Spiritual Dictionary Section A



"These words are to be studied to prepare you for life in heaven. If you do not know the language of heaven you will not be happy there and unfit for fellowship with joyous, happy beings." COL 413; GC 543


Spiritual Dictionary - A


Abiding in Christ- "Abiding in Christ means a constant receiving of His                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Spirit, a life of unreserved surrender to His service. The channel of communication must be open continually between man and his God. As the vine branch constantly draws the sap from the living vine, so are we to cling to Jesus, and receive from Him by faith the strength and perfection of His own character." DA 676


Abominations -

Violation of offering system. Leviticus 7:18

Eating unclean foods. Leviticus 11:10-42

Sexual contact with near of kin. Leviticus 18:6-18

Sexual contact with a woman during period. Leviticus 18:19

Sexual contact with neighbors wife. Leviticus 18:20

Offering children to foreign gods. Leviticus 18:21

Men having sex with men as with women.  Leviticus 18:22 & Leviticus 20:13

Sexual contact with animals. Leviticus 18:23

Desire for graven images and the metals they are made of. Deuteronomy 7:25

To bring a graven image to your house. Deuteronomy 7:26

Every worship activity of the Cannanites. Deuteronomy 12:30-31

Cities, or individuals who follow false gods. Deuteronomy 13:1-18

To sacrifice a blemished sacrifice. Deuteronomy 17:1

Anyone who worships another god. Deuteronomy 17:2-7

One who uses divination. Deuteronomy 18:10

An observer of times. Deuteronomy 18:10

An enchanter. Deuteronomy 18:10

A witch. Deuteronomy 18:10

A charmer. Deuteronomy 18:11

A consulter with familiar spirits. Deuteronomy 18:11

A wizard. Deuteronomy 18:11

A necromancer. Deuteronomy 18:11

Men or women wearing clothing of the opposite sex. Deuteronomy 22:5

Male or female prostitute. Deuteronomy 23:17-18

Divorce and remarriage with a third party. Deuteronomy 24:1-4

False weights and measures. Deuteronomy 25:11-16

Any false god, such as Ashtoreth or Milcom.  I Kings 11:5-7

Intermarriage with the heathen. Ezra 9:1-3

False worship or sacrifice. Isaiah 1:13-14

He who delights in his way rather than God's way. Isaiah 66:3

Trust in lying words. Jeremiah 7:8

Stealing, murder, adultery, swearing falsely, burning incense to Baal. Jeremiah 7:9

Images to other gods, Weeping for Tammuz, Sun worship Ezekiel 8

Shedding of innocent blood, idols, lessened respect for parents, oppression of strangers, vexing the fatherless and the widow, despised holy things, despised Sabbath,false witness, idol worship, incest, bribery, usury, extortion, forgotten God. Ezekiel 22:1-12

Accepting the unconverted into church. Ezekiel 44:7-9

Setting up of the papacy. Daniel 11:31

Teaching error in church. Malachi 2:11

What men esteem in contrast with what God esteems. Luke 16:15

Every one that is proud in heart. Proverbs 16:5

He that justifies the wicked and condemns the just. Proverbs 17:15

Lying lips. Proverbs 12:22

The sacrifices of the wicked. Proverbs 15:9

The thoughts of the wicked. Proverbs 15:16

The ways of the wicked. Proverbs 15:9

They that have a froward heart. Proverbs 11:20

All these things make up the wine of Babylon. Revelation 17:4-5


Abomination of Desolation - The Abomination of Desolation is a knowing rejection of God through the ministry of His Word directly or indirectly by rejecting His ministrations through His people as they minister daily for the salvation of souls. History has afforded us various examples of this rejection and history indicates that this will be repeated even unto the end of time when the final Abomination of Desolation will occur. This final rejection will occur when God's people, the daily, anointed with His Holy Spirit under the influence of the Latter Rain, will proclaim the Loud Cry for a distinct period of time. When each person hears this message, fully understands the Word of God, and then makes their final decision, then the final Abomination of Desolation will occur when they reject Jesus in this final message of hope and deliverance. CO. See Armageddon, Mark of the Beast, Daily, Continual.


