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Adapted from contributions by: Scott Stanley, Woody Oliver, Mabel Haak, Bob De La Torre, Joseph Molnar
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The purpose of the bible symbols list is to make people aware of how the scriptures can be understood spiritually. Every thing God created is an outward picture of an inward truth. We want to give clear cut examples from the bible itself that you, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, can begin to comprehend the deep things of God. For an example let's look at water and how God applies it to the individual:
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (KJV)
8 For not My thoughts are your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, --an affirmation of Jehovah,
9 For high have the heavens been above the earth, So high have been My ways above your ways, And My thoughts above your thoughts.
10 For, as come down doth the shower, And the snow from the heavens, And thither returneth not, But hath watered the earth, And hath caused it to yield, and to spring up, And hath given seed to the sower, and bread to the eater,
11 So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that for which I sent it (YLT)
In these verses God is telling us that He does not think the way we do. His thoughts are as different from ours as the heavens are higher than the earth. In the symbols list you will see how the heavens, earth, and sea are levels of understanding. Heaven is God's understanding, the earth is what we have devised for ourselves, and the sea is what we have been told from the world. Remember Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibitors of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
In this verse we are told that those who dwell in God's understanding should rejoice but woe to those who are walking according to their own understanding (the earth) or what they have been told from the world (the sea).
Water is the understanding God sends from heaven. The sea is the understanding from the world. No one can live on sea water. Just as Rain and Snow is a Pure source of water, which sustains Life, so must we drink of the pure water that flows from the throne of God if we are to have life.
ABYSS: The mind of man, because we are infinite. The Greek equivalent is “bottomless.” (Revelation 20:1) –– traced to [H8415] Genesis 1:2 - deep (person [face] of the deep [abyss]). The inward depths of a person (see DEEP). Isaiah 51:9-11-The resurrection of Christ-He dried up the water of the sea(water=thoughts). He accomplished this in Himself by the power of God. Deuteronomy 8:7-God wants to bring us to the mind of Christ, His life experience God gave Israel the depths of who He was - Psalms 78:14-15. God has a depth to who He is-it is very deep- Psalms 36:6 (God’s abyss) –– Psalms 92:5; Isaiah 55:8; Romans 11:33; Psalms 64:6 - the depths of the mind, the heart.
ALTAR: The heart (mind) - Jeremiah 17:1; Hosea 10:8; Psalms 43:4  (See also HARP & THORN); (cp Deuteronomy 27:4-8 & Hebrews 8:10).
ANGEL: This word if translated is simply messenger. A messenger of God can be a man or a ministering spirit. Malachi 2:7 equates priests as messengers (same word as angel ) Many times in the book of Revelation the angels referred to are movements of people -  Revelation 21:17; 22:8-9; 19:10; Galatians 4:14; Psalms 104:4; Hebrews 1:7, 14 .
ANIMALS: Spiritual thoughts (clean & unclean): Birds: how man understands God - Psalms 124:7 ; Mark 4:4, 15 ; Ecclesiastes 9:12; 10:20  Proverbs 6:1-5 (see SNARE) ; Leviticus 20:25; Job 12:7; 35:11; Sea animals: Thoughts received from the world - (see SEA) Deuteronomy 14:9-10; Job 12:8; Habakkuk 1:14; Land animals: Thoughts generated by self, clean and unclean - Jude 10 ; 2Peter 2:12; Psalms 73:22 ; Ecclesiastes 3:18. Lacks understanding - Psalms 49:20; Psalms 73:22.
ARROW: sharp words or message - Psalms 64:3-7; Jeremiah 9:8 . ARM of the LORD (Yahweh): Christ - Isaiah 51:9; 53:1; John 12:38 (See QUIVER).
ASHES: Worthlessness (dust on the head acknowledges our sin nature; ashes illustrate our worthlessness as a sinner) - Job 13:12; 30:19; Causes a deceived heart - Isaiah 44:20  (see SACKCLOTH, MOURN).
BAAL: Self worship - self exaltation; "great high place;" (Baal is a self made god) - Jeremiah 9:14 ; (primary root  = "to be master").  also means “to take a wife” or “to possess.” BABYLON: Literally Babel in Hebrew means "gate of God,” but God defined it as "confusion." (Genesis 11:9) Every person who comes out of the world to serve God begins in a wilderness (dry places) of confusion about God. Babylon must fall in order to see God face to face. Babylon is one of the great cities of Revelation (the other is New Jerusalem). A city is a mind-set (see CITY, BABYLON), a woman. There are three parts to Babylon - the Beast, False Prophet and Dragon. It is pride (beast) which gives authority to the dragon (serpent, or man's wisdom) and it is false teachings (false prophet), which keep souls in bondage to sin. Revelation 16:19; 13; 17:5, 18. [894-Hebrews ] [897-Gr].
BABYLON: Symbolically represented by the Lion, the Bear and the Leopard. Realistically represents those that are IN or OF the world. Revelation 16:19 states that Babylon represents those that are in Paganism, Roman Catholicism or Apostate-Protestantism, which you can only be in one of these 3 religions at a time (see LION, BEAR, LEOPARD).
BAPTISM: A symbol of spiritual immersion. One would never literally be baptized in water if he was not first taught (baptized into) the things of God. 1Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel ... .
BEAMS: Building blocks (concepts), God lays His building blocks of His chambers (His mind) in the water (thoughts) - Psalms 104:3 ; Habakkuk 2:11; Matthew 7:5; Luke 6:42.
BEAR: Unchanging heart. Daniel 7:5 - Represented Medo-Persia which, when a law was passed it could not be changed (Daniel 6:15).
BEAST: See ANIMALS.
BEHEMOTH: Any beast of the earth, a person self-ruled - Job 40:15-16 . His strength is in his own understanding. Behemah  is the singular of Behemoth. A beast (earthly person) of the field (1 Samuel 17:44), or earth (Job 35:11). A person without spiritual understanding - who will perish (Psalms 49:20). Generally, the thoughts and character traits of mankind (Proverbs 30:30).
BELLY: The mind (thoughts) - John 7:37-38 ; Job 32:18-19 (KJV margin); 15:35; Proverbs 26:22 ; 18:8, 20.
BELT: Faithfulness, righteousness - Isaiah 11:5.
BIRD: (See ANIMALS).
BLACK: Spiritual darkness happens because iniquity, or twisted understanding. - Proverbs 4:19; Ecclesiastes 2:14.
BLEMISHES: Deuteronomy 32:5 [H3971] moral corruption from perverted thinking; see Job 11:13-15; 31:7; 2Peter 2:10, 13 [G4696], [G3470] those walking after the flesh; (the church is to be without spot, blemish – Ephesians 5:27; Lamb of God 1Peter 1:19; Deuteronomy 32:4) (see SPOTS).
BLOOD: A symbol of the soul - a record of who we are - Leviticus 17:11, 14 - . We are physical and mental beings. Heart, soul, spirit describe various functions of the mind, or inward man. If your own thoughts continue to mold who you are, you will be lost. We need the mind (Philippians 2:5) of Christ (his faith) to mold us into His image. Anything eaten is carried by blood to all parts of the body. Thoughts retained and assimilated are the soul. Blood=life=soul. Blood as a picture of self, is what Christ poured out at Calvary (Isaiah 53:12). (See SOUL).
BLOOD Of THE LAMB: This speaks of the death of Christ. Being cleansed by the blood is the direct result of understanding Calvary. This is why it is essential to know who died on that cross and why. Paul warns us in 1Corinthians 1:17 that the cross can be made of none effect if not understood accurately. The result of this truth is redemption, or the remission of faults. Ephesians 1:7.
BLUE:  Understanding of law (spoken instructions that are written down) - Numbers 15:38-39; James 1:23-25; Job 37:18; Matthew 23:5. The blue sky is a symbol of a mirror, or a looking glass through which we gaze at the sun (Son - Malachi 4:2). The righteousness of the law comes from hearing God explain it.
BODY: Outwardly, a group of people - Romans12:4-5; Physical body parts used figuratively in the Bible - Ephesians 5:26. Inwardly, the mind (the temple of God) - Romans 6:6 ; 7:22-24; Colossians 3:5, 9-10; 1Corinthians 6:19-20 .
BONE: The whole house (mind), self, a picture of your soul, life, innermost self; blood is the soul and blood is produced by the bone -  Psalms 35:9-10 cp Psalms 31:9; 38:3; 6:2-3. [5315-soul]; Job 20:11; Jeremiah 20:9; Ezekiel 37:11; Habakkuk 3:16 ; Job 40:18. (See BLOOD, LEGS)
BOW: Mouth, tongue - Jeremiah 9:3; Symbol of strength - Genesis 49:24; Jeremiah 49:35; From which words are like arrows - Psalms 64:3, 7. (See also ARROW, SWORD, SPEAR).
BOWELS: Heart - Jeremiah 4:19; Psalms 22:14; Lamintations 1:20 ; Ezekiel 3:3 + Proverbs 26:22.
