Spiritual Dictionary Section E

Eagle - Kingdoms. Ezekiel 17:1-17


Early rain – “As the dew and the rain are given first to cause the seed to germinate, and then to ripen the harvest, so the Holy Spirit is given to carry forward, from one stage to another, the process of spiritual growth.” TM 506


Early rain – preparation for – “The heart must be emptied of every defilement and cleansed for the indwelling of the Spirit. It was by the confession and forsaking of sin, by earnest prayer and consecration of themselves to God, that the early disciples prepared for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. The same work, only in greater degree, must be done now.” TM 507


Earrings 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


Earthquake - A symbol that can mean several different things: a sign of the presence of God, a sign of judgment, a sign or tool that God uses for deliverance, or a sign of sanctuary movement. CO

          Sign of God's deliverance - Jonathan - I Samuel 14:1-23; the Red Sea - Psalms 77:13-20; Jesus in the tomb - Matthew 28:2; Paul in prison - Acts 16:26

          Sign of God's judgment - Rebellion of Korah - Numbers16:1-35; Israel in rebellion - Isaiah 29:1-6; Sign of the end - Matthew 24:7;  Sixth seal - Revelation 6:12-17;  7th plague Revelation 16:18

          Sign of God's presence - Psalms 114:7; Mt. Sinai Exodus 19:16-25

          Sign of Sanctuary movement - Preparation for the building of the sanctuary - Exodus 19:16-25; At death of Jesus - Matthew 27:50-54; At resurrection of Jesus - Matthew 28:2; At the start of the trumpets - Revelation 8:5; Opening of the Most Holy Place in Heaven - Revelation 11:19; Completion of the Sanctuary Service - Revelation 16:18


Economy- “…is the battle of life.” 2T 435


Edom- Edom is Esau, the father of the Edomites. Gen 36: 8,43 Also called children of Mount Seir. Genesis 36:8,9,43; Deuteronomy 23:7


Edom, and Moab and the chief of the children of Ammon – Daniel 11:41 – The escape of from the king of the North (Babylon – the Papacy), is a statement regarding the conversion of many from among the Gentiles and from the false churches. Amos 9:11-13; Acts 15:7,13-19; Isaiah 11:10-14; EW 74,278. CO


Education- “…is the power of using our faculties so as to achieve beneficial results.” 2T 264


Education- “It is the harmonies development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world, and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.” Ed 13


Education- “The mind of man is brought into communion with the mind of God, the finite with the Infinite. The effect of such communion on body and mind and soul is beyond estimate. In this communion is found the highest education. It is God’s own method of development.” Ed 14


Education- “The true “higher education” is that imparted by Him with whom “is wisdom and strength.” Job 12:13, out of whose mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Ed 14


Education- Essential, Enduring- “The essential, enduring education is that which broadens the sympathies and encourages universal kindliness.” ED 241


Education- False- Many who lay great stress upon etiquette show little respect for anything, however excellent, that fails of meeting their artificial standard. This is false education. It fosters critical pride and narrow exclusiveness.” ED 241


Education – success in – “ With us, as with Israel of old, success in education depends on fidelity in carrying out the Creator’s plan. Adherence to the principles of God’s word will bring as great blessings to us as it would have brought to the Hebrew people.” ED 50


Education – true – “In His prayer to the Father, Christ gave to the world a lesson which should be graven on mind and soul. “This is life eternal,” He said, “that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3. This is true education. It imparts power. The experimental knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ whom He has sent, transforms man into the image of God. It gives to man the mastery of himself, bringing every impulse and passion of the lower nature under the control of the higher powers of the mind. It makes its possessor a son of God and an heir of heaven. It brings him into communion with the mind of the Infinite, and opens to him the rich treasures of the universe.

This is the knowledge which is obtained by searching the word of God. And this treasure may be found by every soul who will give all to obtain it.” COL 114


Education- True- “True education is the power of using our faculties so as to achieve beneficial results.” 2T 264


Education- True- True education is the preparation of the physical, mental, and moral powers for the performance of every duty; it is the training of body, mind, and soul for divine service.” MLT 218


Educators – “I raise my voice of warning against the mingling in our institutions of the worldly element with those who believe; we have the danger signal to sound. If in our institutions persons are place in positions of trust, they are educators. Others are taught to look to these persons for instruction, and in this is a snare to the unwary; their ideas become confused in regard to righteousness and truth.” TM 272


