Spiritual Dictionary Section P-2

Present truth - "Opposition is the lot of all who God employs to present truths specially applicable to their time. There was a present truth in the days of Luther, - a truth at that time of special importance; there is a present truth for the church today." GC 143


Presumption - "But faith is in no sense allied to presumption. Only he who has true faith is secure against presumption. For presumption is Satan's counterfeit of faith. Faith claims God's promises, and brings forth fruit in obedience. Presumption also claims the promises, but uses them as Satan did, to excuse transgressions. Faith would have led our first parents to trust the love of god, and to obey His commands. Presumption led them to transgress His law, believing that His great love would save them from the consequence of their sin. It is not faith that claims the favor of Heaven without complying with the condition on which mercy is to be granted. Genuine faith has its foundation in the promise and provision of the Scriptures." DA 126


Presumption - "That so called faith in Christ which professes to release men from the obligation of obedience to God, is not faith but presumption." SC 60-61


Presumption – “The testimony of the word of God is against this ensnaring doctrine of faith without works. It is not faith that claims the favor of Heaven without complying with the conditions upon which mercy is to be granted, it is presumption; for genuine faith has its foundation in the promises and provisions of the Scriptures.” GC 472


Pride- “…feeling no need.” PK 60


Priest - High - "We have not a high priest" - master teacher, for the priests were teachers..." ED78


Prince - A term in the Bible to describe a leader of men, a ruling leader who is subject to a king, a king, or God. CO

Abraham was referred to as a prince among men. Genesis 23:6

Jacob's name was changed to Israel because as a prince he has power with God. Genesis 32:27-28

Prince can be a leader and a judge. Exodus 2:14

Dathan accuses Moses of trying to be a king/prince. Numbers 16:12-13

A prince can be a patriarch. Joshua 22:14

Prince is equated with a king. I Kings 11:34; I Kings 14:7; I Kings 16:2; Proverbs 14:28; Ezekiel 12:10-12; Ezekiel 21:25 - PK 450-451


Jesus is the Prince and His name is also Michael.

He is the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Jesus is the Shepherd and the Prince. Ezekiel 34:23-24

The little horn wages war against the Prince of the host. Daniel 8:11

The little horn stands up against the Prince of princes. Daniel 8:25

The Messiah is the Prince. Daniel 9:25

Michael is the chief Prince. Daniel 10:13

Michael is the Prince for Daniel, and Daniel's people. Daniel 10:21

Rome will break the Prince of the covenant. Daniel 11:22

Michael will stand up - the Great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people. Daniel 12:1

Jesus is the Prince of life. Acts 3:13-15

Jesus is the Prince and Saviour. Acts 5:30-31

Jesus is the Prince of the kings of the earth. Revelation 1:5

                   See Michael


Satan is the prince of the world.

Gog is a symbol of Satan. Ezekiel 38:2-3; 39:1

Satan is the prince of the devils - Beelzebub. Matthew 9:34; 12:24-27; Mark 3:22-26

Satan is the prince of the world. John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11

Satan is the prince of the power of the air. Ephesians 2:2


Princes in Israel – “Satan well knows the material with which he has to deal in the human heart. He knows for he has studied with fiendish intensity for thousands of years their points most easily assailed in every character; and through successive generations he has wrought to overthrow the strongest men; princes in Israel, by the same temptation that were so successful at Baalpeor.” PP 457


Princes- “They were princes; that is, men generally of good judgment, and of influence in the congregation, men of renown.” 1SP 302


Probationary time -

Adam and Eve. Genesis 2:15-17

Noah. 120 years. Genesis 2:1-8

Egypt. 400 years. Genesis 15:13-14; Exodus 12:40-41; Acts 7:6; Galatians 3:16-17

Amorites. 400 years. Genesis 15:13-16; Judges 11:23

Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 18-19

Israel's refusal to go into Canaan. 10 tests and 40 years of wandering. Numbers 14 especially vs. 20-34

Jericho. Joshua 6. Allowed Rahab to evangelize.

Adonijah, Abiathar, Joab, and Shimei. I Kings 1-2

Ahab and Jezebel. I Kings 21; II Kings 9:30-37

40 days for Ninevah. Jonah 3

Destruction of Samaria for rebelling. II Kings 17:1-23

Destruction of Judea. II Kings 21:1-18 & 22:8-22; Chaps 24&25; II Chronicles 36

70 years for Babylon. II Chronicles 36:14-23; Jeremiah 25:9-12; 29:10; Ezra 1:1; Daniel 5

70 week prophecy (490 years). Israel's probation. Daniel 9:24-27. 457 BC to 34 Ad.

