Five major fulfillments of Pentecost

Fred R. Coulter—June 18, 2022

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Greetings, everyone! Welcome to Sabbath services! We have a lot to cover and we're going to have a very interesting Sabbath. I hope that it's going to be very informative to you.


We advertise on a Home schooling network on a continuous basis. Home schooling and Church at Home go hand-in-hand; that's a good combination. They also have an advertising company so we're going to mail out some flyers to 20,000 homes:

  • Why Were You Born?—From a Speck of Dust to a Son of God
  • Occult Holidays or God's Holy Days—Which?

The reason that the skeleton is there (on the cover) is because that represents death. If you keep the occult holidays (of this world) instead of God's Holy Days, you're surely going to die for it!

However, you can see the plaques of stone; those are the Ten Commandments. If you keep those and the Laws of God, you will live.

  • God or No God

A very good booklet, all laid out with everything in it.

So, we'll see what kind of response we get! This is the first time we're doing it. I thought about doing something like that in Hollister, because surely they has got to be at least ten more people in Hollister. I don't think it's like Sodom where there not even ten. We're not overrun like San Francisco.

News of the Day:

40 Years Ago

  • 40 years ago, children were gentle with their parents. Today parents have to be gentle with their children.
  • 40 years ago, everyone wanted to have children.
  • Today many people are afraid of having children.

And actually killing and aborting them!

  • 40 years ago, children respected their parents.

As a whole!

  • Now parents have to respect their children.

If they can!

  • 40 years ago, marriage was easy but divorce was difficult.
  • Nowadays it is difficult to get married but divorce is so easy.

As a matter of fact, both are very easy! It's called 'shacking up'! All the problems ensue with it and it always ends up in a mess!

  • 40 years ago, we got to know all the neighbors.
  • Now we are strangers to our neighbors.
  • 40 years ago, people had to eat a lot because they needed the energy to work hard.
  • Now we are afraid to eat fatty foods for fear of the cholesterol.
  • 40 years ago, villagers were flocking to the city to find jobs.
  • Now the town people are fleeing from the stress to find peace.
  • 40 years ago, everyone wanted to be fat to look happy.
  • Nowadays everyone diets to look healthy.
  • 40 years ago, rich people pretended to be poor.
  • Now the poor are pretending to be rich.
  • 40 years ago, only one person worked to support the whole family.
  • Now all have to work to support one child.
  • 40 years ago, people loved to study and read books.
  • Now people love to update Facebook etc and read their whatsapp messages.

And 40 years ago people got humpbacks from working at typewriters, and now they get hump necks looking at their smart phones. You see them walking around and they don't even know where they're going!


Welcome to the 21st Century

  • Our Phones—wireless
  • Cooking—fireless
  • Cars—keyless
  • Food—fatless
  • Tires—tubeless
  • Dresses—sleeveless
  • Youth—jobless
  • Leaders—shameless
  • Relationships—meaningless
  • Attitudes—careless
  • Wives—fearless
  • Babies—fatherless
  • Feelings—heartless
  • Education—valueless
  • Children—mannerless


  • Governments—useless
  • Parliament—careless
  • Masses—helpless

Everything is becoming less but still our hope in God is endless!


Now let's talk about the Flat-Earthers for just a minute. Someone sent me a picture and here's the flat earth and it has a firmament over it. All around the outside edge of the earth is Antarctic ice. Think about what that would do to the climate if that were so. That would be 60,000 miles of ice. Let's understand something very interesting.

  • What is the firmament?
  • Why do we have it?
  • What is it like?
  • What does it do?

The Earth has a firmament over it and all the way around it. The Earth is a globe, not flat!

  • troposphere—runs from 0-7 miles
  • stratosphere—runs from 7-31 miles
  • mesosphere—runs 31-50 miles
  • thermosphere—runs from 50-450 miles
  • exosphere—just beyond the stratosphere of the earth—runs 440-6200 miles

So, it is a firmament that encases the whole globe! It's not a flat Earth! Some people have said in the past that the Earth was covered with a glass stratosphere and the sky was more pink.


Fifth largest life insurance company in the US paid out 163% more for deaths of working people ages 18-64 in 2021

Total claim benefits up $6-billion!


