Spiritual Dictionary Section M-
Message of Peace- "Message of peace, truth." DA 255
Message, three angels- "These angels represent those who receive the truth, and with power open the gospel to the world." 7BC 979
Michael – Daniel 12:1 & Revelation 12:7-9 – One who is like God. Jesus and Michael are One and the Same. CO
Michael is the archangel, or head of the angels. Jude 9
The Lord Himself shall descend form heaven with the voice of the archangel. I Thessalonians 4:16
The voice heard at the resurrection is Jesus’ voice. John 5:25-29
Michael was the First of the princes. Daniel 10:13
No one higher than Gabriel – except Michael. Daniel 10:21
Michael was the Prince of Daniel, and Daniel’s people. Daniel 10:21
Messiah was also the Prince of Daniel’s people. Daniel 9:25
Jesus was also the Captain/Prince of the Lord’s host in Joshua 5:13-15 PP 488
See Angel of the Lord. Acts 7:30-32,38; Exodus 3:2-14; Genesis 31:11-13; Genesis 48:15-16
Michael – “As it was, Moses passed through death, but the Son of God came down from Heaven and resurrected him before his body had seen corruption. Though Satan contended with Michael for the body of Moses, and claimed it as his rightful prey, he could not prevail against the Son of God, and Moses, with a resurrected and glorfied body, was borne to the courts of Heaven, and was now one of the honored two, commissioned by the Father to wait upon His Son.” II SP 330
Michael – “Michael, or Christ, with the angels that buried Moses, came down from Heaven, after he had remained in the grave a short time, and resurrected him, and took him to heaven. “ I SP 342
Milk- "The plainest, most simple truths, suitable for converts young in the faith." 6BC 1086, Hebrews 5:12-6:2
Milk- (Definition of butter is curdled milk)- "Knowledge of how to refuse evil and choose the good." Isa 7: 15,22
Millenium – A period of a thousand years that starts after the second coming of Jesus. During this period of time the righteous living and the righteous dead have been translated, and resurrected respectively, and taken to heaven with Jesus. During this period of time the wicked have all been slain and remain unburied for the thousand years. During this same period the saints are in heaven with Jesus participating in the judgment. When the thousand years are finished then Jesus, His city, and His Saints will return to earth. When He returns He will resurrect the wicked dead to face judgment. When the judgment is completed God will destroy the wicked, satan and his angels, and this earth. Then He will recreate the heavens and the earth and we will see the creation with our own eyes. CO
1. Satan bound for a thousand years. Satan bound by a chain in that he can not tempt or deceive anybody for there is no one alive on earth for a thousand years. After the thousand years the second resurrection will occur and then satan will have the unrepentant wicked to tempt. Revelation 20:1-3.
2. At the second coming the wicked, those not written in the book of life (Revelation 13:8; 17:8; 20:15) are slain by the brightness of the Lord Jesus. II Thessalonians 2:8
3. The righteous dead are resurrected and taken up into the air with Jesus. I Thessalonians 4:16-18
4. The righteous living will be translated without seeing death and they will be caught up in the air with the righteous dead. I Corinthans 15:51; I Thessalonians 4:15-17
5. The wicked dead remain in the grave until the thousand years are finished. Revelation 20:5; John 5:28-29. The second resurrection is the resurrection of the damned.
6. At the second coming the 7th plague will destroy all the cities, the earth quake will cause the mountains to sink and the islands to sink. Revelation 16:17-21. Those who survive this will be destroyed with the sword of His mouth and the brightness of His coming. Revelation 19:21. The dead of the earth will be all over the earth and will not be buried. Jeremiah 25:30-33. The earth will be without form and void. Jeremiah 4:23-27
7. While the earth is being destroyed the righteous are in the air with Jesus. I Thessalonians 4:16-17. They will be taken to heaven for a thousand years where they lived and reigned. John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:4
8. We know that the saints go to heaven because of the destruction of the earth. The earth is without form and void after the second coming of Jesus. Jeremiah 4:23-27; There is no light in the heavens Jeremiah 4:23; the dead are strewn over the face of the earth and are not gathered or buried Jeremiah 4:27; 25:33. The earth is described by Isaiah as turned upside down. Isaiah 24:1. This is in addition to the mighty earthquake described in Revelation 16:17-20 and Jeremiah 4:24,26,27. In addition the Bible describes the goal of God’s people to go to a heavenly land and a heavenly Jerusalem. Hebrews 11:8-10, 13-16; Galatians 4:24-26
9. While in heaven with Jesus in heaven they will function as priests with Jesus. Revelation 20:6. During this time they will be involved with the judgment of the wicked people and angels. I Corinthians 6:1-3; Revelation 20:4,12. God has already judged them in the fact that they were not resurrected nor translated without seeing death. The saints will evaluate their cases so that the saints will have no questions as to why one person made it and another did not make it.
