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?
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!)
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:
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?