Spiritual Dictionary Section G

Gabriel - An archangel that is next to Christ in power and authority. Young's concordance defines Gabriel as "God is mighty", Stong's concordance defines Gabriel as "Man of God".

 Gabriel is God's angel. Revelation 1:1; DA 99

 Gabriel is to explan prophecy to man. Daniel 8:16; 9:21-22; 10:10-21 - PK 571-572; DA 99

Gabriel sent to Mary to inform about her soon pregnancy by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:26-38

Gabriel stands in the presence of God. Luke 1:19; DA 98-99

Gabriel was the messenger at the start of the 70 week prophecy and He is sent to inform Zacharias of its impending completion and fulfillment. DA 98

Gabriel will not accept worship. Revelation 22:8-9 - DA 99; Revelation 19:10

Nobody can instruct Gabriel on matters of Scripture other than Michael. Daniel 10:21

Gabriel is the angel who replaced Satan as the lead covering cherub and who comforted Jesus in Gethsemane.  DA 693

Gabriel was the angel who announced the call of the Father at the resurrection of Jesus. DA 779-780


Gall – Bitterness and iniquity. Acts 8:23

           False doctrine. Deuteronomy 32:32-33

           False experience with God. Acts 8:18-24

           False judgment. Amos 6:12

 Idolatry. Deuteronomy 29:15-18

           Profaneness. Jeremiah 23:15

           See Bitter.


Garden - "The soul that responds to the grace of God shall be like a watered garden." DA 348.


Garments – Various kinds of clothing to cover ones physical nakedness or spiritual nakedness. Garments also used to convey a position or state of being. CO

Achan attracted to a goodly Babylonish garment. Willing to face the curse for this garment. Joshua 6:17-19; 7:10-13, 19-21,24-26

Ahijah the prophet tells Jereboam that God will give him ten tribes by tearing a new garment into twelve pieces – to symbolize the twelve tribes of Israel. I Kings 11:29-39

Change of garments involved in the day of Atonement. Leviticus 16:4,23,24,32

Consecration and clothing process for the priests and their garments. Leviticus 8

David rent his garments as a sign of grief over his perception of  the deaths of his sons when Absalom killed Amnon. II Samuel 13:21-31

          Esau born “red all over like a hairy garment”. Genesis 25:25

Ezra rends his garments at the knowledge of the Princes of Israel mingling with the daughters of the pagans. Ezra 9:1-4

False prophets sometimes wore rough/not soft garments to deceive and to claim that they were real prophets. Zechariah 13:4

Gehazi gets Naaman’s leprosy for coveting silver and garments. II Kings 5:15-27

Gibeonites practice deception on Joshua and the elders by dressing in aged garments to show they were from a far country. Joshua 9

God states that when He comes they will part His garments and cast lots for His coat. Psalms 22:18; Matthew 27:35

Healing from touching the hem of Jesus’ garment by faith. Matthew 9:20-22; 14:36; Mark 5:27; 6:56

High Priest not to rend his garments. Leviticus 21:10; Matthew 26:65

If any blood gets on a garment it must be washed. Leviticus 6:27

Jesus will restore Jerusalem and she is to put on her beautiful garments. Isaiah 52:1; Ezekiel 16:10-14

Joab used his garments to cover deception when slaying Amasa. II Samuel 20:8-10

Laws of dealing with leprosy in garments. A form of clothing reform. No evil quality to be tolerated in garments. Leviticus 13:47-59

Messiah is anointed of God and His clothing smells of the perfume of the sanctuary. Psalms 45:1-8

Not to mix materials in garments – Jesus wants to pure straightforward message. Leviticus 19:19

Samson wagers thirty garments and when he is deceived he slays 30 Philistines to get the garments to give to the wedding contestants. Since they were dishonest they were to receive Philistine garments. Judges 14:10-20

Shem and Japheth cover Noah’s nakedness with a garment. Genesis 9:23

Specific garments to be worn for sacrificing and then another garment to carry out the ashes. Leviticus 6:11

The king cut up the scroll of Jeremiah and he, nor his servants, were afraid nor rent their garments when they heard the prophecies of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 36:20-26

The waters of the deep cover the earth as a garment. Psalms 104:5-6

The wicked try to make lies their garments and cover themselves with works. Isaiah 59:1-6

You cannot unite the new garments and the old lest a rent in the garment appear. Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21


          Garments to identify position:

A man is not to wear the clothing of a woman – no confusion to be in Israel. Deuteronomy 22:5

Angels have shining garments. Luke 24:4

Bartimaeus throws away his beggar garments when by faith he asks Jesus to give him his sight. Mark 10:46-52

Children of Israel were to make fringes on the borders of their garments and on the fringes a ribbon of blue. To remind God’s people of the commandments and to identify them as Israelites. Numbers 15:37-41

Garments of God are white as snow. Daniel 7:9

God clothed with red to signify judgment. Isaiah 63:1-3

God clothes Himself with honor and majesty and covers Himself with light as a garment. Psalms 104:1-2

Hanun of Ammon mocks David by cutting off the garments of David’s ambassadors. II Samuel 10:1-6; I Chronicles 19:1-6

Jacob instructs his family to put away their strange gods/jewelry and to wash and be clean and change their garments so that God could protect them and identify them as His own. Genesis 35:1-5

Jesus put aside His garments to be a servant. John 13:1-1-12

Jesus will cleanse and clothe the repentant. Zechariah 3:1-8

Jonathan, the heir apparent to the throne of Israel, strips his garments and gives them to David, the anointed heir apparent. II Samuel 18:1-4

