Golgatha, the Place of the Skull Part 2

The comments on this post have been so thought provoking!  Be sure to click on the website and read them.   The question posed is this:

Why did David take the head of Goliath to Jerusalem and bury it there?

Painting by R. Leinweber–David and Goliath

We alluded to the giants in the land yesterday in the comments (located underneath the blog on the site).  I want to say that Pastor Perry Stone adds that Goliath and his brothers were giants in the land that were said to be the descendents of fallen angels who fell in love with human women and had lustful relations.  So when David slew Goliath, he was actually slaying a descendent of the serpent.  Now, this is speculative to some extent, but also fascinating.  Why would David take all the time and trouble to walk all the way to Jerusalem to bury the head of a giant?  Could it be because God put that in the heart of King David and one day Jesus would die on the Mount called “The place of the Skull” and bruise the head of the serpent?  (I told you this is fascinating!)

14 Generations!

When we add to this that while Abraham was given land and the start-up of the nation of Israel, David was given the promise to be king.  God is so smart and he’s into numbers, too!  Check this out:

 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah (Matthew 1:17 NIV).

Jesus’ lineage from King David was important to his birth:

But after he (Joseph) had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in   a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your      wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20 NIV).

             He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David (Luke 1:32 NIV). 

And so, David was already anointed by Samuel to be the next king and the Spirit of God rested upon him.  I believe he knew by revelation from the Holy Spirit that he was to use the enemy’s own sword to cut off his head and to travel miles (I think 18 miles?) away to Jerusalem to the bury the head—a place which came to be known as “The Place of the Skull.”

If this is true, then when Jesus blood fell from his feet onto the Place of the Skull (Golgotha or Calvary) it fell upon the head of the GIANTs that we face today.  Even if you don’t want to refer to Goliath as one of the sons of the fallen angels, the analogy that it is highly probable that Jesus’ blood was shed on the Place of the Skull where his forefather King David buried the head of Goliath—well, that’s an incredible possibility!

One last thought here–and it’s a “hum-dinger” as they say.  It has to do, again, with this giant called Goliath from Gath.

Could it be that “GOL” is GOL may be short for GOLiath and he was from GATH which may be short for GOTH in GOLGOTHA?

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8 Responses to Golgatha, the Place of the Skull Part 2

  1. Golgotha was a place of execution. Supposedly, it looked like a skull and there were skulls lying around. David made a statement to that place, by taking their best weapon back to them and showing what happens to those who threaten Israel and blaspheme God. Why was Jesus crucified there? It was a place of execution and death. When they put Him up on the cross, they made Him higher than the place of death, therefore, Jesus executed sin and death on the cross.
    They never even executed Him – He is alive!

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    • Theresa Beville says:

      Jesus suffered terribly.. And died and After that, He arose from death on the third day. My friend, He was executed in a horrible, degrading and painful passion and death. In all your zeal against the Roman Catholic Church_ DONT deny our Lord in His Agony and Death.

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  2. Mark, I was hoping we’d hear from you. Archeologists uncovered what they believed to be the crucifixion site in the late 1800’s and they remarked that the caves within the hill made it appear to look like a skull. And it’s true, even though he didn’t post the head on the wall (talk about gross) he did bury it there and I’m sure it did make a statement in his day. I think it was God-directed and prophetic. Still not totally sure how? I’d still like to know why David named Jerusalem the capital of Israel. It seemed that this may have been in his heart way back at this point, when he knew to bury the head of Goliath there. I’m not sure. Does anyone know why David named Jerusalem the capital of Israel?

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  3. Larry Who says:

    There are those who believe the original Garden of Eden was centered in the Jerusalem area. If so, then Jerusalem would have been the central point of restoring the Kingdom of God. Once again, this is not verified, but Satan seems to have had the city in his sights from early on and has done everything in his power to destroy it.

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  4. Now that’s something to think about, Larry. I’ve heard people say that they thought Eden was in Iraq, but the thought of Jerusalem . . . and how God loves to talk to people up on mountains. I means, he’s with us wherever he goes, but I can’t think of a time when he said, “Meet me in the valley and I’ll talk to you.” There’s always a mountain to climb, even “Mount Zion”. I’m rambling a bit here, but just saying that it would make sense that Jersualem could be Eden. Perhaps all four of those original rivers flowed there.

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  5. Donna says:

    Very interesting content and comments. There is much significance to everything that God does, including having the head of Goliath placed at Jerusalem. I agree with Perry Stone that this was a prophetic act to fulfill the promise that Jesus would bruise the head of the serpent (the seed of Satan) through His Blood.

    Goliath was one of 5 remaining Nephilim.(the seed of a human woman and a fallen angel, perhaps even Satan himself, but definitely Satanic.) David took 5 stones because he intended to kill not only Goliath but also his 4 Nephilim brothers. It was not because David thought he would miss the first time.

    The Scriptures do not say specifically that the stone killed Goliath. It appears that he was temporarily stunned and the logical way to complete the killing was by removing his head.

    The topic of the Nephilim is complex but with our increased knowledge of DNA, it is easier to understand why God ordered entire tribes of men, women and children (and even their beasts) to be killed by the Hebrews. Their human DNA was corrupted by the union with fallen angelic DNA and the human race would eventually no longer exist if this interbreeding continued . Without pure human DNA remaining on the earth, Jesus could not be born on the earth. God cannot allow human DNA to be corrupted to the stage that it can no longer hold a human spirit from God,

    This was also the reason for the flood–only Noah and his family were “perfect in their generation (genes)”. This is also why the population of Sodom was destroyed, The men of Sodom tried to get Lot to give up his angelic guests for forbidden sex.

    There are many books written on the Nephilim by Christian scientists, quantum physicists, historians, etc. which explain how the DNA could become corrupted. This is a long preamble to give myself some credibility when I make the following statement. Some scientists (who are definitely more knowledgeable about genes and giants than I am) have suggested the strong possibility that some Nephilim were so difficult to kill because their part spirit/angelic DNA could regenerate extremely quickly. So if they left a Nephilim lying wounded on the field, they would soon have to fight him again. as he would have recovered. Warriors at this time who had experience with Nephilim in battle knew this and therefore knew enough to cut off the head before a wounded Nephilim could regenerate. Although I am not sure if I believe this, the scientists whose works I read have enough credibility for me to include this information as a possible final reason for removing Goliath’s head. These Nephilim were frightening. I do not blame the Hebrews for being afraid to enter the Promised Land if they had to deal with Nephilim in whose “sight they were but grasshoppers.”

    Whether this is correct or not, we still have an amazing God Who is more than able to make us conquer our enemies regardless of their size or physical or spiritual abilities. He gives us the strategy for our battles (using a sling instead of face-to-face combat with a sword), skill (only a small spot on the forehead was exposed in Goliath’s helmet, and David needed to hit it), confidence in His power in us, and victory that gives God the glory. What an awesome God we serve!

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  6. wopyzw says:

    Amen! God has decapitated the head of our enemy, spiritually. Why should we allow a headless enemy to rule our lives when we are free to live under the headship of JESUS CHRIST?

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