As for the "watches" (IN THE NIGHT)
, I don't believe any of those apply to our rapture (I'll get to that in a second)... the "IN THE NIGHT" passages refer to that specific time period leading UP TO His 2nd Coming to the earth
(FOR the MK), that is, "the Day of the Lord [the long time period]" will ARRIVE
"as a thief IN THE NIGHT" (the "in his time" of the "man of sin"). The Church which is His body (that's us) will be "changed/glorified" in what it says "in the twinkling of an eye," which refers to "the precise moment when one day turns into the next, when the sun is 8-degrees below the horizon, at sundown
" [i.e. "DARK"... commencing the "DARK" portion of the Day of the Lord time period; all 'days' start the evening before--so that
is our rapture, and 2Th2 says "that Day [the DOTL] will not be PRESENT if not shall have come THE DEPARTURE FIRST
[our rapture FIRST
]..." (the "man of sin" in IN the Day of the Lord ["DARK" portion], as he "is revealed" in its initial moment
/1st Seal/1st "birth PANG [singular-1Th5:2-3]")].
Then, when it comes to the "IN THE NIGHT"
portion, there are "watches" (in the night). I believe the Luke 12 passage is telling them about that (as you do--but I don't see it as lasting as long as you do, I see it lasting the "7-yrs/70th-Wk " [you may have seen my post stating the "he, he, he" of Dan9:27 is the "who, who, who" of 2Th2:3-8, his "beginning," his "middle," his "end"--same length of time--7-yrs in each of these 2 passages])...
so, when viewing "which watch" He will actually "come unto them" [see also Hosea 6:3 "come unto us/Israel"] (this is His 2nd Coming to the earth context
, as I see it), it will actually be the "watch"
in which (DURING His life and ministry) this was played out (in what we read in the gospel accounts). There was only one watch
(described therein) where "He came [cometh / went] unto them"
... and that
is the one
I see as being a picture of that future time (when He comes at His 2nd Coming to the earth