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The day and the hour

First posted: September 27, 2015

 

This article is the eighteenth in a series of articles dealing with the spiritual events --- as prophesied by the Lord in Matthew 24 --- that are already taking place prior to the coming of the Son of Man. This article will share on the words spoken by the Lord in Matthew 24:36.

 

Index

Not knowing the day and the hour

Times of sudden impartations

Permanent demotion of the matriarchals

Priesthood of the non-existent expectations

Priesthood of the heart-disconnect

The preceding dark hour

The overwhelming hour of Spirit Dominion

The hour of matriarchal ejection

The need for 4

From Acts to Revelation

 

 

 

Not knowing the day and the hour

In Matthew 24:36, the Lord declares the following:

 

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

 

The parallel verse in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 13:32) adds the phrase "neither the Son", meaning that not even the Son knows. Many who try to understand Scripture with their natural mind use this verse to discredit Yeshua's Divine nature. This is because such people have been taught that God is omniscient (i.e. all-knowing), from which their natural minds conclude that someone who is unknowing about something is automatically disqualified from being "God". When faced with this argument, believers who want to defend Yeshua's Divinity generally reply that Yeshua did seem to be "omniscient" whilst on Earth, alluding to the multiple passages where it was evident that Yeshua knew what people were thinking and was aware of things that were going to happen before they happened. Such a simplistic defence of Yeshua's Divinity, however, begs the question, "Was Yeshua 'God' when He was a baby lying in the manger?", to which Yeshua's "defenders" would quickly reply, "Yes, of course!!", which then begs the obvious question, "Did Yeshua 'know all things' even in His baby state? Did Yeshua's baby brain know the names of Joseph and Mary, the name of the town He was physically in, as well as the name of every human being who had ever existed and every human being yet to be born?" If Yeshua was "omniscient" even as a baby, why does the Holy Spirit declare in Luke 2:52 that Yeshua "increased in wisdom" as He grew up? Since it is literally impossible to grow in wisdom if you already possess all wisdom, we can safely conclude that Yeshua was not "omniscient" as a baby, and it would be difficult to argue that He became "omniscient" as an adult. Otherwise, why did Yeshua pray, "Oh, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me" in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:39). If Yeshua had attained "omniscience" by then, He would have no need to say "if it be possible" to the Father, since He would already know the answer to His own question before asking it.

 

Does all of the above then mean that Yeshua was not (and is not) God? Of course not! Instead, it reveals that our understanding of God in terms of a laundry list of "theological" qualities such as "omniscience" is misguided and will inevitably lead to us truly not know who He is. This writer is hesitant to express the following thoughts, for fear that they may be misconstrued or oversimplified. However, this writer has no choice but to express them, my prayer being that the gist of these words will be comprehended and absorbed in the Spirit: The Personhood of the Lord our God is an "Essence". Imagine a cloud representing God in His Essence. If you could "take" a small portion of that "essence cloud" with your hands and give it (or I should say, "him") a new name, that new person that you have "fashioned" is God Himself, even if He looks "smaller" than the full cloud and is not the entire cloud. Being eternal and infinite, the original "Essence Cloud" would not become "smaller" or contain less "essence" after you took a portion of it to fashion a new person. The Cloud would remain as "large" and "numerous" as it was before. Why? Because it is eternal and infinite, meaning that "it" cannot be quantified in the same way that a "finite" cloud would (in mathematics, it can be proved, for example, that a "proper subset" can have the same "cardinality", or "element size", as the original, seemingly "larger" set, as explained on math.stackexchange.com). In short, the new "Essence Cloud" you "fashioned" would be as much "God" as the original, "larger" Cloud. Why? Because it contains the same Essence. Due to its nature, that Essence has qualities that will inevitably surface under certain circumstances. God, in His Heavenly and Perfect state, manifests omniscience and omnipotence. In the context of the earthly realm and in the context of being a "son", however, the same God Essence will not necessarily manifest immutable "omniscience" or "omnipotence", but that does not mean that He has stopped being God.

