Spiritual Dictionary Section G-2

Grace – That quality of God that seeks to grant us the gifts of His love and favor even though we don’t deserve it or merit it. Grace is also that quality of God that grants us strength and power to follow His revealed will. C.O.

Access grace by faith. Romans 5:2

Can grow and develop in our understanding and use of grace. II Peter 3:18

Can receive grace in vain. II Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 5:4; Hebrews 12:15; Jude 4

Christians are surrendered to grace. Romans 6:14

Election of grace is not of works. Romans 11:5-6

Given to us before the world began. II Timothy 1:9

Grace equated with strength. II Corinthians 12:9; II Timothy 2:1

Grace and truth attached to each other. John 1:14,17

To build us up. Acts 20:32

To assist us with apostleship and obedience to the faith. Romans 1:5

To justify freely through redemption. Romans 3:24

To teach us how to live righteously. Titus 2:11-13

To grant us power. II Corinthians 12:9

To help us to serve others. Hebrews 12:28

To resist evil. James 4:4-6

To assist with willingness to receive and give gifts. Acts 4:31-35; Romans 12:6

To receive wisdom and obedience. Proverbs 1:8-9; 3:1-22; 4:1-9

To have favour with God. Genesis 6:8; 39:4; Exodus 33:12-17; Jeremiah 31:2

To save us. Acts 15:11; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11

To help us believe the Scriptures about Jesus. Acts 18:27-28

To justify us freely. Titus 3:7; Romans 3:24

To assist with grasping the promise by faith. Romans 4:14-16


Grace – Fall from – Grace is an abundant gift from Jesus without which we can not stand in truth nor accept Jesus as our Saviour. Since grace is a gift we can turn away from it temporarily, as in backsliding, or permanently as in committing the unpardonable sin. Jesus has granted us the gift and the protective measures of repentance and forgiveness and salvation. Following is a brief list of examples of falling from grace. But because of the grace of Jesus He is constantly seeking to redeem us if we will not resist Him and turn away from Him. CO

Paul states that if you try to justify yourself by obedience to the law you have fallen from grace. Paul insists that you can fall from grace. Galataians 5:1-4; Hebrews 12:15

Paul counsels Timothy to war a good warfare because some have put away a good conscience and faith having made shipwreck. Hymaneous and Alexander are the examples. I Timothy 1:18-20

Some can fall away and not come back. Hebrews 6:4-6

Some have forsaken the assembling of themselves for the worship of God. And some have drawn back to perdition. Hebrews 10:25-39

Some people can be hardened into unbelief and depart from the living God. Hebrews 3:7-13

Some have escaped the corruptions of the world and then are entangled again and are overcome and turn back to the world. II Peter 2:20-22

God saved Israel and then destroyed those who disbelieved just like he had once done this for the angels which lost their first estate. Jude 5-6

          Israel broke off of the tree by unbelief. Romans 11:20-23

Disciples of Christ can leave Jesus if they choose to do so or if they are offended at the teachings of Jesus. John 6:59-67       

          Judas fell from his position. Acts 1:25

          Disciples can turn again to the world. Galatians 4:8-9

          Disciples can let the truth slip away from them. Hebrews 2:1

          Disciples can fall due to unbelief. Hebrews 4:1-11

Satan corrupted the thinking of Eve and Paul is warning his disciples to not get corrupted from the simplicity of Christ. II Corinthians 11:3

Disciples can be led away by the error of the wicked and fall from their stedfastness and grace. II Peter 3:17-18

The salt of the earth can lose its savor and be cast out.  Matthew 5:13

          He that endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 10:22

Disciples can experience damnation because they have cast off their first faith. I Timothy 5:12

Remember from where you have fallen and repent and to the first works.  If you do not repent God will remove your candlestick out of its place. Revelation 2:5

If someone takes the words away from the prophecy of Revelation God will take away his part in the book of life.  Revelation 22:19

God will blot out people from the book of life who sin against Him. Exodus 32:31-33

          Some disciples already turned aside after Satan. I Timothy 5:15

Scripture says that some will depart from the faith in the last days by listening to the seducing spirits and the doctrines of devils. I Timothy 4:1

Some have forsaken the right way and are gone astray. II Peter 2:15

Paul keeps himself under control lest by any means he himself should be a castaway. He implies that it is totally possible to have this happen if you are not prepared. I Corinthians 9:27

Ezekiel indicates that the righteous acts of the righteous will not save him in the day that he chooses to do iniquity.  He also states that the wickedness of the wicked will not stop him from becoming righteous in the day he chooses to repent and come to Jesus. Ezekiel 33:11-19; 18:5-32


Grace – Fall From – Examples of falling from grace.