Let the wicked be clothed with the garments of cursing. Psalms 109:1-19

Man came to the wedding feast without a garment. Was not able to identify himself as a guest of the king. Matthew 22:11-12

Moses to take the priestly garments from Aaron and dress Eleazar with them so that when Aaron died the people would know that the High Priest position was still functioning. Numbers 20:22-29

Pharisees enlarge the borders of their garments to appear important. Matthew 23:2-5

Prophets wore simple “rough” garments. A form of clothing reform. Zechariah 13:4; Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; II Kings 1:8

Royal garments covered Mordecai – blue, white, a crown of gold, fine linen and purple. Esther 8:15

          Specific garments to be worn by the priests. Exodus 28

          Tamar identified as a widow by her garments. Genesis 38:14

The righteous are to have garments not spotted with the flesh. Jude 23

The righteous rejoices in the Lord for the Lord has clothed them with garments of righteousness and covered them with the robe of righteousness. Isaiah 61:10

The righteous will cover the naked with garments. Ezekiel 18:7

The righteous will have rent hearts and not rent garments. Joel 2:13

The wicked will be clothed garments of violence. Psalms 73:6

Unity of the brethren likened to the anointing oil that was poured out upon Aaron and ran down to his garments. Psalms 133:1-3

See Clothing, Raiment, Coat, Apparel


Gate – “…he is come unto the gate of my people even Jerusalem.” Micah 1:9


Gentile - "Wherefore remember, that ye being in time in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ....Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;..." Ephesians 2:11-13,19


Gentleman- "Our idea of the gentleman and the lady is measured by the intellect and the moral worth, "not by money". " 3T 154


Germination of the seed- "The germination of the seed represents the beginning of spiritual life." COL 41


Gershonites – a sub-tribe of the Levites – They camped on the west side of the sanctuary, between the people and the sanctuary. They had responsibilities for the tent, coverings, curtains, and cords. Numbers 3:21-26


Gethsemane - "Winepress", according to Young's concordance.


Gift – “A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it.” Proverbs 17:8


Gittite - Someone who comes from the city of Gath of the Philistines.

Joshua 13:3 Five lords of the Philistines - Gazathites, Ashdothites, Eshkalonites, Gittites, Ekronites.

I Samuel 6:17 Five cities of the Philistines - Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gaza, Gath, Ekron.

Gath is the equivalent of the Gittites.

II Samuel 21:19 Goliath the Gittite; I Samuel 17:4 Goliath of Gath.

II Samuel 15:18-22 Ittai the Gittite from Gath. A convert to  Judaism - the worship of the true God.


Glory -

The brightness or intensity of God.

Appeared as fire surrounding a man. Ezekiel 1:26-28

Appeared as a pillar of fire and as a cloud. II Chronicles 7:1-3 See Fire from heaven.

God's glory appears as a fire to Israel. Leviticus 9:4,6,23-24; Leviticus 10:1-2

God's glory on Mount Sinai was like devouring fire. Exodus 24:16-17

Israel afraid of God's brightness and intensity. Deuteronomy 5:4-5               

The words, works, and character of God.

Glory revealed through His works. Psalms 104

God is a crown of glory for His people. Isaiah 28:5

Honor and glory equated. Hebrews 3:3

Man can glory in that He knows and understands God.       Jeremiah 9:23-24

Mercy and truth give God glory. Psalms 115:1

Moses allowed to see His character and name. Exodus  33:18-22 & 34:5-7

Received glory by opening the Red Sea. Isaiah 63:10-14

Revealed through grace and truth. John 1:14

Revealed in the Sanctuary. Psalms 63:2

Righteousness and glory equated. Isaiah 62:1-2

The works of the Messiah - Israel. Isaiah 49:1-3; 61:1-3

The obedience of His children to His promptings gives glory to Him.

God glorified in His people bringing forth much fruit. John 15:8

God's people a crown of glory for Him. Isaiah 60:13

It is the glory of man to pass over a transgression (just like  Jesus). Proverbs 19:11

Obedience to His law gives glory to God. Deuteronomy 28:58

The belief of His people glorifies God. II Thessalonians 1:10-12

Unity reveals God's glory. John 17:22

Whoso offers praise to God glorifies Him. Psalms 50:23

Disobedience detracts from God's glory.

Daniel chastises Belshazzer for not giving glory to God by    obedience. Daniel 5:17-23

Herod destroyed for not giving glory to God. Acts 12:22-23

Moses and Aaron fail to glorify (sanctify) God by obedience  at the waters of Meribah. Numbers 20:1-14

Sin interferes with glory. Romans 3:23


Glorious Land – Daniel 11:16,41,45. A term used primarily for the land of Canaan in the OT and then for the church in the NT. CO

The land of Canaan was referred to as the good land but the faith of the fathers failed and they did not go in. Deuteronomy 1:22-25

          A very good land. Judges 18:9

All people will come to worship at the holy mountain at Jerusalem. Isaiah 27:13

All that put their trust in Jesus will possess the land and shall inherit my holy mountain. Isaiah 57:13

In my holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land shall serve me…Ezekiel 20:40

God would bring Israel into the glory of all lands – the land flowing with milk and honey. Ezekiel 20:6,15

And the lord shall inherit Judah His portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Zechariah 2:12

O Lord, according to thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, they holy mountain…Daniel 9:16, 20; 11:45 See Mountain.