A Place of Pondering

The First Seal

As the first seal is opened, John sees one of the four beasts saying “come and see”. He sees a white horse and he that sat on him had a bow and a crown was given him and he went forth conquering and to conquer. We first see an archetype of the occurrences of this first thousand years in Adam’s immediate family. On one hand, he and Eve have received the Gospel with gladness and many of their children live it as well. On the opposite spectrum, Cain and Satan form the first Secret Combination with oaths to murder and get gain. Cain becomes Master Mahan (meaning Master Mind, Master Destroyer, or Great One). Thus darkness immediately opposes the great light of the Gospel.The first seal shows from Adams time to Noah’s time. There was much struggling in the Spirit and an actual war between the righteous and the wicked. Along with some of the greatest righteousness such as Enoch and the City of Zion, there was also some of the greatest abominations. The Saints conquered their foes through faith and priesthood power and they received crowns of glory. The archetype of the man on the white horse is Enoch. A white horse seems to suggest purity, nobility, even royalty. Thus Enoch, being a faithful Prophet was able to build the city Zion with such righteousness that the entire city was taken up to dwell in the presence of the Father once again. The dispensation seems to end as Zion has fled, leaving one righteous man (Methuselah) and his seed along with the residue of the people that had grown wicked and now even more so. There seems to be about 1052 years from Adam to when Zion is Fled based on the genealogical records given in the scriptures. This dispensation constitutes the entire book of Moses, and Genesis 2-5.

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References: Revelation 6:1-2Moses 3-8Genesis 2-5

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