Monday, January 30, 2012

Part 39 - Rango - Tonic Cureal and the Blood of the Lamb

After giving the Rango series a break for nearly a month, this post picks up a few threads introduced earlier as I move toward the wrap-up.

Those responsible for Rango demonstrate that they know the season of when the lawless one will be revealed, and of the related event I refer to as the Bride Theft. One example is signaled in the scene where the bank teller (saints left behind) is running through Dirt's main street reporting on the bank robbery (theft of the valuable Bride).

At the left of these images you see a rodent woman standing in front of a doorway. On one side you can make out the word “TONIC.” On the other, “CUREAL.” TONIC CUREAL. “Cureal” means cure-all like an all purpose curative agent. It's the apothecary, a drugstore.

If you can identify the rodent's role you can start connecting some dots to draw the picture being illustrated. She's the woman who had her Bible in the general store, the one Rango grabbed and signed, while her idiot son was gnawing on and looking down the barrel of Rango's gun. She's the woman who gave her boy a rude slap upside the head while making a withdrawal at the bank (church). She and her son are left behind with the bank teller, saints of like circumstance.

Why were they left behind? Were they deceived by the tonic cureal, Mystery Babylon's sorceries? Pharmakeia? (Revelation 18:23 “...because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.”) That's a valid interpretation! Pharmakeia marks the doorway as the sign of an access portal for demons. Many saints will be disqualified and rejected when the Bridegroom comes for His Bride because they are deceived by the spells of witchcraft, which includes but is not limited to drugs.

So, the setting is when the theft is being announced, right? The Bride Theft is a barley harvest, associated with Chag HaMatzot. This is roughly concurrent with Pesah. At the institution of Pesah, a substance that may be considered a tonic cureal was applied to doorposts, the blood of a sacrificed lamb.

21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.
22 You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.
Exodus 12:21-22

The blood of the lamb on the doorposts alluded to by the tonic cureal sign was, in large part, for protection from the destroyer angel executing the plague of the firstborn. We see the Bible toting mother framed by the doorway with her son next to her; a firstborn son spared from the plague? We see them in the morning, standing outside the "house" with tonic cureal on the doorposts.

The Rango folk know things. They are signaling the Pesah in the context of the Bride Theft. This comes, too in the wider context of the Ash Wednesday and Lenten season signaling I featured in previous posts, which point directly to Easter. The importance of this time signaling is attested to by the NLP hint dropping of the word “annuity” in the previous scene, a financial term that references an annual event.

The night before it was discovered, near to the time of the bank robbery, the mole gang addressed Sheriff Rango from in a hole in the street.

Balthazar: “Well Sheriff, if we was to hit the motherlode, being prospectors and such, where would we deposit said annuity?”

If he were prospecting and hit the motherlode, he would obviously be depositing assets gained through that activity. Such assets wouldn't be an annuity, which is defined as an investment that bears a fixed return yearly, for a set period or for the life of the recipient. I believe this is alerting us to pay attention to an annual event, flagging the incongruent “annual” aspect as significant. This fits with the context and makes perfect sense! The observation of the annual events on the Lord's holy day calendar is going to a notable feature in the season being illustrated!

While I'm on this, let's make a rather deep observation. If you're very familiar with what I've covered in this series and it's pretty fresh in your mind, you can connect some dots between the water in the bank vault Balthazar is prospecting for and "said annuity" he named in connection with a deposit. There really is a sense in which Balthazar as a prospector is going to make a deposit in the bank because it is through the symbolic activity of Satan's “prospecting” (sifting Peter like wheat) that the Lord will have his gold nugget Bride ready in the vault, right?

In notable contrast to the Bride's refined character and great value, we can again note how these Rango folk depict those left behind. The woman framed in the doorway of the drugstore is a rodent with an idiot son. As these are hypocrites who were disqualified when the Bride was selected, I suppose that's fair enough.

I should mention here that there's an intriguing mention of a sign on the hand and forehead in the context of the biblical account of the Exodus, one that is seldom acknowledged.

7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders.
8 You shall tell your son on that day, saying, ‘It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’
9 And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
10 Therefore, you shall keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.
Exodus 13:7-10

If that brings to mind another mark in the hand or forehead, say, as mentioned in Revelation 13, it should give you something to ponder for further study. With regard to you and I, maybe all the attention given Easter has been a diversionary ploy. Maybe we should have been paying attention to the Lord's times and seasons, or should now be. I say “maybe,” but that's rhetorical, of course. By calling this to your attention I'm not suggesting we try to "keep the law." Be attentive to what the Lord directs us to be attentive to. Nothing more, nothing less.

I perceive another message being signaled in this Pesah scene at the drugstore. In the lower of the two images, notice how one letter is obscured by a hat brim and another by a peculiar lighting artifact. It now reads UREA. Urine. This demands consideration in connection with another relevant scene! But first, what do they mean by this reference?

It has to be taken as identifying the tonic cureal as tonic urea, the blood of the lamb as urine. It's an offensive swipe at the character of the blood of the Lamb, Y'shua! Very offensive, indeed. Yet, there's something in this that is of great import! This highlights how the Bride Theft is concurrent with the sealing of the sons of Israel numbering 144,000, who are sealed in their foreheads.

1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
3 saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.”
4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
Revelation 7:1-4

1 Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps.
3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth.
4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.
5 And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
Revelation 14:1-5

Note the rising of the sun (7:2) and one crying out with a loud voice, and the same features in Rango's scene. This precious company is associated with the Lamb, with His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. They were sealed with what gave them protection, the Pesah blood sealing of a “firstborn son.” It's tempting to expand on this Pesah connection, but I will simply encourage you to study further at the Lord's direction. What pointed commentary I want to make here regards Rango's (Satan's) lamb's blood-as-urine identification. The 144k sons of Israel will be found blameless. No lie will be found in their mouths. The lying drugstore sign linked to these undefiled bond-servants of our God must be inferred as a disparaging slur, a denigration of the Lamb and those sealed with His blood. Satan get's his digs while he must, and subtly programs this attitude and spirit of accusation into those who do not love the truth.

Now, I mentioned how this tonic urea / blood of the lamb scene demands consideration in connection with another scene. The word “urine” is heard shortly after this sign appeared, when Rango arrives at the bank to investigate the scene of the crime.

Sheriff Rango: All right, folks! Stand back. Clear the area. This is a crime scene now. Secure the perimeter, dust for prints, check for fibers, scan for DNA, I want a urine sample from everyone - and get me a latte. Don't mix up the two.

There's the obvious comedic match of the latte and urine samples. But then, there's a not-so-funny implication when you consider another pairing from what he said. There's no mention of blood to pair with the urine, but let's consider the pairing of a couple other elements. Rango said, “check for fibers, scan for DNA,” and given how DNA and genetic blending is signaled throughout the movie, such direct mention is like a red flag on the field: ALERT! Following Rango's cue, let's give thought to the mix up of the two, fibers and DNA. Genetic blending, the mixing of two kinds of beings, the heavenly and earthly, mixing up their DNA fibers or strands together, perhaps?

And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Daniel 2:43

That's the mixing of the two that will become apparent because the hybrid nature of the Beast will manifest at his revealing. The 144k sons of Israel will know it, to be sure, and many of those left behind will receive insight as the reality of what had happened at “the scene of the crime” dawns on them.

You see, the devil knows plenty about what's coming, and Rango's dramatization demonstrates some of what he knows.

More to follow, Lord willing!

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