2300 day prophecy (2300 years). Daniel 8:14.

Christian church. Starts 34 AD at completion of the 70 weeks.

Gabriels words to be fulfilled in their season. Luke 1:20

Jesus sent in the fullness of time. Galatians 4:4

John the Baptist preaches the fulfillment of time. Mark 1:14-15. 70th week of the 70 week prophecy starts with John's baptism of Jesus. John 1:29-34; Acts 10:38; Galatians 4:4; Mark 1:15

Jesus fulfills all prophecy and dies on the cross. Daniel 9:27; John 19:28-30; Luke 24:44-45

Probation on the Jews is finished when Jesus stands up at 34 AD completing the 70 week prophecy. Acts 7:54-60

God knows the times that He has set to accomplish His purposes. Acts 17:26,31

1260 days to run from 538 AD to 1798 AD - probation on the Catholic/Christian church. 2300 days ends in 1844 and completes the probation on the Protestant churches.

Probation starts to run on the Remnant church in 1844 and will complete when the Day of Atonement has been accomplished. Then the door will be shut as in every other probation experience.   CO


Probationary time - "In every age there is given to men their day of light and privilege, a probationary time in which they may become reconciled to God. But there is a limit to this grace. Mercy may plead for years and be slighted and rejected; but there comes a time when mercy makes her last plea. The heart becomes so hardened that it ceases to respond to the Spirit of God. Then the sweet, winning voice entreats the sinner no longer, and reproofs and warnings cease." DA 587


Prophecy –

Before God does anything with His people He reveals it through His prophets. Amos 3:7

Messages given by dreams to righteous and unrighteous alike. Genesis 15; Genesis 20:1-8

Messages given to establish your trust and love in Jesus. Daniel 4:32-37; Ezekiel 12:21-28; John 13:19; 14:29

Messages of judgment can be influenced by repentance. Jeremiah 18:7-10; Jonah 3&4

Messages to help edify the saints and assist them to come into unity. Ephesians 4:1-14; John 12:35-36

No prophecy of the Scriptures is of any private interpretation. II Peter 1:20

Prophecy came through holy men moved by the Holy Ghost. II Peter 1:21


Prophet –

Before God does anything with His people He reveals it through His prophets. Amos 3:7

Believe the Lord and his prophet and you will be established and prosper. II Chronicles 20:20

God will speak through the prophet in dreams and visions. Numbers 12:6

Holy men of God who spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. II Peter 1:21; II timothy 3:16

Messengers through whom God attempted to correct His people. II Kings 17:13; II Chronicles 36:14-16; Nehemiah 9:26,30

Prophet can be female. Exodus 15:20; II Chronicles 34:22; Luke 2:36-38; Acts 2:17; 21:9

Prophets can have the vision or he may interpret the vision or dream. Genesis 37:5-11; 40:1-23; 41:1-45; Daniel 2-4,7-12

Prophets give council and judgment for the here and now as well as prophesy for the future. II Kings 1 & Daniel 7-12


Prophets for the Lord:

Aaron. Exodus 7:1

Abraham. Genesis 20:1-7

Adam. PP 67

Agabus. Acts 21:10-11

Ahijah the Shilonite. II Chronicles 9:29

Anna. Luke 2:36

Asaph the seer. II Chronicles 29:30

Azur the prophet. Jeremiah 28:1

Balaam. Numbers 22-24

Barnabas. Acts 13:1

Deborah. Judges 4:4

Eldad. Numbers 11:27

Eliezer the son of Dodevah. II Chronicles 20:37

Elijah. I Kings 18:22

Elishah. I Kings 19:16

Elizabeth. Luke 1:40-45

Enoch. Jude 14; PP 85

Gad King David's seer. I Samuel 22:5

Hanani the seer. II Chronicles 16:7-10

Huldah the prophetess - the wife of Shallum. II Kings 22:8-20; II         Chronicles 34:19-28

