After reading what Jesus said in Matthew 24:36"No one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” People cannot understand how Jesus, who is God, doesn’t know the day or the hour of His coming for the Rapture at the end of the age. This might confuse many and should therefore be explained.
Christ who is the Word of God became human through His birth from the blessed virgin Mary. Having God as Father, He was both human and divine. In other words Jesus was not yet fully divine. This is clarified in Luke 2:52"Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with GOD and man.”
Therefore when JESUS was asked by His disciples in Matthew 24:3 "Tell us, when this will happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age”, Jesus was not yet aware of the day and the hour hence He responded: "no one knows. not even the Son himself”. However, after Jesus' death and resurrection His full divinity revealed to Him the exact day and hour of His coming at the end of the age. Of course Jesus kept his secret and, when He met His disciples after His resurrection, He simply declared to them about His divine authority as we can read in Matthew 28:18: “I have received all authority in heaven and on earth.”