Spiritual Dictionary Section O

Obedience- “Obedience is not a mere outward compliance, but the service of love. Obedience – the service and allegiance of love – is the true sign of discipleship.” SC 60


Obedience- “Obedience is the fruit of faith.” SC 60-61


Object of Education- “The true object of education is to restore the image of God in the soul.” PP 595


Obstacles- “Trials and obstacles are the Lord’s chosen methods of discipline and His appointed conditions of success.” MH 470


Offering – Peace – “The peace offerings were especially an expression of thanksgiving to God. In these offerings the fat alone was to be burned upon the altar; a certain specified portion was reserved for the priests, but the greater part was returned to the offerer, to be eaten by him and his friends in a sacrificial feast. Thus all hearts were to be directed, in gratitude and faith, to the great Sacrifice that was to take away the sin of the world.” PP 576


Oholah – Samaria (her own tabernacle). Ezekiel 23:4 (margin)


Oholibah – Jerusalem (My tabernacle is in her). Ezekiel 23:4 (margin)


Oil- (ointment)- “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes.” Ps. 133:1-2 NAS


Oil- “Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil.” Ps. 141:5 KJV


Oil- “Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.” COL 407


Oil- “Oil of gladness.” Ps. 45:7 KJV


Oil- “Oil of joy.” Isa. 61:3 KJV


Oil- “That oil is the righteousness of Christ. It represents character, and character is not transferable.” TM 234


Oil- “The oil of grace cannot be lent by one to another, neither have the foolish virgins time to buy oil for themselves.” TM 234


Ointment - "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so doth the sweetness of a mans friend by hearty counsel." Proverbs 27:9


One Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand – “ With the Lamb upon Mount Zion, “having the harps of God,” they stand, the hundred and forty and four thousand that were redeemed from among men; and there is heard, as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of a great thunder, “the voice of harpers harping with their harps.” And they sing “a new song” before the throne, a song which no man can learn save the hundred and forty and four thousand. It is the song of Moses and the Lamb—a song of deliverance. None but the hundred and forty-four thousand can learn that song; for it is the song of their experience—and experience such as no other company have ever had. “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.” These, having been translated from the earth, from among the living, are counted as “the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 15:2,3; 14:1-5. “These are they which came out of great tribulation;” they have passed through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation; they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob’s trouble; they have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God’s judgments….” GC 648-649


Oracle – “…he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.” I Kings 6:16



Ordinances - Instructions on how God wants something to be done. Usually attached to the instructions regarding how to conduct the sanctuary services and sacrifices. Also, gives guidelines as to how God wanted other things to be done as well, such as how to participate in the covenants and how to relate to worship issues. Ordinances are also equated to traditions - I Corinthians 11:2 margin KJV.

Exodus 12:14,17,43 Ordinances of how to keep Passover.

Leviticus 18:1-5 Do not walk in the ordinances of Egypt, or  Canaan. But walk in the ordinances, statutes, and jugments that I (the Lord God) give you for in obedience to them you will be able to live.

Leviticus 18:6-30 Instructions about incest and nakedness.

Leviticus 22:9 Instructions about uncleaness.

Numbers 15:1-16 Ordinances=law=manner.

II Kings 17:6-41 The Israelites rebelled against the statutes and   ordinances of God and God displaced them. He allowed the Assyrians to bring in other people who feared the Lord but followed the ordinances of their own land. The fathers of the Samaritans.

II Chronicles 33:7-8 Manasseh violated the ordinances that God said that if you follow them He would not remove you.

Psalms 99:6-7 Moses, Aaron, Samuel followed the ordinances.

Isaiah 24:5 The earth is defiled because the people transgressed the laws, rebelled against the ordinances, and broke the everlasting      covenant.

Ezekiel 11:17-21 God promises to give the converts a new heart so that they will walk in His statutes and keep His ordinances. Those people who obey will be His people and He will be their God. God empowers them to do His will and it is not by their own power and effort. Hebrews 10:16-17

Ezekiel 44 Contrast between obdience and disobedience towards the ordinances.

Luke 1:6 Parents of John the Baptist were blameless - they walked in all the commandments and ordinances of God - they were   righteous.

Ephesians 2:11-22 Jesus abolished the commandments of ordinances and brought together the Gentile and the Jews.

Colossians 2:1-23 Jesus nailed the shadowy ordiances to the cross, and the ordinances of men, that are contrary to the love of God are disposed of.

Hebrews 9:1-28 The old sanctuary service had ordinances and the sanctuary service in heaven has ordinances as well.


Ornament of gold – “As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.” Proverbs 25:12


Ornament of grace - "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother, for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head and chains about thy neck." Proverbs 1:8-9; 3:1-3; 3:21-22; 4:7-9; 6:20-21


Overcoming- “…as Christ overcame, by resisting or enduring temptation, circumstances are controlled by the might of the will in the name of Jesus. This is overcoming.” 4T 346


Overflowing – Act of a river swelling over its banks and threatening to overwhelm peoples or kingdoms. Overflowing used symbolically to describe the attack of nations against nations using concepts and ideas as well as people. CO

Attack by the king of Assyria. Isaiah 8:5-8

Babylon. Jeremiah 47:2

Jesus is in control of all overflowings. Job 28:11

Red Sea overflowed Egyptian army. Deuteronomy 11:4

Remnant will be granted righteousness by the overflowing   judgments of God. Isaiah 10:20-23; Joshua 3&4

Symbol of attack by another nation, literally or spiritually. Daniel 11:10,22,26,40; Revelation 12:15-16

Symbol of attack by negative thinking. Psalms 69:2,15

Symbol of judgment. Isaiah 28:16-18; Joel 3:13; II Peter 3:6; Isaiah 30:27-28; Ezekiel 13:10-11

Symbol of prosperity. Joel 2:24; Psalms 78:20

When you walk with God the waters will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:1-4