Ah yes metaphors. They can be interpreted in a multitude of ways and this often leads to disputes as you are having now.<quoted text>
It's a metaphor. It means God will not speak with man for a period of time as if no more scripture will be given from direct revelation.
Have you never read Revelations? It is slammed full of metaphors.
"Period of time"? Well a second could be a period of time, so as long as holy books are extremely vague and no specific like this, the claimed leaders of said religion can point to a myriad of events to claim fulfilled prophesies.
It is all textbook propaganda techniques that are proven to work for indoctrination. All religions use it. Your religion is nothing different than others.