Nehemia Gordon & Keith Johnson – 911 – The Tower that Still Stands

Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence

The cover of Nehemia Gordon’s latest book, Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence, features the keystone of an arch inscribed with the Tetragrammaton. This unusual architectural feature appears in St. Paul’s Chapel adjacent to Ground Zero in Mannhatan. This Christian chapel with the Hebrew name of God survived the carnage of 9/11 without damage. Listen as Nehemia shares his sobering revelation of the Name of our Creator at the very moment the Twin Towers were attacked. “The name of Yehovah is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

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29 thoughts on “Nehemia Gordon & Keith Johnson – 911 – The Tower that Still Stands

  1. It seems that the full interview (VERY interesting, btw) is cut off at some point before its concluded…? Is there another link to the rest of the interview, or does it really end with this link? Thanks for any answer.

  2. You guys are such fun! I really enjoyed the program. Neat story about your amazing experience with the NAME, Nehemia.

  3. I had the good expereince of meeting Keith and Nehemia and hosting one of their meetings in Arizona (Feb of 2010). Great testimony regarding their relationship and as Keith testified, I too would more readily be “yoked” with Nehemia than many Christians I know. They are good guys and bring a lot to the table. Hope you have a good tour. Sorry I couldn’t get you guys back to Arizona. Maybe next time I’ll you get a word in edgewise.

  4. I really enjoy the interview. I love both Nechemyah and Kith Johnson. I have been pronouncing the Name Yahweh, but it seems that Nechemyah is correct. I have to pray and see. Names are very important. I know. Also it is correct to say that Nechemyah is a believer, for he believers and does the Torah. Believe and doing is the same thing, or James says that even devils believe, but are they doing the Word? I admire both of them, and I am very thankful for the light that is beginning to shine to reprove the works of darkness. Thank you for the interview Jono. Shalom

  5. Your walk together mirrors the current situation with our country. Too bad the leaders are not focusing on common ground. I enjoy your togetherness, your eagerness to learn and teach, your faithfullness. Peace and Love to both of you guys.


  7. I consider Nehemiah a believer no matter what the christian and Messianic Judaic theologians say about him. I attend a Messianic Judaic congregation, “Beth Judah”, in Florida, where my family and I were banned to pronounced YHVH because we proclaimed it for the first time in history of that congregation. So, I know what Nehemiah and Keith are up to.

    I have a question to Nehemiah. As many believers I seek to know how to pronounce The Name correctly. And “Yehovah” could well be the correct uttering. Nehemiah partially answered my question with his experience on 09.09. So, my question: how can we be sure that the scribes had not put a fence around The Name, as the pharisees did to Torah, by inserting the vowels in “Yehovah” to prevent any access to the true Name?

    Thank you for considering my question. Shalom!

  8. Here’s a piece of trivia for you Jono … Nehemia was saying that belial means unyoked [from the law]. The word appears about 25 times in the Tenach and most lexicons translate it as ‘worthless’ or something similar. I haven’t checked them all but,on a number of occasions the Septuagint translates it by paranomos, literally ‘beside [the] law’ and, at least once translates it anomia (lawlessness) which supports what Nehemia was saying. So there you go.

  9. This is not a body slam against anyone. However, I do have a question. If someone is a “believer” in YHVH, but they reject Yeshua as Messiah, the one who provides the ultimate once for all eternal and permanent sacrifice for sin, while the sacrifices in the Tanakh were temporal and temporary, are they still to be considered righteous?

    Yeshua and YHVH are ONE. The person who gave the commandments is the pre-incarnate Messiah. I have known for quite a while that we can “make it” in this world without Messiah, but we cannot make it in the world to come without Him.

    Isn’t there an account of a person in the Apostolic Scriptures when He encounters Yeshua, and asks Him what must he do to enter eternal life, and Yeshua tells Him to obey the commandments, to which the young man replies, “these have I kept all my life”, and Yeshua responds, “come follow me”? Isn’t it true that apart from the blood covenant of Messiah, there is NO eternal life, that obeying the commandments doesn’t “buy” us anything, because that would be our own righteousness, and we need the righteousness of Messiah imputed to us? None of us humans are sinless. There is only one sinless One. Unless we dropped out of heaven and bypassed the natural birth process, then we are born sinners, and we need a Savior. Period. What say you?

  10. loved the tidbit about beliyal
    as the person before stated the strongs translates as worthless…
    can you recommend a dictionary that gives more accurate translations please.
    This confirms what I have suspected for sometime about Yashua saying that his yoke is easy – the yoke being Torah.

