Hebrew Voices #100 – False Prophet or Failed Predictions

In this episode of Hebrew Voices, False Prophet or Failed Predictions, Nehemia Gordon puts Michael Rood in the hot seat and asks him about some of his end-times teachings. Nehemia also explores the Torah definition of prophecy, how the term was sometimes used in the New Testament, and underlines the responsibilities on both the teacher and the disciple when it comes to calculating future times of trouble.

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Verses Mentioned:
Jeremiah 28
Jeremiah 23:18
1 Kings 22
Jeremiah 23:21-22
Deuteronomy 13:1-5
Deuteronomy 18:14-22
1 Corinthians 7:1-12
1 Corinthians 13:8-12
Deuteronomy 18:20
Genesis 20:3-7
Amos 7:9-11
Lev 17
Dt 12
Joel 2:1-32
Philippians 2:12
Matthew 24:24-25
Matthew 24:36
Dt 17:8-13
Matthew 24:40-42
Numbers 6:24-26

  • Reyes Nava says:

    Michael Rood’s greatest achievement (personally) will always be the moment he decided to seek Nehemia’s help with Matthew 23:2-3. The book and video of “The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus” kicked the door wide open giving access to a whole new world of growth and discovery, bringing deliverance from a stagnant way of thinking and living.

    Prayerfully now all searching and studying takes into account history, language and context through the Hebrew lens. So much more to learn… thank you Michael and Nehemia for obeying the voice of Yehovah and may He continue to direct you both in this way.

    Shalom, Shalom

  • Beverly Morris says:

    This is from an 87 year old woman who has kept the Sabbath, Holy Days, and clean foods for 53 years, I have kept Torah all this time. I am not Jewish and believe in Yahoshua as the Messiah. When it says “No one knows the day or the hour” Mt 24:42 that does not mean that no one knows the month or the year. Calendar issues explains why this will be true. Thank you, Beverly Morris

  • Ilse Fogelgren says:

    ‘Prove all things, hold fast to what is good’ – ‘Trust in Yehovah with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths’ – Prov. 3:5-6

  • Yvonne says:

    MR’s teachings opened my eyes years ago. That’s not to say that I agree with all his findings. I often hear people misquoting him yet they seemed to be sincere they just don’t listen well enough. I hate to be misquoted and many times friends have done it. He is fair in that he has said he is not saying his findings are Gospel, but only that of all the research/study/investigations he has done, he presents only what he’s found out. And it is compelling when matched with Scripture..

  • russell budlong says:

    Acts 17:11

  • Sandi Allen says:

    The Father, Creator of the Universe, is our only teacher!

    • JW Brakebill says:

      Amen. Joh_6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Joh_16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, HE WILL guide you into all truth:

      Many scholars such as Michael Rood and Nehemia Gordon have FANTASTIC levels of in depth knowledge, and tremendous insights, but like everyone else, ultimately are HUMAN. We humans are all imperfect, creatures that sometimes misunderstand, and therefore, are capable of making mistakes. These two have the right outlook. We must all be responsible for ourselves.

      Acts 17:11 :..and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. ”

      2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

      Put your TRUST wholly in Yehovah. Jer 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. Mat_6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

      Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
      Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Is one wrong if they say, “Thus saith the LORD,” if the words come directly from scripture?

      MY THOUGHTS are, (MY OPINION is,) place your trust solely into Yehovah God, Seek Him and His Kingdom through research, self study, verifying what “some” may teach, and Yehovah will guide you into all truth.

      Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man.

  • Jeffrey Manresa says:

    Like a moth to a light bulb I am drawn to Michael Rood and Nehemia Gordon. They are beacons of truth teaching us of the light of Torah and the words of the faithful prophets. I can’t thank them enough for their service to the kingdom of our Elohim. I don’t understand the naysayers…

  • Reyes Nava says:

    While it is true that the hearer is responsible for researching and ultimately making a decision on what he hears, at what point does the speaker become the boy who cried wolf?

