Spiritual Dictionary Section C-1

Cloud – dark – “Like a dark cloud, deception and blindness had overspread Israel…” PK 147


Clouds without rain – “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.” Proverbs 25:14


Clouds- Without Water- Apostate deceivers. Jude 12 & II Peter 2:17


Cloudy pillar – “The symbol of the divine presence.” PP 437


Coat – An identifying garment to reveal ones profession, a covering to protects oneself, or a spiritual covering of righteousness or unrighteousness. CO

Jesus made coats of skins to cover Adam and Eve in exchange for their coats of fig leaves. Jesus made the coats Himself and He covered them Himself. A covering of His righteousness. Genesis 3:21

Jacob makes a coat of many colors for Joseph. A symbol of the rainbow covenant that Jesus made with Noah. Genesis 37:3

Joseph’s brothers strip Joseph of his coat of many colors, sell him as a slave, throw him in a pit, take him out of the pit and send him to a far country. All symbols of the experience of Jesus who was stripped, sold as a slave, killed, resurrected, and went to a far country to prepare the way for us. Genesis 37:23-36

Aaron and his sons to receive fine coats of fine linen to serve as priests in the sanctuary. These coats are to be placed on them by the prophet Moses after having been washed and anointed with oil. Exodus 28; 29:5-8; 39:27; 40:14; Leviticus 8:7-13; 16:4

Samuel is clothed with a linen ephod as a child and his mother made him a coat and brought it to him year by year. I Samuel 2:18-19

Goliath clothed in a coat of mail identifying himself as a warrior. I Samuel 17:4-5

David attempts to battle Goliath clothed in a coat of mail but could not go out. David went out to battle clothed in the righteousness of Jesus. I Samuel 17:38-47

David’s virgin daughters covered with coats of different colors. II Samuel 13:18-19

Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah were cast into a burning fiery furnace for refusing to bow to Nebuchanezzar’s idol. Cast into the fire with the coats on. Their coats gave testimony that Jesus was Lord over the fire when they were called out of the fire and there was no smell of smoke on their coats. Daniel 3:19-30

Peter clothed himself with his fishers coat to go meet Jesus on the shore after His resurrection. John 21:7

If you have two coats share with someone who has none. Luke 3:11

If someone asks you for your coat give it to them asking nothing in return. Luke 6:27-36

The soldiers took Jesus’ clothing and divided them into four parts. But Jesus’ coat they did not tear but cast lots of it for it was without seam, to fulfill Scripture. John 19:23-24

Tabitha was a garment maker who made coats and garments to bless others. Peter was called by Jesus to resurrect her to bless others. Acts 9:36-42

See Garments, Clothing, Apparel, Raiment


Comforter - "Through His human agencies He desires to be a Comforter such as the world knows not." DA 351


Coming of the bridegroom - "The coming of the bridegroom, here brought to view, takes place before the marriage." GC 426


Coming of Christ - second - Jesus will come again to earth in a literal visible manner. He will be seen by all the people in the world. The brightness of His coming will destroy the wicked, and will deliver the righteous. The resurrection will happen at His coming and at His call. After receiving His people He will take them to heaven and will return for the third time after the 1000 years. CO

God has always been a consuming fire and always will be. Hebrews 12:29; Hebrews 12:18-21; Psalms 50:3; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; 2:8

          In the beginning Adam and Eve could talk and walk with Jesus           with no need for an intercessor. Genesis 2:7-25

          There was no sin or death in God's kingdom as long as His people       obeyed Him. Genesis 2:16-17; Isaiah 11:9; 65:25

          Adam and Eve were not ashamed or afraid to be in His presence.         Genesis 2:25

          When Adam and Eve rebelled against God they became afraid to        be in His presence. Genesis 3:7-11

          Mankind has been afraid to be in God's presence since then.       Exodus 20:18-21; Revelation 6:15-16

          Only a few people, through the transforming grace of God, can           tolerate being in the presence of God. Genesis 6:8; Genesis 5:21-      24; Hebrews 11:5; Exodus 33:17-23

          Even the reflected glory of Jesus is painful to mankind. Exodus 34:29-35

          Jesus says that He will come again the second time. Hebrews 9:28;        Acts 1:9-11

          All the world will see Him. Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:26-27

          Jesus says that He will come again with His full glory, the glory of       His Father, and all the glory of the angels to gather the rightesous.       This glory will destroy the wicked. Matthew 24:30; 16:27; 25:31;     II Thessalonians 2:8; 1:7-8

