Noah did not know the day or the hour either. He only was doing what He was told to do, for about 120 years. He knew it was very close when God began rounding up the animals to go up into the ark. Then when Noah was told to get himself and his sons and their wives into the ark, they knew. When the rain came, something which had not occurred (at least it was not ever mentioned before this) before, well, the rest is history.
Noah could see signs it was getting closer. But I wouldn’t say he knew when it was going to happen. I am sure he may even have known it might have some correlation with the death of Methuselah, as his name means “he sends his death”, or “with his death brings”, or “his death will bring”. But Noah would not have any knoweldge about when Methusaleh was supposed to die either, only that he would not live past 1000 years, and he died at age 969, so there was still a period of uncertainty about exactly when the flood would occur.
I can tell you this with confidence. first, the last 2000 years we have been in the last days. Second, with the rebirth of israel as a nation we are in the end times. Third, we see more and more nations of the world aligning against Israel and what a stumbling block this one little country is for all of the world. Fourth, we see consolidation and globalism and everyone wanting peace and security at the expense of freedom, looking to government to save them. we are very close to Christ’s return. 2000 years closer, every day closer.
We may be spared from the final great tribulation, we may not and may have to go through it. But we will be going through it with our eyes open and seeing things for what they are, we will not get swept up and believe the lies.
He’ll be right on time. I think it will be on Nisan 1, 2016