When are they going to announce that the vacs did it? The vacs lover who got everything, he told everybody to take it—1-3 and all the boosters—guess what he (Anthony Fauci) came down with last week? He came down with Fauci Covid! He wore how many masks? Three! Told us all of this!

I wonder if God finally got fed up with the Fauci laws and said to one of the angels, 'All right, give it to him!'


All the warnings about food shortages, we better all pay attention, because it's going to happen! The goal of the Democrats is to try and make us as much like Venezuela as they can before the 2024 election.

That's their goal! Not stated, but it's obvious if you look at what is happening.

Winter wheat is down 7% from 2021. Remember that in southern Russia and in the Ukraine—two of the largest wheat and barley producers in the world—no planting this year. All the storage that they have in Ukraine, Russia has not let out, yet.

All oranges down 11% from 2020-2021; but down 23% from last year's final utilization.

What's going to happen to the rest of it? We have to wait and see!


Do you want to know why they're fighting so hard against getting rid of Roe vs Wade? In 2020: 20% of all pregnancies were aborted! So, we can look at that and say: Does God judge for innocent blood? Yes, He does! All of you out there, and all of you self-righteous, snobby Protestants:

  • who hate the Law of God
  • who hate the Sabbath of God
  • who hate obedience to God

Listen up! YOU and your pastors—and I'll say it again and again—are the ones who are so against God, unless you repent and you do something more than just a partial taking away of abortions, there's going to be no hope for this country!

You better be all ready to be enslaved because it will happen! How soon? We don't know! But we will find out!

To show you how bad it is here in California, the assembly bill passing infanticide; it looks like it was written by an idiot who just got clearance out of the 'nut house'! Phrase after phrase after phrase strung together in incoherent language that it means anything to anyone who wants to do anything they want to do.

I pity California. We live here, and I just got notice from the water company: Severe water restrictions! Looks like we're going to run out of water. They can be everything they want to be, but God is going to humble every single one. If you don't have water, you don't live!

What they're trying to do is get the water purification good enough to recycle water. But who knows how that may work out. If you don't have water, how long are you going to make it?

I expect this summer lots of forest fires, roaming blackouts—everything they have said. It will be different in different parts of the country, but in California that's what it's doing.


In the United States: The U.S. Government Is Waging Psychological Warfare on the Nation

Everything becomes a weapon against you!


The Overhauling of Straight America

How did they get within one and a half generations from going from non-acceptance of homosexuality to embracing same-sex marriages in so-called Christian churches?

One thing the world doesn't do, they don't look at from God's point of view! But they use psychological things, and guess where it started first? Who do you get to accept it at a young age? Children! By self-admission of Disney World, they have been in the forefront of bringing this generation into Sodom and Gomorrah.

Sidebar: I like basketball and Wayne likes basketball. We both like the Warriors because they're not arrogant jerks. They work hard; they're underdogs, but they are champions. They had to work hard.

The only way you work hard is that you discipline yourself and do what is right. Same thing in anything that anyone attempts to do!

So, between Disneyland, Hollywood, children's programs, children's education, middle school, high school and college, we have gone from a nation that believes in marriage and children to a nation that believes in homosexuality and infanticide!

Don't expect it to get any better! Here's how they did it; I'll just read the points:

[1] Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible.

Don't tell them that certain practices cause HIV and Monkey Pox. I wonder what they're going to be struck with next?

[2] Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers.

But they are the aggressive challengers, and not victims!

[3] Give protectors a just cause.

How do you do that? You use the words: 'you cannot discriminate' and 'equal rights under the law'! So, if they can get the law changed, which they have, look where it comes!

[4] Make gays look good.
[5] Make the victimizers look bad.

That's how they've done it! It was the one Supreme Court decision that made that possible: What two adults do in private is legal, referring to sex acts.

But is it right for two adults to sit down and plan to rob a bank? To blow up bridges? To kill people? Oh, we can't have that! What do you do to the family when you approve gay marriages?

We're looking at two nations, looking at an aging population that may weaken them before they're able to come to the point of world powership that they want. And #1 is China.

In saying that you can get rid of the women so we don't reproduce children we don't want, they're so stupid that they don't think about people getting old and dying.

Look at what they've done. I don't know if we a copy of the 30 page report that one of the Chinese vice premiers gave in 2003 concerning America and their plans for America. I'll just summarize it:

They say that the Chinese were here (in America) through the native Indians before any of the white men. If you think Hitler was a racist, you know nothing about the Chinese from China! They are absolute racists. They've been planning to take over America by what they've been doing the last 20 years, to buy our debt and take over our businesses and our banks, and everything else.