          The righteous, on the other hand, will be glad to see Him. I John          2:28; Isaiah 25:9; 26:19

          The righteous will be changed and will be able to live in God's    consuming fire. Isaiah 33:13-15; Daniel 3:20-27

The righteous dead will be raised to see Him and will be changed from mortal to immortal and meet Jesus in the air. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:51-54

          The angels will gather the righteous from all over the earth.        Matthew 24:31; 13:38-41

          The righteous will be taken to heaven for a 1000 years. John 14:1-       3; Revelation 20:4

          This will happen at the end of the world. Matthew 13:39


Coming of Christ - "The coming of Christ as our high priest to the most holy place, for the cleansing of the sanctuary, brought to view in Daniel 8:14; the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of Days, as presented in Daniel 7:13; and the coming of the Lord to His temple, foretold by Malachi, are descriptions of the same event; and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage, described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins, of Matthew 25." GC 426


Commandments of God - See Testimony - Ten Commandments.


Communication – corrupt – “…The apostle Paul, writing by the Holy Spirit, says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth.” Ephesians 4:29. A corrupt communication does not mean only mean words that are vile. It mans any expression contrary to holy principles and pure and undefiled religion. It includes impure hints and covert insinuations of evil. Unless instantly resisted, these lead to great sin.” COL 337


Conceit – “The rich mans wealth is his strong city, and is an high wall in his own conceit.” Proverbs 18:11


Condemnation – “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth no is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” John 3:18-21


Confederacy- "You know what a confederacy is, - a union of men in a work that does not bear the stamp of pure, straightforward, unswerving integrity." 4 BC 1142


Confederacy - "Satan has a large confederacy, his church. Christ call them the synagogue of Satan because the members are the children of sin. The members of Satan's church have been constantly working to cast off the divine law, and confuse the distinction between good and evil. Satan is working with great power in and through the children of disobedience to exalt treason and apostasy as truth and loyalty. And at this time the power of his satanic inspiration is moving the living agencies to carry out the great rebellion against God that commenced in heaven." TM 16


Confessing - Christ - "He who would confess Christ must have Christ abiding in him. He cannot communicate that which he has not received. The disciples might speak fluently on doctrines, they might repeat the words of Christ Himself; but unless they possessed Christ-like meekness and love, they were not confessing Him...." DA 357


Confession- True- "True confession is always of a specific character, and acknowledges particular sins." 5T 639


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


Consecration - "Moses defines genuine consecration as obedience to God, to stand in vindication of the right and to show a readiness to carry out the purpose of God in the most unpleasant duties, showing that the claims of God are higher than the claims of friends or the lives of the nearest relatives." 3T 301


Continual - A word indicating ongoing activity. Especially used in the context of daily sanctuary activities in which the term "tamid" is used. Continual is also used in reference to the daily activities of God's people in their worship and devotion to Him.

          Sanctuary Activities:

          Morning and evening sacrifice of a lamb as well as flour, oil, and         wine. Exodus 29:38-42

          Shewbread. Numbers 4:7; Leviticus 24:5-9

          The continual offering to be offered daily, on the Lord's Sabbaths       and the annual sabbaths - all 7 of them. Numbers 28:1-29:38; II    Chronicles 2:4; Ezra 3:5; Nehemiah 10:31; Ezekiel 46:13-15

          Jesus/Aaron to bear upon His heart the judgment of the children         of Israel continually. Exodus 28:29-30

          To burn the lamps of the sanctuary continually. Leviticus 24:1-4


          Daily worship activities:

          Must have a merry heart. Proverbs 15:15

          Must have a continual burden for the lost. Romans 9:1-3

          Continual intercession and seeking after God. Luke 18:1-9; Job 1:5

          Must serve God continually. Daniel 6:16,20

          Must continually be ready for service for the king. I Kings 10:8

          Must be ready to care for the Lord's servants. II Kings 4:8-37

People dedicated to minister in the church continually. I Chronicles      16:4-6,37-42; 23:1-32; Romans 13:6

          Must seek the face of the Lord and praise Him continually. I       Chronicles 16:7-11; Psalms 34:1; I Thessalonians 5:16; Luke           24:53; Hebrew 13:15