BRANCH: Messenger with a message (fruit): Job 8:16; 14:7-9; John 15:2-4; Christ - Isaiah 11:1; Revelation 22:16; Zechariah 6:12. (See GARDEN).
BRASS: Molded out of stone (a concept) –– Job 28:2, in a furnace of fire –– Ezekiel 22:18, 20. Sanctified: Christ’s pure thoughts Daniel 10:6; Revelation 1:15. Thoughts purified with a holy spirit (fire - Jeremiah 23:29) –– Ezekiel 1:7. When brass is polished, the tarnish is removed. This is what Christ does for us. Negative: Impure thoughts (see IRON) Jeremiah 6:28; Ezekiel 16:36 ; lack of understanding brings bondage –– Jeremiah 39:7 (chains = 5178); serpent of brass is a symbol of the sin nature –– Numbers 21:9; John 3:14-15; Strength –– Jeremiah 15:20.
BREAD: Word, concepts, truths (word of God) - Proverbs 23:6-8, 17; Psalms 104:15 ; John 6:51 .
BRICK: Man made or hewn stone (concepts); contrast with meaning of stone - cp Genesis 11:3; Exodus 1:14; Isaiah 65:3. At the tower of Babel, they made their own bricks, own concepts of how they understood God.
BRIMSTONE: Burning sulfur (melts at 246 degrees) produces a suffocating gas, which can damage the lungs if inhaled. The voice of God is like fire (Isaiah 30:33; Jeremiah 23:29). It will consume sin out of the obedient sinner, or it will consume the spiritually dead. (Cp Deuteronomy 29:22 in the Interlinear).
BULRUSH: Humility - Isaiah 58:5.
BURDEN: Iniquities, sin, any concern - Psalms 38:4 .
BUTTER: Milk = child’s words - 1Peter 2:2; Churning of milk produces butter - Proverbs 30:33; or smooth words - Psalms 55:21; by eating butter and honey, will know to refuse evil and choose good - Isaiah 7:1415, 22.
CANDLE: Understanding - 2Peter 1:19 (dark place of your mind); Luke 11:33-34 ; the candle of the body is the way you understand, your understanding. Luke 12:35; give light –– Matthew 5:15.
CAVE: Dwelling place: In a rock (spiritual concept). Christ - 1Corinthians 10:4.; In the earth - self's own understanding (See EARTH); In the day of judgment, people will go into one or the other - Isaiah 2:17:19. Human way of thinking: Christ is buried in a cave of he earth, and it requires a heavenly messenger to move the stone (false concept).
CEDAR: The righteous character trait - Psalms 92:12; Ezekiel 31:3 .
CHAINS: Bondage of sin - Job 36:8-9; Psalms 68:6; or, of truth - Proverbs 1:8-9.
CHAMBER: The mind - Proverbs 26:22; 24:4 ; Psalms 104:3, 13 
CHARIOTS (Of God): Angels or messengers - Psalms 104:3-4 ; 68:17 ; Song of Solomon 6:12 ; Isaiah 66:15.
CHILDREN: The fruit of the womb (concepts of the mind-thoughts); a child spiritually is someone who is immature in Christ - Psalms 127:3-5 . (See WOMB) .
CIRCUMCISION: Spiritually - cutting away sin from the heart - Genesis 17:10-11 ; Deuteronomy 10:16 ; Romans 2:28-29 & Colossians 2:11 ; Galatians 3:29. Spiritual circumcision is the center of the everlasting covenant.
CISTERN: A person - Jeremiah 2:13  A mind - Psalms 107:4-9 ; 127:1; Proverbs 8:1-3 ; 25:28; Job 24:12. Something that holds water (thoughts). A person who forsakes the Lord is called a broken cistern - Jeremiah 2:13.
CITY: A mind set - a spirit (a mind), Jeremiah 1:18; Proverbs 25:28; a woman, Revelation 17:18; Lamintations 1:17. It is a way of thinking. When we have God's way of thinking, we are like a city sitting on a hill, which cannot be hid - Matthew 5:14; Psalms 127:1 ; Proverbs 10:15 + 14:24, 18. At the end of the book there are only two cities (mind sets) to dwell in - Babylon (world's) or New Jerusalem (Christ's).
CLAY: Human nature - washed away by the water of the Word - John 9:6-7; Ephesians 5:25-26; John 15:3; Job 4:17-19; Job 33:6; Jeremiah 18:6  (see also IRON).
CLOTHES: Character (covering = garment) formed from thoughts of habit - Revelation 19:8 ; Zechariah 3:3-4 ; Job 40:10; (See Leviticus 13:47-59).
CLOUD: Messenger or people - Ezekiel 38:16; Hosea 13:3 ; Hebrews 12:1 ; 2Peter 2:17 ; Christ - Exodus 13:21; 1Corinthians 10:1-2, 4. (without water): Wicked people, false teachers - Jude 12 . (with water): God's people - Job 36:27-33; Psalms 104:3-4.
COLOR: Literal meaning for color is "eye"  a symbol for understanding (Ephesians 1:18). Isaiah 1:18; White - Revelation 19:7-8. A rainbow has seven colors - a fullness of understanding (See EYE).
CORD: A spiritual concept that binds: affliction, sorrow - Job 36:8-9; perverted thinking causing one to be bound by sin - Proverbs 5:22; God draws us with cords of love - Hosea 11:4.
CORD, THREE-FOLD: I can hear God in my conscience; my spiritual experience; confirmed by God's understanding of the Bible, Not easily broken - Ecclesiastes 4:12; Jesus cleanses the temple of my mind - John 2:15 (a picture of the cleansing).
CORN: Fruit of the land from which bread is made for sustenance. Eaten in Promised Land - Joshua 5:11-12.
CROWN: Glory & riches of the mind. Correct thinking, wisdom (The promised land-the mind of Christ) - Proverbs 4:9; 14:18, 24; 9:10; 16:31; Isaiah 28:5; Job 19:9; James 1:12 -- [3803, 5850, 5851]; Revelation 3:11 let no man control your thoughts or take away your spiritual understanding. (See SHIELD).
CUP: Life experience - Matthew 22:22; John 18:11.
DARKNESS: Spiritual blindness. The way of the wicked, absence (or lack) of the true knowledge of God - Proverbs 4:19; Ephesians 5:8; 2Corinthians 4:6; Romans 1:21.
DAY: Period of spiritual understanding; - From the Son - Malachi 4:2; Man's understanding to be shown as darkness - Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Luke 23:45; wicked will not know - Micah 3:5-7; Creation days figure of Leviticus of understanding & growth.
DEAF: Being dull of hearing God speak to the conscience - Matthew 13:9-15.
DEATH: Cessation of life.
DEEP: (See ABYSS)
DEEP DITCH: Whore or apostate church; adulterous way of thinking - Proverbs 23:27.
DEN: Place of lying in wait - Job 37:8.
DESERT: A mind that is a waste place, no water (without God's word, a land without water) - Isaiah 51:3 ; Psalms 107:40. (See WILDERNESS).
DEVIL: (1) In O.T. H8163 = he-goat; used in reference to goat idols being worshipped, Leviticus 17:7; 2Chronicles 11:15; H7700 = Application of the word to false gods points to the trait deeply graven in all pagan worship, that of regarding the deities as malignant, and needing to be propitiated by human sufferings. Psalms 106:37; Deuteronomy 32:17.
DEW: God’s spoken word - Deuteronomy 32:1-2; Proverbs 19:12; Isaiah 55:10-11.
DOGS: Apostate leaders, wicked - Isaiah 56.10-11; 59:5-6 ; Zechariah 12:10 with Psalms 22:16; Philippians 3:2 - evil workers, those who are of the concision (governed by the letter of the law).
DOOR: Entrance to the heart - Proverbs 5:8; Revelation 3:20.
DOUBLE: The secrets of wisdom - Job 11:5-6 (Jesus, 1Corinthians 1:24). Literally - that which the firstborn receives - Deuteronomy 21:17; 2Kings 2:9; Isaiah 61:7; Zechariah 9:12; 1Timothy 5:17. There is also a negative ‘‘double’’ - James 1:8; Psalms 12:2 - It is someone trying to serve self and God at the same time.
DOVE: A symbol of the heavenly spirit - Psalms 55:6; Matthew 3:16; John 1:32-33.
DROUGHT: Lack of spiritual food - Amos 8:11
DRY TREE (Wood): Wicked person, lacks moisture of God’s word - Isaiah 56:3; Ezekiel 20:47; 21:3.
DUST (Earth): Self, natural man, not spiritual - Genesis 3:19; 13:16 ; Mark 4; Matthew 13 (parable of sower).
EAGLE: Thought - (see ANIMALS) Exodus 19:4; Isaiah 40:31; Proverbs 23:4-5; Revelation 12:14.
EARS: Spiritually - perceive, consider - Job 34:2-3 (Psalms 119:130); with hearing comes understanding - Job 42:5.