So, when push comes to shove, we'll have to wait and see what happens. But I can tell you this:

Unless there is really deep repentance and return to God, with Sabbath-keeping and no abortion, just those two things! If that does not happen, don't think for one minute that God is going to let anyone come back in and bring the economic policies that will lead to prosperity, because we don't deserve it!

Let's see what has happened to us; Deut. 8 is a prophecy. For all of you hardheaded Protestants out there, get out your Bible and dust off the Old Testament. There are 356 prophecies in it concerning Jesus Christ Whom you claim you worship and trust! You don't! You don't believe Him and won't keep His commandments. All of you Protestants out there are whining, moaning and groaning: 'How can they do this? How can they steal the election?' God gave permission to Satan to do it because of our sins!

God is not sitting there just playing tidily-winks with Jesus Christ. He's watching all nations all, all people to see what they're going to do.

Here is Israel, which we are today. America consists of the largest number of the 12 tribes of Israel than any of the other tribes of Israel. Unfortunately, those still in Europe have always been under the thumb of the Assyrian, which is Germany. The only relief that America has had is because:

  • they believe the Bible, but they didn't believe in the Bible
  • they preached Jesus Christ and the Gospel, but not the true Jesus and the true Gospel!

But that was more than other nation!

Here's what God told Israel, through Moses, just before going into the 'promised land' after they had suffered 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Think about this: Every day during that 40 years they were burying the rebels who died because they didn't believe God. Right under the cloud and fire they didn't believe God!

He spoke from the top of Mt. Sinai and they heard it and they said, 'Oh, don't let Him speak to us, you speak to us, Moses.'

Deuteronomy 8:1: "All the commandments, which I command you this day, shall you be diligent to observe and to do that you may live…"

All you Protestants out there say that if you keep the commandments it's curse! It's not! The Law is not the curse! The curse is breaking the Law! If you are living lawlessly, proclaiming Jesus Christ, you are more susceptible to the correction of God and the harshness of what He's going to bring against you, because:

  • you despise the sacrifice of Christ
  • you despise the Word of God
  • you despise what He tells us to do

Look at what the nation has become of you, and all your minions with you!

"…and multiply and go in and possess the land, which the LORD swore to your fathers. And you shall remember all the way, which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness in order to humble you…" (vs 1-2).

Are you ready to humble yourself, or does God have to humble you personally. You have the choice. You can repent and humble yourself and come to God. Really, along with repenting of your sins, which are the transgressions of the Laws of God, you begin to keep them and cease living in sin.

"…to prove you…" (v 2). God proves every one of us!

  • What happened to us when Trump was here? God proved us, He blessed us!
  • But did we acknowledge God?
  • Did we thank Him?

Oh, once in a while Trump would throw out the name of God. All of his 'faith commission' people were all hard-shell Sunday-keepers. Here's what God wants to know of every one of us:

"…to know what is in your heart…" (v 2). Because He gives you the opportunity to choose!

If you're a hardcore Sunday-keeper, you're not liking what I'm saying if you could endure it long enough to get to this point. God is proving everyone!

"…whether you would keep His commandments or not" (v 2).

  • How about every one of us in the Church of God?
  • How many in the Church of God like to look for little loopholes so they can supposedly do a little sin on the side and have God approve it?
  • How about all the elders and ministers in the Churches of God?
  • Are you warning the people of their sins?
  • Are you warning of the calamities that are coming?
  • Are you helping them to understand what they need to do?
  • Are you really keeping the words of God, the Sabbaths of God, the Holy Days of God the way that you should?


  • Are you running off to Mexico for vacation time?

Verse 3: "And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger, and then He fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know it, so that He might make you know…"

Here's the whole key of what goes on all the time with God, His people, His Churches and the world in whatever degree that God looks at it.

"…that man… [or woman; put your name there] …does not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live" (v 3).

  • Do you do that?
  • Do you get up every day and in your prayers acknowledge God?
    • That in Him you live, move and have your being?
    • That everything that you have comes from Him?
    • That you need Him in everything that you do?
      • Do you think abut God all the time, every day?


