Spiritual Dictionary Section M

Mahersahalhashbaz – Isaiah’s son prophetically named “Hasten the spoil, rush on the prey.” Isaiah 8:1-4 marginal reference.


Mammon, unrighteous- "This worlds riches." IISC 268


Man- "A man, as God applies the term, is a son of God." MYP 47


Man of Sin- "…the papal power is specified as the "Man of Sin" 7BC 911


Man of Sin- "represents the papacy." GC 356


Man of Sin- "This compromise between paganism and Christianity resulted in the development of "the man of sin foretold in prophecy as opposing and exalting himself above God. That gigantic system of false religion is a masterpiece of Satan's power - a monument of his efforts to seat himself upon the throne to rule the earth according to his will." GC 50


Manliness-true- "God has shown us what constitutes true manliness. It is he that overcometh who will be honored, and whose name will not be blotted out of the book of life." Temp 187


Manna - Manna is that supernatural food that Jesus provided for the children of Israel in the wilderness. Manna is the metaphor for Jesus and His Word that provided spiritual nutrition and guidance to His believing children. CO

Manna provided by God to satisfy their murmuring for the food of Egypt. Exodus 16:1-3

Small and round about the size of Coriander seed. Exodus  16:14,31; Numbers 11:7

The taste of manna was like wafers with honey and like fresh oil. Numbers 11:8; Exodus 16:31

Manna was the color of bdellium. Numbers 11:7

Manna came in the morning after the dew arose. Exodus 16:13- 14; Numbers 11:9

God sent Manna to prove whether Israel would keep His law. Exodus 16:4,25-30

Israel must gather it before the sun melted it. Exodus 16:21

Sunday through Thursday to gather enough for that day, and do not leave it over night lest it stink and breed worms. Exodus 16:19-21

On Friday the people were to gather twice as much because there was to be no Manna on Sabbath, and when they kept it over night it would not stink or breed worms.  Exodus 16:5,22-26,29

Each person gathered what he or she needed. Exodus 16:16-18

The people could bake it, seethe it, beat it, and make it into cakes. Exodus 16:23; Numbers 11:8

Considered to be angel’s food - the corn of heaven. Psalms 78:24-25

Given to Israel for 40 years until they came to Canaan. Exodus 16:35; Nehemiah 9:20-21

Manna stopped the day after they started to eat of the food of Canaan. Joshua 5:10-12

God humbled Israel, and proved them, to see if they would keep His commandments, and tried to teach them that man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8:1-3,16; Matthew 4:1-4

Jesus claimed that He was the manna and that He was the bread of life that came from heaven. John 6        

Jesus instructed the people to keep a pot of Manna in the   sanctuary for a testimony of God's care. Exodus 16:32-34;   Hebrews 9:4

God promises to give us Manna in heaven if we allow Him to overcome sin in us. Revelation 2:17

Manna was intimately linked with trust in God as their Leader, humility, obedience God’s law, and especially to the Sabbath as a sign of Gods care for them and for us. Deuteronomy 8:1-6; Exodus 16:4-9,22-30


Manna- "The life giving Spirit, flowing from the infinite fullness of God, is the true manna." DA 386


Manna – “…The health food work is the property of God, and is not to be made a financial speculation for personal gain. The light that God has given and will continue to give on the food question is to be to His people today what the manna was to the children of Israel. The manna fell from heaven, and the people were told to gather it, and prepare it to be eaten. So in the different countries of the world, light will be given to the Lord’s people, and health foods suited to thee countries will be prepared.” CDF 269


Manna – “He who gives skill and understanding to His people I one part of the world will give skill and understanding to His people in other parts of the world. It is His design that the food treasures of each country shall be so prepared that they can be used in the countries for which they are suited. As God gave manna from heaven to sustain the children of Israel, so He will not give His people in different places skill and wisdom to use the productions of these countries in preparing foods to take the place of meat.” CDF 267-268