Egotism- Let none venture to belittle the reputation or the position of another; this is egotism.” 4T 607


Egypt – A rich and fertile land to the south of Israel. Egypt was to be the southern boundary of Israel and Babylon the northern boundary Genesis 15:8. Egypt played a role in protecting and supporting Israel in its infancy especially through the gospel ministry of Joseph. Egypt was also a symbol of worldliness, atheism, and persecution in its relationship toward Israel and God’s people. It appears that Egypt and Babylon make a prophetic boundary for Israel as well. Egypt starts the difficulty by making Israel captive in Exodus and Babylon is the last great enemy of spiritual Israel at the end of time. Genesis 15:8 God freed Israel Egypt from start to finish. CO

          A blessing to Israel:

          Egypt was a land of respite for Abraham. Genesis 12:10

Israel dwelt in the land of Goshen – in the best of the land. Genesis 47:11

Jacob feared to leave Canaan to go to Egypt at the call of Joseph and God reassured him that it was ok for him to go and that God would call them back out of Egypt. Genesis 46:3-4


          Physical properties of Egypt:

          Egypt formed the southern boundary of Israel. Genesis 15:8

Egypt was extremely fertile  - like the garden of Eden. Genesis 13:10

Egypt watered by foot (irrigation) whereas Canaan was to be watered by rain. Deuteronomy 11:10


          Spiritual issues of Egypt:

A king arose who refused to acknowledge Joseph and the blessing that God had wrought through him. Exodus 1:8; PP 241

After the circumcision at Gilgal God rolled away the reproach of Egypt from His people. Joshua 5:9

All the countries came to Joseph (a type of Christ) to get bread from Egypt. Genesis 41:57

All the world was experiencing a famine and yet there was bread in Egypt because of the gospel of Joseph. Genesis 41:54; Amos 8:11-12

Egypt is like a fair heifer to the slaughter. Jeremiah 46:20

Egypt is like a flood. Jeremiah 46:8; Amos 9:5; 8:8

Egypt is like a virgin daughter. Jeremiah 46:11

Egypt, Judah, Edom are uncircumcised at heart. Jeremiah 9:26

God brought Israel out of Egypt to be their God. Leviticus 22:33

God called His Son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:15

God commands Israel that they are not live after the ordinances – traditions of Egypt or Canaan. Leviticus 18:3

God counsels against drinking the wisdom of Egypt, or Assyria(Babylon) or walking in their way. Jeremiah 2:17-18

God promises to bring Israel out of Egypt with great judgments – the plagues and signs and wonders. Exodus 7:4

God promises to bring Israel out of the affliction of Egypt. Exodus 3:17

God promises to smite Egypt with signs and wonders. Egypt in the beginning and Babylon at the end of time. Exodus 3:20 and Revelation 16.

God went through Egypt and pronounced judgments on the gods of Egypt. Exodus 12:12

God will send Egyptian diseases on one if they are in rebellion. Deuteronomy 28:27,60

God would separate Israel and Egypt so that the last 7 plagues did not come on Israel. Exodus 9:4

          Hagar gets a wife for Ishmael from Egypt. Genesis 21:21

If the Children of Israel will obey God He will put none of the Egyptian diseases on them. Deuteronomy 7:15

Israel ate fish and flesh (dead animal tissue) while in Egypt. Numbers 11:5,18

Israel committed whoredoms with the idols of Egypt. Ezekiel  20:1-10

Israel gets afraid and they want to go back to Egypt. Numbers  14:1-4

Israel insisted that it was Moses who had brought them out of Egypt and not God.  When they couldn’t see Moses they doubted. Exodus 32:1

Israel made a golden calf and believed that the calf had brought them out of Egypt, not God, nor Moses. Exodus 32:4,8

          Israel sighed and cried for their taskmasters in Egypt. Exodus 3:7

Israel’s future king was not to send people back to Egypt to get horses. Deuteronomy 17:16; I Kings 10:26-29

Jereboam the son of Nebat claims that his golden calves are the gods that brought Israel out of Egypt. I Kings 12:28

          Joseph made ruler of Egypt. Genesis 41:33, 41-44

          Joseph sold as a slave in Egypt. Genesis 37:28; Genesis 39:1

Our fathers in their hearts turned back again to Egypt. Acts 7:39; 5T 217

Pharoah of Egypt is the great dragon dwelling in the great river. Ezekiel 29:3

Solomon begins to build the temple of God 480 years after the Egyptian deliverance. I Kings 6:1

