CROWN/UPON THE HEAD
Associated with manifestation. Possibly on the top, on the surface (hence visible, not hidden).
- Here, Job refers to the Lord manifesting upon his flesh. He calls it the Lord’s “candle shining (manifesting) upon his head” (See Light/Lamp). Then he goes on to describe it as “the secret of God” manifesting upon his “tabernacle” (his flesh – see Tent/Tabernacle). So when the Lord manifests, it is said to be manifesting “upon his head.”
Job 29:3-4 (KJV) When his candle shined [manifested] upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; 4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God [what was hidden] was upon [on top of] my tabernacle [flesh]…
- The Holy Spirit bearing fruit through us is not a reference to Him inside of us, but Him manifesting from us. When Jacob blesses Joseph with “fruitfulness,” he goes on to state that these blessings are “on the head of Joseph.” So fruitfulness is said to be “upon the head.”
Genesis 49:22, 26 (KJV) Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: Verse 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown [crown, as in top of head, not royal crown] of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
- If you are familiar with the truth of the resurrection, when Jesus comes back, you will know that this is a time when everything within believers will simply manifest. So-much-so, Romans 8:19 calls it “the revealing.” Peter refers to this time of manifestation as him receiving “a crown of glory.” Clearly, Peter, along with all believers, already has the glory of God. Being crowned with glory cannot mean receiving the glory of God, but rather refers to its manifestation UPON us.
1 Peter 5:4 (KJV) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear [be seen], ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
- Also, Paul, who was already in possession of the righteousness of God, says he will receive a “crown of righteousness” when everything is manifested, when Jesus comes back.
2 Timothy 4:8 (KJV) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
- Also, if you are familiar with the pillars in Solomons temple, they represent the manifestation of the Spirit. The tops of the pillars have bronze fountains with pomegranates all around them, showing the fruit of the Holy Spirit (John 4:14, Galatians 5:22). The pomegranates are upon chains, which are upon the “heads” of the pillars. It seems no surprise that the fruit, symbolically being born from the Holy Spirit, is “upon the head.”
2 Chronicles 3:16 (KJV) And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.