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This is DAY EIGHTEEN of the daily devotional.

I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.

The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.

The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d

The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper

The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account


Often pretribulationists will claim that the return of Jesus is imminent. They say that His return could occur at any moment. A variety of verses will be used to supposedly support this claim. However, based on Scripture, it is impossible that this is Jesus’ teaching. The following verses have periodically been used to promote this message.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)

“Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matthew 24:42)

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:44)

“The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of.” (Matthew 24:50)

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13)

“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” (Mark 13:33)

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:” (Mark 13:35)

Ripped out of context, these verses may seem to teach an any-moment return of Jesus, without any events needing to occur prior. However, all of these verses come from the “Olivet Discourse.” This is problematic for pretribulationists. They generally agree that the “Olivet Discourse” has nothing to do with the rapture because they believe that they will be raptured away from the earth before the Antichrist shows up. Since the coming of the Lord and the gathering of His elect mentioned in Matthew 24:30-31 chronologically occur after the “Abomination of Desolation” mentioned in Matthew 24:15, they must not allow this coming to be the rapture, since this timing would then contradict their pretribulational view. Also, these verses from the “Olivet Discourse” all appear in a chronological timeline.

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places… And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many… When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)… For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:7, 24:11, 24:15 & 24:21)

All these verses list specific events that must occur before the return of which we are told, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man” (Matthew 24:36). We will cover more on this tomorrow.

Point: Not knowing the day or hour does not mean an event must be imminent.


Bear with me, as this is only part one of this particular topic. Hopefully each day is simple and slow enough for you to agree with the points that I made.

If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.

Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!


Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.

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No man knows the day or hour. This is a saying tied with the Feast of Trumpets, which is the first day of the 7th month of the biblical calendar. I grew up telling people I was a pan-tribulation rapture...it'll all pan out in the end. I no longer believe in a rapture as understood by most churches, but rather a gathering of His people worldwide, leading us through the wilderness and back to the land of our fathers. I have been enjoying this series when I get the chance.


I've thought that about the Feast of trumpets too!


Well between the no man knows the day or hour being linked to the Feast of Trumpets along with the "last great trump" mentioned in scripture it would seem to go together. I really don't think it is talking about "the last great president trump". Lol.


Cool, thanks for checking in!

Really a great journey of discovery and learning you are leading us on here. I honestly savor reading these each day. Thank you again for your efforts here. It truly does seem inspired....

happy beraktifas like biasaya comrades,
success on this day for you is always @papa-pepper.


Thank you.


your welcome @papa-pepper.

It's state that the hour is not known but also in the Bible it gives signs of around the moment it will occur. So, humanity doesn't know the exact hour but by observing the signs can know around what hour it can occur. Be vigilant and love your brothers and sisters and that hour won't be a surprise/Looking forward to it.


You got it!

We need to be prepared at all time cause no one knows The end time ...good job @papa-pepper i hope you continue with this good teaching

Day 18 already!!! I love this series if I have t told you already!


Thanks for the encouragement.

I always love your post. Great and very unveiling!

Do you think sir that the coming of Christ is near? I just wonder about your thoughts and opinion on this.


Nearer.... but we still have a bit in my opinion.


Hmmmm. These have made me thought about the signs of times. =)

The pretribulational view

All event in chronological order before rapture has already occurred!
What's your take?


I believe that there is a temple to come, and an Abomination of Desolation to occur. Since the Antichrist makes war with the saints after he declares himself to be god, we still have a bit to go as far as I understand so far.

This is awesome! @drewley knows a lot about this subject!!


Cool! I gotta stop by and visit y'all someday! Not that far out of the way when we head to Texas...

Great commentary.

I am definitely going to stick to whatever you have to deliver, i'm a fan of papa-pepper.

@papa-pepper interesting information, every time I learn more of your publication thank you, regards,

i didnt know much about this until i read your post.it is nice to know about the life history of a religious leader.. thanks for enlightening me :)

I am not a christian.So i do not know much about these things.So thanks for sharing this.I learnt many new things today.By the way,is it alright if i ask something not related to this? I have read several books of Dan Brown.But im wondering whether it is a total fiction or not?

Loving this series, thank you.


Thank you!

Blessed be the lord of host who is the alpha amd the omega, the beginning and the end , the first and the last. Its truly a beautiful thing you have been doing. It must be by the spirit you are led to do this. Just continue the great work in Jesus name. May the blessing of the lord be on your life and may he cover you and your family with his blood. I'm glad that you are doing this and I will follow it has there is another greater than the knowledge of God.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)

From some of my studies I have discovered that more than likely this is referring to one of the Fall Feasts of the Lord. That Feast is called The Feast of Trumpets or more commonly called Rosh Hashanah. Of the seven feasts of the Lord, this one is the only one that doesn’t have an exact starting time. This feast begins when the new moon is sighted and this has a slight variable time to it. In other words we may be able to observe that the new moon is coming, but the feast doesn't officially begin until the first sliver of the new moon is spotted and verified by 2-3 witnesses. For this very reason, the Feast of Trumpets is also referred to as “the feast that no one knoweth the day or hour of”! I said all of this because I believe it is something that we should all at least consider as a possibility!

wow... what a research...! great list of series though!...


It literally took years.

What every christian should endeavour to do is ro make sure that he has Christ in him. If you dont have a ronust relationship with him, you will die and go to hell while studong the signs of end time. Im not against the revelation but that can not be my priority. My priority is Christ and him crucified. Paul said, that i may know him and the power of His ressurrection. Do you see where paul chanelled his focus nit on sign. Christ is everthing both the begining and the end. John 1vs 1,2

When I started reading for myself, I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed Mathew 24!

No one knows the exact time He will come, even our Lord Jesus Christ Himself does not know when the Father will send Him

...and as with all things... a new end brings about the new beginnings. The Eternal Cycles.