 

Most believers' misunderstanding of God's Essence is what leads to many of the futile theological debates regarding the concept of the "Trinity" and what the term actually means. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all God, because their essence is the "God Essence". However, each One abides in a different context and plays a different role. Within each of these contexts, the qualities that flow from them differ, even when they are the same Person (because they are of the same Essence). Whereas the Father permanently manifests omniscience because He abides in Heaven, the Son does not, at least when He is within the earthly realm, because His role is different from the Father's. When Yeshua declared, for example, that the Father is "greater" than He (John 14:28), He said so because, as we have shared before, the Father's role is inherently evangelistic, meaning that He always manifests the "tallness" and expansive nature of the evangelistic endowment. The Son's role, by contrast, is more apostolic, meaning that He tends to manifest the "smallness" of the apostolic endowment. By saying, "my Father is greater than I", the Lord was also stating a spiritual reality: that God is by His very nature, willing to submit to Himself, which reveals both His greatness and His humility (there is more to the meaning behind the phrase "my Father is greater than I" of John 14:28, but it goes beyond the scope of this article).


Whereas the Son's role tends more towards the visible, the Holy Spirit's role tends more towards the invisible, operating as the Enveloping Agent who can sanctify and eternalise what is temporal. The Holy Spirit also enables the release of power from the invisible realm into the natural, temporal realm. Whereas the Father's role is eminently evangelistic and the Son's is eminently apostolic, the Holy Spirit's role is eminently prophetic, meaning that He is self-sacrificial by nature. This is why, the Holy Spirit, being God, does not seek to be worshipped, and is, instead, constantly working so that the Father be hallowed and the Son be exalted. Just as the Son's Godship can be questioned because He does not "know everything", we could also ask questions like, "If the Holy Spirit is God, why shouldn't He be worshipped? If He cannot be worshipped, doesn't that prove that He is not God?". We could also ask, "Since the Holy Spirit is not mentioned in Matthew 24:36 as knowing the day and the hour and that only the Father knows it, couldn't we also conclude that the Holy Spirit is not God either, since He apparently does not share in the Father's Omniscience?" As you can see, a misunderstanding of God's Personhood leads to banal and ridiculous discussions and conclusions. Therefore, since it is clearly stated in Scripture that the Father and the Son are One (John 10:30, John 17:11, Deuteronomy 6:4), that the Son was with God and was God (John 1:1), and that the Fullness of Godhood dwells in Him (Colossians 2:9), we can safely say that the Lord spoke the words in Matthew 24:36 in order to challenge your understanding of God. Without your understanding being shaken from what the matriarchal Church teaches its followers, you will never be able to understand what God meant when He said "Ye are gods" (Psalm 82:6, John 10:34), you will never understand the meaning behind the tetragrammaton and the name "Elohim" (Genesis 1:26), and you will not be able to comprehend what God intended for you as a son or daughter of man.


As we briefly shared in at least one video, the reason why the Son is not to know the day and the hour is because His spiritual role involves remaining in a 5th-seal state of ambiguity and weakness in order to fulfil the transformative sacrifice needed to truly and permanently root out the stronghold of evil from within mankind. This is why the Lord speaks of women (i.e. weak souls) having to wait for the bridegroom to arrive at any time (Matthew 25). Since the matriarchal Church has always seen "God-like qualities" in terms of the power and the "things" you can attain through them, it is inconceivable for her to understand that "God-likeness" could involve weakness and any sort of "lack". This is why she cannot understand any sort of uncertainty or lack of knowledge with being "God-like" or fulfilling one of God's roles.


Having said all of the above, it must be noted that the word "knoweth" in Matthew 24:36 was translated from the Greek verb eido, which, as we have shared before, speaks of mental knowledge, as opposed to the verb gnosis, which speaks of heart knowledge. And, as we have also shared before, the mind is the soul's version of the "body" and the heart is the soul's version of the "spirit". Therefore, Matthew 24:36 is not speaking of spiritual ignorance, but rather ignorance about material, earthly details. Hence, it is no indication of any type of spiritual "inferiority", as the matriarchal soul is quick to assume.


