“In the first century AD the night was divided into 4-night watches of 3 hours each: (1) from sundown to 9PM; (2) from 9PM to 12 midnight; (3) from 12 midnight to 3AM, and (4) from 3AM to dawn. A trumpet call, known as the “COCKCROW” signaled the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th watch.”
When Jesus-Yeshua said to Peter, “this very night, before the COCK CROWS, you will disown me three times.” it had more meaning than most realize. You see Lambs were sacrificed daily. Two to be exact. The first lamb would have been brought out and tied to the altar at dawn. At 9 a.m it was slaughtered. The same time they bound Yeshua, and the 2nd lamb was placed on the altar at noon when the sky became black and at 3 it was sacrificed exactly when Jesus- Yeshua was. The High Priest would exclaim, “It is Finished!” Please begin to read and study what Pastors have taught you is legalism and bondage because it’s not.
Acts, a book was written around 60 years after Jesus/Yeshua had ascended. Chapter two tells how John and Peter were entering the temple at the hour of prayer. The hour of prayer was at nine, noon, and three. It all coincides with Yeshua-Jesus death on the cross…
The gospel of Mark talks about those night watches and the hour that will come in chapter 13, and he says, “BE ON ALERT!”
“But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. “Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory. “And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven….13:24-26
“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. “It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. “Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. “What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’” 13:33-37
He says, at midnight or when the rooster crows, or in the morning… So many details are in our bible that we have missed because we have thrown away the truth for lies. The Old Testament is not a book for Jews and the New Testament is not a book for Christians. It’s one book.
More topics like this will be covered in greater detail in Blow a Trumpet in Tekoa.