Dear Gentle Ones:
This is a very odd answer.
I say again, this is a very odd answer.
To paraphrase a question, 'Who are the rulers in the heavenly places?".
God rested one day in 7 as a pattern. And Ancient Israel and the New Israel both conquered astrological/astronomical empires by resting one day in 7, and by that action-speech witnessing that The One True God made all those things that the respective empires worshiped. This is ERH's contention. I say also that now we rest in Christ's 8th Day Resurrection.
So, the rulers in the heavenly places in this instance, downstream, were the astrological/astronomical.
To respond to ERH's contention that the Israels conquered in that way, I think we will retune the 1234567, and the retunement of it by circle of fifths (Rev. 5:12-7:12, the Ascension pictured), by doing it again, and flipping (there was more the the Revelation changes than re-ordering: sining instead of speaking, using instruments...) into 8531642 (we are self-conscious), and using the churches as names of the eras in the Bible, so that we can respond to them--filling, as Mike Bull and others might say. The names are now changed to sociological ones, the churches, and 'tag' -> 'day' is punned to YMMM!!, so that we are 'seen' (O taste the Lord and see that He is good) to 'read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest' bodies of time.
Odd answer out.
Love in King Jesus,
Charlie 'If this is Tuesday, it must be SardisYMMM!!' Hartman