Monday, January 02, 2012

Part 38 - Rango - The Bank Teller, a Soiled Dove

Continuing from Part 37, Rango's dramatic illustration of the Bride Theft resurrection event as a theft of the water reserve from the Bank of Dirt provides some further modeling of the saints left behind. The reason for their disqualification is rightly presented as being due to their unworthy condition.

As you may recall, the theft is announced by the bank teller, who runs frantically through the street giving the report (because he is the “teller”), “The bank's been robbed! The bank's been robbed! Oh, good Lord, the bank's been robbed!” A screenshot from the scene is very revealing. In the sequence pictured, the bank clerk is running past the jail. Across the street is a brothel. This top image presents us with a crucifixion.

The cross is formed by the familiar symbol of a vertical (jail cell window bar) crossed by a horizontal (brothel sign), and we see the bank clerk between them, as hung on the cross. As shown in the image sequence, in subsequent frames Rango springs into the picture, centered on the same cross with his hands raised to establish the posture. He has cucumber slices covering both eyes, presenting him one more time as the blind, unperceiving “head of the house” we were shown in the previous scene.

The sign is an identifying label. If a label on a cross seems familiar, what comes to mind is probably this passage of scripture.

17) They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.
18) There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between.
19) Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
20) Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and in Greek.
John 19:17-20

Dirt's brothel sign identifies the bank teller as a soiled dove. This is an incredibly apt label! The biblical metaphor of a dove is an important figure. Certainly, Christians today associate themselves with the dove, like they do with the fish and the cross, decorating their cars and themselves with jewelry and tattoos and such with the “holy spirit dove.” The dove metaphor is used in the Bible several times in the context of resurrection and of the Bride. I'll expand on this shortly, but a soiled dove is a prostitute, in this context a saint in the profession with Mystery Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots. Her soiled condition is why she's disqualified when the Bride is selected and stolen away by her Bridegroom like a thief in the night!

13) Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?”
14) I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 7:13-14

The soiled dove is left behind with the hypocrites, with weeping and gnashing of teeth. Now finding themselves in the dreaded season of great tribulation, a great multitude begins to comprehend the sign of the dove (The Sign of Jonah) they undeniably witnessed and finally take up their crosses to pay the price they had denied, to wash their soiled robes in the blood of the Lamb.

If this speaks to you with conviction, it's a challenge for you to upgrade your status if you're still dallying with Babylon and her gods, playing the whore. I pray you will seize this opportunity. Don't value this life too highly. Use it as currency, if you will, to purchase an upgrade.

According to the harvest allegory, the Bride as barley is a crop that is also plowed under in the Lord's harvest field to condition the soil for the very productive wheat harvest, of the Shavuot following that Chag HaMatzot. The Lord has a plan, and it is working. I pray, asking the Lord to bring forth laborers into His harvest field.

This sequence in Rango presents an accurate witness about who is left behind. There is the soiled dove teller, the laborer at the bank-church of Dirt. When he realizes he's been left behind, the teller tells the story about the valuable Bride (The bank's been robbed!) and the 144,000 sons of Israel (Oh good Lord - Baruch haba b'shem Adonai). He obviously gets the point made and repents, laying down his life willingly.

The bank teller, having been in the employ of the bank and functioning according to the agenda of the head of the house is pictured in this sequence as he runs frantically through the street at dawn, giving his report. He is no longer worshiping towards the east with the rest of the Sun cult. He's heading due west, fleeing the rising Sun and the phallic bell tower. He has repented.

He's a picture of Matthew 25's wise virgin who had slept but is now awake. He's the one we see on the cross. He's the one pictured in the vault with the prospecting permit. Then, there are those saints who will not repent.

These foolish virgins are pictured in Priscilla, the disarmingly cute little church mouse. At the scene of the crime, the teller is alone inside while she is pictured outside the vault (outer court) with the other signal characters of note; Mayor John as the false prophet and Rango as the head of the house and/or the first Beast.

Priscilla is a selfish, greedy and sadistic, hair-braiding (disobedient and lawless) little rodent. Notice how the bank teller is a critter that resembles Balthazar the mole, and he has a tail like a rat. Balthazar is pictured as an underworld hell's fire dweller, and the teller is kin. I can't identify the animal, but he's also presented as a dove, a soiled dove. This is, quite sadly, a pretty fair depiction of common church folk, how they are and how they appear. There are tares and wheat in the mix, and who can tell the difference?

Rango's "Soiled Dove" brothel is based upon one in Tombstone, Arizona, the Bird Cage Theater. In this legendary institution of the Old West they famously called their prostitutes soiled doves, among other things. The three arched doors are a visual element linking Rango's brothel with Tombstone's.

Another reference to Tombstone with its iconic Boot Hill cemetary seems to place Priscilla there and establish a link. As the water dance procession moves toward the holy spigot, just as they are about to file past the cemetary with its featured tombstones, we hear her ask Sheriff Rango, “Can I have your boots when you're dead?” NLP action -- boots + dead + cemetary + tombstone -- Priscilla, a soiled dove from Tombstone's Bird Cage Theater?

As I consider how the Bride is as fine gold I find an interesting parable in the soiled dove allusion to Tombstone. The Bird Cage Theater operated from 1881-1889, when Tombstone was at the height of the silver boom. Soiled doves who are left behind when the pure Bride is selected but who then later repent fall short of becoming fine gold but attain to the value of silver, which is valuable, yes, but considerably less so than gold. It is far better to submit to the Bridegroom's purifying washing now (Ephesians 5:26-27) and take up your cross while the opportunity remains.

The soiled doves are linked to the hawk who represents Yahweh in one very intense scene. The bird everyone fears has his little bird cage birds, and Yahweh has his doves. (Sure, hawks and doves are polar opposites, politically and very dissimilar in actual character, but this is how its played.) In this scene, Rango is strutting around in the street, comically full of himself, convinced that Bad Bill and his gang just ran off because of him. Rango is in the role as an appointed “head of the house,” like a Billy Graham character. He's oblivious of the fact that they ran off because the hawk has landed and is standing right behind him. This is a picture of the arrogant exalted harlot church being judged. This explains what Rango says when he becomes aware of the hawk's presence, while they are right directly in front of the Soiled Dove harlot church.

Rango: “'course (which sounds like he's saying Horus) there is no need for violence - long as we stick together - work as a team. So I want you all to come on outside now and line up single file while I take a break.”

Rango then ran into the outhouse. Who is he calling to come out but the soiled doves, for judgment, to queue up before the throne? Who sticks together but birds of a feather, flocking together? As the head of the house, the appointed authority in the church, these doves are on his team, subject to him, and he wants them to be judged with him so he doesn't stand out conspicuously. The head of the house hopes the numbers will help him, as though Yahweh is grading on a curve. Rango calling them out also presents us with an invitation for the doves to offer themselves as for sacrifice before Yahweh, which will be required of them after being passed over in the Bride selection.

Still more to follow, Lord willing!

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