EARTH: Self (See DUST), natural (carnal) man; our own understanding/ thoughts; not God’s. Translated as ground, land, earth. Has same root as “Adam” and “red.” Isaiah 55:8-11; Job 12:7-9; Genesis 2:6-7; Mark 4:5, 17. The mind, good and bad - Matthew 13:3, 18-23.
EARTHQUAKE: Conviction (brought by thunder of God’s voice) - Hebrews 12:21, When light (truth) comes, voices thunder (in explanation), & the earth quakes (conviction) - Psalms 77:18; Matthew 27:50-51, 54; Acts 16:23-30.
EAST: Self - Job 15:2-5; 27:19-21; 38:24; Ezekiel 8:16. A priest always ministered in the tabernacle with his back to the east. An east wind causes green things to wither - Ezekiel 17:10.
EDEN: God’s mind (see GARDEN) - Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 28:13; 36:35; Joel 2:3.
EGYPT: A type of the world from which we are delivered by conversion, when one accepts the blood of the Lamb as our deliverance (cf Exodus 12). It is an iron furnace - Jeremiah 11:4; and their horses (messengers) flesh - Isaiah 31:1-3; a place of bondage, man’s spirit - Jeremiah 34:13; Deuteronomy 8:14. The Nile and its tributaries are figures of worldly thought.
EIGHT (8): As 7 = spiritually enough, 8 is over and above, or, infinity. The eight that went through the flood represent the innumerableness of spiritual Israel.
ELEVEN (11): Disorder, disorganization, imperfection. If “10” notes perfection of divine order and hearing God, “11” is an addition to it, undoing that order. One less than 12 (tribes), complete body of Christ.
EUPHRATES River: A stream of thought that goes through the mind set (city) of Babylon. Corrupted church government - Revelation 17:5 (see WATER) Confused thinking about God.
EVERGREEN: Righteous people - Psalms 52:8.
EVERLASTING (Eternal) Fire: Regarding Death, This time takes place after the Second Death, when there is NO Return possible - One is literally forgotten for the length of Eternity, no memory is made of that individual. Regarding Life, Eternal Live, this IS where we all would choose to be at. But, It IS a Choice, a decision has to be made. 2 Peter 1:11; Jude 6,7,21; Revelation 14:6. (See DEATH).
EYE: Understanding - Ephesians 1:17, 18; Jeremiah 5:21; Matthew 13:15; Eye Salve: anointing of the Spirit - Revelation 3:18; Psalms 19:8; Proverbs 3:7.
FACE: of a person reflect the inward, or the heart - Proverbs 27:19; 2Corinthians 4:6; Psalms 31:16; 104:15; Ecclesiastes 8:1.
FAMINE: Spiritual drought from lack of hearing the voice of the Lord - Amos 8:11.
FAST(ING): Literally = to close the mouth to food & drink. Spiritual –– Exodus 34:28; Matthew 4:1-2 - abstain from the bread & water of man; eat God’s bread, thereby breaking free of the bondage of sin - Isaiah 58:6-7.
FAT: Indicative of abundance, plenty, Genesis 45:18; Isaiah 25:6. Understanding: Own riches, or prosperity - Isaiah 6:10; God’s riches - Isaiah 58:11; Proverbs 28:25.
FEET: Point in direction of the thoughts of the heart, or mind - Psalms 119:59, 101, 105; Proverbs 6:12-13; Walking is the application of the thoughts - Micah 2:11; Psalms 78:10; 82:5.
FIFTEEN (15): Acts wrought by the energy of divine grace - the power of God by His grace working in one’s life. 5=grace, 3=a completeness. Examples of 15: Hezekiah received 15 years when he asked God to sustain his life; the flood carried the ark 15 cu. above the mountains of the earth; the feast of unleavened bread (getting sin out of one’s life) started on the 15th day; there are 15 guidelines for abiding in Christ in 1Corinthians 13 (thereby keeping the 2nd Commandment-love thy neighbor as thyself).
FINGERS: Faith (hands = works, fingers work with hands, 5 on each hand=grace; 10=hearing God. God wrote the Ten with His finger - Exodus 31:18; Deuteronomy 9:10; Faith will bring a person to hear God) • John 20:25-29; “putting forth of the finger” - using one’s own faith to judge others - Isaiah 58:9; Jesus cast out demons with finger of God Luke 11:20 (cf Exodus 31:18).
FIRE: Sanctified: God’s spoken word, the Spirit of God which consumes sin (the enemy quickly)
• Jeremiah 23:29; Deuteronomy 9.3; Psalms 18:8, 13; Daniel 7:9-10; Nahum 1:5-6; Revelation 11:5; Isaiah 30:27-31; Ephesians 5:26; Jeremiah 5:14; 23:29 . Unsanctified: A consuming spirit in man; Wicked words, thoughts that consume James 3:6; Isaiah 50:11; 1Peter 1:6-7; Psalms 66:10-12; Psalms 18:6-8; 52:1-5; 57:4; Exodus 35:3; Proverbs 16:27. Flames of fire = rebuke - Isaiah 66:15.
FIRSTBORN: Self (sin-nature) - it must die and bring forth the man child (Firstborn of God in you) - Exodus 11:5; Revelation 12; Romans 6:6-7. It is the firstborn that is redeemed - Exodus 3:13.
FIVE (5): Graciousness of God's love. Our earthly weakness (4) + God's strength (1) = grace - 2Corinthians 12:9; Five parts to holy anointing oil - Exodus 30:22-35, (see OIL).
FLOOD: concepts, teaching - Sanctified - Ezekiel 47:1-5; Unsanctified - Psalms 144:7-8; Jeremiah 46:7, 8; 47:2; Revelation 12:15 (See WATER).
FLOWER: Character or glory of the natural man - 1Peter 1:24; Isaiah 40:6-7 ; Psalms 103:15.
FOAM: Shane - Jude 13 - Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame.
FORTY (40): 4 (earthly) x 10 (listening to man) = governed by the law, i.e. man’s interpretation of it. Genesis 7:4, 11: It rained on the earth 40 days & nights. The waters from the heavens (God's) were mixed with the waters from the earth (man's). Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 8:9: Moses was on the mountain of God 40 days & nights receiving the law. He ate no bread nor drank any water (his own thoughts). Numbers 13:25: Israel searched the land 40 days. 10 tribes refused to enter, 2 wanted to enter. All were made to wander in the wilderness 40 years until the 10 died, Numbers 32:13.
FORTY-TWO (42) MONTHS: Is another Earthly (negative) vs. Spiritual (positive) understanding. Months are tied to what is said about the Gentiles who are trampling the holy city. Days are tied to the two witnesses who have authority from God and will prophesy. A month is determined by the moon, and a day is determined by the sun. The sun gives light and rules the day; the moon gives light and rules the night, Genesis 1:16. The light of the SUN is a symbol for the Son of God, Malachi 4:2; John 8:12; the moon is a symbol for the law, Jeremiah 31:35. The moon has no light of its own, and only reflects 1/7th of the light that falls on it. The deeper understanding of the law comes only from God through the Son. Negative: 42 months: 6 x 7 = governed by the law, mankind can only come to the fullness of man. Positive: 1260 days: 3 x 10 x 6 x 7 = Governed by the light of the Son gives mankind a complete understanding of God, and brings them into the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19. (See MOON, SUN).
FOUNTAIN: A source of water, hence a person. God or a person - Jeremiah 2:13 ; Revelation 14:7 compare Proverbs 25:26.(See WELL)
FOUR (4): Earthly completeness. Earth completed by day 4. 4 seasons, 4 regions (N, S, E, W), 4 divisions of mankind, 4 great world empires, 4 winds, 4 directions, etc. - Genesis.1:1-19; 10:5, 20, 31; Exodus 12:3.
FOWLER: False prophet, one who lures birds to the earth (see ANIMALS) & snares them - Hosea 9:8 ; Proverbs 6:5; Psalms 124:7.
FOX: False prophet, one who follows their own spirit - Ezekiel 13:3-4; see Luke 13:31-32.
FROGS: Unclean spirit, false words - Revelation 16:13 .
FROST (or ICE): Breath, spirit or words of God - Job 37:10 ; (see WATER).
FURNACE: A furnace is for trying gold - it’s what happens in your heart - Proverbs 17:3; Hosea 7:6; Psalms 12:6; furnace of affliction - Isaiah 48:10. Egypt is an iron furnace (bondage) - Deuteronomy 4:20; Jeremiah 11:4.
GARDEN: Mind -  Isaiah 58:11; Jeremiah 31:12 (See MIND).
GARDEN OF EDEN: God's mind - Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 31:9 .
GARMENT: Character from habitual thoughts - Zechariah 3:3-5 ; Psalms 104:2 ; Revelation 12:1; 19:8. Two directions of the thread that weaves the cloth = faith and works.
GATES: Avenues into the mind; understanding - Psalms 24:7; 118:19-20; Revelation 3:20; opening of the gates=the conscience.
