Spiritual Dictionary Section P-1
Plagues - 7 last - Bible - Revelation 16:1-21
1- v. 2- Vial poured on earth - Noisome and grievous sore upon those which had the mark of the beast and which worshipped his image.
2- v. 3- Vial poured on sea - the sea became as the blood of a dead man and every living soul died in the sea.
3- vs. 4-7- Vial poured on the rivers and fountains - the rivers and fountains of waters became blood - righteous judgment is given because "they" have shed the blood of saints and prophets and you have given them blood to drink. They and them convey that the rivers and fountains are symbolic of peoples and groups.
4- vs. 8-9 - Vial poured on the sun - Sun to scorch men with fire and heat. People blasphemed the name of God and repented not to give Him glory.
5- vs. 10-11 - Vial poured on the seat of the beast - the beast's kingdom was full of darkness, they knawed their tongues in pain. Blasphemed God because of their pain, and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
6- vs.12-16 - Vial poured on the great river Euphrates - the waters were dried up - the way of the kings of the east were prepared. Three unclean spirits like frogs came out of the mouth of the dragon, the beast, and of the false prophet. They are the spirits of devils working miracles. They gather the kings of the earth and the whole world to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. They gathered them to the place called Armageddon in Hebrew. Armageddon means mount of slaughter.
7- vs.17-21 - Vial is poured into the air - Voice comes out of the temple and from the throne saying "It is done". There were voices, thunders, lightnings, and a great earthquake. The great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Great Babylon was given the cup of the wine of the fierceness of the wrath of God. Every island and mountain were gone. Great hail out of heaven fell on men and the men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail.
Plagues - 7 last - Spirit of Prophecy - GC 628-637
1- GC 628 - Noisome sore falls upon the men which had the mark of the beast and upon them that worshiped his image.
2- GC 628 - The sea became as the blood of a dead man.
3- GC 628 - The rivers and fountains of waters became blood.
"By condemning the people of God to death, they have as truly incurred the guild of their blood a if it had been shed by their hands. In like manner Christ declared the Jews of His time guilty of all the blood of holy men which had been shed since the days of Abel; for they possessed the same spirit and were seeking to do the same work with these murderers of the prophets." GC 628
4- GC 628 - Power is given to the sun to scorch men with fire.
"These plagues are not universal, or the inhabitants of the earth would be wholly cut off. Yet they will be the most awful scourges that have ever been known to mortals." GC 628-629
5- GC 635-636 - (In context of the implementing of the death decree) "With shouts of triumph, jeering, and imprecation, throngs of evil men are about to rush upon their prey, when, lo, a dense blackness, deeper than the darkness of the night, falls upon the earth."
6- GC 636 - "Then a rainbow, shining with the glory frm the throne of God, spans the heavens and seems to encircle each praying company(of the righteous). The angry multitudes are suddenly arrested. (The raging waters of the Euphrates - Babylon's peoples are dried up.) Their mocking cries die away. The objects of their murderous rage are forgotten. With fearful forebodings they gaze upon the symbol of God's covenant and long to be shielded from its overpowering brightness."
7- GC 636-637 - "In the midst of the angry heavens is one clear space of indescribably glory, whence comes the voice of God like the sound of many waters, saying: "It is done." Revelation 16:17 That voice shakes the heavens and the earth. There is a mighty earthquake, "such as was no since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." Verses 17,18. ...The whole earth heaves and swells like the waves of the sea. Its surface is breaking up. Its very foundations seem to be giving way. Mountain chains are sinking. Inhabited islands disappear. The seaports that have become like Sodom for wickedness are swallowed up by the angry waters. ...Great hailstones, every one "about the weight of a talent," are doing their work of destruction."
Plagues - Egyptian. The plagues in Exodus are referred to as wonders (Exodus 3:20; 7:3), signs(Exodus 4:17; 7:3); judgments(Exodus 6:6; 7:4); and plagues (Exodus 9:14). The following will be a listing of the signs, wonders, judgments,and plagues that Jesus sent upon Egypt to both free the Children of Israel(COI) and to establish types to guide future deliverance events by the hand of God for His end time peoples.