Abomination of Desolation – Examples

War in heaven. Revelation 12:7-9

Sin in Eden. Genesis 3

Cain rejects the message through Abel. Genesis 4

Sin in Noah’s time and the people reject Noah. Genesis 6:1-13

Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19

Egyptian experience. Ezekiel 23:1-3,8,21,27; 20:5-8; Joshua 24:14

Israel rejecting God as king. I Samuel 8-10

Absalom committing incest in Jerusalem. II Samuel 16:20-23; I Chronicles 5:1-2; Leviticus 18:6-18

Ahab and Jezebel turn Samaria to Baal. I Kings 16:28-22:40

Destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah 32:26-35; 44; 52

Jews reject Jesus and choose Caesar for their king. Matthew 23; John 19:1-22

Israel rejects the message through the disciples 3.5 year ministry. Daniel 9:27; Luke 24:53; Acts 7:51-60

Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans as a result of the Jews rejecting Jesus. Matthew 24:15; Luke 21:20; Daniel 9:24-26

The church in the middle ages rejects the sanctuary message of Jesus and the daily message of God's people. Daniel 8:9-14; 11:27-35

Unholy trinity seeks to destroy the church in the latter days in response to God's last day message. The people will reject the daily message given by God's people after the anointing by the Holy Spirit through the latter rain and the loud cry. Revelation 16:13-15; 17; II Thessalonians 2:3-4; Daniel 11:44-45; Revelation 14; 18:1-5


Abraham – “Father of a great multitude.” PP 138


Abraham's seed- "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:29


Act - strange - "To our merciful God the act of punishment is a strange act." GC 627; Ezekiel 33:11; Exodus 34:6-7; Nahum 1:3


Adultery- "The unfaithfulness of the church to Christ in permitting her confidence and affection to be turned from Him and allowing the love of worldly things to occupy the soul, is likened to the violation of the marriage vow." GC 381


Adultress- "…any woman who will allow the addresses of another man than her husband, who will listen to his advances, and whose ears will be pleased with the outpouring of lavish words of affection, of adoration, or endearment, is an adultress and harlot." TM 434, 435


Affection- "Pure and holy affection is not a feeling, but a principle." MH 358


Afflict their souls – “Afflict their souls by repentance of sin an humiliation before the Lord.” GC 490


Afflict their souls – “Afflict their souls before God by sorrow for sin and true repentance.” GC 490


Agency - chosen - "Our confession of His faithfulness is Heaven's chosen agency for revealing Christ to the world." DA 347.


Agonizing- "The work of the Spirit of God in the heart will develop true penitence, which will not end with confession, but will work a decided reformation in the daily life. There will be manifested an earnestness, a perseverance, and a determination that can be properly represented by agonizing…" OHC 330


Aholah - "is Samaria - His Tabernacle. (marginal reference). Ezekiel 23:4

Aholibah - "is Jerusalem - My Tabernacle. (marginal reference). Ezekiel 23:4


Alloy- base- "….the base alloy of worldly pride and selfish ambition." GC 348


Altar of incense – “…before the veil separating the holy from the most holy was the golden altar of incense from which the cloud of fragrance, with the prayer of Israel was daily ascending before God.” GC 412


Ambassador – faithful – “A wicked messenger falleth into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health.” Proverbs 13:17


America – “…As America, the land of religious liberty, shall unite with the papacy in forcing the conscience and compelling men to honor the false sabbath, the people of every country on the globe will be led to follow her example…” 6T 18 See United States of America.


Ammonites – Illegitimate child of Lot’s incestuous relationship with his daughter was named Ben-Ammi and his descendents are called Ammonites Genesis 19:38.


Amusement- "Amusement…is sought for the sake of pleasure, and is often carried to excess; it absorbs the energies that are required for useful work, and thus proves a hindrance to life's true success." MLT 213


Ancient of Days – “The Ancient of Days is God the Father.” GC 479


Angel of the Lord – A revelation of Jesus in His pre-incarnate form. The Angel of the Lord ministers to His people in a number of ways and settings trying to get as close to His loved ones as He can. CO

          Confronts Balaam. Numbers 22:22-35

Equal to God. Gives His name as “I Am”. Accepts worship from man. Moses must take his shoes off for the ground is holy ground. Exodus 3:2-14; Acts 7:30-35; Zechariah 12:8

          Equal to the God of Bethel. Genesis 31:11-13

          Equated as God. Genesis 48:15-16

Hagar identifies the Angel of the Lord as “The Lord” and gives Him the name “Thou God seest me.” Genesis 16:7-13

Identified by Abraham as Jehovah ”Now I know that thou fearest God for you have not withheld thy son, thine only son from Me.” Genesis 22:11-14