Lucifer fell from heaven. He resisted the grace of God and started war in heaven. He was cast down and will not be redeemed. Ezekiel 28:12-19; Isaiah 14:12-20; Revelation 12:7-9


Adam and Eve fell from right relationship with Jesus but accepted His salvation and accepted His garments of righteousness in exchange for their garments of leaves. Genesis 3:6-21


Cain was chastised by Jesus, rejected His counsel, murdered his brother and was branded with the mark of Cain. Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and did not return. Genesis 4:1-16


God gave 120 years of specific grace for the people before the flood to repent and they refused. Jesus brought the flood and cleansed the land. Genesis 6-7


Abraham pleads with Jesus to grant a fair judgment to Sodom and Gomorrah. This is an example of Jesus’ intercessory grace. Sodom and Gomorrah did not repent  and were destroyed but Lot and his family were saved by His grace. Genesis 18-19


Egypt granted grace through Joseph the type of Jesus. Egypt turned away and rebelled against Moses the type of Jesus, and they were destroyed. Genesis 41-Exodus 15


600,000 men plus women and children of the children of  Israel came out of Egypt by grace but only two of that group, that was above 20 years old, made it to Canaan. Exodus 12:37-38; Numbers 26:64-65; Deuteronomy 1:34-38


Balaam was a prophet of God. He chose money over Jesus and was eventually destroyed with the country that he had conspired against God with. Numbers 22-24; 31:1-8; Revelation 2:14


Moses fell from grace but repented and was delivered. Numbers 22:1-12; Numbers 27:12-14; Deuteronomy 1:37; 3:23-27; 32:48-52; 34:1-7; Jude 9; Matthew 17:1-4


Samson was a mighty man of God and God supplied him with supernatural strength. But when Samson surrendered to Delilah he had departed from God. Judges 16:16-20. But after affliction Samson was reunited with God and God used him to accomplish his purposes. Judges 16:22-28; Hebrews 11:32


Eli was a judge and high priest. He cared for Samuel but refused to remove his sons in their blasphemy against Jesus. Jesus states that Eli preferred his sons above God. I Samuel 2:29.  Jesus cast Eli down. I Samuel 2:12-36; 3:11-18; 4:1-18


Saul is exalted as king over Israel. Jesus changes his heart and gives him the Holy Spirit. I Samuel 10:6-10. Saul rebels against Jesus and is rejected as king. I Samuel 13:8-14. 15:1-26; 16:14; 18:12. Saul rejected God and God would not communicate with Saul for Saul had committed the unpardonable sin. Saul communicates with satan through the witch of Endor and is destroyed for his rebellion. I Samuel 28:1-20; I Chronicles 10:13-14


David is a man after God’s own heart. He fulfills all the commandments of God but falls from grace when he commits adultery with Bathsheba and kills her husband. God confronts David and David accepts the rebuke, repents and God delivers him. II Samuel 11:1-12:20


Ahithophel is a mighty counselor to David. His counsel is as the voice of God in its wisdom. II Samuel 16:23. But he rebels against David and joins in the rebellion of Absalom. God defeats the counsel of Athithophel and he hangs himself. II Samuel 15:12; 15:31-34; 17:1-23


Solomon was a mighty man of God. All the kings of the earth came to hear his wisdom. I Kings 10:1-25. Solomon rebelled against Jesus and disobeyed the counsel of Jesus for kings. Deuteronomy 17:14-20; I Kings 10:26-11:8. As a result of this Jesus confronted him and told him the punishment that would come upon him and upon Israel. I Kings 11:9-43. Solomon repents in his old age. Ecclesiastes. PP 75-86


Jereboam the son of Nebat is assigned by God through the prophet Ahijah to be ruler over the 10 tribes that would be taken from Solomon’s son Rehoboam.  God would bless him as long as he stayed true to Him. I Kings 11:26-40. Jereboam consults with himself and fears that the prophecy will not come to pass. He establishes a false system of worship and rebels against God. I Kings 12:25-33. God pronounces judgment against Jereboam.  I Kings 14:1-20


Manasseh was Hezehiah’s son and had opportunity to see the things of God. He rebelled against Jesus fervently. II Chronicles 33:1-10. He had fallen from grace. God punished him and Manasseh repented and was restored to grace. II Kings 33:12-23


Israel falls from grace and is taken into the Babylonian captivity. They are punished there for 70 years until they are humble and then returned to Israel. Jeremiah 25:1-14; 29:1-14; II Chronicles 36:11-21


Peter falls from grace when he denies Jesus and is restored when he repents. Luke 22:31-34; Mark 14:27-31; 14:66-72; 16:7; John 21:15-19


Judas falls from grace and does not repent. Mark 6:7-13; Luke 10:17-20; Matthew 27:3-5. Judas is the Balaam and Ahithopel of the NT.


