Spiritual Dictionary Section S-1

Samuel – “Asked of God.” PP 570


Sanctification- “…is a state of holiness, without and within, being holy and without reserve the Lord’s not in form, but in truth.” OHC 214


Sanctification- “…is not the work of a moment, or a day. It is a continual growth in grace.” 1T 340


Sanctification- “…is the measure of our completeness. The moment we surrender ourselves to God, believing in Him, we have His righteousness.” R&H July 25, 1899


Sanctification- “…means the culture and training of every capability for the Lord’ service.” I SM 33


Sanctification- “Sanctification means habitual communion with God.” 7BC 908


Sanctification- “True sanctification means perfect love, perfect obedience, perfect conformity to the will of God.” AA 565


Sanctification- “What is sanctification? It is to give oneself wholly and without reserve – soul, body and spirit – to God; to deal justly; t love mercy, and to walk humbly with god without regard to self or self interest; to be heavenly – minded, pure, unselfish, holy and without spot or stain.” OHC 212


Sanctification- Bible- “The followers of Christ are to become like Him – by the grace of god to form characters in harmony with the principle of His holy law. This is Bible sanctification.” GC 469


Sanctification- sign of- “Obedience to all the commandments of god is the only true sign of sanctification.” 7BC 908


Sanctify- “…set apart for holy use.” DA 281


Sanctuary – The body of Jesus. John 1:14; Hebrews 10:5

The dwelling place of God in heaven. Hebrews 8:1-2

The dwelling place of God in Israel. Exodus 25:8-9

The dwelling place of the Holy Spirit in the heart.            Galatians 2:20; I Corinthians 6:19-20

The dwelling place of the Holy Spirit – the church. I Corinthians 3:16-17; I Peter 2:1-9

The place of God’s throne. Jeremiah 17:12

 The Sanctuary is also called the Tabernacle


Sanctuary – components of –

Acted out parable, or figure. Hebrews 9:8-9

Anointing oil. Exodus 31:22-33

Altar of burnt offerings. Exodus 27:1-8

Altar of incense. Exodus 30:1-10

Ark of the covenant. Exodus 25:10-22

Boards and sockets. Exodus 36:20-38

Breastplate. Exodus 28:15-29

Candlestick. Exodus 25:31-40

Court of the tabernacle. Exodus 27:9-21

Curtains. Exodus 26:1-37

Daily sacrifice. Exodus 29:38-42

Dedication of the priests. Exodus 29 & Leviticus 8

Ephod. Exodus 28:6-8

Incense. Exodus 30:34-38

Laver. Exodus 30:17-21. Also called the sea. I Kings 7:23-39

Made according to God’s plan. Exodus 25:9; Hebrew 8:2,5; I Chronicles 28:12,19

Mitre and Holy Plate. Exodus 28:36-38

Priestly garments. Exodus 28:1-5

Robe of the ephod. Exodus 28:31-35

Shoulder stones. Exodus 28:9-14

Table of shewbread. Exodus 25:23-30

Urim and Thummim. Exodus 28:30; Revelation 11:3-4


Yearly service. Leviticus 16

The sanctuary service is one of the largest concepts presented in the Scriptures. It is an outline, parable, or figure, to explain how God conducts the plan of redemption. It also is to give us ideas of how Jesus was to live out His life in the human tabernacle, as well as to how we are to live our lives. For further information see Exodus 35-40; Leviticus; Numbers 1-10; I Kings 5-9; I Chronicles 23-II Chronicles 7; Ezekiel 40-48; Hebrews and Revelation.


Sanhedrin - "…Though he (John the Baptist) had not deferred to them, the Sanhedrin accounted that, as a public teacher, he was under their jurisdiction.

This body was made up of members chosen from the priesthood, and from the chief rulers and teachers of the nation. The high priest was usually the president. All its members were to be men advanced in years, though not aged; men of learning, not only versed in Jewish religion and history, but in general knowledge. They were to be without physical blemish, and must be married men, and fathers, as being more likely than others to be humane and considerate. Their place of meeting was an apartment connected with the temple at Jerusalem. In the days of Jewish independence the Sanhedrin was the supreme court of the nation, possessing secular as well as ecclesiastical authority. Though now subordinated by the roman governors, it still exercised a strong influence in civil as well as religious matters." DA 133


Sarah – “Princess.”  PP 138


Satan – Satan is that fallen angel that has chosen to be the adversary to both Christ and to His people. The Bible has many pieces of information to share about Satan and the following is a brief collection of this data to study and meditate upon.

Satan was once an angel in heaven.  Revelation 12:7

Satan’s name before he fell was Lucifer, meaning  day or morning star.  Isaiah 14:12

The Bible declares that Lucifer was full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, and perfect in all his ways. Ezekiel 28:12,15

Lucifer walked in Eden-the garden of God, was covered with every precious stone, apparently had  wondrous musical skills,  was upon the holy mountain of God, and walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:13-14.

Lucifer was one of the two anointed cherubs that cover the throne of God. Ezekiel 28:14; Exodus 25:10-22

Lucifer was not the archangel-the head angel- that was Michael. Jude 9. See Michael

For no reason Lucifer eventually became self-indulgent regarding his beauty and brightness until iniquity was found in him. He even went so far as to indulge the idea that he could take God’s place on the throne of the universe.  Ezekiel 28:15-18; Isaiah 14:13-14

When his probationary time was done God chose to cast him down out of heaven to earth. Isaiah 14:12; Ezekiel 28:16; Revelation 12:4,7-9; PP 39; DA 322-323; GC 495-496

From the time that Lucifer began to indulge his vanity until he was cast out he apparently fomented lies and error to his fellow angels till by his false statements he had taken one third of the angels and caused them to sin with him. He became the father of lies and a murderer. Revelation 12:4 (Isaiah 9:15); II Peter 2:4; Jude 6; John 8:44

Michael was assigned the responsibility of removing Lucifer, although his name had been changed from son of the morning to Satan the adversary. Other names assigned to Satan are Dragon, Devil, and Beelzebub the prince of the devils. Revelation 12:7-9; Matthew 12:24.

Michael prevailed in the war in heaven and cast Satan, the accuser of the brethren, down to the earth. Revelation 12:10

Satan then deceived Eve and then Adam, (Isaiah 9:15; Revelation 12:4) and took over Adam’s dominion on the earth and became lord of this earth. Genesis 3:1-7,15; John 12:31; I Corinthians 2:8

Satan, with his angels (devils and spirits – See devils) were able to influence people through false theories about God, false standards and false traditions. DA 671. He had gained control over all the earth through his lies and through idol worship. The only place on the planet not totally devoted to error was Israel. Through this feeble church Jesus worked to display Himself through His people and eventually through His own life on earth in order to give man the opportunity to see truth. Through His gift of enmity – the ability to contest the commands of the lord of the earth, the plan of salvation– Genesis 3:15, gave people the opportunity to choose again and through the power of His death, offered at Eden Revelation 13:8, and the gift of the Holy Spirit He empowered any and everybody to be able to live a life acceptable to Him.

Satan, as the god of this world, (II Corinthians 4:4; John 12:31) was able to go to heaven to represent this earth and to accuse the brethren. Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Revelation 12:10; Zechariah 3:1

Satan continued to accuse the brethren until Jesus won back the dominion of this world by His death on Calvary. Jesus, as the stronger man, defeated Satan and redeemed His people. John 12:31-33; Hebrews 2:14; II Peter 2:19; Matthew 12:28-30; Ephesians 4:8

Satan, although a defeated foe, still has power to tempt and seduce God's people. He is likened to a roaring lion. Acts 5:3; I Corinthians 7:7; II Corinthians 2:11; I Thessalonians 2:18; I Timothy 5:15; I Peter 5:8

Satan has many powerful displays of evil left and we must be prepared for them and for his church. II Corinthians 11:14; II Thessalonians 2:1-12; Revelation 13:1-18; 16:13-14; Revelation 2:9; 3:9; 2:13

Jesus empowers us, trains us with armor, and gives us the ability to bruise him under our feet as He did. Matthew 10:1; Luke 10:1-20; Luke 22:31; Acts 26:15-18; Ephesians 6:10-17; Romans 16:20; Genesis 3:15

When all the issues have been solved Jesus will return to earth and gather His children. When the wicked are slain, and the righteous taken to heaven, Satan is bound to earth with no one to tempt. He must remain on earth while it is desolate until the second resurrection when he has someone to tempt and continues the great controversy. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 2:8; Zechariah 14:12-13; Revelation 16:16-21; 6:15-17; 19:11-21

After the thousand years is past the wicked are resurrected to face judgment. Satan gathers them to attack the New Jerusalem that has come down to the earth. After judgment all the wicked are destroyed including Satan and they are all consumed and become ashes. Sin and Satan are no more and rebellion will never rise again.  Revelation 20:1-15; Ezekiel 28:18-19; Malachi 4:1-3; Nahum 1:9


Satan – “Fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them-burn them up root and branch. Satan is the root, and his children are the branches.” EW 52


Satan - "Thus it was that Lucifer, "the light-bearer," the sharer of God's glory, the attendant of His throne, by transgression became Satan, "the adversary" of God and holy beings, and the destroyer of those whom Heaven had committed to his guidance and guardianship." PP 40


Scapegoat – process of – “Now the event takes place foreshadowed in the last solemn service of the Day of Atonement. When the ministration in the holy of holies had been completed, and the sins of Israel had been removed from the sanctuary by virtue of the blood of the sin offering, then the scapegoat was presented alive before the Lord; and in the presence of the congregation the high priest confessed over him “all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat.” Leviticus 16:21.  In like manner, when the work of atonement in the heavenly sanctuary has been completed, then in the presence of God and heavenly angels and the hosts of the redeemed the sins of God’s people will be placed upon Satan; he will be declared guilty of all the evil which he has caused them to commit. And as the scapegoat was sent away into a land not inhabited, so Satan will be banished to the desolate earth, an uninhabited and dreary wilderness.” GC 658


School – of prophets – See Prophets –School of


Schoolmaster – “The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by Jesus.” (Galatians 3:24). In this scripture the Holy spirit through the apostle is speaking especially of the moral law. The law reveals sin to us, and causes us to feel our need of Christ and to flee unto Him for pardon and peace by exercising repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” I SM 234


Schoolmaster – “I am asked concerning the law in Galatians. What law is the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ? I answer: Both the ceremonial and the moral code of ten commandments.” I SM 233


Science- Divine- “…is the demonstration of the Spirit of god, inspiring implicit faith in Him.” OHC 364


Science – false – “…Too often the minds of students are occupied with men’s theories and speculations, falsely called science and philosophy…” COL 25


Science- true- “…is but an interpretation of the handwriting of God in the material world.” PP 599


Scorpions - "And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briars and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions; be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house." Ezekiel 2:1-6


Sea – Solomon’s laver. I Kings 7:23; II Chronicles 4:2

          Peoples. Revelation 13:1 & 17:1,15

          Wicked. Isaiah 57:20

Glass. Revelation 4:6; 15:1-2. Position of faith by the righteous. See EW 54-56, 16-17.


Seal – A confirmation sign by a ruler or king to be attached to an object to show that the official has ordered an event. Confirmed position of acceptance of truth or error. Most often is revelaed through the Word of God empowered and confirmed through the Holy Spirit. This seal is revealed by participation in, or acceptance of, the mark or seal used by God or Satan. Spiritual Examples of this would be obedience to God’s requirements or obedience to Satan’s worship or participating in his abominations. CO

Officials affixing a seal to confirm the authority of a document. I Kings 21:8; Esther 8:8-10; Jeremiah 32:44; 32:9,15; Daniel 6:17; Matthew 27:66; Revelation 20:3

The seed of Israel seal a covenant with God. Nehemiah 9:1,38-11:2

God's people sealed through the Word of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 8:16; John 3:27-33; 6:26-29; Ephesians 1:13; II Corinthians 1:19-22

Prophecy sealed through divine fiat, or through rebellion. Daniel 9:24; 12:4,9; Isaiah 29:9-12

Abrahams seal of circumcision. Romans 4:1-25 esp. v. 11

Paul's converts are the seal of his apostleship in the Lord. I   Corinthians 9:2

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed. Ephesians 4:30. See Psalms 78:17-42 & Mark 3:5 for a discussion of how you grieve the Holy Spirit.

The book of Daniel to be unsealed in Revelation 5:1,5,9; 6:1. TM 115; II SM 114-115

The seven seals. Revelation 6:2-17; 8:1

The seal of the living God in the forehead. Revelation 7:2-4

Locusts commaned not to hurt anybody except those who did not have the seal of God in their foreheads. Revelation 9:4