Iddo the seer. II Chronicles 9:29

Isaiah's wife. Isaiah 8:3

Jacob. Genesis 49:1, 2-27; PP 235

Jahaziel the son of Zechariah. II Chronicles 20:14-19

Jehu the son of Hanani the seer. II Chronicles 19:1-4

Jesus. Matthew 21:11

John the Baptist. Matthew 11:7-11; Luke 7:26-28

Joseph. Genesis 37:1-11; 50:24-25

King Saul. I Samuel 10:9-13

Lucius of Cyrene. Acts 13:1

Manaen. Acts 13:1

Man of God sent to Amaziah. II Chronicles 25:7-10

Medad. Numbers 11:27

Micaiah the son of Imlah. I Kings 22:1-40; II Chronicles 18

Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. Exodus 15:20

Moses. Numbers 12:6-8; Deuteronomy 18:15

Moses wished that all God's people were prophets. Numbers 11:29

Nathan the prophet for King David

Noadiah the prophetess. Nehemiah 6:14

Oded. II Chronicles 28:8-15

Old prophet in Bethel. I Kings 13:11-32

Phillip's daughters. Acts 21:9

Prophets named who wrote Scripture - such as Paul, Isaiah, etc.

Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam. II Chronicles 12:5-9

Simeon. Luke 2:25-35

Simeon/Niger. Acts 13:1

Sons of Heman. I Chronicles 25:4-6

Sons of Jeduthun. I Chronicles 25:3

That Prophet. Jesus. Deuteronomy 18:15

Unknown prophet sent to Ahab. I Kings 20:13,22,35-43

Unknown prophet sent to Israel. Judges 6:8

Unknown prophet sent to Jereboam. I Kings 13:1-32; II Kings 23:15-18

Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17-18

Zadok the priest. II Samuel 15:27

Zechariah the son of Jehoiada. II Chronicles 24:20-22

70 elders. Numbers 11:25


Prophet – “To meet this growing evil, God provided other agencies as an aid to parents in the work of education. From the earliest times, prophets had been recognized at teachers divinely appointed. In the highest sense the prophet was one who spoke by direct inspiration, communicating to the people the messages he had received from God. But the name was given also to those who, though not so directly inspired, were divinely called to instruct the people in the works and ways of God. For the training of such a class of teachers, Samuel, by the Lord’s direction, established the schools of the prophets.” ED 46


Prophet – false –

          Bring in heresies (false doctrines). II Peter 2:1

Come looking like apostles and angels of light but talk deceit. II Corinthians 11:13-15

Come with abilities to do signs and wonders and turn people from the truth. II Thessalonians 2:8-12; Revelation 13:13-14; 16:14

          Discussion of false prophets. II Peter 2:1-22; Jude 4-19; Ezekiel 13

Do not believe that Jesus came in human flesh. I John 4:3

Do not believe that Jesus is the Christ (the anointed one). I John 2:22

Encourage disobedience to God. I Kings 22:1-14; Jeremiah 27-28

If predictions come true will try to turn you away from God. Deuteronomy 13:1-5

Look like lambs but speak like dragons. Revelation 13:11; Matthew 7:15

Promote human fables and traditions which turns people from the truth. Titus 1:14; Mark 7:7,13; II Timothy 4:3-4

You will know them by their fruit. Matthew 7:15-20


Prophets - false - examples:

Ahab son of Kolaiah. Jeremiah 29:21

Balaam. Numbers 31:8-16; Deuteronomy 23:4-5; Joshua 13:22; Nehemiah 13:2; II Peter 2:15-16; Jude 11

Barjesus. Acts 13:5-12

Caiphas. John 11:49-52

Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet. Jeremiah 28:1-17

Jezebel. Revelation 2:20; Witchcrafts. II Kings9:22  

Shemiah the Nehelamite. Jeremiah 29:24,30-32

Zedekiah son of Maaseiah. Jeremiah 29:21


Prophet – school of – “Further provision was made for the instruction of the young, by the establishment of the schools of the prophets. If a youth desired to search deeper into the truths of the word of God and to seek wisdom from above, that he might become a teacher in Israel, these schools were open to him. The schools of the prophets were founded by Samuel to serve as a barrier against the widespread corruption, to provide for the moral and spiritual welfare of the youth, and to promote the future prosperity of the nation by furnishing it with men qualified to act in the fear of God as leaders and counselors. In the accomplishment of this object Samuel gathered companies of young men who were pious, intelligent, and studious. These were called the sons of the prophets. As they communed with God and studied His word and His works, wisdom from above was added to their natural endowments. The instructors were men not only well-versed in divine truth, but those who had themselves enjoyed communion with God and had received the special endowment of His Spirit. They enjoyed the respect and confidence of the people, both for learning and piety.” PP 593