My book goes into more detail providing many more scriptural proofs for this and why Jesus will return at Tabernacles on the 24th September 2029.
But why 2029?
If you look at my Biblically Scriptural Chronological Time Line:
You will see that Jesus returns in the 6000th year of Earth’s history in 2029 to reign on Earth for 1000 years, just as it states He does in the Book of Revelation:
They had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
And the Bible teaches us that a day is like a thousand years:
2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the LORD a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day
A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
This 7000 year time line reflects the seven days of creation and Jesus died on the 4000th year in 30AD for which there are many proofs as can be read here:
This 6000 + 1000 year plan can also be seen in scripture in many ways throughout the Bible such as in these verses for example:
35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labour.” 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
Just as Jesus was with the (Gentile) Samaritans for two days, He will be with the Gentiles for two thousand years and if six thousand years is equated to twelve months it would mean that four months equates to two thousand years, just as Jesus said; “It’s still four months until harvest!” Jesus also met the Samaritan woman at the 6th hour (the 6000th year) and she was on her 6th husband but she was about to become a believer in the Messiah; her 7th husband at the 7th hour (The millennial reign of Christ). There are many more ‘time markers’ like this such as Jesus returning on the third day (The third millennium after his death):
And he said unto them, “Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected”.
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
There are many other allusions throughout the Bible to this six + one thousand year process and my book goes into more of them.
Also some Christians believe that the last generation will see the end times as this verse alludes to:
“Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”
And in Psalms we read that a generation can last eighty years:
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Eighty years before 2029 AD was 1949 AD which was the year Israel finally became an independent nation again after the Israeli War for Independence that lasted from 15 May 1948 to 20 July 1949. The war lasted nine months which is the length of a woman’s pregnancy and is alluded to in these verses:
Yet no sooner is Zion in labour than she gives birth to her children.
All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Also Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, in his book ‘The Harbinger’ makes a case for the years 2000 to 2001 and 2007 to 2008 as being Sabbatical years when record stock market crashes were recorded. Indeed many Jews today also recognise the last Sabbatical year (also called Shemitahs) began in September 2014 and ended in September 2015 and would therefore mean Sabbatical years are running as follows:
2014 to 2015
2021 to 2022
2028 to 2029
2029 to 2030
This means that 1979 to 1980 was a Jubilee year, a year famously noted for a global oil crisis that occurred just after Britain experienced its ‘Winter of discontent’ in the previous year that was in the 49th Shemitar year of that cycle, where such economic hardship was experienced that eventually even the dead could not be afforded burials. Also the previous Jubilee would have been from 1929 to 1930 which was the year of the Great Depression in America.
I am not the only Christian to have calculated 24th September 2029 as the date of Jesus’ return, three other have also worked this out:
Michael Haller, Oregano, USA:
Stephen T.McCarthy, Los Angeles, USA:
Bruce McKerras, New Zealand:
And the following 17 others (Including Mark Biltz) have also worked out that 2029 is the year for varying reasons, some also point to September:
Also Philip Schneider b.1947 d.1996 who worked as a Geologist and Structural Engineer for the US Government and was involved in building deep underground military bases around the US, went public and told of his experiences about government cover-ups, black budgets and UFOs. Here is a quote Philip Schneider made in 1995:
“The alien agenda is the complete take over of this planet, the killing off of five sixths, to seven eighths of the worlds population by the year 2029. The US military have known about this for forty five years, they’ve told no one.”
Less than a year later he was found murdered. You can view him making this claim here:
Here is another proof Jesus will return in 2029 as display in the stars:
My book goes into much more detail and provides many more scriptural proofs but for now I hope this helps.
May God bless you for reading.