Hey thanks for your comment. Is Hebrews 4 that to which you were referring?
That's a great point about day seven being a parallel to the seventh seal. Reversing order is referred to as "The first shall be last and the last shall be first." I'm sure you've heard of "chiasmus" before.
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The first and the last are the same. The second and the second to last - etc. So when the seventh seal is opened, there are seven trumpets that now fire sequentially. This type was foreshadowed by Jericho - the first conquest of the promised land that signified the Israelites' first entering the promised land after the Exodus.
Jericho 6:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
So interesting ... this command was very likely given through the Angel of the Lord who meets Joshua on the field the day before:
Joshua 5:13 ¶ And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
The ark is present ... and all the children of Israel shout upon the seventh trumpet.
Joshua 6:13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rearward came after the ark of the Lord, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
The same angel who delivers these instructions is the same angel who delivers Revelation to John imho, and I believe Revelation 11 is the fulfillment of Yom Kippur where the lesser God ascends to receive his crown. Revelation 11 is the end of the 6th trumpet, and when the 7th is blown the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of the Lord and His Christ.
Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
This is why John worships the angel twice near the end of the Revelation. He is witnessing the exaltation of the Angel of the Lord & the fulfillment of Yom Kippur. The Angel of the Lord is the one to whom the High Priest of Levi points just as the High Priest of Melchizedek points to Jesus Christ.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Then is the great shout that was foreshadowed in Jericho:
Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
The message from this Angel to the other angels of the seven churches of Asia through John is plainly a message to all of us. The inversion of time that clearly aligns to the laws of God and to the dispensations themselves is a message to all of us that indicates who we are and where we are on our eternal journey. Our temple endowment has been directed at those souls who are aligned to the Law of the Gospel (think of the name of the accompanying token.) We are anointed to become priests (level 6) and kings (level 7.) Call it speculation if you'd like. That's on you.
1. Revelation 2:7 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
2. Revelation 2:11 He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
3. Revelation 2:17 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
4. Revelation 2:26-28 And to him who overcometh, and keepeth my commandments unto the end, will I give power over many kingdoms; And he shall rule them with the word of God; and they shall be in his hands as the vessels of clay in the hands of a potter; and he shall govern them by faith, with equity and justice, even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.
5. Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6. Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
7. Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
8. Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
3 and 6 contain easy clues to orient this model. Mannah obviously points to Moses and New Jerusalem points to Enoch. Yet these clues align the dispensations inversely. This is why the time of the gentiles happens just after Jesus Christ's resurrection. His ministry represents the gate by which we enter (2 Nephi 31.)
Adam - Consecration - 7
Enoch - Chastity - 6
Noah - Gospel - 5
Abraham - Sacrifice - 4
Moses - Obedience - 3
Jesus Christ - Baptism - Gate
Peter - Repentance - 2
Joseph Smith - Faith - 1
Enoch happens just before entering that seventh day of rest. Just as Enoch was the second dispensation, in the microcosm of the sequential unfolding of the end times events is in reverse sequence of the dispensations themselves. So of course New Jerusalem and the City of Enoch will join up just before God walks the Earth again with Adam.
Moses 7:62 And righteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem.
63 And the Lord said unto Enoch: Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there, and we will receive them into our bosom, and they shall see us; and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other;
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God
The fifth promise of overcoming suggests a relationship with the Lord but a distance from the father. The sixth promise suggests not only a relationship but knowing the name of the Father and the new name of the Son. Latter-day Saints align to this fifth level - the law of the gospel, which is why seeking the second comforter is the main goal. Notice how few talk about seeking the presence of the Father. The priests to which we are anointed in the temple is the Holy Apostleship. These are the especial witnesses of Jesus Christ. The dispensation heads are the seven archangels who have exclusive access to the Father.
Moses 7:24 And there came generation upon generation; and Enoch was high and lifted up, even in the bosom of the Father, and of the Son of Man; and behold, the power of Satan was upon all the face of the earth.
Who introduces us to the Lord at the veil in the temple? Peter, James, and John. What about the Father? Who introduces us to him and when? Are there more signs and tokens for that, or are we just done at that point?
Peter is in fact one of the dispensation heads - I believe if James and John were absent at the Mount of Transfiguration, there would have been no cloud covering the presence of the Father. The Law of Chastity is the higher law of mastery of thought. To answer Teh Nehor's question (I had to put it through google translate - Troll to English) the law of Chastity is mastery of thought and is a requirement of ZION to be of one heart and one mind - something we obviously have not attained as members of the Lord's church. This doesn't mean we don't have to obey the Law of Chastity before we see the Lord, but neither is our work towards perfection done once we behold Him either.
We will, however, have to master our minds and make our minds holy before we can receive the name of the Father and the new name of the Son.