Mark – In the Old Testament the Hebrew word Oth can mean mark or sign. The mark, or sign can be placed on the hand or forehead. Exodus 13:9,16; Deuteronomy 6:8 & 11:18. Youngs Concordance. Examples of marks or signs;

          Mark of Cain. Genesis 4:15

          Passover. Exodus 13:8

          Sabbath. Exodus 31:13,17; Ezekiel 20:12

          God’s Word. Deuteronomy 6:3-9 & 11:18-20


Mark of the Beast – When a person, or nation, comes to his point of experience when God marks the decision are irreversible. Historical examples of:

Satan. Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:12-18; Revelation 12:7-9

Cain. Genesis 4:1-16

Pre-flood man. Genesis 6:1-13

Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 18 & 19

Egypt. Exodus 5-15

Midianites. Numbers 22-25 & 31

Uzziah. Mark of leprosy in his forehead. II Chronicles 26:16-21

Babylon. Daniel 5

Israel when choosing Barabbas and Caesar. Daniel 9:24-27; Matthew 23:37-38; Mark 15:6-15; John 18:39-19:15

Last day people. Revelation 13:11-17; 14:9-11; 18:1-6; 19:19-20


Mark of the Beast – “But Christians of past generations observed the Sunday, supposing that in so doing they were keeping the Bible Sabbath; and there are now true Christians I every church, not excepting the roman Catholic communion, who honestly believe that Sunday is the Sabbath of divine appointment. God accepts their sincerity of purpose and their integrity before Him. But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of god, to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshipping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which god has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome—“the mark of the beast.” And it is not until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of god and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive “the mark of the beast.” GC 449


Mark of the Beast- "John was called to behold a people distinct from those who worship the beast and his image by keeping the first day of the week. The observance of this day is the mark of the beast." 7BC 979


Mark of the Beast, to receive- "To receive this mark means to come to the same decision as the beast has done, and to advocate the same ideas, in direct opposition to the word of God." 7BC 979


Mark of Cain - "And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him." Genesis 4:15. We have little information as to precisely what the mark of Cain was but we do have hints as to the spiritual nature of the mark. It appears from the Spirit of Prophecy that the mark was a sign of Cain's character and that it was visible to the judgment of spiritual discernment. CO

"In the thick darkness, God veiled the last human agony of His Son. All who had seen Christ in His suffering had been convicted of His divinity. That face, once beheld by humanity, was never forgotten. As the face of Cain expressed his built as a murderer, so the face of Christ revealed innocence, serenity, benevolence, - the image of God..." DA 754

          "The blood of Christ and of the disciples, whom they had put to death, was upon them, and they were visited with terrible judgments. The curse of God followed them, and they were a byword and a derision to the heathen and to so-called Christians. They were degraded, shunned, and detested, as if the brand of Cain were upon them. Yet I saw that God had marvelously preserved this people and scattered them over the world that they might be looked upon as specially visited by the curse of God..."       EW 213

"...Satanic agencies were incorporated with men. The bodies of human beings, made for the dwelling place of God, had become the habitation of demons. The senses, the nerves the passions, the organs of men, were worked by supernatural agencies in the indulgence of the vilest lust. The very stamp of demons was impressed upon the countenances of men. Human faces reflected the expression of the legions of evil with which they were possessed.    Such was the prospect upon which the world's Redeemer looked. What a spectacle for Infinite Purity to behold!" DA 36

"Christ's enemies had demanded a miracle as evidence of His divinity. They had evidence far greater than any they had sought. As their cruelty degraded His torturers below humanity into the likeness of Satan, so did His meekness and patience exalt Jesus above humanity, and prove His kinship to God...There stood the Son of God, wearing the robe of mockery and the crown of thorns. Stripped to the waist, His back showed the long, cruel      stripes, from which the blood flowed freely. His face was stained with blood, and bore the marks of exhaustion and pain; but never had it appeared more beautiful than now. The Saviour's visage was not marred before His enemies. Every feature expressed gentleness and resignation and the tenderest pity for His cruel foes.      In His manner there was not cowardly weakness, but the strength and dignity of long-suffering. In striking contrast was the prisoner at His side. Every line of the countenance of Barabbas proclaimed him the hardened ruffian that he was. The contrast spoke to every beholder...The Roman soldiers that surrounded Christ were not all hardened; some were looking earnestly into His face for one evidence that He was a criminal or dangerous character. From time to time they would turn and cast a look of contempt upon Barabbas. It needed no deep insight to read him through and through..." DA 734-735