  11. This is a reply to Jennifer…..

    There is NOTHING in the whole of TNK that suggests that Yeshua was ever pre-incarnate. Yehovah says all over the TNK that HE HIMSELF is our saviour, redeemer, and that HE is the ONLY GOD, and that every man dies for his own sins: Deut 4:35, Deut 32:39, Deut 24:16, Is 41:14, Is 42:8, Is 43:3,10,11,15,25, Is 44:6
    These are just a FEW verses, there are tons more.

  12. G’day Latrece,
    I know you were asking Jono but I’ll chuck my tuppence worth in anyway. My main dictionary Hebrew is Brown-Driver-Briggs which is normally pretty good but, whenever you encounter something in the Apostolic Writings that puts a positive spin on the law it will usually be ‘soft-peddled’ in the English. This anti-Torah bias even regularly extends to the scholarly resources that we use such as Hebrew & Greek Lexicons and particularly Strongs in my opinion. This is what 2000 years of Gentile domination brings to the body of Messiah. HaShem knew this would happen which is why the gospel is supposed to be “to the Jew first”.

  13. Again, my question to Nehemiah: how can we be sure that the scribes had not put a fence around The Name, as the pharisees did to Torah, by inserting the vowels in “Yehovah” to prevent any access to the true Name?

  14. Addition to Jono’s addition. Actually, there are three chapters of Ezekiel: 3, 18 & 33 making an identical statement. It is interesting to notice that the number 15 is the difference between them. 15 is the number of “yud-hey”, Yah.

    The numbering of the chapters is not inspired and was not part of the original text (that was the work of a man) but it is interesting to notice that.

  15. I’d like to build on Yeshurun’s question. How can we be sure the Masoritic vowel pointing produced the correct vocal intonations of the tetragramaton or anything else even if they had the best intentions of doing so? Their work is roughly 1000 years old. Much closer to the present age than when Moses received the name at Sinai. Pronunciations drift with time, culture, biology, geography, etc. Is there one absolutely correct pronunciation? Has it been preserved? I really don’t know.

    I’ve always pronounced the name Yahweh but I’m open to other pronunciations. In fact I find myself occasionally saying Yahoveh in some contexts. Shalom.

  16. My 2 cents to Jennifer’s post of 9/12/11…

    It seems to me, creation is of the Father, Yehovah, through the Son (COL. 1:16). In the Messianic era, Yehoshua will sit upon King David’s throne (in Jerusalem, Israel) – when His name will be (Hebrews 2:8) above all creation’s names, but NOT above the Creator’s name – Yehovah (1 COR. 15:27). Clearly, Yehovah & Yeshua are two distinct & separate individuals, never once assimilating into One.

    Hebrews 2:8 You (Yehovah) have put all things in subjection under his (Yeshua’s) feet.” For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes & other things within creation are not yet under Yeshua’s authority – most likely this will come with the Messianic era.

    1st Corinthians 15:27 For He has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He (Yehovah) says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excluded, Who put all things in subjection to Him (Yeshua). Yehovah cannot put Himself under anyone else – it is impossible. Yehovah elevates Yeshua, giving Yeshua authority over all created things in subjection to Yehovah.

    Philippians 2:9 For this reason also, Elohim (i.e. Yehovah) highly exalted Him (i.e. Yeshua), and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, (i.e. Yehovah is greater than & separate from Yeshua).

    Matthew 28:18 And Yeshua came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Heaven & Earth are created entities – given to him by Yehovah)

    Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Yeshua might be similar to a Right-hand man, carrying-out what was spoken.)

    Revelation 5:7 And He (Yeshua) came and took the book out of the right hand of Him (Yehovah) who sat on the throne.

    Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for Yehovah Elohim Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

    As to a righteous person, there were many long before Yeshua – those who keep the written Torah, Loving Yah & Loving their neighbor included, are righteous. As to salvation, that is Yehovah’s call, period; you & I cannot know a man’s end.

  17. I have learned much from Nehemia myself, and appreciate his knowledge, but I do not believe those that raise the questions have as little understanding as Keith makes them out to have.

    Keith talks of all the things that he and Nehemia agree on, but he ignores the camel in the tent, “Who is Yeshua?”

    Keith says he is a “Christian” pastor. There is NO Christian without Christ. There is not Messianic without Messiah.

    How can we attribute true knowledge of the Tanakh to someone who denies that Yeshua is the subject of the Tanakh?