The portion in Matthew 24:36 stating that "not even the angels" know is a reference to believers carrying out "angelic actions" as soulless spirit beings within the earthly realm. Therefore, the Lord is saying that, even if we are fulfilling our "angelic" roles, detached from the soulishness of the matriarchal system, we shall still not "know the day and the hour" because, as Sons and Daughters operating in the earthly realm, it is part of our role not to know.


Times of sudden impartations

The words "day" and "hour" in Matthew 24:36 were translated from the Greek words hemera and hora respectively. These words appear together in 16 different verses of Scripture, with Matthew 24:36 being the 3rd appearance. The first two appearances are in verses 6 and 12 of Matthew 20, in the parable of the labourers in the vineyard:

 

"And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?' " (Matthew 20:6)

 

"10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’" (Matthew 20:10-12)


As we have shared before, this parable speaks of the principle of accelerated impartation, meaning that a person can impart to others in a brief period of time spiritual gifts and understanding that may have taken him or her years of burden bearing to accumulate. If the Church operated in the Spirit rather than the soul, such sudden and selfless impartations from one believer to another would happen constantly and continuously. Therefore, the fact that the Spirit of God places the words hemera and hora together in the parable of Matthew 20, right before Matthew 24:36, means that, when the "day and the hour" of Matthew 24:36 arrive, it shall be a time of sudden and accelerated impartations within the Church, a time during which believers will properly cultivate and grow their spiritual endowments, carrying the necessary burden along the way, and then imparting those gifts to the believers around them in an environment unhindered by soulish interests and paradigms. This writer believes that that fact alone is, in and of itself, much more relevant than the chronological time that matriarchal believers are so obsessed with obtaining from Matthew 24:36. Carrying the heavy burden during this present period, whose duration has been made deliberately ambiguous by God, becomes all the more bearable once you have a perception of the fruits it will yield down the road.


Permanent demotion of the matriarchals

The Greek words hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") used by the Lord in Matthew 24:36 also appear together in verse 50 of the following passage:


"48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 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, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:48-51)


Notice how this passage speaks of servants who deemed themselves superior to their fellow servants, considering themselves entitled to beat them down and act like power-drunken emperors who live in excess by monopolising the available resources. Notice also how the "day" and "hour" of verse 50 refers to a time when their monopoly will be stripped from them and when they shall be publicly and permanently demoted to the status of "hypocrites". Therefore, we can say that the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 point to a time when the Old-Covenant-style "priestly class" that currently rules over the Church will be exposed by God and harshly demoted by Him, just as they endeavoured to demote their fellow brethren to the inferior level of "laymen". The phrase "weeping and gnashing of teeth" that appears in verse 51 refers to the weeping of Canaanite pastors (due to their soulish emotionalism) and the gnashing of Girgashite teachers (due to the connection between "teeth" and the teacher endowment). Therefore, the Lord is prophesying that the matriarchal pseudo-priesthood established by the "female" ministries of pastor and teacher shall finally be exposed and torn down in that great "day and hour".


The words hemera and hora also appear together in verse 46 of the following passage:


"45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. 49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?" (Luke 12:45-49)


Notice that verse 46 speaks of the matriarchal priesthood being made to share in the inheritance of "unbelievers". This emphasises the fact that the servants spoken of in Matthew 24:48-51 and Luke 12:46-49 are not the "unsaved heathen" who have refused to live under the domain of the Church system. Much as the matriarchal priesthood believes that they are the epitome of righteousness and closeness to God on Earth, the Lord will in that "day and hour" expose them as being the spiritual equivalent of the "heathen" that they so intensely pity. In Matthew 24:48-51, the Spirit uses the word "hypocrites" instead of "unbelievers" to emphasise how the matriarchal priesthood so persistently "under-judges" itself. As we have shared before, the word "hypocrite" in the Greek reveals that it speaks of people who judge those pleasant to their souls by a lower standard that the one they apply to everyone else. Hypocrites, therefore, are especially "kind" and "understanding" when they judge themselves, given that the soul is so prone to loving itself and to despising spiritual judgements decreed against it. Hence, if the matriarchal priesthood were not as hypocritical as it is, it would realise that it is as soulish as the "heathen" it so fervently tries to "convert", and it would also realise that God holds it doubly accountable for its soulishness, since it has a greater access to spiritual understanding than the 'heathen" due to the New-Man nature that God has placed within believers (dormant as that new nature may remain within the matriarchal ones).