          Must be constantly ready to repent as necessary. Psalms 38:17-18

          Must allow God's truth to preserve us. Psalms 40:11

          Must be able to hide in God's strength continually. Psalms 71:3

          Be able to hope in the Lord continually. Psalms 71:14

          Continually be in a state of prayer. Psalms 72:15; I Thessalonians        5:17; Acts 6:4

          Continually be in tune with God's law. Psalms 119:44,109,117;   Proverbs 6:20-21

          God will guide you continually. Isaiah 58:11

We must be willing continually to receive new converts. Isaiah 60:1-     11

          Must be willing to offer sacrifices daily:

                   Praise. Hebrews 13:15

                   Of ourselves. Romans 12:1

To be willing to die to self and live to the Lord. I Corinthians 15:31


          Symbol of God's daily protection:

          Jehoiachin cared for by Evilmerodach king of Babylon. Symbolic       story of God lifting up His people and continually caring for them.        II Kings 25:27-30; Jeremiah 52:31-34

          Mephibosheth cared for by David. II Samuel 9


          Wickedness is continually present:

          State of the people before the flood. Genesis 6:5

          Saul was David's enemy continually. I Samuel 18:29

          Evil men are continually gathered to make war. Psalms 140:1-2

          Evil men are continually devising mischief. Proverbs 6:12-14      


Conversion – “After a time some of these do receive evidence of their acceptance with God, and are then led to identify themselves His people. And they date their conversion from this time. But I have been shown that they were adopted into the family of god before that time. God accepted them when they became weary of sin, and having lost their desire for worldly pleasures, resolved to seek God earnestly. But, failing to understand the simplicity of the plan of salvation, they lost many privileges and blessings which they might have claimed had they only believed, when they first turned to God, that He had accepted them.” EV 286


Conversion – “…When truth is held as truth only by the conscience, when the heart is not stimulated and made receptive, only the mind is effected. But when the truth is received as truth by the heart, it has passed through the conscience, and has captivated the soul with its pure principles. It is placed in the heart by the Holy spirit, who reveals its beauty to the mind, that its transforming power may be seen in the character.” EV 291


Conversion- "God accepted them when they became weary of sin, and having lost their desire for worldly pleasure, resolved to seek God earnestly." MLT 314


Conversion- "Real conversion is a decided change of feelings and motives; it is a virtual taking leave of worldly connections, a hastening from their spiritual atmosphere, a withdrawing from the controlling power of their thoughts, opinions, influences." 5T 82-83


Conversion – “The wind is heard among the branches of the trees, rustling the leaves and flowers; yet it is invisible, and no man knows whence it comes or whither it goes. So with the work of the Holy Spirit upon the heart. It can no more be explained than can the movements of the wind. A person may not be able to tell the exact time or place, or to trace all the circumstances in the process of conversion; but this does not prove him to be unconverted. By an agency as unseen as the wind, Christ is constantly working upon the heart. Little by little, perhaps unconsciously to the receiver, impressions are made that tend to draw the soul to Christ. These may be received through meditating upon Him, through reading the Scriptures, or through hearing the word from the living preacher. Suddenly, as the Spirit comes with more direct appeal, the soul gladly surrenders itself to Jesus. By many this is called sudden conversion; but it is the result of long wooing by the Spirit of God,--a patient, protracted process.” DA 172


Conversion, True- "True conversion is a change from selfishness to sanctified affection for God and one another." 1 SM 115


Cord – There are several words in the Bible from which the English word cord comes from. The primary concept for cord is that which allows things to be entwined together or that holds things together or binds together. The concept can also mean a measuring concept.

Samson is bound with cords by his own people to satisfy the Philistines but when the Holy Spirit comes upon him he is loosed to accomplish judgment. Judges 15:9-15

If the righteous are bound with Cords of affliction God will instruct them and give them opportunity to repent and live a righteous life. Job 36:7-13

The Lord is righteous and cuts asunder the cords of the wicked. Psalms 129:4

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. Proverbs 5:22,23

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity and sin as it were with a cart rope. Isaiah 5:18

          Ebedmelech rescues Jeremiah with cords. Jeremiah 38:1-13

          I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love… Hosea 11:4

Jesus drove out the money-lenders with a scourge of cords. John 2:15

Rahab lets the two spies down with a scarlet cord – the sign of her deliverance by covenant. Joshua 2:15-18

Two are better than one, two can warm one another, …and a threefold cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Matthew 18:20

          See Fetters, Bands, Chains


Cords of Satan- "The pains of duty and the pleasure of sin are the cords with which Satan binds men in his snares." 5T 53