  • Do you think a little bit about God on Sabbath and come and get together and socialize with people who think a little bit about God on the Sabbath, but is not a living Word in your life to live by?

That you:

  • pray every day
  • study every day
  • are led by the Spirit of God

God will convict you of your sins so you can repent and draw closer to Him! Look! God is preparing a people for the return of Christ!

  • What are we going to be?
  • Are we going to be filled with Truth?


  • Are we going to be like a flat tire? When it comes time for you to go down the road, you can't move!

Verse 4: "Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. And you shall consider in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you. And you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God to walk in His ways and to fear Him… [think about this in relationship to the coming Kingdom of God, of which all of hope to be there] …for the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills" (vs 4-7).

We can phrase it for the Church. God has given us His whole Word, every bit of it from Gen. to Rev. He's given understanding to His Church that even Daniel the prophet didn't know. Even John, the apostle that Jesus loved, didn't know. Think about what that is worth!

We're going to cover how fantastic that's going to be! Think about it. How much is your calling worth to you? Everyday? Not just when you're in trouble! Too many people wait until they're in trouble! Don't wait until you're in trouble, come to God now!

Verse 8: "A land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey, a land in which you shall eat bread without scarceness…." (vs 8-9). Those days are coming to an end now!

  • we're going to read about what has happened to us
  • we're going to read what has happened to the nation
  • we're going to read what has happened to the Church

"…You shall not lack any thing in it…." (v 9).

The next time you go to your supermarket before too many of the shelves are bare, think about that you can have anything you want. Just buy it! Think about that! Then think about Venezuela and how long it took for them to come to total poverty: three years! We're into two already here! What's going to happen in the next year? I don't think it's going to be pleasant, because there are not very many people repenting!

"…It is a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper. When you have eaten…" (vs 9-10).

  • look at all that you have in your cupboards
  • look at all that you have in your freezers

"…and are full… [Did anybody come here hungry because they didn't have any food?] …then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land, which He has given you" (v 10).

What do you do when the good times are here? You keep God the center of your life:

  • live His ways
  • obey His voice
  • keep His commandments
  • thank Him for every drop of water
  • thank Him for every breath of air
  • than Him for every morsel of food

Because is all comes from God! You do that before the difficult times come!

Here's what happens, and this is what happened in the 2020 election. You can say that that was all fraud.

  • Don't you think that God knew that?
  • Don't you think that God gave Satan permission to do that? Because of right here:

Verse 11: "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments…"

If you're a Sunday-keeper you are a perpetual weekly sinner against God keeping a day that He never said to keep! If you want to get smart-alecky about it and say, 'Paul wrote this… or Paul wrote that…'; ask yourself the question deep in your heart: Can any man tell God what to do to nullify any of His words or commandments?

Jesus said, 'Don't think I've come to abolish the Law or the Prophets, because I didn't come to abolish, but to fulfill'; that is to complete! And 'until heaven and earth shall perish, not one jot or one tittle should shall perish from the Law.'

So, the one you claim to worship said that everything you claim about Him in your arrogance and false grace is a satanic lie and you will now bend your stiff unrepentant next to come to God in humility with tears and ask God to help and guide you.

Verse 11: "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, and His judgments, and His statutes, which I command you today, lest…" (vs 11-12).

Here's a warning and where we are today! Right now! It's being taken away from us. It costs three times as much to grow and acre of wheat and three times as much on top of that to ship it than it did a year and a half ago! What about corn? Soy? The other things that we eat?

"…when you have eaten… [that's us] …and are full…" (v 12)—you're all fat!

I look around and I can't believe it; it's a hard find a thin woman in Hollister! Where are they? They don't need to be waddle-waddles, but why are they fat?

"…and have built goodly houses…" (v 12). That's what they've done around here in Hollister!

They're about ready to kill the whole town of Hollister and use up every drop of water and tell everybody that they thought they would have enough water to last us.

"…and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then you become haughty of heart…" (vs 12-14).

That's precisely what has happened to us today. All of the religionists go haughty in heart and claim the grace of God and reject the commandments of God, reject the Truth of God and say, 'You go to Christ and take what belongs to you.' No one is going to go to Christ and take what belongs to them, because He isn't going to give it to you!

"…and you forget the LORD your God Who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage" (v 14).