Priesthood of the non-existent expectations

You may have noticed that Matthew 24:50 and Luke 12:46 above speak of the matriarchal priesthood not "looking for" the day and not "being aware of" the hour. In both verses, the phrase "looketh not for" was translated from the Greek verb prosdokao, which, after appearing in 12 verses in the first 5 books of the New Testament, does not appear again until its final 3 appearances in 2 Peter, in each of the 3 verses below:


"12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (2 Peter 3:12-14)


Notice that verse 12 speaks of us hastening the coming of the "day of God", which, as we have repeatedly shared before, points to our active "angelic" role in birthing that "day" in chronos time. This contrasts with the matriarchals' passive view that the "day of God" is something that will simply "happen on its own" as "God does His 'thang'" independently of us. This passiveness is compounded by a spiritual disinterest in the "day of God" and what it represents. Obviously, when things get tough, some matriarchals do develop a deep longing for that magical day when they will be "raptured" out of this world's daily troubles during the massive disappearance of "church-going folks" from this planet. But, when this longing surfaces, it is birthed out of self-interest and self-benefit, with absolutely no interest in seeing the righteousness of God and His Kingdom manifested on Earth. Thus, their sporadic longing for the "day of God" is not rooted in a desire to see God glorified and vindicated on Earth. As a result, this soulish and self-centred perspective of all things prevents them discerning the true nature of that day, which in turn prevents them developing a true longing for that day that would actually hasten its manifestation. The matriarchal Church's main concern is to keep its Church system well-financed and full of new "converts", with their religious activities running smoothly until the day of the magical "Rapture". It is no wonder, therefore, that they "look not for" the day of the Lord, a day in which the "elements" (2 Peter 3:13), i.e. the fundamental soulish paradigms that currently rule the human experience, shall be burnt and replaced with Spirit-centric paradigms. How can the matriarchals long for the day when the current elements will be destroyed when they are part of and benefit from the very system that keeps those elements in place?


Priesthood of the heart-disconnect

As we mentioned above, Matthew 24:50 and Luke 12:46 both speak of the matriarchal priesthood not being "aware" of the hour. The phrase "aware" in both verses was mistranslated from the Greek verb ginosko, which, as we have shared before, literally means "to know" and speaks of heart knowledge, as opposed to mental knowledge. As we have shared before, the matriarchal believer is, by his soulish nature, willing to declare God's Lordship "twice" but not "thrice", always seeking "double peace" with God (Jeremiah 8:10-11) as opposed to the "triple peace" that God desires. In other words, the matriarchal believer (even the devout one) is willing to allow God to take control at the mental and emotional levels of his soul, but not at the heart level. At the mental level, the devout matriarchal is willing to let his soul be saturated with all of the Church's official doctrine, memorising all the verses that the leadership highlights for him and accepting all the traditional teachings with "childlike" and unquestioning faith. At the emotional level, the devout matriarchal is also willing to let his soul be controlled and guided by "God-related things". He is willing to let his soul be impelled by the emotional rivers produced by Gospel music and by fiery sermons, effusively shouting "Hallelujah!!" as great things are said about the God that his soul loves. He is also willing to let his soul be overwhelmed by the "good" and "gooey" feelings that come from being a "nice, kind Christian", a "forgiving Christian" who does not think twice about forgiving unrepentant monsters who would rather die than submit to the God whom his soul "loves". Yes, the devout matriarchal is willing to submit his mind and his emotions to the complete control of anything "God-related" that the Church system can throw at him. Despite all of this, however, the matriarchal has erected a mighty stronghold in his heart, a stronghold that prevents the decisions of his heart coming under the full dominion of God's decisions. When God calls him to go where he would rather not go, the matriarchal puts up a barrier and says, "God, I go to church, I read the Bible every day, I sing you hymns at church with the fullness of my emotions. I even go to the parks with the evangelistic team to do personal evangelism and convert more to your faith. I am a faithful follower of all that the Church has to offer. Don't ask me to do that!! I already do a lot for you and in your name!!" When God tells him something that challenges the comfort of his religious understanding, all the submission and daily yielding of his mind to "God" goes away, and he becomes as unwilling to believe as the staunchest of unbelievers. When God tells him to exercise judgements against people or principles that are pleasant to his soul, all the submission and daily yielding of his emotions to "God" goes away, and he makes decisions to shield what his emotions love, proving that his soul loves those people or principles more than he loves God.


