Spiritual Dictionary Section M-2

Moral Courage – “It is a lack of moral courage – a will, strengthened and controlled by the Spirit of God, to renounce hurtful habits.” 5T 675


Mortality – That state of being that allows physical death to come to living things. Mortality is the state that every creature other than God has which dictates the amount and length of life. Mortality states that without outside assistance life will end. Man is mortal. Job 4:17; Romans 6:12; 8:11; I Corinthians 15:53; II Corinthians 4:11; 5:4. Mortals seek immortality. Romans 2:7. Immortality only comes as a gift from God. Romans 6:23 and I Corinthians 15:42-57. God’s original intent was to maintain Adam and Eve by allowing them access to the Tree of Life on condition of obedience to His commandment about the Tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9,15-16 When they sinned this access was closed off. Genesis 3:22-24. God plans on restoring access to the Tree of Life when He brings His people to the New Jerusalem. Revelation 21:23-22:7. When God’s people are brought to heaven they will have received immortality as a gift and maintain it by access to the Tree of Life. I Corinthians 15:42-57; Romans 6:23; Revelation 22:1-7. CO

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Moses and Aaron and his sons – a sub-tribe of Levites – They were to camp on the east side of the tabernacle. They had the responsibilities of the ministry of the sanctuary. Numbers 3:38-39


Moses - that prophet – “The rabbis continued their questioning: “Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?” The words “that prophet” had reference to Moses. The Jews had been inclined to the belief that Moses would be raised from the dead, and taken to heaven. They did not know that he had already been raised. When the Baptist began his ministry, many thought that he might be the prophet Moses risen from the dead, for he seemed to have a thorough knowledge of the prophecies and of the history of Israel.” DA 135 See Deuteronomy 18:15; Acts 3:20-26


Moses – three signs to convince the elders of Israel that He had indeed met with God in the wilderness and had been sent to be the spokesman for God in the deliverance of Israel from Egypt. Exodus 4:1-9, 29-31

The rod of Moses is changed into a serpent and then back into a rod. Exodus 4:2-4

God shows by this change in the rod that He is in charge of the serpents of life. CO

God shows that He can use the serpent to accomplish His gospel plans. Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-15

That God’s messengers would be preaching the gospel first to the church and then to the world. Luke 24:47-53


Moses hand is changed into leprosy and then is healed.  Exodus 4:6-7

Leprosy is a sign of sin and disease and it effects the body, the clothing, and the house. Leviticus 13-14

God shows that He is in charge and can heal of any and all disease. Exodus 15:26; Matthew 8:1-3; Luke 5:12-13; Matthew 9:35-10:1

God’s messages are to clean the body, the mind, the clothing, and the house. All of these are reform movements. CO


If the people are not convinced by the first two signs God tells Moses to take water of the river (Nile) and pour it out upon the ground and it will turn into blood. Exodus 4:8-9

Water is a sign of truth. Psalms 147:18-19; Proverbs 25:25; Amos 8:11-12; Habakkuk 2:14; John 7:37-39

Water is a sign of error. Jeremiah 2:18; 6:6-8; Revelation 8:10-11

Water is a sign of peoples who carry truth or error. Revelation 17:15; Revelation 12:15; John 4:14; 7:38; Isaiah 32:1-14

Blood is a symbol of death or sacrifice. Leviticus 17:10-14; Genesis 4:10; Revelation 17:6

Jesus shows Moses that He can control even the errors, and the people, of Egypt through its god the river Nile. PP 265


A similar series of concepts is given in Mark 16:15-20:

Jesus gave the disciples a series of signs to convince people with. Mark 16:17,20

The disciples were to preach the gospel to all of the world. Mark 16:15

They were empowered to take up serpents. Mark 16:18

They were empowered to be protected even if they drank a cup of poison. Mark 16:18

The disciples were empowered to heal the sick. Mark 16:18


These signs of Moses are similar to the three angel’s messages of Revelation 14:1-12

The remnant is to preach the gospel to all of the world. Revelation 14:6-7

The remnant is to observe all the commandments of God by faith including the health laws. Revelation 14:7,12

They are to preach about who and what Babylon is. Revelation 14:8; GC 607-608

They are to warn against drinking the cup of error. Revelation 14:8; GC 607-608

They are to warn against the beast and his image – to have the image of Christ – and have God’s seal, the Sabbath, rather than the seal of Satan, Sunday. Revelation 14:9-11


Most holy place – “…he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.” I Kings 6:16


Mountain – A concept that expresses many ideas – literal mountains, a place of worship, or a symbol of heaven, God’s church, or kingdoms. CO.