10. After the thousand years are completed the saints and the holy city come to earth. Revelation 21:2; 20:9
11. The wicked are resurrected and satan tempts them to attack the holy city. Revelation 20:5,7-9 The resurrection of the wicked is the event that breaks the chain that binds satan. He now how someone to tempt. This also shows that satan’s character has not changed even after a thousand years of meditation. Revelation 22:11
Millennium – Condition of the earth during the 1000 years.
All cities broken down by the presence of the Lord. Jeremiah 4:26
All righteous have gone with Jesus. I Thessalonians 4:13-18
All waters have been turned to blood. Revelation 16:3-4
All wicked have been destroyed by the brightness of the coming of Jesus and have desired to be hidden from Jesus. II Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 6:14-17; Isaiah 13:9
Dead wicked will cover the earth and they will not be gathered, nor buried. Jeremiah 25:33
Great earthquake sinks the mountains and the islands. Revelation 16:18-20
Hail has beaten everything down. Revelation 16:21
No man will be alive on earth. Jeremiah 4:25
The earth shall be moved out of its place. Isaiah 13:13; 24:19-20
The earth will be without form and void. Jeremiah 4:23
The land will be desolate. Isaiah 13:9; Jeremiah 4:27
The moon shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah 13:10; 24:23
The stars of heaven will not give their light. Isaiah 13:10
The sun shall be darkened. Isaiah 13:10
The wicked shall be gathered into the pit for many days (1000 years) and after many days shall they be visited. Isaiah 24:21-22
Mind – That experience of when you see, feel, and act in harmony with God’s mind. The righteous respond to events like God would while the wicked energetically reject God mindedness. They are in an experience of rebellion (war against God’s mind). CO
God’s mind toward us is love and compassion. Psalms 8:4; 40:5; 115:12 Jeremiah 29:11
God mindedness brings unity with God. Ephesians 4:1-16; John 10:16; Acts 4:23-37; II Chronicles 5:11-14; John 17; I Corinthians 1:10
God will place His thoughts in your mind. Hebrews 8:10; 10:16; Philippians 2:5-8; II Corinthians 10:5; I Corinthians 2:16
God places His thoughts in us through His word and His Spirit. II Peter 3:1-2; Romans 10:14-17; Luke 8:35; John 14:16,20-26
Our response to God’s mind will be love and obedience. Matthew 22:36-40; Daniel 4:34-37 & 5:18-21; Leviticus 24:12; I Samuel 2:35-I Peter 2:9-Revelation 14:1-5
The natural mind rebels against the things of God. Nehemiah 9:16-17; Daniel 5:20-23; Ephesians 2:3; II Timothy 3:1-8; Titus 1:14-16; Romans 8:5-8
The rebellious mind naturally unites to resist God and attack His people. Revelation 17:12-13; 16:13-14; Matthew 26:3-4; Romans 1:28; Numbers 16; Exodus 5-15
The negative mind denies truth and hears error. Matthew 13:10-15; II Peter 3:5; Jeremiah 5:31; Isaiah 59:1-15; Jeremiah 9:1-8; Colossians 1:21; II Corinthians 11:1-4
Mind of Christ- Phil 2:5- "So the soul dead in trespasses and sins received life through connection with Christ. By faith in Him as a personal Saviour the union is formed. The sinner unites his weakness to Christ's strength, his emptiness to Christ's fullness, his frailty to Christ's enduring might. Then he has the mind of Christ." DA 675
Mingled – to mix:
(Arab-to intermix-Strongs Concordance) Illegitimate relationships such as mixing Christians and those who are unconsecrated – Ezra 9:1-2; Psalms 106:34-35; II Corinthians 6:14; Nehemiah 13:23-27; Genesis 6:1-2; Daniel 2:41-43.
(Ereb-a mixture or a mongrel race-Strongs Concordance) The mixed multitude Exodus 12:38; Numbers 11:4; Nehemiah 13:3; the mingled peoples Jeremiah 25:20-24; 50:37; Ezekiel 30:5.
(balal-to overflow, to mix-Strongs Concordance) To mix for sacrifice like flour and oil or to mix wine. Leviticus 2:4-5; Numbers 7; 28; Proverbs 9:2-5
Things that should not be mixed.
Fields with mixed seed. Leviticus 19:19
Clothing with mixed cloth. Leviticus 19:19
Falsehood and a perverse spirit. Isaiah 19:11-17
The holy people with the pagan. Ezra 9:2
Wine with gall/myrrh. Matthew 27:34; Mark 15:23
Hail mingled with fire and blood. Exodus 9:24; Revelation 8:7
Sea of glass mingled with fire. Revelation 15:2
See League, Mixed.
