In Scripture we find many words, phrases, and sentences. We find historical accounts, parables, and poems. All these, and many other structural pieces, are used by Yahuweh to speak various messages to various people today.

There are many messages, hidden throughout the Scriptures, addressed to the Bride-Candidates. These messages are given by Yahuweh as little love-notes, so that the Bride-Candidates might be greatly encouraged, and might attend fully to their preparation for the Bridegroom.

Who Will Know the Hour of the Bridegroom's Return?

Today there are many who claim that the hour of the Bridegroom's return can not be known. This statemant is popular among nominal Believers, but is based on mis-reading of the verb tenses within Matthew 25:13. Likewise, if that notion were true, it would contradict Scripture elsewhere. Notice the following message in Luke 12:
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. (Luke 12:39)
In the above passage, we see that first the Bride-Candidates are told that they should know the hour, and second, that they should "Watch."

Likewise in Revelation, the Bride is warned that if she will not "Watch" the resulting punishment is that she will NOT know the "hour, time, and season" in which the Bridegroom will come:
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. (Revelation 3:3)
An additional bit of information for the Bride, along with a warning, can be seen in Luke 21:
And take heed to yourselves, lest ... that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass... (Luke 21:34-36)
In the above verses, we get two additional hints concerning the Bride's removal. First, her removal constitutes the escaping of 'all these things.' The word for escape, Strongs number <1628> ekpheugo, means literally "to out-flee, to escape by flight." Since the whole earth will experience the snare, the escape must be from the earth itself.

Second, the Bride removal appears to mark the beginning of the snare events. In verse 34 above, we also see that the day will come to many unawares; that is, it will occur suddenly, and without advance, widespread knowledge or fanfare.

From all the above passages, we get the message loud and clear — that the we are to know the hour, time, and season, and that we are to 'watch.' Perhaps Yahuweh knows we will be more earnest in watching when we know the time when His return will be.

It is not possible, however, for those who are not Bride-Candidates, to know the Day and Hour in advance, until the very day of the Bride's departure. The non-Bride candidates have been taught that 'no man will know the day and hour' of the Bridegroom's return. And so, because they have not taken heed, nor watched, they will not know the hour, and will not prepare themselves. Like the Sons of the Prophets, who was unaware of Elijah's departure until the very day of departure, these non-Bride-Candidates will not have enough time to prepare. These are those who will hear, "I never knew you."

When Will the Bridegroom Return? Two or Three Witnesses Will Tell

Many today have sought the Scriptures, to determine the possible time of the return of the Bridegroom. It is certain that Yahuweh has hidden within Scripture many different messages, all telling the Bride-Candidates just when His return will be. Many are counting days, weeks, and years; many are counting Shabuwas ['sevens'], Jubilees, and epochs. With so many possible clues to the time of His return, why do we conclude so many different dates from the Scriptures?

Since it appears that Yahuweh does indeed intend for His Bride to know the hour of His return, why is there so much lack of agreement on the date of His return? Is it possible that there has been a calendar-activated lock on the Scriptures, so that men will not know, until the time is right? Does Yahuweh use a time-activated lock on understanding of Scriptures?

When we do begin to know and understand the day and hour of His return, it is certain that there will be abundant witness in Scripture, and there will be agreement of two or three of these witnesses. For something so important, it is probable that Yahuweh will provide many more witnesses, even scores of Scriptural witnesses, to give confirmation and agreement.

There are many phrases in Scripture describing certain hours, days, times, and seasons. Some of these phrases may become witnesses of the time of the Bridegroom's return. One of these is the phrase, "the tenth day." This phrase tenth day is highly significant to the Bride, so we will look at two of them in Scripture.

The Tenth Day in Scripture: Scenario 1

The first event occurring on the tenth day of the first month is as follows:
Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: (Exodus 12:3)
In the above scenario, we see that it was on the Tenth Day of the First month, that the lamb is to be taken into the House. This word taken is Strong's number <03947>. Notice carefully the Strong's Definitions for this word:

03947 laqach {law-kakh'}  a primitive root; TWOT — 1124; v
      AV — take 747, receive 61, take away 51, fetch 31, bring 25, get 6,
           take out 6, carry away 5, married 4, buy 3, misc 26; 965
     
      1) to take, get, fetch, lay hold of, seize, receive, acquire, buy,
         bring, marry, take a wife, snatch, take away
         1a) (Qal)
             1a1) to take, take in the hand
             1a2) to take and carry along
             1a3) to take from, take out of, take, carry away, take away
             1a4) to take to or for a person, procure, get, take possession of,
                  select, choose, take in marriage, receive, accept
             1a5) to take up or upon, put upon
             1a6) to fetch
             1a7) to take, lead, conduct
             1a8) to take, capture, seize
             1a9) to take, carry off
             1a10) to take (vengeance)
         1b) (Niphal)
             1b1) to be captured
             1b2) to be taken away, be removed
             1b3) to be taken, brought unto
         1c) (Pual)
             1c1) to be taken from or out of
             1c2) to be stolen from
             1c3) to be taken captive
             1c4) to be taken away, be removed
         1d) (Hophal)
             1d1) to be taken unto, be brought unto
             1d2) to be taken out of
             1d3) to be taken away
         1e) (Hithpael)
             1e1) to take hold of oneself
             1e2) to flash about (of lightning)

Dear Bride-Candidate, as we look at some of the definitions above for the word take, we see several of these that could describe the Bride. Might the above Tenth Day event be a description of the Bride, as a lamb being fetched, taken, seized, snatched, and brought into the Heavenly Father's House on the Tenth Day of the first Month?

The Tenth Day in Scripture: Scenario 2

Let's now notice the second event occurring on the tenth day of the first month:
And the people came up <05927> out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho. (Joshua 4:19)
In the above passage, we see from the Strong's definition of the Hebrew word <05927>, that the people literally ascended to the Promised Land, from out of the Jordan — where they went over dry — speaking of being free from the waters of death. Might this be speaking of the Bride, ascending on the Tenth Day of the First Month — as the first fruits of the Harvest?

So we see clearly that the Tenth Day of the Biblical First Month is, in some way, highly significant to the Bride.

With regard to knowing the hour, is it mere coincidence that the Greek word for hour in the NT, hora — Strong's Number <5610>, meaning 'hour, time, and season' — is used 108 times in Scripture? This number 108 reminds us of Psalms 108, which may speak prophetically of the Julian-year 2008, as a possible starting point for a significant day-count. For further understanding of prophetic numbers in Scripture, see Prophetic Numbers in Scripture.

One by one, the two or three witnesses of Scripture will establish every matter, including the date of the return of the Bridegroom for the Bride.




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"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." (Rev 3:3)