The “no man knows the day or hour” event referred to by Jesus cannot be at the end of the 7 year tribulation because that exact day will be known.
Jesus returning to set up his kingdom on earth happens exactly seven years after the signing of a peace treaty with the ruler known as the ant-christ. The signing marks the beginning of the 7 year period. Jesus returns at the end of that 7 years. This is laid out in Daniels prophecy.
This shows when Jesus said “no man knows the day or hour” was not speaking of his returning physically at the end of the tribulation. The only option left is the rapture (meeting in the clouds). The one shall be taken, one left stuff.
Because in spite of suffering you have guarded My word,
I in turn will guard you from that hour of trial which is soon coming upon the whole world, to put to the test the inhabitants of the earth.
All events in Jewish history time line can all be known to the exact day.
you can calculate exactly when Jesus would walk through the gates of Jerusalem before his crucifixion by using the date Babylon captured Jerusalem.
You can actually calculate the end of the six day war with those dates to the exact day.
Only with the church are the days not known. With Jerusalem and the Jewish people all the dates are known and can be calculated exactly.
“And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven”. (Luke 21:11)
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
￼￼￼￼(32) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; (the fig tree is always Israel) When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: (33) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. (34) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (Matthew 24:32-34)
“Know therefore and understand this: from the issuing (bud) of the report of recovering to rebuild Jerusalem until the time that the Messiah comes as Prince (or King) shall be 49 years.” (Daniel 9:25)
the recovery of Old Jerusalem on June 7, 1967 was the report Daniel was referring to, then the 49 years could be up in 2015 or 2016:
06/07/1967 + 49 Years x 360 Days = 09/23/2015 06/07/1967 + 49 Years x 365 Days = 2016