Spiritual Dictionary Section W

Walk in the Light- "…means t resolve to exercise thought, to exert will-power in an earnest endeavor to represent Christ in sweetness of character. It means t put away all gloom….to walk uprightly, to walk in the way of the Lord, to walk by faith, to walk in the Spirit, to walk in the truth, to walk in love, to walk in the newness of life. It is perfecting holiness in the fear of God." Ms 92, 1902


Walk with God- How Enoch walked- "It was through constant conflict and simple faith that Enoch walked with God." 3T 543


Walking in the light- "…is to keep moving onward in the direction of light." 1SM 131


Walking in the light- "…means moving onward, exerting ourselves, exercising our ability, being actively engaged." 3T 436


Wall - "They are repairers of a breach that has been made in God's law - the wall that He has placed around His chosen ones for their protection, and obedience to whose precepts of justice, truth, and purity is to be their perpetual safeguard." PK 678


Wall - "The Lord has given His holy commandments to be a wall of protection around His created beings, and those who will keep themselves from the defilement of appetite and passion may become partakers of the divine nature." 1 BC 1105


Wall – of partition – “The opinion is held by many that God placed a separating wall between the Hebrews and the outside world; that His care and love, withdrawn to a great extent from the rest of mankind, were centered upon Israel. But God did not design that His people should build up a wall of partition between themselves and their fellow men. The heart of Infinite Love was reaching out toward all the inhabitants of the earth. Though they had rejected Him, He was constantly seeking to reveal Himself to them and make them partakers of His love and grace. His blessing was granted to the chosen people, that they might bless others….God called Israel, and blessed and exalted them, not that by obedience to His law they alone might receive His favor and become the exclusive recipients of his blessings, but in order to reveal Himself through them to all the inhabitants of the earth. It was for the accomplishment of this very purpose that He commanded them to keep themselves distinct from the idolatrous nations around them….They must keep themselves free from its spirit, because it is opposed to truth and righteousness. But God did not intend that His people, in self-righteous exclusiveness, should shut themselves away from the world, so that they could have no influence upon it.

Like their Master, the followers of Christ in every age were to be the light of the world.” PP 368-369


Wall - separating - "I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God's dear, waiting saints." EW 33


Wash – A word describing the process of removing something. Some concepts of ceremonial washing. Washing is to remove dirt or contamination.  CO

Ceremonial washings:

Contact with the dead carcasses of dead clean or unclean animals required washing. Leviticus 11:25-28,40

Various washings for Leprosy. Leviticus 13-14

The emission of any body fluids required washing. Leviticus 15

If you eat anything that died of itself you were required to wash. Leviticus 17:15-16

If someone touched an unclean thing he/she must wash before eating a holy thing. Leviticus 22:1-9

Various washings involved in the Red Heifer ceremony. Numbers 19. See Red, Heifer.

Solomon makes 10 lavers for the washing of the priests. II
Chronicles 4:6

Pharisees confront Jesus regarding the lack of ceremonial washings of His disciples. Matthew 15:1-20

Sacrifices required washing. Leviticus 1:3-9

Contact with the sin offering required washing. Leviticus 6:27


Day of Atonement Washing:

Shall burn the bullock with fire and the person who takes these things outside of the camp to burn them must wash his clothing and body. Leviticus 16:27-28.

The High Priest is to change His clothing and wash after putting the sins on the Scapegoat. Leviticus 16:23-24

The High Priest was required to wash before putting on the Holy Garments. Leviticus 16:4

The High Priest will have cleansed/made atonement the people on the Day of Atonement. Leviticus 16:30-33; Daniel 8:14

The individual who leads the Scapegoat into the wilderness to wash after returning. Leviticus 16:26


General Washings for Cleansing:

David washes and changes his clothing after the death of the child of his fornication. II Samuel 12:14-20

If you find a dead person you must alert the elders of the nearest city and wash their hands over a beheaded heifer to signify their innocence. Deuteronomy 21:1-9

Israel was to wash their clothes to prepare to meet with God. Exodus 19:10

Mephibosheth did not wash until David came back from exile. II Samuel 19:24

Must wash after war. Numbers 31

Ruth to wash before laying at the feet of Boaz. Ruth 3

Washing was a part of the dedication process of the priests. Exodus 29:1-20; Exodus 40:9-16; Numbers 8:5-7


Washing as a Symbol of Spiritual Cleansing:

David wants to be washed from his iniquity. Psalms 51:2,7

David will wash his hands in innocency. Psalms 26:6

Elisha instructs Naaman to wash in the Jordan River 7 times to be clean from leprosy.  II Kings 5:18-14