Marriage – “In both the Old and the New Testament, the marriage relation is employed to represent the tender and sacred union that exists between Christ and His people. To the mind of Christ the gladness of the wedding festivities pointed forward to the rejoicing of that day when He shall bring home His bride to the Father’s house, and the redeemed with the Redeemer, shall sit down to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” DA 151


Marriage – “…By the marriage is represented the union of humanity with divinity…” COL 307


Marriage – “The close and sacred relation of God to His people is represented under the figure of marriage.” PP 306


Marriage - go in to - "And all who through the testimony of the Scriptures accept the same truths, following Christ by faith as He enters in before God to perform the last work of mediation, and at its close to receive His kingdom - all these are represented as going in to the marriage." GC 428


Marriage - go in to - "But they (the remnant church) are to understand His work, and to follow Him by faith as He goes in before God. It is in this sense that they are said to go in to the marriage." GC 427


Marriage – “The marriage (of Matthew 25) represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom." GC 426


Marriage- "The sacred and enduring character of the relation that exists between Christ and His church is represented by the union of marriage." GC 381


Maul - "A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow." Proverbs 25:18


Meat - "Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work." John 4:34


Meat- "…the solid, nourishing, spiritual food suited to those who have made progress in a knowledge of divine things." 6BC 1086


Medical Missionary Work- Medical missionary work is the gospel I practice." 8T 77


Mediums - "Our professions of faith may proclaims the theory of religion, but it is our practical piety that holds forth the word of truth. The consistent life, the holy conversations, the unswerving integrity, the active, benevolent spirit, the godly example,--these are the mediums through which light is conveyed to the world." DA 307


Medium of Communication- "The brain nerves which communicate with the entire system are the only medium through which heaven can communicate with to man and affect his inmost life." 2T 347


Medium of Communication – “and it is through Christ, by the ministration of His heavenly messengers, that ever blessing comes from God to us. In taking upon Himself humanity, our Saviour unites His interests with those of the fallen sons and daughters of Adam, while through His divinity He grasps the throne of God. An thus Christ is the medium of communication of men with God, and of God with men.” DA 143


Meekness- "It is a grace wrought by the Holy Spirit as a sanctifier, and enables its possessor at all times to control a rash and impetuous temper…Meekness is the inward adorning, which God estimates of great price. SL 15-16


Meekness- "That meekness which Jesus blessed, operates amid the scenes of domestic life; it makes the home happy, it provokes no quarrels, gives back no angry answers, but soothes the irritated temper, and diffuses a gentleness which is felt by all within its charmed circle. It calms the inflammable spirit of retaliation, and mirrors forth the character of Christ." MB 16-17


Meekness – “The meek are guided by the Lord, because they are teachable, willing to be instructed. They have a sincere desire to know and to do the will of God.” PP 384


Memorials- "Had those to whom God has given great light and many opportunities done the work that He desires them to do, there would today be memorials all through the southern field - churches, sanitariums, and schools." 7T 222


Merarites – a sub-tribe of Levites – They were to camp on the north side of the sanctuary. They were to have responsibility for the care of the boards, bars, sockets, and vessels of the sanctuary. Numbers 3:33-37


Merchants- "Merchants were the great men of the earth." Rev 18:23


Mercy Seat - "Above the ark, and forming the cover to the sacred chest, was the mercy seat, a magnificent piece of workmanship, surmounted by two cherubim, one at each end, and all wrought of solid gold." GC 412