We've had it! Everything is multiplied and here we are; we're at the crossroads. We have many crossroads that we have crossed in the past before. But now they get bigger, more dangerous and the trenches alongside the road get steeper and more precipitous and narrow and rugged to go on, because of the sins! Take this and multiply it to the whole world! The whole world is full of gigantic, mammoth problems that only God can solve.

He has called us to help solve those problems! At the resurrection, all that are in the first resurrection are going to save the world under Jesus Christ.

  • Is that a big enough goal for you?
  • Is that enough incentive for you to stir yourself up so that you stay close to God?
  • Is that enough to inspire you to humble yourself and be grateful to God?

What is it when you live in Sodom and Gomorrah and every rich thing you ever wanted is here, but is being taken away! All of us, all the Churches of God, all the elders and all the brethren:

  • What does your calling mean to you?
  • What are you going to do about it?
  • How are you going to live your life?
  • What is your relationship with God?

Come back the second half and we'll find out what grand and glorious thing that it's going to be to be in the first resurrection. What fantastic things that God is going to do for everyone who will be in it.

I say all of these words that I've said today, not to castigate you or to put you down. But to help you see things the way that you need to, and to inspire you to come to God with a pure heart and mind, looking to Him to help you in everything!


What Happens on the Sea of Glass?

I think this will be very inspiring. There are three main initial events with Passover, each fulfilling the Word of God; each finding its origin in Gen. 3:15:

  • Passover with Abraham (Gen. 15)
  • Passover with Israel (Exo. 12)
  • Passover of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice

The key important thing for all New Testament teaching is this: When Jesus gave the final mission statement to the apostles, He said, 'Go in to all the world and preach to all nations making disciples and teaching everything I have commanded you.'

So, if you study carefully in the Gospels, the two important things there are Sabbath and Passover. That comes down to our day.

Five Major Fulfillments of Pentecost

  • Giving of the Law
  • A Jubilee in a Jubilee (Luke 4)

To count a Jubilee year you are to count 7 x 7 years; then in 49th year on the Day of Atonement—10th day of the 7th month—you proclaim a Jubilee.

A Jubilee Year does not run consecutively or patterned directly over one full year. It starts in year 49 on Atonement and ends year 50 on Atonement—Atonement to Atonement. The reason is because it has to cover all planting and harvesting seasons in the fall, winter, spring and summer. The only way you have is have the Jubilee start in year 49 and end in year 50.

They were to count 7 years times 7 years=49. Then the Jubilee Year is 50. How do we count Pentecost? We start with the Wave Sheaf Offering Day! We go 7 Sabbaths picturing 7 complete weeks plus 1 day.

So, the year that Jesus started His ministry, it was a Jubilee year plus He went to Nazareth on Pentecost and proclaimed Who He was.

Luke 4:16: "And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and according to His custom, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath Day…"

In the Faithful Version we have an asterisk, which is the footnote that says that this Sabbath is the day of the weeks! What day is that? Pentecost! That's important, because Jesus could not have proclaimed it on the Day of Atonement. Why? In Luke 4 He was in the wilderness begin confronted by Satan the devil, being tempted. He had to be alone and do it face-to-face, and in the weakest physical condition that He could possibly be in. In that Jubilee Year here is a Jubilee Pentecost!

Verse 17: "And there was given Him the book of the prophet Isaiah; and when He had unrolled the scroll, He found the place where it was written.

This was to be read in every synagogue, everywhere in the world on this day!

Verse 18: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; for this reason, He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal those who are brokenhearted, to proclaim pardon to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth in deliverance those who have been crushed to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord" (vs 18-19).

This pronouncement was for that acceptable year, which was a Jubilee Year. So, the mini-Jubilee counting to Pentecost was the day that this was pronounced on.

If you go back to Isa. 61 you will see that he left off the phrase: to bring the vengeance of God! We will see that in a minute when we look at the next two fulfillments of Pentecost.

Verse 20: "And after rolling up the scroll and delivering it to the attendant, He sat down; and the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him. Then He began to say to them, 'Today…'" (vs 20-21).

That's interesting; whenever God emphasizes today. He says this concerning the Sabbath (Psa. 95), 'Today if you will hear His voice…'

"…'Today this Scripture is being fulfilled in your ears'" (v 21).

You are watching the fulfilling and the opening of your understanding to the meaning of this day; today!