God appeals to Jerusalem to wash herself from iniquity. This functionally means that Israel will need to come to Jesus for cleansing. Jeremiah 4:14

God will wash His people from their sins. Ezekiel 36:25

Jesus cleansing the church by the washing of water by the word. Ephesians 5:25-27

Jesus puts mud on the eyes of a man and then tells him to go and wash and be clean. John 9:1-11

Jesus saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Titus 3:5

Jesus washes us from sin in His blood. Revelation 1:5; 7:14

Job washed his steps in butter when God was blessing him. Job 29:1-6

Judgment and burning cleanse Zion. Isaiah 4:4; 5:24

Paul baptized to wash away his sins. Acts 22:12-14

Righteous are washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. I Corinthians 6:11

The Jailor washes the wounds of Paul and Silas as a fruit of his conversion. Acts 16:33

The saints overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11

Washing is a general term for cleansing from sin. Isaiah 1:16-18

You can try to cleanse yourself  but it is not effective unless you come to Jesus for Him to cleanse you. Jeremiah 2:22


Washing as a part of Evil:

A generation who are pure in their own site because they have not been washed from their iniquity. Proverbs 30:12

David concerned that he had washed himself in vain when he saw what he thought was the wicked prospering. Psalms 73:1-17

Israel washed herself to commit adultery with the world. Ezekiel 23:36-40

Pilate attempts to wash his hands of Jesus blood. Matthew 27:24


Washing feet:

Abigail willing to wash the feet of the servants of David. I Samuel 25:40-42

Abraham washes the feet of Jesus and His angels. Genesis 18:4

Bronze laver to wash the priests feet when they went into the Holy Place or to minister at the altar. If they did not wash their feet they would die. Exodus 30:17-21; 40:30-33

In Gibeah the old man makes water available for the Levite to wash his feet. Judges 19:21

Jesus washes the feet of the disciples. John 13:5-14

Joseph provides water to wash the feet of his brothers. Genesis 43:24

Lot encourages the angels to come to his house and he will wash their feet and care for them. Genesis 19:2

Mary washes the feet of Jesus. Luke 7:37-50

Washing feet was a part of the general hospitality of Bible times. Genesis 24:29-32

Widows are good saints and worthy of church assistance of they have been stable and willing to wash the feet of the saints. I Timothy 5:9-10


Wash robes - (in the blood of the Lamb Rev. 7:14)-  “The provision has been made for us to wash. The fountain has been prepared at infinite expense, and the burden of washing rests upon us, who are imperfect before God. The Lord does not propose to remove these spots of defilement without our doing everything on our part. We must wash our robes in the blood of the Lamb. We may lay hold of the merits of the blood of Christ by faith, and through His grace and power we may have strength to overcome our errors, our sins, our imperfections of character, and come off victorious, having washed our robes in the blood of the Lamb.” 3T 183


Water – A term describing many issues in Scripture but usually describing people, truths, power, and conflict. CO


Compared to evil or error:

Man drinks iniquity like water. Job 15:16

The evil doer is swift like water. Job 24:18-19

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is like a      troubled fountain. Proverbs 25:26

Many waters cannot quench love. Song of Solomon 8:7

Israel's wine is mixed with water (truth is watered down with error as Israel became a harlot) Isaiah 1:22

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods       drown it. Song of Solomon 8:7

Since Israel rejects the waters of Shilo God will send the      strong waters of Assyria. Isaiah 8:5-8

Israel wants to drink the water of Egypt and Assyria.           Jeremiah 2:18

Jerusalem casts out error like a fountain of water. Jeremiah 6:6-8

Earth swallows up the error of Korah. Numbers 16:1-34

Earth swallows up the error of the dragon. Revelation        12:15-16

A great star - Wormwood - falls on the fountains of earth and make them bitter and many die from it. Revelation 8:10-11


Compared to truth:

God's word is like water. Psalms 147:18-19

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water. Proverbs     20:5; 18:4

Good news is like a cup of cold water. Proverbs 25:25

God is my salvation therefore you shall draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah `12:1-3

The earth will be full of the knowledge of God as the waters  cover the sea. Isaiah 11:9

Water comes from the Sanctuary - truth, the Holy Spirit,      support, and provisions. Ezekiel 47:1-19

God will send a famine, not of water but of the Words of    God. Amos 8:11-12

Water is like judgment and righteousness. Amos 5:24

The earth will be filled with the knowledge of God like the    waters cover the sea. Habbakuk 2:14