    Joh 5:39 KJV
    (39) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

    Can we say that someone that denies Yeshua to be the Son of God has true knowledge of the Father.

    1Jn 2:23 CJB
    (23) Everyone who denies the Son is also without the Father, but the person who acknowledges the Son has the Father as well.

  18. Thanks guys, that was an interesting interview.

    I’ve got a question for Nehemia, or anyone else who may know the answer. Do the Karaite Jews use the Masoretic version of the Tanakh, or another version (Septuagint or Hebrew equivalent)?


  19. I’d like to support you Jennifer, you are absolutely correct. Nehemia is doing a wonderful job in breaking the Rabbinic Judaism spell, which many Messianics are under.
    Y’HWE is a relationship formula, explained first by the Tabernacle. Y’H is the Most Holy: WE is the Holy. H+E are the veils. Messiah’s Name YAHUSHO, is Y’HWE partially unveiled. Letters U-SH-O represent the 3 furnishings / roles of the Holy. A of YA’H, reps ALuf – Son of AL, the living Ark of the Covenant. Adam consumed seeds of good + evil. ALuf offered to indwell Adam in the Good seed: – granted Adam + offsprings extn of 24 hr day of death up to 1,000 yrs. ALuf was absent from Y-H from then on. Anyone may send for free articles.

  20. Jennifer consider this…

    The question asked by the rich man was “what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” the response was “If you will enter into life Keep the commandments.” At this point he had the answer to eternal life and he could have walked away since he had kept all that was commanded.

    But he had another question “what do I still lack” the response was “”If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor” now the issue becomes about maturity and completeness. Being a rich man his soul hungered for more in the same manner as Moses did in Egypt. The difference was that Moses “refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God” and the rich man did not make that choice.

    How quick we are to point out “come follow me” and leave out “go sell all that you have”. How many of us have sold all that we have and then go follow Him.

    When we keep his commandment s we are keeping His Word, if Messiah is the Living Word then we are following Messiah when we keep His commandments.

    As for “eternal life” remember, “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (lawlessness meaning “the condition of being without Torah”)

    “For not the hearers of the Torah are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the Torah will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have theTorah, by nature do the things in the Torah, these, although not having the Torah, are a Torah to themselves, who show the work of theTorah written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.”

    “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For the Almighty will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

  21. Dodiani writes: I appreciate Nehemia’s insight and knowledge of the Hebrew language and what the actual meaning of words are. It is interesting to listen to what he has to say. I also appreciate Nehemia and Keith’s relationship. One can learn a lot from them. I also hear what Keith said about rather being yoked to Nehemia as an unbeliever than to some Christians. They obviously have a great relationship and enjoy each others company.

    I agree with what HerB52 says:

    Joh 5:39 KJV
    (39) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

    Can we say that someone that denies Yeshua to be the Son of God has true knowledge of the Father.

    1Jn 2:23 CJB
    (23) Everyone who denies the Son is also without the Father, but the person who acknowledges the Son has the Father as well.

    Nehemia is a believer in God and as he interprets God and understands God from his studies of the Old Testament but he has no insight on who Jesus is and the life that we can have through Jesus. No one comes to the Father without the Son. That brings us into a personal relationship with God; hearing His voice.

    There are many people believing in God like Nehemia without having a living relationship with Him. Not knowing what it means to come to the Father through the deep sacrifice of Jesus and His Precious blood. Believing in God and walking with God are two different things.

    As long as Nehemia does not believe in Jesus as the Messiah and the sacrifice He brought on the cross, redemption and forgiveness of sins, and what happened with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit the Nehemia cannot have eternal life by only studying the scriptures. All Nehemia’s knowledge about the language and meaning of words and what actually was said and what was meant will be the letter of the word with no life in it. It will be like a dissection and endless discussions about the Word without any life in it. The letter kills in the end and cannot lead you to Christ.

    As much as I appreciate Nehemia’s knowledge and insights and as much as I think very highly of him I am looking forward to the day that he will be provoked to jealousy by his friend Keith and other followers of Messiah by their personal relationship with God and to walk with Him as they do.

    God will breathe life upon his teachings and he will be a great voice for God but he needs to come to a standstill before the cross and the sacrifice that was brought for him too.

  22. @ jennifer
    Matthew 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

    Deuteronomy 6:25  And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

  23. Jono

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    I fully appreciate your excellent interview manner, and choice of interviewee (ghastly looking word - 'guest' better).

    May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to bless you.


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