THE DOR OF THEM THAT SEEK HIM….
dalet (d) is a door.
The dor will be open to the select and elect of a generation- not to everyone.
Dor in Hebrew is a big word, so we have to spend some time looking at it.
dor is spelled, dalet (d) var (o) reish (r)
dalet (d) in Hebrew not only means poor, it represents a door post, a path, access, movement in and out, a pathway.
vav (0) represents the nail, a man, connection, joining, etc.
and the reish (r) represents man, headship,
Combined, these letters convey the message of access to, or movement toward headship, a path to headship… Regardless of which specific words we use, we arrive at the same understanding: door – connection – headship
Also, we must consider that what headship and leadership mean to us, is not the same thing as it means to GOD, according to His Language.
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the DOR (generation) of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
What can the meaning be of revealing ten generations from Noah to Abraham?
The Rabbi’s say, it is to show us the extent of GOD’s patience and tolerance for man’s behavior. GOD will wait for His Abraham.
I’ve heard some others ask, “If GOD loves the world, why does he allow so much evil to occur. I may have said that, “Evils occur because of the things that we say, allow and do, mankind has dominion over the earth. Our first obligation is to take responsibility for our own actions” Or, I could respond, “GOD could have been awaiting for you or me to step up like an Abraham, a Sarah, a Joshua, a Deborah!…”
The absolute generosity…
…patience, mercy, kindness and the love of GOD, to wait for ten generations for one like Abraham! This is what is being criticized. GOD had bigger plans than what they could even imagine.
One of the first teachings to be found in Pirkei Avot is, “The world stands on three things: Torah , service, and acts of loving kindness (1:2).
If this were not true, we would have been abandoned by GOD a long time ago. (Especially, if He had the tolerance level that we have).
The World Stands on 3 Pillars…
GOD respects, trusts and keeps His Own Word, torah. GOD serves us, more than we have ever served Him. His acts of loving kindness are right there in the mirror, right in front of us… We are still here after thousands of years of provoking GOD. That’s incredible!
Imagine GOD standing behind you while you look into that mirror. All you see is you. GOD sees the spiritual potential inside of you that pleases Him. When he looked at Shem, he saw Abraham, and was willing to see past 9 generations in between, for Abraham to come forth.
Aren’t YOU the One GOD was willing to wait for?
I venture to say, that GOD looked at your great, great, great, great, great…. grandmother and father 10 generations ago and decided, the world would just have to hold on, until you arrived! No matter what the world cooked up in the meantime… We had to wait for you, the generation of the righteous, the one’s who would seek Him!
YOU are the evidence of ALL of His acts of Loving Kindness, Patience, Tolerance…
David prayed and GOD kept a promise to David, that He would not remove the Kingdom from Solomon–no matter what.
Is it conceivable that someone in your ancestry prayed and asked GOD to watch over their seed… because they believed GOD for Your Life? GOD was willing to endure whatever, whoever your bloodline produced in order for you to become? Is that possible?
What if someone had prayed… “LORD, if there is no good thing to ever come from their loins, cut off and destroy their seed from the whole earth!”
So here we are…all gathered at the dor, awaiting for the sons of GOD to be made manifest in your generation, in your house, your bloodline, in You!
You are a pillar in the House of GOD, of torah, service or loving kindness, or all of the above. Without you, the foundation would fall. GOD waited for you and if you ask Him...
GOD will wait at the dor,
…until all of your prayers are answered by Him for your seed and your seeds, seed, for all that seek His Face!
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
The entire time you were reading this, it may have sounded like I was just talking. But, while I was… I was praying for you.
You are a pillar in the House of GOD, a Gate Keeper. You are the seed or one of the seeds in your generational bloodline that sought GOD. You preserved the spiritual continuity of the bloodline. Not every one for able. You were. Not everyone could or can ascend to the Holy Hill, or stand in the Holy place. You desire clean hands and a pure heart, You desire to guard your tongue like your life depended upon it (because your spiritual life does). You will not lift your soul up to vanity or swear deceitfully. You my dear, are the mighty men and women of the Most High GOD.
Lift Up Your Heads, Oh Ye Gates and the King of Glory shall come in!