GEHENNA Fire: The word Gehenna comes from the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew. In the Greek this is
(g1097 ) (ge'enna). (h2011)1In Hebrew (gehinnom), (gey hinnom), which means "valley of Hinnom." - It refers to our sexual passions or ability or disability to overcome one's power or Will, which is the Old Man and are expressed by having the things shown in verses Galatians 5:17-24. (See DEATH, EVERLASTING, HADES )
GIRDLE (Belt): Righteousness, faithfulness - Isaiah 11:5 ; thoughts with which the mind (loins) are girded.
GLORY: Thoughts, ideas, opinions: man's - Job 19:9 (see CROWN); Psalms 49:16; The glory of God is His character - Exodus 34:6-7; Wisdom (Christ) will crown you with glory - Proverbs 4:9; John 17:22; cp Romans 6:4 with Romans 8:11.
GOLD: Faith (a noun), something you possess resulting in believing (a verb). Character, self, riches (truths) God has given you. Sanctified=picture of wisdom God has given you. Unsanctified=your own wisdom, thoughts; Self - Daniel 2:38 ; Zechariah 13:9 ; 1Peter 1:7 .
GRACE: The Divine influence of love, kindness and mercy, by which we are rendered innocent Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 1:7-9; 2:7.
GRASS: An earthly covering, natural man, people; righteousness of the flesh - Isaiah 40:6 ; 1Peter 1:24 ; Luke . 23:31.
GRAVE: A pit as being without Spirit, wisdom & knowledge - Ezekiel 37:12-14; Proverbs 1:10-12; The human mind, as a hole in the earth - Psalms 30:3; 88:3-6; 5:9; Isaiah 38:17-18; Jeremiah 5:16.
GREEN WOOD: Color for righteousness - Psalms 52:8 ; Luke 23:31 ; a person - Hosea 14:8; Jeremiah 17:8; Job 8:16; 15:32.
HADES Fire: This is the type of Death that Christ lived and overcame on the Cross as an example for us; He and Us are able to overcome the Sins that we have done to others and especially to be able to put away our anger and resentment towards what has been done to us..and the most important part is that getting control of this will also allow us to Stop Sinning in the future.
HAIL: Straight truth from heaven -  Isaiah 28:17; Psalms 18:13; 148:8. Example: Acts 7:51-53.
HAMMER: God's word that breaks stones (spiritual concepts) - Jeremiah 23:29 .
HAND: What you do, works -  &  Isaiah 2:8; 41:20; Jeremiah 44:8; Proverbs 3:27; 10:4; (fingers = faith).
HARLOT: Deep pit - Proverbs 23:27: One who is committing spiritual fornication - Revelation 17:1-5. (See WHORE).
HARP: A heart of mercy, compassion, tender affection, bowels; the heart - Cp Isaiah 16:11  to Philippians 2:1; Colossians 3:12; Jeremiah 4:19.
HEAD: Leadership (old, revered teachers); what governs you - Isaiah 9:15-16; 1Corinthians 11:3; Romans 6:14-15.
HEAD (Non-Spiritual): Direction and feelings of the mind - 1Corinthians 7:37; Proverbs 10:13 ; Luke 10:27; 1Samuel 16:7; Acts 17:27.
HEAT: Great anger - Deuteronomy 9:19 ; 19:6 - [3179 - figurative].
HEAVENS: God’s understanding - Isaiah 55:8-9; or unsanctified = man’s understanding of God, a red dragon - Revelation 12:3. By understanding, God establishes the heavens & by knowledge He breaks up the sea (world) - Proverbs 3:19. John 3:12-13; The heavens affect the earth - Matthew 6:10; Isaiah 13:13; 51:6, 16.
HEAVENS, EARTH, & SEA: Man's heavens = how I perceives God; Earth = my own understanding; Sea = Understanding gotten from the world.
HEEL: The weakest part of a person: spiritually how one is snared - Job 18:9 (RSV); The weakness of Judas which caused him to betray Christ - John 13:18, prophesied in Genesis3:15.
HELL: Spiritually signifies a person who is not willing to accept God's way of thinking as shown in the parable of The Sower (see Mark 4:1-20).
HIDDEN MANNA: Christ’s understanding of the written word - Revelation 2:17 (see MANNA).
HIGHWAY: An avenue of thinking - Proverbs 16:17 [4546-femanine]; Isaiah 35:8 [4547 - masculine] both words from ; To depart from evil; the way of holiness - Proverbs 16:17[4546 - feminine]
HONEY: Sweet words, righteous thoughts, knowledge of Wisdom (Christ) - Proverbs 24:13-14; 16:24; Numbers 33:51; Psalms 119:103.
HORN: That which shines [H7161] from [H7160] = to shine). What one considers as truth & which gives them authority, power. Defiled - Job 16:15 (see DUST); Psalms 75:10; Ezekiel34:21; Full authority in Christ - Habakkuk 3:4; Revelation 5:6; Luke 1:69.
HORSE: powerful thoughts (color denotes spiritual quality - see ANIMALS): unsanctified - Psalms 32:9; don't trust the messenger or his thoughts - Psalms 20:7; 33:17; thoughts of the Egypt (world) are flesh - Isaiah 31:3.
HOUSE: dwelling place for thoughts, mind - Proverbs 24:3-5 ; Matthew 7:24; 1Peter 2:5  - (See TEMPLE).
HYSSOP: A plant which grows out of the earth, used to sprinkle blood on the doorpost, and on Lepers for cleansing. Thoughts produced by studying the cross, which purges the conscience: Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4-7; Psalms 51:7; Hebrews 9:14, 19-23.
ICE: (See FROST).
IDOLS: They worship the works of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: Isaiah 2:8. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it - Proverbs 3:27. (See FINGERS, HAND; IRON )
IMPUTE: To make a list - 1 Corinthians 13:5; 2Corinthians 5:19.
INCENSE: Aroma or motive for the action. Prayers of the saints; righteousness - Revelation 5:8; 8:4; Psalms 141:2.
INIQUITY: H5771 from H5753 = to bend, twist, distort: perverted thoughts - from the mouth Job 15:5; Matthew 15:18-20; purged by mercy & truth - Proverbs 16:5.
INSTRUCTION:  Chastening - Proverbs 12:1; 3:11; Chastening - Proverbs 7:22; 22:15 (same word).
IRON: Sanctified: Firm, steadfast, strength – to rule with a rod of iron (Psalms 8-9; Revelation 2:26-27 - See NATIONS) is to hold to a truth that destroys sin, compare Colossians 1:23 (see ROD). Stones of iron (Deuteronomy 8:9) = concepts that give spiritual strength. Negative: hardness, harshness, oppression, stubbornness, corruption - Psalms 107:10; Jeremiah 28:13-14; 6:28; Isaiah 48:4; Job 40:18. Sin written on the heart with corrupted ideas - Jeremiah 17:1. Comes out of the earth (self) - Job 28:4. Egypt is an iron furnace = vessel of bondage & spirit (fire) of man. A condition of not listening to God, Jeremiah 11:3-4. Rome is the iron kingdom, & her doctrines are corrupt.
ISLANDS OF THE SEA: Inwardly, an island is that little bit of dry land where God can plant a seed. If a person hears and does what God tells him, he can ascend out of the sea into the heavens with Christ. Gentile Christians, the righteous (plant seed on dry land in the sea) - Isaiah 60:5 ; 51:5; 24:14-15 .
JERICHO: City of the moon - a mind under or governed by the law. Rebuilt by Hiel (meaning God is living); foundation is laid in firstborn (self); Abram (father of elevation=self-exaltation); gates (understanding) in Segub- protection. Hiel who claimed God is living, laid the foundation of rebuilding the law in self elevation& the understanding of it was for protection against sin. One who claimed God is living brought the law into his midst, using the law for self-exaltation and protection against sin - 1Kings 16:34; (see CITY, MOON).
JERUSALEM (Zion): God’s way of thinking in His Son - Jeremiah 4, 5; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:1-3; New Jerusalem, the mother (heart/teacher) of us all, a symbol for the new covenant - Galatians 4:21-26.
JUDGMENT, GOD'S: God's ways, or his determinations. Daniel 4:37; Deuteronomy 32:4; (See WAYS).
KEY: Knowledge of a thing - Luke 11:52. By receiving God’s knowledge I receive authority to be a child of God - 2Peter 1:3; Romans 6:3-6; Galatians 3:26-27. Perfect authority comes with perfect understanding, which is receiving the mind of God (or 7 spirits = fullness of God’s Spirit). Authority over sin (all things that pertain to life & godliness) is accomplished by God’s knowledge. Matthew 16:19 & 2Peter 1:3. As you receive the knowledge of Christ, you are receiving His power & authority over self - Luke 24:49.
KING(S): One who is in charge of the land (mind) & rules the people (thoughts): ruler - Psalms 105:20; establishes the land - Proverbs 29:4; Isaiah 33:17. We are to be the 3rd ruler of our universe – first God, then Christ, then man (cf Daniel 5:7, 29).