1 - Serpent, Leprosy, and Blood that Moses displayed to the COI. Exodus 4:1-9; 29-31
2 - Rod into serpent for Pharoah. Exodus 7:8-13
3 - Nile river to blood and all the fish died. Exodus 7:14-25
4 - Frogs. Exodus 8:1-14
5 - Lice. Exodus 8:16-19
6 - Flies. Exodus 8:20-24 God seperates His people from Egypt so that they do not have to be hurt by the judgments.
7 - Murrain (cattle disease). Exodus 9:1-7
8 - Boils. Exodus 9:8-12
9 - Hail. Exouds 9:13-35
10 - Locusts. Exodus 10:1-20
11 - Darkness. Exodus 10:21-23
12 - Passover. Exodus 11:1-12:36
13 - Pillar of fire blocks the Egyptian army. Exodus 14:5-20
14 - Jesus uses the Red Sea to deliver the COI and to pass judgment on Egypt. Exodus 14:21-15:19
Plant- pleasant- “…men of Judah.” Isa 5:7
Plead – A series of different words in the Bible that generally mean to judge, wrestle, to defend, to decide, to pronounce sentence, to vindicate, to punish, to strive at law, to plead the cause.
David pleased that God would plead his case with Nabal. I Samuel 25:35-39
Gideon’s father asks the neighbor is Baal can plead his own case when Gideon tears down the alter. Judges 6:31
God will sanctify Himself by pleading with God and Magog. Ezekiel 38:14-23
Jeremiah wants God to plead the case of his soul. Lamentations 3:55-64
Judge righteously and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:9
Let God be the judge and plead my case. I Samuel 24:15; Proverbs 22:23; 23:11
The Lord stands to plead and judge. Isaiah 3:13
The Lord pleads with fire and sword. Isaiah 66:16
The Lord will plead their cause so that He might give them rest. Jeremiah 50:34
Politeness- “The essence of true politeness is consideration for others.” ED 241
Pollute – Their hearts went after their idols. Ezekiel 20:16
Passed the fruit of the womb through the fire. Ezekiel 20:26
Made sacrifices and offerings to other gods. Ezekiel 20:28-30
With idols. Ezekiel 20:31
With gifts and idols. Ezekiel 20:39
Poor in spirit- “The poor in spirit are those who claim no personal merit, and boast of no virtue in themselves. Realizing their utter helplessness, and deeply convicted of sin, they put no faith in outward ceremonies, but cast themselves upon Jesus who is all-righteous and all-compassionate.” 2SP 204
Power of Christ- “The power of Christ is the constraint of divine love.” MB 127
Powers of Heaven – “The powers of heaven are the sun, moon, and stars.” EW 41
Praise- “We are to praise God by tangible service, by doing all in our power to advance the glory of His name.” COL 300
Pray without ceasing – “Christ command, “Pray without ceasing;” that is, keep the mind uplifted to God, the source of all power and efficiency.” TM 511
Prayer- “Prayer is the strength of the Christian.” MLT 158
Prayer- formal- “The repetition of set, customary phrases when the heart feels no need of God, is formal prayer.” MLT 19
Prayer- of faith- “The prayer that comes from an earnest heart, when the simple wants of the soul, are expressed just as we would ask an earthly friend for a favor, expecting that it would be granted – this is the prayer of faith.” MLT 19
Prayer - Principles of -
1. A condition of prayer is "that we feel our need of help from God." SC 95
2. "We must seek the Lord to do things for us "ask and it shall be given you." Matthew 7:7. SC 95
3. "If we regard iniquity in our heart, if we cling to any known sin, the Lord will not hear us, but the prayer of the penitent, contrite soul is always accepted." SC 95
4. "Another element of prevailing prayer is faith. "He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." Hebrews 11:6. SC 96
5. "But to claim that prayer will always be answered in the very way and for the particular thing that we desire is presumption." SC 96
6. "When we come to ask mercy and blessing from God, we should have a spirit of love and forgiveness in our own hearts....If we expect our own prayers to be heard, we must forgive others in the same manner, and to the same extent, as we hope to be forgiven." SC 97
7. (We must believe that) "Through sincere prayer we are brought into connection with the mind of the Infinite. We may have no remarkable evidence at the time that the face of the Redeemer is bending over us in compassion and love; but this is even so." SC97
8. "Perseverance in prayer has been made a condition of receiving. We must pray always, if we would grow in faith and experience." SC 97