Solomon excelled the wisdom of Egypt, when he was right with God. I Kings 4:30

The bodies of the two witnesses will lie in the streets of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt. Revelation 11:8

The Gibeonites had been testified to by the events in Egypt. Joshua 9:9

The wisdom of Egypt is spiritualistic foolishness. Isaiah 19:1-25

To trust is the wisdom and strength of Egypts is confusion. Isaiah 30:1-3; 31:1


Righteousness by faith counterfeited by Egypt:

Solomon had horses and linen year brought out of Egypt. The yarn was to make garments of counterfeit righteousness and to deliver yourself by the ways of Egypt. II Chronicles 1:16

The harlot claims a false sanctuary system – for she has covered her bed with tapestries, carved works, fined linen of Egypt. Proverbs 7:16

The merchants of earth, in relationship with Babylon, sell a fine linen, not of God, but of Egypt. Revelation 18:12 CO

Tyre sold the fine linen of Egypt – a form of false righteousness by faith. Ezekiel 27:7 See Clothing - Christian


          Specific Names of Egypt:

          Egypt - the house of bondage. Exodus 13:30

          Egypt – the land of Ham. Psalms 105:23

          Egypt is referred to as the tabernacles of Ham. Psalms 78:51

          Egypt is the field of Zoan. Psalms 78:12

          Egypt is the iron furnace. Deuteronomy 4:20; I Kings 8:51


Egypt – Revelation 10:8 - “The great city” in whose streets the witnesses are slain, and where their dead bodies lie, is “spiritually” Egypt. Of all nations presented in Bible history, Egypt most boldly denied the existence of the living God and resisted his commands. No monarch ever ventured upon more open and highhanded rebellion against the authority of Heaven than did the king of Egypt. When the message was brought him by Moses, in the name of the Lord, Pharoah proudly answered: “Who is Jehovah, that I should hearken unto His voice to let Israel go? I know not Jehovah, and moreover I will not let Israel go.” Exodus 5:2, A.R.V. This is atheism, and the nation represented by Egypt would give voice to a similar denial of the claims of the living God and would manifest a like spirit of unbelief and defiance…” GC 269


Egyptian – Those who are live in accordance with the philosophy of Egypt. CO

Hagar – an Egyptian hand maid married to Abraham. Genesis 16:1

Ishmael – the son of Hagar the Egyptian – mocking Isaac the son of promise. Genesis 21:9

Israel not to abhor and Egyptian. Deuteronomy 23:7

Jethro’s daughters perceived Moses was an Egyptian by his appearance and his fighting ability when delivering them. Exodus 2:19

Paul accused of being an Egyptian for there was one who made an uproar, led people into the wilderness, and made his people murderers. Acts 21:38

The son of an Egyptian, and Israelite mother – blasphemed the name of God and cursed – he was stoned. Leviticus 24:10-23


Elect - Those people whom God has been able to induce to choose Him by His calling and His wooing. They have chosen to allow Him to make the changes in their souls until He has produced a remnant, a holy priesthood, a holy nation that will follow Him wherever He goes. Strong’s concordance indicates that election is the process of choosing or selecting or calling to individuals that will respond to Him. This process is most clearly stated in the nation of Israel and their process in Matthew 22:1-14. Israel is called, special messengers are sent to them, they refuse, they are destroyed, and then God turns to the bad and the good to have guests for His wedding. Many are called (elected) but few remain unto the end (Revelation 3:21; 2:25-26). Those who endure to the end will be the elect of God. CO

The Messiah was One of the elect. Isaiah 42:1

Cyrus-king of Persia-a messiah was chosen to deliver Jacob (my servant) and Israel (mine elect). The elect are God's people. Isaiah   45:1-4; Colossians 3:11-12

Election developed by the initiative and power of God; His mercy, His faith, His truth, His foreknowledge. Romans 8:27-35; Romans 11:5; Titus 1:1; I Peter 1:1-3

Elect called by many names - seed out of Jacob, out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains, mine elect, my servants. Isaiah 65:9. Also, lively stones, spiritual house, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; saints, them that love God, them who are called, those whom He foreknew, He also did predestinate, brethren, called, justified. I Peter 2:1-10; Romans 8:27-35

Election can be lost. Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:20; II Peter 1:10; II Timothy 2:10; Romans 11:20-23; Hebrews 3-4(Israel refused to listen to the gospel of Jesus by faith).