KINGDOM: A mind-set, way of thinking: Luke 17:20-21; cp Mark 4:26 to Matthew 13:20; cp Luke 13:20 to Matthew 16:12 (see Strong GARDEN).
LAMP: God's Word; a person, the mind. Spirit of man is the Lamentations of the Lord (The Lord understands who you are by what you speak). There are 2 parts to a Lamentations, or vessel - to hold oil & wick. (Oil = righteous character) You are a Lamentations if Christ is in you. - Exodus 35:28 (oil used for light & anointing); Job 18:5-6; Psalms 119:105; 132:17; Proverbs 20:27.
LAMPSTAND: seven lamps / candles = a fullness of truth a person obtains, - Matthew 5:14-16.
LAND: Mind - Ezekiel 28:13; Joel 2:3; Mark 4:1-20 (parable of the sower explains 4 types of soil).
LATTER RAIN: The spoken word - Deuteronomy 32:1-2; final rain that ripens the harvest - Jeremiah 5:24; Zechariah 10:1.
LAW: The law of Moses also known as the Ten Commandments. The Law & the Sabbath (must be spiritually discerned). [symbols need to be understood] Genesis 2:1,2; Hebrews 4:4,5 ).
LEAVEN: Teachings (doctrines) that produce a gradual process (leavening) of growth for good or bad. Sanctified: The truth of God - Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21. Negative: Corrupted doctrines - Matthew 16:11-12; hypocrisy - Luke 12:1; 1Corinthians 5:6-8.
LEAVES: excuses/reasons, which manifest character (outward covering). Adam and Eve were naked and shameless until they sinned. After disobeying, they covered their loins with fig leaves or with Excuses as to why they did so. Job 24:7 (leaves drop in winter) - truth exposes our nakedness, which we cannot see without it. Isaiah 30:1 - wicked weave their own covering, but not with God’s spirit. (See LOINS and WATER).
LEGS: A person’s foundation - Song of Solomon 5:15; Breaking the legs was used to speed up death of a victim on the cross. Christ’s foundation was not broken (John 19:31-33). (See BONE) - Numbers 9:11-12 (Passover Lamentations).
LEOPARD: Has spots that cannot change, twisted thinking described by the Hebrew word  and its root  - Jeremiah 13:23; Jude 12; 2Peter 2:13. (See NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S IDOL).
LEPROSY: Sin, a rising in the flesh (exaltation); defect in faith or works, which make the character - (Leviticus 13 & 14). By Jesus’ works, he cleanses us - Matthew 8:3.
LEVIATHAN: The old man (the king of pride in the world) - Job 41:34 .
LIGHT: Understanding of truth - Psalms 119:130; Matthew 6:22-23 (See EYE); Psalms 43:1; John 3:21.
LIGHTNING: Sudden revelation (understanding) of a word or idea - Zechariah 9:14; (pierces darkness of the mind); Comes with rain - Jeremiah 10:13 . Psalms 18:13-14; 77:18; 97:4; 144:6. Compare with Arrow.
LINE: For measuring: A message to test trueness of character - Psalms 19:4 ; Ezekiel 40:3-4; Jeremiah 31:39.
LINEN: (from a plant) thoughts woven by faith & works. (See WOOL) (mix not with linen); righteousness of saints - Revelation 19:8.
LION: Negative: Pride - Psalms 10:4-11; Sanctified: Christ as ruler & prince - Revelation 5:5.
LOCUST: Babylon (confused thoughts), Northern army - Joel 2:25, 20; destructive words. 1:4; 2:3 which eat all the green things. Thoughts out of the abyss (Revelation 9:3), which the wicked think separate themselves to God.
LOINS: Inner man, the mind - 1Peter 1:13; Ephesians 6:14; gird the mind with truth (Christ) - Ephesians 6:14.
LUCIFER: A Latin word borrowed from the Latin Vulgate and substituted for the Hebrew word helel [H1966]. Root = halal [H1984 = to shine]; H1966 = that which shines, or shining one. The word appears as a noun once in Isaiah 14:12. In context, (see Isaiah 14:4), a metaphor showing how the king of Babylon fell because of pride. A person’s “shining” (appearance to others) comes from their actions and words spoken, in this case, based on the use of Babylon as a metaphor of confusion (Genesis 11:9).
MAMMON: Unrighteous riches - own thoughts, ideas. You can’t serve God & self - Matthew 6:24; Isaiah 55:8.
MANNA: or, bread, given two weeks before Israel arrived at Sinai (cp Exodus 16:1 & 19:1). Called ‘corn' (grain) of heaven, Psalms 78:24. A symbol of the written word, of which Israel did not grasp the spiritual meaning., nor the bread of life, John 6:31-42, 48-58. You shall not live by bread alone (written word), but by every word (living bread) out of the mouth of God, Deuteronomy 8:3.
MARK ON THE FOREHEAD: The way you think, or in the hand - your works; Cain blamed God for his iniquity, Genesis 4:13-15; Lamintations 3:12 (also see ARROW); Ezekiel 9:4; Revelation 13:16-17.
MATTER: (See THING) - Proverbs 25:2
MEMBERS: Literally body parts, figurative of evil deeds - Colossians 3:5; deeds of ‘old man ‘ - Colossians 3:9; tongue defiles whole body - James 3:6; (see BODY)
MERCHANDISE: Knowledge; message - Ezekiel 28:1, 2, 13; see Revelation 18:3, 11-17 Babylon's; a merchant would be a messenger.
MILk: Beginning principles of God’s word - 1Peter 2:1-2; 1Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12-14; 6:1-2. (See WINE).
MIND: - Same as Spirit, Job 20:3. (See SPIRIT, TABERNACLE).
MIRROR: Bible - James 1:23-25.
MONTH: Period of darkness ruled by the moon; represents no spiritual light; light is knowledge of God - Genesis 1:14-16; Psalms 136:9; Psalms 119:130.
MOON: Reflects only 1/7th of the light that falls on it. The law of God, which has no light of its own - Jeremiah 31:35. One’s understanding of the law from his own light (sun), or from the Son of righteousness - Malachi 4:2. (See LIGHT)
MOUNTAIN: Symbol of a kingdom, an understanding: Babylon - world's confused way of thinking about God - Jeremiah 51:24-25; Revelation 8:8 (destroyed); Matthew Zion God's way of thinking possessed by saints - Zechariah 8:3; God's righteousness like - Psalms 36:6; God will make my mountain strong - Psalms 30:7; It is faith that removes the bad mountains - Matthew 17:20; Two ways of thinking in Revelation: New Jerusalem, in Matthew: Zion & Babylon, that great city - Revelation 21:10; 17:5, 18.
NAIL: A sure concept - Ezra 9:8; Ecclesiastes 12:11; Isaiah 22:23-25 .
NAKED: Opposite of clothed, without truth, shame exposed - Lamintations 1:8; Ezekiel 16:8; 2Corinthians 5:1-3; Revelation 3:17-18; 16:15 - (See CLOTHES).
NAME: Character - Exodus 33:18-19; 34:5-7; Revelation 2:17 (reference meaning of Hebrew names in concordance).
NATIONS: The root word for nations (Hebrew 1471) is 1342 = to rise up (pride, self exalting) The nations picture the sin problem in man's heart; Denominations - Deuteronomy 9:1-3; 7:1 (Characteristics of the nations).
NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S IDOL: (See LION, BEAR, LEOPARD )
NECK: Principles that hold up the head; they are manifest outwardly - Proverbs 6:20-21; Habakkuk 3:13; Lamintations 5:5; Isaiah 8:8; Song of Solomon 7:4; 4:4.
NET: (a snare) Mind of a woman (mind-set) - Ecclesiastes . 7:26 ; wicked taken in - Psalms 9:15-16; Job 18:8; taken to Babylon by - Ezekiel 12:13; 17:20; (cf Proverbs 29:5); fish = thoughts, clean or unclean, taken in a net, then separated - Matthew 13:47-50.
NINE (9): Numbers of "Finality" or "Judgment," last single digit, marks the "end." Haggai 1:11 lists 9 particulars on which judgment comes; Galatians 5:22 - spirit described 9 ways 1Corinthians 12:8-10 - 9 gifts of the spirit.
NOON: (see DAY) Shadow of self disappears - Isaiah 58:8-10 (see also SHADOW); man in own wisdom will not recognize, but poor in spirit do - Job 5:13-14; those who trust God will receive His righteousness (thoughts) Psalms 37:5-6; man's wisdom shown to be darkness, famine - Amos 8:9-13; Saul (Paul) called at noon - Acts 22:6.
NOSTRILS: [H639from 599 = breath hard, snort] Literally = breathing holes; Figurative of God's spirit (breath) as a rebuke of a person's sin - 2Samuel 22:16-18; Job 4:9, done in love, but perceived by man as God's anger; cry to God, He will come against your sin - Psalms 18:6-8, 15 so you can discover your false foundation; breathing a figurative of a person receiving the spirit of life from God - Genesis 2:7; Job 27:3; man deceived by others - Isaiah 2:22; (see SMELL).
