Q. Revelation 3:10 reads: “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world”. In this context hour is understood as the whole time frame of God’s wrath. Is it possible that in Matthew 24:36, the hour spoken of can mean the whole time period of an entire year?
A. In Matt. 24:36, Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour …”. The context of the passage from Matt. 24:30-36 concerns the actual day and hour of the 2nd Coming. It’s that day and hour to which he was referring, not a general period of time as in Rev. 3:10.