Spiritual Dictionary Section E - 1

Ensign – “These prophecies of a great spiritual awakening in a time of gross darkness, are to-day meeting fulfillment in the advancing lines of mission stations that are reaching out into the benighted regions of earth. The groups of missionaries in heathen lands have been likened by the prophet to ensigns set up for the guidance of those who are looking for the light of truth. Isaiah 11:10-12 quoted.” PK 375-376


Envy – “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” Proverbs 14:30


Ephraim - The youngest son of Joseph who grew to be a large tribe in Israel and became the identified symbol for Israel in it's backslidden and rebellious state. Eventually, although God promised to heal them, Ephraim became a type of how a section of God's people can backslide to the point of no healing.

Josephs youngest son. Genesis 41:52

Ephraim was listed in Jacob's genealogy. Genesis 46:20

Jacob blesses Ephraim over his first born brother. Genesis 48:1-22

In Moses' blessing Ephraim was referred to as its 10,000s and Manasseh with his 1000s. Deuteronomy 33:13-17

Ephraim did not drive the Canaanite out of his territory and yet complained that he did not have enough land. Joshua 16:1-10; 17:13-18

Ephraim continues to display a sense of entitlement and      murmuring and complaining and God severly disciplines      them. Judges 7:24-8:3; 12:1-1-6

After the great rift in the Jewish nation converts from Ephraim join Judah. II Chronicles 15:8-9; 30:1-12,18-31:1

Ephraim began to be synonymous with Israel. II Chronicles 25:6-7; 28:7,12; Isaiah 7:1-2

Ephraim identified as a stubborn and rebellious people. Psalms 78:8-11; Isaiah 9:8-9; 28:1-3

Ephraim could have been the chosen of God but God rejected them and chose Judah in stead. Psalms 78:67-68; Isaiah 9:21

God prophesied that in 65 years Ephraim would no longer be a people. Isaiah 7:8; Jeremiah 7:15

God continues to predict Ephraims repentance. Jeremiah 31:1-21; 50:17-20; Ezekiel 37:15-28

God pronounces that Ephraim (Israel) is a backslidden harlot who has chosen Egypt over God and is cut off. Hosea 4:15-17; 5:3-7; 6:10; 8:11-12; 9:1-3,16-17; 13:1

Ephraim not in the Revelation 7 genealogy.


Ephraim – “Ephraim, a leader in apostasy among the tribes of Israel, as a symbol of the apostate nation.” PK 280


Epistle - A writing of counsel, encouragement, correction, exhortation, or instruction composed in a letter, book, or a person, so that others can be profited in their spiritual walk. CO

Corinthian converts are Paul's epistle written on tables of flesh. II Corinthians 3:1-3

Epistles are to be read by the holy brethren. I Thessalonians 5:27

Epistles are to teach holy tradition. II Thessalonians 2:15

If anyone disobeys the counsel given by epistles the brethren are not to associate with them. II Thessalonians 3:14

James, and the counsel at Jerusalem, wrote an epistle to give religious instruction to the Gentile converts. Acts 15:13-31

Paul's epistle of correction. II Corinthians 7:8

Paul the author of the epistle of Romans, Tertius the scribe.  Romans 1:1; 16:22

Paul, according to Peter, wrote epistles that were difficult to understand and which the foolish would twist to their own destruction. II Peter 3:15-16

Paul wrote the epistle to the Corinthians for instruction. I      Corinthians 5:9-11

Peter sent his epistle to stir people to a pure mind and obedience to the Old Testament commands and to the commands of the apostles. II Peter 3:1-2

Roman captain writes an epistle/letter to Felix the governor concerning Paul. Acts 23:23-35

          See Books


Eternal life- “Eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God is eternal life.” 2 SM 38


Eternal life- “Eternal life is the receiving of the living elements in the Scriptures and doing the will of God.” 2 SM 38


Ethiopians - Nation of people who are descendents of Ham and who spiritually associated with Egypt - the king of the South - Atheism.

People who are associated with Egypt in it's military campaigns - literal and spiritual. Ezekiel 30:4-5; 38:5-6; Nahum 3:1-9; Isaiah 20:1-6; Isaiah 43:1-4

People who join Egypt in attacking Jerusalem. II Chronicles 12:1-4

Symbol for Gentile converts. Psalms 68:31; 87:4-6; Isaiah 45:14-15; Amos 9:7

Examples of Ethiopians converts:

Ebedmelech. Jeremiah 38:1-13; 39:15-18

Ethiopian eunuch. Acts 8:26-39

Symbol for sin. Jeremiah 13:23

Zerah the Ethiopian attacked Judah and the Lord provided a great deliverance. II Chronicles 14; II Chronicles 16:1-10


Euphrates -

1. One of the four rivers that the Eden river divided into. Genesis 2:10-14. Pison (freely flowing); Gihon (stream); Hiddekel (rapid); Euphrates (bursting, or sweet). Young's Concordance.