OAK: (generally, trees = character traits) Strength - Amos 2:9 .
ODOR: An understanding perceived, either good or bad (see SMELL): God of Noah's sacrifice Genesis8:20-21; Isaac deceived by Jacob - Genesis27:27; a gift of support to Paul - Philippians 4:16-18; Christ's sacrifice as a gift of love - Ephesians 5:2.
OIL: Spirit, spiritual character; used for light & anointing - Exodus 35:28 ; Psalms 55:21; Ecclesiastes 9:8 (used with clothing); brings joy - Isaiah 61:3; makes face shine - Psalms 104:15; the Spirit gives light (see LIGHT).
OIL, ANOINTING: Made up of 4 sweet smelling spices & olive oil (5 = grace)- Exodus 30:23-33: Oil
is a symbol of God's spirit, with which Christ was anointed, & priests - Hebrews 1:9; Calamus - a message of light (see REED); Myrrh - (from the root) bitter experience, results in a sweet smell to God; Cassia - (from the root) bow down, bow the knee (Isaiah 45:23-24; Romans14:11-12; Philippians 2:10); Cinnamon - (comes from various trees - see TREES) to erect, build character fit for heaven.
OLD CORN: Joshua 5:11-12  produce (RSV, ASV), or what the land yields, fruit of the land. Figuratively, fruit = words, works, Proverbs 12:14; 1:31; land = self, Mark 4:3-8, 13-20; Promised land a symbol of the mind, or spirit of Christ. The fruit (spoken word) of that land is better than gold, Proverbs 8:19; Galatians 3:14. (see MANNA). Old Corn = fruit of Eden given up by Adam & Eve.
OLD MAN: The carnal, corrupted thinking. It was crucified with Christ - Romans 6:6; 2Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:22.
OLIVE TREE: Literally, a source of oil, a symbol of the spirit of Christ. A person filled with the spirit -  Hosea 14:6; Psalms 52:8; Romans 11:24; Zechariah 4:12-14 (sons of oil - margin) (See SPIRIT)
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY AMD FOUR THOUSAND (144,000): A symbolic number referring to the Last Generation CHurch which reach their Perfection or Completeness and take the Last Message to the Modern-day Jews to allow them also to reach their Perfection. The number is derived from the 12 Israeli tribes which are an unknown number represented by thousands (many) in each tribe multiplied by God's government or those that are saved. They are not included as a part of 'The Great Multitude' (Revelation 7:9), these have a Mark on their Foreheads and sing a Song no one else can sing (Revelation 14:1). (See MARK ON THE FOREHEAD, THOUSAND, TWELVE ).
ORACLE: A brief utterance  - 1Peter. 4:11; God’s word written down - Acts 7:38; Romans 3:1-2
OVEN: The heart - Hosea 7:6.
OPPRESS: Impose a spiritual test - Hosea 12:7; Exodus 3:9; 23:9; Psalms 119:122.
PALM TREE: The righteous - Psalms 92:12.
PATH: Where feet walk , avenue of thinking - Psalms 23:3; 25:10; 119:35, 105; Proverbs 2:8-9.
PEARLS: Worldly character trait that has been overcome - Matthew 7:6 . Righteousness of Christ.
PILLAR: Concepts - Proverbs 9:1 (seven = a fullness); Jeremiah 1:17-19; Song of Solomon 5:15; Job 26:11; 1Timothy 3:15.
POMEGRANATE: Song of Solomon 8:2; wine of the pomegranate. Wine represents teaching, Micah 2:11.
QUIVER: Holds arrows, arrows are words (see ARROW). Quiver symbol of the heart, out of which come thoughts, or words. Jeremiah 5:15-16; Lamintations 3:13; Isaiah 49:2. (See CHILDREN & BOW).
RAIN: God's spoken word - Deuteronomy 32:1-2; Isaiah 55:10-11.
RAINBOW: Fullness of understanding. (See COLOR) - Ezekiel 1:28; Genesis 9:16; Revelation 4:3; 10:1.
RED (SCARLET): (unsanctified) man’s understanding Isaiah 1:18; Revelation 17:3-4; Revelation 12:3; (sanctified) understanding why the blood of Christ was shed at the cross - Colossians 1:20; John 12:32; Galatians 6:14.
REED: Message (rod); no water-no reeds - Genesis 41:5; Isaiah 19:5-7; 35:6b-7; Revelation 11:1.
REEDS: Reeds must have much water to survive, water is Thoughts. It requires much thought to understand and put into practice God's ways of doing things. Genesis 4:1-7; Genesis 41:25; Isaiah 19:1-6; Isaiah 35:5-7.
REINS: Desires & affections of the inmost mind, the heart. God searches & tries them. Reins-kidneys filters & purifies water - Jeremiah 17:10; 11:20.
RIVER: Stream of thought, way of thinking- Proverbs 18:4; Jeremiah 2:13 (a path would also be a way of thinking).
ROCK (STONE): concepts - Psalms 114:8; 1Corinthians 10:4; Matthew 16:13-18. Houses, walls & altars are built of stones. A spiritual house of stones - Ephesians 2:19-22.
ROD: Message of correction - Isaiah 11:4 ; Job 37:13; Proverbs 13:24; 22:15; 29:15; Micah 6:9 ; Revelation 11:1 ; Word of authority. Words of authority are used for correction, chastisement, etc. Exodus 4:20; 17:8-13; Isaiah 11:4 (the rod of God’s mouth is His spirit, His authority with which He speaks truth). Man speaking his own thoughts is unsanctified authority. Proverbs 14:3 ; 10:13; 26:3.
ROOT: Lowest part of a thing, part of a tree that drinks the water. Causes the tree (character trait) to produce fruit, gives strength to the righteous - Jeremiah 17:8; 2Kings 19:30; Proverbs 12:3, 12.
SABBATH: Is Spiritually discerned Genesis 2:1,2. If read correctly, God is looking forward to the time when He will meet with those that have understood His character and attributes correctly. (See Law).
SAND OF THE SEA: Outwardly, people - Isaiah 10:22, 57:20; inwardly thoughts, understanding - 1Kings 4:29; Job 6:2-3. (See SEA).
SATAN: An improper Hebrew noun [H7854],: satan = adversary; root = H7853 = to oppose, resist. Erroneously transliterated as a proper noun - Satan. Used of opponents Numbers 22:22; 1Samuel 29:4; 2Samuel 19:22; 1Kings 5:4 Too much attention is given to a supernatural being, called Satan, causing humanity to look outside themselves for solutions to sin problems. James 1:14. The concept derived from the Hebrew word is that of the adversarial attitude of the human mind toward God. (Greek - G4567, Chaldee origin; G4566 from H7854). (See LUCIFER, DEVIL).
SCALES OF FISH: Pride - Job 41:15, 34.
SCORPION(S): Rebellious thoughts cause rebellious people - Ezekiel 2:6; Revelation 9:3, 5, 10.
SEA: Thoughts of the abyss; man walking in his own understanding; worldly thoughts/thinking; wicked are like the troubled sea. The Sea is impure water. The Savior dried the sea & made it a way for the ransomed to pass over - Isaiah 51:10; 17:12-13; 11:15; 23:2-4; 57:20; Revelation 17:15; 20:8.
SEED: Words - Luke 8:11.
SEVEN (7): Enough, full, satisfied: A fullness of an experience or understanding: 7-lamps of light in the temple - Exodus 39:37; Numbers 8:2-4; 7-nations that have to be defeated - Deuteronomy 7:; 7 days of creation, a figure of man's spiritual creation.
SEVENTY (70): 7 X 10 = a fullness of hearing God. Daniel 9:24: [7 X 10]. Inwardly this prophecy is to: a) finish transgression, b) make an end of sins, c) make reconciliation for iniquity, d) bring in everlasting righteousness, eternal) seal up the vision & prophecy) anoint the most holy - 6 (# of man) things to bring man into the fullness of Christ.
SHADOW: Negative - darkness of death, human nature - lack of understanding, Job 10:22; 17:7; Isaiah 30:2-3; Positive - God’s knowledge, protection Psalms 17:8; 57:1; Isaiah 9:2-6; 32:2; 49:2; 51:16.
SHEEP: God's people - Zechariah 10:3; John 10:2-4, 11, 16.
SHEW BREAD: Bread of faces, or persons; Son of God & Son of Man - Exodus 25:23-30; Leviticus 24:59. Furnished by Israel (writings of the prophets) by an everlasting covenant, arranged in order [two rows/piles of six (man’s #) each, stacks represent Michael & Jesus - 66] every seven days, covered with frankincense, a sweet smelling, white spice, & only eaten by a priest. There are 66 books of the Bible that testify to the work of the Son. John 6:33-35; Hebrews 3:1, 4:14; Revelation 1:12-14; the high priest wore the names (66) of Israel on his shoulders - Exodus 28:9-12; Isaiah 9:6. (in man's attempts to be like God, he places a third six on the table - 666).
SHIELD: The faith of Christ - Ephesians 6:16; Psalms 5:12.