Fruit bearing is an essential component of being the elect. II Peter 1:1-10; See also John 15:1-8; Luke 13:6-9; Matthew 21:18-20; 33-45; Matthew 7:13-20

Israel was the elect of God. Isaiah 45:4; Isaiah 65:1-15 especially vs 9.

Israel lost their election due to unbelief and rebellion. Romans 11:20; Matthew 22:1-14

Israel can be grafted in again if they choose to believe in Jesus. Romans 11:23 and Galatians 3:5-9, 26-29

The elect are beloved of the Father and will be gathered at the second-coming of Jesus. Romans 11:28; Matthew 24:30-31

Warnings are given to the elect to be on guard lest they be deceived. Matthew 24:23-24; Mark 13:19-23

See also chosen, calling, predestine.


Election- “Man is elected to work out his own salvation with fear and trembling. He is elected to put on the armor, to fight the good fight of faith. He is elected to use the means God has placed within his reach to war against every unholy lust, while Satan is playing the game of life for his soul. He is elected to watch unto prayer, to search the Scriptures, and to avoid entering into temptation. He is elected to have faith continually. He is elected to be obedient to every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, that he may be, not a hearer only, but a doer of the word. This is Bible election.” TM 453-454


Election- “There was no arbitrary choice on the part of God by which Esau was shut out from the blessings of salvation. The gifts of His grace through Chirst are free to all. There is no election but one’s own by which any may perish. God has set forth in His word the conditions upon which every soul will be elected to eternal life – obedience to His commandments, through faith in Christ. God has elected a character in harmony with His law, and anyone who shall reach the standard of His requirement will have an entrance into the kingdom of glory. Christ Himself said, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life.” John 3:36. “Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21. And in the Revelation He declares, “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:14. As regards man’s final salvation, this is the only election brought to view in the word of God.

Every soul is elected who will work out his own salvation with fear and trembling. He is elected who will put on the armor and fight the good fight of faith. He is elected who will watch unto prayer, who will search the Scriptures, and flee from temptation. He is elected who will have faith continually, and who will be obedient to every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. The provisions of redemption are fee to all; the results of redemption will be enjoyed by those who have complied with the conditions.” PP 207-208


Elias – Elijah – “And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.” Matthew 17:10-13. See also Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 11:7-14; Luke 1:17


Elijah – “It was believed also that before the Messiah’s advent, Elijah would personally appear. This expectation John met in his denial; but his words had a deeper meaning. Jesus afterward said, referring to John, “If ye are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, which is to come.” Matthew 11:14, R.V. John came in the spirit and power of Elijah, to do such a work as Elijah did. If the Jews had received him, it would have been accomplished for them. But they did not receive his message. To them he was not Elijah. He could not fulfill for them the mission he came to accomplish.” DA 135


End – A word that expresses the completion of an event, the edges of an object or concept, and it also can represent the goal of an event or a process. CO

          Completion of an event:

An oath of confirmation brings an end of all strife. Hebrews 6:16

And of His kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:33

For those who knew God and then are entangled again in the world and overcome the latter end is worse than the beginning. II Peter 2:20

God is the beginning and the end. Revelation 21:6

He that shall endure to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13

Melchizadek was like Christ in that he has no end of life recorded. Hebrews 7:3

The end of all things is at hand, therefore be sober and watch unto prayer. I Peter 4:7

The end of the Sabbath. Mattheew 28:1

The end of the world. Matthew 28:20

The ten commandments on stone will come to an end because they are to be written on the tables of the heart. II Corinthians 3:13; 3:2-3; Hebrews 10:16-17

We are Christ’s house if we stay firm until the end. Hebrews 3:6

We are with Christ if we hold our confidence steadfast to the end. Hebrews 3:14

What shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? I Peter 4:17

The edges of an object or concept:

From one end of the heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31

The goal of an event:

“Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born…” John 18:37

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed…” Romans 4:16

Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10:4

Consider the end of their conversation. Hebrews 13:7

God’s end is to establish your hearts in unblameable in holiness before God… I Thessalonians 3:13

Jesus died and rose and revived to the end that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living. Romans 14:9

Now the end of the commandment is charity  out of a pure heart and a good conscience and of faith unfeigned. I Timothy 1:5

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. I Peter 1:9

Satan’s ministers will receive the end of their works. II Corinthians 11:15

The end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy. James 5:11

The fruit of actions which produces shame is death. Romans 6:21

To this end Paul wrote the he might know the proof of God’s people whether they would be obedient in all things. II Corinthians 2:9