Opening the Door with Nehemia Gordon (Open Door Series – Part 5)

In Part 5 of the Open Door Series, Nehemia Gordon teaches on the name that is the source of all blessing and at the heart of the Priestly Blessing. Gordon explains the literal meaning of God’s personal name and the power inherent in its uniqueness. With accounts from the lives of Abraham and David, he addresses the problems of ambiguity and syncretism (the spiritual mixing of seed) that arise when only the titles of God are used. Gordon discusses the great unlikeliness of the Smithfield revival and reveals a 30-year secret about a shut door — and his commitment to not shut the door again.

 

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11 thoughts on “Opening the Door with Nehemia Gordon (Open Door Series – Part 5)

  1. This is exactly what Paul was up against! Paul never stop being obedient to Torah. Not one Jewish disciple did. Man doesn’t get to decide what Yah will except!

  2. Thanks a lot for this teaching, I am using part of it to a class. Also be sure that I mentioning the sources and obvious your name is present as a respect to you.

    Please keep us reading.

    Thanks,

  3. Thank you, Nehemiah, for your obedience to Yahveh-God and sharing Him with all of us! Just a brief note that your slide used in showing how David practised spiritual mixing-of-seed says “1 Samuel 5” and for those who do not search the Scripture for themselves, it should say “2 Samuel 5” but it made me look until I found where you were quoting from!

  4. Question about the time of the substitution of saying “Yehovah” with “Adonai” and/or “HaShem”. I think you said in the series #4 that it was due to the persecution of the Romans and consequences of being killed for speaking the true Name that the rabbim adapted the substitutions which is after the destruction of the 2nd Temple, but the Babylonian Talmud from which you have a quote from, I thought, was from the period of the exile to Babylon after the destruction of the 1st Temple. Would you help me to understand my confusion of this? I would greatly appreciate that. Shabbat Shalom!

    • Shalom Batyah, Great question. The Babylonian Exile took place from about 586 BCE to 516 BCE. Only about 10% of the exiles returned to Israel, the majority staying in Babylonia. The Jewish community remained in Babylonia for over 2,500 years until 1956. The Babylonian Talmud was written between around 200 and 500 CE (AD) by a group of rabbis called the Amoraim. According to rabbinic tradition, the Talmud was sealed by Ravina and Rav Ashi in the year 500 CE (AD). The Talmud also contains quotations from another group of rabbis called the Tanaim, who lived from about 200 BCE until 200 CE. With a few exceptions, the quotations of the Tanaim are in Hebrew and the discussions of the Amoraim are in Babylonian Aramaic.

      • Thankyou, Nehemiah, for that clarification. I appreciate your time and effort in replying to so many questions.

  5. My favorite one yet! Thanks for a great teaching! (My husband and I have laughed so many times at the line, “please don’t feed my god peanuts”.)

    In Part 5 of the Open Door Series, Nehemia Gordon teaches on the name that is the source of all blessing and at the heart of the Priestly Blessing. Gordon explains the literal meaning of God’s exclusive name and the power inherent in its uniqueness. With accounts from the lives of Abraham and David, he addresses the problems of ambiguity and syncretism (the spiritual mixing of seed) that arise when only the titles of God are used. Gordon discusses the great unlikeliness of the Smithfield revival and reveals a 30-year secret about a shut door—and his commitment to not shut the door again.

    Keywords: “Priestly Blessing”, “YHVH”, “I Am that I Am”, “Idolatry”, “Syncretism”, “spiritual mixing of seed”, “Smithfield revival”, Babylonian Talmud”, “counterfeit faith”, “Elijah Pesach” “Elijah Passover” “Elijah Seder” “Cup of Elijah”

  6. Mr. Gordon
    Is there any way to get the diagrams mentioned in you posting of “Timing of the Shavuot” of May 22?

    • I’m working feverishly to update that study before Shavuot (while teaching high school full time). Please keep checking back over the next week or subscribe to my newsletter for updates.

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