SIX (6): Numbers of a man, as he was created on day six (4+2=man's world + division; 5+1 = the grace of God made of none effect by man's addition to it; 7-1=man's shortcoming of spiritual fullness. (666: Man portraying God).
666: Represents the Man of Lawlessness (Sin) - (2Thessalonians 2:3) (Man portraying God) - (See Six)
SMELL: Verb is H7306 = to breath, blow. Figurative of to perceive something. The noun (smell, odor) would be an understanding perceived. Genesis 8:21; 27:27; Amos 5:21; Job 39:25; Philippians 4:18 [G2175].
SNARE: unsanctified words that lead to spiritual death - Proverbs 18:7; 13:14; 14:27.
SNOW: God's words - Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalms 148:8.
SONG: Life experience - Exodus 15; 2Samuel 22; Revelation 14:3.
SOUL: - (as in Body & Soul).
SPEAR: Bitter, sharp words - Habakkuk 3:11 ; Psalms 64:3 - (see ARROW).
SPIRIT: H7307; G4151 - Both the Hebrew & Greek = a current of air, i.e. wind, breath; figurative of a spirit, the inner man or mind. When God or a person speaks, their breath carries the words which express the thoughts of the mind. EzeKiel 2:1-2; Proverbs 1:23; Job 12:13; 26:4; 2Samuel 23:2. Man’s spirit is unholy, God’s spirit is holy. To possess the Holy Spirit is to possess the thoughts of God (John 7:37-39). To worship God in spirit (John 4:23) is to worship Him in the mind (thought), Romans 7:21-25.
SPOTS: False spiritual concepts: Deuteronomy 32:5; Job 11:14-15; 2Peter 2:13; Jude 10, 11-12; Without spot - Ephesians 5:27; 1Peter 1:19 (blemishes in man's understanding of God) (see BLEMISHES).
SPRING: (See WELL) A person - 2Peter 2:17 (cp to Fountain).
STARS (of the heaven): Spiritual man, God's people - Genesis 15:5; Psalms 147:4; Job 38:7 Little suns that give light (understanding) at night, & can be a symbol for God’s or man’s understanding - (see LIGHT). Also is a figure of people with light - Genesis 15:5; Job 38:7; Psalms 147:4; Jude 13. Light in the heavens is figurative of man’s knowledge of God, whether from God (Jeremiah 31:35) or man. Man’s light will be darkened by the Lord’s providence - Isaiah 13:8-9; Mark 13:24-26.
STONE (ROCK): A concept, something conceived in the mind (water wears/smooth's it) - Matthew 7:24; 16:18; Psalms 119:69; Job 14:19; Exodus 28:9-12; (See ROCK).
STONE, HEWN: Man’s concepts. See BRICK - Exodus 20:25 ; Isaiah 9:10; Lamintations 3:9; Amos 5:11.
STRANGER: Does not know God - Psalms 39:12; unbeliever - Exodus 12:43, 48 (not of Israel); not thoughts of God; Ezekiel 44:7-9 not circumcised in heart.
STREAM: Stream of consciousness (same as river); a lot of words - Jeremiah 2:13; Proverbs 18:4.
SUN: Light is understanding (Psalms 119:130). Therefore the sun can be the Son's understanding of the Father (Malachi 4:2; Psalms 84:11), or humanity’s understanding of God - Matthew 13:43; John 8:12; 11:9; Genesis 37:5, 9-10.
SWINE: Spiritually unclean thought - Leviticus 11:7; Job 18:3; Psalms 49:12; 73:22.
SWORD: A symbol of the tongue, whether God's (Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16) or man's (Psalms 57:4; 64:3; Proverbs 12:18). Words from the tongue of man are that which defiles him (Matthew 15:18), and that with which we devour others (Isaiah 30:27; James 3:5-6). Yet, it is the words from Christ's tongue that cleanses us (John 15:3; Revelation 1:16). (See TONGUE).
TABERNACLE: God's dwelling place (His Mind); the mind (same as temple) - Psalms 46:4; 1Corinthians 3:16 (See MIND).
TAIL: False messenger (Prophet); end of a message. Exodus: Moses’ plagues - he picked up the serpents tail and it became a rod (message). The Godhead was cast to the ground and became trinity and is to be picked up again at the end. - Isaiah 9:15-16; Revelation 9:3, 5, 10.
TEETH: The foundational principles that enable one to digest & assimilate concepts. Authority, power - 1Kings10:18; 22:39 ; (Ivory=teeth-kings & rulers live in ivory palaces); - Joel 1:6 lion’’s teeth(king of animal world); Job 16:9 ; Acts 7:54  (leaders); Revelation 5:6; help form words.
TEMPLE: The mind (same as Sanctuary) - 1Corinthians 3:9, 16-17; 2Corinthians 6:16; Luke 17:20-21.
TEN (10): Complete enough. [3=complete; 7=enough & 3 + 7 =10––complete enough]. Perfection of divine order––it implies that nothing is wanting or lacking. 10 commandments contain all that is necessary; tithe is the whole of what was due from man to God as recognizing God’s claim on the whole; 10 plagues on Egypt-the completion of God’s judgments. Perfect order in this universe is from the Father to the Son to humanity - ten. Five stands for grace & 10 is two 5's –– it is God giving you His understanding. Unsanctified it is the letter of the law which, because of darkness, brings confusion, and eventually spiritual death. - Deuteronomy 23:3 .
TENTH: Malachi 3:10: Tithes are the spiritual understanding of the law. We bring into the storehouse (our mind) the understanding of God and God opens the storehouse of the heavens to you. One way this is manifested outwardly is by supporting those who feed you (spiritually) with tithes & offerings.
THIGH: Foundation; authority (Translated as shaft) -  Genesis 24:2; 46:26 (loins); Jeremiah 31:19; Exodus 25:31 (shaft).
THIING: (See MMATTER) - Proverbs 25:2
THIRTEEN (13): Rebellion - Genesis17:21-25: Jealousy, rebellion set up because Isaac was favored over an Ishmaelite.
THORNS (BRIARS): Cares of life, guilt; sin problems - 2Corinthians 12:7 ; Mark 4:18-19 ; Matthew 27:29.
THOUGHTS: An individual's thoughts are displayed by their emotions which then leads to how they will act or their actions or behaviors. Isaiah 53:1. Iniquity, transgression & sin = thoughts, feelings & action (see Psalms 32:1,2; Isaiah 53:11).
THOUSAND: Many, strong - Exodus 32:28; Israel numbered - Numbers 26:34.
THREE (3): Complete. Divinity perfected through Humanity - 3 denotes "divine completion" Luke 13:32; that which is complete (3 divisions of time: past, present, future; God's attributes: omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence; 3 kingdoms of matter: animal, vegetable, mineral; 3 ways of temptation of all that is in the world - 1John 2:16; Through suffering - Hebrews 2:10; 5:7-9.
THUNDER: Voices, God's voice (as from a cloud, i.e. God's people) - Job 37:2-5; Psalms 18:13, 15; rebuke of God - Psalms 104:7.
TONGUE: Reveals the heart; the heart as seen in one's tongue; the tongue is the answer of the heart, the way the heart speaks - Proverbs 10:20; 16:1; James 3:5-6; John 15:1, 1 represented by Sword, Arrows, etc. (See ARROW, SWORD).
TOWER: Sanctuary, place of safety, watchtower - 2Samuel 22:51 ; Psalms 18:2 ; Matthew 21:33 .
TREASURE: Knowledge, especially of God - Proverbs 2:1-5; Colossians 2:2-3.
TREE: People, character traits - Isaiah 7:2; 55:12; 1Chronicles 16:33; Psalms 1:3; Isaiah 61:3; Luke 23:31; Jeremiah 17:78; Matthew 3:10; 8:24.
TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL: Man combining his thoughts with God’s = dust of the earth – of which God told Adam not to eat - Genesis. 2:17; 6:5; Matthew 15:19.
TREE OF LIFE: Christ - The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life - Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 11:30; 1Corinthians 1:24.
TROUGH: - Genesis 24:20.
TRUMPET: For 4 purposes: 1) Signal to assemble, 2) to go to war, 3) to move - 4) for joyful accolades and celebration; Numbers 10:1-3, 9-10 - Voice of Michael - Revelation 1:10; 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - voice of Christ; sounding an alarm.
TRUTH: Christ - John 14:6.
TWELVE (12): God's government (perfection or completion of government) - 12 tribes of Israel - Genesis 17:20; Genesis 42:13.
2300 DAYS Spiritually: (30 x 70) + (40 x 5) = 2300. A way of describing what Christ puts you through to bring you to the cleansing of your sanctuary. The final cleansing is when you are rid of the angry god within. Multiplication is increasing current understanding; addition is adding and applying understanding that you haven’t had before. (30) = 10 x 3:  - abiding x  - the 3 things God gives you: Understanding the Sonship of Christ, the abiding truth and the sin nature. So 30 is complete speaking, complete hearing Him. (70) = 7 x 10: A fulfillment of God’s teaching to you. It takes 70 (spiritual) years to get you out of Babylon. So 30 represents “what He’s telling you” and 70 represents “the time taken.” (40) = trial, so 4 x 10 is God showing your earthliness to you (i.e. see yourself) and it’’s multiplied by His grace (5).