Considering all of the above, it is therefore not surprising that the matriarchals have no heart knowledge of (i.e. do not ginosko) the hour. Even as the hour draws ever nearer, their hearts remain completely unaware. Their hearts remain disconnected from what God desires to be manifested on Earth. At the end, their hearts are only interested in what God and the Church system can do for them. After all, God "already has it all", doesn't He? In the matriarchal's mind, he (the matriarchal) is the needy one, and God, who already has it all, is there to make all those needs go away!! Cursed be this thinking, and cursed are those who have reduced God to a grandfatherly servant!!! Cursed are those who call themselves lovers of God but who do not long for His judgements and His justice on Earth!!! Cursed are those who call themselves lovers of God but who do not long for His Presence permeating and taking full dominion over the affairs of man!!! Cursed are those who call themselves lovers of God but who have no active hatred of all the things that have hindered the manifestation of that "day and hour" and who do not long for the full realisation of the God-potential in the fellow man that they claim to "love" with "Christian love".


The preceding dark hour

Interestingly enough, after Luke 12:46, the next verse that contains both the Greek words hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") is the following verse, where the word "daily" was translated from hemera:


"When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness." (Luke 22:53)

 

The Lord spoke the words above when He was apprehended by the religious leaders, after which followed His sacrificial torture and death. Therefore, we can say that the verse above points prophetically to the fact that the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 must be preceded by a dark hour of sacrificial, green-horse Death and Sheol by God's faithful remnant. It will be through this dark hour that the "competing price" shall be paid in order to enable the glorious manifestation in the "day and hour" that will follow. Let whoever is willing to accept this do so.

 

Given the above, it is no coincidence that the next verse that includes both the words hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") is verse 39 of the following passage:


"36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour." (John 1:36-39)

 

Notice how the two disciples were drawn to follow Yeshua after they heard that He was the "Lamb of God", which speaks of sacrificial death. Thus, their following Yeshua speaks of them following Him in His sacrificial death (i.e. taking up their cross to die just as He did). The fact that there were two disciples and that they are left nameless in the passage means that they point to the 2 witnesses of Revelation 11 who are slain by the matriarchal Church and are made to resurrect from the dead, just as the Lord did, thus emphasising the passage's connection to sacrificial death on the part of God's remnant.


Notice also that verse 39 speaks of the "10th hour". As we have shared before, the number "10" speaks of tithing, which, in turn, speaks of sacrificial green-horse death. In the passage, the disciples wanted to know where Yeshua dwelt. To know this, however, they had to follow Yeshua to the actual place, meaning that they could not simply have a distant, impersonal knowledge of it. When they arrived at the place and saw it, they were given the choice to evaluate it and decide whether they truly wanted to abide with Him or not. This is a figure of how we are led by the Lord to the point where we are to decide whether we shall agree to follow through and join Yeshua in His sacrifice. If we decide to follow through, we become a sacrificial tithe unto the Lord. In short, the passage above is a physical illustration of the spiritual process we must go through in order to join the Lord in His 10th hour of sacrifice. This 10th hour sacrifice shall enable the 11th hour of immediate impartations prophesied by Matthew 20:6.


The overwhelming hour of Spirit Dominion

The first time that hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") appear in the same verse outside of the 4 Gospels is in the following verse:


"For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day" (Acts 2:15)

 

As many of you may know, the words above were spoken in the context of the Pentecostal outpouring that resulted after the 10 days of apostolic-prophetic intercession in the Upper Room. Notice that the verse above speaks of the 3rd hour, which speaks of believers operating in the 3rd level, the level of the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23), which lies above the (1st) level of the material (the "body") and the (2nd) level of the emotions (the "soul"). Therefore, we can conclude that Acts 2:15 prophesies that the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 shall be a time when believers will stop operating under the rule of the matriarchal soul and material (literal) human understanding, finally beginning to operate at the level of the Spirit. In that "day and hour", there shall be an overwhelming outpouring of the Spirit that shall flood every area of the human experience.