Corn- "…symbol of grace." 4 BC 1158


Counsel of the True Witness- "Those who come up to every point, and stand every test, and overcome, be the price what it may, have heeded the counsel of the true witness, and they will be fitted by the latter rain for translation." 2 SG 226


Counsels of the wicked – “The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.” Proverbs 12:5


Counsellers – “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellers.” Psalms 119:24


Covenants– new and old– “As the Bible presents two laws, one changeless and eternal, the other provisional and temporary, so there are two covenants. The covenant of grace was first made with man in Eden, when after the fall there was given a divine promise that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head. To all men this covenant offered pardon and the assisting grace of God for future obedience through faith in Christ. It also promised them eternal life on condition of fidelity to God’s law. Thus the patriarchs received the hope of salvation.

This same covenant was renewed to Abraham in the promise, “In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 22:18 This promise pointed to Christ. So Abraham understood it (see Galatians 3:8,16), and he trusted in Christ for the forgiveness of sins. It was this faith that was accounted unto him for righteousness….Though this covenant was made with Adam and renewed to Abraham, it could not be ratified until the death of Christ. It had existed by the promise of God since the first intimation of redemption had been given; it had been accepted by faith; yet when ratified by Christ, it is called a new covenant. The law of God was the basis of this covenant, which was simply an arrangement for bringing men again into harmony with the divine will, placing them where they could obey God’s law.

Another compact—called in Scripture the “old” covenant—was formed between God and Israel at Sinai, and was then ratified by the blood of a sacrifice. The Abrahamic covenant was ratified by the blood of Christ, and it is called the “second,” or “new,” covenant, because the blood by which it was sealed was shed after the blood of the first covenant. That the new covenant was valid in the days of Abraham is evident from the fact that it was then confirmed both by the promise and the oath of God—the “two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie.” Hebrews 6:18; PP 370-371


Covenant – old – why? – “But if the Abrahamic covenant contained the promise of redemption, why was another covenant formed at Sinai? In their bondage the people had to a great extent lost the knowledge of God and of the principles of the Abrahamic covenant. In delivering them from Egypt, God sought to reveal to them His power and His mercy, that they might be led to love and trust Him. He brought them down to the Red Sea—where, pursued by the Egyptians, escape seemed impossible—that they might realize their utter helplessness, their need of divine aid; and then He wrought deliverance for them. Thus they were filled with love and gratitude to God and with confidence in His power to help them. He had bound them to Himself as their deliverer from temporal bondage.

But there was a still greater truth to be impressed upon their minds. Living in the midst of idolatry and corruption, they had no true conception of the holiness of God, of the exceeding sinfulness of their own hearts, their utter inability, in themselves, to render obedience to God’s law, and their need of a Saviour. All this they must be taught.

God brought them to Sinai; He manifested His glory; He gave them His law, with the promise of great blessings on condition of obedience: “If ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then…ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.” Exodus 19:5,6 The people did not realize the sinfulness of their own hearts, and that without Christ it was impossible for them to keep God’s law; and they readily entered into covenant with God. Feeling that they were able to establish their own righteousness, they declared, “All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient.” Exodus 24:7 They had witnessed the proclamation of the law in awful majesty, and had trembled with terror before the mount; and yet only a few weeks passed before they broke their covenant with God, and bowed down to worship a graven image. They could not hope for the favor of God through a covenant which they had broken; and now, seeing their sinfulness and their need of pardon, they were brought to feel their need of the Saviour revealed in the Abrahamic covenant and shadowed forth in the sacrificial offerings. Now by faith and love they were bound to God as their deliverer from the bondage of sin. Now they were prepared to appreciate the blessings of the new covenant.” PP 371-372


Covenants – See study in appendice entitles Bible Covenants.


Covetousness- "…is idolatry." Colossians 3:5; 3T 250


Covetousness- "Covetousness the desire of benefit for self's sake." COL 259


Covetousness- spirit of- "…of seeking for the highest position and the highest wage." MYP 303


Creation – The series of acts in which Jesus, the Creator (Colossians 1:13-17; John 1:1-3,14), formulates our world and all the support aspects for the world. Jesus created the world in 7 days. Jesus also uses the Creation week to be an outline for plan of salvation process. CO

          Literal Creation Week:

Preamble – God created the heaven and the earth and the earth was without form and it was void. The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2