Annanias and Sapphira are amongst the disciples and they lie against the Holy Spirit. They die an ungodly death in rebellion against Jesus. Acts 4:31-5:11


Demas turned against Paul. Colossians 4:4; II Timothy 4:10; James 4:4


Grace- "They must have His grace, the spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot resist evil." SC 52


Grace – work of – “The work of grace upon the heart is not an instantaneous work. It is effected by continuous, daily watching and believing the promises of God. The repentant, believing one, who cherishes faith and earnestly desires the renewing grace of Christ, God will not turn away empty. He will give him grace. And ministering angels will aid him as he perseveres in his effort to advance.” EV 287


Grace of God – “The latter class had received the grace of God, the regenerating, enlightening power of the Holy Spirit, which renders His word a lamp to the feet and a light to the path.” GC 394


Grain – ripening of – “The ripening of the grain represents the completion of the work of God’s grace in the soul. By the power of the Holy spirit the moral image of God is to be perfected in the character. We are to be wholly transformed into the likeness of Christ.” TM 506


Greatness - "In the estimation of heaven, what is it that constitutes greatness? Not that which the world accounts greatness; not wealth, or rank, or noble descent, or intellectual gifts, in themselves considered. If intellectual greatness, apart from any higher consideration, is worthy of honor, then our homage is due to Satan, whose intellectual power no man has ever equaled. But when perverted to self-serving, the greater the gift, the greater curse it becomes. It is moral worth that God values. Love and purity are the attributes He prizes most. John (John the Baptist) was great in the sight of the Lord, when, before the messengers from the Sanhedrin, before the people, and before his own disciples, he refrained from seeking honor for himself, but pointed all to Jesus as the Promised One. His unselfish joy in the ministry of Christ presents the highest type of nobility ever revealed in man." DA 219


Greatness- "Again and again Christ taught that true greatness is measures by moral worth. In the estimation of heaven, greatness of character consists living for the welfare of our fellow men, in doing works of love and mercy. Christ the King of glory was a servant to fallen man." DA 613


Greatness- "How could He show that it is loving service, true humility, which constitutes real greatness?" DA 644


Greatness- "True goodness is accounted of heaven as true greatness. The condition of the moral affections determines the worth of the man." 1SM 395; PK 521


Greatness of Character- "In the estimation of heaven, greatness of character consists in living for the welfare of our fellow men, in doing works of love and mercy." DA 613-614


Greeks (Grecian, Greece) - A nation referred to in the Bible. Greece was a pagan nation that was used to describe some of the battles between God's people and the world. CO

Apostles preached to Jews and Greeks on the Sabbath day in the synagogues. Acts 13:42-44; 17:1-4; 18:1-11; 19:1-10

          God's people sold into slavery to Greece. Joel 3:4-6

God's people will have spiritual conflict with the Grecian mind-set when presenting the gospel. Acts 9:29

          Gospel to go to the Greeks and the Jews. Romans 1:16; 10:12;    Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11; I Corinthians 1:20-25; John   12:19-43; Acts 14:1-7; 18:4; 19:10,17; Mark 7:24-30

Grecian mind-set was to acquire wisdom and to avoid foolishness, it had difficulty with the spiritual orientation of the foolishness of God - to preach the gospel of his life and death through preachers. I Corinthians 1:21-25

Greeks came to see Jesus and were blessed by a testimony of Jesus from the Father in heaven. John 12:20-36

Three primary languages in the world were Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Luke 23:38; John 19:20; Acts 21:37,40; 22:2; 25:10-12

When converted the Greeks were willing to give up the books of magic. Acts 19:13-20


Prophetic References to Greece:

God's people in spiritual conflict with Greece. Zechariah 9:13

Greece comes after Medo-Persia in Daniel 11:2

Kingdom of Greece comes after Persia. Daniel 10:20; 11:1-2

The rough goat in Daniel 8 was the king of Grecia. Daniel 8:5-8 & 8:21

The Brass kingdom of Daniel 2 is Greece. Daniel 2:36-45 (Gold is Babylon, Silver is Medo-Persia, Brass is Greece, Iron is Rome, and Iron and Clay is that mixture of church (Roman Catholic) and state (Imperial Rome).

The leopard of Daniel 7:6,17 is Greece.

The leopard like beast of Revelation 13:2 has reference to Daniel 7:6 and has Grecian philosophy as a central point in its kingdom.

Tyre and Sidon, precursors of Babylon, have sold God's people to the Greeks. Joel 3:1-8

Tyre and Sidon, precursors of Babylon, have sold God's people to the Greeks. Joel 3:1-8

          See Javan, Brass


Green Tree- "The innocent were represented by the green tree." 3SP 152


Ground – good- Parable of the Sower and the Seed – “But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit…” Matthew 13:1-8,23


Ground – good – Parable of the Sower and the Seed – “”But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” Luke 8:4-8, 15


Ground – wayside – not good – “Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.” Luke 8:12


Ground – wayside – not good – “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart…” Matthew 13:19


Ground – unbroken ground – “The wayside, the stony ground, the thorny ground hearers need not remain such. The Spirit of God is ever seeking to break the spell of infatuation that holds men absorbed in worldly things, and to awaken a desire for the imperishable treasure. It is by resisting the Spirit that men become inattentive to or neglectful of God’s word. The are themselves responsible for the hardness of heart that prevents the good seed from taking rood, and for the evil growths that check it’s development. The garden of the heart must be cultivated. The soil must be broken up by deep repentance for sin. Poisonous, Satanic plants must be uprooted. The soil once overgrown by thorns can be reclaimed only by diligent labor. So the evil tendencies of the natural heart can be overcome only by earnest effort in the name and strength of Jesus…” COL 56. See Jeremiah 4:1-4; Hosea 10:12-13