 

When matriarchals read about the Pentecostal outpouring of Acts 2, they generally think of an overflow of tongues, healings, and other pneumatikos (spiritual gifts). The "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36, however, shall go way beyond that. We have already experienced an outpouring of spiritual gifts in 1906 and at other times in recent history, but these outpourings have always been corrupted by the matriarchal soul and reduced to vanity and impotence. By contrast, the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 shall come with an outpouring that will have a more permanent and pervasive nature to it because it will come with the Kingship of God. In other words, as the Spirit floods over and into places, the Dominion of God will be established, as opposed to just having power released. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the last verse containing both hemera and hora right before Acts 2:15 above is the following verse:


"Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world." (John 11:9)

 

Notice how the Lord goes out of His way to specify "12" as the number of hours in the day. As we have shared before, the number "12" refers to the Kingdom of God. Therefore, the Lord is declaring that the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 shall be a time of God's Kingship and Dominion being established with great authority over the affairs of men. At that time, mankind will stop its collective stumbling in the darkness of the soulish moon or the deceitful light of the Girgashite sun; at that time, mankind shall finally walk in the light of the Spirit King:


"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (Revelation 22:5)


After Acts 2:15, the next time that the words hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") appear together in the same verse is twice in Acts 10, in reference to the vision that Cornelius had as the Lord was prompting Peter to evangelise Cornelius, the "first Gentile Christian":


"He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius" (Acts 10:3)

 

"And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing," (Acts 10:30)

 

Notice how the Spirit makes sure to emphasise that the vision happened at the 9th hour. As we have shared before, the number "9" speaks of dunamis power. Therefore, we can infer that the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 shall indeed be a time during which great power shall be released. Notice also that, as the 9th hour is mentioned in both verses above, the Spirit also makes sure to include Cornelius' name. Unlike most of the other names in the New Testament, the name "Cornelius" is of Latin origin, and it literally means "of a horn". In Scripture, the "horn" speaks of kingly authority. Thus, the Spirit is declaring that the power that shall be released in the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 shall come with the Kingly Authority of God, establishing the Dominion of the Spirit over the "Gentiles", i.e. over the nations of the Earth (since "Gentile" literally means "nation"). The fact that the power of God was reaching beyond the Jews in the verses above prophetically speaks of God's Dominion breaking outside of the boundaries of the Church and into all the affairs of man.


The hour of matriarchal ejection

After Acts 10, the next time that the words hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") appear together in the same verse is in Acts 16:18, in the context of Paul and Silas' visit to Philippi:


"16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour." (Acts 16:16-18)

 

Notice how some people in Philippi were using spiritual power for personal gain, which is what usually happens within the Church when spiritual power breaks out, since matriarchal believers are determined not to let power be combined with the Kingship of God's will, using it instead to fulfil the desires of their own hearts, and not God's.

 

A close study of the preceding verses (Acts 16:11-15) reveals that Paul and Silas' visit to Philippi was a visitation in which God gave them the option to volunteer a green-horse sacrifice, an option which both of them accepted. As they agreed to this sacrifice, they became empowered to drive out the spirits that were prompting the Philippians to misuse spiritual power, after which they were dragged through a Sheol experience that led to the liberation of many other people in Philippi.

 

The phrase "the same hour" at the end of Acts 16:18 above emphasises that, when the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 come, sudden changes will take place. The "day" refers to a spiritual atmosphere that will be in place as a kairos door of opportunity becomes available, and the "hour" refers to a specific period in chronos time when deep changes will begin to happen quite rapidly and overwhelmingly. These changes will lead to the ejection of matriarchal paradigms from the throne and to the establishment of the Spirit's Dominion on Earth.