Isa. 61 has to do with Christ, and it has to do with vengeance. This is why we need the whole Bible.

  • Doesn't that make sense?
  • How can you understand the whole Bible if you don't use the whole Bible?

Isaiah 61:1: "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to preach the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, giving to them beauty for ashes…" (vs 1-3).

That's a phrase referring to the resurrection! If a person is ashes, how do you give them beauty? You give them eternal life!

"'…the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called trees of righteousness… [everyone who is in the resurrection] …the planting of the LORD… [Matt. 13; who is the one doing the planting, sowing the seed?] …that He might be glorified.' And they will build the old wastes…"(vs 3-4). Entering into the Millennium!

  • Giving/Receiving of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)

Understand that on every single Holy Day there is a major event fulfilled in real time and in prophecy.

  • Sixth Seal—Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven to the Resurrection

Here is where the vengeance starts! We've covered this and I want you to keep this in mind. This happens on a Day of Pentecost, which is a precursor of the resurrection to take place a year later.

As I explained on Pentecost, this is after two years of tribulation against the 12 tribes of Israel. It says in Hosea 6 that in the third day, or third year He will raise us up. Rev. 6:12 is two full years into the last 3-1/2 years, and this happens on Pentecost.

Draw a straight line representing 1 year:
_______________one year____________________
Pentecost                         to                        Pentecost
opening 6th seal                                       resurrection

The resurrection starts with the two witnesses. The difference between Pentecost and Trumpets is approximately four months and two weeks.

_________one year (probably 13 month year______
Trumpets                      to                            Trumpets

This is the last Trumpets when Christ returns to the earth with the saints from the Sea of Glass.

These two events parallel each other. Let's see what's going to happen. This is the beginning of the last year and a half of the 3-1/2 years. There are two one-year segments overlapping to make a total of a year and a half. The first one is Pentecost to Pentecost, and the second one is Trumpets to Trumpets.

Revelation 6:12: "And when He opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake… [think about what's going to happen on the earth] …and the sun became black as the hair of sackcloth, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its untimely figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind" (vs 12-13).

Think about that! When Christ tells the world that He's coming this is the opening salvo! It's going to affect the whole earth! That's why it says in Revelation that 'every eye shall see Him!' Every eye is going to see this!

Verse 14: "Then the heaven departed like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place."

Think about that! Every mountain and every island! This is going to cause tremendous destruction on the earth. At first they're going to think that it's the return of Christ. But they will change their minds. Why? Because it doesn't come all the way to the earth!

Verse 15: "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the powerful men, and every bondman, and every free man hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, 'Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of His wrath has come, and who has the power to stand?'" (vs 15-17). No one is going to resist this!

For the first two years of the last three and a half years people are going to be saying:

  • here's the Christ
  • there's the Christ
  • no, He's over here

Jesus said, 'Don't believe it!'

Matthew 24:26: "Therefore, if they say to you, 'Come and see! He is in the wilderness'; do not go forth. 'Come and see! He is in the secret chambers'; do not believe it."

Do the JWs—Jehovah Witnesses—believe that Christ is in a secret room in New York City? Not yet, but they do believe He's going to come into a secret room in NYC!

There's not going to be any secret, sneaky return of Christ!

Verse 27: "For as the light of day… [What is the light of day? It's the sun] …which comes forth from the east… [Isn't that the way it happens?] …and shines as far as the west, so also shall the coming of the Son of man be" (vs 27-28). They all say that this is Christ!

  • Why will they fight Him a little over a year later?
  • What will change their minds?

Because this light of day remains in the sky shinning. Then the people on the earth begin cleaning up all the mess. They look out there and see this sun and it hasn't come any closer to the earth. So, they all relax and say that this could not have been Christ, because He didn't come to the earth.

Verse 29: "But immediately after the Tribulation of those days… [the Tribulation against Israel] …the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory" (vs 29-30).

When the Tribulation against Israel is finished; v 31: "And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet; and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

Mal. 4 is where it talks about the Sun of Righteousness. When I first came into the Church, one of the things I learned was about sun-worship. When I read Mal. 4, I couldn't understand it. It took me years and years to understand it. But when you read Matt. 24, the 'sign of the Son of man will be like the sun shinning from the east to the west.'