A place of worship - good or evil. Genesis 22; Deuteronomy 12:2; I Kings 18, II Kings 23:13; Isaiah 57:3-12; Jeremiah 3:6; Ezekiel 6:1-4.

A place where God reveals Himself. Exodus 3,19-20,33-34.

Babylon referred to as a mountain and as a destroying mountain and a burnt mountain. Isaiah 13:1-4; Jeremiah 51:24-25; Revelation 8:8.

Heaven. Isaiah 14:13; Ezekiel 28:14-16

Mount Zion is a symbol of God's kingdom. II Kings 19:31; Psalms 48:1-2; 74:2; 78:68; 125:1-2; Isaiah 2:2-3; 4:2-6; 8:18; 10:32; 24:23; 27:13; 56:1-7; 57:13-15; 66:20; Ezekiel 20:40;Daniel 9:16,20; (See Daniel 2:34,44-45 and Zechariah 12:3); 11:45; Joel 2:1,32; 3:16-18; Obadiah17; Micah 4:1-2; Zechariah 8:3; Hebrews 12:18-22; Revelation 14:1

Symbol of kingdoms.  II Kings 19:20-23; Ezekiel 6:1-6; Daniel 2:34,44-45 (See Zechariah 12:3); Amos 4:1; 6:1; Obadiah 8-9; Zechariah 4:7; Malachi 1:3; Revelation 17:3,9,10


Mountain - of God's righteousness - "In presence of the great mountain of God's righteousness, his spirit is not awed." DA 468


Mount with God - "It is in the mount with God - in the secret place of communion - that we are to contemplate His glorious ideal for humanity." AA 564


Mourn- "The mourning here brought to view is true heart sorrow for sin." MB 9


Mourn- "The mourning spoken of by Christ is a Godly sorrow for sin, that works repentance unto eternal life." 2SP 205


Mouth - "The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life." Proverbs 10:11


Mouth - "The mouth of strange women is a deep pit; he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein." Proverbs 22:14


Murder- "Here Jesus describes murder as first existing in the mind. That malice and revenge which would delight in deeds of violence is of itself murder." 2SP 220


Music – purpose of – “Music (in the school of the prophets) was made to serve a holy purpose, to lift the thoughts to that which is pure, noble, and elevating, and to awaken in the soul devotion and gratitude to God.” PP 594


Mystery – Strongs concordance - a secret, a mystery.

The mystery of the kingdom of God. Mark 4:11-12

The mystery that the Gentiles can be grafted into the olive tree of spiritual Israel. Romans 11 and especially v. 25 and   Ephesians 3:1-11

The mystery of the gospel as the revealing of Christ kept secret since the world began. Romans 16:25

The mystery of the revealing of God's wisdom ordered before the world to bless mankind. I Corinthians 2 especially v. 2

The mystery of translation and resurrection. I Corinthians 15 especially v. 51

The mystery of God will bring all things into oneness in Christ. Ephesians 1:9-10

The mystery that Chris and His church are like husband and wife. Ephesians 5:22-23 especially v. 32

The mystery of the gospel. Ephesians 6:19

The mystery of God among the saints and the Gentiles - Christ in you the hope of glory. Colossians 1:26-27

The mystery of God. Colossians 2:2

The mystery of Christ. Colossians 4:3

The mystery of iniquity as revealed in the man of sin/the son of perdition. II Thessalonians 2:1-7

The mystery of iniquity as revealed in the harlot of Revelation 17; especially verses 5&7.

The mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. I Timothy 3:9

The mystery of Godliness - God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on the world, received up into glory. I Timothy 3:16

The mystery of God would be finished during the sounding of the 7th trumpet. Revelation 10:7


Mystery of Godliness- "But although Christ's glory was for a time veiled and eclipsed by His assuming humanity, yet He did not cease to be God when He became man. The human did not take the place of the divine, nor the divine the human. This is the mystery of Godliness." R&H 1/7/1890


Mystery of Godliness- "Those who abide in Christ will be happy, cheerful, and joyful in God. A subdued gentleness will mark the voice, reverence for spiritual and eternal things will be experienced in the actions, and music, joyful music, will echo from the lips; for it is wafted from the throne of God. This is the mystery of Godliness." MYP 431


Mystery of Iniquity- "…represents the papacy." GC 356


Mystery of Iniquity- "Satan himself abode not in the truth; he is the mystery of iniquity." TM 365