The need for 4

The passing of "four days" referred to in Acts 10:30 points to the need for the 4 horses of the Apocalypse to gallop before the time prophesied in Acts 10:30 can come to pass. An environment that has only absorbed the 2nd horse (the red horse) or the 3rd horse (the black horse) cannot allow the manifestation of this "time". The 4th horse, the green horse, must have been absorbed, which requires absorbing its fractal, unusual, and apparently-illogical ways. This is why Peter had to be challenged in such a fundamental way by the vision of the sheet with the animals that seemed unclean to his understanding (Acts 10:9-16). By having to accept as from God the commandment to eat the "unclean" animals, Peter was forced to challenge the paradigms that had ruled his life for decades. It was of the essence for Peter to break through these paradigms and carry out an "illogical" green-horse act before he could meet with Cornelius at the appointed "hour" and carry out his calling.

 

Based on the above, it is no coincidence that the last time that hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") appear together in Scripture is in Revelation 9:15, which speaks of "4 angels" being loosed:


"And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men." (Revelation 9:15)


The 4 angels, as well as the 4 time intervals mentioned above, point to the 4 horses of the Apocalypse:

 

  1. An hour

    The 1st angel points to the 1st horse of the Apocalypse, the white horse, which, as we have shared before, begins to gallop as we have a spiritual epiphany, becoming aware that we are New-Covenant priests (despite the Old-Covenant atmosphere we live in). This explains why the 1st interval is the shortest one, an "hour", since the white-horse epiphany happens in a moment, in a blink of an eye, when you suddenly realise that there is more to your calling in the Lord than meets the eye.

     

  2. A day

    The 2nd angel points to the 2nd horse of the Apocalypse, the red horse, which, as we have shared before, prompts the believer to rise up in visible conflict with the structures of Cain. In the heat of the Girgashite sun, red-horse riders openly evidence the errors in Cain's ways as they act out the white-horse epiphany that they have experienced. This is why the 2nd interval is a "day", which reflects the visible nature of the red-horse rider's actions under the oppressive Girgashite sun of Cain. Thus, it is no coincidence that Cain speaks of being driven out by God "this day" after God exposes him for having murdered red-horse Abel (Genesis 4:14).

     

  3. A month

    The 3rd angel points to the 3rd horse of the Apocalypse, the black horse, which, as we have shared before, begins to gallop as the believer leaves the safe structures of Cain and begins to walk in the anonymous wilderness, during which time the believer will begin to launch invisible apostolic-prophetic judgements against the spiritual structures that he left behind. This is why the 3rd time interval in Revelation 9:15 is a "month", which points to the moon, which in turn points to the night, which in turn points to the "darkness" of black-horse anonymity and to the respite that black-horse believers experience from the "sun of Cain" that they left behind. The month also refers to the sometimes protracted nature of the black-horse wilderness. Whereas the white-horse epiphany happens in an instance, and the red-horse conflict between Abel and Cain happens in a well-defined and brief period of time, the lonely black-horse night of independence can be and feel quite long.

     

  4. A year

    The 4th angel points to the 4th horse of the Apocalypse, the green horse, which, as we have shared before, prompts the believer to go through sacrificial Death and a protracted 5th-seal period in Sheol. This explains why the 4th time interval in Revelation 9:15 is the "year", the longest of all the periods. Long as the black-horse wilderness may feel, it is almost like "nothing" when compared to the terrible death and torment involved in the green-horse phase.

     

    The word "year" in Revelation 9:15 was translated from the Greek word eniautos, which appears in 4 verses in the book of Hebrews, translated as "year" each time:

     

    "But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people" (Hebrews 9:25)

     

    "Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others" (Hebrews 10:1)

     

    "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect." (Hebrews 10:1)

     

    "But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year" (Hebrews 10:3)

     

    Notice how the word "year" is used each time in the context of sacrifice, which points to green-horse sacrifice. It is fitting that the connection between "year" and green-horse sacrifice is so direct in the book of Hebrews, since Hebrews is arguably the most "fractal" of all the New Testament books outside of Revelation, making it a book written with a green-horse spirit that most believers fail to comprehend, "plain and understandable" as the book may seem to most matriarchals. Only a person who has crossed the spiritual Jordan can truly begin to comprehend the spiritual words in Hebrews, and it is impossible to cross the Jordan without descending into it, which implies embracing green-horse death and sacrifice. It is through the green-horse experience that we can begin to know the God of Israel who is revealed in the book of Hebrews, a God whom Jacob came to know at Penuel but whom the vast majority of "Christians" have rejected and refuse to know.