    • Reyes Nava says:

      Or even worse…. chicken little.

    • Agreed. If this had not shown up on Nehemia’s site, I would not have listened. It certainly is not MR’s fault that people don’t test as Scripture teaches, but at what point is the teacher held accountable for sensationalizing and agitating using words in a way that can be misconstrued. When MR speaks, it is often in an authoritative tone that can cause immature believers (and some others) to stumble and then he mocks those who have been sucked in. This is one of the reasons I struggle with his teachings.

      • April says:

        Agree 100%.

      • JW Brakebill says:


        Please forgive me if I misspeak.

        Not everyone is an apt teacher, or is as easily understood as Nehemia, ESPECIALLY, if the person is revealing insights that God has opened his mind to understand. Humans are generally a rebellious sort, so IF a person is speaking TRUTH, as God has opened their minds to understand, it is not uncommon for other people to reject and misunderstand.

        Now I know little about MR, except I have heard him on Nehemia’s podcasts a couple times. But based on personal experiences, I find I too am often misunderstood, EVEN IF, or when I have 8-10 scriptures to prove my point..

        You see, I am one who WHOLLY depends upon Yehovah’s Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) to guide me into all truth. I do NOT blindly follow ANY man because all men, myself included, can and do, make mistakes. But I will listen to their words, in the event that Yehovah is using them to teach me something specific, or maybe be humbling me so that I remember that I don’t “know it all.” .

        But I trust that Yehovah will call to mind scriptures that oppose what a man is teaching, IF the teaching is inaccurate. Once I disagreed with Nehemia when he taught that Caleb was the first famous Gentile. I ended up with egg on my face as in researching, I learned from Nehemia. I too make mistakes.

        But when in self study/research, sometimes one’s mind is opened to a truth that it seems nobody else seems to be seeing, or can even accept. When the Spirit opens your mind, and suddenly a dozen scriptures come to mind to PROVE several Biblical writers taught the same thing, then it is often HARD, if not impossible, for others not wanting to know this truth to understand, or accept. In short, if the other person isn’t seeking to know this truth, it may be near impossible for them to understand.

        Now MR may have been forceful, confident, authoritative, when trying to get people to see what had been revealed to him. But that doesn’t necessarily make him wrong, so much as it being a matter that the hearer was not seeking or wanting that truth. Yehovah simply had not opened their mind to understanding. Then too, MR is guman and could have been wrong too.

        For example, I came across the verse in Revelation 12:9 that states Satan deceives the WHOLE earth. My questions became, “By what avenue? What means? HOW was Satan deceiving the whole earth? What was his method?”

        Unbelievably, the Spirit showed me upwards of TWO DOZEN verses in both Old and New testaments, ALL pointing to the ministry, pastors, preachers, priests, etc… as the method of deceiving. I have since tried to point these verses out to many Christians, but they simply cannot hear the words of these simple verses.

        I’m just saying that, MR may or may not be accurate in every thing he says, but IF you will depend wholly upon Yehovah to guide you into truth, He will show you the verses that prove or disprove MR’s, or any other man’s words.

        • Sandra W. Allen says:

          Yes to this!
          >You see, I am one who WHOLLY depends upon Yehovah’s Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) to guide me into all truth. I do NOT blindly follow ANY man because all men, myself included, can and do, make mistakes. >IF you will depend wholly upon Yehovah to guide you into truth, >snip< it is often HARD, if not impossible, for others not wanting to know this truth to understand, or accept. In short, if the other person isn’t seeking to know this truth, it may be near impossible for them to understand.<

          Only the Father can reveal truth by opening a person's heart and mind to understanding. This cannot be done without Him. The Father knows our desire and sees our true heart. We can rest assured He is in control and truth IS being revealed… like His name, Yehovah! We are all on a journey, and He knows the path each one of us is on.

          1 Kings 19:11-12 NKJV
          He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. [a sound of sheer silence – NRSV]