Saturday, October 22, 2011

Part 22 - Rango - The Surreal Dream Sequence and Bible Prophecy

In the last few posts I've been showing how the animated feature Rango presents certain pivotal events and dynamics featured in Bible prophecy. What I have come to call the sign for the Bride involves the revealing of the lawless one, and this hugely important event is pictured as Rango is flushed out of a drain pipe into the desert, thrust into a world very different than the one he had known.

Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
2 Thessalonians 2:8

Leading up to the scene of Horus-Rango's entrance by birth and baptism, some background and transitional scenes set the context for us, including a night he spent in a drain pipe. This is where he experiences a bizarre nightmarish dream sequence. In this post we'll give consideration to the elements of that sequence as illustrating Bible prophecy. The sovereign Lord has revealed what is coming. The enemy must also spill the beans, and so he does!

The first screenshot shows when Rango has just climbed inside a drain pipe to shelter for the night. Assuming, as we must, that nothing we see is random or unintentional, the full moon pictured allows us to peg when this is happening on the Lord's calendar, a lunar calendar. The moon looks full for a few days a month. This time of the month pictured is when the Bible declares the lawless one will be revealed, at the full moon!

18) “Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
19) “For my husband is not at home, He has gone on a long journey;
20) He has taken a bag of money with him, At the full moon he will come home.”
Proverbs 7:18-20

The woman is a prophecy featuring the harlot mystery Babylon the Great. Her husband is the Antichrist Beast. At the full moon he will come home, comparing to the anticipated return of Quetzalcoatl and the reincarnation/regeneration/resurrection of Osiris.

Technically, the moon is considered full on the 13th or 14th day of a month, as the days are numbered by biblical reckoning. (See Blood Red Moons and the One Who Left with a Bag of Money) The day of the month the lawless one will be revealed is declared in several biblical types to be the 13th.

So, having taken shelter inside the pipe, Rango falls asleep. He dreams, and the first sequence we see is the nightmarish scene sampled in this pair of screenshots. A shadowy figure is bent over a smoky fire. The "camera" zooms in and we see it has a face lit from the inside like the fires of hell burning inside a jack o'lantern - a creepy and scary demonic looking figure. What does this mean?

Why aren't we shown anything burning, like wood in a campfire? Whatever might be burning is carefully clipped out of the frame. Is the smoke and flame coming out of a pit? If the movie is just superficial entertainment and the symbols meaningless, we can dismiss this with everything else. However, the consistency of the symbolism throughout Rango simply demands interpretation, and the context has been well established! This scene is what we may read about in Revelation chapter 9. The smoky fire is that of the bottomless pit and the shadowy figure is the fallen star-angel given its key.

1) Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him.
2) He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
3) Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4) They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
9) They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle.
11) They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.
Revelation 9:1-4, 9:9, 9:11

If you can watch on DVD or find a clip online, listen very closely to the soundtrack here. You may agree that the Rango sound effects crew really nailed verse 9's description of the sound! Watch and consider what looks at first like sparks or glowing ash ascending from the fire. Locusts? I believe the appearance of the fallen star-angel is alluding to (NLP association) verse 4's references to vegetation.

Later in the movie, some help identifying the shadowy figure is offered in a scene where the creepy creature's kind is referenced. We hear the following line while Beans and Rango are pictured together with a Walking Cactus that looks very much like the one in the dream. This immediately follows a campfire scene, which seems to link it to the dream sequence's fire and creature scene.

Beans: "That's a Spanish Dagger. But around here we just call them the Walking Cactus […] there's an old legend they actually walk across the desert to find water."

Her description only offers yet another puzzle for most who bother to research the matter because, while the Spanish Dagger and the Walking Cactus are both real plants, they are not the same plant. Those pictured in Rango resemble the Spanish Dagger, a variety of yucca that is not found in the southwest. These are native to the coastal sand dunes of the southeast, ranging from southern North Carolina to northern Florida. There is a plant called the Walking Cactus that is found in some deserts of the western US. You'll find it in settings similar to Rango's Mojave on California's Baja peninsula, and around Chandler, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona. Excerpting a doc I found online titled Is There Really A "Walking Cactus"? - "The "walking cactus" (Stenocereus eruca) is a truly unusual form of cacti. It lives on the Baja peninsula, and is also known as the "creeping devil." Well, there's a connection. By being told by Beans that these are called the Walking Cactus, the creepy devil is actually identified as a "creeping devil." It's indirect, but unmistakable. Let's take the hint. The creature is a devil!

Still, a question begs to be asked. Why not just simply present the Walking Cactus? Why picture a non-native Spanish Dagger and tell us it's a Walking Cactus? I believe the answer lies in a feature that the pictured yucca and the referenced cactus have in common. One end of the plant lives while, at the same time, the other end dies off. This is what causes the one to creep slowly across the desert floor and what sometimes gives the other the appearance of having a head distinct from the body. This highlights regeneration, the resurrection theme. I believe this suggests the reanimation of the Rephaim, the dead ones, the release and reanimation of the Nephilim and the bringing forth of Horus, who was, is not and yet will be.

Supporting this interpretation, later in the movie these Walking Cactus are given an instrumental role in Rango's bringing water to Dirt. At the end of the movie, a destruction/creation scene occurs that should be familiar to those of you who have done due diligence by investigating the Hindu idol featured at CERN's LHC installation. What Rango pictures when the water is delivered to town illustrates a version of Shiva as the Nataraja doing the tandava, the cosmic dance. The flood destroys the town but renews it at the same time. This is a counter-flood answering to the one of Noah's day, and one of a number of independent models I've noted in recent years. This is something I first began to bear witness about while documenting what the Lord was opening to me relative to the Beijing Olympics signs. Folks, it's coming.

The identification by way of the Walking Cactus reference of the dream sequence's feature creature as a devil is even further supported by the scary jack o'lantern look it's given. Research that and the related Will-o'-the-wisp.

More to follow, Lord willing!

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