Jesus compares Himself to water. John 4:1-30; 5:1-18; 7:37- 39

Waters run out of the throne of God. Revelation 22:1; 21:6;  22:17; 7:17

Jesus’ voice as many waters. Revelation 1:15; 14:2; 19:6



Cast your bread on many waters will reap a havest.      Ecclesiastes 11:1

Paul plants, Apollos waters, but God gives the increase. I      Corinthians 3:6-7


Food for the righteous:

Manna and water for Israel. Exodus 16

Pulse and water for Daniel and friends. Daniel 1:12

Bread and water will be sure for the righteous. Isaiah   33:16


God in charge of the waters:

God withholds and sends the waters. Job 12:15

God has set bounds on the waters. Job 26:10

God turns their water into blood and slew their fish. In contrast to providing bread and water. Psalms 105:29; Revelation 16:4-6; Exodus 7:14-25

God was before the waters. Psalms 8:24

God can turn the hearts of kings as the rivers of waters.     Proverbs 21:1

God is in charge of the rain waters. Jeremiah 10:13; Amos   5:8; 9:6

God is in charge of the stormy waters. Jonah 1:1-16; Luke   8:22-25

Jesus enables Peter to walk on water. Matthew 14:28-29

God deserves worship because He is the Creator of waters.   Revelation 14:7; Exodus 20:8-11


Significant events at wells of water:

Abraham and Abimilech. Genesis 21:22-33

Abraham's servant finds a wife for Isaac. Genesis 24

Isaac and Abimilech. Genesis 26

Jacob rescues Rachel and the shepherds. Genesis29:1-10

Joseph's brothers cast him into a pit w/o water. Genesis 37:23-28

Moses delivers Jethro's daughters. Exodus 2:15-21

God grants Samuel and Israel deliverance. I Samuel 7:3-14  David's men show their love for David. II Samuel 23:13-17

Jesus ministers to the Samaritans at Jacob's well. John 4


Symbol of abundance and in right relationship with God:

Balaam's prophecy of Israel. Numbers 24:5-7

Abundance of blessings in Canaan. Deuteronomy 8:7;          11:10-17

God comes down like rain and as the showers. Psalms 72:6

God will bless with water and His Spirit. Isaiah 44:3

When God's people come to Him in repentance He will cause them to walk by the rivers of water. Jeremiah31:9

In that day Israel will be filled with new wine, milk, and their rivers will flow with waters and their fountains will flow. Joel 3:18

John the Baptist baptized with water but Jesus with the    Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:11,16; Mark 1:8,10; Luke 3:16;         John 1:26-33


Symbol of being blessed:

A righteous man is like a tree beside rivers of waters. Psalms 1:3

Bless your enemy with bread and water. Proverbs 27:19

God will make sure that your bread and water are sure. Isaiah 33:16


Symbol of cleansing:

Sacrifices to be washed in water. Leviticus 1:9

Priests to be washed with water. Exodus 29:1; Leviticus 8:6

Numbers 8:5-7; John 13:1-17

Priests to wash with water when in the sanctuary. Exodus 30:18-21

Used to wash unclean items. Numbers 19; Leviticus 6:28

Naaman must accept his uncleaness and wash in the waters. II Kings 5:1-15

Jesus washes away iniquity like water. Ezekiel 16:4-9

Jesus sprinkles us with water to cleanse us from sin. Ezekiel 36:25

Jesus washes His disciples to prepare them for their priestly  duties. John 13:1-17

Phillip baptizes the eunuch. Acts 8:26-39 See Baptism

Jesus washes the church through the water of the Word of God to present it without spot or wrinkle. Ephesians 5:25-27

Our hearts must be washed with pure water. Hebrews      10:22; Ephesians 5:26


Symbol of destruction or judgment:

God cast Egypt into the water(Red Sea) like a stone.      Nehemiah 9:11

God will cast Babylon (literal and spiritual) into the water   like a great stone. Jeremiah 51:63; Revelation 18:21

The Lord will give bread of adversity and the water of         affliction. Isaiah 30:20; Jeremiah 8:14

God will pour out His wrath on them like water. Hosea       5:10 

God will send famine, not of water but of the Words of the  Lord. Amos 8:11-12


Symbol of mourning:

Rivers of waters run down my eyes because they keep not    thy law. Psalms 119:136

Jeremiah wishs his eyes were like fountains of water to weep for his people. Jeremiah 9:1,18


Symbol of the righteous:

A righteous man is like a tree planted by a river of waters.   Psalms 1:3