2. One of the boundaries of Canaan. Genesis 15:18; Deuteronomy 1:7-8; 11:24; Joshua 1:4; II Samuel 8:3; II Kings 23:29; 24:7; I Chronicles 5:9; 18:3; II Chronicles 35:20

3. Prophecy of the destruction of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar in the north country by the river Euphrates. Jeremiah 46

4. Prophecy of the worthless girdle - symbolizing the captivity of Judah in Babylon. Jeremiah 13

5. Symbol of spiritual Babylon - the Papacy. Revelation 9:14; 16:12

          See River, Flood, and Drying up.


Evangelism – The process in which God, or His representatives, attempt to influence people to a knowing, loving, obedient, converted, relationship with Jesus. CO

Examples of:

Old Testament

Enoch attempting to evangelize. Jude 14

Noah. Hebrews 11:7

Abraham. Genesis 12:1-5

Joseph. Genesis 41:37-57

Moses evangelized the Egyptians. Exodus 9:19-20; 11:3; 12:38

Joshua and Rahab. Joshua 2:1-19; 6:17,23

Joshua and the Gibeonites. Joshua 9

Ittai the Gittite and his 600 men and families. II Samuel 15:18-22

Obededom the Gittite. II Samuel 6:10-12. See Gittite

The Queen of Sheba. I Kings 10:1-13

Soloman. I Kings 10:23-25; II Chronicles 6:32-33

Asa's revival. II Chronicles 15:1-15

Jehoshaphat's evangelism. II Chronicles 17:1-11

Syrians. II Kings 1:23

Jonah. Jonah 1-4

Hezekiah and Babylon. Isaiah 38&39

Daniel and friends. Daniel 3:28-30; 4:34-37; 6:25-28

Esther and Mordecai. Esther 8:15-17


New Testament

Samaritans. John 4

Galilaeans and Syrians. Matthew 4:23-25

Roman Centurion. Matthew 8:5-13

Gergasenes. Matthew 8:28-34 & 14:34-36

Publicans. Matthew 9:10

Jews. Matthew 9:35-38; Acts 2:1-12; 4:4

Priests. Acts 6:7

Training of the 12 disciples. Matthew 10:1-11:1

Syro-Phoenecian woman. Matthew 15:21-28

Greeks. John 12:20-22; Acts 6:1

Many women. Luke 8:1-3

All men would believe. John 11:48

All nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples. Matthew 28:19-20; Revelation 14:6


Evangelist - "Do the work of an evangelist - water and cultivate the seed already sown....When a new church has been raised up it should not be left destitute of help. the minister should develop the talent in the church, that meeting may be profitably kept up. Timothy was commanded to go from church to church, as one who should do this kind of work, and build up the churches in the most holy faith. He was to do the work of an evangelist, and this is an even more important work that that of the minister. He was to preach the Word, but he was not to be settled over one church." EV 337


Evil - knowledge of - "...It was the will of God that Adam and Eve should not know evil. The knowledge of evil, - of sin and its results, of wearing toil, of anxious care, of disappointment and grief, of pain and death, - this was in love withheld." ED 23


Evil - knowledge of - "Your eyes shall be opened," the enemy had said; "ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3:5. Their eyes were indeed opened; but how sad the opening! The knowledge of evil, the curse of sin, was all that the transgressors gained." ED 25


Exodus - The Exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt must be very important to God for He reviews the case, in part or in whole, at least ten different times. Below find a partial list of the various times and ways that God attempts to refocus our thoughts on His mighty miracles.

          The book of Exodus; Deuteronomy 11:1-9; Joshua 2:8-13; Joshua 24; Nehemiah 9; Psalms 66:6; Psalms 77:14-20; Psalms 78; Psalms 105-106; Acts 7:17-45; I Corinthians 10:1-12; Hebrews 11:22-29; Revelation 15:1-4


Experience- “A living experience is made up of daily trials, conflicts, and temptation, strong efforts and victories, and great peace and joy gained through Jesus.” 2T 579


Experience- “Experience is knowledge derived from experiment.” 5T 221


Experience- “Real experience is a variety of careful experiments made with the mind freed from prejudice and uncontrolled by previously established opinions and habits. The results are marked with careful solicitude and an anxious desire to learn, to improve, and to reform on every habit that is not in harmony with physical and moral laws.” 3T 69, 5T 221


Eye- “To have an eye single to the glory of god means to have singleness of purpose, to show forth the work that has been wrought in your heart, that subdues your will to the will of god, and brings into captivity every thought to the glory of god.


Eye- Rev. 3:18- the eye is the sensitive conscience, the inner light, of the mind.” OHC 350,  7BC 965


Eyes - "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that ye may know what is the hope of His calling , and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in His saints. Ephesians 1:18


Eyesalve- “The eyesalve is that wisdom and grace which enables us to discern between the evil and the good, and to detect sin under any guise…. The divine eyesalve will impart clearness to the understanding.” 4T 88-89


Eyesalve- “The eyesalve, the Word of God.” OHC 350