TWO (2): Unity or division - Father & Son; At first, humanity separated from God.
VEIL: Evil conscience, lack of understanding of God, or man’s understanding - Hebrews 10:20. My understanding of God that keeps me separated from Him. Luke 23:44-45: Revelation of the cross darkens man's knowledge (sun) when the veil (flesh) is rent.
VEILS IN TABERNACLE: There are 3. Courtyard: blue, purple, scarlet, white. 20 cu. wide hung on 4 pillars of shittim wood joined or bound together with silver; hung with hooks of silver, set in sockets of brass - Exodus 27:16-17. Holy: blue, purple, scarlet, white; hung on 5 pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold with hooks of gold & sockets of brass - Exodus 26:36-37. Most Holy: blue, purple, scarlet, white; hung on 4 pillars of shittim wood, overlaid with gold with hooks of gold & sockets of silver - Exodus 26:31-32 - The entire tabernacle is a parable of coming into the fullness of Christ - each veil represents an advancement in understanding.
VESSEL: Person - Psalms 2:9; 31:12; Jeremiah 22:28; 51:34; Hosea 8:8; Acts 9:15; 2Timothy 2:21.
VIALS: Persons: 1 Sam 10:1 - oil out of the vial a symbol of Saul being anointed by the Spirit of Christ. Plagues in Revelation are messages of judgment. Water turning to blood, etc., are the results. Revelation 16.
VINEYARD: People - Isaiah 5:7.
VIRGIN: Outwardly, a pure Church, inwardly of thoughts - Lamintations 2:13; Jeremiah 6:2; 2Corinthians 11:2.
WALL: Salvation - (made of stones - concepts) Isaiah 60:18; Proverbs 25:28; Joel 2:7; the law - Lamintations 2:18; Proverbs 7:2.
WATER: concepts, thoughts, words - Proverbs 18:4; a flowing brook is a stream of thought. (See other types: DEW, FLOOD, HAIL, POOL, SEA, etc). All forms of water have different shades of meaning, can be holy or unholy; clean or unclean; heavenly or worldly. The sea as a pool of water indicates a mind-set. - Job 38:30, 34; Isaiah 55:8-11; Jeremiah 2:13,18; Deep water is man's words - Isaiah 44:3; Ephesians 5:26; Deuteronomy 32:1-2; John 7:37-39.
WATER, LIVING: The Father & Son - Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13; John 4:10; living water brings healing; pure truth - Ezekiel 47:8-9; spoken word - Deuteronomy 32:1-2; holy spirit - John 7:37-39.
WATER, POLLUTED: Pagan, worldly thoughts (Proud or raging water) - Psalms 124:4-5; Jeremiah 2:18
WAVES: Prideful concepts, worldly works (a heap of stone, dung or water) - Isaiah 48:18; 57:20; Job 38:11; Psalms 65:7; Jude 13.
WAYS, GOD’S: - His judgments - Deuteronomy 32:4; Daniel 4:37.
WEEDS: Erroneous thoughts causing sin, guilt - Jonah 2:5 (literally means “red”).
WELL (or a SPRING): A person - 2Peter 2:17 (cp to Fountain).
WHEAT (Barley): spiritual nourishment (opposed to tares - bad thoughts): Outwardly, the righteous, - Joel 1:11; John 4:35; Matthew 13:38.
WHIRLWIND: (or, storm wind) a destructive spirit, or spirit of judgment - Jeremiah 23:19; Proverbs 1:27; 10:25; God speaks out of - Job 38:1; brings trials that perfect - Psalms 58:9; Isaiah 66:15-16; Nahum 1:3-6; Ezekiel 1:4-5; Psalms 107:24-30.
WHISPERER: cannot be trusted as a friend - Proverbs 16:28.
WHITE: Pure or purity, righteous - Isaiah 1:18 ; Revelation 19:8.
WHORE: Apostate mind-set - Revelation 17:5; Deep ditch - Proverbs 23:27; Pit - Proverbs 22:14.
WILDERNESS: A land not sown with light - Jeremiah 2:2 & Psalms 97:11; A place to receive water from the Rock; a place to die to self. A mind not cultivated with God's word (a land [mind] not sown with concepts); Habitation of dragons - Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 19:13 dry, thirsty land (carnal mind); Isaiah 35:47; Land of darkness - Jeremiah 2:31; Salt land, not inhabited - Jeremiah 17:6.
WIND: spirit, or breath speaking words; - Acts 2:2; John 6:63; Ephesians. 4:14; 17:25; John 3:8; Proverbs 1:23.
WINE: Unadulterated reasoning’s (teachings or understanding) of Christ. Like milk that is for babes, wine is for the mature in understanding. Wine & milk are the same principles, one is stronger than the other. Both have to do with the way Christ thinks. Proverbs 9:1-2 teaches the hearing (abiding) to those who receive wine - Micah 2:11 -  Doctrine (teaching) - can be true or false; Understanding -  Micah 2:11; Proverbs 9:5; Isaiah 28:7; 29:9-11; Jeremiah 51:7.
WINGS: The spiritual heart, good or bad. It is the wings that open and receive the wind, the spirit of God that lifts you up into the heavens (spiritual understanding) - Christ: Malachi 4:2; Matthew 3:16; Luke 3:22; humanity: Revelation 12:14; Isaiah 40:31; Negative: Zechariah 5:9.
WINTER: Leaves are the covering of a tree, which lose their green color due to decreased light (understanding, Psalms 119:130); leaves fall off a tree (spiritual nakedness of character exposed –– (see LEAVES).
WOLF: (see ANIMALS) wild dog - ravaging fleshly thought, feeding off the flesh of other animals. Matthew 7:15 a false prophet consumes the unwary with his fleshly understanding.
WOMAN: A mind-set. A virgin (woman) outwardly represents a church (2Corinthians 11:2-3 ). In this case it is the body of Christ who professes to listen to Him. - Jeremiah 6:2; Ephesians 5:23-32 ; Church - Impure: Revelation 17:5 , 18 ; The Church outwardly - Ephesians 5:25-32 - husband and wife are a picture of the church as the bride and its relationship to Christ; Moon symbol of - Genesis 37:5, 9-10 . Proverbs 14:1; 23:27-33; 31:10-31 ; Nahum 3:13; Revelation 12:1-6; A mind-set of listening to man (self, others). Inwardly, a woman is a way of thinking. (EVERY word or action begins with a thought - cf Revelation 17:18 & 21:2 with Proverbs 25:28).
WOMB: Mind - Job 15:35; 32:18-19; Psalms 31:9; Proverbs 22:17-18; John 3:4-5, (See BELLY, MIND).
WOOD: Man’s character, human nature or natural man - Psalms 1:3; Jeremiah 5:14; Proverbs 26:20; Song of Solomon 2:3.
WOOL: covering of a lamb Sanctified = humility; unsanctified = becomes Pride; Genesis 3:21; (See LINEN) not to be mixed with wool when God makes you a priest - Ezekiel 44:17; Leviticus 16:4, 32.
WORM: Old man, natural man - Job 25:6; Isaiah 41:14; 51:8; Psalms 22:6.
WORMWOOD: Bitterness - Lamintations 3:15; Revelation 8:11; Proverbs 5:4.
WRATH: Because God being a God of Love, does not display His anger, God simply turns His back on them and walks away. A different story with His Son, Michael, the God of Israel (Jesus Christ), who caused the Earth's Flood and killed many, many in the Old Testament times - Romans 1:18-26 - Christ had to learn from His Father, Hebrews 5:8,9; Isaiah 42:18-21.
YOKE: Literally, a coupling together, used in scripture primarily to indicate “burden.” Sanctified: To take on the yoke of Christ is to abide in Him (learn=hear & do Matthew 7:24) thereby finding the true rest - Matthew 11:29-30; Philippians 2:5; 1Peter 2:21; Unsanctified: The letter of the law and sin - Galatians 5:1-4 + 2Corinthians 3:6 (law); Acts 15:10; Isaiah 58:9; 1Timothy 6:1 (slave, servant), Lamintations 1:14 (transgressions), Jeremiah 27:8-11 (Babylon), Leviticus 26:13 (Egypt); Isaiah 58:6 (oppression) (See OPPRESS).
ZION: Figure of God’s people - Isaiah 51:16; city of the great King Psalms 48:1-2; Psalms 50:2; Poetical name for Jeremiah, the city of God - Daniel 9:16; figure of the mind of Christ - His way of thinking - Hebrews 12:22.
Understanding of the symbols requires study, for the understanding of many are dependent on knowing others. Use of the Bible to interpret itself brings rich rewards, enabling the student to see much more spiritual depth of the Scriptures. 2Timothy 2:7: Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
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