Hotel California

Hotel California
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Right off the top – I too am not thrilled by or enamored with the lyrics of ‘Hotel California’. It is with some trepidation that I post this on TWR – I do so for there are important points most will miss and are missing. 1St I will let the author speak in his own words;
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“Don Henley, band member who wrote most of the song [says], “it’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about.”
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When Don Henley a founding member of the Eagles wrote the lyrics to ‘Hotel California’; “…It wasn’t long that rumors began circulating about the song’s mystical meaning…”
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Some will say this involves the same Satanic spirit of Aleister Crowley & Anton LaVey – Handsdown without a doubt. The 1st point is; If its not under Yah’s Authorship, Authority & Jurisdiction its ALL Satan’s territory – Every bit of it. Even what we think of or hold to as being religious – but yet is unbiblical. We just don’t generally think of it in that way; granted some lean harder on it than others without a doubt; but be that as it may-
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When the honest think about this objectively ‘Hotel California’ starts out about an innocent starting out innocently, lead to make choices only later realizing they were wrong – Is this not true with many things in this life? (Titus 1:15) – *News Flash* Satan will tell the truth! However in a way that suites his purposes that does not reveal the whole agenda.
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Then there is that awareness inkling in the lyric “this could be Heaven or this could be Hell” – This is a neutral! Neither Heavenly or Satanic.
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Then the realization hits – “I was running for the door, I had to find the passage back to the place I was before” – How many of us would have given anything for a do-over? Even yet?
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Then the lyrics get darker “you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave…”, etc.
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Hands-down Sin and Satan will take you further than you ever wanted to go – to a place you never wanted to be – you’ll stay way longer than you wanted to stay and you’ll pay much more than you ever wanted to pay – Excuse me but isn’t that exactly or at least the by-product of what this song captures?
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Getting trapped by Satan; making it appear there is no way out – This is after all exactly what Satan does and seeks to do AND this is biblical as well (2Cor.11:13-15/1Ptr.5:8). Call them minions of Satan if you like BUT they are putting it out there plainly telling you the Truth! – This is Overt or ‘Open’
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This is like a picture; we see the positive image – It is like a picture in this respect; it is the negative – Its still the true picture but in a ghostly gray shadow reverse where all the factors & values cannot be clearly seen or distinguished.
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On the one-hand; the Churches for the most part are hocking a broken Covenant – no Sabbath and/or no Feastdays basically 8 Com’dts on a Half-Truth pick-&-choose program (Rom.10:2-3 to the letter) telling you “this is the way to life” ??? – with the same result – Death; the same ‘no way out’ part (Mat.7:13-23 / 2Ths.2:10-12). This is Covert or ‘Hidden’
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Or – on the other-hand; how is that any different from the Rabbis (or Messianic, or?) outright changing or just merely tweaking Torah (Dt.4:2 – along with many other things) which is ignoring Torah ie braking Covenant (Rom.10:2-3) – with the same result – Death; the same ‘no way out’ part (Mat.7:13-23 / 2Ths.2:10-12) – This too is Covert or ‘Hidden’.
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At least the Satan people are honest enough to put it out there up-front and more than that, I personally think Satan is effervescently proud; and that enough to mock you to your face then belly laugh about it – that it never enters your mind to even realize or know it.
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The Churches and the Rabbis (including anti-Missionaries) say they are the truth and have the truth that leads to life. This song says in so-many words that; Satan leads to a no way out death.
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Which 1 is being deceptive? Hmmm?
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I’ll openly admit that the Satan-folk pick&choose as to what, when & where they’ll be honest and to what level as to not tip their hand, but at no time will the Church, Rabbi, etc. folk be honest to that level – Oh they’ll swear up&down convinced that the are – But they are blind guides nonetheless even to what they themselves do (1Tm.1:7).
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In the not-so distant past, there have been those rare Pastors that have actually said in ‘Sunday’ sermon from the podium, that; ‘Satan does his best work from behind the pulpit’ – This is exactly what we see at 2Cor.11:13-15. You ought to read it for yourself.
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In actuality – to the chagrin of some and the surprize of most even if you’re not religious; ‘Hotel California’ is a more truthful sermon involving innocence & consequence. This ‘song’ captures more of the negative truth of the situation in 6mins than most hour and-a-1/2 sermons. It does however leave out the positive truth of the ever-ready redemption of Yahshua Messiah for those that will repent to ‘hear & obey’.
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So – Its not about anyone’s rush to judgement or jump to conclusion or anyone’s holier than thou 1 sided perspective is it?
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We are to judge with a ‘Righteous’ judgement – John 7:24
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Even the celebrated Jewish sage Mamonides aka ‘Ram-Bam’ is to have once said; ‘Truth must be accepted wherever it is found’.
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Now – Go back; listen to this no instruments amazing acapella version and factor in what Paul Harvey would have said is; ‘the rest of the story’.
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PS –
This group ‘Cubanos Acapella’ do other less volatile selections as well 😉
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