9. "There is necessity for diligence in prayer; let nothing hinder you. Make every effort to keep open the communion between Jesus and your own soul." SC 98
10. "We should pray in the family circle; and above all else we must not neglect secret prayer; for this is the life of the soul. It is impossible for the soul to flourish while prayer is neglected." SC 98
11. "There is not time or place in which it is inappropriate to offer up a petition to God. There is nothing that can prevent us from lifting up our hearts in the spirit of earnest prayer." SC 99
12. "We may close every door to impure imaginings and unholy thoughts by lifting the soul into the presence of God through sincere prayer." SC 99
13. "Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares, and your fears, before God. You cannot burden Him; you cannot weary Him. He who numbers the hairs of your head is not indifferent to the wants of His children." SC 100
14. "But to pray in the name of Jesus is something more than a mere mention of that name at the beginning and the ending of a prayer. It is to pray in the mind and spirit of Jesus, while we believe His promises, rely upon His grace and work His works." SC 100-101
15. "God does not mean that any of us should become hermits or monks, and retire from the world, in order to devote ourselves to acts of worship. The life must be like Christ's life, - between the mountain and the multitude. He who does nothing but pray will soon cease to pray, or his prayers will become a formal routine....when they cease to work earnestly for the Master, who worked earnestly for them, they lose the subject matter of prayer, and have no incentive to devotion." SC 101
16. "We sustain a loss when we neglect the privilege of associating together to strengthen and encourage one another in the service of God." SC 101
17. "If we would but think of God as often as we have evidence of His care for us, we should keep Him ever in our thoughts, and should delight to talk of Him and to praise Him." SC 102
18. "Our devotional exercises should not consist wholly in asking and receiving. Let us not be always thinking of our want and need of the benefit we receive. We do not pray any too much, but we are too sparing of giving thanks." SC 103
19. "We must gather about the cross. Christ and Him crucified should be the theme of contemplation, of conversation, and of our most joyful emotions." SC 103-104
20. "The soul may ascend nearer heaven on the wings of praise. God is worshipped with song and music in the court above, and as we express our gratitude, we are approximating to the worship of the heavenly hosts." SC 104
21. "If we live according to His word, every precious promise He has given will be fulfilled to us." MH 226-227
22. "In order to receive His blessing in answer to prayer (prayer for the sick), they (the sick person) must cease to do evil and learn to do well." MH 227
23. "....while presenting our petitions with earnestness, we should say, "Nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done." Luke 22:42." MH 230
24. "We know that God hears us if we ask according to His will. But to press our petitions without a submissive spirit is not right; our prayers must take the form, not of command, but of intercession." MH 230
Prayer- science of- “Science of prayer is to exercise faith and show works that will tell to the glory of God and the good of His people.” 1BC 1113
Prayer- secret- “Do not neglect secret prayer, for it is the soul of religion.” IISG 264
Prayer- true- “The opening of our hearts to our Heavenly Father, the acknowledgement of our entire dependence, the expression of our wants, the homage of grateful love – this is true prayer.” MLT 18
Preaching- “The good works of the children of god, is the most effectual preaching that the unbeliever has.” 1T 193
Predestined – to choose in advance. CO
God foreknew His people and predestined them to be conformed to the image of His Son (and not to that of the beast). He also called His people and justified them and glorified them. Romans 8:29-30
Predestined to adoption before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1:4-5
We have obtained an inheritance by being predestined according to His purpose and His will. Ephesians 1:11
See elect, called, chosen.