Part one ended with the statement: WATCH AND KNOW THE HOUR OF HIS COMING! THUS SAITH THE LORD! Part two begins by asking if this does not contradict what Jesus told Israel. The answer is no! He told Israel, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" (Mt. 24:36). Notice "knoweth" is in the present tense, relative to the time Jesus said it. Remember, when Jesus said this, AT THAT TIME, only God, the Father knew (Mk. 13:32). BUT DID HE SAY NO ONE WOULD EVER KNOW? NO! JESUS SAID HIS RETURN WOULD BE LIKE THE DAYS OF NOAH! IF NOAH NEW WHEN TO ENTER THE ARK, THEN WHY CAN'T GOD'S CHILDREN KNOW? WE CAN!
Jesus said, "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be" (Mt. 24:37). God foretold him the number of years until His judgment would fall; He was not telling Noah how long people would live! Read what it says: "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years" (Gen. 6:3). He was referring to those living during Noah's day; they had 120 years before God would deal with their wickedness! Many men lived longer than 120 years after the flood! Some examples: Noah lived 350 years after the flood; Abraham lived 175 years (Gen. 25:7); Isaac lived 180 years (Gen. 35:28); Jacob lived 147 years; etc.
GOD REVEALED THE WAY OF SALVATION FOR THE BELIEVERS (Gen. 6:14)!
GOD FORETOLD THE EXACT DAY (Gen.7:4)!
GOD KEPT HIS WORD (Gen. 7:10)!
GOD DESCRIBED THE CONDITIONS (Gen. 6:5; Mt. 24:36-38)!
THEY were eating and drinking. THEY were marrying and giving in marriage. THEY knew not until the flood came and took THEM all away. Who were THEY? THEY were the unbelievers. The unbelievers knew not until the flood came and took THEM all away. But, as the time drew nigh, THE BELIEVERS KNEW the exact day before the fact! AMEN!
I will repeat what James McCutchan suggested earlier:
THEY ARE BLIND AND THEREFORE SHALL NOT ESCAPE,
BUT WE HAVE BEEN MADE TO SEE THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES!