Spiritual Dictionary Section S-6

Sun- “The sun is a symbol of the Christian life.” OHC 296


Sun scorched – Parable of the sower and the seed regarding stoney ground hearers – “Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away:” Matthew 13:5-7. “But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it: yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.” Matthew 13:20-21. See also Revelation 16:8-9


Swallow - To nullify or destroy an individual, a nation, or a philosophy. CO

Wise woman asks Joab if he plans to swallow up or destroy this city, and Joab tells her the price for protection - the head of Sheba. II Samuel 20:16-22

David's enemies want to swallow him up, to fight him or to destroy him. Psalms 56:1-2

Swallow can mean to sink, to overflow, to be taken to the grave. Psalms 69:14-15

Sinners swallow up the innocent like the grave. Proverbs 1:10-12

God will swallow up death in victory. Isaiah 25:7-8; I Corinthians 15:54

Aaron's rod swallows up the magicians rods. Exodus 7:8-12

God swallows up, drowns, dashed in pieces, covered with the sea, and destroys the Egyptian army. Exodus 15:1-12

Ephraim is swallowed up by wine. Isaiah 28:1-7

Nebuchadnezzar devoured, crushed, made like an empty vessel, and swallowed Israel like a dragon, therefore God will dry up her sea. Jeremiah 51:34-36

God will punish Babylon and bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed. Jeremiah 51:44

God swallowed up Israel by letting her be taken to Babylon.  Lamentations 2:1-15


Examples of swallowing:

The Bibles prime example of getting swallowed up was the story of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. Numbers 16-17; Numbers 26:9-10; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalms 106:17. Satan was using them and was attempting to flood Israel with their errors. God dealt with their rebellion and used their experience to be a type of how He would deal with the errors/rebellion of the Papacy. Revelation 12:15-16. The following outline of the errors of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram show the similarity of the errors of the Papacy. Korahs errors were as follows:

1. Moses could not be trusted and he, Korah would lead.            

2. The people were innocent of wrong doing and were holy.          

3. The priesthood, and therefore the Sanctuary service,  should be Korah's, and under his control.                 


The Papal errors are similar in nature:

1. Jesus has sent the Pople to lead the church. Daniel 8:11

2. The church is holy while refusing to comply with God's    revealed will in the Bible. Daniel 7:25

3. The Pope is the high priest of the sanctuary on earth and  one does not need to go to Jesus in the sanctuary in heaven.  Therefore the daily, and the yearly ministries of Jesus are   interrupted. Daniel 8:9-12

4. The Pope is God. II Thessalonians 2:4


To counter this flood of error God chose to deliver His people by a supernatural display. He allowed the earth to swallow up Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. He cleansed the camp by swallowing up the leaders, or fountains of error, by sending fire to clean up/swallow up, the next group (Numbers 16:35); and by plague to cleanse the people (Numbers 16:44-50). God will do this same thing in the end, to the Papal coalition, in Revelation 12-18

          See Dry Up, and Flood.


Dry up – To defeat a nation who is physically – militarily attacking or who is sending out spiritual influences to change a nation’s beliefs. II Kings 19:20,24; Isaiah 27:21,25; Ezekiel 29:1-12; Revelation 16:12; Psalms 74:15; Jeremiah 50:38 & 51:36; Exodus 15:8,19; Joshua 4:23. CO.


Sihon king of the Amorites. Numbers 21:21-24

Og king of Bashan. Numbers 21:33-35

Balak king of Moab and Midian. Numbers 22-25; 31:1-20

See Overflowing or Flooding.


Swine - An unclean animal and anything attached to it, physically or spiritually, is an abomination. CO

Parable of the prodigal son who desires to eat swine’s food. Luke 15:11-32. See Wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Rebellious Israel's worship is symbolized by their use of swine as a food item and as an example of their abominations in their worship. A symbol of false worship. Isaiah 65:1-7; 66:3,17

Story of herd of swine that Satan runs into the sea to turn the owners away from Jesus. Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke    8:26-40

Swine equated with people who are devoid of spirituality. Matthew 7:6; Proverbs 11:22; DA 730

Swine is unclean as a food item - don't eat it or touch it. Leviticus 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:8


Sword – A man who bears false witness. Proverbs 25:18

               Babylon. Ezekiel 21

               The word of God. Ephesians 6:17 & Hebrews 4:12


Sword - "In His hand are seven stars, and out of His mouth issues a sharp two edged sword, an emblem of the power of His word." AA 582


Sword - "It was the mission of Jesus to reconcile men to God, and thus to one another. But the world at large are under the control of Satan, Christ's bitterest foe. The gospel presents to them principles of life which are wholly at variance with their habits and desires, and they rise in rebellion against it. They hate the purity, which revels and condemns their sins, and they persecute and destroy those who would urge upon them its just and holy claims. It is in this sense -- because the exalted truths it brings occasion hatred and strife -- that the gospel is called a sword." GC 47.


Synagogue of Satan – Counterfeit system of worship established by Satan to confuse those seeking to have a relationship with Jesus.  The name is given in Revelation 2:9 & 3:9. Both times the name is used in the context of those claiming to be Jews and are not.  A NT Jew is a Christian – See Israel – How changed from literal to spiritual Israel. This counterfeit system of Satan has been in existence from the time of Cain and runs through time to the end and is most clearly manifested in the Papacy in its end time manifestation in the man of sin/little horn/king of the north/beast/Mystery Babylon. The following is a list of some of these manifestations that lead us to a clear awareness of this last day manifestation. CO

Adam and Eve’s rebellion against the law of God. Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3

Adam and Eve are expelled from Eden. Genesis 3:22-24

Cain’s opposition to the instructions of Jesus regarding the sacrificial system and eventual murder of the true worshipper of God. Jesus marked Cain for his rebellion. Genesis 4:1-15

Rebellion of mankind against God. God sends Noah to warn of coming destruction and the need of repentance. If not then a flood of awareness and water will come upon mankind and God will start again regarding His plan of redemption. Genesis 6

God reveals Himself through the flood and establishes a boundary upon sin. CO

Nimrod establishes a city and a worship system that runs counter to the plans of God for the salvation of mankind. Genesis 10:8-12; 11:1-15

God calls Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees where they served other Gods. This calling out is a type of God calling His people out of false worship. Joshua 24:2-3; Genesis 12

Egyptian system of idolatry is contrasted with God. Exodus 5-12

God reveals Himself through the plagues and sends the gospel out to all the world and saves as many as choose Him. Joshua 2:9-11; I Samuel 6:1-6; Exodus 9:20; 12:38

Worshipping the golden calf. Exodus 32; Psalms 106:19-23

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram develop an alternative worship system. Numbers 16

The worship of Baalpeor. Numbers 25; Psalms 106:28-31

Israel joins in with the worship of the Canaanite idols. Psalms 106:34-39

Israel rejects Jesus and wants a king like the world. I Samuel 8

Solomon develops a false system of worship inside of Israel by introducing temples to the various gods of his heathen wives. God takes 10 of the tribes away from Solomon and gives them to Jereboam the son of Nebat. Jereboam introduces a counterfeit system of worship, a false system of annual sabbaths, and a priesthood of common men. I Kings 10:14-11:40; 12:25-33; 13:33-34

Ahab joins Israel to Baal. I Kings 17:29-34

Israel is committed to idolatry and Jesus sends Assyria to destroy them. II Kings 16-17

Judah practices idolatry and follows in the footsteps of Israel. Ezekiel 8,16; Jeremiah, II Chronicles 36

Judah is taken into captivity for 70 years to punish them for their rebellion. Daniel 1:1-2; 9:1-2

Even in the midst of the Babylonians captivity the gospel goes out and even Nebuchadnezzar is saved. Daniel shares that the Lord is in control of all things. Daniel 3 and 4 especially 4:34-37

After returning from Babylon Israel develops her own system of worship that eventually brings them to reject Messiah – The Abomination of Desolation. Matthew 23. John 19:1-15

People in the NT church are starting the move toward evil while Paul and Peter are yet living. Acts 15;20:28-30; II Thessalonians 2:3-8; I John 4:3; Philippians 3:17-19; II Peter 2

Prophecy conveys that there is a period of darkness when the synagogue of satan will fight against the people of God from 538 AD to 1798 AD. Daniel 7,8,11,12; Revelation 11

The synagogue of satan eventually develops into the union of church and state described in Revelation 13,16,17, 18

Even during this time the gospel is still going out to all the world and God is calling His people out before the final destruction. Revelation 14:1-12 and 18:1-5

God eventually destroys this confederacy against Him. Revelation 19; 6:14-17; II Thessalonians 2:8.

See Church, of Satan