Based on the above, we can also infer the following spiritual facts:

 

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It is through the believers' green-horse sacrifice that the "day and hour" of the Spirit's Dominion acquires a "prolonged", "permanent", and "eternal" nature, making it the final and enduring "year" of man's experience on Earth.

 

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It is through the believers' black-horse trek that the "day and hour" of the Spirit's Dominion can penetrate the darkness of the moonlit night, broadcasting God's apostolic-prophetic nature in the invisible realm. This is how the "day and hour" of the Spirit's Dominion will go on from "month" to "month" as the (soul) "moon" orbits around the Earth.

 

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It is through the conflict of the believer's red-horse experience that the "day" of the Spirit's Dominion is possible, for, as the believer acts according to the spiritual opportunity that has been placed before him, the "distant day" of the Lord that remains a "theoretical possibility" becomes a living, visible reality in the natural realm. This is what happens when a believer responds to his white-horse epiphany and begins to fight the status quo to make that epiphany a material reality.

 

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It is through the believer's moment of white-horse epiphany that the "hour" of the Spirit's Dominion becomes possible. In other words, it is the white horse's galloping which enables the moments of sudden impartation of God's Dominion into the realm of man.


From Acts to Revelation

It is interesting to consider that the Greek words hemera ("day") and hora ("hour") appear in the same verse 11 times in the 4 Gospels, 4 times in the book of Acts, and then once in the book of Revelation. The fact that, after the book of Acts, one must go all the way to Revelation to find another joint appearance of hemera and hora reveals a spiritual truth: The "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 can only be revealed upon the Earth through the deliberate acts of proactive believers, which goes against the passive, "let-us-wait-for-Jesus-to-rapture-us-up" attitude that matriarchal believers are so bent on upholding.

 

The fact that the Spirit did not skip the book of Acts when using hemera and hora together also has spiritual significance. The book of Acts comes immediately after the 4 Gospels, which narrate the historical Yeshua's acts during His earthly ministry, with the book of Acts narrating the acts of God's remnant right after the historical Yeshua's ascension from Earth. Hence, the Spirit uses hemera and hora together in the book of Acts right before doing so again in Revelation to emphasise a spiritual reality: the "day and hour" of Matthew 24:36 does not automatically come to pass merely on the "strength" of the historical Yeshua's acts. As long as God's people do not share the Lord's burden and carry out the necessary acts on Earth, that "day and hour" cannot come to pass.

 

The fact that hemera and hora appear together 4 times in Acts emphasises the fact that God's people must be willing to go through the 4 horses of the Apocalypse to release the manifestation of the Spirit's Dominion on Earth. In fact, the joint appearance of hemera and hora in Acts 2:15 (where the sudden Pentecost outpouring is narrated) is related to the sudden nature of the white-horse epiphany, The joint appearance of hemera and hora in Acts 10:3 (where God declares things to Cornelius that challenge the traditions of Jewish believers) is related to the conflictive, tradition-challenging nature of the red-horse gallop. The joint appearance of hemera and hora in Acts 10:30 (where Cornelius speaks to Peter after he had embarked on the journey from Joppa to Caesarea) is related to the time during which the believer treks across the black-horse wilderness of scarcity. The joint appearance of hemera and hora in Acts 16:18 (where Paul and Silas' terrible sacrifice and banishment to the inner prison is described) is related to the believer's green-horse sacrificial death and descent to Sheol. It is only after the green-horse appearance of hemera and hora in Acts 16:18 that they appear together again in Scripture, in Revelation 9:15, their 16th and last joint appearance. Let he who is willing embrace the acts that are necessary to enable the manifestation of the "day and hour" prophesied by the Lord in Matthew 24:36.

 

{The next article is titled "The coming cataclysm"}