Yeshua used the same phrase when he told his disciples about the timing of His return: “No one knows the day or the hour except my Father in heaven” (Matthew 24:36). As a Jewish man, Yeshua understood ‘no one knows the day or the hour’ to be an idiom for Yom Teruah like we understand the Fourth of July as Independence Day. While living in the flesh as the son of man, he could not know the year for the prophetic fulfillment of Feast of Trumpets, but he did know on what ‘appointed time’ it would occur. Paul did too.
My husband is celebrating his birthday today, a Shabbat in Israel. I made a breakfast of challah French toast and we’re just going to relax after ten days of non-stop activity.
Israel was commanded to gather once a year ‘on a day and hour unknown’ and blow the trumpet or shofar. Could it be that they (and we) might have the need to recognize and understand the sounds of the trumpet so we can be prepared for the event represented by the sound?