People who quote the statement of Yeshua (Jesus) that "no man knows the day or hour" (of His coming) are wholesale ignorant of the nature of the Hebrew Feasts (Appointed Times/Moedim) and one Feast in particular. To understand Yeshua's statement from Mark 13:32, we have to understand the Feast which the Torah calls "Yom Teruah", meaning "Day of Blowing/Shouting/Trumpets". Most Jews (minus the Karaites) call it "Rosh HaShanah". It is the only Feast Day appearing at the beginning of a biblical month, where "no man knows the day or hour" because no man knows when the New Moon will be sighted to determine the month. Thus no one knows the exact day of the 7th Trumpet (Revelation 11:15). Yet we do know that it will be on a Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) and many researchers are making various findings that point to a particular one.
"God wants us to look at the biblical calendar," says Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash. "The reason we need to be watching is [because] He will signal His appearance. But we have to know what to be watching as well. So we need to be watching the biblical holidays."
First, what is a Shmittah (Shmita) year? Ancient Israel's biblical-agricultural calendar was based upon seven year cycles. It is what the the 49/50 year Yovel (Jubilee) is based upon, where the compulsory return of all property to its original owners is required. There is some reason to believe that 2015-2016 (or 2016-2017) period will be a Shmittah year with major astronomical events appearing on Festival Days (i.e. Passover and Tabernacles). See the recent video at Prophecy in the News as reported at WorldNetDaily.
Tim McHide's [Correction: Tim McHyde's] recent book Know the Future connects a similar date for the 7th Trumpet (2016/2017), but only if next year's Sabbath year (2009/2010) closely coincides with a prerequisite nuclear war in the Middle East.
[Update from Tim McHyde: "...I don't see Psalm 83's Arab-Muslim alliance anywhere near taking shape yet which I conclude has to happen before the tribulation. I also don't see Iran anywhere near a nuclear arsenal given that even Israel's latest aggressive estimate is they could have a single nuke in three years. Since this war has to happen at the latest in three years, we ought to see things happening now to directly bring it about, which we don't. This rules out the 70th week for 2009-2016 and makes 2016-2023 the next possibility." 02-11-2008, 11:12 AM] Updated: 5/16/2008 after finding Tim's comment on his private forum.
Michael Rood's timeline calendar also emphasizes the period of 2009/2010 and 2016/2017 as a Shmittah cycle with the Last Trumpet speculated to occur on 6017 (2017).
It would seem יהוה is confirming very similar dates by His Watchmen, Teachers, and Shepherds. These are fascinating times to live. I suppose we will know for sure once the hecklers are silenced... just as in the days of Noah.
Shalom Aleichem... may יהוה be with You!