Articles by Damian Eisner
Damian Eisner heads up Community Care for Torah Club at First Fruits of Zion. In addition to his work with FFOZ, Damian serves as the Messianic rabbi at Nachamu Ami Messianic Synagogue in Macon, Georgia.
Our seders this year will be different. They will have much more in common with the first Passover meal. God ordered his people to stay inside while he did something important outside. He got everyone’s attention, Israel and Egypt. Inside the homes of the children of Israel? I’m not sure how much of a celebration took place.
The most fundamental miracle of Hanukkah is not oil or lights, though they are indeed miraculous and a part of the story. The foundational miracle is redemption and deliverance that comes from Heaven. But we have a part to play, too.
"So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalms 90:12 ESV). The person who counts their days finds value therein and uses them to learn and become wise. How much more during the days of counting the Omer.
What we’re hearing from Andy Stanley these days sounds a lot like replacement theology but let’s give credit where credit is due. It seems that the attention surrounding the new book is having some unintended consequences and I’m happy to say that merits a hearty thank you from the Messianic community.