Ministry- true- "To reach the people, wherever they are, and whatever their position or condition, and to help them in every way possible, this is true ministry." MH 156
Ministry - "...Ministry does not consist alone in preaching. Those minister who relieve the sick and suffering, helping the needy, speaking words of comfort to the desponding and those of little faith. Nigh and afar off are souls weighed down by a sense of guilt. It is not hardship, toil, or poverty that degrades humanity. It is guilt, wrongdoing. This brings unrest and dissatisfaction. Christ would have His servants minister to sin-sick souls." DA 822
Miracles – “In feeding the five thousand, Jesus lifts the veil from the world of nature, and reveals the power that is constantly exercised for our good. In the production of earth’s harvests God is working a miracle every day. Through natural agencies the same work is accomplished that was wrought in the feeding of the multitude. Men prepare the soil and sow the seed, but it is the life from God that causes the seed to germinate. It is God’s rain and air and sunshine that cause it to put for, “first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28. It is God who is every day feeding millions from earth’s harvest fields. Men are called upon to co-operate with God in the care of the grain and the preparation of the loaf, and because of this they lose sight of the divine agency. They do not give God the glory due unto His holy name. The working of His power is ascribed to natural causes or to human instrumentality. Man is glorified in place of God, and His gracious gifts are perverted to selfish uses, and made a curse instead of a blessing. God is seeking to change all this. He desires that our dull senses shall be quickened to discern His merciful kindness and to glorify Him for the working of His power. He desires us to recognize Him in His gifts, that they may be, as he intended, a blessing to us. It was to accomplish this purpose that the miracles of Christ were performed.” DA 367-368
Miracles – “The mighty miracles in Egypt (plagues) and at the Red Sea were designed to establish faith in Him as the invisible, all-powerful Helper of Israel, the only true God.” PP 316
Miracles – “ The angels of God are ever passing from earth to heaven, and from heaven to earth. The miracles of Christ for the afflicted and suffering were wrought by the power of God through the ministration of the angels…” DA 143
Miracles – “Every miracle that Christ performed was a sign of His divinity. He was doing the very work that had been foretold of the Messiah; but to the Pharisees these works of mercy were a positive offense. The Jewish leaders looked with heartless indifference on human suffering. In many cases their selfishness and oppression had caused the affliction that Christ relieved. Thus His miracles were to them a reproach.
That which led the Jews to reject the Saviour’s work was the highest evidence of His divine character. The greatest significance of His miracles is seen in the fact that they were for the blessing of humanity. The highest evidence that He came from God is that His life revealed the character of God. He did the works and spoke the words of God. Such a life is the greatest of all miracles.
When the message of truth is presented in our day, there are many who, like the Jews, cry, Show us a sign. Work us a miracle. Christ wrought no miracle at the demand of the Pharisees. He wrought no miracle in the wilderness in answer to Satan’s insinuations. He does not impart to us power to vindicate ourselves or to satisfy the demands of unbelief and pride. But the gospel is not without a sign of its divine origin. Is it not a miracle that we can break from the bondage of Satan? Enmity against Satan is not natural to the human heart; it is implanted by the grace of God. When one who has been controlled by a stubborn, wayward will is set free, and yields himself wholeheartedly to the drawing of God’s heavenly agencies, a miracle is wrought; so also when a man who has been under strong delusion comes to understand moral truth. Every time a souls is converted, and learns to love God and keep His commandments, the promise of God is fulfilled, “A new heart also will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you.” Ezekiel 36:26. The change in human hearts, the transformation of human characters, is a miracle that reveals an ever-living Saviour, working to rescue souls. A consistent life in Christ is a great miracle. In the preaching of the word of God, the sign that should be manifest now and always is the presence of the Holy Spirit, to make the word a regenerating power to those that hear. This is God’s witness before the world to the divine mission of His Son.” DA 406-407
Miracle of miracles - "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." II Corinthians 5:17. Through the power of Christ, men and women have broken the chains of sinful habit. They have renounced selfishness. The profane have become reverent, the drunken sober, the profligate pure. Souls that have borne the likeness of Satan have become transformed into the image of God. This change is in itself the miracle of miracles. A change wrought by the Word, it is one of the deepest mysteries of the Word. We cannot understand it; we can only believe, as declared by the Scriptures, it is "Christ in you, the hope of glory." AA 476
Miracles – greater than – “Satan demanded of Christ a miracle as a sign of His divinity. But that which is greater than all miracles, a firm reliance upon a “Thus saith the Lord,” was a sign that could not be controverted.” DA 120
Missionary - "This woman (Samaritan women of John 4) represents the working of a practical faith in Christ. Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary. He who drinks of the living water becomes a fountain of life. The receiver becomes a giver. The grace of Christ in the soul is life a spring in the desert, welling up to refresh all, and making those who are ready to perish eager to drink of the water of life." DA 195
Mixed - mingling of substances.
Mixture of peoples - God is concerned about mixing Christians and Pagans for the mixture always leads to rebellion against God. Ezra 9:2; Exodus 12:38; Nehemiah 13:3; Hosea 7:1-10
Iron does not mix with miry clay - State not to mix with church. (4 BC 1168; Daniel 2:41-43
Truth not to mix with error. Proverbs 23:30; Isaiah 1:21-23
Error can be truth not mixed with faith. Hebrews 4:2
Wicked to drink of the wrath of God unmixed with mercy. Revelation 14:10
Moabites – Descendents of the illegitimate child of Lot’s incestuous relationship with his daughter. Genesis 19:37