Nov. 6, 2021 (2nd day of 8th month)
Can't know the date of Jesus return?
Is that really true? What did Jesus really say?
Why would the bride not know the date of her own wedding?
Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only".
"Knoweth" was in the current tense, but it was written over 2,000 years ago. It was not written this year. Jesus was speaking specifically to the people directly in front of him 2,000 years ago. In this specific verse, He was not speaking to people in the future. It doesn't say that we "will never know" or "impossible to eventually know". When Jesus spoke those words, at that very moment, no man or angel knew the date of Jesus' return. Even Jesus in the flesh did not yet know the day that He would eventually return. Jesus chose to not bring that knowledge with himself in the flesh when He came as God in the flesh. Instead, He chose to empty himself and humble himself as the lowly flesh of man.
Philippians 2:5-8 Christ emptied himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
He left/forsook a certain measure of knowledge when He came to Earth as a human.
Having returned to Heaven, Jesus now knows the date of his return and has revealed it to us in scripture. I wrote about this years ago.
On Armistice Day, 11/11/1918 at 11 am "The War to End All Wars" ended. (WW1)
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, at 5:45 am for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
The date is a national holiday in France, and was declared a national holiday in many Allied nations. However, many Western countries and associated nations have since changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day, with member states of the Commonwealth of Nations adopting Remembrance Day, and the United States government opting for Veterans Day. In some countries Armistice Day coincides with other public holidays.
Nov. 11, 2025 is 40 days after the end of the Day of Atonement of that year.
(It's 41.5 days when you start the count earlier during the fast. But 40 days if you start the count at the conclusion of the Day of Atonement A lot is unknown or not fully understood about the exact hour.)
40 days after Day of Atonement is a celebration called "Sigd". Also known as Mehlella or Amata Saww . It is an unique holiday of the Ethiopian Jewish community, which are not true Jews, but nevertheless, the nation of Israel has accepted this holiday as legal for Jews. So there very well may be something ancient and authentic/true/real about the holiday.
Sigd meaning: The acceptance of the Law of God. Coming into agreement with the law of God.
Some websites claim that it is on the 50th day after the Day of Atonement. But others say that it is the 40th day after.
See "40 days" comment here: https://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/App/TalkBack/CdaViewOpenTalkBack/0,11382,L-3500772-2,00.html
See "40 days" here: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bu2k10_626oJ:www.mevakshei.org/filesystem/Davidson%2520Center%2520Update%2520%252003.13.pdf+&cd=15&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
See "40 days" here: https://e-jw.org/index.php?threads/end-time-chronology.3121/page-3
The following book claims that Moses received the law on the Day of Atonement and also speaks of something special 40 days after the Day of Atonement:
https://books.google.com/books?id=icwUAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq="40+days+after+the+Day+of+Atonement"&source=bl&ots=G029t6vhEE&sig=ACfU3U3ec7hhd9dYp325AjnLE-1g50ADmQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQnuXVl4T0AhVHgnIEHaLLAecQ6AF6BAgCEAM#v=onepage&q="40 days after the Day of Atonement"&f=false
Therefore, I believe that it's only natural for us to celebrate Nov. 11 with feasting and celebration.
Purim in Esther, they did not say that God said for them to celebrate Purim. But it was natural for them to celebrate Purim yearly.
How much more so, that it would be natural for us to celebrate Nov. 11, the date of the future return of Jesus to the Earth?
We should have special services on Nov. 11 every year.
Starting with 11 a.m. this year, the time that the WW1 peace/Armistice agreement came into affect.
Added during sermon:
-I always thought that 40 days had some type of end time importance but never understood why.
-I estimate that it might had been 2010-2011, that Jesus powerfully gave me "11" and I think also "11 11". I misunderstood and misinterpreted the meaning at the time. But now it comes full circle.