The symbolic significance of “Golgotha” (the place of the skull) today is about our minds which are located in the “skull” or cranium. The mind is located in our head.
Our minds can be corrupted from the simplicity that is in THE Christ….the true Jesus who is the one called the Christ.
The ministers of Satan preach their version of Jesus... “another Jesus”...and their handwriting of dogmas for us to keep and by which we judge others who do not keep them as "evildoers".
Many decide in their own minds (the mind located in the cranium) to receive “another Jesus” rather than keep the true Jesus we had originally received.
2 Corinthians 11:3-5 KJV (3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the
serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be
corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Many false apostles come in His name (the name of “Jesus") and preach that their Jesus (“another Jesus”) is the true Christ (“I am the Christ”)…. a “Jesus Christ" which is really the antichrist instead...a Jesus that we did not originally receive.
Yet, in our own minds, we reckon that this is the true Jesus which is among those transgressors as we receive their “another Jesus” that they preach which is not the true one.
Again, many in their own minds (in their own "wisdom") readily receive the false apostles and their “another Jesus” that they preach and so end up denying the true Jesus….crucifying/extinguishing His eternal life from ever appearing in their mortal flesh in this earth.
(4) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not
preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received,
or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with
him. (5) For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest
He was “numbered with the transgressors” upon “Golgotha”…..the place of the skull or cranium where the MIND is located.
In our mind which is located in the cranium, we suppose/reckon/estimate that He (the true Jesus) is among those (the thieves) who are preaching “another Jesus” and we gladly receive them. He was numbered...that is, reckoned, estimated, considered, etc...with the transgressors.
Mark 15:27-28 KJV (27) And with him they crucify two thieves; the one
on his right hand, and the other on his left. (28) And the scripture
was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the
In doing so (figuring that the false prophet’s Jesus that he is preaching is the true one), we are denying the Holy One and the Just and desire a “murderer” (“another Jesus”) and so “kill the Prince of Life” out of our own lives as His eternal life never is made manifest in our mortal flesh in this earth for all of the world to see.
The thief only comes to steal, kill and destroy us by the removing of the true Jesus out of our own lives and replacing Him with “another Jesus” and another gospel that they preach.
God has already raised the true Jesus from the dead so that we might have His eternal life in the here and now.
If our minds are corrupted from the singleness of Christ by the seduction of false prophets, then we easily receive their “another Jesus”…the son of their father (Jesus “Barabbas”….the “Jesus” the “son” of their “father”…the devil).
Acts 3:14-15 KJV (14) But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and
desired a murderer to be granted unto you; (15) And killed the Prince
of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
Again, our mind is located in the “place of the skull”…in the cranium…. where we decide in our own “wisdom” to receive the false Christs that the false prophets are preaching and deny the true Jesus and so His eternal life is being crucified/extinguished out of our own lives.
John 19:16-17 KJV (16) Then delivered he him therefore unto them to
be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. (17) And he
bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull,
which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
The false prophets come to deceive us with the preaching of their “Jesus” who they are saying is the true Christ but is instead the “antichrist”….the instead-of the true Christ.
They come in His name (Jesus) and say that the Jesus they preach is the true Christ (I am the Christ). and deceive many.
Matthew 24:4-5 KJV (4) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take
heed that no man deceive you. (5) For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Yet, they deny that the true Jesus is THE Christ as they push their Jesus which is the antichrist upon those they deceive.
1 John 2:22-26 KJV (22) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus
is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
(23) Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but)
he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. (24) Let that
therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If
that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye
also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
They come to seduce us away from the receiving of the promise of His eternal life which should be made manifest in our mortal flesh in this earth. Jesus…the true Jesus…IS COMING now in our mortal flesh to give us His eternal life in the here and now. Their 'jesus" SHALL COME someday in the future and is not looking for His eternal life to appear in our mortal flesh giving us His eternal life in this earth.
(25) And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal
life. (26) These things have I written unto you concerning them that
Seeing ourselves as “wise” in our own minds, we gladly receive the false prophets who come forth to lead us into bondage and exalt themselves over us and take from us….
2 Corinthians 11:19-20 KJV (19) For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye
yourselves are wise. (20) For ye suffer, if a man bring you into
bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt
himself, if a man smite you on the face.
Let us not glory in men and their so-called deceptive “wisdom” that they preach in their churches. Let no man deceive himself in his own mind…in his own “wisdom” that he sees himself in...and receive the "wisdom" of the false prophets.
He takes the “wise” (that they think themselves as “wise”) in their own craftiness. We are our own worst enemy as it starts in our own minds where we deceive ourselves that we are "wise" in receiving the false prophets and the doing of their handwritings of dogmas...the doctrines and commandments of men that were written by the church scribes.
1 Corinthians 3:17-21 KJV (17) If any man defile the temple of God,
him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye
are. (18) Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to
be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
(19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is
written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. (20) And again,
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. (21)
> Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
In their own minds which they see themselves as “wise”, they choose the “another Jesus” that the false prophets are preaching in their deceptive words….in the guile found in their mouths.
Satan minds the things that be of men rather than the things that be of God. Satan’s ministers also are minding the things of men (earthly things).
Mark 8:32-34 KJV (32) And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took
him, and began to rebuke him. (33) But when he had turned about and
looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me,
Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the
things that be of men.
We must deny ourselves (our own “wisdom” and the receiving of man’s church wisdom) and take up our cross (by which we are denying the true Jesus in the mind...the place of the skull) and follow Him….the true and faithful Jesus Christ our Lord.
To be carnally-minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
(34) And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.