You connect that together with the rolling back of the heavens like a scroll. There's that second sun! Let's see the timeframe of it:

Malachi 4:1: "'For behold, the day is coming, burning like a consuming oven; and all the proud, and every doer of wickedness, shall be stubble. And the day that comes shall burn them up,' says the LORD of hosts…"

Look at what's going to happen to their armies. This also projects forward to the Lake of Fire!

"…'and will leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you who fear My name… [all who fear God and love Him] …the Sun of Righteousness…" (vs 1-2).

When I first read that years ago, I said that we're told not to worship the sun, but what is this Sun of Righteousness that comes suddenly into the area around the earth?

"'…the Sun of Righteousness shall arise, and healing will be in His wings…. [after He comes to the earth] …And you shall go out and grow up like calves of the stall. And you… [the righteous] …shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I am preparing,' says the LORD of hosts" (vs 2-3).

Let's see the events that take place after the appearing of this Sun in the heavens. It will be out there as the sun shinning from the east to the west! Since it didn't come any closer to the earth, everybody is going to think that this is not the return of Christ.

However, look at what happens in Rev. 7. What do we have there? The 144,000 and the great innumerable multitude! I have some other thoughts on it that I'm going to bring out later when I get more understanding of it. So, Rev. 7 is God's personal last harvest, on Pentecost! These represent the workers hired at the 11th hour in the Parable of the Vineyard.

They went out in the morning to a workplace and the men stand out there and Jesus says, 'Has anyone hired you fro work?' No! 'God work in My vineyard and I'll pay you what is right.

He went out a little later in the morning and there were those standing there, He said, 'Go work in My vineyard and I'll pay you.' He came again in early afternoon and did the same thing. Then He came late, late in the afternoon, just before sundown. And there were workers at the 11th hour not hired. So, He tells them, 'Go work in My vineyard and I'll pay you what's right.'

Then when it came time to pay them, what happened? They all got a silver coin! That's telling us that even if you're saved in the 11th hour you will receive eternal life.

In Rev. 7 it looks like that they ascend to the Throne of God, but that does not happen. What is the time that they ascend and the Throne of God is connected with those who are resurrected?

No one goes to heaven except that the two witnesses that are there just a few minutes early. Heaven here is where the clouds are and the Sea of Glass will be. I'm not saying like Protestantism that you're going to heaven to be with God. You're going to go to the Sea of Glass, and the angels are going to take us there!

The 144,000 and the great innumerable multitude go with the rest of those of the first resurrection. What did it say in 1-Thess. 4? The dead in Christ shall rise first, and we who are alive will be changed and will meet the Lord in the air for the meeting in the air!

  • What is the meeting in the air?
  • What is that all about?

The two witnesses finish their 1260 days plus 3-1/2 days being dead on the street in Jerusalem. Then they are raised, the very first raised in the resurrection. The first two!

Think about this: they were the last two to die. Does that fulfill a Scripture you're familiar with? The last shall be first! Let's see what happens! After they came back to life:

Revelation 11:12: "And they heard a great voice from heaven, say, 'Come up here!' And they ascended into heaven in a cloud; and their enemies saw them rise. And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; and seven thousand men were killed in the earthquake. And the rest were filled with fear, and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming immediately. Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign into the ages of eternity'" (vs 12-15).

What happens? The best we can figure out is this: the Sun/Son out there comes streaking—on this last Pentecost because that's when this resurrection is going to be—down to the earth and when it gets over the Holy Land all the world is going to be wondering if it's going to crash into the earth.

No! It's going to be made into a giant Sea of Glass! This is when the world begins to think—because Satan is going to inspire them to believe it—that this is the invasion of the ancient aliens coming to take over the earth.

Look, you've heard of 'body snatchers' in the past; look at what's happened, everywhere on the earth their reporting that graves are opening and people are coming out of them and something is carrying them up into the air. That's the angels! Think about what that's going to be like. Each one in the resurrection is going to be carried up the to Sea of Glass by his guardian angel.

Can you imagine the conversation on the way up?

Angel says: Hello! I'm sent from God to take you to the Sea of Glass. You are in the first resurrection!
You say: Oh! I made it! Hallelujah! What is your name? You finally find out the name of your angel! I must have given you a rough time while I was still a human being.
Angels says: Yeah there were some occasions I had to save you from this, that and the other. If you will recall…
You say: Oh, that was you who did that?