Identified by Himself as the Lord. Genesis 22:15-18; Judges 6:11-24

Jacob wrestles with the Angel (Hosea 12:3-4) of the Lord who changes Jacob’s name to Israel, and Jacob refers to the Angel as God. Genesis 32:24-30

          Led Israel into the wilderness. Exodus 14:19

          Michael is one of His names. Jude 9 & Zechariah 3:1-2

          Must obey for God’s voice is in Him. Exodus 23:20-21

The Angel of the Lord reveals Himself to Manoah as the “I Am”, and calls Himself Wonderful, stands in fire, and Manoah and his wife refer to the Angel as God. Judges 13

See Archangel, Michael, and Prince


Angel of the Lord – An – This collection of texts represents angels which are called the angel of the Lord or an angel of the Lord. In some of these texts Jesus may be revealing Himself to His children or it could be an angel. It will be left to the reader’s judgment as to whom the angel of the Lord is. Some of the texts indicated that Gabriel is the angel of the Lord especially in the New Testament when Jesus is in His incarnate form. CO

The angel of the Lord destroys 70,000 men in response to David’s numbering. II Samuel 24:10-17; I Chronicles 21:7-30

The angel of the Lord asks a question of the Lord of Hosts. Zechariah 1:17-21

The angel of the Lord destroys 185,000 men of Assyria. II Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36

The angel of the Lord encourages Elijah and instructs him. I Kings 19:4-8; II Kings 1:3,15

The angel of the Lord instructs Joseph to leave Bethelehem and go to Egypt and instructs him to come to Nazareth. Matthew 2:13-15

The angel of the Lord roles away the stone from Jesus’ tomb and sets on it. Matthew 28:2

The angel of the Lord releases Peter and the disciples from prison. Acts 12:7; Acts 5:19

The angel of the Lord instructs Phillip and destroys Herod. Acts 8:26; Acts 12:20-23

Gabriel is the angel of the Lord. Matthew 1:24; Luke 1:26-27; Luke 1:11-19;


Angels – Gods chosen people are messengers/angels. Galatians 4:14; Zechariah 12:8; Sanctified Life 78


Angels- (Three of Revelation 14) "These angels represent those who receive the truth, and with power open the gospel to the world." 7 BC 978, 979


Angels – 3 angels messages of Revelation 14:6-12 – “During the past fifty years of my life, I have had precious opportunities to obtain an experience. I have had an experience in the first, second, and third angels messages. The angels are represented as flying in the midst of heaven, proclaiming to the world a message of warning, and having a direct bearing upon the people living in the last days of this earth’s history. Non one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven. Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaim the three messages in their order.” II SM 386


Angels Message, Third - "The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through Elders Waggoner and Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God. Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their eyes directed to His divine person, His merits, and His changeless love for the human family. All power is given into HIs hands, that He may dispense rich gifts unto men, imparting the priceless gift of His own righteousness to the helpless human agent. This is the message that God commanded to be given to the world. It is the third angel's message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure." TM 91-92


Angels- Mighty Ones (margin) Psalms 78:25 NAS


Angel - Messenger or agent. Young's Concordance.


Antichrist – Both individuals and systems that oppose Jesus, His work and His people. Can also be an alternative Christ. CO

"For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." II John 7

"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." I John 4:3

"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." I John 2:18

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:24

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." II Thessalonians 2:3-4


Anti-Christ – Examples of

Satan is the ultimate Anti-Christ – Revelation 12:3-9; Ezekiel 28:12-19; Isaiah 14:12-19

Cain – Genesis 4:1-16

The mingling of the Sons of God and the daughters of men. Genesis 6:1-8

Nimrod – the founder of Babylon – Genesis 10:8-12

Pharaoh – Exodus 5-15

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram – Numbers 16

Balaam – Numbers 22-24; 31:1-8

Ahithophel – II Samuel5:12,31; 16:20-23; 17:1-14,23

Solomon – when in rebellion against God – I Kings 10:14-11:14

Jereboam the son of Nebat – I Kings 12:25-33

Ahab/Jezebel combination – I Kings 16:29-18:46

Manasseh – when in rebellion against God – II Kings 21:1-16

The spiritual leadership of Israel in the time of Jeremiah. Ezekiel 8-9; II Chronicles 36:14-16

Nebuchadnezzar – when forcing worship against God – Daniel 3

Belshazzar – when worshipping false Gods – Daniel 5

Darius – when forcing worship against God – Daniel 6

Haman – Esther 3-7

Herod – when trying to kill Jesus as an infant – Matthew 2:1-1-18