All the saints will be brought to the Sea of Glass!

Let's see another depiction of the first resurrection. If we're going to be there for the meeting with Christ, and all the saints are going to be resurrected on the Day of Pentecost, and there's this great Sea of Glass.

We know that at the Throne of God (Rev. 4 & 5) there's a great Sea of Glass that the Throne of God sets upon. We know that when the 70 elders saw God at Mt. Sinai, it was on a Sea of Glass.

  • The Resurrection and What Happens on the Sea of Glass

Revelation 14:13: "And I heard a voice from heaven say to me, 'Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from this time forward. Yes, says the Spirit, so that they may rest from their labors; and their works follow them.'…. [those are the last to enter in] …And I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and one like the Son of man sitting on the cloud, having a golden crown on His head; and in His hand was a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him Who was sitting on the cloud, 'Thrust in your sickle… [that's a harvest] …and reap, because the time has come for You to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.' And He Who was sitting on the cloud thrust forth His sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped" (vs 13-16).

Let's learn something else: the next harvest is the grapes of wrath, which amounts to the seven last plagues. But that comes after everyone in the first resurrection is on the Sea of Glass.

Revelation 15:1: "Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and awesome: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is filled up. And I saw a Sea of Glass mingled with fire, and those who had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, standing on the Sea of Glass, having the lyres of God" (vs 1-2).

That's everyone in the first resurrection! How many that will be, we don't know. But think on this: the plan to take over the earth is going to be a mammoth plan, a mammoth operation. The greatest invasion of any war in the history of the world, and it has to be executed properly!

Verse 3: "And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb…"

That pictures all of those in the first resurrection who come from the Old Testament and in the New Testament, all together!

"…saying, 'Great and awesome are Your works, Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the saints'"  (v 3).

He was able to see the temple at that time; v5: "And after these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened."

What's going to happen on the Sea of Glass? I'll tell you what it is and you come back next week and we'll look at all the Scriptures describing what's going to happen!

The fifth fulfilling of Pentecost is the first resurrection. We're all going to be on the Sea of Glass.

  • we're going to receive our new clothes, white linen and a crown
  • we'll meet Christ and see Him
  • we will see the Father and Jesus will proclaim us to the Father
    • Are we not the Father's children?
    • Don't you think the Father wants to see His children after all this time, after all that He has gone through?
    • Yes!
  • we will receive our rewards and new name and crown
  • the marriage of the Lamb and wedding supper will take place and the marriage
  • What's on the menu for the supper?
  • What's that going to be like? A great Sea of Glass filled with tables, chairs, attendance of thousands and thousands of angels and they bring in the food!
  • What is food like for spirit beings? There will be some wine!

Remember, He said that He would drink it anew in the Kingdom!

  • we will receive our assignments

Here we are and Christ is going to tell us what we're going to do. Lord, what should I do? So, everyone will have their assignments.

  • the seven last plagues are poured out

That's quite a thing indeed, because God promised that all the faithful would see the vengeance of God poured out. That's the seven last plagues!

  • we will be organized into Christ's army and given our white horses
  • We will return with Jesus Christ to the Earth on the Feast of Trumpets

That's going to be a big spectacular event!

I'll go through all the Scriptures in part two with all these nine things to take place on the Sea of Glass. Won't that be fun?

Christ says, 'All right, everyone, are you ready to go?' We all answer, 'Yea!' imagine that sound coming down to the earth. And Christ says, 'Get on your white horses and follow Me!'

Scriptural References:

  • Deuteronomy 8:1-14
  • Luke 4:16-21
  • Isaiah 61:1-4
  • Revelation 6:12-17
  • Matthew 24:26-27, 29-31
  • Malachi 4:1-3
  • Revelation 11:12-15
  • Revelation 14:13-16
  • Revelation 15:1-3, 5

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Genesis 3:15
  • Genesis 15
  • Psalm 95
  • Matthew 13
  • Acts 2
  • Hosea 6
  • Revelation 7
  • 1 Thessalonians 4
  • Revelation 4; 5

Also referenced:

Books by Fred R. Coulter (

  • Why Were You Born?—From a Speck of Dust to a Son of God
  • Occult Holidays or God's Holy Days—Which?

Booklet: God or No God? by Duncan McLeod (

Transcribed: 6/22/22

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